View Full Version : When will the sugar cravings disappear?
10-16-2005, 09:03 AM
I've been following this way for over 2 months now yet the sugar cravings never seem to go away. I don't even do any of the natural sweetners (other than fruit) yet they seem to always lurk at me...how long before these disappear? I started taking a mix of chromium with l carnitine in it but are there any other suggestions as well for getting rid of sugar cravings? i don't even do dried fruit, either...yet they just lurk and lurk! It's driving me insane!
10-16-2005, 09:09 AM
You might try making sesame milk. I remember Victoria Boutenko was craving sugar and a nutritionist friend told her when you crave sugar the body really wants protein. So she began making sesame milk everyday and soon after her sugar cravings were gone. Just a thought!
10-16-2005, 09:53 AM
Eat a lot of greens! I heard cravings for sweets are actually a deficiency in calcium. So sesame milk and kale, collards, etc. might help!
And stay away from artificial sweetners. They are know to increase sugar cravings!!
Sharon in Colorado
10-16-2005, 10:13 AM
Livenraw are you eating enough fruit? Fruit was put on earth to satisfy our sweet teeth. Please make sure you are eating enough of it, and plenty of greens to get your minerals in.
When you eat lots of fruit your body will be satisfied and have enough fructose to run energy on. You will not crave sugar so much.
10-16-2005, 10:24 AM
I totally agree with the above posts.
I used to have terrible sugar cravings, so I would make almond milkshakes every day, about 2 cups almond milk 10 dates, vanilla bean cinnamone etc. and I'd drink that down, mmmmmmmmmmm
After about a month, it was all of a sudden way too sweet, so I made it with just 5 dates, still too sweet, dropped down to about 2 dates, then it was way sweet, but I could drink it.
Now, I don't use any dates, no sugar cravings at all.
And I can't even hardly eat a banana, maybe one a week, because they are way too sweet for me. I like oranges, which taste way sweet too, but I mostly eat apples now, used to not like them at all, and strawberries, which are way sweet, but a few months ago, I had to have bananas with them, as they were so tart.
Your tastes will change, be forwarned. I used to love pesto stuffed mushrooms, ate about 4 to 8 each day, haven't had one in weeks.
I used to eat the barley burger patties every day, haven't had one in weeks.
Now, I'm eating almost nothing but fruits, pineapple, orange, banana apples, grapes, strawberries, etc.
OH, and melon, I had honeydew, and it was so sweet, I almost couldn't eat it, and yet, I always thought they were just kinda okay before, I like cantaloupe, but not as by itself, usually with berries, now, I love them plain, they are perfect for me, I always thought they were kind of bland, but now they taste great. So, things do change.
OH, and I couldn't drink a pop to save my life, now water tastes sooooooo good, but it used to taste nasty, and only pop would satisfy my thirst, I can't even believe I used to drink it, I mean, I can't imagine drinking any kind of soda now.
You'll see how your tastes change over a period of time.
10-16-2005, 04:13 PM
Let's see...don't do artificial sweetners - don't even do natural sweetners. Eat a TON TON TON TON TON TON of fruit - eat it ALL DAY LONG - and a VARIETY - apples, oranges, bananas, cantaloupe, mangoes, watermelon, berries, etc...yet still, those sugar cravings have yet to disappear. So I'm trying to figure out what else it could be. I've made the raw almond banana milch shakes before. They're good but they make me crave more and more as well (I mean, sugar)...and I am loading up on all my greens as well...and a variety there, too...so is there something else I might be missing?
Sharon in Colorado
10-16-2005, 06:08 PM
After you have tried eating lots of fruit, can you get back to us on how it made you feel? I'd really love to hear it, as every long term raw fooder I know of (we just had a 15 year raw fooder here speak to us about it too) eats a ton of fruit, and mostly fruit as their caloric intake, with the balance being greens. They also tend to eat less concentrated fats like nuts.
I personally overdo the fats & such in the beginning of a transition, I've done this off and on raw for years now. If I go too fast into a pure diet, I feel deprived as my body isn't acclimated yet.
Tis why I'd like to know from your perspective, since you've been doing this 4 years straight, correct?
Oh - hee hee I just realized that you said YOU eat tons of fruit all day long already. Just curious, are you eating them in meals? Are you eating celery or other greens with them?
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