WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REASONS YOU CRAVE SUGAR?
Are you wanting to be healthier but you crave sugar all the time?
Do you feel like you don’t have any willpower or do you think that you just love sweet things?
There can be an explanation as to why this is happening.
The trouble is that a lot of foods bought in today’s supermarkets are full of unhealthy sugars and some of the sugars are hidden and if you don’t really read the ingredients labels of everything you buy, this can be contributing to your problems.
Sugar has been linked to the contributing factor for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Do you want to find out why you are having a hard time staying away from sugar and learn how to change your sugar habit?
I too was a sugar junkie and loved to eat so many sweet things. I loved cheesecake, brownies, chocolate cakes, sticky toffee pudding and apple pie or apple crumble as my favourites.
A lot of people think that you can’t stop your addiction to sugar, but yes you can because if I can do it, you can too.
The trouble is the more sugar you eat, the more you will crave it and it can be a vicious cycle to break but you can do it if you truly want to.
WHY DO YOU CRAVE SUGAR?
You could have a yeast infection called Candida Albicans. This yeast is needed in small amounts in your body to keep the bad bacteria in check but it can become overgrown due to antibiotic use, birth control pill, stress and poor diet. This can cause a lot of your sugar cravings and this is why I was craving sugar because of my candida overgrowth.
Candida overgrowth can also leave you feeling tired and depressed and more likely to want sugar because of this.
Another reason could be because of artificial sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners are sucralose, aspartame, xylitol etc. These sweeteners are very intense in their sweetness and you only need to add a small amount for a lot of sweetness. They also don’t contain any calories so your body can be confused because it is not getting the same effect as eating sugar.
Artificial sweeteners can also affect your taste for sugar and affect your gut bacteria.
You may not be getting enough sleep.
When you are sleep deprived, this can affect your hunger hormone and make you want to eat more sugary foods. You can also be feeling tired and cranky and want to eat more sugary foods because your brain will crave more sugar for energy.
You may have lots of stress in your life.
Stress comes in all shapes and sizes such as diet, lifestyle, mind and psychological stress. This can affect your blood sugar levels and make you crave more sugary foods. These foods can make you feel better emotionally because they are comfort foods.
You may be restricting the foods you eat.
When you restrict your foods or go long periods of time in between meals, this can leave you feeling so hungry and you will then be more likely to reach for unhealthy sugar foods to feed your hunger.
Can you identify any of these yourself?
When you can identify why you are craving sugar, you can then take steps to do something about it, like I did. I know just how it feels to crave sugar all the time.
Don’t struggle on your own, let me help you to heal your sugar habit and heal your body. When you can get this under control it has a massive impact on your overall health.
You will be able to decide if you want a piece of cake or want to eat a chocolate biscuit. You will be able to resist eating so much sugar and keep your sugar habit under control.
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