CURB SUGAR, CURB CRAVINGS
Sugar cravings are the worst. It’s like a li!le army of critters tormenting you until you feed them M&M’s. Eating sugar creates a vicious cycle spurred on by addiction. There are many different theories on the causes of sugar cravings, including food allergies, adrenal fatigue, monthly hormonal changes in women, and plenty more. In the case of food allergies, we can crave what we’re allergic to in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. When adrenal fatigue is involved and your system is overworked, your body asks for the “pick-me-up” that sugars temporarily supply. Unfortunately, sugar stresses your body, so this only worsens the condition. A hormonal imbalance might cause you to reach for chocolate, chips or bread. So what’s going on?
1. You didn’t eat enough, or you ate the wrong things. When you don’t eat enough calories, your body starts looking for fuel as a way to catch up. That’s when sugar cravings comes out to play. Sugar gives you quick energy, even though it’s not necessarily good
energy. One way to get around this little puzzle is to just choose something sweet with artificial sweetener in it, right? Wrong! Artificial sweeteners might momentarily satisfy that sweet craving, but they trick your body into thinking it’s getting fuel when it’s not. Your body soon goes looking for more calories in the form of sugar, and boom, you’re right back where you started. Calories are the only thing that provide real energy so eat them consistently, in the form of whole foods, and break the sugar cravings cycle once and for all.