I’m going to need reader help with this one. An email.
I was very impressed to read your path. I am currently 360 lbs and I am 5’10. I know it is decision time or I have to pack my bags and leave the planet. I do have the book primal blueprint but I find that I am unable to curb my sugar craving from time to time. I am curious if there is a supplement that would kill my craving and then I would like to let go of the extra weight to get back to 240 lbs.
For a long time until age 40 I was very fit. I competed on a couple U.S. OLYMPIC TEAMS as an alternate getting to the finals of the U.S. Team in 1996 but then I got hooked on the sugar and stopped training like a madman. I sure would like to let go of this weight and feel kinda stuck. I am not confident in other diet systems because they just don’t resonate with me like the paleo does.
Do you have any insights you can share?
My problem was always the indirect intake of sugar via processed food, fast food, bread, pizza, and so on. Sure, I could get a sugar fix on now and then, particularly around holidays when candies & baked sweets abound, but the sweet taste itself was never a big problem for me. That is to say: I would indulge if it was around, but I was never one to buy candies and other sweet stuff, and I always drank diet soda from sometime in my 20s.
So, all that I can say is that for me personally, the biggest craving killer for any sorts of cravings is fat, good fat. In fact, I’ve tested it. I make various forms of "liquid fat bombs" (I no longer use sweeteners of any kind). Currently, my favorite is one egg, 4 oz heavy cream, and 2-3 tsp of FAGE Total, until I have a volume of 8 oz total. I sometimes add some ice as well.
This just knocks hunger — indeed, all cravings — dead, for me.
As to supplements, there’s a couple of things you could check out. I mentioned a Jimmy Moore interview with Julia Ross in this post back in July. The idea is that cravings for various things (drugs, alcohol, sugar) can be seen as deficiencies of various hormones that can be helped by targeting specific amino acids and supplementing. She also says that lots of protein can work too, but that’s harder. But check out the interview and her website.
For me, fat seems to work the best.
Anyone else have insights to share?