Sugar Cravings Are NOT Your Fault
My plan today WAS to talk about sugar cravings, genital yeast, and sinus infections, BUT I think that sugar cravings deserve their very own article. So that’s what I’m focusing on today.
I think as a society we have a lot of misconceptions about sugar cravings. We think they’re somehow our fault. I still catch myself feeling ashamed for craving sugar sometimes.
I want to discuss with you why sugar cravings are NOT your fault, where they usually come from, how they’re related to Candida, and what you can do about them.
Sugar cravings are NOT your fault!
Most of my life, I craved sugar during, after and between meals. I don’t know many people who are any different.
Of course, I would give in to those cravings because they were pretty overwhelming, and I felt giddy afterwards. Giddy, but defeated, because of course I’d promised myself no sweets that day or that week or that month.
Blaming the cravings on my own weakness and not knowing what was really causing them didn’t help at all.
Restricting calories didn’t help either.
It wasn’t until I found out where my cravings were coming from and nipped that sh$t in the bud that I really found relief.
Where do sugar cravings usually come from?
Have you ever heard of the gut-brain connection? Well, it’s totally a thing! The little bugs in your gut use hormones and your nervous system to talk to your brain and ask for what they want.
Just knowing this bit of information should make you feel so much better! Those cravings are not coming to you because you’re weak or stupid or pre-disposed to be overweight. They’re coming to you from the bugs in your gut that thrive on sugar and want it all the time! And the more you give them, the better they feel, the more they procreate, and the more they ask for it.
Sugar cravings are NOT your fault! Don’t let them make you feel bad about yourself.
How are sugar cravings related to Candida?
Side note: let me first be clear that not all sugar cravings are related to Candida, even though it is pretty darn common. Some sugar cravings are actually related to an imbalance or overgrowth of a beneficial bacteria or perhaps a parasite or other pathogen.
But here’s how Candida can give you horrible, strong sugar cravings. It’s actually pretty similar to what I described above.
The Candida is growing and thriving in your gut because you’ve killed much of your beneficial bacteria thereby building a mansion for the Candida to live in with all its progeny.
The Candida is randy and wants to make more little babies, but it needs fuel. Now, Candida will eat ANYTHING. It’s like a goat. No boundaries. BUT Candida’s FAVORITE food is sugar and anything that breaks down into glucose before digestion.
So, the Candida loudly, rudely, obnoxiously uses the gut brain connection to ask for its favorite food: glucose! In any form! It screams at your brain, “I want pasta, and a sandwich, and white rice, and a cupcake, and a bagel, and then some Goobers and an Icee!”
And that is terribly difficult to ignore.
And it’s not your fault.
What can you do about sugar cravings?
Find out what imbalance or overgrowth or pathogen is causing your cravings and GET RID OF IT!!!
It’s that simple.
Okay, actually doing the work is not so simple, but that’s where I come in.
Because, once you figure out what it is (you might be wondering how to do that too), how do you get rid of it?
Well, you use a step by step system to kill, starve, and evict the pathogen. Then you repair your gut lining and re-vamp your lifestyle so that it can never return.
I’ve built an entire 7-step program to help my clients free themselves from Candida and live a life free from cravings and full of energy and joy!
Feel free to contact me if you want to learn more!
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week: Genital yeast and sinus infections (or possibly just genital yeast. That’s a biggie!)
If you want to read a little more about Candida’s favorite food, check out this post from a few months ago: https://laurieseely.com/sugar-candidas-favorite-food-avoid/