Our expert says:
I suspect that the cravings have a very real and very important origin, in that they are probably your body telling you that it needs the energy rapidly. I'm a big believer in listening to the body, and that's why I'm not a huge proponent of the Low GI diet or any other diet like this. Of course, I think that low GI foods are good and have their place, but not at the expense of other foods, because your body needs everything, in moderation. So my advice is that you probably need to address the diet issue. I'm not a dietician, though, so I am probably not the ideal person to advise on this one. My advice is that you actually consult with a dietician. i think that you will find that your blood sugar levels are probably dropping because your diet is energy restricted - you are simply not getting in enough energy. I have worked with athletes in the past who experience this and the problem is easily solved with some fruits as a mid afternoon or morning snack. That would be my advice - satisfy the cravings, don't deny them, just don't go and binge. Being absolutely 100% specific does not really help - the body is too finely tuned to fool that way. But they are not dirty foods, that is certainly not true.
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