“Sometimes there is a craving for sugar, it’s because someone is hungry, so starting with protein can be helpful,” she explains. Research shows that protein for moderate insulin secretion, leading to a gradual increase of blood sugar instead of a rapid spike.
This keeps you feeling full for longer, so cravings won’t feel insatiable. Need inspiration? Registered dietitian Jess Cording, MS, RD, CDN, longing creamy protein-rich foods, such as hummus, Greek yogurt, and menstrual nut butter.
If your cravings tend to be salty, mix hummus with crunchy biscuits; And if you crave something sweet, choose peanut butter with banana or Greek yogurt with berries.