I can’t shake a craving today for a piece of chocolate. Not a whole candy bar, not a piece of chocolate cake, just a simple square of chocolate – a bite would be enough!
Alas, there is no chocolate to be had in that form. I could go downstairs to the cafeteria and buy a candy bar, but that would be more than I want or need. I could go snag some from a candy bowl on a co-workers desk, but I hate to get into that habit. All I have on hand is a banana and a pear. They really aren’t going to cut it.
So I reached into my toolbox and came up with a go-to trick: Made myself a hot cup of tea. Hot fluids have a magical ability to settle down my stomach and remind it that it is not in need of anything further. I’m not hungry, I’m just having a craving. So a nice hot cup of tea it is. This works pretty well for me.