• Casey Farlow, MPH, RDN

How to Beat Sugar Cravings (For Better Hormone Balance)

Updated: Apr 5

Sugar cravings are one of the biggest obstacles my clients struggle with on their journey towards healthier hormones and weight loss. A successful strategy to beat sugar cravings goes deeper than pure willpower. The 5 tips in this video use your nervous system, gut bacteria, and endocrine system to shift you from feeling out of control of your cravings to a place of empowerment.

Chapters: 0:00​ Hormonal imbalances and intense sugar cravings go hand in hand

1:12​ Tip #1 - Balance PFF in your meals and snacks

1:40​ Getting 20g of protein per meal is key to reducing sugar cravings

2:04​ Fiber's role in sugar cravings (fruits, vegetables, and whole grains)

4:08​ Tip #2 - How to get 7-8 hours of sleep to beat sugar cravings

5:24​ Tip #3 - Meet your emotional needs to boost serotonin and endorphins

5:48​ Why you get emotional when you reduce sugar

7:39​ Are you using sugar as an emotional coping strategy?

8:17​ TIp #4 - Reducing stress to control cortisol and adrenaline

9:02​ Strategies to reduce stress - breathwork, meditation, body scanning, and journaling 10:05​ Tip #5 - Use a healthy sugar alternative (see video below for more)

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