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Sugar Binges


QUESTION

Started Type A diet late March; lost 40 lbs. reached goal of 105 end of Sept. Last two months have been continually plagued with sugar cravings and binges, whether or not I stick strictly to the eating plan. Have always had a sugar habit; am concerned about diabetes. Have tried adding back more "good" fat; works for a day or so. Any advice appreciated. Recommended your book to many friends and coworkers. All except one who have tried their type diets have had great success! I am only one with sugar problem. Thanks so much from all of us!


ANSWER

Very often this type of sugar reaction complicates an otherwise nice result from the diet. Usually it just a that the liver is having some problems adjusting to the new way of eating, and needs some rehabilitation. Try taking the herb "Milk Thistle" for a while (commonly available at most health food stores) and having a cup of licorice root tea at about 10AM and 2PM. Usually a few weeks of this suffices to get things back on tract. Do not use licorice without physician supervision if you suffer from high blood pressure. "Celestial Seasoning" and "Stash Teas" are two good brands.




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