The question I received was this “how do you deal with cravings for sweets?”. This got me thinking about what I actually do, and what I recommend – Yes they are two different things. Reason being is I am super hard on myself at times and I turn cravings back around on myself. For example, I may tell myself “am I really going to let this damn cookie occupy my mind? HELL NO!” So when others ask me this I have to remember not everyone handles things the way I do and sweet cravings can really be painful. In those times I have 5 things I like to tell them in hopes at least one of them may actually help.