For years, I've had times when all I wanted to eat was sugary, carb foods. My body craved them, and eating other things simply wouldn't cure the craving. I always attributed it to things like a med I was taking, lack of sleep, allergies, etc. It wasn't until recently that I read some info from a forum member called ucwarrior that went a long ways to explaining where my cravings were coming from. Yes, I do tend to be an emotional eater, and most of the time those foods end up being sugary junk food. But I've also had times when I was conciously not eating sugary stuff, and my carb cravings went away after a week or so. I'm not sure if it is a yeast overgrowth, but I consider sugar addiction to be one of the toughest habits to break.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort retention fluid, Prednisone 15mg and tapering down