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    Who besides me has the worst carbohydrate, sodium, or sugar cravings? What do YOU use to combat it? Tea? Some kind of supplement? Aritifical candies with no sugar? Tips, adivce, anything much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodybuilder19 View Post
    Who besides me has the worst carbohydrate, sodium, or sugar cravings? What do YOU use to combat it? Tea? Some kind of supplement? Aritifical candies with no sugar? Tips, adivce, anything much appreciated!
    sweets, right here bro. i learned a long time ago not to keep that stuff in the house and i also realized that if i have one then i'm going to have two and so on, so it's not eating that first one that is the challenge. but as long as i don'
    t have one i'm good......i have one cheat meal a week and include a sweet for desert. i can wait.....
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    I hear ya! Yah its hard to not have sweets in the house when you live with ur parents and the house is full of them ... cakes ... candy ... etc ... once i move out, that will all cease to exist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodybuilder19 View Post
    Who besides me has the worst carbohydrate, sodium, or sugar cravings? What do YOU use to combat it? Tea? Some kind of supplement? Aritifical candies with no sugar? Tips, adivce, anything much appreciated!
    I do. But simply removing the offending items from one's home is not enough, because, if you're like me, you just go out and get them when you want them.

    As far as trying to combat it, here's a few things you can try:
    * Drink a glass of water
    * Chew gum
    * Have some fat, such as a few nuts or peanut butter
    * Do something, such as read, write, etc.
    * Go for a brief walk

    At the end of the day, having cravings and giving into them isn't all bad. And there are times when your body might want them because it needs them and when they are beneficial to consume. You learn to know when those times are, and for every other time that is not one of those times and you resist, you learn self-control and discipline.

    All depends on your goals as well. You will learn what your body can handle and what it can't and what you can and cannot get away with.


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    I always have cravings! What I do is I either drink water, drink green tea, or eat an apple. The apple works most perfectly in combating cravings for me, though. It's filling and sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodybuilder19 View Post
    Who besides me has the worst carbohydrate, sodium, or sugar cravings? What do YOU use to combat it? Tea? Some kind of supplement? Aritifical candies with no sugar? Tips, adivce, anything much appreciated!

    My first few times I would try to cut, I would get the same thing untill I finally came to the understanding that food is only fuel and building blocks for my temple. It also takes 21 days to break a habit so it gets better. To answer your question try using crystal light. There are several flavors and the **** taste just like cool aid. Helped me fight cravings and get the 2 gallons of water a day!
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    Very good suggestions thanks everyone!! ... gonna stock up on some crystal light and keep eating apples!
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    Some good information i found a while ago about causes of food cravings. Some are a little on the holistic side but mostly they are fairly accurate

    Causes of Common

    Food Cravings:


    Acid or sour- Body is full of toxins

    Alcohol- Imbalanced brain chemicals or mineral deficiencies

    Baked goods- yeast, wheat allergy, emotional, lack of love

    Beef- Body low in phosphorus

    Beverages- Phosphorus deficiency

    Bones- Calcium deficiency

    Bread- yeast infection or wheat allergy

    Caffeine- Adrenal exhaustion (needs glandulars)

    Carbohydrates- Yeast or eating triggered by specific emotions or brain hormone imbalances

    Cheese- Yeast infection, sulfite allergy (orange cheeses)

    Chemicals (gasoline fumes, chlorine or petrochemicals)- allergy

    Chalk or plaster- Calcium deficiency

    Chocolate- Cocoa allergy, craving more phenylethylalanine (the love hormone), hormonal imbalances

    Cold weather or prior to rain storms- Mold allergies

    Cravings, same time every day- decreased serotonin

    Cravings, about the same time each day-Cortisone cyclic rhythm changes.

    Cravings, winter months- Possible mold allergies

    Cravings, night- Allergy withdrawal signs or decreased adrenal function

    Dirt or Clay- Mineral or trace mineral deficiency

    Fatigue/Insomnia, cravings with- Low energy, adrenal exhaustion

    Fish and Shrimp craving- Iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism

    Ice cubes- Iron or B6 deficiency

    Ice Cream- Calcium deficiency, yeast

    Licorice- Salt and/or water deficiency (Licorice increases retention of water therefore leading to High Blood Pressure)

    Midnight snacks- try eating frozen foods like melon/grapefruit

    Milk- Low calcium, diminished parathyroid function, poss. yeast

    Nutritional supplements, cravings with- wrong type of supplements

    Orange juice- Allergic addiction to same

    Pepper, black- Chromium or chromium picolinate deficiency

    Peanut Butter- Possible mold/mildew allergies

    PMS, cravings from- Decreased progesterone, Trace mineral or vitamin deficiencies.

    Pregnancy, cravings during- Zinc deficiency

    Salt- Sodium deficiency or decreased sensitivity to salt

    Smoking, cravings with- Nicotine is suppressing insulin levels

    Soda Pop- Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium imbalances.

    Sugar- Corn allergy, Yeast infection

    Water- Diabetes, Addison's disease

    Water- Craving at night- Salt deficiency (Try Celtic Sea Salt-it has way more minerals in it than any salt including the "sea salt" you see in the health food store!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviad View Post
    Some good information i found a while ago about causes of food cravings. Some are a little on the holistic side but mostly they are fairly accurate

    Causes of Common

    Food Cravings:


    Acid or sour- Body is full of toxins

    Alcohol- Imbalanced brain chemicals or mineral deficiencies

    Baked goods- yeast, wheat allergy, emotional, lack of love

    Beef- Body low in phosphorus

    Beverages- Phosphorus deficiency

    Bones- Calcium deficiency

    Bread- yeast infection or wheat allergy

    Caffeine- Adrenal exhaustion (needs glandulars)

    Carbohydrates- Yeast or eating triggered by specific emotions or brain hormone imbalances

    Cheese- Yeast infection, sulfite allergy (orange cheeses)

    Chemicals (gasoline fumes, chlorine or petrochemicals)- allergy

    Chalk or plaster- Calcium deficiency

    Chocolate- Cocoa allergy, craving more phenylethylalanine (the love hormone), hormonal imbalances

    Cold weather or prior to rain storms- Mold allergies

    Cravings, same time every day- decreased serotonin

    Cravings, about the same time each day-Cortisone cyclic rhythm changes.

    Cravings, winter months- Possible mold allergies

    Cravings, night- Allergy withdrawal signs or decreased adrenal function

    Dirt or Clay- Mineral or trace mineral deficiency

    Fatigue/Insomnia, cravings with- Low energy, adrenal exhaustion

    Fish and Shrimp craving- Iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism

    Ice cubes- Iron or B6 deficiency

    Ice Cream- Calcium deficiency, yeast

    Licorice- Salt and/or water deficiency (Licorice increases retention of water therefore leading to High Blood Pressure)

    Midnight snacks- try eating frozen foods like melon/grapefruit

    Milk- Low calcium, diminished parathyroid function, poss. yeast

    Nutritional supplements, cravings with- wrong type of supplements

    Orange juice- Allergic addiction to same

    Pepper, black- Chromium or chromium picolinate deficiency

    Peanut Butter- Possible mold/mildew allergies

    PMS, cravings from- Decreased progesterone, Trace mineral or vitamin deficiencies.

    Pregnancy, cravings during- Zinc deficiency

    Salt- Sodium deficiency or decreased sensitivity to salt

    Smoking, cravings with- Nicotine is suppressing insulin levels

    Soda Pop- Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium imbalances.

    Sugar- Corn allergy, Yeast infection

    Water- Diabetes, Addison's disease

    Water- Craving at night- Salt deficiency (Try Celtic Sea Salt-it has way more minerals in it than any salt including the "sea salt" you see in the health food store!)
    Fantastic post mate, would be interesting to see any of the work that's gone into determining these food-craving interactions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKStrength View Post
    Fantastic post mate, would be interesting to see any of the work that's gone into determining these food-craving interactions.
    I agree with that, i i like to know why things are. A few are pretty obvious, being deficient in minerals and such but some are perplexing.
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    wow yeah great post ... whered u get the informaton from bro?
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    Got the information from:

    www.naturalhealthtechniques.com

    Not a bad site, good information solid information without trying to sell any products.
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