“Sometimes when there's sugar cravings, it's often because someone is hungry. So it can be helpful to start with protein, ”she explains. Research shows that protein helps moderate insulin secretion, resulting in a more gradual rise in blood sugar levels rather than a rapid rise.
This will keep you feeling full longer so that hunger cravings don't feel as insatiable. Do you need inspiration? Registered nutritionist Jess Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN, craves creamy protein-rich foods like hummus, Greek yogurt, and nut butters during her period.
If your cravings are salty, pair the hummus with shoddy crackers. and if you're craving something sweet, opt for the peanut butter with a banana or the Greek yogurt with berries.