"Lingering or strong cravings, especially for sweets or alcohol, can usually be banished if you start taking L-Glutamine. L-Glutamine is an amino acid (protein) supplement, found at nutrition stores or drug stores. (Walmart carries it in with the body-building and weight loss powders and shakes, in the pharmacy area.) A jug of powder is around $10, and the powder is better than the pills. Stir 1 tablespoon into a little water or other diet drink every morning and evening, or when the urge hits. (This is not essential, but it really helps some people to break the nighttime snacking habit, and some women just use it for 'time of the month' cravings.)"
I will put it to the test.
Other points for me to remember:
- Eat when hungry, but only when hungry. (Not just because it's a certain time or a certain situation or habit.)
- Eat to the point of being satisfied, but not overly-full.
- When appetites drops, learn to pay attention to that, honor it, and drop your eating level to match.
- Don't force low calories, but don't fear them either.