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Extreme Sugar Cravings
I have been diagnosed as hyperglycemic. I researched but managing it causes me frustration. Exactly, how is it managed? What is it? Are my extreme sugar cravings associated with it? Help
I've been having sugar cravings increasingly over the past year and have gone from 49 to 55kg in 2 years. Very hard to shift. Also get hot flushes?
Few people treat: Few people treat chocolate, sugar or caffeine addictions although they are very common and hard to overcome. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stiop. ...Read more
Does a person with diabetes 2 have sugar cravings? I don't have diabetes nor sugar cravings but have lost 20lbs in 4wks (unintentional)? Is it diabetes
I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?
Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable (baby spinach, kale) then fruit (blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more
I have an addiction to sugar. Is there anything recommended to eliminate the sugar cravings? Any supplements that I can take?
Sugar craving: Lower carb diet and higher in good fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil. The fats will help w/feelings of satiety. Carbs turn into sugar so avoid them W/in a week your craving will weaken and eventually go away. See doc to make sure you are healthy enough to do this. Peace and good health. You can use stevia for sweetening if you like. ...Read more
How can I get rid of sugar cravings? It's like my body needs the sugar and it's an addiction. I even eat a spoon of sugar if nothing is available!
What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos. I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now. Advice?
Sugar creates spikes:
In insulin which impacts mood and health. High fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar that is in many products. Please read labels to avoid it. High rates of diabetes, even among children today. Here's a link to one book, but there are many. Http://www. Amazon. Com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129
Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have had swollen ankles, numbness in hands and arms. But only numb when I'm not feeling terrible pain in my wrists. I have put on weight over 2 years and I have sugar cravings. What's wrong with me?
Impossible to say: You need a complete evaluation starting with a primary care doctor. The possible causes are numerous. ...Read more
Tender breast smell sensitivity extreme fatigue nausea food cravings light spotting frequent headaches but negative prego test what's next?
Primary care: That is a lot of symptoms. Since the pregnancy test is negative we can exclude that. I would schedule a primary care visit to go through the long list one by one and an organized process for testing and evaluation can be done. ...Read more
Protein, H20 &grazing: We crave sugar, salt and fat when we go too long without eating, are addicted to junk food, have low energy, or get dehydrated. Protein meals stay with us longer;water fills us up and helps our digestion operate efficiently; and eating small snacks high in protein between meals (i.e. 10 almonds at 2pm) keeps us from feeling like we are "starving". Eat well frequently! ...Read more
Depends: I will say it depends on the diet and add that for the most part, diets are ineffective long-term. Life style changes are what are important. If you are having food cravings, it is likely those are the foods you will eat once you stop the diet. Wouldn't it be better to find a lifestyle in which you can just stick with, for life? ...Read more
Great question: This question shows you've started on the path to healthy food choices. Often cravings are emotional or physical - what does your heart or body need? Consult functional medicine nutritionist or physician to look at underlying causes. Try therapy or support groups (in person or online). Check your emotions in the moments of cravings - what are you really wanting? Add veggies and probiotics. ...Read more
Tough: It may be unavoidable to crave unhealthy foods, but as much as possible try to only keep healthier options in your home so it will be less likely you will reach for the unhealthy. If you eat out, try to choose places that offer healthy options and ask the server to only tell you about those options. Try to stick to prespecified times for eating, and not to have unplanned snacks. ...Read more
Eat healthy: Alternatives. Try snacking on carrots, celery, pickles, cherry tomatoes, fruits. Even pretzels can help since it's hard to eat too many pretzels! If you fill yourself on healthier snacks it will be easier to fight the junk food cravings. Exercise since it may reduce your appetite and make u more resolved to eat well. ...Read more