How to Combat Carb Cravings Between Meals?

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What can you do to combat carb cravings between meals? Can you eat rhubarb on a low-carb diet? And how do you cook low-carb-friendly family dinners?

These and other questions are answered this week by our food-addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN:

What can I do to combat carb cravings between meals?

I am a big carboholic and my drug of choice is pasta, how can I overcome that nagging craving for macaroni and cheese between meals.

Shannon

Shannon,

That is usually a big problem in the beginning, having cravings. If you are eating a good LCHF diet, enough and in a good combination, I advise you to try something warm (coffee or tea) between meals and add one tablespoon of coconut oil and half a glass of room temperature water with one teaspoon of glutamine powder, which you’ll find at the health store. If macaroni and cheese was a comfort food for you, it can be a hard habit to break. You can join our closed support group on Facebook “Sugarbomb in your brain” for more tools and support.

Wish you a craving-free future,
Bitten

Rhubarb on a low-carb diet?

Hi,

Just wondering if rhubarb is acceptable with this way of eating? I can’t find any mention of it anywhere.

Many thanks,
Fiona

Hi Fiona,

You are right, I have not seen it used either and I think I know the reason. It is very tart and in every recipe I find there is a lot of sugar added and pie crust. But it is low in carbs, so if you eat it raw you are fine.

Bitten

How do I cook low-carb-friendly family suppers?

What do I cook when I have a family dinner? My kids come to dinner with their children. What do I cook in place of spaghetti or potatoes and gravy, pies, ice cream, dessers etc.? I want to have them over more but I don’t know how to handle it. I’m very new to the low-carb way of life.

Jean

Jean,

I cook a lot for friends and family and I serve them low carb and they love it. I use all the great recipes, cauliflower as “rice” and “mashed cauliflower” and many other great things with vegetables. Gravy I do with only heavy cream and there are several LCHF desserts too. Just keep looking and try it.

Welcome to the LCHF world,
Bitten

 

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3 Comments

  1. Valerie
    When I'm having a mac-n-cheese craving (like last night--tired, stressed, sore, and with a mild cold), I saute riced cauliflower in (a lot of) butter and add a little garlic powder, onion powder, chicken base, and lots of shredded cheese. It makes a delicious, cheesy, squishy comfort food--and a fairly small amount is incredibly satisfying.
  2. cheryl
    I am on blood thinners and now I am told to not eat carbs . I live a lone and I don't do a lot of cooking . how do I stick to something I can't eat . I am not a veggie eater . I love fruit ,meat, spaghetti , chili , mac and cheese , rice , French fries , lunch meat and cheese , scrambled eggs , soymilk .and whole wheat bread .
  3. Guest
    Find an alternative diet?

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