Thank you for the articles.
The most interesting one to me was “How to control your cravings”. It gave some advice, but unfortunately did not specify HOW to identify the trigger of cravings. Just that one has to identify it. I think that is the key point, and maybe some further advice here specifically would be great.
And yes, there may be ways to “fight” hunger by using substitutes like hot drinks or chewing gum (not mentioned in the article), among other things, but this only works up to some point. If you for example replace meals by hot drinks your perceived satiety will only last for a limited time And afterwards hunger and cravings might be even worse. The same holds for other things like gum. Although the theory and even some studies might suggest otherwise.
Maybe the trick is also to not try any tricks. Just give the body what it needs and “forget” about food and drinks - with the only remaining question on how to forget. Just telling oneself not to think about something will make you think about it automatically - one of the main dilemmas here.
What I have considered several times, though, is using more fibre, for example glucomannan. Do you think this might help against cravings? Some meal replacements even contain this ingredient - have you ever considered using it?
Sorry for writing so much about just one article but this was the one that definitely caught my attention most…