Sproutie, You are so close to solving your problem because you can already sense what is going on in your body. Being aware of your body's responses to foods, etc is the first step to getting it under control.
My philosophy on cravings is to bring the body back to its natural balance and cravings vanish. Then, you can start to crave things like fruits and vegetables.Balance throughout the body is essential in order to lose weight or achieve any health and wellness goals.
First, you need carbs, but they have to be the good kind, complex carbs from things like fruits and vegetables or other high fiber foods. These last longer and satisfy hunger in a healthy way. Your diet should be at least 50% complex carbs. Avoid simple carbs, though, from things like bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, candy, and soft drinks. These are your biggest enemies.
Second, to reach a healthy balance throughout your body, you need to cleanse the liver and kidneys with the proper detoxifying drinks. We prefer concentrated herbal teas that work with the body's natural cleansing processes.
This detoxification and metabolization of fats and toxins around the liver is the first step to weight loss. You need to get that stuff moving first, so that initially your water weight is eliminated. This is the way to lose that first 30 pounds, quickly, by taking in good, healthy water and flushing out the waste.
Third, you need to nourish the body with the highest quality nutrients that have the lowest calorie count. NuPlus is an amazing tool for this and it has actually been recommended in books about drug addictions to help curb cravings. It feeds the body on a cellular level so that you are satisfied without feeling full or tired, the way so many people feel after a big meal.
When you nourish and cleanse the body this way on a DAILY basis, results come quickly and your life can change forever. The formula is Nourish + Cleanse = Balance.
Check out my own natural weight loss plan that helped me lose 30 pounds in 30 days and keep it off for good. Here's the link: