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    Trying to figure out what my cravings are telling me. By limiting carbs, I've managed to drop ~30 pounds over the course of a couple of years. However, at times (more often than not) I have been craving extra fat. There are days I feel like I could eat a 1/2 a stick of butter like a candy bar. I even like havng a spoonful of left over bacon grease from time to time.

    My diet over the past year is probably averaging ~60% fat, 20-30% protein and 10-20% carb. I have eliminated grains and limit fruit to a couple (if that) servings in a week (usually blueberries or strawberries). I seem to tolerate cheese, so I do eat a fair amount of hard cheese. Oddly, I crave peanut butter (not primal - I know). If it is in the house, I could eat it by the spoonful (with extra butter).

    Has anyone else on this forum ever felt like this?

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    Yes. Eat more fat. You're craving it for a reason.
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    • #3
      Ya...I ate half a block of cheese today. No biggy. I did two 24 hour fasts this week (one intentional and one accidental) so I am not in the least worried. I regularly eat spoonfuls of bacon fat or coconut oil. As long as you are satisfied with your physique then I wouldn't get to bent out of shape over the occasional block of cheese or stick of butter :-)
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      • #4
        I just had half a pint of whipped heavy cream. Fat is good

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        • #5
          Funny you should mention that - yesterday I finished off a half pint myself while waiting for my eggs to finish frying in butter and bacon grease.

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          • #6
            Does eating extra fat help when you feel like you're craving sugar? I have issues where I crave sugar or feel like I'm going into a rage at times from the detox and am wondering if that helps?
            Georgette

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            • #7
              Originally posted by geostump View Post
              Does eating extra fat help when you feel like you're craving sugar? I have issues where I crave sugar or feel like I'm going into a rage at times from the detox and am wondering if that helps?
              Yes, definitely!
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              • #8
                It does seem to help me.

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                • #9
                  I guess I'm still at that phase where the idea of just eating fat by itself is nasty. Maybe I should eat more bacon to help me get into that mindset?
                  Georgette

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                  • #10
                    drink straight heavy cream. bye bye cravings. bonus points for pastured an/or raw.

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                    • #11
                      Definitely. Eating more bacon is ALWAYS good. :-)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by geostump View Post
                        Does eating extra fat help when you feel like you're craving sugar? I have issues where I crave sugar or feel like I'm going into a rage at times from the detox and am wondering if that helps?
                        I am finding it totally helps me! My ice cream craving was quelled by a bowl of whipped cream with a few blueberries and a square of 90% dark choc grated in on Sunday. In fact, it was sorted so satisfactorily that I couldn't finish the bowl!

                        I have also tried nibbling cheese or a sliver of butter when cravings for sugar have been strong and it has worked every time. Often just a mug of chai with some heavy cream fixes any cravings for me
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                        • #13
                          Have a tablespoon of coconut oil. It's sweet, so should help quell the sweet tooth, while fulfilling your fat requirements.
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                          • #14
                            I eat slices of pastured butter when I have cravings.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                              Have a tablespoon of coconut oil. It's sweet, so should help quell the sweet tooth, while fulfilling your fat requirements.
                              Or a slug of coconut milk.

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