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22 Aug 2007

craving sweet things
hi doc! im trying 2lose weight about 7kgs but i crave sweet things all da time! is there a way that theres sumthing that can help me, please!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Zoe
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. Try eating an 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 increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). This diet should not cause cravings and constant hunger.
Best regards
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