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Subject: Re: Dr. Dean in NYT Sunday Date: 9/26/2012 6:07 AM
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That's interesting. The Atkins theory is that carb cravings go down once one is off the insulin roller coaster. That's what I've experienced too.

I am now eating about 30-50 carbs a day (guesstimate) and can't say its been long term yet -

I've been low carbing for over 10 years now. I was pretty regularly eating under 30 carbs per day, decreasing it significantly to consume fewer and fewer carbs to try to manage the increasing cravings. It was the exact wrong approach to take for me. I had also previously experienced the reduction of carb cravings earlier through carb management, but it is one of those things where long term less is not best.

Since a teen I have had serious insomnia, and my family is a bit of the poster family for low serotonin issues, which were easy to recognize when I read about them, so YMMV. It is no doubt one of the reasons why I (and several others in my family) are addicted to carbs. Feel pretty fab now with my low glycemic Mediterranean diet approach.

The exact same approach won't work for everyone. Very subtle body chemistry differences can impact individuals significantly. You need to make your diet work for you, not beat yourself up because whatever approach you are trying isn't working. Take the advice, try it, and then listen to your body.



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