Craving carbs...anyone else?
Hello :) I am 5'6 and about 130 lbs..I am trying to get back to 120-125 lbs...I am still breastfeeding my 17 month old as well. I eat about 1500-1700 calories a day including about 6 servings of carbs (bread, rice, oatmeal, etc.) but for some reason I still crave bread products..I want to bake and eat bread and banana bread all the time..Does anyone else have this issue? I eat very healthy, lots of tofu, veggies and fruits. Any advice????
When I crave carbs, having extra protein (like protein powder) helps.
Usually when someone craves lots of carbs and fat they're stressed out. Maybe try making sure you're getting lots of B vitamins and try to relax. Also, you can always bump up your exercise a bit which might make you feel a bit better and help you to work off the extra carbs.
You might be just plain old hungry. Is that enough calories for a breast feeding mother?