6 Surprising Reasons You're Craving Sugar

Find out why you can't get enough of the sweet stuff.

6 Surprising Reasons You're Craving Sugar

By Diana Kelly Levey

You might be tempted to blame the holiday season for suddenly thinking about and craving sweets more often, but there may be some other causes for your sweet tooth in play. Here are six unexpected reasons you’re craving candy, cookies, and cake at all hours of the day. Read on to find out more and learn how to regain control over your diet as well.


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You're experiencing menopause or perimenopause.

You're experiencing menopause or perimenopause.

You may have experienced sugar craving, particularly chocolate, over the years when you had premenstrual symptoms or during your period. Now, if your sugar cravings seem to be fluctuating throughout the month, it could be due to hormone changes in your body. If you’re experiencing perimenopause or menopause, an estrogen and progesterone deficiency could be driving those sugar cravings. Some women also experience changes in insulin levels and experience blood sugar swings with their hormones changes. Talk to your doctor about these symptoms, as sugar cravings may be a sign that you’re experiencing perimenopause or something else is going on with your health.

More: 10 Natural Ways to Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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