First question: are you diabetic or hypoglycemic? You could have undiagnosed reactive hypoglycemia, since I've read that a LOT of people do. (It sounds like you might be the latter, given that you say you're taking a bunch of supplements to control insulin already.)
Artificial sweetners can still cause insulin problems in some sensitive people. I'm one of 'em, even stevia makes my insulin very intense and nasty. I'm not sure *why* this happens, but I think it's because the sweetness tricks the brain into thinking it's eaten a lot of sugar, and insulin is released. Primal is basically set up to TONE DOWN insulin, insulin drives sugar cravings drives sugar binges drives fat storage after all! So sweeteners can be bad news.
If you find that you're overeating fruit, keep in mind that fruit is ALSO sugar- fructose- but it's all bound up with fiber so it won't hit your insulin as hard.
However, I find that *too much* fruit is still bad for me. Bad in the same way sugar and grains are bad. This is an individual tolerance thing.
You can try having 10g of protein for every 10g of fruit carb you eat. This is basic Zone diet theory- protein balances carbs and slows down it's impact on your insulin.
I find that fat also moderates insulin response. So always having protein AND fat with fruit might help.
But honestly, for me (and others), too much fruit is just TOO MUCH, no matter what you have with it.
So maybe start with a set amount, say 20g of fruit carb. Have it with 20g of protein and some fat... and see if your cravings don't go away.
A supplement called glutamine will also stop sugar cravings dead within 5-10min. If you open the capsule and put it under your tongue, the craving can sometimes go away in *2 minutes*... just in case it's an emergency! lol.
If you're taking a bunch of STUFF already, you might already be using glutamine. But if not, try it out. Insulin's a pain in the ass, sorry to hear that you're struggling with this too. :/
One final note:
you *may* be using sugar/carbs/fruit due to low levels of serotonin. If you go cold turkey and find that you're irritable, upset, angry, depressed, etc, try some 5HTP or St John's Wort. I also add DLPA to this, but that one's a bit more controversial. It helps, though.
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