If you’re trying to eat healthy and stay fit but are constantly experiencing setbacks because of junk food and sugar cravings, don’t be discouraged! By following some tips for eliminating your cravings, you can get your diet back in check and achieve your fitness goals.
There are many reasons why we crave junk food, including the artificial flavoring contained in some processed snacks; however, the main culprit is their high sugar content. When you eat foods rich in sugars or carbohydrates (which are converted to blood sugar), your blood sugar levels rise dramatically. This causes the release of insulin, a hormone that tells the body to stop burning its fat stores and to instead absorb fatty acids and glucose in the blood and turn them into more body fat. It also causes an artificial high from the release of serotonin, resulting in a loss of self-control and subsequent craving for more unhealthy, high-calorie foods.
Eating too many processed foods those high in sugar can lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. It can also affect immune function. If you want to live a healthy life, you will need to remove these foods from your diet.
Here are 5 tips to help you stop craving junk food and sugar: