what causes late night sugar cravings and how to stop them
Hey, let me start by asking you this. So have you ever fallen victim to the most crushing of all cravings? For me it was always, always, yup always the comforting late-night binge. It had to be something sweet, like dark chocolate, ice cream and maybe an ice cream cookie.
Trust me, I’ve been there. Night time eating was my weakest time of day, for years and YEARS. It’s so easy to crave sugary tasty treats at the end of the day. I just wanted to have a little something, and i would basically throw my hands up in the air and promise myself to "start again tomorrow." I would be thinking..."You go girl, you can do your "killer" workout tomorrow to make up for it. But what happens when the same thing happens the very next day?
Here's the thing! All we need is to understand why late-night overeating happens, start taking the steps to set yourself free, and know what to do should those desperate moments ever hit you. Chances are they will for a while again and again.
After doing a great workout, and faithfully eating my gorgeous salads' and taking care of the kids, I just wanted to sit back and relax and enjoy my "goodie-goods". After all eating is fun isn't it? I never found myself stopping in my tracks to ask what is really causing my late night sugar cravings.
So here came the voices. "yum, yum, yum". Oh no, not again, It’s that "monster under my bed, and i can't get him out of my head again." Yup he thinks just like me. Are you kidding me, afraid of the Cookie Monster? Yes, I fear craving that sweet temptation and hearing voices that only seem to come out at night. Not again, I can't stand that pesky voice telling me. "oh common, just have 2 cookies and a nice glass of cold milk." You deserve it! Yum Yum!
Sadly, at night when my mind was tired, i was always so weak and vulnerable. Eating anything after 8 pm is just way too late in the day to go into "burn it off"...mode "but then I would tell myself - yah-yah, but I will sleep like a baby...
So, what causes these late night sugar cravings anyway. UNDERSTAND THIS ~ Our bodies adapt to the amount of energy and the amount of sustenance they’re given. If we don’t get enough of what we need, then gradually our bodies get messed up and everything gets out of balance. If we eat too many calories, we store them as fats. If we consume too much sugar, we become less sensitive to insulin…HERE"S A FEW WAYS TO STOP THOSE NASTY CRAVINGS!
Stop eating all forms of bad carbs because they are addictive forms of sugar. Foods that are processed and refined release glucose quickly which cause spikes blood-sugar. When the blood sugar spikes, it then crashes and then your body will CRAVE more. So, when the glucose spikes, know that is a bad thing in more ways than one and Satan is on the hunt to make you sick and depressed! Don't let another night sabotage your efforts!
It’s time to come up with NEW ways to tackle the problem of eating at night what causes late night sugar cravings and here are my top ways on how to stop them.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Let prayer be your spiritual weapon and He will bless you with the desires of your heart so you can live the Christian lifestyle you always dreamed of.
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