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