Are you craving sugar all the time? Nutritionist shares 5 reasons why it may happen

From nutrient deficiencies to sleep deprivation, here are five reasons why we have sugar cravings.

Published on Mar 09, 2024 05:00 PM IST 6 Photos

When we are on the weight loss journey, craving sugar can reverse the healthy changes. "Struggling with sugar cravings while striving to manage your weight and embrace healthier choices can be tough. Swipe to discover the main reasons behind those cravings and find solutions," wrote Nutritionist Marina Wright. Here are five reasons why we crave sugar.(Shutterstock)

Lack of nutrients such as chromium, magnesium, Vitamin B and omega 3 fatty acids can make the body crave for sugar to compensate for the deficiencies. (Unsplash)

When we consume meals that are high in carbohydrates but are low in fat and protein, it can cause spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels. This can lead to sugar cravings. (Freepik)


High Cortisol levels can lead to sugar cravings. High stress and anxiety can make us crave sugar as a way of seeking temporary relief. (Freepik)

Imbalances in gut bacteria can lead to hormonal imbalances, thereby heightening sugar cravings. It can also lead to inflammation. (Unsplash)