Do you feel like you’re constantly giving in to your sweet tooth? Are your cravings so constant that they’re hard to ignore? If you want to get rid of the cravings, you should first find out why you love the sweets so much. Knowing why you love them is the best way to beat the obsessive desire for them. It is a harder way to combat sugar addiction, but is even more efficient.
What should you do?
First of all, try to understand what is going on with your heart and brain which makes you want to reach for something sweet. In other words, ask yourself why chocolates, pancakes or ice cream look so compelling to you. Think about why you want to eat something that will harm your body, just for a momentary feeling of satisfaction. To obtain more precise answers and thus be closer to a solution to your problem, you need to honest.
Beware of vitamins and stress
Excessive desire for sweets is sometimes caused by stress or a lack of certain vitamins, mainly vitamin B.
In this case, you should insert some foods that are rich in these vitamins, but also in chromium, such as brewer’s yeast and whole grains. When you’re stressed, your body secretes hormones that stimulate the brain to produce substances that cause the desire for sugar. Therefore, when you feel the urge to eat sugar, think about the negative effect that may be caused to your body. When you realize that it is a chemical process in your brain, it will be easier for you to refrain.
Children, who constantly eat large amount of sweets, have a 60 percent increased risk of alcoholism in their own lives, said Dr. Alexei Camps Polevov – School of Medicine, New York. It is assumed that the desire for sweets and alcohol is produced in the same part of the brain and that is partly determined by genes rather than upbringing.
When do you usually have sugar craving
Answer the following questions as accurately and honestly as possible. You eat a lot of sweets when:
Analyze the answers for a few minutes. On a piece of paper, write down the emotional states in which you most often reach for sweets. Put the paper in your wallet and carry it with you everywhere.
Whenever you feel an irresistible urge to eat something sweet, take the paper and look at it. Remember that you are much stronger than those needs.
And remember, life is much sweeter without refined sugar.