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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:36 PM

24. Oh yes, the cravings!

Some people just couldn't BELIEVE what I was doing, how could I POSSIBLY live without sweets or pasta or potatoes. What I found was that it was hard for about three weeks -- and then it got really easy. I could stare down foods that had just weeks before been irresistably tempting. I think it's the presence of cheap carbs in our diet that triggers our craving for more cheap carbs. After all, in nature that's storable energy, and could come in handy during an upcoming lean time, but for modern humans there really are no upcoming lean times and we just pack it on. I'm not as strict today as I was back then but I've learned that I can push it a bit for a meal now and then because the condition is chronic.

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