HRGUY saidMy cravings tend to hit late night so I try not to buy and have on hand anything that's bad for me...if it's not in the cabinet I can't eat it!
Yes. Your blood sugar goes low, and it's hard to sleep and you have cravings. Something as simple as 2 pieces of candy (about 20 grams of fast sugar) will help you sleep, and won't hurt you. A piece of fruit works, too.
Always eat breakfast. It breaks the fast. When you eat breakfast, your metabolic rates speeds up at the start of the day, your brain works better, and you're much less inclined to eat sweets and fats.
Sweets cause a sharp insulin response / blood sugar rise and fall, and cause cravings. It's MUCH better to eat complex carbohydrates that maintain a more consistent blood sugar, and don't peak insulin as much.
Staying lean, performance, and gaining muscle, is all about insulin management.
Fat asses often skip breakfast, hide their appetite at lunch (say, with a salad), then, are miserable in the evenings and binge on the wrong foods. They have their diets upside down. The first thing a fat ass needs to do is to start eating, contrary to what they might think.
Fasting, colon cleanses, the Atkins Diet, organic, are all idiotic, and create the wrong long-term outcome. Best to approach the diet thing with common sense.
A diet isn't something you do on a short term basis. It's more about lifestyle management. Eating properly is something we should all strive for.
The original poster here said "I was cursed with a sweet tooth and I CRAVE horrible food. I just want to eat and eat and eat." This fails to acknowledge that his brain is telling him to eat, because he's not eating properly. If you eat properly, you won't have cravings.
Quoting the original poster: "how do you stop craving it???" Again, to answer the question of how to stop it: you eat properly. Small meals often, starting first thing in your day, with ample complex carbs, and simple carbs, too, along with sufficient protein, healthy fats, and water. It's very easy to fix.
If your diet is low in something (carbs usually, or protein), you'll crave whatever it is. It's your brain telling you to take action.
Additionally, water helps to moderate your responses to low blood sugar and can help with additional fat burn.