The number one cause of carb cravings at night is not being in ketosis. You are not burning fat.
When you are in ketosis, you do not crave carbs, and you do not feel hungry at night.
Cravings are caused by your blood sugar imbalance due to high-carb foods.
Cravings for carbs at night are a sign that you had a meal earlier in the day (or a few days before) with too many carbs – even if you are on a keto diet for the rest of your meals.
Eating during a typical day: Your breakfast is at 8 o’clock then at 10:30 your blood sugar is low and you need a little snack, then come noon and you have your lunch and you have your pasta, rice or noodles after protein and then you feel pretty good, probably want a nap. At 3 o’clock you are starving and you eat a snack. Then you have your dinner. You have some carbs. You are good for maybe an hour and a half and then you need a little snack late at eight or 9 o’clock. You need some chips, salty nuts or popcorn.
How to curb your carb cravings:
1. Consume fewer than 30g carbs per day (not per meal)
2. Skip breakfast. After fasting all night, why break the fast? In a few days you will not notice.
3. Add more fat to your meals to be satisfied. Add olive oil, butter on food. Eat meat with fat.
4. Add more potassium to your meals with large salads for lunch or supper.
Salad supplies potassium and other important nutrients that help keep cravings at bay. Potassium stabilized blood sugars. Have your salad first before the rest of the meal.
To learn more, go to Keto and Intermittent Fasting – How It Works https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/keto-and-intermittent-fasting-how-it-works/
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video Cravings carbs late at night? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N13PX3UFpjM
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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