A topic many are interested in is weight loss. But one of the key obstacles to weight loss is controlling what you eat. At times it may feel impossible to refuse that cookie, piece of cheesecake or soda. So what do you do if you have sugar craving blues?
Whether you crave sugar, or require bread or pasta with your meal to feel like you have eaten, at one time or another you have probably experienced the sugar craving blues. That one last bite is simply irresistible.
Well, one method of resisting is if you never really desire it in the first place. So let us discuss factors that may lend to your cravings.
Vitamin B’s are a key nutrient to preventing the blues, sugar or otherwise. But Vitamin B is not stored in the body and you may need to take them 3 to 4 times a day at intervals to maintain sufficient levels. Many need to take it with every meal to maintain a temperate mood, and I invariably suspect Vitamin B deficiencies when a patient complains of having the sugar craving blues.
Parasites in the body can also make a request from our blues band. Parasites can make us either underweight or overweight, weaken our system and if we don’t play their favorite number, become quite demanding. My office supplies several products I have found effective in treating and eradicating parasites so we can call our own tune.
Water, yet again, is vital to the body and drinking enough of it can slow your eating down. Dehydration makes energy levels flag and may lead to the body seeking "energy" and thus, singing those blues. And remember you need to drink water to get water – sadly coffee, teas or juices don’t count.
Another one is Potassium. Potassium helps regulate blood sugar levels. When potassium levels start to drop the body can start its song for sugar to "boost" energy which then creates further depletions of Potassium as the body draws on its reserves to cope with highs and lows of sugar consumption.
So if your body sings the sugar craving blues its time for a nutritional appointment. Call the office and schedule (727) 446-1141.