These are the most common reasons why you experience sudden and overwhelming sugar cravings

Dietitian reveals the most common reasons why 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 expertise 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 develop if you cut carbohydrates and fruits from your diet, skip meals, go on fad diets, or don’t eat enough nutritious foods throughout the day.

The Sydney dietitian said dehydration, too much exercise and banning “treat” foods from your diet can make you more likely to crave sugar.

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

On Instagram, Rebecca said it's

On Instagram, Rebecca said it’s “not weird to crave sugar” if you cut carbs and fruit from your diet, skip meals, go on fad diets or don’t eat enough nutritious foods 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 expertise

Dehydration, overtraining and banning 'treats' can also make you crave sugar

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

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

She added that if you don’t eat enough foods that are high in glucose, you may be “starving your brain of energy,” leaving you with sugar cravings.

“Next time you’re craving sugar, check to see if you’re hungry and see if you need a good meal or snack,” Rebecca recommended.

Skipping meals and not getting enough foods high in nutrients and glucose can also lead to sugar cravings

“Our brain’s primary fuel source is glucose, aka sugar, and if your brain isn’t getting 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

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

“I definitely need to eat more fruit because I’m craving sugar,” one person wrote.

“I was definitely guilty of some of these things and wondered why I only wanted sweet food,” added another.

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

WHAT CAUSES TRAFFIC TO SUGAR?

* Eliminate carbohydrates

* Avoid fruits

* Skipping meals

*After fad diets

* Not enough food

* Ban on ‘treat’ food

* Overtraining

* Dehydration

Source: Feed naturally

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