Caitlin

Craving snacks

How so I stop craving unhealthy snacks like chocolate?

Joanne Jackson


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If you are struggling with cravings for sweet foods this may relate to blood sugar balance. All carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose. Eating lots of sugar is going to give you peaks and troughs in the amount of glucose in your blood. Sugar also diverts the supply of another nutrient, chromium. This mineral is vital for keeping your blood sugar level stable because insulin, which clears glucose from the blood, can’t work properly without it.
The best way to keep your blood sugar level balanced is to eat what is called a low Glycaemic Load (GL) diet and avoid, as much as you can, simpe sugars and refined foods (i.e. cakes, biscuits, sweets and chocolate).
My suggestions include: Eating small, frequent meals that contain slow releasing carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein, avoid missing meals or leaving long gaps between eating, and replace sugars and refined carbohydrates with whole grains.