21 January 2009

Curb Your Cravings - Not Your Enthusiasm

January is the month of revival, whispers all around of a better year - aspirations held for those resolutions you have either penned to paper, or kept quietly in your thoughts.

According to data published from various studies published throughout the last 5 years, every January, roughly 40% of Americans vow to change something in their lives, in the form of a resolution. One of the top 3 resolutions is to lose weight1.

A study published in 2002 by Scranton University1, shows statistics for the percentage of people who had made New Year's resolutions, as the resolve to keep those resolutions dwindles steadily over time:
  • Resolutions held past the first week: 75%
  • Resolutions held past 2 weeks: 71%
  • Resolutions held after one month: 64%
  • Resolutions held after 6 months: 46%
The Study gathered data on the usefulness of resolutions made in January. To gather data, 2 groups of subjects were followed over a 6 month period and interviewed. The groups were made up of:
  1. People who had NOT sat down and made resolutions.
  2. People who DID make the effort to create resolutions.
The Study found that after 6 months time 46% of the people who HAD made resolutions were successfully accomplishing their resolution goals - compared to only 4% success rate of those who did NOT create resolutions .

This is good news for people who have reachable aspirations this year. For those of you who are seeking to shed extra pounds this year, it may be in your favor to write down a resolution or two. By keeping your resolutions in an accessible place, you create a reviewable bookmarklet of your goals. This will help improve your willingness to keep your word, as well as serve as a constant reminder of what you are working toward.

Once you have established your basic goals for weight loss, it is time to confront the barrage of seemingly frustrating obstacles, some are - portion control, peer pressure, advertising, self esteem, cravings and lack of motivation.

One of the biggest problems dieters face is curbing cravings for high calorie foods. The salty, crunchy and mostly grease laden mass produced items like chips, are readily available via retail shelves and can be found virtually everywhere - vending machines, break rooms and parties etc.

What can be done about cravings? Deprivation - The act of denying oneself access to these treats? Well studies also reveal that denying cravings only results in more weight gain, because most dieters succumb to the internal turmoil caused by the denial, and then start the binges. Binges are mainly eating large amounts of high calorie foods for an extended period, disregarding portion control or the caloric values. This can create an ugly cycle with dieters. It can be quite disheartening.

I think one effective method to ward off cravings is to find a similar food - one that is close to the texture, and taste of that high calorie, unneeded food you might crave. The key is to find the version that is the least in calories, yet still as tasty.

Thankfully flavor technologies are starting to catch up with the science of creating and marketing low calorie products. The bland, obviously doctored tastes of diet foods past seems to have dissolved, much like the once bad after tastes.

So keeping in tune with this post, I wanted to share that I discovered something recently, that was pretty nifty. Kellogg's brand 'Special K ' has started marketing low calorie snacks as part of their pro-low calorie product line. I think by far the multi-grain crackers they just released are one of the tastiest store bought crackers I have had in a while.

The closest retail comparison I could think of is "Wheat Thins". Now I have not been a fan of "Wheat Thins", the crackers are a bit too substantial for my taste. And they have an overpowering taste that competes with anything you add to them. Plus I find that I get this odd after taste when I have had a few at a time.

But Special K's multi-grain crackers surprised me. They have a very light & airy texture with bits of whole grains - but can still hold their own when used with a thicker dip or soft cheese. The taste of the cracker comes off very pleasant, with a slight hint of onion. Very buttery.

I honestly can say they were extremely good. Something I will keep in my pantry.




There is a second variety of Special K's crackers I tasted. The flavor is Italian Tomatoes & Herb. Now if you are someone who loves the taste of tomato bisque or sun-dried tomatoes - you will appreciate this variety.

I am not a fan of tomato bisque. I love marinara sauces and sun-dried tomato but something about that kind of soup just doesn't do it for me.

I did taste the crackers enough to get a sense of their flavor. The tomato flavor is pretty heavy in these crackers. IThe crackers actually reminded me of tomato soup with an aged cheese melted into it.

My husband (who happens to be an avid tomato bisque consumer) loved these crackers. As did my 20 month old. Plus they passed the "picky eater" test with my 5 yr old.

So if you are looking for something to curb your cravings, these crackers seem like a win-win. Per serving of 17 crackers it is only 90 calories. They come in individual portion controlled .77 oz pouches, or you can purchase a box of 6 pouches, and for larger amounts, the 8 oz carton is great for parties.

You can view more about the crackers , such as the nutritional & allergy info, by clicking on the above links (which point to Kellogg's website) or visit their product pages:

Special K Multi-grain Crackers:
Special K Italian Tomato & Herb Crackers:










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Source::
1Auld Lang Syne: Success predictors, change processes, and self-reported outcomes of New Year's resolvers and nonresolvers, by John C. Norcross, Marci S. Mrykalo, Matthew D. Blagys , University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Volume 58, Issue 4 (2002).

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10:32 PM, August 11, 2009 Reply  

Thanks for sharing such a good post. I have not heard about k product.It might be dilious to eat.

4:35 AM, August 14, 2009 Reply  

Eating lots of protein rich meals will prevent cravings. Crude vegetables help a lot too.

2:12 PM, August 14, 2009 Reply  

The question is how can we curb our cravings when an excellent blog like this keep on posting super appetizing and craving dishes!

10:59 AM, August 15, 2009 Reply  

I think it comes down to making lifestyle changes that are going to be usable for the long term. Such as a glass of wine a night, instead of two of three. Thanks for the blog, I will definitely come back for more, it's hard to find weight loss routines that work over the long term!

4:23 PM, August 15, 2009 Reply  

nice template..great article buddy, thanks..

6:54 PM, August 15, 2009 Reply  

Next time you make a resolution, create a "cheat jar". EVERYTIME you "cheat" on your resolution it costs you a buck, or $5 or $10, depending on the resolution. After a while it'll be pretty obvious how resolute you really are! Oh, by the way...someone else controls the jar...and proceeds go to charity!!! Wayne

2:20 AM, August 16, 2009 Reply  

very delicious cerial,,
i love it

10:52 PM, August 16, 2009 Reply  

great blog! i really enjoyed reading your post.. keep it up!

5:26 AM, August 17, 2009 Reply  

I recently came across your blog and i have been reading alone. I thought I would my leave comments for this post but I’m getting confused about what to write exactly that I have enjoyed reading. Simply nice blog awesome.. I will keep connect this blog very often …Thanx

6:28 PM, August 17, 2009 Reply  

These products are good and better if you combine them with other health related foods. Thanks for posting your comments about cravings. :)

10:34 AM, August 18, 2009 Reply  

It seems really hard on keeping dieting resolution as you are exposed on daily bais the temptations, and its tough to resist them. I think the key lies in understanding the nutritional value of the food we are eating and moreover allowing oneself a day off from dieting once in a week but only to compensate with an extra hour of workout next day. It works really well but the products which you have mentioned in the post are really good and i think i am going to try them.

10:36 PM, August 19, 2009 Reply  

The post is great and I truly understand the craving part to a diet. Eating something similar to what your used to eating makes so much sense. I used to eat regular fig newtons and now i eat the diet brand. I used to drink coke and now i drink diet pepsi. I lost 10 pounds in 2 months just in making these small shifts in my eating.

8:51 PM, August 20, 2009 Reply  

I've lost around 28 pounds in the last four months by just changing my cereal choice to Special K, it tastes great, and I don't have the remorse when I'm done eating it! This is a GREAT blog. Thanks, I'll be reading more of your posts, later.

2:42 PM, August 21, 2009 Reply  

Resolutions are so hard to keep. I break half my resolutions within the first 4 months.

Great tips.

Lian

3:11 PM, August 21, 2009 Reply  

very nice write up.. i have bookmark this site.. i will be back for more articles like this..

9:35 PM, August 21, 2009 Reply  

nice blog...

11:27 PM, August 21, 2009 Reply  

Its a healthy diet...and beleive me the people who are on diet...cereals give them all the important nutrients and kills the hunger...

Hic
5:26 AM, August 23, 2009 Reply  

Interesting post .. it's a tasty and healthy food .. thank you very much

11:18 AM, August 24, 2009 Reply  

Excellent Article! I am also using these crackers and believe me. IT WORKED :)

3:44 AM, August 25, 2009 Reply  

Cerials are great food when you are dieting and wanna eat something lite and healthy...
i was a ceraloholic when i started my diet

You know, those special K tomato crackers look awesome. I haven't seen them in the store, but again I wasn't looking for them. I'll have to give them a try.

You know, I haven't written down my resolutions - good idea. I have though put a picture of a swimsuit model on my fridge to 'remind me' I am on a diet... maybe not a good idea now that I have teenage boys LOL

5:31 AM, August 25, 2009 Reply  

You know, special k actually has some great, low fat and tasty products. Some are sweet enough to curb that sweet tooth - but have vitamins and are low fat. Great post!

8:19 AM, August 25, 2009 Reply  

I wonder how many kept up their resolutions from last year :)

9:02 AM, August 31, 2009 Reply  

u really combining the healthy food with it's good taste on a smart way ... Thank you so much

11:27 AM, August 31, 2009 Reply  

Great blog, very nice.

Thanks.

2:51 PM, September 02, 2009 Reply  

great post! thanks, interesting read.

10:01 AM, September 04, 2009 Reply  

Well if these passed the "picky eater" test, I guess you have no choice, LOL. There are a couple of those in our house as well. I guess I am the "picky one" though (love tomato Bisque) Nice reviews. Beale

8:22 PM, September 05, 2009 Reply  

great post. nice to know you

12:54 AM, September 06, 2009 Reply  

nice tips, but I can't find that food in my country.

Great blog it like it

6:16 PM, September 07, 2009 Reply  

Hi,
One thing special is K products come with Iron and calcium rich. Is it cause some obesity related problems, due to high nutrition factors?

3:07 PM, September 08, 2009 Reply  

Nice tips but they are not arganic, no?

7:41 PM, September 08, 2009 Reply  

The Special K Crackers are the best! I bought some recently from Costco and now I'm hooked.

Plus my cousin is the girl on the latest commercial! :)

1:04 AM, September 10, 2009 Reply  

cool!
The post is great and I truly understand the craving part to a diet. Eating something similar to what your used to eating makes so much sense. I used to eat regular fig newtons and now i eat the diet brand. I used to drink coke and now i drink diet pepsi. I lost 10 pounds in 2 months just in making these small shifts in my eating.

4:44 AM, September 10, 2009 Reply  

Good to have yummy eatable we daily have in the morning breakfast......
It is the strongest meal for kids as well as for parents.:)
Great blog
Thanks & Regards

6:05 PM, September 11, 2009 Reply  

Great stuff, those look nice but unfortunately I haven't seen them in stores.

1:14 PM, September 12, 2009 Reply  

the article is really informational, I will have to keep an eye on the comments.. thanks for sharing.

11:22 AM, September 13, 2009 Reply  

"""nice post.. , its a healthy food.., thanks for your info :)"""

9:02 PM, September 13, 2009 Reply  

Thanks for the Special K's multi-grain and Italian Tomatoes & Herb review. I will try this one.

4:24 AM, September 15, 2009 Reply  

As my son says, "stop it, stop it, stop it"!

11:37 AM, September 15, 2009 Reply  

Special K Multi-grain Crackers are good but i never tasted the Italian Tomato & Herb flavour

1:34 PM, September 15, 2009 Reply  

I'm really surprised that almost 50% of people made it to the 6 month mark! Wow!

2:56 PM, September 15, 2009 Reply  

One should not deprive themselves from not eating anything. I would like to see a resolution from people joining Gym and being regular in exercise. I will take my own example. I joined gym and found a good trainer who made sure I don't lift focus on building muscles with so much mass on my body, he made me walk on the tracks and asked me to do aerobics etc and some light weight lifting. I did everything, I put in my everything everyday but I don't remember myself taking too much care about what to eat and what not to eat. I did avoid some sweets but overall I think if you work out properly, you can lose weight. There's no shortcut remember!

11:13 PM, September 16, 2009 Reply  

Really a good resource...and helpful information...
Thanks to the author for the useful contribution...
Really appreciate it

12:00 AM, September 17, 2009 Reply  

Its in the human nature they always try to spam something which gives them even a little bit of an advantage. I run a few forums and i had dofollow there before but had to change it to nofollow because of the amount of spam. Most of them are humans and not automated programs. Comments like ( Great Post ) ( Appreciate the contribution ) and ( Wow its amazing ) are posted quite often and at once one can know its spam.

I would only say if you need a backlink from a comment...you should earn it...at least read the post and comment if you have knowledge on it.

11:37 AM, September 17, 2009 Reply  

I make a new years resolution every year, and I dont thing I have ever lasted past 2 weeks.

11:59 AM, September 17, 2009 Reply  

The follow through on resolutions actaully seems astonsihly high. If figure for teh average person they 75% don't make it one week.

8:41 PM, September 17, 2009 Reply  

Great article. I think people gain weight because they deprive themselves of food and then later eat more than they should. this really messes up the metabolism resulting in gain of weight. I really recommend people eat in intervals and not worry so much about what they eat, just try to eat health and exercise at last 1 hour a day, whatever that might be. If this is done right then slowly the body will come into shape.

Jen
5:48 AM, September 18, 2009 Reply  

eat in small portions as my mother would say.... definitely worth trying =)

4:57 PM, September 20, 2009 Reply  

I can be proud to say that I stuck to my resolution so far this year by eating healthier. By doing that, I have more energy and losing weight! Love the blog too!

4:48 AM, September 22, 2009 Reply  

Thank you for this good information.

7:34 AM, September 22, 2009 Reply  

Reading about Special K crackers just got my mouth watering.
I've had a look on the internet and - woe of woes - they're not available in England !

3:19 AM, September 23, 2009 Reply  

is really interesting! thanks for the useful information and good luck!

1:17 AM, September 24, 2009 Reply  

Nice and impressive information tips are just great keep it up

3:15 AM, September 24, 2009 Reply  

This site is very nice. have tried a few times and it is just too boring. I have put blueberries and bananas in it....

3:57 AM, September 27, 2009 Reply  

Great and informative blog,nice tips. Thank you.

1:34 PM, September 27, 2009 Reply  

I love kelloggs, it starts my day right. It's good that they have a new products, one that is worth trying.
Thanks for sharing!

6:09 AM, September 28, 2009 Reply  

I used to eat a lot of special k products when i was trying to lose weight.. Although they did help me lots.. it really hurt my budget.. where I live, special K products are very expensive :(

2:52 AM, September 29, 2009 Reply  

Special K Multi-grain crackers are very good.Really nice tips,Thanks for sharing with us.

6:01 AM, September 30, 2009 Reply  

I've been following your blogs for a while now and this is honestly one of the best I've read. Its a simple and organised blog. Thank you for sharing this with us.

10:49 PM, October 01, 2009 Reply  

I really recommend people eat at the intervals and not worry so much about what they eat, just try to eat health and exercise in the last hour 1 a day, whatever it is. If done well, then slowly enter the body in shape.

1:36 AM, October 02, 2009 Reply  

Eating less is important, but so is doing sports. One without the other is less effective.

Great article. It's all about diet, we all know. Healthy food makes a healthy body!

12:36 AM, October 03, 2009 Reply  

How many carbs did those Special K's crackers have? I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so I need to watch the carb intake.

I can pretty much eat anything if I ether have or are going to exercise but that does not work all the time as you can see.

These crackers would be great if they are low carb. In future post perhaps you could list the carbs for guys like me. nice post other wise.

11:14 AM, October 04, 2009 Reply  

Thanks for the Special K's multi-grain and Italian Tomatoes and other things review, I think with all specified above we need courage to lose weight.

Its an excellent post. I liked it. Do keep posting such nice articles.

8:24 PM, October 05, 2009 Reply  

It's good to hear that nowadays there are more and more products that are low calorie but are still tasty are available in the market...I haven't tried Special K, yet but after reading your post now I'm interested in trying it out.

9:18 PM, October 05, 2009 Reply  

These crackers were really not all that

1:49 AM, October 06, 2009 Reply  

I think your idea for setting daily goal is pretty good regarding weight loss. Thanks for sharing this nice post.

4:54 AM, October 06, 2009 Reply  

I just started dieting and after treading this craker news, its really a useful to loose weight and reduce craving.

6:28 AM, October 06, 2009 Reply  

i think every one make resolutions/goals if one should to change something that is not so good for the eyes for the health. the data gathered was quite interesting because such fact will encourage people like myself to improve weight control and personality by setting goals ahead and not "do now think later" way

2:08 PM, October 07, 2009 Reply  

I work at a nutritional store and always looking for recipe ideas to pass along to my customers. I am by no means a talented chef, so tasty and easy to make foods are always welcome.

8:59 PM, October 08, 2009 Reply  

I am surprised that half managed to stick with it after 6 months. A lot of times gyms will try to sell people 12 month memberships at big discounts at the beginning of the year with the logic that most will quit. My roommate's boyfriend is in this situation, he bought a 12 month membership based on a new years resolution that only lasted a few weeks.

4:49 AM, October 09, 2009 Reply  

think with all specified above we need courage to lose

1:51 PM, October 09, 2009 Reply  

That's great but your site make me hungry!!!

3:51 AM, October 10, 2009 Reply  

I think with all specified above we need courage

1:32 PM, October 11, 2009 Reply  

Wow, I'm shocked at the caloric value of these chips. This is very exciting as I am addicted to tortilla chips. Hopefully these low calorie snacks can help me curb my obsession of nachos. LOL. Thanks for the post.

7:16 PM, October 11, 2009 Reply  

I loved this post, I will start my resolution earlie because of reading your post.

P.S. I love special K.

9:27 AM, October 13, 2009 Reply  

high calorie food is not good for health, and need a lot of exercise but we people are so lazy that we can't do that.

1:10 PM, October 13, 2009 Reply  

Hmmm.. very healthy, delicious and tasty treats.

11:42 PM, October 13, 2009 Reply  

Interesting flavors! Would love to try the Italian Tomatoes and herbs. Must be a real treat!

5:35 AM, October 14, 2009 Reply  

It taste delicious.
I have not tried that one but I think I'm going to love it. Wanna buy it later.

8:38 AM, October 14, 2009 Reply  

Helpful post, I am going to give a 2nd look at special k products the next time I'm at the market. Thanks!

11:35 AM, October 14, 2009 Reply  

Special K has always revolutionized healthy snacks. I think that crackers is a good way of keeping us not just in shape but also healthy. Great post, I like your writing style.

1:33 PM, October 14, 2009 Reply  

I love Special K cereal and bars. I eat them both almost every day!. I didn't know they had any new products, I will definately have to try them! I think I would like the multigrain crackers better though. I am not a huge fan of tomatoes. But I guess we will see! I will give some more feedback after I try them. Thanks!

1:51 AM, October 15, 2009 Reply  

ı really recommend people eat in intervals and not worry so much about what they eat, just try to eat health

5:25 PM, October 15, 2009 Reply  

A great article for those people who started a special nutritional programme!
Rhanks for sharing the info!=)

4:29 AM, October 17, 2009 Reply  

My girlfriend has been watching her weight and would really benefit from this article. I'll pass this information along to her. I think that these days, pills and crazes should be replaced with letting time do its work and following a sensible regimen. Thank you!

Well it always happens with people that after taking a resolution they can't follow it for long..I also tried sometimes ..But its true u need to have proper determination if you want to lose weight.

12:40 PM, October 20, 2009 Reply  

I just came across your site. It is crazy how time flies. Before you know it, we will be setting resolutions once again.

8:58 PM, October 21, 2009 Reply  

Thanks for the reviews! I need to lose a bit of weight myself, so this'll help plenty.

Also, isn't this blog updated anymore? cause the last post was 9 months ago. =\

8:51 AM, October 22, 2009 Reply  

very interesting article , by the way i tried them and they are simply delicious

4:33 PM, October 22, 2009 Reply  

My family uses a lot of the Special K products and we love them. I'll admit I'd never seen the tomato crackers before, so I'll be on the look out for those!

5:00 AM, October 23, 2009 Reply  

resolutions here , resolutions there, all is a question of courage i think

7:43 AM, October 26, 2009 Reply  

I've been thinking about my resolutions for next January actually. Special K products could be a way to get in tune as you say. May have a go. good post.

8:48 AM, October 27, 2009 Reply  

I rarely post, but I wanted to say thanks for sharing this information.

12:05 PM, October 27, 2009 Reply  

Excellent post! I especially likes your input on new years resolutions. I find the stats to be interesting, and I know from experience, true.

9:57 PM, October 27, 2009 Reply  

Looks like a great nutritious option for our cupboards.

10:53 PM, October 27, 2009 Reply  

good review.
i never try this product. i'm gonna try it soon.

10:34 AM, October 28, 2009 Reply  

I love Special K! Thanks for the post!

9:49 AM, October 29, 2009 Reply  

This sounds very tasty. I like all your recipes. I tried one and it was really good. I have a business catering in San Francisco, so I may use it one day.

9:05 PM, October 29, 2009 Reply  

Portions are definitely a positive way to cut back on your intake. It's interesting to see the New Year's Resolutions that people make...a lot about losing weight and being more healthy.

6:31 AM, October 30, 2009 Reply  

Italian Tomato & Herb flavor is an excellent idea for a flavor - never heard of it but I guess I need to try it sometime on the future.

1:59 AM, November 01, 2009 Reply  

Wowww, all of a sudden i have gotten very hungry :P

Too bad that finding these things abroad can be quite difficult :( Gonna have to get something as close as possible now...

12:08 PM, November 01, 2009 Reply  

NOW THAT is how you title a blog article. Pulled me in right away.

Great article I must say. I have noticed when I crave say chips it's not so much the chip I crave but something crunchy and salty... You made some really good points.

10:48 AM, November 02, 2009 Reply  

Great Article. Love the Special K stuff. Starts my day, and at times ends it. Should have had more people make it :)

1:02 AM, November 04, 2009 Reply  

I'm always seeking for new things, esp for healthy products. But the matter is I really need food rich of calories - so I have so eat not less than 5 time/day. Thanx for a new tip product, I hope I'll meet it my store))

5:10 PM, November 04, 2009 Reply  

what I liked the most on your site was the statement-- Curb Your Cravings - "Not Your Enthusiasm" Your blog rocks..

2:53 PM, November 08, 2009 Reply  

Yes, people are making firm resolutions to begin their years in a fresh perspective. Even I had one, that of exercising regularly atleast half an hour.

10:22 PM, November 12, 2009 Reply  

Thanks for posting this. Awesome idea!

I actually prefer whole wheat or whole grain snacks than multi-grain. I read somewhere that it's healthier. Though I'd probably grab those Special K crackers just because they look tasty. :D

10:20 PM, December 02, 2009 Reply  

Nice article.I will come under Resolutions held after 6 months: 46%.Thanks for sharing.

9:20 AM, December 07, 2009 Reply  

I really enjoy watching your pictures in the kitchen. Its does tell me how neat is your business

7:30 PM, December 09, 2009 Reply  

This is wonderful, i love Special K products. I will definitely try these new products.

1:35 PM, December 10, 2009 Reply  

To achieve good change, of course we need to take an effort to make it realized. Speaking of losing weight, it's not hard anyway if you are persistent enough to achieve that goal to lose weight. If you're not then expect nothing. Change in lifestyle like minimizing your cravings is a must to make that healthy and fit body yours to keep.

Great post. Looking forward for more like this one. Thanks!

6:49 AM, January 02, 2010 Reply  

I sometimes find water stops me feeling hungry or fills me up further after a meal.

1:23 PM, January 03, 2010 Reply  

I was surprised that many people actually keep up with their resolutions well into the middle of the year. I definitely think writing out your resolutions with a clear plan is helpful. I love kellogs special k products-they're making some really tasty and healthy stuff.

8:49 AM, February 01, 2010 Reply  

Those special K crackers look quite tasty, although I haven't seen them in any UK supermarkets? Has anyone seen them in tesco or sainsburys? I'd love to give them a try.

2:06 AM, February 06, 2010 Reply  

Wow I love this K products... is really gyood diet...

4:01 AM, February 11, 2010 Reply  

This seams tasty :) I will try it. Thnx!

9:21 PM, February 24, 2010 Reply  

Some of these ideas I have never heard of. What exactly makes special K so special? I usually eat Kashi. Btw, how am I supposed to curb my cravings when your site has sooooo many delicious looking foods? Rofl, I think I gained 10 lbs for just browsing the site!

6:33 PM, February 28, 2010 Reply  

These products are good and better if you combine them with other health related foods. Thanks for posting your comments about cravings. :)

8:09 AM, March 06, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing, I love reading your posts, keep them coming :)

4:31 AM, March 17, 2010 Reply  

This looks absolutely delicious. Nice recipe.

4:31 AM, March 19, 2010 Reply  

Hi - I have read this post with full concentration and I think we should move forward with small targets and will reach a big target at last. Break your goal in some small part that you can chase with proper timing. Thanks for sharing.

12:34 AM, March 29, 2010 Reply  

Great post! Thanks for reminding

12:35 AM, March 29, 2010 Reply  

Eating lots of protein rich meals will prevent cravings. Crude vegetables help a lot too.

8:18 AM, April 01, 2010 Reply  

New tastes.. new excitement. good post. But that's not a home-applicate stuff :(

8:22 AM, April 07, 2010 Reply  

I find it hard searching for similar foods. What can be simliar to a doner kebab that isnt going to put pounds on?

8:01 PM, April 12, 2010 Reply  

yummy post. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.My tummy full.

12:58 AM, April 16, 2010 Reply  

Good post...I do make New Year Resolutions, but I forget about it by end of Jan...Now I am going to enjoy these crackers

9:09 PM, April 21, 2010 Reply  

Wow a lot of comments on this post.

I don't buy the % of resolutions after 6 month. Where is the sample from a Tibetan monastery?

4:55 AM, April 23, 2010 Reply  

Your information was perfect and I really enjoyed the content. I wish to visit you site now again in future.

Thanks for the inspiring blog! I've avoided having cereal around the house for decades, just because it's so tempting, but now I think I'll take a shot at this.

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5:04 PM, April 30, 2010 Reply  

special crackers is really nice product for the weighted people who wish to overcome it. Also a lot of pretty, tasty and good looking dishes for party table and every day cooking I have found in this blog. Thankx for good usefull info...

1:54 PM, May 04, 2010 Reply  

@Web design Wirral Have you tried Textured Vegetable Protein Chunks? You can flavor them with spices & broth in place of chicken. Or try tempeh - you can grill & marinate it just like doner kebabs.

10:14 PM, June 07, 2010 Reply  

This story was extremely marvelous, especially since I used to be searching for thoughts on this topic. I added your blog to bookmarks. And I will read your articles more often!

9:30 PM, June 14, 2010 Reply  

This story was extremely marvelous, especially since I used to be searching for thoughts on this topic. I added your blog to bookmarks. And I will read your articles more often!

8:37 PM, June 23, 2010 Reply  

You know I was actually surprised at how many people KEPT their resolutions! I thought the numbers would be far lower. Makes sense that those who planned and wrote resolutions kept them in greater numbers than those who didn't. I, like many others, have started on my own diet as well. So far my biggest adjustment was going from a regular soda (TONS OF CALORIES) to a diet soda. Lost 11 pounds so far!

9:23 PM, June 28, 2010 Reply  

Your post is good.Thanks for share.

8:45 AM, July 04, 2010 Reply  

i have problem curbing my cravings as well..I hope your tips help :)

9:37 AM, July 14, 2010 Reply  

nice post, keep the good work

5:59 AM, July 15, 2010 Reply  

Love it! I try to curb my cravings by drinking tea.

9:34 AM, July 17, 2010 Reply  

I think you had a nice time together . Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

11:57 AM, July 26, 2010 Reply  

Keeping new years weight loss resolutions are extremely difficult. I find it hard to stick to my resolution when for the last couple of months I have feasted from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years!
I recently found out that incorporating a work out regiment will help reduce your cravings drastically. A vigorous workout will also help keep your appetite down and not wanting to eat to bloated proportions.

11:27 PM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

i use kellogs in breakfast though, keeps my mind fresh and working all day long..

5:14 AM, August 07, 2010 Reply  

This definitely makes a big difference (90 calories per 17 crackers) as so many similar products are loaded with craving-stimulating artificial stuff. However, going back to basics as some here suggest might well be another step - eat fruits and cook yourself with basic ingredients where you know exactly how much sugar you add, etc.

9:33 PM, August 11, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing your views, nice tips for reducing weight. I haven't tried but surely gonna try it and am cent percent sure that these tips gonna work.

11:24 PM, August 12, 2010 Reply  

I think the key lies in understanding the nutritional value of the food we are eating and moreover allowing oneself a day off from dieting once in a week but only to compensate with an extra hour of workout next day. It works really well but the products which you have mentioned in the post are really good and i think i am going to try them.Thanks for sharing this blog with us.

10:40 PM, August 22, 2010 Reply  

Nice blog and information :) Keep it up!

Low Glycemic

12:41 PM, August 27, 2010 Reply  

This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your posts, I guess I am not the only one having all the leisure here! Keep up the good work.

6:55 AM, August 30, 2010 Reply  

I loved the post on Cravings.
The statistics were interesting and not surprising. People that do not take the time to make a resolution are not as serious about making a change I think.

Also I agree with using substitutes to help overcome cravings!

8:02 AM, October 02, 2010 Reply  

hımm super... very good

10:29 PM, October 07, 2010 Reply  

Hm, in Germany we don't have those Special K's Crackers..

1:27 PM, October 09, 2010 Reply  

Special K crackers go well with cheese and fruit as well. The key to losing weight is to be consistent and find healthy snacks that work for you.

1:35 AM, October 13, 2010 Reply  

So awesome site. I loved the food that you have shared.

4:35 AM, October 20, 2010 Reply  

I fully enjoyed reading your recipe. I have bookmarked your blog so I can read future recipes.

Best regards,

Sophie

8:27 AM, October 22, 2010 Reply  

"Well studies also reveal that denying cravings only results in more weight gain, because most dieters succumb to the internal turmoil caused by the denial, and then start the binges." That's proof right there that life isn't fair :) I think you're exactly right though. Finding substitutes for high calorie foods is a great idea instead of just denying cravings.

2:57 AM, November 02, 2010 Reply  

Lossing weight is not really the issue for me its the keeping it off and the change of lifestyle. I lost a lot of weight met my now wife and got comfortable and put it all back on, and fter a good few years its about time to do something about it. thanks for the advise.

10:31 AM, November 10, 2010 Reply  

Great iron power in your body great to hear this.

11:20 PM, November 10, 2010 Reply  

I've been eating multi-grain loaf breads and biscuits but they're rather bland tasting. I'll check out these K crackers. They look delicious. Thanks!

bal
1:49 PM, November 11, 2010 Reply  

Nice share

5:56 PM, November 11, 2010 Reply  

Well, it's more on the discipline part when we talk about diet and weight loss. One doesn't have to put his or herself in looking for foods that contain less calories from the other which are readily available. Not all these "healthier foods" are available. The best thing one should do is to have the right state of mind and discipline. I know of a friend who was once overweight but when she decided to "really' loss weight after her unsuccessful dieting attempts, she was able to do it. She is like sexy now. It's all in the mind I think. ;)

4:31 AM, November 16, 2010 Reply  

blog really well. Thank you very much for all that

12:01 AM, November 23, 2010 Reply  

Thank you very much for sharing knowledgeable article. Keep posting.

Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbour were preparing to do some research about that. We got a good book on that matter from our local library and most books where not as influensive as your information. I am very glad to see such informat

6:10 AM, December 21, 2010 Reply  

This 2010, the year is about to end. Most of the people will really jot down on their notes pleading for New Years resolution - lose weight. I'm one of them, but it really depends upon the person's perseverance on how long will he endure his goal of shedding weight.

6:09 AM, December 22, 2010 Reply  

Hey Amber, after reading your article i realized that it was really hard to avoid the "carvings" so as suggested by you i gave the Special K a try and i really liked its taste they are really nice...thanks

9:08 PM, December 22, 2010 Reply  

Really interesting observations.....keep up the good style!

7:51 PM, December 30, 2010 Reply  

very very useful article, just add bookmark this to re-visit ...
Happy new year 2011

12:09 PM, January 08, 2011 Reply  

Special K diet is nice.keep up your good work . I'll come back more often

4:30 AM, January 18, 2011 Reply  

I recently came across your blog and i have been reading alone. I thought I would my leave comments for this post but I’m getting confused about what to write exactly that I have enjoyed reading. Simply nice blog awesome.. I will keep connect this blog very often …Thanx

10:27 AM, January 22, 2011 Reply  

I tried them and enjoyed them. But now I live on the canary islands an really don´t know, where I could get them ^^

It is still January, and well, it is still a good time for resolutions. You didn't miss the boat just because you didn't start at the new years. Just think, there is Chinese New Years coming up too. And since weight loss is third on the resolutions list, there are other resolutions that can be started as well, and have a much higher chance of success, like more than 11x greater success with a resolution than without one.

12:01 AM, January 28, 2011 Reply  

It all goes down to disciplining yourself, not easy as it may seem but always think of your health. Thanks for this wonderful post of yours. :)

2:52 AM, March 04, 2011 Reply  

I treasured to drop you a quick note to express my thanks. I've been watching your blog for a month or so and have plucked up a heap of good information as well as enjoyed the way you've structured your site. I am attempting to run my own blog however I think its too general and I would like to focus more on smaller topics.

3:36 AM, March 15, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for sharing this useful info and i think come under 46%.

Keep Blogging.


Rabia Tareen

11:37 AM, March 22, 2011 Reply  

Fascinating read. I think 46% of people after 6 months of making their resolution is still a pretty good figure. I've noticed that most people tend to lack in the area of persistence when it comes to following through with their desires. Thank you for sharing.

Hi,

I’ve found the best means to eliminate bad habits (ala binging) is to remove the troublesome subject from my thoughts entirely. The moment I stop thinking about something repeatedly the moment it stops bothering me. It takes training – this is essentially self-censorship of one’s thoughts – but it works wonders too.

Peetr

1:15 PM, March 24, 2011 Reply  

To keep your resolutions you need to have a strong mind set and some kind support from professionals. Trying alone to fight against craving is very hard.

9:17 AM, April 06, 2011 Reply  

I have stopped making resolutions because i cannot stick to them completely. But after reading your post i guess i am going to try again and not disappoint myself again.

I'm a big resolution breaker, every year a new resolution usually to eat better then a few weeks later I'm back to the same old habits. Just recently started a new diet, only fruit and veg and a little bit of protein a week and lots of water. It was really tough the first couple of weeks but now I'm enjoying it and look forward to my salads which I make taste better with a bit of lemon juice, also putting a little bit of lemon juice in your water makes you thirsty so you want to drink more, before you know it you've drunk the whole bottle.
I've not seen these special k products before but will keep a look out when I'm next in the supermarket and compare them to other similar products.

9:28 PM, May 06, 2011 Reply  

Wow I did not know that Special K made these products. The next time I am at the store I will look for them and try them thanks for the information.

12:56 AM, June 04, 2011 Reply  

pretty nice post!i enjoy it a lot.

10:25 PM, June 09, 2011 Reply  

Owsome very well written,i want to say thanks for this nice post.

7:30 AM, June 15, 2011 Reply  

As always a great post!

4:21 AM, July 02, 2011 Reply  

This site is all yummy!

6:38 AM, July 20, 2011 Reply  

I would my leave comments for this post but I’m getting confused about what to write exactly that I have enjoyed reading. Simply nice blog awesome..

1:26 PM, August 07, 2011 Reply  

It seems really hard on keeping dieting resolution as you are exposed on daily bais the temptations, and its tough to resist them. I think the key lies in understanding the nutritional value of the food we are eating and moreover allowing oneself a day off from dieting once in a week but only to compensate with an extra hour of workout next day. It works really well but the products which you have mentioned in the post are really good and i think i am going to try them.

2:39 AM, August 09, 2011 Reply  

It is really superb and nice post.Thank u to share.

12:30 PM, August 09, 2011 Reply  

great topic

11:14 AM, August 24, 2011 Reply  

good post. thanks for sharing. your blog makes me hungry. lol.

11:16 AM, August 24, 2011 Reply  

thanks for this article.

3:13 AM, October 10, 2011 Reply  

I always seem to be hungry when I'm studying. What do you do to curb your cravings?

3:41 AM, October 10, 2011 Reply  

Yeah that is so true about people dropping the ball with their new years resolutions. Ive actually kept mine longer by reassessing them in July, it seems to help when you know your going to hold yourself accountable in July and not go a whole year, since I've done that I have managed to keep up my work out routines, since Jan I have worked out 3-5 times a week when in previous years I would sometimes go weeks without a workout, so yeah that helped me, hope it helps others. :)

10:44 PM, November 08, 2011 Reply  

Interesting post and thanks for sharing. Some things in here I have not thought about before.Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.will be referring a lot of friends about this.Keep blogging

2:53 AM, December 09, 2011 Reply  

Really reducing bodyweight is one element in
a balanced Way of life.
My very first practical knowledge of Unique K crakers was when my mother went unto our home then there she offered me that and i was amazed cos it flavor so delicious.

Jane
5:19 AM, April 02, 2012 Reply  

I struggle to ward off cravings, I live in a log cabin in Wales and it is pretty remote, I find when I get a craving for sugar I try and have a fruit substitute, it tastes sweet and is healthier for me.

I guess I'm a few years late on this one, but great post Amber. It's always sad for me to see how few new year's resolutions get kept - but 46% after six months isn't quite so bad! (although I imagine there must be some reporting bias) Those crackers look pretty good too, do you know if they're still in production?

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