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Sugar Addicts W1B2

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

emoticonI've been told that eating protein helps stop sugar cravings.

emoticonI am going to try this this weekend... see if I can go the whole weekend without not only sugar (which I think I can live without) BUT FAKE SWEETENERS too.

emoticonI've been pretty good about maintaining enough proteins as far as the 2 servings 3x a day guidelines, but the Atkins site says I should be getting (for a low carb diet) about 12-18 oz of meat. I do not think I'm eating anywhere near that, which may be part of the problem.

emoticonI am also eating plenty of veggies. I have found in the past that if I eat just meat (because it's simpler) I start eating poorly. When I eat veggies every day I am more likely to maintain integrity.
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  • ADZY86
    Try and keep/add as much fat as possible in there. In fact, perhaps counterintuitively, try and have more grams of fat in the day than protein. Eating fat won't make us fat, but there is a chance that you could eat too much protein than your body can deal with and that can make us fat (not as badly as carbs do, but there is still a chance). I'm still learning all of this, so read up more on it. But add olive oil, butter, cream, cheese etc to your day and it will fill you up longer and keep you from wanting carbs.
    3393 days ago
    What's your fat intake like? Can you increase that as well as or instead of the protein?

    3394 days ago
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    I'm also a sugar addict. Protein, particularly from light dairy has helped me with some of my cravings, as well as fruit and yogurt. Good luck!
    3394 days ago
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