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You go to your office hungry. Then you have lunch but feel that it’s still not enough. You feel that void inside your stomach and you know what’s going to fill it? Cookies 🍪 or a bit of chocolate 🍫!
You do this every weekday, and it starts becoming a habit. No lunch is ever enough or fulfilled without a serving of sweets right after.
Now, you might chalk up your cravings for sweets to hunger but that isn’t the only reason. What are some reasons that cause us to crave sweets even after eating?
Here are some possible answers:
Eating too little (like a sparrow)
Now, this might seem contradictory right from the start, but a lot of women tend to eat very tiny amounts of food in one sitting and wonder why they want to eat more often and crave a lot more sweets. They also monitor very closely every single meal that they have and always make sure that they don’t eat a single grain over what they require themselves.
It’s simple. Your body needs its fuel and it’s compensating by getting you hooked on sweets most women I work with are also stressed and multitasking while eating – you’re starving!
So don’t skimp on your meals and eat properly. In this way, your body wouldn’t need to make you crave for sweets to compensate for its fuel requirement!
Not having a balanced diet
Speaking of eating properly, having a balanced can help you a lot. Having enough meals isn’t enough what you eat matters. Our body needs to get not only its fuel but also all of its essential nutrients and vitamins from food.
So, include some fruits, vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates in your diet. In this way, your body will not feel like it’s lacking something in your system and make you crave sweets as a response.
Not getting enough protein
Having protein in your diet is a very wise choice. Lacking protein in your diet can really lead you to have intense cravings for sweets.
Get your protein by eating enough meat or fish everyday and you’ll notice that you will have less frequent and less intense cravings for sweets! Increase your protein to 1.5 sizes the palm of your hand. At each meal that is! Just this one change works wonders.
Not eating filling foods
We’ve seen a lot of women go crazy over, “Low card bread”, or low fat cottage cheese sh*t or any kind of fad diet that includes food that does not give any sustenance at all. Those foods that tell you that they have the lowest carbs possible? Well, they can never give you that “filling” feeling that you need after you eat. That is because your body actually needs those carbohydrates to give you fuel.
By being low on carbohydrates, you constantly make your body feel that no meal is ever enough and that you need the help of sweets just to feel “full”.
Hence, these are the reasons why you might feel like you haven’t ever felt “full’ from eating a meal and always need the help of an entire serving of sweets just to get that energy boost. To cut the story short, it’s simply because you haven’t been eating enough or you haven’t been eating the right foods. So eat right and eat enough and you’ll find yourself with fewer cravings for sweets!
Eat whole foods like fish, lamb, chicken, and avocado. The signals your brain and body get are completely different.
No one food on its own is magic, but the right blend of the right macronutrients is key to eliminating sugar cravings.
Got a question? Let me know.
PS: Lots of you have asked about 1-2-1 nutritional support so I have made 2 more slots available for personal consultations this side of Christmas! These will go fast so please message me now if you’d like one.