Written by Dr Sandra Miranda, ND
Craving sugar can be a powerful urge. I talk to many women who are fully aware they’re hooked and others who don’t think they eat a lot of sweets at all — until they start keeping track. You don’t have to manually add a teaspoon of sugar on what you are eating or drinking in order to be consuming it. If you are eating processed or packaged foods, there is a good chance that you are having sugar.
The truth is that once we start eating sugar on a daily basis, it becomes more and more difficult to stop. And sugar doesn’t only lead to weight gain but also to hormonal imbalances, diabetes, high cholesterol, skin problems, osteoporosis, autoimmune problems and even some forms of cancer.
There are so many different diets out there and it is hard to choose which one to follow but if you ask yourself what is the one thing that they all have in common… Yup, you got it! They all exclude SUGAR!
Craving and eating — sugar is not simply about willpower or emotions. You may be dealing with actual physiological reasons for craving it such as elevated insulin, yeast overgrowth, adrenal fatigue or burn out, etc.
Sugar can affect our brains in the same ways drugs and alcohol can, it is super addictive. It is time that we recognize sugar for what it is- a “drug” and not a “food item”.
If you are craving sugar and you are having a hard time finding the will power to stop it, then visit your local naturopathic doctor and get tested. There may be an actual physiological reason for your sugar craving. If you don’t have an ND, then feel free to call us 905-239-3900 – we are happy to help!