Are You Craving Sugar? Here’s What it Could Mean

Can you not think of completing a meal without a sweet treat or are you always craving cookies? While sugar cravings can be overwhelming, they can actually mean your body is needing or missing something. There may be more to your sweet tooth and here’s what you should ask yourself next time you have a sugar craving.

Did You Cut Out Foods or Food Groups?

Often times the trigger for a sweet tooth comes when you’ve changed your diet or restricted particular foods. You may be able to get rid of these cravings by simply eating these foods.

Are You Eating Enough?

If you skip meals or eat small portion, your not getting enough calories and your body looks for the quickest way to get energy, which is often sweets.

Are You Eating Three Food Groups at Meals?

At each meal it’s important to eat carbs, protein, and fat to keep you full. When you don’t get your macronutrients, it can trigger sugar cravings.

Are You Stressed?

Stress has a huge impact on eating habits as it can cause a loss of appetite or increase cravings. If you find yourself eating sweets when you’re stressed, try and find better ways to manage your stress like through yoga, writing, walking, or meditation.

Are You Sleeping?

Not getting enough sleep can increase your sugar cravings. You should be getting between seven to nine hours of sleep a night.