I keep craving sweets, always have. No matter how well I eat at the end of the day I still crave chocolate, cookies, candy etc. What could I possibly do?
Hi Celia13 .. I am a hardcore sugar addict! I can share a few tricks I have learned from doing Atkins for the past 10 years. The supplement L-Glutamine ( I take 500 mg 3X per day, after each meal ). It works great for me as long as I don't miss a dose. If I do forget to take it I will notice my cravings coming back within the same day. Also, getting enough protein and fiber REALLY helps! If I get a craving, a piece of strong tasting cheese like sharp cheddar, eaten slowly will completely kill the craving.
Just my opinion, but I don't think anything with artificial sweetners is a good idea. I am trying to give up anything that contains it (including Atkins products). Studies are showing that our bodies recognize it as sugar (excess insulin which keeps us fat) and the sweet taste keeps us addicted to sweets.
I hope some of this will help.