Slave to the 3pm snack? How to stop ALL food cravings

By Megan (Nutritionist + Recipe Developer) |

Slave to the afternoon snack? Get that rumbling feeling mid-afternoon when you just need a little blueberry muffin, or a chocolate fix after dinner? Here’s the bad news, you’re probably addicted to sugar.

We’re here to help.

When you just eat real food, and cut out the crap, those habits (which are actually addictions to sugar) vanish.

When Sarah talks about quitting sugar, she’s talking about quitting fructose. So what has fructose got to do with cravings?

  1. Fructose keeps us hungry.

Fructose stuffs with our appetite mechanisms. Once ingested, fructose doesn’t stimulate the release of the hormone leptin, which is the hormone that suppresses hunger once we’ve eaten enough, so we are kept hungry.

  1. Fructose makes us eat more.

This is because fructose actually raises levels of the hormone ghrelin, giving us a rumbling tummy and increasing our appetite. We can eat and eat and never feel satisfied when our diet is full of fructose.

  1. Fructose is highly addictive.

In fact, sugar has been said to be more addictive than cocaine! One study found that the intense sweetness from fructose stimulates the release of opiates in the body. Opiates control our reward behaviours, so we’re addicted and need to come back for more.

So is quitting sugar enough to stop ALL food cravings?

Well, you have to replace your sugary vices with something, and so we opt for good fats and protein. Unlike fructose, these fill us up and have corresponding hormones that coordinate with our brains and ‘switch off’ appetite hormones. This means we stop eating when we’ve eaten enough – the way nature intended.

Have you noticed cravings disappear when you quit fructose? We know we have!

Are you ready to transform your life and quit sugar for good? 
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