These are the most common reasons you are suffering from sudden and overwhelming sugar cravings

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Dietitian reveals the most common reasons you suffer from sudden and overwhelming sugar cravings

  • A dietitian has revealed the common bad habits that often lead to sugar cravings
  • Rebecca Gawthorne, from Sydney, shared her expert knowledge on Instagram
  • Cutting out fruit, following fad diets and not eating enough causes cravings 
  • Dehydration, overtraining and banning ‘treats’ can also make you crave sugar
  • This is because the brain’s primary fuel source is glucose or sugar 

A dietitian has revealed a list of bad habits that often lead to sugar cravings.

Rebecca Gawthorne, who goes by the name ‘Nourish Naturally’, said sugar cravings can come about if you cut carbohydrates and fruit from your diet, skip meals, follow fad diets or don’t eat enough nutritious food throughout the day.

The Sydney dietitian said dehydration, exercising too much and banning ‘treat’ foods from your diet can also make you crave sugar more frequently.

Sydney dietitian Rebecca Gawthorne (pictured) has revealed the common causes of sugar cravings 

On Instagram Rebecca said it’s ‘not weird to crave sugar’ if you cut out carbohydrates and fruit from your diet, skip meals, follow fad diets or don’t eat enough nutritious food throughout the day

Rebecca, who goes by the name ‘Nourish Naturally’ on social media, posted a video with her 147,000 followers to share her expert knowledge

‘Our brain’s primary fuel source is glucose, aka sugar, and if your brain doesn’t receive enough glucose to function, it will send out signals telling you to eat sugar so your brain has energy,’ Rebecca wrote online.

She added how if you’re not eating enough food that’s high in glucose, you might be ‘starving your brain of energy’, causing sugar cravings to occur.

‘Next time a sugar craving occurs, check in with your hunger levels and see if you need to eat a proper meal or snack,’ Rebecca recommended.

‘Our brain’s primary fuel source is glucose, aka sugar, and if your brain doesn’t receive enough glucose to function, it will send out signals telling you to eat sugar so your brain has energy,’ Rebecca wrote online

The video has since been viewed more than 25,000 times and many agreed with the helpful insight

The video has since been viewed more than 25,000 times and many agreed with the helpful insight.

‘Definitely need to eat more fruit because I have been craving sugar,’ one person wrote.

‘I definitely used to be guilty of some of these and wondered why all I wanted was sweet food,’ another added.

‘Yes! Restricting always leads to problems!’ a third said.

WHAT CAUSES SUGAR CRAVINGS?

* Cutting out carbs

* Avoiding fruit

* Skipping meals

* Following fad diets

* Not eating enough

* Banning ‘treat’ foods

* Overtraining

* Dehydration

Source: Nourish Naturally

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