Do you regularly crave sweet foods? If you do you're not alone... a lot of people desire something sweet, even when they've just eaten something savoury and aren't actually even hungry. The main reasons for sweet cravings are: dysbiosis in the digestive system with an overgrowth of candida albicans, adrenal fatigue, hypoglycaemia and insulin spikes. The ironic thing is that all of these things are perpetuated by sweet, sugary foods and beverages, so it continues to be a vicious cycle. The best way to end the cycle is to not feed it. The more sugar you have the more sugar you desire. Candida thrives on sugary foods and drinks, your adrenal glands have difficulty restoring optimal function on a diet high in sugar, and extreme highs of glucose and subsequent insulin production creates extreme lows also, with a need for more sweetness just to get out of the trough. So start by making a conscious effort to minimise extremely sweet foods, then gradually reduce sugar intake even further by reading ingredient labels, and eat more complex carbohydrates as opposed to simple carbohydrates, for more evenly sustained energy levels, reducing the need for that sugar fix. It is also important to improve digestive health and support the adrenal glands by making healthy dietary and lifestyle changes. As the palate adjusts to less sweetness and your health improves, sweet cravings decrease, and what seemed to be not that sweet to you in the past ends up tasting ridiculously sweet... that's good confirmation that you have sucessfully broken the sugar-fix cycle.