Thanks Wannabehealthy, I too have found that if I avoid what I'm really craving and seek to fill up on "good-for me" food instead I end up going back and eating what I was craving, thus eating twice! What a demoralizing feeling hehe.
The chicken vs soup is all over now, I don't regret choosing the soup after all, it did satisfy me. I was just wondering what it means to be really tempted and if that temptation came from internal needs or external influence. I wish to build my internal cues so that I am not subjected so much to external influence. I'm ok with craving and eating ice cream, as long as that craving comes from within me. I don't like falling pray to advertising or smells or being told that I'm supposed to crave something. It's a learning process and often learning to listen to what our bodies need gets interference from vendors who are trying to entice us to buy their foods.
"If you pay attention to when you are hungry, what your body wants, what you are eating, when you've had enough, you end the obsession because obsession and awareness cannot coexist." - Geneen Roth