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Craving bread. What does that mean?


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For the past couple of days I have been craving a roll with butter I finally gave in this morning but does it mean anything to crave bread like that.  I don't eat bread generally because I know I can't stop eating it.  I didn't want to deprive myself so I just had it and now I am satisfied.  I am going to the gym in a few minutes anyway so I am not worried.

But does anyone know if craving bread means I am lacking carbs or something or is it just a craving?
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Are you getting 55-60% of your daily calories from carbs?  You should be.  Also are you allowing yourself good carb options like whole grain breads?  If there is something in your diet you have cut out completely, your body might be asking for some of it back.  OR it could just be that it is something you really like and you miss it and your head wants it back.
I have cut out alot of carbs like rice pasta and bread.  I have it maybe once a day if that maybe that is why.  I can't seem to eat these kinds of foods in moderation so I eliminate them totally.
You're getting cravings for them because your body is low in energy. When you're super hungry, the first thing your body wants is a carb-loaded meal. It doesn't want celery, broccoli, or any sort of low cal food that it will burn through in a matter of seconds...
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Appropriate carbs (such as products made from whole grains) are really filling and great for your body.  Don't veto all carbs, just try to make better choices about which you consume.  And if there is something you lose willpower on, just veto that one thing.
It sounds to me like it might be a trigger food - one that if you taste it, you just want more and more.  I solved this one by switching from regular bread to mini whole wheat pitas.  I keep them in the freezer, so getting one takes some effort.  If I have bread in the house I just know I'll eat one piece after another until it's all gone.

I've been having the same cravings all week too!!  All I know is that I want chewy, fully cooked, almost crusty, bread.  I think this means that since I haven't had any lately I just want it.  Idk I think I want to bake tomorrow after school

There are lots of good things going on in wholemeal bread..... energy, B vitamins, fibre, some iron....  plus it tastes lovely.  If you're happy with a smaller amount I think you've overcome the 'can't stop eating it' problem. 

Original Post by clairelaine:

It sounds to me like it might be a trigger food - one that if you taste it, you just want more and more.  I solved this one by switching from regular bread to mini whole wheat pitas.  I keep them in the freezer, so getting one takes some effort.  If I have bread in the house I just know I'll eat one piece after another until it's all gone.

 you say don't buy them but I live with my family and my parents do most of  the shopping. They have to buy bread and cook rice for dinner. My brothers are 21 and 14. Both eat a lot. :( and never put on an ounce!

As soon as  I get motivated I see all the food. But today I managed to stay away from a lot by saying to  myself: It'll still be here when I'm a reasonable size! But I couln't not eat the bread and butter! My stomach actually hurt I wanted it so bad.

Original Post by ajtimes24u:

I have cut out alot of carbs like rice pasta and bread.  I have it maybe once a day if that maybe that is why.  I can't seem to eat these kinds of foods in moderation so I eliminate them totally.

 Even at the minimum intake of 1200 calories a day, the recommendation from the food pyramid is at least 4 servings of grains a day - that might be why you are craving it. Once a day is not enough. I used to live by the low carb rule, until I joined CC and used the food pyramid. I had to get used to including grain servings in my diet - that's how badly I had lowered my carbs. I not only lost weight, but I enjoyed my food- finally! You will be able to control your bread "craving" once you start letting yourself actually eat some - even easier if it's healthy bread like whole grain or whole wheat.

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