This is the last part of Beating Sugar Addiction series and I really hope the information provided helped you identified trigger food and create an action plan to kick the habit for good. Part 1 of the series covered addiction to energy drinks, coffee, or anything to keep us going. Part 2 was more about reacting to stressful situation by reaching for sweets. Today Part 3 will cover sugar cravings caused by PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and menopause.
What does sugar addiction look like at that time of the month? (part 3)
- you are irritable and anxious
- you feel depressed and unhappy
- you are bloated and easily weigh up to 10 lbs more
- your breast are extremely sensitive
- you are tired
- you experience insomnia
- you have bad headache, hot flashes and bad cravings
Those are just a few and I am sure there are more symptoms.
Solution (Part 3)
Women experience these wacky hormones situations that cause sugar cravings, binging of high carb foods; a complete mess if you were doing well on your nutrition plan. There are some steps to take to curb the sugar cravings but in extreme cases it is best to consult your physician. The solutions involve
- Getting rid of high sugar foods in your diet especially fat food, processed food, fruit drinks.
- Getting rid of drinks with sugar substitute as well
- Choosing food that have a low glycemic index
- Having more white flour
- Choosing organic food as much as you can
- Drinking a lot of water
- Including soybeans in your diet
- Satisfying sweet tooth with dark chocolate
This completes the “Beating Sugar Addiction” series. Sugar addiction is real and kicking the habit can be very challenging. Look over all the series and identify ways that you consume too much sugar. The suggestions I made are simple changes to make in your nutrition. For Part 3 you should consult your physician to find the best way to deal with hormonal changes that goes beyond food choices.
Until next time, spread the love…