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15 Sep 2007

craving after eating
I can have breakfast(oats weetabix),lunch(chicken in pita) and then supper (vegatables and turkey breast) all healthy but then after supper i get cravings for sweet things and i am still hungry no matter how many vegatables or how much meat i eat.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Philip
It is possible that the diet you are using is too low in energy and/or carbohydrates to satisfy your hunger and keep your brain serotonin levels normal. When your brain serotonin levels drop, you may crave sweet foods so that the carbs will increase the levels again. Have a look at the energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and make the necessary adjustments to your intake of carbs and energy. This diet should not cause cravings and constant hunger.
Best regards
DietDoc
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