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When someone experiences a sugar craving – they assume that the only thing that might “satisfy the food craving”? is sugar itself. It’s ironic – but the one thing that will never satisfy a craving for sugar – is sugar. Of course, it seems to end the craving momentarily, but we don’t realize that our brain and body has been manipulated by a cunning, sneaky, man-made addiction to refined sugar.
When we consume refined sugar – it has a dramatic impact on our blood sugar levels creating what we perceive as excessive highs followed by miserable lows. These alone have an impact on our mental state with the lows appearing to get worse and worse. When those lows are relieved by the consumption of more refined sugar it fools us into believing that it created pleasure. We forget entirely that it was the extreme, violent manipulation of our blood sugar levels that created the discomfort of the low in the first place
Understanding the physical and mental causes of cravings for sweet things is essential – once you’ve done that you will undoubtedly develop a healthy craving for beautiful, fresh, gorgeous fruit and vegetables and be genuinely repulsed by the thought of the unnaturally sweet things that you used to crave. There is a massive difference in the two cravings. Your craving for beautiful fresh fruit makes you feel wonderful once you’ve consumed it – however responding to a craving for unnaturally sweet things full of refined sugar by eating those items makes us feel guilty, miserable ashamed, unattractive, unhealthy, and unfit.