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6/24/12 10:23 P

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From what I'm reading, 'sugar' cravings are the result of higher Ghrelin hormone levels - the way to keep Ghrelin low is to regularly consume enough fat/protein/fiber. The heavier you are, the more Ghrelin you make. The longer you go without eating, the more Ghrelin you make.... Ghrelin is designed to keep you alive, so it does tend to increase when you lose 10percent or so of your body weight, too...

So you can acknowledge it's hormonal and ignore it... make sure you are eating enough calories/protein/fat throughout your day... make sure you're not eating sugar (even fruit) without some fat/protein...

Or you could just give in to the craving with something small that you love :) Each moment is a choice!

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6/24/12 8:37 P

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I don't know what it "means"; possibly someone else on this team wants to take a shot at the answer. My first mental response was "she's human!". I think, from your picture and sparkpage info that you look beautiful and fit. You might do okay with an apple or banana. Or you could just ignore the craving and get on with your evening or go to bed. Maybe you could fix yourself one of those yummy chocolate/nut butter/coconut butter/stevia (etc.) thingys. Or a spoonful of raw honey. For me, I just take or leave these kinds of cravings and go on with whatever discipline I'm already doing which is to simply not eat when I've already been fed (no snacky things even if perfectly healthy) and not be concerned with the numbers. Healthy, real food and as Michael Pollan says: "and not too much!"

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6/24/12 8:04 P

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Hi everyone. What does it mean when you crave something sweet at night? Am I possibly not eating enough fat? My carbs are less than 100 g a day and I'm getting them through veggies, nuts and some fruits. Any suggestions what to do to squash that craving?


To succeed in your goals is to go outside your comfort zone, push yourself constantly and realize that you only get back what you put in, so give it 110% all the time, everytime!

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