Here's Why You're Craving Sugar All the Time—Plus Tips on How to Stop
If you're anything like me, food is always on the mind. And although there's something to appreciate in every culinary category, there's just something about sugary things that make me lose all self-control. Dessert after meals is an obligation, candy is an essential food group, and snacking is a serious activity.
I've never questioned my voracious sweet tooth until my doctor told me that my excess sugar consumption could lead to a slew of heath issues, including cavities, diabetes, and heart disease. Knowing all of this, I was determined to start eating less sugar. The problem? I found it way more difficult to control my sugar desires than I thought. So we had Michael Crupain, MD, MPH, a board-certified preventive medicine physician and author of the best-selling book What to Eat When, and Mehmet Oz, MD, FACS, board-certified physician and cardiac surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, weigh in with some reasons why we get sugar cravings after meals—and how to quell them.