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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    I looked up a huge table on the sugars break-down and it looks like dry fruit are relatively close to honey, proportionally, for glucose/fructose, if not as high. So, if honey works, I figure dry fruit might.

    I am also starting to work on eliminating gum chewing in conjunction with the mid-afternoon starch/sugar boost, to see if I can break the habit (I average 7 pieces of gum a day).

    I really, really, REALLY like that nuts are unappealing. I can't emphasise this enough.
    Thanks, that sounds good. I'd certainly rather eat dried fruit than purified glucose.
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    Alas, prunes are no go. Binges on Friday-Saturday, basically immediately after switching. Even got into stuff I did not want for AGES, peanut buter, butterscotch chips. Flashed the rest of that opened package of poor, innocent chips down the drain yesterday night.

    Back to honey tomorrow, doing STOP day today, on broth.
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    Considering I haven't read the book and don't know much about this approach, I may have missed something that makes it either ineffective for these purposes or maybe even a big no-no, but what about something like coconut butter? I have to keep mine hidden, but if I'm gonna cave and give in to the devil, that's my go-to. I like that it's coconut, has fat and satisfies a need for both the salty and the sweet. Mixing it with honey and a nut butter sounds like absolute heaven, but I wouldn't even consider going there because I doubt I'd ever make it back!

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    According to the book, it has to be pure sweet carbohidrate without fat to stimulate the release of serotonine in a small caloric quantity (~ 100 cals). According to the theory, fat and protein do not release serotonine contrary to the previous blah-blah-blah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    Alas, prunes are no go. Binges on Friday-Saturday, basically immediately after switching. Even got into stuff I did not want for AGES, peanut buter, butterscotch chips. Flashed the rest of that opened package of poor, innocent chips down the drain yesterday night.

    Back to honey tomorrow, doing STOP day today, on broth.
    Sorry that didn't work out. I tried dates for one of my doses a couple of days ago. And fell off the wagon yesterday afternoon. Hmm maybe there's a connection lol
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    Well, if prrof is in the honey, this weekend will definetly show it for me. I will be taking my baby to her first day in kindergarden on Friday, and then Monday is the weekend. 4 day weekend is a sure-fire trigger for the evening binges for me normally, so I will try to stick to my eating schedule and honey, and see how it goes. If it passes without a raid on the nut container, I will be completely convinced that honey is just the thing for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    According to the book, it has to be pure sweet carbohidrate without fat to stimulate the release of serotonine in a small caloric quantity (~ 100 cals). According to the theory, fat and protein do not release serotonine contrary to the previous blah-blah-blah.
    Gotcha. I had a feeling I was missing something big.

    I feel for you gals with all of this trial and error stuff and the rollercoaster you're having to ride in order to find what works...
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    This is so interesting to me but mainly from a digestive point of view. I've read there are connections between seretonin and IBS which I have and that most of our seretonin is in the gut. I do feel a weirdness throughout the day like I am not getting enough sugar for my brain and it usually goes away after a few bites of sweet potato in the afternoon. Not sure if I have this correct about the connections but I'm still interested in the results here.

    I haven't read the book but would love to know if there are any paragraphs concerning folks with blood sugar issues wanting to try this?

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    I feel for you gals with all of this trial and error stuff and the rollercoaster you're having to ride in order to find what works...
    Would be on the rollacoster no matter what, so might as well see what can give me the longest comfy rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldstar View Post
    This is so interesting to me but mainly from a digestive point of view. I've read there are connections between seretonin and IBS which I have and that most of our seretonin is in the gut. I do feel a weirdness throughout the day like I am not getting enough sugar for my brain and it usually goes away after a few bites of sweet potato in the afternoon. Not sure if I have this correct about the connections but I'm still interested in the results here.

    I haven't read the book but would love to know if there are any paragraphs concerning folks with blood sugar issues wanting to try this?
    For IBS I have to recommend this The IBS Low Starch Diet Book for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS
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