I have been doing well on my wellness plan. I did not anticipate the cravings. What can I do to get rid of the cravings?

Cravings are preceded with thoughts and physical triggers. To control your cravings you will need to control your thoughts and your physical triggers.

Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinkith in his heart so shall he be.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally , brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are pure whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.”

We have clear directive from God to control what we think. Many of us let our thoughts control us verses us controlling our thoughts. In order for me to start controlling my thoughts I had to practice. I did this by practicing thinking about nothing for one minute at a time. Often this was difficult for me. I would try to practice thinking about nothing and inevitably I would think about something like the laundry, dishes, kids etc.. To control your thoughts practice thinking of nothing and when a thought enters your head tell yourself, “It is ok that I thought that now let it go.” After you can clear your mind intentionally think of things that will help you like Gods word. I use this technique daily as an exercise to help me control my cravings and my reaction to life. Try to control your thoughts the moment they enter your head. What you think about expands!

1 thought + 1 thought + 1 thought = craving

Craving + 1 thought = action

1 thought + dismiss thought = directed thoughts

Physiologically you can control cravings by not letting yourself get over hungry in the first place by eating five well balanced small meals a day, drinking 64 oz of water and getting 8-10 hours of good quality sleep.

To control your cravings control your thoughts and your physical environment (to the best of your ability). Call on God, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.