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JILLITA55
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9/12/11 10:01 A

Sometimes I just need some chocolate. Sometimes I eat too much. Then I don't eat it for quite awhile.



EVANSC3
Posts: 42
9/29/10 12:41 P

Well, that article answered unasked questions for me. Especially about the mental confusion. But, I still don't know if magnesium will curb sweet cravings.



RONNIEHUEY
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9/29/10 11:46 A

Thank you for the info on changing the tracker



GIRLMOMMA5
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9/29/10 10:59 A

I'm so glad you posted this. Can't hurt to track it and see if raising magnesium levels makes a difference. I struggle with sweets, too. Hopefully this will help, if even just a little.



CASSIOEPIA
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9/29/10 9:08 A

The best sources for magnesium are wheat germ and bran, but you can get good sources from whole grain products, nuts, legumes and some leafy green vegetables.

All of these things are great for a healthy diet anyway, so you could start incorporating them into your meal plans.

Did you know that you can add things (like magnesium) to your Nutrition Tracker? Once you have this added, all the foods you track will have the breakdown that includes the magnesium levels. Adult females need 310 mg daily for ages 19-30, and 320 mg daily for ages older than 30.

There is some more information in this link - you'll have to scroll down the page til the Magnesium section:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/reference_min
erals.asp#magnesium



To change your tracker to monitor your Magnesium, go in to your tracker. Above the little glass of water, there is a link there called "Change Nutrition Goals". Click on that link. When the page opens, scroll down a bit til you see the box called "Add Another Nutrient to Track". Choose Magnesium from the drop down list. Click on the orange box at the bottom of the page that says "Save your changes".

You can add as many things as you'd like from this page (fibre, salt, caffeine, etc).



WYSIWYG9970
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9/29/10 8:51 A

I don't know about a magnesium deficiency, but I know that about a week before my period every month I crave chocolate like crazy!!! My new secret weapon is Jello Pudding - Sugar Free - Dark Chocolate!! It has 60 calories and cures my chocolate craving. If you like vanilla they have that too. They also have a fat free tapioca that has 100 calories if you want something different. I also like yogurt with a little frozen fruit mixed in. This doesn't always work, but the calcium is good for you though! Hope this helps!!



EVANSC3
Posts: 42
9/28/10 6:37 P

I read on here somewhere that sweets cravings can be a result of having low magnesium levels. Is that right? I struggle horribly with that. If it is right, what foods can I eat to raise my magnesium level?



 
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