Sugar is the number one craving in our society. There is a big difference between just liking sweets and craving sweets, and if you are one of them, you know what I mean!! If you are hooked, then it can be hard to stop but not impossible. Sugar contributes to serious short and long term health problems like obesity, hormonal imbalances, yeast infections, bloating, diabetes and even cancer.
There can be some real physical imbalances that can make you crave the sugar such as insulin resistance, candida overgrowth, different hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, stress or fatigue. Once you find out the root cause of why you are hooked on sugar then you can determine which of the following tips will best help you.
My recommendation to you is to refrain from sugar for 3 days only. I have seen so many patients be able to significantly improve their cravings by just doing that. Most importantly, keep busy with fun activities because that will balance your biochemistry. If you are lacking positive energy and happiness, you will look to fill that void with sugar.
Remember that we are not striving for perfection but for progress. Like my coach tells me all the time: “Sandra, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon”
If you would like more information on how Naturopathic Medicine can help you, please contact us for a 10 min free “Meet & Greet” at 905-239-3900. We are happy to help!
Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND