3-Steps to Curb The Buldge
Most of us can relate to food cravings, especially sugar, during the nighttime hours. We all tend to crave sweets at night more than during the day, especially if we are dieting. However, there 3 weapons which if used and followed regularly will help you control your cravings.
Weapon Number 1: Manage Your Blood Sugar
You will find that as you control your blood sugar throughout the day, the craving for sweets diminishes at night. This is a biological response, as sleep is psychologically linked to hibernation from our great, great, great grandparents. They were accustomed to having very sweet fruit before going into periods of fasting and hibernation. Therefore we also have this urge to have something sweet before going to bed.
It is very essential that you control your blood sugar throughout the day. You can do this by following a nutrition plan that is centered on low-insulin foods. Your doctor is the best person who can advice you regarding a diet based on low insulin foods. So make sure you can consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Weapon Number 2: Avoid Watching Television while having Dinner
Try a “television fast” for a week. That means doing without television or other forms of media for a full week. You will notice a huge difference in your nighttime cravings after the first few days, especially if you occupy yourself with more constructive activities.
Weapon Number 3: L-Glutamine
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that helps the body regulate digestion and protein synthesis. It is a natural appetite suppressant. Simply place a bit of the powdered form of L-Glutamine on the actual taste buds that sense sweet, on the very tip of your tongue. This can help offset your body’s desires for sugar.
When there are no cravings, there is no desire for sugar. This will help you control your weight to a great extent.