Posts tagged ‘cravings’

January 25, 2013

#379 – Tea(se) Your Taste Buds + a Giveaway

Tea TinI was prowling the house; I wanted chocolate, or at least something sweet. NOW!

The cupboards were purposely bereft of such tempting treats. I knew that I had to tempt my taste buds with something. What, though?

Then, I remembered my pickle trick; but I wasn’t in the mood for pickles.

I did say I was on the prowl, didn’t I? Well, I opened my herbal/decaffeinated tea tin and there it was – the perfect thing to distract me from my cravings.

Decaffeinated Chai Spice by Stash Tea. It has enough flavour to excite my taste buds, and at the same time, kill the craving for something sweet. (Thanks, Nancy, for introducing this tea to me!)

Now, here’s the fun part. I wrote to Stash Tea to see if they could tea(se) your taste buds. They have generously agreed to giveaway one Chai Tea sampler pack with a variety of Chai Teas.

StashChaiGiveawayHow to Enter:

  1. Complete the following sentence: Tea is ____________ . (Leave your response by clicking the green Comment link, below.)
  2. Entries must be received by midnight PST, on Thursday, January 31st, 2013.
  3. Entrants must have a mailing address in either Canada or The United States.
  4. On Twitter? For an extra entry share the following: I just entered a #giveaway from @AuntieStress, courtesy of Stash Tea –
  5. One winning entrant will be drawn from a hat. You will be notified via email. Your name will appear here and on Twitter.

I would appreciate your help in moving me to page 1 of’s Best Health Blog of 2012 contest. You can vote every 24 hours with your Twitter or FaceBook account. The contest ends on Feb. 15th. Thank YOU!

July 29, 2012

#314 – Quell Those Cravings

The doctor suggested that my husband try going gluten-free. To make shopping and cooking easier, I decided to join him.

The biggest surprise to me has been a drastic reduction in cravings. I have a sweet tooth, well to be truthful, more than one!

Since embarking on this plan, those cravings have waned. Ice-cream has even iced over – a previously unheard of phenomenon in this house!  I’ve also heard that a gluten-free diet can help reduce inflammation. Have you had any positive experiences with that?

For your perusal, here is a link to an article that someone sent to me about wheat.

February 29, 2012

Sweet Tooth Calling

Some of you may just have to answer the call of your sweet, salty, creamy or savoury tooth.

If you find yourself in a long line-up at the store with one of those unnecessary purchases in your cart, use the time to reconsider the Call of the Impulse!

Ask yourself whether you really need that bag of chips, or the litre of ice-cream. What do you need, instead? Perhaps you’re tired and are looking to the sugar to give you a boost, when what you really need is a nap. Or maybe the ice-cream is synonymous with self-soothing. Would that craving be better answered with some real “Face-Time” with your friends or family?

Look at the long line-up as a little stick-to-your-diet-help from above, or beyond.

January 21, 2012

Food Rules!

Do you have any food rules?

If you make some simple ones, you’ll find it easier to stick with them when the going gets tough and the cravings yell. You may have to experiment a bit to find out which rules rule for you. 🙂

Here are the ones I work on:

  • Designate one or two days a week as dessert day.
  • No eating after dinner.
  • A healthy snack in the afternoon – usually a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts. (See: Avoid the Q and N.)

Please share your food rules.

Image courtesy of Martine Lemmens.

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