September 14, 2022
What you're about to read is alllllllllll about beating those sugar cravings.
Around here, we love our sweets! We like to have a little treat after lunch and will also pair some dark chocolate with our tea after dinner. There’s no harm in enjoying these simple pleasures once in a while. HOWEVER - when it becomes an unconscious habit instead of a treat to reward or cheer you up, it needs to be addressed!
WHY DO SUGAR CRAVINGS HAPPEN?
(There are several different reasons why we get sugar cravings, but the ones below are focusing on blood sugar.)
HOW TO PREVENT THIS
Our number one tip is to start your day with a balanced meal that contains healthy fats and protein.
Consuming foods that are rich in protein, healthy fats and fiber is the best way to keep your blood sugar levels steady throughout the day. The less sugar and refined carbs you consume in the morning, the more balanced your blood sugar level will stay all day.We like to start our day with some eggs, avocado and sautéed veggies. This healthy breakfast keeps us satiated and free from cravings!
Our second tip is to NOT skip meals.
This can lead to a drop in blood sugar, which will intensify cravings and may cause you to overeat at your next meal.
Our third tip is to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
A lack of sleep can affect the hormones that regulate your appetite. This can lead to increased cravings and hunger.
While there is so much more to sugar cravings than just blood sugar regulation (we haven't even touched on the psychological aspect of it!), we think it's important to understand what's happening inside your body that causes these reactions. Remember, you are not the only one fighting this! We all struggle with these urges from time to time. The important thing is to realize that you can still do something about these cravings! Try implementing some of these healthy habits into your life and let us know how it goes.
PS: If you need some help with your diet, check out our meal guides. These guides contain recipes that are designed to fuel your workouts, improve body composition and keep you satisfied. No cravings here!
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