False Hunger Causes Dessert Crisis

Of course, Eid al-Fitr cannot be without dessert. But if you’re having a sweet craving, know why, take action

False hunger leads to sweet cravings

Of course, Ramadan Feast cannot be without dessert. However, the desire to eat excessive sweets can be confused with ‘false hunger’ due to thirst. If you know this, you can also take action. When your desire to eat sweets occurs, drink 2 glasses of water and your desire will decrease.

Let’s sweeten the end of the month of Ramadan, which is spent with sahur, iftar, Ramadan pita, rose-balls with patience, tolerance and pleasant conversation. When it is removed, the desire to eat sweets will disappear’.

This holiday is also known as candy holiday. After a long struggle with the nafs, while it is a feast that will sweeten the mouth, it can be an invitation to diseases with excessive consumption of sweets. In many people, the desire to eat sweet turns into a crisis, and after eating, there is a feeling of regret. It is possible not to experience such a crisis and not regret it. All we have to do is listen to the signals from our body.

Here are the factors that cause the desire to eat sweets:


Prolonged thirst:

Prolonged thirst during Ramadan can cause the desire to eat sweets. In this situation, which we call false hunger, your desire to eat will decrease in a few minutes when you drink 2 glasses of water. Prolonged fasting, insufficient carbohydrate intake:

When the body cannot provide the energy it needs due to long-term hunger, it directs you to the food that can mix into the bloodstream and turn it into energy, namely dessert. Make sure you meet your daily energy needs. How Does? Start your day with a good breakfast and consume whole wheat or rye bread, and include eggs in your breakfast. Crown with plenty of greens, tomatoes, cucumbers. When you increase the protein and fiber content with a quality breakfast and meet your energy and carbohydrate needs, you will see that your tendency to sweets decreases. Do not reduce your food intake at breakfast, thinking that you will consume more food during the day. This choice will cause you to eat much more than you planned during the day and not be able to prevent yourself.

Irregular sleep hours: Changing sleep patterns due to sahur and decreasing sleep hours are one of the factors that scientifically trigger the desire to eat sweets and increase energy intake. Pay attention to your sleeping hours during the holiday, make sure you get 6-8 hours of sleep at night, along with not going to bed too late.

Being hungry for more than 4 hours: If getting used to the feeling of hunger during Ramadan brings along not having a snack, being hungry for more than 4 hours causes your body to direct you to sweets in order to increase it quickly. Be sure to have a snack. Unroasted, raw walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, milk, coffee from milk, yoghurt, ayran, kefir, fresh fruit, whole wheat crackers/grissini, oatmeal, chia seeds, cucumber, acurd, belly lettuce will eliminate your desire to eat both healthy and sweet. .

Sadness, stress, depression: Emotional states such as sadness, stress, depression can also cause the desire to eat sweets. In this case, please get support from an expert, go out for a walk in the open air and remember that eating that dessert will not solve any problems.

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