I’m craving sugar, help!

Sugar cravings are usually caused by one or a combination of three factors: detoxing, under-eating and emotional imbalance.

Detoxing: It takes about five days for the body to release its dependency on a specific food. Craving processed sugar in the first week of your program is common. Breathe, drink extra water, and eat lots of alkalizing foods such as dark green leafy vegetables. In a few days these cravings will pass.

Under-eating: The most common cause of sugar cravings on the program is under-eating. When you eat enough nutrient-dense foods, cravings disappear. Check in on your daily calories to see if you need to eat more.

Emotional Imbalance: How often do you reach for sweets when what you’re really needing is love, approval, comfort, or sweetness in some area of your life? We often try to fill that need by eating something sweet.

When our life is full, and our relationships fulfilling, cravings for sweets become less important. When emotional cravings arise, take some deep cleansing breaths, hug someone, call a friend, go for a walk, or put on some great music and dance! 

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