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Does Anyone Else Have Cravings?

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Am I missing something in my diet? Since going gluten-free, I have been craving candy and chocolate, and never used to have a sweet tooth. I imagine my body is freaking about about the reduction in refined carbs in general, but oddly enough, I'm not craving bread, but gum drops and jelly beans and the like! This definitely doesn't do much for the waistline when I indulge! Ideas? I am not the BEST at maintaining a healthy diet, but what I might be missing in food intake I make up for with a daily multivitamin.

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Peanut butter cookies. :D And it's funny, I never really liked them before going gluten free. <_< Marcia

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M&M's are a quick fix for me. There is also a long list of candies that are availble to us. Stay tooned and I will post you some of them.

Lisa

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To S\stave off the choc. fix....

Cadberry Eggs

snickers

Dove Choc.

Mars

Neccos - my fav.

Reses PB Cups

Tooties Rolls.

Any many more, someone will post the Candy List for you.

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I go the the frozen section of the grocery store and see the California, thin pizza and say...ohh. But then I would take one bite and say that I have done that. Never did like pizza before. It's all a mind game. You can't have it, so tell youself that you don't need it. That's how I try to deal without getting angry.

Reprogram yourself and perhaps is will be easier for you.

Lisa

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I have developed a habit of eating Dove Dark Chocolate--I crave it every day! I buy the little individualy wrapped squares and try to limit them to 2 or 3 a day. That dosen't always work :ph34r:

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I had a chocolate free day today. So far anyway :lol:

I'm still having a few pains in my chest, so I am trying to see if it is the chocolate. I sure hope not :unsure:

I love the green and black's 70 % cocoa MMMmmmm

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I have developed a habit of eating Dove Dark Chocolate--I crave it every day! I buy the little individualy wrapped squares and try to limit them to 2 or 3 a day. That dosen't always work :ph34r:

Just two or three Doves a day! What discipline....do I get cravings?? Only all the time now. Hershey's Hugs for me, milk chocolate and almonds.....wish I could say I was like Patti, but am known to eat half a bag at a time.... :ph34r: Generally I don't keep stuff like that in the house as I just want to keep eating!

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I have had the opposite effect. I used to crave my coffee in the mornings and now for some reason, I can't even stand the idea. The only explanation I can come up with is that my flavored coffee had gluten in it.

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I think that craving sweets is a reaction to too much protein - and you can offset it a bit by eating apple cider vinegar. what? that's not as yummy as desssert. (The theory is you've got a lot of acid foods and need alkaline - or you've got a lot of contractive foods and need expansive -- I forget which.)

Always the killjoy....

You know what I've been eating for dessert since I gave up all sugar, fruits, and sugary veggies five days ago (yes, I know exactly how many days it's been, how many minutes, how many seconds).....

almond butter

4 drops stevia

cinnimmon (sP?)

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I get cravings all the time! Most of the time, out of absolutely nowhere, and sometimes for the strangest things, that its like NEED..IT..NOW.. :P

I'm more addicted to coffee since being gluten-free, seriously..

~lisa~

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I think that craving sweets is a reaction to too much protein - and you can offset it a bit by eating apple cider vinegar. what? that's not as yummy as desssert. (The theory is you've got a lot of acid foods and need alkaline - or you've got a lot of contractive foods and need expansive -- I forget which.)

I think cravings in general are a sign that you're missing something in your diet, though the thing you are craving may be unrelated to what you need. That's why people who go on "diets" fall off their programs. Their bodies are telling them to EAT!! and they get mad cravings.

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I think cravings in general are a sign that you're missing something in your diet, though the thing you are craving may be unrelated to what you need. That's why people who go on "diets" fall off their programs. Their bodies are telling them to EAT!! and they get mad cravings.

I agree eKatherine. I was going to say that I thought cravings were the body's natural way to signal deficiencies. Also I have read they can be about balance in the body, and the yin and yang of energy. For example, if you eat a lot of salt, then often you crave something sweet to balance it out (i.e. salty sunflower seeds/popcorn chased by a soda) And then I have also read that you can have strong cravings for what you are allergic/intolerant too, like an addiction.

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I wonder what I am missing - since

lately I've been craving avocados!

So weird.... B)

My guess would be fat, avocadoes are high in fat and the enzyme lipase. They are also high in potassium.

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Maybe I'm missing something that's found in the candy and chocolate. Hmm....as much as I'd like to VALIDATE eating it all the time...I suppose I should figure out what that item is I"m missing! Here's my argument...at least I'm eating DARK chocolate...kinda better than milk...supposedly.

Something else I'm craving RIGHT NOW? A Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. Funny thing is, I haven't eaten these on a consistent basis since I was a kid. I need to find some GOOD gluten-free bread. Yum yum yum

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I wonder what I am missing - since

lately I've been craving avocados!

So weird.... B)

I ALWAYS crave avocados. Especially guacamole!

Leah

I agree eKatherine. I was going to say that I thought cravings were the body's natural way to signal deficiencies. Also I have read they can be about balance in the body, and the yin and yang of energy. For example, if you eat a lot of salt, then often you crave something sweet to balance it out (i.e. salty sunflower seeds/popcorn chased by a soda) And then I have also read that you can have strong cravings for what you are allergic/intolerant too, like an addiction.

This latter issue is the one that worries me. Since going gluten-free, I find I'm craving AND eating even MORE starchy foods than I did in wheaty days. I'm not sure if it is some sort of subconscious attempt to re-gluten myself... none of these starches have gluten, but they are often things that would have had wheat in them before. I always liked starchy food, ate a lot of "healthy" grains, but a reasonable balance. Now I find I'm really going overboard, having a hard time stopping. I've been gluten-free for about 6 weeks now, & it doesn't seem to be stopping. Anyone else have this experience? Or have any insights about what's going on?

Leah

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Leah..

I remember going through that when I tried the oh-so-popular Adkins diet back in the day. I figure I'm going through a similar thing...with the candy and such...just in carbohydrates in general. I don't know if it's normal or not or if we're missing something...

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Leah..

I remember going through that when I tried the oh-so-popular Adkins diet back in the day. I figure I'm going through a similar thing...with the candy and such...just in carbohydrates in general. I don't know if it's normal or not or if we're missing something...

Hmmm, very interesting. With me it isn't candy so much as the cookies, bread, crackers, that sort of thing.

Leah

I had intense sugar cravings after I went gluten-free. That went away after a few months.

Hope mine go away soon! I'm gaining weight I didn't really need!

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