Friday, March 11, 2016

How to Stop Sugar Cravings

I recently posted a video on how to stop sugar cravings. The thing about sugar is that it fuels your brain cells. Our brains crave sugar and see it as a reward, which makes you want it even more! When you continue to eat sugar and then eat a little more sugar you’re reinforcing this idea of it being a reward. I notice a jump in my sugar cravings whenever I feel overwhelmed or stressed. My go to food…or I should say non-food is chocolate! It is possible to retrain yourself by choosing healthier options when the craving hits. Instead of reaching for a chocolate bar I’m learning to eat kiwi or bananas. Adding more vegetables and water to your diet will make a huge difference in cravings. Also a major factor to minimize in your life is your level of stress.

Stress is the main cause of weight gain. Stress starts in the amygdala, whenever this part of our brain senses stress (which it see as danger), it starts initiating our body’s stress response. That “fight or flight” response becomes activated and begins to over produce cortisol. Extra cortisol allows us to run away from the impeding danger, or to have enough energy to stay and fight. Too much cortisol in your system leads to increased appetite and a bigger belly. Your body produces cortisol each time you feel angry, or afraid, or guilty. This is why it’s so important to let go of your stress and built up emotions. The best way I’ve found is through EFT therapy aka tapping. My latest tapping video (below) was created to help you stop the sugar cravings.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a truly simple and powerful mind-body technique that I use on myself and with clients. Tapping stops this “fight or flight” response and it lowers cortisol levels in your body. This helps by eliminating stress and cravings you’re experiencing. Tapping one of the best stress management and weight loss tools I’ve ever utilized. Visit my website for more info and to sign up for more energizing and love enhancing tips!

As always, keep tapping and energizing! Lots of hugs~