I'm not really craving bread or pasta or potatoes. But I do miss crunchy salty things like popcorn with lots of butter or chips with salsa or lunch. I do dream about desserts and cheese a bit. I don't crave it as such.
So to deal with this if I am hungry between meals I snack on tamari almonds or pumpkin seeds. Sometimes if I am really hungry I eat a spoonful of peanut butter. The peanut butter tastes almost sweet so it really hits the spot.
If I am having a really hard time, I write things down I want for my cheat day. So I made a great pica de gallo a last week and wanted more I could eat with some chips. So for one day I enjoyed crunchy chips with fresh pica de galo. I really didn't eat that much. My body has gotten used to eating smaller meals I don't want much.
My idea of a treat has changed a bit too. Food was sometimes this reward for a stressful day. Now it's hey I really miss that flavor or texture, when can I enjoy that next?
A few weeks ago just before cheat day I was dreaming of corn tortillas. So we had beef tacos with corn torts for lunch on Saturday. I made some fresh chips from the rest of the torts to eat some guacamole. It was divine I tell.
(edited for clarity)