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Episode 008 - 7 Reasons You Crave Sugar (That Have Nothing to Do With Willpower)

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

Do you have a secret stash of Cadbury mini eggs or shortbread cookies hidden where the kids and hubby can’t find them? Do you find yourself dipping into the bag two… three… even four times a day?

So many of us reach for sugary pastries, chocolate bars, and other sweet treats throughout the day, then wind up feeling guilty or ashamed. We have this idea that we’re self-sabotaging or that we have no willpower — that’s it’s all OUR fault that we ate the whole bag.

While willpower may play a small supporting role in the mysterious case of the missing mini eggs, there are MANY other factors that can impact your cravings and lead to an addiction to sugar — from biochemistry to hormones to physiology.

The good news? Each of these factors is under your control!

In this episode of The Healthy AF Mom Show, we’re going to explore exactly why sugar feels SOOO addictive… and the simple, natural, can-do strategies that will help you increase your feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine WITHOUT reaching for those doughnuts.

Let’s get started! Hit play to learn:

  • 7 reasons why you are craving sugar (that have NOTHING to do with willpower!)

  • How to balance your macronutrients in a way that reduces those pesky mid-morning muffin cravings

  • What you can do at bedtime tonight that will cut tomorrow’s cravings WAY down


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