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The Craving Cure – Julia Ross

I think I’m getting fat. I’m 5’6″ or maybe shrinking to 5’5″, and about 150 lbs. I’d like to be 130 lbs. I basically never lost my baby weight from Nadia. Which is not the worst thing in the world, I mean, she is adorable and I love her dearly. She and Nora are worth every pound. But none the less, I know a healthier weight for me would be 10-20 lbs lighter.

I’ve tried counting calories with that myfitness app. But I ruin it every night after dinner, after the girls go to bed. I somehow find the tortilla chips and queso, or the monster cookie ice cream. Or even watermelon. A fruit I know, but probably still not healthy to eat an entire watermelon in an evening, as it’s a lot of sugar, even if ‘natural’ so called sugar.

I sort of tried Weight Watchers. For like a day. I realized everything I like to eat is as many points as I get in a day. For example, I can have my iced mocha, but that’s it, even if it’s, dare I say, only 400 calories.

Eric and I were at the library yesterday, and I randomly came across a book that looked interesting… The Craving Cure by Julia Ross. I’m only on page 75, but so far, it is quite something. Granted, she hasn’t really told me anything I didn’t already know, that everything I eat is horrible for me. The book is based on five different types of ‘cravings’ which prevent us from losing weight and eating healthy. For example, the book explains how white sugar is twice as addictive as cocaine.

No wonder my car drives itself to Starbucks every morning for my mocha, whether I like it or not!

You’ll find the Craving Type Questionnaire below, along with the Profile Graph for scoring. I’ve determined that I fall into 3 of the 5 craving types, Type 1 Depressed, Type 3 Comfort, and Type 5 Fatigued. For reference, the other two are Type 2 Crashed and Type 4 Stressed. I guess thank God I’m not all five, as apparently some people are!



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I’ll update you again when I get a bit further into the book and let you know if it’s worth your time. On this topic though, do any of you have recommendations for books on cutting down on unhealthy sugar and carbs, or just healthier eating in general?

4 thoughts on “The Craving Cure – Julia Ross

  1. Try the Paleo or Whole 30 diets (lifestyles). You have to just cut out all the processed food cold-turkey. Like just do it and don’t look back. I just lost 15lbs in 8 weeks by cutting out sugar and upping my protein + working out. XOXO

    1. I believe this would work. But oh how I love queso!

  2. Look at No Grains No Sugar see Fbk or on-line search for more information. Consider using My Fitness Pal in different way: to count/track sugar grams ~ target under 20 grams a day as an example. Also if you figure your own targets for fat, protein and carbs remembering you basically get 9 calories from a gram of fat and 4 from a gram of protein or carbs. Maybe you need to decrease sugar and increase fat a small amount for satiety. Absolutely I not suggesting going keto!!!! You can edit MFPal’s preferred targets for the 3 categories and see how that impacts you. Increase your non-starchy veggies and cut your fruits…..

    1. Do you follow such a diet? I’m so confused by all this, like total carbs compared to net carbs and such. I have so much to learn!

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