Beachbody Bevvy: How to Stop Cravings

Beachbody Bevvy: How to Stop Cravings

When it comes to sabotaging your healthy eating, cravings can feel like an unexpected enemy. They seem to come out of nowhere, can keep up until you relent, and then often leave you feeling unhappy you gave in. Making it more challenging, the foods people tend to crave are usually high in sugar, fats, and processed carbs — such as cookies, pizza, bakery goods, and others. Here’s a look at why you might gravitate toward these, and most importantly, how you can help curb cravings. Craving Sweets Most sugar cravings are caused by an imbalance in blood sugar levels, according to Beachbody Nutrition Manager Krista Maguire, RD, CSSD. “When blood sugar rises after eating high sugar or high carb foods without protein or fiber to slow the blood sugar release, insulin levels rise to shuttle glucose into cells to use for energy, and subsequently blood sugar levels plummet,” she says.... Read More