Originally Answered: How to lose weight and stop sugar cravings? ?
Hi there - I have researched this topic for c. 20 years and the findings ended up in a book called "Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim". It's all about cravings - not just sugar - but bread, biscuits, cakes, even picked food.
There are three very common medical conditions, Candida, Food Intolerance and Hypoglycaemia, which cause insatiable food cravings. All three will cause sugar cravings and they will also cause cravings for other foods. Professor John Yudkin wrote a book called "Pure White & Deadly", which was about sugar, not heroin! He thought sugar was one of the world's most addictive substances and I agree with him.
You can contact me via the whydoyouovereat website (I'll happily mail you a free book - I want to help you). There's quite a bit of info and free questionnaires on the harcombe diet website. Check out the you tube videos and they will explain exactly what the 3 conditions are and how they cause sugar cravings.
This is not your fault! You're a sugar addict, just like an alcoholic craves alcohol. It can be fixed, but you will need to come off sugar totally and only eat real food (meat, fish, eggs, cheese, milk, other dairy products, veg, salad, fruit, brown rice, whole meal pasta, baked potatoes, etc) The book will explain the withdrawal symptoms you will go through (just for 4-5 days) , what you need to eat to make sure you don't get hungry and lose the weight you've just put on. It will also explain how you will be able to go back to eating anything but the key things you must do to make sure the addiction doesn't come back.
Hope to hear from you!
All the best - Zoe