Crushing Crappy Sugar Cravings
It’s the thursday after easter, and as a result of a little over indulgence I’m sure you’ve tried to restrict your sugar intake, but this has only left to some MASSIVE cravings.
YES we all have them, including me.
I want to show you how to crush them once and for all.
Theres a couple of different ways to go about them, both with your nutrition and your lifestyle.
In terms of the life style habits the first thing you need to look at is your sleep.
Are you getting 7-8 hours sleep per night?
Sleep and tiredness or stress can lead to cravings and emotional eating, so first check these issues. Stress can increase cortisol and affect insulin sensitivity and as a result also may trigger those crappy cravings.
Once you get the all important sleep under wraps there are a few dietary modifications that can be applied to assist with beating those cravings.
The first thing you want to take a look at is glutamine.
It is found in meat, fish, diary and green beans, also in a supplement form. It is one of the most abundant amino acids and also helps in the stomach.
It has the ability to releases growth hormone (HGH), HGH assists in building lean muscle while aiding weight loss by increasing metabolism. The release of HGH also lowers insulin spikes in the bloodstream, which also can lead to weight gain in mainly the abdominal region. Glutamine 5mg with 1 tbsp. of full heavy cream can squash sugar cravings and stabiles all blood glucose levels and tastes slightly sweet to feel satisfied.
In terms of other supplements, there are a couple that are awesome with helping with sugar cravings.
Biotin and Chromium are naturally occurring and are awesome for sugar cravings.
Biotin is involved in the metabolism of fats and amino acids, production of fatty acids and cell growth. Dietary sources are egg yolk, mushroom, banana and peanuts.
Chromium works with the hormone insulin and is involved in helping the cell take in glucose and release energy.
It is only needed in small amounts and be careful when supplementing with it. Both of the two nutrients negatively affect low stomach acids are in greater need by those who have blood sugar issues such as diabetes and being overweight.
Chromium and biotin studies have shown that they can reduce triglycerides, blood sugar, insulin and more a suitable supplement is insulin plex 2.0 (contains biotin and chromium and green tea extract & cinnamon also a powerful sugar craving buster and antioxidant).
In addition cinnamon and green tea as a drink assist in immediate sugar cravings by protecting the pancreatic islet cells and enhancing insulin action, cinnamon also enhances insulin sensitivity and supports glucose transport to decrease cravings and lower blood sugar levels.
Another option when it comes to sugar cravings is fiber in food; if you are on a low carbohydrate-eating plan and not consuming enough vegetables your fiber content will be low meaning there is not aid in digestion meaning instable blood sugar levels. Try more green leafy vegetables and if your struggling to get vegetables in try fiber supplementation morning and night followed by coconut oil, remember to rotate fiber so your body does not become accustomed to it.
Macronutrient balance can also affect cravings so assure you have a well proportioned intake of protein, carbs and fats based on your goals.
You may be under consuming protein and fats which aid in satiety and over doing the faster acting carbs. Assure you hit at least 30% of your daily calories from protein and 20% from fats to reach minimum targets.
Sugar cravings are tough, and I want to show you how to construct a meal plan to finally beat them once and for all.
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