Help! My cravings are out of control

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms

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In this Weekly Wisdom, I’m focussing on cravings for chocolate! We’re all familiar with craving the sweet stuff and during menopause, these cravings are likely to increase. You may find that you’re thinking often about eating chocolate and other sweet foods and no matter how resolved you are to avoid them, you still end up bingeing. Craving food, particularly chocolate, is actually very common, and affects approximately three-quarters of all women to some degree, with 60 per cent feeling that chocolate is a problem for them, particularly in their pre-menstrual week or, in what feels like your premenstrual week, as you journey through the perimenopause. It’s also not uncommon to get into a routine of eating in excess of several bars of chocolate each day, sometimes whole packets of fun-size bars, or even a whole box of chocolate all in one sitting. Whilst a little of what you fancy does … Read More

4 Ways To Curb Your Chocolate Cravings During Menopause

Maryon StewartBlog

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Did you know, three-quarters of women say they crave chocolate particularly before their period and it gets worse as they enter the menopause! If you’re having trouble controlling yourself when it comes to chocolate, I want to tell you about 4 ways to curb your chocolate cravings during menopause. Peaks and dips in your blood sugar levels can lead to cravings.  If you want to get back in the driving seat, you need to make sure you’re eating wholesome food little and often to keep your blood glucose levels on an even keel. During the menopause, it’s essential to make sure that your levels of nutrients like magnesium, B vitamins, and the trace mineral chromium are all at good levels.  When they’re low it’s very easy for your blood glucose levels to be all over the place.  If you aren’t getting enough of these essential minerals and vitamins I recommend … Read More