Weight Loss Support - help craving eggs, meat, milk!!!




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DietDawn
01-09-2012, 02:28 PM
I don't know what to do I am strongly craving a variety of foods (none are unhealthy) but eggs is the worst, I've so far had 6 eggs today, I just cant resist, please help me!!! :(


stellarosa27
01-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Yeah, it sounds like your diet lacks protein (hence the overwhelming cravings for high-protein foods).

Beach Patrol
01-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Maybe your body is craving PROTEIN. Eggs, meat, milk - that's all protein. Sometimes our bodies are very adept at telling us what it needs!

OR - sorry, gotta ask the obvious!! -could you be pregnant?


stellarosa27
01-09-2012, 02:47 PM
Or do you work out a lot?

When I'm in full training mode I pretty much house hard-boiled egg whites and broiled chicken breast.

DietDawn
01-09-2012, 04:02 PM
what are you eating regularly? It sounds to me like you might not be eating enough which is causing you to crave things.

I eat 2 poached eggs on toast for breakfast 2-3 times per week, I have meat with dinner at least 5 times a week but not a lot of dairy, I do have low fat cheeses and yogurts.

Yeah, it sounds like your diet lacks protein (hence the overwhelming cravings for high-protein foods).

I have tried eating loads of the stuff i'm craving today and yesterday, It just doesn't seem to be enough :(

Maybe your body is craving PROTEIN. Eggs, meat, milk - that's all protein. Sometimes our bodies are very adept at telling us what it needs!

OR - sorry, gotta ask the obvious!! -could you be pregnant?

not as far as I'm aware!!


Or do you work out a lot?

When I'm in full training mode I pretty much house hard-boiled egg whites and broiled chicken breast.


not a lot a few times a week x

sacha
01-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Do you think it's physical or mental?

One common denominator: satiating fats. Are you getting enough fats?

astrophe
01-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Could your b12 be low?

That's found in all those foods.

A.

DietDawn
01-09-2012, 05:10 PM
Ok, do you crave these things on the days you have the eggs on toast? What do you have on the days you don't eat those things? How many calories are you eating every day and how much of that is protein and healthy fats?

I still crave them, it's been over the last week but nothings really changed in that time. if I don't have eggs its porridge or weetabix, I'm on ww pro points so i don't count calories, I think my diet is healthy...I don't normally have any high fat or sugar foods

Do you think it's physical or mental?

One common denominator: satiating fats. Are you getting enough fats?

I'm not sure but I really don't want to eat this much egg! so i'm assuming its physical? I think i'm getting enough fats but high fat foods are high propointed but i didn't think i was having too little!

Could your b12 be low?

That's found in all those foods.

A.

I have no idea! I guess it could be but I really can't stomach much more egg, as I'm sat here i'm using a lot of will power to not have more egg!!



:( I just dont wanna feel so powerless over it, i like egg but not in this quantity!! do you think a vitamin supplement could help??

astrophe
01-09-2012, 05:17 PM
I'd go with a general multivitamin if you don't do that already.

Then when you next see your doc have them check your vitamin/minerals -- b12, D, etc.

A.

DietDawn
01-09-2012, 05:25 PM
I don't take anything at the moment, I never used to have this kind of problem but then I guess I've changed my eating habits a lot in the last 6 months, thanks for your reply I will try a general multi vit and speak to the doctor when I can next.

DietDawn
01-09-2012, 05:41 PM
that's true, I go there for the support really, my family are great but they won't give me a kick up the bum they'd rather spare my feelings! I might start having a day or 2 each week when I eat say 5 extra propoints and make that meat or dairy! It would be interesting though to work out the calories, I might have a look!

Rapunzel
01-09-2012, 05:46 PM
Man, I wish you and I could switch places (or diets). I'm supposed to have high protein and pretty much low everything else, but I've lost most interest in any meats and I can't stand eggs! And I never drink milk because it has carbs in it. :(
That's a lot of eggs. I hope you don't have a cholesterol problem!

DietDawn
01-09-2012, 06:00 PM
not as far as I know!! I hope not too, I didn't think eggs affected cholesterol?!

DietDawn
01-09-2012, 06:56 PM
It might help for a while to log what you eat into one of the free logging sites like livestrong.com. Keep eating your WW plan, but just double check the calories and macros to make sure you're on track nutritionally.

As far as the eggs go, generally dietary cholesterol doesn't affect blood level cholesterol unless you're genetically predisposed. I wouldn't worry about it. Even a week of eating an "excessive" number of eggs, whatever that might be, isn't going to kill you. :) Might make you never want to see another egg again, but won't kill you.

That's a great idea, I will try that, it could be that I think my diet is great but there's not enough of something in there! I will try it and post here!

thanks for clarifying, I was panicking then! I'm always worried about that kind of thing because for a few years I've eaten a lot of rubbish and large portions so I'm trying to rectify that now (I do still have a bit of junk though but a little can't hurt right?!) None of my family have ever had heart or cholesterol problems so I would imagine that I am not at any more risk than anyone else :) thanks for your reply Kara, I really appreciate your help! :)

DietDawn
01-09-2012, 07:07 PM
Kara, I think you may be onto something, I inputed what I've eaten today which came to 41 propoints (i'm meant to eat 34 per day and have 49 for the week) and it only came to 1986cals, considering that I've eaten way more than normal today I will keep track of it on there too because I don't see how I can be eating enough if thats how little cals all the food I ate today was!!!

Chubbykins
01-10-2012, 08:59 AM
A ballanced diet needs your calories to come from: 50% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 20% fat. This varies of course when you have metabolic health problems or excersize a lot, or if you are very short/tall. Make sure though you get at least 20% protein calories a day.

Protein and fat is what most cells are made off. Have you ever seen the starving kids in africa and thei huge bellies despite them being stick-thin? That is the result of too little protein in your food and you can get it at any weight.

DietDawn
01-12-2012, 10:42 AM
I'm now ill with a fluey bug thing so I think that's why I needed the extra protein :(

astrophe
01-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Aw.... sorry to hear that. Hope you get better soon!

A.

DietDawn
01-12-2012, 05:40 PM
Aw.... sorry to hear that. Hope you get better soon!

A.

Thanks Astrophe! I have underactive thyroid too, well non functioning actually, I was diagnosed at 17years old :( How do you find it affects your weight loss?

souvenirdarling
01-12-2012, 09:00 PM
As a different approach, may you be pregnant? I *really* hate being asked that, but some vegetarian friends of mine, when preggers, really had those cravings.

It very likely was the impending cold, though. I hope you feel better soon!

DietDawn
01-13-2012, 02:07 AM
Hi It is unlikely, me and my husband already have a 2 year old and are not intending to have another for at least another 3 years! Whilst nothing is impossible I seriously doubt it, I am mid cycle at the moment so I would also not have thought that I would be experiencing any symptoms of that, I've never craved egg before lol! My first I craved mc donalds burgers and beans on toast my 2nd chocolate cake and chocolate milkshake (he still loves these things now so I guess he really wanted them!) Thanks for your reply, as I say I am really not expecting that to be the case but I will let you know in 2 weeks ish time lol!