Oh wow do I KNOW the period cravings.
I approach it from a different angle.. I KNOW if I crack and have some that I'll want MORE AND MORE AND MORE. Then more won't be enough and I'll be eating the house and gaining water weight like it's going out of style (ask me how I know this... LOL!!!!)
I'm not a saint... but when I do succeed (which I clearly do more often then not) I JUST SAY NO. I have a cup of tea. Take a hot bubble bath. Go for a long walk. Chew gum. Groom my collie. Talk to a friend on the phone ...
try some of those things and see if it works for you!
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!