I just thought I would share something that I have found useful for cravings. Take a tablespoon of organic virgin cold pressed coconut oil with meals three times a day, and you will find life so much better. I am not saying you will not want foods that are on the "no way" list, but if you succombe you will find you don't get into a binge. You may eat more than you wanted, but it is easy to stop. I don't think about food all day now. If I forget the oil for one day which I did this week, I end up stuffing my face. There are a lot of books on coconut oil which will give you plenty of food for thought.
This has worked for me too. Not only does the coconut oil feed your body more slowly and steadily than sugar, it also helps kill off any candida overgrowth. I've been reading "Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill" and the author mentions that when one of the fatty acids in coconut is used by yeast in making their cell walls, they lyse (break and die.)
I still want sugar, but I'm on a much more even keel, and it's not the overwhelming GOTTA HAVE IT feeling. It's really getting down to where cravings are much more manageable.
I've been getting much healthier overall, and that's a good feeling.
Laughingrrrl you are so right. You explain the fact that the cravings don't dominate your life anymore so much better than I. I have just got my second book on coconut oil in the post today, Coconut Cures by Bruce Fife, and have ordered one more from Amazon.com, as I couldn 't get it here in goode olde England. With today's book came a leaflet with 51 benefits of virgin coconut oil. It's amazing stuff isn't it? Last weekend I put some in my hair and massaged it in, and then left it for over two hours before shampooing it out. I thought I would never get it out; it ended up taking four shampoos to get it out! I also, apart from taking the three tablespoons with meals per day, use it on my skin. I ordered 10 litres of cold pressed virgin coconut oil as it was so very much cheaper than buying a jar each time. It is going to last forever. I didn't realize how much 10 litres looked like!
>>Last weekend I put some in my hair and massaged it in, and then left it for over two hours before shampooing it out.
>>I thought I would never get it out; it ended up taking four shampoos to get it out!
You might try just putting a tiny bit of VCO on the ends of your hair overnight. That's much easier to get out than when it gets down close to your scalp. Of course that's only good for treating/preventing split ends, which is what I use it for.
If you want something natural for conditioning your hair, you can also use henna. I love henna's results... I always get tons of compliments on my hair when I henna it. It's messy stuff to use, but one treatment lasts about 6 months. It comes in many shades. I think Mountain Rose herbals (online) had about 15 blends.
What's VCO please Laughingrrrl? I don't think Henna would be any good for me as I am a mousy blonde. Henna is for darker hair isn't it?
I seem to have gone off sweet food since I have been taking the coconut oil. It really does work, and luckily for me my tiny will power doesn't have to come into it much. Mind you I used to smoke 40 a day for 37 years, and gave it up three years and four months ago, so I must have used all my will power up on that!
How are you getting on with the cravings?
Henna is available in a "clear" version, so you can use that on any shade of hair.
The Sugar cravings are pretty manageable so far today. Had a tablespoon of flax oil 1st thing, so I was OK when my evil husband showed up with donuts (bad man! bad!)
Had maybe 1/2 tablespoon of VCO on a biscuit soon after. The donuts are stowed out of sight, and hopefully soon out of mind.
What the heck do you do when someone habitually brings Sugar into the house??
Hi Laughingirrrl. Donuts, yum! I am lucky, as my husband never ever buys food, he just eats it.
I am doing ok with the cravings today too. I have been able to resist, mainly because I have thrown anything illegal out. I through out yesterday the large part of a sponge cake, and half a pack of Dijestives. I would have been scrabbling about in the bin at some stage before the VCO (thanks for the translation, sorry for being so thick. I thought it was some sort of hair stuff), which sounds disgusting, and is, but I have, to my shame, done it more than once. Mind you only if the food was well wrapped.
I hope you haven't got the type of husband who deliberately tempts you with goodies. If so, if you were my size I would suggest you sat on him for an hour or so. Otherwise how about withdrawing his conjugal rights for a bit?
That is awesome! I had that book in my hands last week at my health food market and was flipping through it. Looks like a good one and I will pick one up to read. How far are you in it? Its a pretty thick one.
This is no problem at all. I just take a tablespoon and dip it into the pot and remove roughly one tablespoon, then I have a very small stainless steel measuring cup with which to melt the oil. Hope this answers your question.
I am not sure which aspect of the oil
is responsible, but I definitely can
testify that it reduced cravings for
me. Not that I would have cravings per
se so much as find I was hungry at
certain times. With the coconut oil,
I found I would wait too long to eat
because I was not hungry.
I also have been making sure I get in
plenty of plant-based oils into my diet.
I use flax, hemp, sesame (OPing), olive
and coconut primarily. I cook it, I eat
it, I slather it on my hair and my skin.
My feet love coconut oil.
Try it, but go slow since it can precipitate
healing on many levels.
I am not a huge fan of the taste of coconuts, yet when I attempt this I just put it on a spoon and either eat it. OR I melt it down and ingest it that way. If I do the melting, I usually put it in the other oils I would be ingesting, so I don't taste coconut so much.