Cravings....

lowcarbies
By lowcarbies Latest Reply 2010-12-17 23:23:44 -0600
Started 2010-12-15 15:19:28 -0600

I have a question…I have been on Adipex for the last month for weight loss. My Dr. told me to limit my carb intake…no pasta, potatoes, bread, candy, etc…and I've been doing really well. I started the low carb diet on 11-13-10 and as of 12-8-10, I had lost 12lbs. My starting wt was 387lbs. Yup, I'm a big girl lol. Anyway, can you tell me if my monthly cycle has anything to do with cravings??? I had a partial hysterectomy in 2003, and of course, have no period. However, I still go thru the symptoms of a cycle…bloating, pimples on my face and back, irritability…just no period. Well, like I said, I was doing really well up until last Friday or so (12-10-10). I take my Adipex around 12noon, and literally don't eat till around 6 or 7pm…I just don't want anything. But for the past few days, I wanna eat almost all day. Can a cycle cause cravings like that and if so, is there anything I can do or take to "block" it?

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7 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-12-17 23:23:44 -0600 Report

Congratson For me periods and carb cravings were definately a dreaded duo until a wonderful early menopause ended their rule. Some monthssheer will power was not enough to keep from overcarbing.

lowcarbies
lowcarbies 2010-12-16 19:55:40 -0600 Report

Thank you for gettin back to me. I will go to that link and read it. I'm back to "normal" now. I weighed Tues and had lost 18lbs this month, my first month. I've tried low carbin it in the past but the withdrawal headaches got to me and I quit. I'm taking Adipex now, and I had some headaches when I first started takin em but for the most part, they're gone. I think I would've lost more but weigh in day caught me on the end of my "cycle"…oh well, It's 18lbs I didn't gain…Thanks for the advice…I sent my question to 2 other PAs and they did not respond..thank yall for answering…I'll add you to my friends list if you're not already on there, k…

~Julie

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-12-16 21:08:47 -0600 Report

Good for you! In my book, any weight loss is a great step. Specially to keep it going through a cycle. That is my trigger. Keep up the great work!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-12-16 09:35:58 -0600 Report

Oh you bet 'cha! Man, I become a carb craving monster before mine. Sheesh! I hate it. It's like I can't control myself. Here is a discussion I posted on it. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/812-menstrual-munchies There might be some additional help in there.

For me, knowing what is causing the cravings is half the battle. So if I can figure it out before I get too far into it, I can usually make a few concerted efforts to choose wisely and curb the cravings. Sometimes you just have to use good old fashioned will power. And maybe a lock on the refrigerator. LOL

oncountydavid
oncountydavid 2010-12-16 09:28:43 -0600 Report

I have always had trouble with cravings and sometimes wanting to eat all day. Blaming depression has been my answer. Trying to keep track of what I am eating helps sometimes but if I am alone, I really have to be careful. Also I am a big girl and my age is 53.