Why do we Crave Sugary Foods?

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by izzysmith22 on Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:48 pm

Why do we Crave Sugary Foods?

For many of us the sight of a freshly glazed doughnut can feel like falling in love and coming home to a pack of unopened cookies can feel like the adult version of Christmas morning. There’s something about sugar that hooks us and keeps reeling us in again and again. Whether we like it or not sugar has a major hold on us.

If you’re reading this it’s highly likely you understand, and have first-hand experience, of this allure. Sugar isn’t just confectionary, it’s compulsion; there is no such thing as stopping after “just one.” I mean, if one is good, more is better. At least that’s what it feels like with the sweet stuff.

We are given many reasons for our sugar cravings: pleasure-seeking brain circuits, intestinal parasites, mineral deficiencies, malnutrition, habitual behavior, unbalanced diets, too much salt, buried emotional issues, lack of sleep, stress.... and my favorite, lack of discipline. We are not at a loss for reasons for our addiction to sugar, yet knowing isn’t enough to change us or our behavior. If knowing was enough we would all be winning gold medals and gold stars in every area of our life. If anything, knowing just makes it feel worse... we know better so why aren’t we doing better? Knowing becomes just another reason for us to feel bad about ourselves.

The next step to knowing is to try and do something about it. We take matters into our own hands and attempt to turn our sugar-loving switch from on to off. This is not a painless process, and just when we feel we’re making ground something happens to throw us off and we’re on a mission to hunt down any sugar we can find and back at the start.

When we decide to target our sugar dependency, we attack the sugar itself, we clear the pantry, empty the house of all products and declare sugar the enemy. And this is fine... except it doesn’t work. When we create an action plan like this, we’re a few steps too far ahead and facing the wrong direction. We don’t address what’s really happening.

The key: target the true problem, not the side-effect of the problem. And sugar cravings are the side-effect, they’re the symptom of the real problem, and treating symptoms never makes the problem resolve. The only way to create true, long- standing change is to address the root cause.... otherwise you’re just wasting your time and prepping yourself for another future sugar-binge.

What is the root cause? Leptin resistance. One way to target leptin resistance is with a product called leptitox, a blend of 22 all natural ingredients which work with your body to reverse leptin resistance and it’s effects. When leptin resistance occurs in our body we have a malfunctioning system. This malfunction will produce troublesome symptoms. Not only does leptin resistance increase hunger but it creates cravings! That’s a recipe for disaster! Not only will you be hungry but you’ll be hankering after the worst foods imaginable...

We may have blamed everything else under the sun for our inability to stop reaching for the next cookie... everything but leptin resistance. If you want to see real movement and change you’ll need to target leptin resistance and do something to “fix” it.
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by healthmed on Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:33 am

Re: Why do we Crave Sugary Foods?

I read it somewhere... When we consume sugar out body gets used to it and the temptation rises.

I always used to consume tea with little extra sugar. When I decide to quit sugary foods, it just took a day ot two to get used to it. So it's all about momentum.

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by Prycejosh1987 on Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:50 pm

Re: Why do we Crave Sugary Foods?

I think because the mind loves the feeling sugar gives of as the tongue tastes it. Sugar and salt give aftertastes. Sugar is like a drug anyone who has had drugs will say they taste sweet. If drugs did not taste good then people would not be addicted to taking them. Its the same with sugar. Well on a less level, but its similar.

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by MissCandyGirl on Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:40 am

Re: Why do we Crave Sugary Foods?

I am addicted to sugar. I LOVE chocolate and candy bars. I don't eat them all the time but I get terrible cravings for such foods.

I think it is an addiction.

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