Alternatives to curb sugar cravings
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How to Control Sugar Cravings in PCOS?

Does the urge to relish sweets or desserts at any hour of the day hits you hard? Are you fed up of consuming endless chocolates and then regretting it later? Well, it’s not only you, but every other woman dealing with PCOS. Sugar cravings and PCOS are interlinked, and in this blog we would be sharing easy ways for surfing the sugar wave.

PCOS has a lot to do with Diet & Lifestyle, and we have already shared some secrets in our blog https://balancetheplate.com/5-habits-every-women-with-pcos-should-follow/ on how to deal with it.

What actually are Sugar Cravings?

The irresistible urge to binge on sugary foods. It’s like a squad of meanies grab hold of you and torture you until you feed them handful of chocolates or sweets. There could be various reasons behind it. It could indicate that you didn’t eat enough or maybe you ate too much starch and not enough fat or proteins. It could also be a bad habit or an outcome of chewing on high salt foods. 

But are you trying your level best to eat healthiest and still taken aback by these dessert filled urges to reach your health goal? Well, we have got you covered for this problem here.

The Science behind the connection.

Resisting sugar is a challenge with PCOS. This hormonal disorder builds up Insulin resistance in the body over time causing accumulation of both sugar and insulin in the body. Insulin interferes with the activity of other appetite-regulating hormones which causes hunger. Sugary & Processed foods can cause sugar rush and crash cycle, leading to irresistible cravings. These factors also lead to development of anxiety, depression, mood swings as well as eating disorders. Any sort of negative emotion can trigger and make the cravings even worse, eventually ending into bingeing. 

Alternatives to control Sugar Cravings-

  • A balanced diet, with right portion sizes of Carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
  • Small & Frequent Meals.
  • Ask yourself, ” Are you really hungry, or it’s just a craving?”
  • Keep fruits, nuts, dried apricots and dates handy.
  • Stay Hydrated. Drink at least 2 lit water everyday.
  • Practice Mindful Eating.
  • Use Fennel seeds as mouth freshner, as they help to curb down cravings.

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