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Why am I having intense cravings after blasting?

I started back on my regimen after doing much research last night on finding Blasts with low glycemic load.  This AM , I made the Berrylicious Blast, but added a scoop of vanilla protein powder (gritty & nasty BTW) in as well and felt hungry afterwards but not irritable. 

In the PM, I made my second blast which consisted of 80% kale & then 1 medium apple & a handful of blueberries, & a Tbsp. of flax seeds & almond butter with spring water (no protein powder).  Almost immediately after the blast, my cravings for sugar sky-rocketed & my hunger increased along with irritablity. 

I always have had issues with fruit increasing my hunger since I first started playing around with my diet years ago.  I have found that the best diet for my body is one of lots of lean protein, vegetables, occasional whole grains & healthy fats.   I think these blasts with their fruits are not working for my body.  I keep reading of people who are sustained by their blasts and I find it discouraging that I am having the opposite effect.  I must have eaten 2x the amount of calories I normally do today by adding the protein powder to the blasts & then eating additional foods to just quell the intense craving by the blasts.  I am not pre-diabetic as I had labs done this past September, but defintely am sensitive to sugars-whether they are from fruits, simple carbs, or Skittles!

I'm not eating anything between the blasts. Should I be? I was thinking that maybe I need to drink my blasts more slowly and incorporate a small piece of protein with them. I also was wondering if I should only be making a small cup blast for my second of the day.

I bought so much produce & add-ins and want to reap the benefits of the blasts but not if they are going to cause me to crave foods I never usually do when sticking to my regular diet.  Perhaps it's time to throw in the towel?

3 Answers
4 years ago

Official Answer

Karen based on this info you are way short on calories and your body is screaming for calories. How long have you been not eating much? If you have been not been eating much for a long time you need to slowly add more fluids to your intake.

You need a minimum of 1200 calories per day. Your intake of carbs, fats and proteins needs to be balanced. You should ideally eat 5 to 6 times per day to keep you body satisfied and nourished.

Incorporate healthy snacks and at least enough meals to get to your 1200 calories. Try this morning blast:

1/2 cup water 1/2 cup coconut water
avocado 1/2
ceylon cinnamon 1/2 tsp.
flax seeds 1 tbs
oats 1/2 cup dry
strawberries 1 cup
almonds 1/4 cup
protein powder
stevia

Have 1 or 2 boiled eggs for mid morning snack or 1/2 apple with 1 tbs of nut butter. Lunch salad with every veggie possible.

spinach or kale
romaine
parsley, water cress or arugula
radishes
cucumber
onion
broccoli
carrots
mushrooms
bell peppers-red- or yellow
walnuts
pumpkin seeds
blueberries
if desired add grilled chicken or salmon 4 oz.
balsamic vinaigrette

Mid afternoon blast - be creative use more veggies and nuts and seeds with high fiber fruits like raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Dinner. Mid evening snack.

Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.

4 years ago

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If you go below 1200 calories, your system shuts down... you wont lose any weight. I suggest doing a Toxic Cleansing blast with chia seeds as a boost in the am, then an hour later, some weight control oatmeal with dried cranberries...around ten am, have a protein, i like 2 hard boiled eggs. For lunch, try a lean protein, low sodium lunch, like a turkey burger and some vegis. As a mid afternoon snack, try a Pure Protein bar and then for dinner you can replace your meal with a Nutriblast. I like to use Kale, Collards, carrot, broccoli, raw honey, flax seeds and blueberries. As a early evening snack, I have plain Chobani yogurt with a teaspoon of raw honey along with a handful of lowfat granola.

Drink lots of water throughout the day and try to get some walking or working out in too.

I have a dog so I walk 3 miles a day. Good luck and keep us posted.
Yeah - you should be eating more calories. Only surviving on two blasts per day is not healthy. I second everything Wally said in this thread.

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