Hey! It’s Coach Joe Martino and I am going to outline for you one of the top reasons you might be craving carb-rich, sweet, and salty foods! I know a lot of us to get these cravings from time to time, and there’s something surprising that can be leading to them…
Before I get into it, let me introduce myself if you don’t already know me. I’m Joseph Martino from The Motion Room, and I help people through healthy eating and expert training to lose weight and get healthy. Ok. So, now on to what can cause cravings for sweet and carb-rich foods, and what you can do about it.
It’s not getting enough sleep!
Make sure you start your day with a healthy, balanced breakfast that includes protein and fiber-rich foods.
It’s something that affects all of us at some point or another. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body’s hunger hormones get out of whack, making you feel hungry…and also making it so that the food that you do eat doesn’t really satisfy you.
Basically, your hunger hormones have their foot on your appetite’s gas pedal, and your “I’m full” hormones are nowhere near the brake! This sets you up for a cycle of cravings. And also feeling even more tired…and also bloated from eating all that food!
So…what can you do about it? If you have a rocky night of sleep, make sure you start your day with a healthy, balanced breakfast that includes protein and fiber-rich foods. Both fiber and protein can help fill you up – and stay feeling full for hours.
Some tips and ideas:
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
If you’re even a little dehydrated this (1-2%!) can contribute to that overtired feeling.
START YOUR DAY WITH BREAKFAST CONTAINING
- Oatmeal and eggs
- Greek yogurt with berries
- Chia pudding with protein powder
- A smoothie (fruit, protein powder, yogurt, and baby spinach)
Get more breakfast ideas check out this free resource: It’s my latest recipe guide, Protein-Packed Breakfasts which includes recipes and ideas for starting your day off right.
I hope this info helps you stay on track with your healthy habits the next time you have a restless night of sleep! I’m here to support your success and help you reach your goals!
If you want to read more about this check out these articles: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/physical-health/sleep-and-overeating
Talk to you again soon!