I'm writing from france, where low carb diets are not very common at all....(atkins is like damned)
I suffer of severe binge eating with bulimia, i'm medically supervised by shrinks and doctors.... but with my constant binge eating i've put on 35kg (approx 80lbs) in about 3/4 years... the doctors always recommend me to go on low fat, tasteless diets or just plain eating less. But i have CONSTANT sugar cravings and i was wondering if a low carb diet would help these cravings.
I have sky high triglycerides, cholesterol (high ldl and low hld), and my doctor says that if i continue like that i'll be in a cardiology ward in no time....
I've heard about the metabolic syndrom, and it really rings a bell as my blood tests are so bad, all the fat is at my mid-section, and i have these terrible sugar, dooey starchy cravings (pasta, sugar, candy, chocolate, bananas, potatoe chips...),i'm terribly tired and i've got so many mood swings i've been diagnosed bipolar...... (i'll of course continue to take my meds for that!!!!)
Anyway, how many carbs should i have a day (without that counting "net carbs" because we do not have such counters for that here, and it's too many calculations)? Most of all, will my cravings go with this diet?
Thank you so very much if there are any replies, advice that is given. It would be God-sent as i'm just so desperate to get out of this bingeing.... i'm 28 going on 29 and i've had this since i'm 15.....
ps : sorry if my English is not too good, as i'm a new zealand/french girl.