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Old 11-15-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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Craving sweets

I started LC again and I'm craving sweets super bad!! I drank a diet rootbeer to try to stop the cravings but it didn't help like I thought it would. Didn't Dr. Atkins say L-Glutamine will help with sugar cravings? Any advise would be appreciated so I don't totally bomb my new way of eating.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:19 PM   #2
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I found what worked best for me was to simply power through it. Eating or drinking anything sweet just keeps the cravings going!

A few days and I was over the hump.

I've heard L-glutamine helps - I didn't try it though. I've also heard people say eating something like a dill pickle helps. Didn't try that either. I just did the "cold turkey" approach and once that sweet tooth was shut up, I was good to go.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:16 PM   #3
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I agree with Charski. Your brain is used to glucose from a high carb diet, and like any addiction you just do not give in to the craving.

If I was going to do anything, I would eat additional fat and/or protein to help bring the feeling of satiety.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:17 AM   #4
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I try to limit my artificial sweeteners but also keep both sugar free candy and diet soda as an option when I want them. I don’t think it’s really hampered my weight loss and it’s prevented cheats. I also will occasionally make low carb cheesecake or other keto friendly treats to help with the sweet cravings (Pinterest has a ton of great recipes). I respect that some are able to completely cut LC sweet treats out of their diet and there’s no doubt that it’s healthier to do so. However, for me to succeed with this WOE I can’t completely deprive myself of everything I enjoy. That just makes the mental game that much harder for me. When I’m craving something I look for a LC option to satisfy that craving and I haven’t had a single unplanned indulgence since I started in January and I’ve lost over 60 lbs. With all that said, everyone has to figure out what works best for themselves! Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:54 PM   #5
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Drinking a Hansen's diet root beer with a little heavy cream satisfies my cravings and is filling, too.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:23 PM   #6
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I started LC again and I'm craving sweets super bad!! I drank a diet rootbeer to try to stop the cravings but it didn't help like I thought it would. Didn't Dr. Atkins say L-Glutamine will help with sugar cravings? Any advise would be appreciated so I don't totally bomb my new way of eating.
It takes time for he cravings to go...it can take a week ..if you keep off sugar and flour..
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:24 AM   #7
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Yup, I agree that you need to use some will power initially. Make some bacon or eggs - add a pat of butter. Others suggest a dill pickle seems to curb the cravings as well.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:57 AM   #8
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I go salty & chewy. I keep a big jar of pitted, Kalamata Greek olives in my fridge and fish out 5. Then I take 5 slices of pepperoni, roll them up and push one through the middle of each olive (Where the pit was).

The salt & the textures work really well for me to stave off the sweets craving.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:47 AM   #9
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When detoxing from the sugar during re-Induction, I find eating plenty of yummy high fat items helps me push through the sugar cravings. For me, that would be things containing cheese, bacon, beef, mayo, etc.

By day 4, I find the worst is over. You can do it!
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:58 AM   #10
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L Glutamine helps (its also great for promoting gut health and muscle recovery)

Fat usually helps also... Spoon of butter, hot coffee with coconut oil or mct oil.. Mmmm
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:35 PM   #11
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:19 PM   #12
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I would try anything to stay away. BUT I also discovered a diabetic bakery nearby so I would probably hit them up if I needed a bit of sugar free indulgence.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:30 AM   #13
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Some people get cravings from artificial sweeteners, so I'd avoid those and see if it helps. Try making some simple fat bombs or bulletproof coffee when you're craving sweets. Eating some healthy fat really kills those cravings for me. I will also add avocado. I like to wrap turkey up in a slice of Swiss cheese. Add avocado, a little lettuce, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. It isn't sweet at all, but it somehow gets rid of the sweet cravings.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:18 AM   #14
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I would try anything to stay away. BUT I also discovered a diabetic bakery nearby so I would probably hit them up if I needed a bit of sugar free indulgence.
I don't understand the purpose of a diabetic bakery, unless they bake with stuff like almond flour or coconut flour. Being diabetic, I have to stay away from anything with carbs, not just sugar.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:09 AM   #15
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I think some people have been lulled into the incorrect idea that wheat doesn't raise blood sugars. IT DOES. In the very same way that sugar does. The whole 'healthy whole grains' concept has dug it's roots deep into the thinking when it comes to health eating. It is so wrong particularly for those that already have metabolic damage.
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Old 12-16-2017, 03:39 AM   #16
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I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She could not get her numbers down despite "always checking the sugar content" of the foods she ate. I told her she should be checking carbs, not sugar, and now her numbers are in the non-diabetic zone....even better than mine!!
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:33 AM   #17
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Wow! A simple bit of information can go a long way. You must be so pleased. Too bad her medical team could not impart that bit of knowledge.
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:34 AM   #18
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Wow Carol! Shocking how little the medical community seems to impart to their patients. It's the carbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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