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Carbs Withdrawal...Is it possible???

Thursday, June 14, 2012

This week has been a week a fairly healthy choices for me (food wise) and I must say I am feeling the difference and not in a good way. Maybe this has nothing to do with the change in my diet, but my body is out of wack! My big problem area is not potato chips and fast food, but candy and carbs like cereal (looooovvvvveeee cereal - the junkier the better), toast, crackers etc. and desert (especially ice cream - woot) Those are the things I am trying eat in moderation, replacing them with veggies mostly. It has been a week of veggies and fruit, yogurt and whole grains when I do eat them. Lots of salad has been involved and my body is missing its daily truckload of carbs. I eat a salad and my body feels good for like 30 min. then it seems to be screaming at me "BRING ON THAT BREAD!" And my "starving" button is in high alert. It's like it burns through what I just ate and get ready for my usual major caloric download. It I do happen to eat something higher in carbs and sugar (say a PB&J on whole grain or a small bowl of saltine, or a blueberry muffin) my body seems to immediately gobble those delicious carbs right up. My head feels tipsy, I get nauseous and sudden fatigue. It is very strange. I can't say I like it. This is the point where I would start to turn back to old eating habits, smother down this uncomfortable feeling with a bowl of lucky charms and a toasted cheese sandwich... to start. But I don't want to this time. I am a child of the Most High God, made for more than this life of unhealthy choices, shame and dependency on food. I am made to crave something more....
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VHALKYRIE 6/17/2012 4:12PM

    Oh dear, been there. What worked for me was eating more protein, usually in the form of an egg, when those cravings kick in. After a while, those cravings go away.

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NAYPOOIE 6/17/2012 3:30PM

    yep, that's carb withdrawal. The fewer you eat, the sooner the cravings go away and the blood sugar stabilizes.

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KNH771 6/17/2012 2:04PM

    Sounds like the carbs are doing a number on your blood sugar! When I cut out the carbs, it takes two or three days before the cravings start to go away. About a week before they're completely gone. After doing without, I do really notice how the carbs effect my energy levels... not in a really good way.

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