Do you have sugar cravings? Here some reasons why and how to stop them 😋

Sugar cravings.Why do we have them

To have sugar cravings is a torture , once we have them there is nothing to stop them as the brain work so hard to satisfy this desire. We need immediate sugar in any form.

It happens after a meal , or in a sunny day, or in any other weekend specially If we are surrounded by kids and family, I mean they happen all the time. We have to understand the root of this desire so we can work it out to reduce them or find ways we can replace them for something else more nutritious.

There are 4 reasons why we have Sugar Cravings these are the most common. Please If you have any other comment please let me know.

Icecream for sugar cravings.
  • WE DID NOT EAT ENOUGH OR WE DID NOT EAT HEALTHY FOOD ; When this happens the body try to find calories , fast calories to supply the need . The most common examples are chocolates, cakes, muffins ,bag of lollies, icecream or other empty calories. Why dont we take a piece of fruit ot carrot or a tomatoe?

In the past I used to cook with artificial sweetners , specially taking care of my sons needs with his Type 1 Diabetes, but I realised that I was not helping in any way instead we were putting artificial stuff in our bodies to supply the need of sugar. Artificial sweetener make the brain to think is sugar and the effect is temporal.

Some of the sweetners have been linked to kind of cancers and other conditions . Real calories are the one that provide the correct amount of energy in a real time. The consistency of the fruits, vegetables , wholemeal meals fill our body with long lasting sugars that remain in the blood stream so the body will feel happy for longer and no need to satisfy any craving.

Bad habit

Some of the most common habits are eating the nails, or the skin next to the nails, touch the hair any time etc.

Have you ever realised you have this habits?

When we dont eat enough breakfast or any other meal, we go to the fridge and eat anything that is available, because it is more practical , but what if we eat more consistently , breakfast, mid morning , lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, routines, eating healthy meals , sitting down and being consciously of what we put in our body , we know how much calories , the defenses in the body are higher and is easier to change the habit.


Drink a cup of tea after each meal , this generate relaxation and consciousness about food , keep you warm and nurture and you wont need to fill your stomach with empty calories for the sake of having sugars.

You can have a sweet tea like vanilla, pear, apple, almonds, etc no artificial , no sweetners ok?


Not enough protein and fat

A good example is when we eat a big plate of pasta , we can garantie that we follow with a good dessert . Usually pasta does not have fiber and it is not easy to digest , the levels of supars will be so high that the feeling of tireness and being hungry again are unstoppable.


I dont want to say that we have to stop eating pasta, but I would like you to be more conscious of the portion in your plate, wholemeal pasta if is possible , contains more fibre , add quality protein as if you are vegetarian, vegan or simply white protein.


When we eat outside , or we eat fast food or food in bags like chips and etc , this type of food contain so much salt that we inmmediately want to have something sweet to compensate the salty taste.


Take the time to sit down and eat consciously.

Try to eat less process food and more and more fresh, raw, no in packs , protein in form of vegetables like lentils,beans, quinoa, chia, fruits, wholemeal breads, pasta, rice in this way your brain , blood stream will be in good levels and you will fell less need of having sweets. Sit down , focus in your meal , in the amount of good nutrients you are bringing into your body to enahance the best of you.

Every little thing you do for your health , your body , your brain, your heart , you are cultivating the best of yourselve and spread it to the whole family and to the world.

Published by AndreaP

I am passionate about food and nutrition. Originally from Bogota -Colombia currently living in New Zealand. I am a Nutritionist & Dietitian. After becoming a mum and working in different areas like education, banking and sales, I came to the realisation that I wanted to come back to what I loved and what I have passion for this is Health and Nutrition. In September 2016 I started my online course with the biggest nutrition school in America called Institute of Integrative Nutrition( IIN). The Institute of Integrative Nutrition has given me the knowledge and support about Nutrition in a Holistic way. I have never thought that this would be possible, but after a year I realised that definitely secondary food (food that is on the plate) is part of the puzzle of health and happiness. There is something called primary food which are the pillars that together contribute to a better wellbeing and a better nutrition. Relationships, spirituality, career and exercise plus a having good sleep habits can contribute to a better YOU. I am a Holistic Nutritionist and I am looking forward to taking you on this journey of better habits and a prosperous life. Always smile with gratitude! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you get to know me. AndreaP

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