Why am I craving sweets?| Four Types of Sugar Addiction

Why am I craving sweets

Are you wondering like why am I craving sweets all of sudden? Or why am I so hungry? In this article, Dr.Teitelbaum explains four types of sugar addiction and how to break them. 

A recent study shows that 77% of women who had a high level of stress are also reported to have  a sugar craving. (1)

Although there has been an endless campaign encouraging us to reduce the intake of sugar, it still makes up a third of our calorie intake.   As sugar is a type of carbohydrates. Our bodies require carbohydrates for energy. (2)

However, expert says that our body is not designed to handle such a sugar overload and it could cause serious health issues such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

Researchers found in a separate study that sugar is addictive and stimulates the same pleasure centers of the brain just like the drugs.

According to Dr. JacobTeitelbaum, there are four types of sugar addiction. He says that the underlying causes are triggered from hormonal changes to infection. He also explains what stops sugar cravings. (3)

Four types of addiction and solution to stop sugar addiction

Thyroid failure:

Symptoms: You are tired, stressed and craving for sugar or craving chocolate more than ever before.

Some people also experience muscles tension, as they are not getting enough energy needed to functions the internal body system. These are the common signs of an underactive thyroid gland which leads to tiredness and weight gain.

The solution: Drink more water to detoxify your body. If you drink coffee more than 7 cups a day, try to reduce one by one cup each day until you reach the recommended range that is two to four cup or less a day.

Avoid the processed foods and switch to whole foods because when you eat them you’re getting in its natural state with all of its vitamin, minerals and other essential nutrients that are in the food.

Get enough sleep to help you optimize your energy levels and restore your hormones and reduce sugar craving.

 Yeast infection

The symptoms:  Can’t get through the day without eating chocolate, ice cream, and other sweet treats.

Dr. Tietelbaum says if you have had more than your fair share of antibiotics or antacids it gives a big deal to overgrowth the bad bacteria.

Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria in your gut, leaving your body defenseless against harmful pathogens like the fast growing candida yeast.

He claims the resulting yeast over-population feeds on sugar which results to curve for sugar and bread.

The solution: Lessen the intake of all kind of sugary foods, caffeine and switch to low GI diet. Add probiotic supplement to your diet.

The Adrenaline overload

Symptoms:  feeling dizzy, lightheaded, feel hungry, tired and often feeling stressed. You may experience frequent urination, thirsty and sore throat.

The solution:  Try to reach for high protein foods; this will help with sugar addiction. You can start your day with eggs and dry roasted nuts. Snack on organic fresh vegetables or fruits topped with nut butter.

Menopause or PMT

The symptoms: Irregular menstrual periods and frequent change of menstrual cycle, low mood, bloating and loss of sex drive. These may cause to crave for sweet things.

The solution:  Scale down the intake of sugar. If you suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), take vitamin B6 supplement to ease PMS symptoms.




Why am I Craving Sweets is contributed by Dove

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