I was thinking of buying L-glutamine (or whatever it is called).
I have read a post where somebody recommended Magnesium L-Threonate. Another person - Magnesium Citrate.
So, what should I buy? I am on a budget, so I can only get one, not all three. What should I get - L-glutamine or something else?
Please, list only those things that actually worked for you. Also, if you are gluten intolerant/celiac, please mention it.
EDIT: maybe I should re-word it - What worked for you for sugar cravings?
My WOE (Way of eating)
Soup: spinach, cabbage, broccoli, onion, garlic, meat, carrot, mushrooms, beets, other vegetables sometimes bone broth
Lunch - nothing (I am not hungry)
Soup - same as breakfast but fish
I know you are going to say I don't get enough fat. I have tried all fats/oils/butter/ghee and either I react to them or don't like them. I am not going to force feed myself something I don't like.
I always get fatigued after meals and crave sugar like crazy. If I eat sugary stuff (I have been craving ice-cream lately), I am not as fatigued.
EDITED: Thank you everyone, but I have already found a solution and I no longer have sugar cravings. Not sure if I should close this question or not.
When I feel like snacking onto something sweet, I just take a bite of butter. Irish Kerrygold is the one I like best.
The biggest advocate of butter consumption that I'm aware of is Dave Asprey of Bulletproof Exec, in his Bulletproof Diet.
Hmm. How much exercise are you getting? Is it possible that you are not taking in enough calories?
Also note, both carrots and beets are pretty sweet as vegetables go. Could including them in your vegetable mix be providing enough sugar to keep your cravings going, so to speak?
I gather that you are not eating fruit at all (nothing wrong with that, just noting it and wondering if you eliminated it because of its sugar content).
My best trick for beating sugar cravings is frozen grapes. If I'm really craving sugary foods I just eat a frozen grape or two. I think they taste like ice pops, it's an easy way to put the demons back in their cages.
You may want to try Swedish Bitters..in Chinese medicine bitter cuts craving for sweet. You can get them at your local whole foods for under $10 a bottle and you take them when the cravings hit. Seems to me that you aren't eating much protein and increasing that may help if you can't add fat.
Try supplementing with Chromium Picolinate and the herb Sylvestre Gymnema. Both balance blood sugar and curb cravings well for me. Your calories may also be too low with all those veges and no fat. Soup tends to be watery so you may be feeling full due to the fluid content without getting enough density, therefore your feeling of satiety doesn't last. I make soup for my family when I need to stretch a little bit of protein a long way.