OK. So I'm on week 3 of the Paleo lifestyle. I'm doing my best to remove all carbs or at least limit them to 25g/day. Due to my schedule, I sometimes eat some protein bars that have a lil carbs.
Lately I'm in the withdrawal phase. Wanting, craving, needing sugar. Seems to happen in the AM mostly??? I Need some suggestions on what I could substitute to meet my sugar cravings that is Paleo-friendly??
For some strange reason it's been a crazy craving for Peanut Butter and chocolate.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I wouldn't focus at all on reducing carbs at this stage. I think it's actually best to have moderate carbs initially, then think about reducing them once you've adapted to Paleo eating.
I'd recommend getting a good amount of carbs from sweet potatoes, pumpkins and yams with your meals. This should help considerably with your cravings.
Totally agree with JeezLouise. Try cooking some bacon in the evening so it's ready for you in the morning - it'll satiate your cravings. When we crave sugar, our bodies are actually telling us we need more saturated fat in our diet. I also recommend coconut butter and dipping some celery or fennel in it to satiate the sugar cravings.
some of us seem to run better without eliminating all carbs. i obsessed over macros at first, but i struggled horribly emotionally and with food prep. now, i eat multiple servings of fruit, veggies, and often rice/potatoes. this keeps me feeling normal/not craving. do what works for you!
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