Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oh, really

Leduc Primary Care, whatever they are called, is putting on the Craving Change series again. I am attending, with the hope that I can pick up on something that I have missed, elsewhere, along the way in my studying this issue.

So the dietitian claimed the hunter gathers hunted dinosaurs...

She seemed claimed that when food was short, we put on weight, and while food was plentiful we lost weight. Perhaps she was trying to to say our bodies are more efficient when food is short, and less efficient when food is plentiful, which is even a stretch. After time, perhaps this is true, but that has nothing to do with cravings.

Their ultimate claim, so far, is that emotions cause cravings, and if we remove the emotion... by dealing with it the craving will not bother us.

But cravings can also be generated by... well... biochemistry, and a craving can be just a craving, just as hunger can be generated prematurely. So some of us must learn to live with hunger, and cravings, while not eating.  


  1. Really good blog post. I found I am strongly affected by flavor enhancers like MSG, hydrolysed protein, etc. Those added chemicals function like appetite stimulants. The added chemicals cost a lot more than unprocessed ingredients. They are only added to food products because it makes people eat more and buy more of the product.

  2. **Blink blink** - DINOSAURS??!!??
    I dunno if you can put much credence in this "expert's" advice...
    What I've found out in my case is that increased carbs generate increased appetite, as sure as day follows night.
    (And refined carbs cause bloating & indigestion, generalized GI misery, yet still I persist in consuming them)

  3. Well, I am not expecting much. Government dietitian dealing with what clearly is a cognitive - psychological problem... Well I needed to give it a try.


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