From skwigg's journal: On annoying people who don't like sweets anymore, or claim they know how to eliminate cravings, or give themselves total freedom to eat anything, but then rarely indulge:
I both heartily agree and weirdly disagree with the idea that you will just stop craving things. It is annoying when authors do that, especially if they're proposing that their way is the magical solution that will eliminate cravings forever and solve all your problems. Earlier in my journey, I used to really scoff at people who said they just don't like sweets anymore, or that fried food is gross and doesn't appeal to them at all. My response was always something like, "WTF ever, crazy person! Who are you trying to convince?" I literally thought they were lying. Now, strangely, I don't really have cravings anymore. I may have an idea that something sounds good. Maybe I'll find a way to eat it in the next few days, or maybe I'll forget all about it. But that urgent need to eat something and inability to control myself just doesn't happen. I get "choosings" not cravings. It's always just a matter of deciding what I really want. Now that I have total freedom and no stress, I'm boggled by the things I used to crave and overeat that don't even appeal to me anymore. I eat them once or twice a year, or never, because they're just not on my radar anymore. Some examples: Cadbury Creme Eggs (holy crap!), fast food burgers and fries, grocery store baked goods, fried chicken, movie theater popcorn, French onion dip, DQ Blizzards, Kraft macaroni and cheese, Hot Pockets, on and on.
It's not that I've declared these foods bad, or don't like them anymore, or have found a way to limit them. I just don't think about them, and if I do think about them, I don't want them, not now anyway, maybe later.
So that phenomenon that I always thought impossible actually can happen. I believe people when they say they used to crave and overeat certain things and now they don't. I only get skeptical if they are overly vocal or negative about not eating various foods (again, who are they trying to convince?), or they claim they can help you do it too! For only 3 easy payments!