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    Craving baked goods/junk food

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    More like orthorexia. Yeah. I worried silently after OP's first post but I didn't zoom in on it, hoping I was wrong.


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    I totally understand, it's not even anything physiological I think. We have such a deep relationship with our food, sometimes you just want something bready for some deeper psychological reason. My advice is experiment with grain-free flours.

    Bread has been one of the biggest losses for me, nothing sops up sauce and egg yolks like it. I have a coconut bread recipe I've developed based off the one in The Coconut Flour Cookbook. It's great with ham and cheese, and also with homemade low-carb strawberry jam when I want something sweet. The Primal Blueprint Cookbook has a fantastic pumpkin muffin recipe that uses coconut flour. I've also used The Coconut Flour Cookbook (replacing the sugar with a smaller amount of Lakanto or Tabletop Just Like Sugar). I recently made a low-carb Cranberry Walnut Quickbread using coconut flour and fresh cranberries that really hit the spot for a craving I was having.

    I think coconut flour is great for most things. I've also started experimenting with plantain flour. I recomend "diluting" the coconut flour with 1/3 arrowroot powder to downplay the coconut flavor and lighten the final baked good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisepassion View Post
    What is your activity level? What are your minimum caloric requirements? A sedentary 5'2" person doesn't have the same carb requirements as a 6' active person. Carb curve IMO fails here.

    Nothing to fear about a tiny bit of sugar. You should be aware of hfcs but even Mark himself says "don't be afraid of a little bit of plain corn syrup" (which is basically the same as grains of purified came sugar).


    Plus take it with a grain of salt if you must, but my cravin for junk food goes down as my consumption of plain sugar (a few teaspoons to fuel athletic performance) goes up. I have only had cake once in the past few months and it was for my bday in July. I just don't crave cookies and cakes the way I used.



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    My activity level is "iffy", as everyday is almost like a hike getting to all my classes, so in that sense I'm getting a lot of activity but it's almost like chronic cardio it tires me out daily that i can't actually do anything "primal" like sprints or weights. I also hurt my back so I'm avoiding anything that will hurt it. I get a bout 2000 cal/ day, and I'm shorter than 5 feet; hence according to the carb curve I feel as though 100g carbs should be right for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    All that stuff always smells better than it tastes. When I smell something delicious like that I just breathe deep and enjoy the smell.
    Totally forgot bread exists, except when I walk by the baker section, then I remember...but find the smell repulsive for some reason. Bet nobody would eat that stuff if they didn't refine the hell out of it and stuff it with sugar.

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    I do not crave much, bread and pasta were surprisingly easy to give.
    What I do crave is seasonal candy. With the holidays coming and all the sweet things on display everywhere...

    I don't know how long I wild hold out but I come to realize that if the craving doesn't go away after a day or two it's best to give in. You only end up eating more of other stuff if you don't
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    All that stuff always smells better than it tastes. When I smell something delicious like that I just breathe deep and enjoy the smell.
    Same. Though I realized the last few times I was near a bakery, it's the cinnamon or butter or chocolate that I like.

    I still like the yeasty smell of beer or a good bakery, but the commissary bread aisle smells like glue and plastic lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenry Hennings View Post
    Refined sugar won't negatively impact your diet/life. All carbs are broken down to the same molecule of glucose. A carb is a carb. A cookie, albeit devoid of any decent nutrients, is another carb source equal to a sweet potato.
    never heard of anybody binging helplessly on sweet potatoes, but know plenty who can down a whole box of cookies no problem. the two are not equal in the brain signaling department, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    the two are not equal in the brain signaling department, sorry.
    Thank you for keeping it real!

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    I understand how you feel. I have been having some gluten, dairy and egg free goodies lately. A local store does some really good donuts and a bakery while I was away did great cupcakes. I have been indulging somewhat but try to restrict it to a Sunday or a special occasion. I know I can't have them in the house, if I do I would have a lot of trouble leaving them alone. I know that the quantity of carbs. like rice, sweet potato or reg. potato has no affect on my naughtier cravings personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    never heard of anybody binging helplessly on sweet potatoes, but know plenty who can down a whole box of cookies no problem. the two are not equal in the brain signaling department, sorry.
    'Devoid of nutrients'

    I said that. Point still stands. A macro is a macro no matter where it comes from

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