Diet Coach Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, taught one reader some tricks to sate her cravings without taking a trip down the junk-food aisle.
Soon after Bobbi Bragg, a legal assistant in Austin, Ky., sits down at her desk in the morning, doughnuts brought in by co-workers float by, or rising stress levels prompt her to reach for a candy bar stashed in her desk. "I grab chips, chocolate, the very things I know I'm not supposed to eat," she admits. Bobbi's munchies hit again around 8 p.m. when the ice cream in the freezer calls out to her—and to her husband, Daniel. But this year, as Bobbi's 40th birthday loomed, she knew the time had come for her to start making permanent changes. So she asked ALL YOU for help, and over the course of a week, Diet Coach Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, taught her some tricks to sate her cravings.
What they typically eat: • Potato chips • Chess pie (a local favorite) • Chocolate-covered pretzels • Cookies • Ice cream • Crackers with peanut butter