What causes sugar cravings

What causes sugar cravings
Sugar cravings are one of the main reasons people have a hard time losing weight and eating healthy.

Lots of my clients ask me how to stop sugar cravings! If you follow some tips and change some habits, you will see a big difference and you will start eating healthy and feel great!

Let’s see some causes of sugar cravings:

1. Carbohydrates
Overconsumption of even healthy carbohydrates can lead to sugar cravings.
Whenever we eat foods that contain carbohydrates, our bodies convert them into a simple sugar known as glucose, which our primary source of energy. However, consuming even complex carbohydrates in excess you are asking your body’s insulin to work overtime to store these sugars.

2. Unstable blood sugar
When blood sugar is low this can cause you to crave sugar or carbs, because your body is wanting a quick energy source to lift blood sugar back up to a normal level.

3. Dehydration
Dehydration is probably the most common cause of sugar cravings. Lack of water consumption is often mistaken for sugar cravings and hunger pains.

4. Stress
Stress is linked to sugar cravings because can affect blood sugar levels.

5. Not enough high-quality protein and healthy fat
Both are very important to keep your blood sugar levels stable during the day and avoid sugar cravings.

6. Digestion
A lack of beneficial bacteria can allow for an overgrowth of yeast in the intestinal tract which literally lives and thrives on sugar. What this means is that your sugar cravings might be coming from an overgrowth of bad bacteria, and every time you consume more sugar you are feeding their party in your digestive tract.

On my meal plans I always make sure that your blood sugar will be stable during the day!

Andriana xx

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