My wife and I had an interesting expericence recently. I had started cutting back on carbs around mid-late May of this year. I started exercising in early May.
Well the first month was hard and then it gradually got better. Now I could not be more pleased with what is happening energy wise, weight wise, health wise, and appetite wise. My wife is just starting on her current weight loss journey.
My wife had done a cleanse I never had. We decided to try. We didn't make it through for various reasons but during the 3 days on it, I lost more and more importantly I was a lot less hungry. Since cutting down carbs I have been so happy how much better in control my apetite is.
I came across this article: http://www.gnolls.org/905/mechanisms...cted-to-bread/
I can't speak to the entirety of everything it is saying but I wanted to point out from me and my wife's experience what it details is exactly what happened.
As I was on high carbs for years and years my body was starting to loose or had lost the ability to use or utilize well the stored fat. So I was hungry a LOT. Even right after a big carb meal. I needed 'fresh' calories all the time instead of being able to use stored ones.
I have, hopefully, reawakened my body's fat burning. So during the juice cleanse because I had reawakened it I was less hungry. Her having started more recently probably wasn't able to access her fat for energy as well as I was.
I like the metaphor of being in a high carb cycle the body has all this fat it could use but it can't. Like a cabinet full of canned tuna but no can opener. I don't know if this all checks out science wise. But experience wise not only this recent experience....but many experiences it sure does.