Okay so I can honestly say this is a big step for me. I don't like ice cream, cake with frosting, Wendy's frosties, milk shakes, milk chocolate, many types of candy and etc...
I've always like my fresh fruits and vegetables, ice water and teas along with natural juices. I'm pretty much a border line vegetarian because the only meat I eat on a regular to semi regular basis is chicken, dry tuna (no mayo), sometimes bacon and ham.
I had recently stopped drinking soda all together by replacing it with Gatorade, powerade and more natural juice flavors.
The problem is even though soda taste to sickly sweet and makes me feel like I'm going to throw up when I do drink it I find myself wanting it to many times. I avoid coffee because I like it with way to much sugar and creamer.
Does anyone maybe have any ideas or clues on why I could downright crave soda when I don't even like it? Could it be because growing up with always having the stuff in the household fridge?
Doesn't have to be a professional answer. I'm just curious if anyone has any thoughts or ideas on why or even how to prevent from craving the stuff.
I dilute my juices with water, you can try smoothies or frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but even I give in if it's there's desert in my fridge. Best solution is don't buy something thats unhealthy in the first place.
And also beat yourself up about it if you give sometimes. Food shouldn't be a 'villian' , enjoy it.. Do lots of yoga and cardio.
I don't think someone should permanently stay away from these things because or not at first. It's best to ween off these things and then have then as a treat once in awhile for an accomplishment. I honestly don't have a problem with ice cream because I'm lactose intolerant but I do like coke and chocolate! For pop I have switched to hint water which is an organic water with natural flavors and has just minimal sweetness from the natural flavor added like blackberry and crisp apple ...I have a hard time drinking plain water but drinking Gatorade and juices can be just as bad as drinking pop. For chocolate I eat only couple ounces of dark chocolate or for something sweet frozen fruit flavored marshmallows that are low in calories. I also do a protein smoothie by ultra meal that is all natural that comes in chocolate and berry that I add almond milk to with frozen fruit or bananas.
I would just force myself to drink water. During any meal id grab a water bottle. Whether or not i even wanted a drink i would grab one. Eventually it just became a habit and It just kept going. It was kind of hard to resist temptation for a bit, but it wasnt that bad. Also a bit every once in a while isnt the end of the world.