That's great that you are doing well without sugar. The carb urges however can still be related to sugar craving by the bad gut flora since carbs turn into sugar in our body. Some carbs aren't bad of course but overindulging in carbs is probably one of the reasons my UC was so bad.
Heidi made some great suggestions. Here are a few of mine:
Good fats are my "go to" when crashing and craving carbs. I eat a coconut oil spoonful and a tiny bit of honey mixed (helps if the CO is a little hard) or drizzle both on a small almond flour baked good.
Peanut butter! by itself, or on a piece of celery with a couple raisins (ants on a log, remember them?), a prune stuffed with peanut or almond butter. I find the oil really stops the cravings, my body shuts up happily.
almond flour baked goods, a little goes a looong way with me, even cut back and mixed with shredded veggie before baking. In the beginning since it was my first legal dessert I overate them daily and got bad C. I'm thinking the almond flour isn't soaked the way I do my nuts so still has the enzyme in that is hard for my gut to process. I'm certainly NOT giving up on almond flour, just not eating too much since I also eat nuts daily (almond, pecan, walnuts, sunflower seeds).
I never had PMS but here's a funny thing, my hot flashes disappeared many years ago when I was really in a bad bad way with UC. Now that I have healed they came back, lol. I don't care as long as the UC symptoms are gone, which they are.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of suffering and no remission ever
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
at 5.5 month stage homemade yogurt, hard cheese and some fruit OK
SCD Diet: Gluten/grain-free, starch-free, low carb, low-sugar
Supplements: tsp. fish oil, Vit D3 5000 with oil/fat, veggie juice, sunflower seeds, VSL#3, (4) Citrucel, (1) turmeric capsule, (1) calcium
Highly recommend: the book "Life without Bread" and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Rx: (6) balsalazide daily, mesalamine enema occasionally