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Weight loss // Body starts to trick me

Answered on November 05, 2013
Created November 04, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Hi guys,

i have some really issues with losing weight.

Everytime i start a paleo style diet and limit the carbs, this goes well for a week or two and I have even lost 8 pounds. But then comes these weird moment when my body is just craving. It craves especially sweets or high carbs.

Actually I am on a Intermittend Fasting with Bulletproof Coffee and paleo diet (90% of the time). Ate lots of good fats, good meat and veggies. carbs just some sweet potato here and then, occasionally fruit. yesterday there came this weird turning point. for dinner my body was craving sweets. so tried to give in with a banane and some honey and coconut. that was okay for then. but now, my body / mind just wanted sugar so badly. like a dog wanting this fucking ball, jumping arround like a maniac. so it overwhelmed me. i feel frustrated and it's the same feeling as if i lost the fight. game over. starting diet feels easy, maintain it after a crash is so hard.

what going on with me?

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on November 05, 2013
at 04:53 AM

This isn't my way, but putting a toe in the water does work for many folks.

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on November 05, 2013
at 12:37 AM

glutamine powder dissolved in the mouth/under the tongue sometimes helps get past these cravings when they occur. in the longer term the cravings lessen & eventually go away

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on November 05, 2013
at 07:04 AM

So here is the thing. A haven't eat pasta, bread, lots of sweets. I also never drank juice or soda. Just coffee and soda. So it did some reseach and I found this:

http://drwardbond.weebly.com/1/post/2013/05/depression-low-dopamine-not-low-serotonin.html

This exactly what's happening. I tried Bulletproof coffee. So it might be that the coffee triggers these effects.

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on November 05, 2013
at 01:11 AM

I would agree with samc but there's also another way to do it.

Step by step.... eliminate one no-no food after another but not all at once.

"Take the easy shots first".

Fruit, bread, pasta, sugar, soda, juice, sweets, candy, etc.... eliminate one per week or one per month then move on to the next one... your choice.

Cold turkey or step by step, you decide.

It takes a LOT longer but some people find it easier

How about some stats? ht, wt, waist, age, gender, BF % (est), diet, exercise

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on November 05, 2013
at 04:53 AM

This isn't my way, but putting a toe in the water does work for many folks.

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on November 04, 2013
at 11:08 PM

It is a simple concept for me. Go without sweets for a long enough period and eat meats, fish, fats, veggies and at some point you will get beyond the craving for sweets. Everyone is different so it is hard to say how long, but a week or two is not enough time. Either learn to tough it out for a few months or wait until you are ready to take the leap. I can't eat sweets much anymore, a less than 90% dark chocolate bar is too sweet.

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