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bridgetm

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I occasionally surf through the Discovery Channel's website for fun games and interesting facts... and maybe to avoid my homework but learn something in doing so :rolleyes: Anyway...

Just in time for the holidays, they posted an article about how imagining yourself eating the foods you tend to gorge on will decrease the amount that you actually eat.

http://news.discovery.com/human/imagine-food-diet-101209.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

I have noticed that this trick works to lessen cravings for gluteny food. It hasn't been a conscious effort, but I often find myself imagining the tastes and smells of my old favorites. The craving will drive me insane and none of the gluten free foods I eat to replace it conquers that craving. However, once that dreamy food lands in front of me I find that I have no urge to eat it. Today I went into the dorm lounge to microwave some rice and a girl was mixing up a raspberry chocolate cake. While I was in the room, I was focusing too much on keeping our items separate (it's a very small counter) that I didn't really notice the cake itself. Once I got back to my room and tucked into my rice I started imagining the ideal raspberry-chocolate lava cake. I've had some amazing ones and couldn't get it out of my mind. I dreaded going back to wash my bowl, but once I got into the lounge and saw the cake on the counter... I couldn't have cared less. Sure, it was a nice looking cake, but the near dream-state I had been in while eating my rice had totally evaporated.

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I occasionally surf through the Discovery Channel's website for fun games and interesting facts... and maybe to avoid my homework but learn something in doing so :rolleyes: Anyway...

Just in time for the holidays, they posted an article about how imagining yourself eating the foods you tend to gorge on will decrease the amount that you actually eat.

http://news.discovery.com/human/imagine-food-diet-101209.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

I have noticed that this trick works to lessen cravings for gluteny food. It hasn't been a conscious effort, but I often find myself imagining the tastes and smells of my old favorites. The craving will drive me insane and none of the gluten free foods I eat to replace it conquers that craving. However, once that dreamy food lands in front of me I find that I have no urge to eat it. Today I went into the dorm lounge to microwave some rice and a girl was mixing up a raspberry chocolate cake. While I was in the room, I was focusing too much on keeping our items separate (it's a very small counter) that I didn't really notice the cake itself. Once I got back to my room and tucked into my rice I started imagining the ideal raspberry-chocolate lava cake. I've had some amazing ones and couldn't get it out of my mind. I dreaded going back to wash my bowl, but once I got into the lounge and saw the cake on the counter... I couldn't have cared less. Sure, it was a nice looking cake, but the near dream-state I had been in while eating my rice had totally evaporated.

Hey, I say it's worth a try. I have noticed similar. I have also heard that people who work in bakeries aren't bothered by the smell of the cooking after fifteen minutes or so. So maybe lighting a cinnamon roll-flavored candle would also help if you're imagining eating a cinnamon roll.


"Always do what you are afraid to do."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Official Diagnosis: Apr 3, 2010

Officially went off gluten: Aug 2010

Possible corn intolerance discovered Dec 2010

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Huh, that is very interesting...thank you for sharing! This is actually incredibly helpful at this very moment, because I am new to gluten-free and struggling with not eating the delish christmas cookies that I have to bake since I'm the baker at my house.


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Huh, that is very interesting...thank you for sharing! This is actually incredibly helpful at this very moment, because I am new to gluten-free and struggling with not eating the delish christmas cookies that I have to bake since I'm the baker at my house.

My mom and I tried a great gluten-free shortbread cookie recipe last week. I was never a big shortbread fan, but these were delicious. I left half of the dough in the freezer so I can experiment with some frosting or sprinkles or something when I get home; they need just a little something.

I think the recipe was in the holiday issue of Living Without. I would post it here, but I left it behind when I went back to school.

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Huh, that is very interesting...thank you for sharing! This is actually incredibly helpful at this very moment, because I am new to gluten-free and struggling with not eating the delish christmas cookies that I have to bake since I'm the baker at my house.

Found it! http://www.livingwithout.com/recipes/gluten_free_shortbread_cookies-1337-1.html

And they have plenty of other pie and cookie recipes on that list.

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Huh, that is very interesting...thank you for sharing! This is actually incredibly helpful at this very moment, because I am new to gluten-free and struggling with not eating the delish christmas cookies that I have to bake since I'm the baker at my house.

You should really consider making those cookies gluten free, because if you're making them from scratch, you are going to inhale the flour. Plus, it will settle on everything in your kitchen, contaminating everything you touch.


~~Lisa~~

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