Alterntive View: Sweet and sour of sugar cravings

Jenny Logan.
Jenny Logan.

There was an interesting article recently which reported that sugar, rather than fat, could be at the root of a lot of our health problems today.

This is no surprise to us. We have seen again and again that getting sugar issues under control can be helpful with energy levels, weight loss and even digestive issues.

In fact, the issues that a lot of people struggle with when losing weight is sugar cravings.

So dealing with sugar cravings can be a real key to supporting weight loss.

One problem is that many foods which are labelled as ‘healthy options’ or ‘low fat’ can often be high in sugars - which may be why many people eating a lot of low fat foods struggle with weight loss!

In a diet try and avoid processed foods as much as you can. Making your food from scratch does not have to mean hours in the kitchen, we have tons of quick and easy recipes - and it means you know exactly what’s in your meal.

Make sure that you do eat carbohydrate - it’s vital for energy - but eat the right kind! Wholegrains, wholemeal, beans and pulses are your best bets.

An additional suggestion we make is to always have some protein with any carbohydrate you eat. Protein levels are low in many diets. As protein is essential to help make your happy chemicals this can contribute to low mood and poor sleep!

Protein also helps to keep blood sugar levels stable for longer - keeping you feeling satisfied and preventing sugar cravings. Protein comes from meat, fish, chicken, nuts, seeds, eggs, dairy, beans and pulses.

For supplementary support one product we always suggest to people struggling with food cravings is Higher Natures Metabolic Balance. This supplement contains all the nutrients which are reported to help improve blood sugar balance, including chromium, magnesium and cinnamon.

One lady told me it has changed her from a person who was constantly hungry and always after chocolate and biscuits to someone who can ‘take it or leave it’.

So if you want to take control of your sugar cravings, it could be well worth a try!