How To Beat Sugar Cravings

How To Beat Sugar Cravings

Hi there and welcome back to my channel, the
place to be when it comes to gut health and overall wellbeing. So in today’s video, I wanted to share five
of my favorite tips when it comes to reducing sugar cravings. So if you’re looking to cut back on that sugar
and avoiding that 3:00 PM slump then give this video a like and stay tuned. And when I say sugar, so I’m referring to
the kind of sugar that’s being processed and refined. So not the kind of sugar that occurs naturally
in for example, fruit. So just to make sure that we’re on the same
page. So then first of all, so why do we actually
crave sugar? So one of the main reasons might be that you’re
low on serotonin level. So serotonin, which is the happy hormone is
increased when we eat sugar. So that’s why when we’re low on serotonin,
we tend to get sugar cravings. So then what causes low serotonin levels? So one of the key reasons might be a poor
gut health. So 90% of serotonin is actually produced in
our guts. So if things don’t really work properly down
there, we just can’t produce enough serotonin. So another main reason can be emotional triggers. So such as heartbreak, anxiety, or stress. When we’re just more likely to grab that Ben
and Jerry’s ice cream instead of, let’s say a kale smoothie. All right. So moving onto my five favorite tips. So the first one is to improve your gut health. So as I mentioned, so 90% of serotonin is
produced in our guts. So we wanna make sure that we take care of
our guts. So by eating real and wholesome foods like
nuts, fruits, veggies legumes and so on, and number two is to enjoy the sun. So a lack of sunlight can also cause a low
serotonin level. So we want to make sure to get at least 10
minutes of sunlight or light therapy per day. And the third one is to simply just ride it
out. It can be very helpful to know that cravings
usually go away after about an hour. So trying to ride it out or you can grab a
piece of dark chocolate and I would recommend at least 75% just to kind of ease the worst
cravings. So number four is to stay hydrated. So sometimes our bodies can confuse thirst
with cravings. So one very helpful thing to avoid cravings
is to simply stay hydrated. And a good guideline is to drink half of your
body weight in ounces of water per day. So number five, and the final one is to move
that beautiful body of yours. So during exercise, something known as endorphins
are released. So endorphins are chemicals produced in the
body to relieve stress and pain and endorphins are also released when we indulge in sugary
foods. So instead of grabbing that chocolate bar,
then go out and move that beautiful body of yours. And in terms of exercise, it can be and should
be anything that you enjoy doing. So it could be a power walk, it could be yoga,
it could be just dancing around in your house,, swimming. So whatever you like to do, but it’s all about
just moving your body. And I’ll also post a couple of links in the
description to a few of my yoga videos as well. If you want to try those out. And now I’d love to hear from you. So let me know in the comment section if this
was helpful for you. And also if you have any other awesome tips
and tricks for reducing sugar cravings and of course, make sure to subscribe and hit
the notification bell to stay updated whenever I post a new video. So thank you so much for watching and I hope
to see you next week again.

26 thoughts on “How To Beat Sugar Cravings”

  1. Very interesting! I really wouldn't have thought about gut health being a trigger for sugar cravings! Thanks for the info Anna!

  2. UGHHHH I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. It's so bad! In the summer I crave a coke every day. But these tips are helpful. I think I def need to drink more water.

  3. Sooooo good! I needed this extra push for today! If you ask me salty or sweet I’ll tell you sweets are my weakness, wow I never looked serotonin begins a main favor for sugar cravings! Wow! Amazing video! Thank you Anna!!!

  4. Love this topic Anna! I love the way you share the serotonin production in the gut and of course the way that affects our mood. Loved your tips! When I have a sugar craving, I love to have yummy fruit on hand to enjoy! 🙂

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