Best hack to defeat professional cravings

Getting enough protein can help curb sugar cravings

Highlights

  • If you are getting uncontrollable sugar cravings, this hack is a must for you
  • Increase your protein intake to reduce sugar cravings
  • High protein foods can help reduce hunger and cravings

Are your food cravings out of control? Do you feel like you are craving for something sweet and savory after every meal? If you’ve been amazed how sugar controls you on multiple occasions, here’s a simple hack that you may not even have heard of! Did you know that if you crave sugar, it may actually be because you are asking for protein? Prominent nutritionist Pooja Makhija recently revealed this very surprising fact on Instagram.

Easy hack to curb sugar cravings

Now this hack is specially made for those with a constant thought to eat sugary foods. First of all, check whether or not your protein intake is optimal. When your body is physiologically deficient in protein, it often manifests itself in a craving for sugar, the Mumbai-based nutritionist informs in her Insta Reels.

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Every time you reach for sugar in the form of chocolates, cakes, donuts, pastries, etc., your body may actually ask for some protein.

The easiest, and probably most effective, hacks for curbing sugar cravings is to look for protein in your meals. Not only is it weight loss friendly, it also helps build muscle, reduce appetite, and boost your metabolism.

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Protein-rich foods can help you lose weight
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To increase your protein intake and reduce sugar intake, make sure you have protein in every meal. Lentils, legumes, nuts, seeds, milk, dairy products, chicken, and eggs are examples of high protein foods. Try to have them with every meal to increase your protein.

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“Include protein foods in all three meals. High-protein foods also stimulate the production of leptin, the hunger hormone that lowers hunger and helps you keep your cravings under better control,” explains Makhija.

So if you’ve already thought about your post-lunch dessert, it’s a good idea to have a protein-rich snack first. This hack can actually be very effective at curbing sugar cravings.

We bet you didn’t know this before!

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(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, nutritionist and author)

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