Sugar craving mean that you could have a blood sugar imbalance, and its view that it is commonly and correctly held, I would like to examine other reason why you suddenly feel the urge to reach for that dessert more often than you did.
Could sugar craving be symptomatic or something else? Lets understand!
PARASITE OR FUNGI IN INTESTINE
Intestine is place where bad bacteria, yeast and assorted fungi possibly thrive , if they have come to stay , it could cause a urge for sugar cravings. These unwelcomed guests (bacteria’s) feed on sugar as savory and by virtue of that, boost craving for both sugar and carbohydrates. While this spike is usually seen in people with chronic illness like constipation, bloating or autoimmune conditions, its best to get it checked and sort it out.
HABIT – CONSUMING SUGAR COULD BE LEADING TO CONSUME MORE SUGAR
Sugar consumption is a vicious cycle. When you consume too much sugar, it tricks your brain into producing DOPAMINE ,which is known as the ‘pleasure neurotransmitter’ or the feel good hormone. When the dopamine levels start to crash, we feel down as out. To regain that warm, we reach out for sweet, unhealthy food. And, with it, gain weight.
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER – CONSUMPTION OF SWEETENER INCREASE URGE FOR SUGAR
Artificial sweetener has short term benefits, Studies shows that consumption of artificial sweeteners like sucralose or aspartame increases the craving for sugar , leaving you worse off than when you started. Its available everywhere in cola especially diet colas, chewing gums, in form of chewing gums or in sachets.
HOW TO FIX IT NOW…..
- UPPING YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE- Protein is superb for managing sugar craving. Ensure that you get enough proteins. The recommended dosage is 0.8 gms- 1 gms kg / body weight. That is – if you weigh 65 kgs your requirement of protein is 53-65 gms per day. You get protein from food like dals, sprouts, milk ,curd and paneer.
- HEALTHY BREAKFAST – Have a healthy breakfast, which should be balance of proteins like milk or curd with carbohydrates like poha or upma or slice of toast. It optimizes energy levels.
- SMALL FREQUENT MEALS – Eat every 2 to 3 hourly, keeping longs gaps between meals make you feel dull and low on energy leading to larger portions.Break up your overall food intake into smaller meals.
- JUNK FOOD – Processed foods with less nutrient or no nutrients spikes blood sugar and bring them crashing down, which in turn again leads to reach out for foods like sweets, candies, juices, mithhai, cakes or pastry too.
- WATER – Water really helps to staying off those cravings. You would be surprises at how brilliantly this simple trick works.
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