Finally, I researched sugar cravings, not knowing at the time why I was craving, and discovered that adrenal fatigue can cause sugar cravings and if enough sugar is eaten, it can result in insulin resistance. I could definitely identify with the symptoms that this website discusses:
-Lack of energy most definitely
-Need to take afternoon naps
-Cravings for sugar or caffeine to force the adrenals to give the energy that is lacking
-Menopausal symptoms can also kick in if the adrenals are not up to par.
So what to do? I needed to address the adrenal problem again as well as level out my blood sugar problem to stop craving as soon as possible and balance my hormones. I found these products to be especially helpful:
Tri-Chromium w/Cinnamon by NOW Foods for balancing blood sugar
Adrenal Caps by Solaray for adrenal function
Maca by Solaray for balancing hormones
Alpha Lipoic Acid for insulin resistance
Adrenasense by Natural Factors for adrenals and overall well-being
Homeopathic Stress Mints - these are very helpful when dealing with stress
I am feeling much better now. My hormones are leveling out, the sugar cravings are nearly gone, I have a lot more energy and now I am working to get the 12 lbs back off.
This information is not meant to replace medical advice. If you think you may be experiencing issues like these, please see your doctor.
Sugar Cravings7 Tips for Getting Sugar Out of Your Diet by Fearless Eating
20 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings and Kick the Addiction by Dr. Frank Lipman
Stop Sugar Cravings by Discovery Health
Curb Sugar and Carb Cravings by WebMD
Hormone BalanceTake the Hormone Balance Test by Dr John Lee, MD
Top 5 Tips for Balancing Hormones Naturally by Cheeseslave
How to Balance Hormones Naturally by CommonSenseHealth.com
Insulin ResistanceInsulin Resistance Syndrome by Green Mountain Natural Health
Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance by eHow
Insulin Resistance by Native Remedies