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Managing your sugar cravings

  • Sebastian Partogi

  /   Mon, January 20 2020   /  02:26 am
Sugar cravings: Excessive consumption of sugar leads to lethargy and sleepiness. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Sugar cravings: Excessive consumption of sugar leads to lethargy and sleepiness. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)Whenever she works overtime in her office, or whenever she is stressed out by her work, Maya (not her real name), a 31-year-old woman who works at a financial institution, often craves sweet cakes, such as black forest, imagining the cake’s sweet flavor and its soft and creamy texture.These cravings often come uninvited, especially late at night, according to her, so she always keeps some biscuits and wafers on her desk to munch on. However, after a while, she has started to feel lethargic and sleepier after eating so many sweets and attributes the unpleasant body sensation to her consumption of the sweets.Maya’s friend Sandra (likewise a pseudonym) also has sugar cravings, but they are different from her friend’s. She is not craving sweet foods, but — in her own words — the ...