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killer cravings

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I do really good through the week then the weekend hits and I go to work and I can't leave work I take care of the mentally/ physically handicapped older adults and I go in Friday at 8am and don't get off till Monday afternoon. I stay over night and all day with them. So as I was saying I do good during the week then Friday hits and I can't go no where I have no computer with internet there either. I do bring books to read but I think I have a little a.d.d cause I can only stay focused for so long on something and I get bored so TV is all there is when I'm not reading. I'm OK on eating up until around 8pm then the killer cravings set in. I've tried to ignore them and tried to focus my mind on something else but then I start getting nausea and then I have to get something to eat which by then if I eat then I'm going over my calories. I got some carrots so Its not too bad, BUT as I mentioned I've been getting killer cravings and its not for carrots. ugh sweets and salty foods. I feel like I have no control over it. I've even had bad dreams about how out of control they are and how I just feel like I've lost my well power. Its the worst on the weekends but I've been feeling the cravings through the week too here recently. I have to say I've not just went and ate everything in site so I am restricting the cravings quite a bit. But I still feel I give in to much. Just wondering if there is some trick to get the cravings to go away. I have tried drinking a whole lot of water but it doesn't help much so by the time It gets to the worst of the cravings I'm getting nauseous and feeling like my sugar is too low. I'm not diabetic, I have been tested for it and my tests came back fine. So was just wondering if anyone else had this problem and what do you do about it?
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    Yup, protein is probably the solution. You might try some goat cheese in addition to PB or slices of chicken. f you're feeling so hungry that you're nauseated, have you been checked for LOW blood sugar? Do you have to stay awake all night? If yes, you may be having cravings due to interruptions in your circadian rhythm. If you have access to a dietician, you may ask for a diet designed for shift workers. And of course, check in with your doctor if the symptoms continue. It could be something more than just cravings.
    1615 days ago
    Thank you ill try the peanut butter Tracy. Madmiranda at work only protein is lunch meat, meat wise that I don't have to cook that is, and its really high in salt. So peanut butter I guess is the way to go protein in that lol.
    1646 days ago
    I'd take some peanut butter with you. It's high in protein and fat (not the bad kind!), it's salty (chip craving anyone?!?), and it is still kind of sweet. Get the chunky peanut butter and it will even have the crunch cravings. I know it ISN'T what you want, but it's an alternative. I stay so far under my calories for the day because I have to watch my carb intake that I never have issues with going over my calories. The doctor yesterday even told me to eat more protein and healthy fats if I'm hungry because in that case, less is more. (it's more filling and sticks with you longer) I'll talk with you more about it tonight though when you come over!
    1646 days ago
    Have you tried eating protein instead of the thing you crave.? Low carb diet worked for me, in the past, as I emoticon think that carbs create the cravings. I feel for you. Sometimes you can almost hear the food calling your name. The other thing is to do something to take your mind off the craving, but that's hard I when you're at work.
    1646 days ago
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