carb cravings

By spinningincircles Latest Reply 2012-01-22 07:29:49 -0600
Started 2012-01-18 20:27:02 -0600

I am newly diagnosed with type 2. I go back for further blood tests tomorrow. Is there anything that helps with carb cravings? I don't eat a lot of meat and fill up with carbs…which is probably how i ended up with diabetes plus being way overweight cuz of a myriad of health problems relating to sarcoidosis and fibromyalgia. I don't eat many veggies either…ugg.

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spinningincircles 2012-01-22 07:29:49 -0600 Report

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions! This morning I took my blood sugar and I'm down 50 points from when I started taking them. I have a long way to go and lots to learn. I am very thankful to have found this site cuz the support will make all the difference. Lots more to learn! …and I am being patient with myself and my learning curve.

MrsCDogg 2012-01-21 08:18:00 -0600 Report

Yep, I find it works that way for me too. The best way for me to get over the sugar craving is to stay away from it! Protein, fat, and non starchy veggies is what works for me. Occasionally and I mean very occasionally some berries are ok. Because I went pretty nuts eating from Thanksgiving to the New Year I am having a bit of difficulty getting over the cravings now. But I will get this whipped again!! You can do it too! You will feel so much better if you can get all that junk our of your diet.

Nick1962 2012-01-19 14:19:38 -0600 Report

And I’ll agree with Gabby and add once you’re over the hump, not only will the cravings go away, you might just find out you don’t have a taste for many things either. The video is a good one, and the main principal for me was not to bring the stuff in the house. You’d be surprised at the creative ways you’ll find to make a “sandwich” at 11:00 at night with no bread. Of course if you’re responsible for a family this may not be possible, so sheer will power will be your best hope.

GabbyPA 2012-01-21 14:06:47 -0600 Report

That is so very true. I know that often after I have given stuff up, and I get that hankering...look so forward to having it...and am let down big time. That happens when I get rid of fast food. For the most part, I don't eat it anymore, but every once in a while you just "need" to have that favorite Combo...and it never tastes as good as I want it to. I have also given up diet soda, and every now and then I try one...YUCK. What did I see in that stuff?

Our bodies adapt and as you feed it well, it will adjust and the bad stuff will taste like it is supposed to...BAD. If I just listen to my body instead of my emotions, I will do fine.

Caroltoo 2012-01-21 14:43:37 -0600 Report

How very true. As an adolscent and college student, I used to go on French Fry runs … largest size available and eaten with a coke. These days I have no desire for any soda — regular or sugar free — and only eat an occassional French Fry off my husband's plate. It is possible to retrain our eating habits, but also our desires.

GabbyPA 2012-01-19 11:00:34 -0600 Report

I find when I start cutting the carbs, the cravings will go away. But it is a rough road to travel for a few weeks. Here is a great video that helps explain about how those cravings work (sugar and carbs work the same way)
I find Natalie's videos to be very through and helpful.

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