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Why do we crave sweets? Dietitian answers

Published on Oct 29, 2023 06:00 AM IST
  • From poor sleep to stress, here are a few reasons why we crave sweets.
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Often, we feel that we are craving sweets and the urge to consume sweets is uncontrollable. However, this can be associated with a lot of reasons. "Understanding why it can happen can help you reduce your cravings, make more intentional choices, and feel more in control around food," wrote Dietitian Samantha Cassetty as she explained the reasons of sweet cravings.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Often, we feel that we are craving sweets and the urge to consume sweets is uncontrollable. However, this can be associated with a lot of reasons. "Understanding why it can happen can help you reduce your cravings, make more intentional choices, and feel more in control around food," wrote Dietitian Samantha Cassetty as she explained the reasons of sweet cravings.(Unsplash)

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Often sugar acts on the brain pathways in the same way that addictive substances do. Hence, having sugar can feel like a reward. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Often sugar acts on the brain pathways in the same way that addictive substances do. Hence, having sugar can feel like a reward. (Unsplash)

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If we are not sleeping well, it makes us crave sugar more and delays our dullness signals, making us hungrier. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 06:00 AM IST

If we are not sleeping well, it makes us crave sugar more and delays our dullness signals, making us hungrier. (Unsplash)

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Stress acts as a catalyst for sugar cravings. When we are stressed, we crave sugar more. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Stress acts as a catalyst for sugar cravings. When we are stressed, we crave sugar more. (Unsplash)

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Being stuck in a habit cycle can also make us crave sugar. When we are used to having sweets at a particular time of the day, we get into the cycle. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Being stuck in a habit cycle can also make us crave sugar. When we are used to having sweets at a particular time of the day, we get into the cycle. (Unsplash)

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Often, we seek comfort in food. When we are trying to fill in another emotional void, sweet cravings increase. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Often, we seek comfort in food. When we are trying to fill in another emotional void, sweet cravings increase. (Unsplash)

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