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    I have serious problems with my carb cravings. I'm wondering how others have managed to combat their cravings? It's like an addiction! The worst are cravings in the evening. What doesn't help is that I have to live with my parents at the moment. Before I could control them more because I had control over what enters my house, but now everything stares me in the face because they have a crappy diet.

    In a perfect world id purge the kitchen of crappy carbs, but that's a no no. Hopefully I'll be living on my own soon. can't wait!
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    Sounds like a stupid answer but...just don't eat them. Find healthy alternatives to snack on if you get a craving. I've been doing this for a few months now, and after a few weeks you'll find your cravings have reduced so much, and if I do eat anything really carby I find it makes me feel really ill.
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    You could try buying bags of salad from the super market (containing lettuce, carrots and red cabbage) or even make your own salad, The bags of salad are 4g carbs per 100 or lower typically so you can eat a lot to fill your stomach without actually taking in many carbs. Just as a comparison, one digestive biscuit contain just over 10g of carbs so you can eat about 250g of salad to get the same carb content as one biscuit which weights like 17g which is nuts.

    If it's late evening snacks you are worried about then I've found if I brush my teeth immediately after dinner (and I've made the decision I don't need anymore food for the day) I won't snack because its too much of an effort to go and brush my teeth again after.

    Just what I found helps, good luck!
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    I crave fats, when I don't eat enough I crave food so I make sure to eat nuts or avocado or something every day and I'm all good. I don't know why, it's not like I otherwise eat too little of them. Do the same? find space in what you normally eat to a controlled amount of a healthy(ish) version of what you crave. I think just will power not to is difficult to maintain for any worthwhile amount of time
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    Why cut out carbs? Just shove a sweet potato on the boil and season it.
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    agree with the last two posters, in my opinion if you're craving something it's because your body is lacking... I have a tendency to not eat enough fats sometimes and I will sometimes get really bad cravings for mcdonalds and stuff, it just lets me know I need to add more fat to my diet and I eat some more cheese and oil and nuts... if you're craving carbs make sure you're adding in some healthy carbohydrates
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    agree with the last two posters, in my opinion if you're craving something it's because your body is lacking... I have a tendency to not eat enough fats sometimes and I will sometimes get really bad cravings for mcdonalds and stuff, it just lets me know I need to add more fat to my diet and I eat some more cheese and oil and nuts... if you're craving carbs make sure you're adding in some healthy carbohydrates
    Yup. One never got fat eating a carb filled Jacket Potato.
 
 
 
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