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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Food Cravings (Definition)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have ...Read more


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Craving sugar and insomnia with Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal. Is this normal?

Craving sugar and insomnia with Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal. Is this normal?

Well..: That is possible. Sugar craving is sometimes seen with depression. Insomnia can also been seen with depression. Either you are not ready to come off or you are experiencing some discontinuation sxs. ...Read more

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How to stop food cravings and binges?

How to stop food cravings and binges?

Distraction: Find another healthy activity to replace them - eat healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while taking metformin medifcation lower my blood sugar?

Will drinking alcohol while taking metformin medifcation lower my blood sugar?

Small amount/large: Drinking small amount of alcohol may be alright, but if you drink too much it can lead to a serious condition called lactic acidosis, which can be life threatning, discuss with your doctor how much you can drink it will not lower your blood sugar, and may raise it as alcohol is carbs. ...Read more

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What spices control high blood sugar?

What spices control high blood sugar?

None: Cinnamon has been shown in some studies (and not in others) to have a very weak effect on blood sugar - not sufficient to make it useful for treatment. Stay away from supplements and other junk which promise a lot and can't deliver. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. Spices in the food you don"t eat will help by lowering weight. ...Read more

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Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Clarithromycin: can give a metallic taste in the mouth and GI symptoms but not the combination you are describing. Call your doctor and see what they advise you to do. Do not stop antibiotic without first checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can stress effect blood sugar levels - lowering them? Not diabetic. Usual breakfast of miniwheats giving me reactive hypoglycemia all week.

Can stress effect blood sugar levels - lowering them? Not diabetic. Usual breakfast of miniwheats giving me reactive hypoglycemia all week.

Stress increases: Glucose. I have never seen a real case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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New gluten free diet. Feel tired, dizzy, craving butter and dairy. Symptoms go away if I eat cookies or breads. When does gluten free withdrawal end?

New gluten free diet. Feel tired, dizzy, craving butter and dairy. Symptoms go away if I eat cookies or breads. When does gluten free withdrawal end?

Add healthy carb: Gluten free does not mean compete carb free but veggies and fruit - fresh produce and dairy as fermented products ( Yogurt , Kefir) , low fat cheese, Avocado, nuts. all these foods supply good energy and balanced carbs and protein. Nutrition needs balance. Gluten is not needed for sustenance. Check with your Doc. lab work and exam if there is any other disorder as diabetes, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings . Will gymnema help? Dosage?Take levothroid and blood press.Meds...

Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings . Will gymnema help? Dosage?Take levothroid and blood press.Meds...

See doctor: Losing 70 lbs without trying is a big deal and may signal a serious medication condition. Diabetes may be one and too much thyroid another- to name a couple. You need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Might drinking diet soda and using sugar substitutes really affect weight loss?

Might drinking diet soda and using sugar substitutes really affect weight loss?

CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN!!!: Diet soda is extremely toxic & one of the least healthy "foods" you can ingest. The chemical sweeteners can cause a myriad of serious health problems & are proven to cause weight gain. Anyone interested in being healthy should never drink these! see http://kimberlysnyder.Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/ also see comment for new info that these drinks may increase risk of cancer! ...Read more

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How to stop craving junk food?

How to stop craving junk food?

Junk food: Dont start eating it in the first place. Don't watch TV ads. Learn how it will kill you. Get the DASH diet book and follow it. here is book numbef ISBN 9780743410076 good luck ...Read more

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What's the rebound effect after eating simple sugar?

What's the rebound effect after eating simple sugar?

SIMPLE SUGAR REBOUND: After consuming appreciable amount of simple sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose, what happens is blood sugar quickly rises and that increases the production of Insulin and that quickly acts and brings the sugar down to hypoglycemic levels and as blood sygar falls you feel more hungry and crave for more sugars and if you eat or drink more sugars, same cycle keep repeating and cause obesity. ...Read more

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Will metformin clear high blood sugar levels if it's taken after eating to many carbs?

Will metformin  clear high blood sugar levels if it's taken after eating to many carbs?

Not very well: What's needed to help clear glucose from the blood after a meal is insulin. Metformin does not increase the amount of Insulin secreted, so it won't help much. It may help some, because it makes cells more responsive to whatever amount of Insulin is present. The best way to keep after-meal sugars down is to stick to the meal plan!. Light exercise may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can methylprednisolone cause intense sweet food cravings?

YES: Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid used to treat inflammatory conditions. In general, Medrol (methylprednisolone) can cause weight gain. One mechanism for the weight gain is that it can cause cravings for many different types of food. ...Read more

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Can eating just sweets cause low blood sugar levels after the spike?

Can eating just sweets cause low blood sugar levels after the spike?

No: There is no such thing as post meal hypoglycemia. Your body protects you against such things unless you are on diabetes medication. Don't get your medical information from friend, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How do I stop my intense sugar cravings everyday?

How do I stop my intense sugar cravings everyday?

Sugar cravings: Sugar can be just as addictive as crack cocaine. For more information on how this works, view the video by robert lustig, md on youtube, entitled "sugar: the bitter truth." help is avaiable for compulsive food issues through overeaters anonymous (www.Oa.Org). ...Read more

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How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

Snacks: Replacing eating with recreational activity might help. Fruits and vegetables are healthy snacks. ...Read more

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How do I make my sugar cravings go away?

How do I make my sugar cravings go away?

See details: No one can teach you self-control. You have to figure this out for yourself. Eat protein instead. ...Read more

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Is there a healthy and effective way to cut out sugar cravings?

Is there a healthy and effective way to cut out sugar cravings?

Protein: Sometimes eating more protein and moderate good fats like those found in nuts, can decrease your cravings. It will take about two weeks to do this. Also make sure that you are well hydrated because sometimes hunger is confused with thirst. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

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

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings . Will gymnema help? Dosage?Take levothroid and blood press.Meds...

See doctor: Losing 70 lbs without trying is a big deal and may signal a serious medication condition. Diabetes may be one and too much thyroid another- to name a couple. You need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Why wouldes the menstrual cycle affect sugar cravings?

Why wouldes the menstrual cycle affect sugar cravings?

Sugar Cravings: I don't know if we know the reason but it is a common symptom of pms which makes me think it is hormonal but that is just my opinion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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I have an addiction to sugar. Is there anything recommended to eliminate the sugar cravings? Any supplements that I can take?

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

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What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

What do sugar cravings  constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

See Dr.: A 70 pound weight loss is troublesome, especially if you are not trying to lose weight? Sugar craving and weight loss, may indicate diabetes as one example, but either way, you need an exam and testing by a dr. A soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

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

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How do I curb sugar cravings? I've tried chromium tablets for a couple of weeks - no help there! and how do I get rid of belly fat without painful crunches ?

It's not physical,: It's mental. You need to diet, exercise, lose weight and make major changes to your lifestyle. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. You need to change your life, not take more pills. Get some willpower! good luck! ...Read more