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Craving sweets like CRAZY

Postby aloeberry » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:50 am

I am EBFing and craving sweets like crazy. I mean...I could eat an entire bag of cookies and still want more. I can't keep anything sweet in the house or I will eat it. Is this normal? I do remember something similar after I had my first baby but I didn't care as much then. Now I want to get back to my old size ASAP and I am frustrated that 1. I am so hungry all the time and 2. that all I want to eat is sweets. I try to eat protein to keep me full longer, but it really does nothing for the sweets craving.
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Postby BeccaM » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:57 pm

Could your blood sugar be getting messed up from not eating enough protein and not eating small meals frequently? I craved sugar when pregnant and BF'ing especially when I was eating too many carbs,not enough protein and not eating frequent small meals. Just a thought. Getting enough calories (and fluids) is important while BF'ing, but they should be healthy calories! :)

BTW, Exercise helps blood sugar balance, also. And the fewer sweets I eat the fewer I want (just a tip from a fellow sweets junkie to another!)
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Postby brownhairedmom » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:02 pm

hey aloe,

I had this happen to me and gained weight from it, went to the dr. and my thyroid was struggling. found out I had hashimotos which was triggered by the birth of my baby.

you might want to get that checked out. people with low thyroid NEED energy so they find the quickest fix--sweets.

if that checks out, could be blood sugar issues.
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Postby aloeberry » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:59 am

becca- I am trying really hard to exercise and eat more balanced meals. It is helping, but if we have anything sweet in the house, watch out! I find it is best if I don't eat it at all- the more I have it, the more I want it.

brownhairedmom- that is very interesting. I will definitely ask my doctor about low thyroid.
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Postby MominMD » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:21 am

I craved sweets like mad while bfing. It was hard not to eat everything in sight. It has gotten better as I wean, but it was really a struggle.
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Postby jessm » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:10 am

I did, especially at the beginning! It was awful, just like when I was pregnant. Its getting better though.
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Postby specialkel » Thu May 03, 2012 4:10 pm

It could be a hormone imbalance. Cravings for sweets is a symptom of estrogen dominance.
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Postby jessm » Fri May 04, 2012 12:20 pm

I've also heard it is a symptom of dehydration...
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