Sugar cravings are something we have all faced at some point in time in our lives. But have you wondered why you feel this sudden urge to eat or drink something sugary? These cravings can be explained by your diet or just a bad habit programmed into your brain.

Understanding the reasons behind your sugar cravings can help you make the necessary changes to reduce your sugar intake.

Your diet

When your body doesn’t get the calories it needs to fuel your body, it begins to crave quick and easy ways to gain calories, aka, sugar. The best way to deal with sugar craving is to have nutritionally balanced meals that provide enough calories for the day. A healthy mix of carbs, fats, and protein can help you stay full all day.

If you think that consuming foods and drinks with artificial sweeteners is the way to trick your body into thinking it’s getting its sugar rush, then you’re wrong. Artificial sweeteners don’t contain the calories the body requires for energy and, therefore, the body will continue to crave sugar.

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Nutritional deficiency

Magnesium is an important mineral our bodies require. It’s essential for energy to enter the body’s cells. Did you know that magnesium is required for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body? It helps maintain the nervous system as well as muscle function, immunity, strong bones, and a healthy heartbeat. When the body is deficient in magnesium, it craves sugar. Make sure you have your magnesium levels checked for any deficiency.

Hydration levels could be to blame

If you feel overly dependent on sugar, you need to make a conscious decision to reduce your sugar intake. Before you reach for a sugary drink or snack, have a tall glass of water. We often misinterpret the body’s need for thirst as a sign of hunger. Experts suggest that 80% of the population is chronically dehydrated.

Blood sugar fluctuations

If you have begun to crave sugar out of the blue, you could be experiencing blood sugar fluctuations. When the blood sugar levels dip, the body tries to get you to fuel it. To balance your blood sugar levels, have a healthy portion of protein and add high-fiber foods to your diet as they provide the body with energy.

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