Most of the time I can keep my cravings under control. I always remind myself to drink a large glass of water first, and then wait awhile to see if I am still hungry. Most of the time I can get distracted and forget about a craving or have something small (100 calories) to satisfy a craving.
However, I still can't get myself trained to avoid those strong cravings and wanting to snack during TOM. I try REALLY hard just to have a healthy snack but my hormones just will not allow it! I know I can try harder but it never fails that I overeat and usually with junk food during TOM. I crave dill pickle chips and chocolate. I know! Pure junk food with no nutritional value. I don't go crazy with cravings and snacks during TOM like I did in the past, but it is still a real challenge for me. I don't won't to blow all of my hard work over some hormonal changes.
Ugh... I don't know maybe some day I will find a way to conquer those cravings. I do substitute some for what I am craving but I eventually end up eating what I wanted in the first place.