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Carb/Starch Cravings


Anyone else experience an increase in carb cravings specifically starches after eating them? Is there a reason for this? For the most part (90%) i get my carbs from veggies and some fruit but, I notice that when I eat bread, rice or any other starch I will begin to crave more. It can get pretty bad.


Yes, definitely. My high carb day I get all my carbs from glucose rich goodness, also the day I am the hungriest. You release insulin, makes you more hungry, spikes the blood sugar, so it is natural. Just gotta deal with it. :slight_smile:


That’s why ‘cheat meal’ often becomes ‘cheat day’ (for me, anyway). I like flexible dieting but there is a lot to be said for good old cold abstinence!