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A question for low carbing ladies..

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Sam1970, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Sam1970

    Sam1970 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I am really struggling today as I am craving carbs like mad....it's that time.... and i'm not sure how to get rid of the cravings without giving in....any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Master

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    I used to have a couple of squares of dark chocolate - 70% or higher? I used to drink a lot of water too. If I was really desperate I kicked the husband (we don't have a cat). :)
     
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    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find a couple of squares of dark chocolate ( 85%) helps- I sometimes have a soya latte when out and about and that seems to curb any cravings too. The longer you can deny the cravings, the easier it gets. A piece of cheese and a slice of cooked meat also helps me when I feel like weakening.
     
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  4. Kezzer4321

    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Find something that you really like that's not a carb and pig out a little. For me I would make a tomatoe and cucumber salad with olives and feta cheese covered in olive oil. Or maybe have something naughty like berries and cream that way your head will think your having what you crave...
     
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  5. Sam1970

    Sam1970 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks.... I thought about the chocolate but tbh i'm not sure I would have the will power to have a couple of squares at the moment. Ended up having full fat cream cheese and cucumber sticks....not quite the chicken and mushroom pastie thats my usual go to....but it did the trick :)
     
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    Winifred12345 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm feeling the same, just had cheese and pickles!
     
  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't think I get proper carby cravings any more - but generally if I'm getting a migraine, or I'm very tired or hungry, I find a bit of a low carb/fatty treat instead of a carby sugary one can help me, so for example:
    • thick cream with a couple of strawberries
    • low carb "Bounty bars" - I use a microwaved variation of the recipe posted here
    • one piece of 85% cocoa dark chocolate
    • a small almond or hazelnut chocolate cookie
    • and I often just have a spoon full of almond or peanut butter straight from the jar which is a really quick fix!
    There are all sorts of recipes for various treats, low carb fat or nut balls, etc, if you search in our low carb recipes thread, or do a Google search, and these should help too.

    Robbity
     
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    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Whipped cream, (whip up 1 tablespoonful), add a spoonful Greek yoghurt, 10 frozen berries, a spoonful of toasted flaked almonds, 10g grated 90% chocolate. Decadent but beats the carb cravings a treat. :)
     
  9. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Coffee with cream
    Berries n cream
    Pork scratchings
    Ham with cream cheese
    Low carb hot choc (cocoa powder, sweetener and cream)

    Basically, the ONLY thing that ever gets rid of carb cravings, for me, is eating enough fat.
    And that works like magic!
     
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  10. Sam1970

    Sam1970 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Oh wow that sounds good! Thank you.
     
  11. Sam1970

    Sam1970 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Have the pork scratchings ready for tonight... :) must admit Fat does seem to work.... A couple of cubes of cheese did the trick earlier.
     
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    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You're probably unlikely to want to eat a lot of this at once. It's an acquired taste, especially 80%+. I didn't like it at first when I started low-carbing, but now enjoy it, one square with coffee, say, or one square as in the 'recipe' I make for a dessert or a craving-crusher (above). The higher the cocoa content, the lower the carb. It's not sickly like some of the standard versions of dark chocolate either, some of which which tend to have a lower cocoa ratio.
     
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    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @lizdeluz OMG this sounds fabulous - will have to try this out
     
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  14. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes the fat should work because you're essentially replacing the carbs you've stopped eating with fat for (at least some of!) your energy source.

    As you're seeing you can eat the good for diabetics "tasties" without having to resort to carbohydrates. We have a lady on the forum who has taken low carb baking to great heights!

    Robbity
     
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    For even more healthy chocolate and a bit of coconut oil - melt 100 gram proper dark chocolate 85% or more, mix in 100 - 200 gram coconut oil add a little sweetener if you need. To get bit size pieces, use a spoon for the mix and add to a silicone mould with nice little shapes.
     
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