Possible Factors for Carbohydrate, Sugar Cravings
Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas. It allows cells to use glucose (sugar) for energy. Insulin resistance is a condition where the body is unable to regulate blood sugar properly. Unregulated blood sugar levels can contribute to carbohydrate and sugar cravings. Neurotransmitter imbalances, such as low levels of serotonin, have been linked to a significant increase in carbohydrate and sugar cravings. Carbohydrate intake can often provide a temporary boost in serotonin production so those carbohydrate cravings just may be a sign that serotonin levels are low.
Ways to measure these imbalances