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1/20/12 11:01 A

Thanks Russell, I will look for that group.

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1/20/12 11:00 A

Thanks

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
1/19/12 6:38 P

I would recommend a team that I am on .. SMART CARBING. It has a lot of people who need to lower carbs, but not really very low carb. It tends to be higher carb than I follow, but the members are very helpful. Sometimes it is just the spacing of the carbs, or the types of carbs, not the amount.

I think cutting carbs is a benefit to most people, but an area you might also wish to explore is glycemic index. A potato, or fruit might need to be eaten less often than greens for example, but soda, and sugary treats should be almost eliminated except for special occasions. Try the sugar first, and see how that works. Many low carb diets start at very low carb, and work up to a certain level. Nothing wrong with cutting carbs from the top down, and seeing how much you can eat and still lose.



DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,688
1/19/12 5:06 P

I see that you are new to our site today.
I understand that opening up on this site is easier---and that is why we have 1000's of sparkteams....where people connect, provide support, encouragement and unwind from the troubles of the day.

Click above on COMMUNITY, SPARKTEAMS....and start searching for groups with similar interests or goals as your own. I think you will be amazed with what you find.

SP Dietitian Becky

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1/19/12 4:39 P

I journal, and I meditate everyday, I workout everyday, cardio weights etc..and I walk about 8-10 miles everyday for some quiet me time as well as exercise. My chiropractor advises me against yoga, due to a back injury from years ago that yoga aggravates. I just moved cross country form my childhood home where I knew everyone in town to NM where I only know my boyfriend and a couple of his friends, and it takes time to get close enough for me to open up to someone in person, online is much easier. I attend weight watchers, I am a lifetime member at goal for three years, but finding it hard to "click" with most of the people there. Boyfriend is a big source of the stress, having stomach issues, but I've been to a GI doctor and have every test imaginable run and there is nothing there, she says its stress as does the acupuncture doctor I see says, he says I have a lot of repressed anger and need to figure out a way to "release it" but so far that is alot easier said than done.


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1/19/12 4:28 P

Thanks, I've seen a doctor, that was a concern I had as well, but I am perfectly healthy in every way with the exception of a egg allergy and lactose intolerant.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,688
1/19/12 4:26 P

You state that you noticed an increase in cravings with the additional stress in your life. I think this may be the big factor. How can you decrease this stress. Can you remove it from your life or are you going to need techniques to deal with it??? Would any of these help: talking to a friend, religious leader, family member, journaling, yoga, meditation, prayer, walking, doing a craft, reading, listening to music, etc.

SF1985 Posts: 26
1/19/12 4:09 P

Sometimes when you're craving it can indicate a deficiency, other times it can indicate an addiction. It sounds like you crave carbs - basically things that turn to sugar in your body. The first thing that came to mind to me is candida, I suppose because a friend of mine is struggling with it. She had very serious cravings like yours (along with other issues).

Perhaps talk to your doctor about this - it could be a sign of an underlying problem, rather than an issue of willpower.

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1/19/12 3:41 P

Ok, I can not..repeat CAN NOT allow myself to have bread, one slice and I am out of control eating for the rest of the day..well not just bread, anything sugary, like honey, the snack bars you can get at the grocery and health stores...the only ones I can eat and not go into a eating frenzy is the Glucerna ones and oh they are expensive, and I am not a diabetic. So what I'd like to know is what are some good options for me to have when I'm craving bread, yes I specifically will crave bread, and eat an entire loaf if I eat one slice, and then eat everything else till I am sick and disgusted with myself. Its the same with flat-breads, tortillas anything bread like, GRRR it is very frustrating. I love to bake bread and do so several times a week as the guy I am dating does not like store bought bread, plus I like to give it to friends as well.
I should state that I have lost 115 pounds all within a year (through weight watchers and a LOT of hard work and exercise) I went from 245+ pounds wearing a 24w down to 133lbs wearing a size $ and I have kept the weight off for two years this July. I've always had this problem, but it has gotten worse in the last few months, having moved cross country, and there is a lot of stress and repressed anger in me.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how to tame this craving. I've read somewhere that if you are craving a specfic food that its actually some nutrient or mineral in it that your body needs, that makes some sense to me, look forward to everyone's opinions and suggestions.


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