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Old 12-30-2012, 08:25 AM   #13
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I've read somewhere that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. When I've really stuck to it, that holds true for me. I've successfully given up diet soda in the past (did it for Lent) and had zero cravings for a Diet Coke for a very long time. I don't remember why I started drinking it again, but I distinctly remember noticing after awhile that I didn't even think about it.

I tried to give up fast food for Lent last year, but cheated. I think my excuse was that some Christian denominations allow you to have your forbidden item on Fridays. LOL, the shame I feel typing that out.

Anyway, my point is that I think you have to commit to not feeding your specific craving for quite awhile before it goes away. Perhaps it will never go away completely. My brief stint as a vegetarian lasted for a couple months until I started dreaming about bacon every night. In that case I think my body was craving fat and protein.
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