Daily Archives: September 24, 2013

Stress Can Cause Cravings

I have been doing exceptionally well staying very low carb, and not feeling cravings. Some days ago, though, I received a call early in the morning telling me that my youngest sibling had died, which was expected since he had advanced cancer, but I as we do even when we think the passing is a blessing, I was very sad, cried, and was mourning that little boy of our childhood who lives so brightly in my mind.

Later that evening I found myself overwhelmed with cravings. I managed by eating good things, and not having a carb binge, but it took some effort. I was very surprised by this, considering how well I’ve been doing. Further, this kind of sadness often works just the opposite in me, and I lose my desire for food; so this seemed almost obscene to me.

I mention this because we all have lives of ups and downs, sorrows and joys, and that vast array of emotions that come with living. ¬†Just a few years ago I would ¬†have descended into a sugar-starch binge from such cravings, but I didn’t this time because I have a plan. I did eat more, but it was all the right kind of food.

We can never know exactly how we will react to the stresses in our lives, but knowing that a common reaction to stress is an increased craving for high carb foods at least gives us some armor.

Yours in loss,

Nan aka Sugarbaby