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Sugar cravings

Friday, January 31, 2020

They always kick in when I'm sleepy and sore. My RA is being a beast today (it's been raining for hours). I decided I'm not ready to totally give up my crutch and my coach and therapist agree... but I am only eating the good stuff, and that's a start.

No 'meh' desserts out of a box
No handfuls of chocolate chips while standing in the kitchen
No leftover cookies that are kind of dry

If I'm going to have sugar, I'm going to enjoy it. As with all things this year, I'm raising my standards. Let's make dessert special again.
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  • LILIMASH
    Hey :)

    I've been experiencing fewer sugar (mainly chocolate) cravings since I started rehydrating. I didn't know that I wasn't drinking enough water, and that I needed some salt (with its minerals intact) in that water. On archive.org under the books section, I found several books by Dr Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, on water cure, rehydrating the body, and body/back pain. I had to do a little research to find his formula, but it's: Drink half your body weight in water every day. I was confused - what do I weigh myself in, kilos or pounds?! I tested it out, and this is the right one: weigh yourself in pounds and ounces. divide that number by 2. Drink that much in fluid ounces each day. You can convert the number of fluid ounces by typing it into google, and find how many litres that would be, or how many US pints/imperial pints you'd need each day. Add around half a teaspoon of good salt to each pint (to taste - if it's too salty, reduce a little). I had to build up gradually from 2 pints, to 3 pints, eventually up to 6 pints. Wow! I have a long list of ailments that went/reduced after 3 months of rehydrating like this. Every time I slack off drinking enough (with the salt) the ailments return - including the sugar cravings. The best salt I've found is Gros Sel de Guerande - from the French salt marshes - as it's relatively unprocessed and retains it's mineral content. Hope this might help :)
    34 days ago
  • MILLER-S
    I'm not giving up sugar completely, either. I'll have some each day and work it into my eating plan. emoticon

    57 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    I read an interesting article on appetite and lack of sleep. It’s Biology NOT Willpower

    Read an article on Google yesterday that was very helpful in understanding hunger, appetite and willpower.

    There's a scientific reason you crave junk food when you don't get enough sleep
    By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
    https://www.cnn.ph/lifestyle>/2019/10/23/junk-food-slee

    p-deprivation-study-craving.html

    A lack of sleep is linked to overeating especially the overconsumption of junk food which can lead to weight gain.
    57 days ago
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