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Bland Foods

  1. Mar 9, 2005 #1
    So recently I have been eating bland foods a lot. Whole wheat + peanut butter + water mostly, which is not bad. But I get... sugar cravings. Like now, when I have had no fruit or sugary drink for a few days, I crave sugar--iced tea, lemons, some kind of fruit. Wonder why. Surely there isn't any biological need for sugar.
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2005 #2

    JasonRox

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    You need sugar, so yes there is a biological need.

    You needs carbohydrates as well. Your brain needs it.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2005 #3

    Moonbear

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    Yes, as Jason points out, you do indeed need sugar. Though, you may also be craving fruits for the vitamins you're lacking in the rest of your diet.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2005 #4

    JasonRox

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    I love fruit and vegetables.

    I'd rather have a fruit salad over fast food anyday. So gooooooddddd....
     
  6. Mar 9, 2005 #5
    Your body can't make sugar from complex carbohydrates?

    Vitamins. Poiheps. Haven't had a vitamin pill in a couple days.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2005 #6
    Personally I also like vegetables and particularly fruits but I eat few of them because they are too low calorie and they bruise too easily.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2005 #7

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    It can, but not if you're not eating enough. If you eat a more balanced diet, you don't need vitamin pills.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2005 #8
    I eat a lot, 3000 Calories many days. I'm not hungry for more complex carbohydrates, I'm hungry for fruit and sugar. I'd like a bottle of lemon juice right now, just to drink in a cup.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2005 #9

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    But you also burn a lot of calories in a day with all that biking. Anyway, if you're craving something as bizarre as lemon juice, I don't think it's the sugar you're craving, probably the vitamins. Any vitamin C in that diet of yours? Or are you working on becoming a scurvy pirate?
     
  11. Mar 9, 2005 #10
    I eat cereal fortified with so many vitamins it's basically a vitamin pill per serving.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2005 #11
    Now that you mention it, though, I did notice that my lower lip was split and bleeding yesterday morning when eating a sandwich (you see the drops of blood on the bread). Could be connected.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2005 #12
    Or V8! I want V8 right now.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2005 #13
    so why don't you take some?
     
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