Eating a balanced real food diet of protein, fat, and carbohydrates has never ameliorated any of my symptoms. Eating any amount of carbs always increases my cravings. Nonetheless, I have been eating them (ranging between moderate intake and bingeing, the latter being out of my control) for the last year.
Yes, I know that many, many women need carbs. I may need them, too, although evidence does not currently point to them improving anything for me, but right now, controlling cravings is my #1 health need, and other things need to take a backseat to that priority.
The only time I was at a very low body fat level, I was eating very little protein. When I was at my 10-year minimum last year, I was eating plenty of fat still, and quite a bit of carb, and it's worth noting that my body fat was *not* very low at that time, probably around 25-29%.
Sweet potatoes and winter squash make me crave.
Not everyone has the same solution.
Thank you for your concern! I don't mind you posting here at all, but I would prefer you to hear what I'm saying (namely, the above), and not try to keep selling me on something that I am already doing (except, literally, for this 10 day period of treatment).
5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
*Current Weight: 175lb___________________________________*Goal: 135lb
*Deadlift: 225x4_________________________________________*Bac k Squat: 155x2
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