Control Over Sugar Cravings
You'd think not eating all morning would make me want to reach for chocolate and junk the first chance I got, but I actually crave healthy foods. With a shortened eating window, I want to eat as nutritiously as possible, and after a few months, I noticed my cravings for sugar decreased. Stephanie Ferrari, a registered dietitian with Fresh Communications, says intermittent fasting can help curb sugar cravings if you do it long enough. When you're eating less, you're bound to eat less sugar, and the less sugar you eat, the less you crave it.
Intermittent fasting has also taught me what true hunger feels like, so previously when I thought I "needed" chocolate, I realized I was just thirsty or bored.