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sugar carb cravings at night..

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 30, 2013 at 9:48 AM

i m ..5"2 and weight is 130 pounds..i wanna loose 30 pounds acording to my height ..i just want to have a clean life..like without sugar in my tea coffee...but i really cant help out..coz of my sugar carb cravings...so i have started taking 800mcg of chromium....guys can u pls tell me is it safe to take this much or shall i take half of it..and shall i consume it with meals or without meals..really confuded..any suggestions

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The ALA form is 50% of the R form. If the R form is less than 2x the price, buy it, otherwise, buy the ALA form.

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I've been wondering if the R form is worth the extra money. What do you think ?

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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One of the things you could try is to take ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), which is a wonderful antioxidant, but it also seems to cut down sugar cravings.

The other is to take some L-Glutamine (in powder form), which tells your brain that you did infact eat something sweet, even though you haven't, so it quiets down the sugar craving.

874ff271ca3379984344d5f9f760fec3

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on August 31, 2013
at 09:59 AM

I've been wondering if the R form is worth the extra money. What do you think ?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on September 01, 2013
at 03:58 PM

The ALA form is 50% of the R form. If the R form is less than 2x the price, buy it, otherwise, buy the ALA form.

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on August 30, 2013
at 01:24 PM

I had this problem and eventually came to the conclusion that some people just need starches, it's that simple. I have a small amount of sweet potato with lunch and dinner, sugar cravings down, also stress levels down (was highly agitated without starches, would hate to think how high my cortisol levels must've been). Ultra low carb is great for some, but some people (such as myself) need a higher carb version of paleo. That said a higher carb version of paleo is still less than half the carbs of a person on the typical SAD diet.

Listen to your body.

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on August 30, 2013
at 10:28 AM

I think a more helpful way of resolving this is eating some starchy foods during the day.

If you already are, then you can pretty much disregard the rest of this post.

Simply try eating a large sweet potato or a cup of cooked white rice, and a piece of fruit per day.

And for those who are finicky about carbohydrate maths if you ate all three I listed above together you would be around 100g.

Uma, cutting out sucrose and processed foods is very helpful, cutting out all starchy foods is less helpful. You will probably find that including some starchy foods during the day will not only reduce your cravings but also give you one other source of nutrition. More so easier the way of eating you can keep, the more consistent you will be, the easier the weightloss.

From what I understand chromium aids in the glucose uptake (via GLUT4) of cells, a deficiency impairs the removal of glucose from the bloodstream. I can understand that chromium supplementation may then aid someone who is insulin resistant and thus impaired in their ability to take up glucose.

Eating a sweet potato (which is less than 40g of carbohydrate) a day is not going to have any negative impact on your weight-loss (unless perhaps GAPS/SCD etc), if anything the nutritional benefits will aid your goals.

Why not try this for a couple of weeks first, and if it seriously doesn't help then try chromium supplementation.

The Perfect Health Diet recommendations for Chromium are 200 mcg one to three times per week.

Also if you ate three egg yolks per day you would be getting around 140mcg of chromium. 183mcg chromium per 100g of egg yolk.

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