How to overcome cravings (desserts, sweets) Purely Talk

by purelytwins

Hey luvs!

Today’s Purely Talk question comes from a reader that emailed us about night time cravings.

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Rebecca asked us do we have any advice for night-time cravings and snacking.

Great question Rebecca. Thank you for asking.

Cravings are hard.

Especially since so many factors can cause cravings like stress, boredom, fear, self-doubt, and poor nutrition.

In today’s video we discuss a few things that we have done to help overcome our cravings. As you all know we are huge dessert girls! And we still are, just a lot better at not always needing or wanting something at night. Did we just say we don’t really really have our dessert cravings anymore? Well kinda – ya. Let us explain.

Here is a quick recap of what we discussed in the video:


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Rebecca we hoped we helped give you some ideas to try to help you overcome your night time cravings.

Now these are some of our tips  of what has really helped us get over our night time craving for sweet things.

Sure we have some desserts from time to time, but our overall craving for something sweet as diminished over time. It did not happen over night, but over these past few months we have noticed how we really don’t crave them as much. And one thing we forgot to mention was that we have drastically reduced our stevia intake and we notice that has helped too! Just more food for thought. 

Here are a few other articles that provide more great tips about overcoming those cravings:

10 tips for overcoming sugar cravings by our friend Laura

How I bet my sugar addiction from another friend Tina

Don’t be too afraid of sugar though, sometimes sugar can be good for you.

Looks like you may have to fix your leptin to help with cravings.    If you are having intense cravings, energy dips, brain fog, etc you may have sluggish fat burning, blood sugar imbalances and micronutrient deficiencies which can be fixed, Chris explains more.

We hope this helps anyone who is looking for ways to help reduce their night time cravings.

Twins question: Do you suffer from night time sweet cravings? If so, how do you go about handling them or overcoming them? What are your thoughts one sweet cravings?

till next time,





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Laura @ Mommy Run Fast June 27, 2013 - 10:13 am

Thanks for the share! Love your tips- adding more protein and fat throughout my day helped me a lot, and I love that you also said not to stress about it when you do indulge. That’s often the worst part- enjoying something and then feeling guilty- we (as women!) really need to work on that!

purelytwins June 27, 2013 - 9:05 pm

yes!! we have overcome that feeling of guilt, it took some time but now when we indulge we enjoy every bit of it with no regrets 🙂 HUGS

Gillian June 27, 2013 - 10:56 am

I tend to just sit with a jar of Nutella and a spoon. Wrong tactic! Hahaha

purelytwins June 27, 2013 - 9:06 pm

haha love it!

Kaila (@MissSkinnyGenes) June 28, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Nutella = awesome…but NOTella = awesome-er:

Delicious, homemade, and totally spoon-worthy.

Kris | June 27, 2013 - 11:04 am

You gals are amazing! Thank you for all you do and all the knowledge you share with us!!

Mmmmmm I was waiting for you to tell me what kind of roast was in that starbucks cup 😉 I was not expecting tea! LOL! Off to get my Starbies now!


purelytwins June 27, 2013 - 9:06 pm

haha well earlier it was dark roast 😉 xoxo

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete June 27, 2013 - 12:36 pm

I’m still dealing with my sugar cravings, but I’m on an elimination diet now so no sugar! I know it will get better eventually, but I’m feeling pretty rough right now! 😉

purelytwins June 27, 2013 - 9:08 pm

yes the beginning of elimination diets are tough, but hang in there – it will be worth it. we are still playing with certain foods and eliminating them. it takes time to see what foods your body likes best 🙂 HUGS

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 27, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Great tips!!! I love the one about fats -it does help my cravings!

Idid a post on this a while ago. One thing I like to do is to take myself out of the situation (away from the PB jar) and go for a walk. Then if I still want it when I get back I know it’s more than a crave. 🙂

purelytwins June 27, 2013 - 9:09 pm

love that Laura – we agree. xo

Lucie@FitSwissChick June 27, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Love these tips!! I realize that when I come home stressed out, the only thing I want is going to the kitchen and eat all the sugar. I then immediately put off shoes and socks (connecting my bare feet to the floor gives me a feeling of being ‘connected’ again) and then lie down and do some soft Yoga exercises. After that I feel so much better and can plan out my sugar intake!

purelytwins June 27, 2013 - 9:09 pm

love that Lucie!!! HUGS

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables June 27, 2013 - 8:26 pm

I only crave sweets when I haven’t had enough fat or protein in my diet or when I’m really tired. I usually try to eat dark chocolate or fruit to satisfy it!

purelytwins June 27, 2013 - 9:09 pm

same here, when we don’t get enough fat or protein we feel the cravings 😉 xoxo

GiGi Eats Celebrities June 27, 2013 - 11:06 pm

No sweets cravings for me at night! I dedicate it to the fact that I eat a high protein diet, keeps me nice and full! 🙂

pinar June 28, 2013 - 9:45 am

Definitely include a dessert in your macros! << trying to get better at this one without feeling guilty about it! that's good advice, sometimes we aim for perfection and deny ourselves clean treats and then explode and binge on rubbish… not good especially when there are so many great recipes on these websites that taste like treats but are genuinely health!

fardous June 30, 2013 - 7:35 am

simple i made them home , drinks(i dont drink alckol) , cakes and cookies , but most time i skip sugar , heavy cream , i use yougert , honey and my fav rains ,like once in month i have real desert when im outside in resturant .

jan July 5, 2013 - 4:58 am

Another very important thing in helping with cravings is to make sure that you get enough sleep. If you are sleep deprived you will crave fatty and sugary foods in the afternoon when you are soooo tired. This is hormonal so you can’t fight it, your body will produce more of the hunger hormone Grehlin and less leptin which signals your body that you are full.

I have just started to use coconut oil as you mentioned the good fats, it makes you feel full and stops sugar cravings. A really great book is The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife.

Also chromium picolinate is a fabulous supplement that helps control your sugar levels and whenever I find myself getting out of whack I take it for a few days, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Most importantly is your point 6 – macros – if you don’t indulge every now and then you will feel deprived and just pig-out. I recovered from eating a family block of chocolate every day so you can do it!

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