Have PCOS and Sugar cravings? Addicted to sugar? Me too!! I could eat sugar for all three meals and the snacks in between! I once took a trip to Europe and survived off sugar! I ate donuts, pastries, breads, cookies and cake for two whole weeks, needless to say it wreaked havoc on my body and I got really sick. Some people crave steak, alcohol, or pasta- but me for me it has always been sugar!
I didn’t realize that this craving was a result of my PCOS. My constant low blood sugar led me to crave more and more sugar! This is a major reason why PCOS sufferers are often overweight. The low blood sugar is due to Hypoglycemia a disorder that pretty much goes hand-in-hand with PCOS.
I am able to control my PCOS sugar cravings when I completely stop processed sugar intake- like ZERO sugar! I am an all or nothing girl, I can never just eat one, or just go and eat it once- sugar is an addiction just like smoking or drug use. When I completely cut out processed sugar I don’t crave it, I feel better mentally and I typically lose a couple pounds from the detox.
I wish I could say that I avoid sugar for years, but my detox usually only lasts for like 3 month spurts. Although I never fully fall off the wagon there will be moments when I grab a donut or two… but then feel bad and go back to the detox.
I wonder if PCOS sufferers who do not have Hypoglycemia also crave so much sugar?