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Old 04-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
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I'm not sure it's carbs... I mean, who knows? Maybe it is. But I don't usually crave carbs in the form of breads or so-called high-carb foods. It's more the horribly sweet sticky stuff (like dulce de lece) or caramel coffee drinks.

My plan-- such as it is-- is to do it for three days and then make a very sensible no highly-processed foods diet. For me that actually means not eating fake meat, either.

Why do it? Not at all because I think it's a panacea, etc. I don't. I think that for me it's more just the idea of-- well, literally, a reboot. I go for months and months doing really really well on how I eat. (lost 25 pounds since August... hella slow, but I'm old and am hypothyroid), but then I do seem to go on these binges. So for me this is just a way to pull myself together.
Sugar is a carb. Carbs = sugars and starches

It's only 3 days so it won't kill you. I'm not saying not to do it. Just that there would be more effective and healthier ways to do it. But sure, try it!



You're right a carb is a carb. I guess the thing is that when I'm craving sugar I don't think (sadly) "I need an orange!" I think, "I need 5 Lindt white chocolate truffles!"

But I know of course there's a lot of emotion involved in eating. I've been anorexic/bulimic. I used to weigh about 100 pounds back in '97... and I didn't get my period for like a year. I've also been 227 pounds. Happily, I've been somewhere in between those two for years and apparently my natural set point is somewhere around 155-- about 10 pounds away from where I am now.
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