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Posted by: sm | 2011-01-28

Munchy

i getting serious hunger craving .. i stop eating bread and have no sugar .. but after I train i getting very hunger .. and i do eat regularly

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Dear SM
It is possible that you get hungry and develop cravings because you are not eating carbohydrates with a low glycaemic index (GI). Carbohydrates like low-GI bread (buy at most supermarkets), high-fibre breakfast cereals, brown rice, pasta made with Durum wheat, corn on the cob, etc, are vital sources of slow-release energy which the human body needs esp if you do a lot of training. Carbs are the most important fuel for exercise, so if you cut them out, you will feel hungry and your body will let you know that it needs fuel by developing cravings. Click on 'DietnFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Applying the low-GI diet can be tricky at first, so I would recommend that you consult a registered dietitian. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will assist you with a low-GI diet to help you sustain your exercise without developing cravings.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011-01-29

Dear SM
It is possible that you get hungry and develop cravings because you are not eating carbohydrates with a low glycaemic index (GI). Carbohydrates like low-GI bread (buy at most supermarkets), high-fibre breakfast cereals, brown rice, pasta made with Durum wheat, corn on the cob, etc, are vital sources of slow-release energy which the human body needs esp if you do a lot of training. Carbs are the most important fuel for exercise, so if you cut them out, you will feel hungry and your body will let you know that it needs fuel by developing cravings. Click on 'DietnFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Applying the low-GI diet can be tricky at first, so I would recommend that you consult a registered dietitian. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will assist you with a low-GI diet to help you sustain your exercise without developing cravings.
Best regards
DietDoc

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