- Feeling lightheaded after a high carb meal
- Craving chocolate or caffeine constantly
- Feeling tired throughout the day
- More thirsty than the average person
- Excessive sweating
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, author of “The Blood Sugar Solution,” the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar per year, much of which is hidden in processed foods. Sugar strips the body of nutrients and can lead to a weakened immune system, candida, yeast infections, poor digestion, skin rashes, joint pains, diabetes, liver problems, headaches, poor sleep, bad breath, cravings, disease, spectrum-related issues, and poor concentration. Beware of products that are made with fake sugars such as Sweet’N Low or diet drinks, as they have the same effect on your system.
Keeping your blood sugar balanced will not only stop sugar cravings, but is a key to weight loss, disease prevention, and mood stabilization. Sugar in its most natural state, such as in fruit and starchy vegetables, contains fiber, which slows down the release of insulin into the blood. But when pure sugar hits your bloodstream, your body produces insulin to lower the glucose levels and then glucose levels drop too low, resulting in the crashing feeling after the spike. If this continues for an extended period of time, your body can become resistant to the insulin and rather than converting the glucose to energy, it converts it to fat.
Tip To Reduce Sugar Cravings Include:
- Adding cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, or cloves to your meals or smoothies to naturally sweeten your food.
- Consuming root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, yams, or parsnips.
- Consuming more protein to balance blood sugar.
- Eating foods high in B vitamins, such as:
- Grass-fed meats (preferably organic)
- Fish such as salmon or sardines
- Nutritional yeast
- Cage-free eggs
- Leafy greens and vegetables such as kale, asparagus, and spinach
1.Making sure the body has adequate minerals (sea salt is a terrific source, as well as sea vegetables).
2.Exercising and relaxing — often we reach for sweet treats when we’re feeling stressed.
Often cravings are physical and sometimes they are emotional. Begin journaling daily to discover what areas of your life are depleting you. You can fight sugar cravings by eating more protein, hydrating your body, consuming healthy fats, and having healthy bacteria in your gut. Finding the power to just say no to a sugary treat that will disrupt sleep, leads to toxicity, low sex drive, and metabolism issues has to come from a deeper place. Find your reason for Why.