Evening cravings

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I eat healthy all day until about 7pm in the evening, then all my hard work is undone in a matter of minutes as I have a massive suger craving.

This behaviour/pattern and routine if mine needs to change - but I just can't help myself. Maybe getting support and advice from others will help.

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  • Sunflower333

    Slowly & steadily switch to a lower carb meals '

    This craving will go off

    As now now snack on some nuts like walnuts / Almonds or some cheese

  • Distraction. Go for a walk. Brush your teeth early so that you can't eat any more. Chew on carrot sticks. Find something to occupy your hands.

    Dee

  • Take magnesium on an empty stomach with water before going to bed. Your sugar cravings could be a sign of deficiency, & common for this mineral.

    I prefer the chelated form as it's one of the most bioavailable.

    Alternatively, soak in a bath of epsom salts or magnesium salts for half an hour. At least 500g in the bath, about 2 large mug fulls, should increase your levels. I buy 25kg every few months from the bidding site.

    if you need to eat something, try a good >70% cocoa chocolate. I eat 100g over 7-10 days, so 10-15g a day. It's a good source of minerals, as well as being extremely tasty. Just bought some 100% Montezuma for next week. Tasty & nutritious! Also nice grated on a hot chilli with avocado.

    Dislike the torygraph, but this is a good article: telegraph.co.uk/health-fitn...

    Andrew Baker 28 October 2016 •

    Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a sure-fire stand-by in times of stress, a reliable source of consolation when life has let us down, and a mood-enhancer and romance-inducer in more positive circumstances. But is it at all healthy?

    If you scoff lots of it, obviously not. But there are a host of medically proven ways in which chocolate — good chocolate, which is to say dark chocolate, with a cocoa percentage of around seventy per cent or more — really is good for us.

    Research is continuing all the time, and experts have already found that chocolate is good for the heart, circulation and brain, and it has been suggested that it may be beneficial in such major heath challenges as autism, obesity and diabetes.

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    Here are ten scientifically established health benefits of good chocolate...

  • Welcome to the group Sunflower333.

    How do you know it is sugar your body is craving. It could be some other similar compound it needs. First try giving it what you feel it wants but only in a natural rather than artificial form. Treat it to fruit, particularly berries, which contain purely natural sugars and which will not increase your weight or blood sugars to any significant extent.

  • It's nice to hear this advice as it reinforces what I know - but don't do!

    Thank you

  • now that you realize that 7pm is the time when your going to be tempted be prepared. Tell yourself how well you have done all day and that your not going to give in to a pang. Drink plenty water when you get the temptation to eat as this can give the stomach a feeling of being full Also do something to busy your mind and keep focused. You can do it. wishing you well. love grace xoxo

  • Thanks for your encouraging words. I've just had a thought💭That I will set my alarm at 7pm to prompt me to have a glass of water.

  • this article about cinnamon is really good it tells you all about the correct cinnamon to get and how it balances our blood sugar. I'v stopped taking sugar now and i use this in my rice crispies and on stewed apples and other things. dont get the cinnamon in the supermarket as that is not true cinnamon and has coumarin in it and is bad for us. its a very interesting article and also great to have something sweet that is going to benefit our health. since iv stopped taking sugar iv not had so many cravings for sweets which i had every day. this is the link. livestrong.com/article/5165...

  • Here is how I avoid cravings late at night, lvefitness.com/2017/06/08/e... try eating larger quantities of quality nutrient dense foods that are low in calories

  • i tried the link and it says nothing found.

  • I'm sorry the site is lvefitness.com you can search Eating quality and quantity it should pop up. I also have a lot of dinner,snack, and meal prep recipes on there you can check out all free, clean and healthy hope you enjoy them

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