“Sugar makes you fat!” “Sugar makes you diabetic!” These are some common beliefs often stated by health experts which are linked to the high calories of sugar intake. Undoubtedly, it is true that high sugar intake causes a lot of harm to your body especially causing you to suffer from Hyperglycemia.
In order to avoid such negative effects of sugar despite being a sugar addict, today, I am going to show you how you can reduce your sugar intake. What effects this sugar detox will have on your body, both, mentally and physically. So, let’s dig in deeper to know what happens if you stop eating sugar for 14 days.
What are the benefits of giving up sugar?
· Reduced sugar intake can work wonders for your fresh and younger looks
Giving up sugar will reduce the levels of glucose and insulin in your body causing a reduction in chronic inflammation linked to the process of aging and wrinkles formation. These wrinkles are a cause of making you look older.
· Less sweet equals fewer pounds and weight loss; a smarter you
Who will not want to look physically slim and smart? Consuming fewer calories daily will cause you to shed pounds and become physically fit.
When you’ll stop consuming sugar or reduce its usage, the fat storage in your body will start declining slowly. But, this will at least take 2 weeks for you to get weight loss results.
· Help yourself avoiding the risk of type 2 diabetes by abandoning sugar usage
Quitting sugar will turn on the natural detox system of your body making you insulin resistant. High insulin levels in your body result in leading you to suffer from dangerous forms of diabetes. If you’ll stop sugar usage today, this will save you from the danger of diabetes.
· Improved dental health will become a key to give you a beautiful smile
How many times had you wished to have a beautiful smile and spent your thousands of dollars on dental treatments? Recalling that past makes you feel horrible. Right? On the other hand, low sugar intake results in a reduction in tooth decay, cavities, and bad breath. So, next time, you’ll not frequently need to visit your expensive dentist.
· You will feel good and happy to have an increased life span
“May God give you a long and happy life.” This is what you always wish others and people also wish you. The question is how you can practically do something to make it happen. Well, it will start happening with your healthy diet first. So, less sugar consumption is beneficial in reducing blood pressure and heart rate.
Immediate sugar withdrawal symptoms
· Sugar Cravings are the most difficult thing to handle
Oh my God! How will I control my sugar cravings? Sounds like a very big challenge. You may start craving sugar products especially when you will see others craving them or when you have not eaten them for so long. In this case, it is suggested to not completely delete sugar from your life. Just reduce its quantity.
· Anxiety can result owing to lack of fulfillment of your sugar cravings
Lessor no sugar intake will lead to reduced dopamine levels causing irritability, restlessness, anxiousness, depression, and especially loss of patience. These mental health conditions are a normal side-effect and there is nothing to worry about.
· A new sugar-free routine can lead to Headache or dizziness
Some people may also suffer from a feeling of dizziness or in other cases headache issues. These can also result because of the over-thinking that you are starving sugar.
· Sugar hunger can cause you to suffer from Sleeplessness
Sometimes, a person can also feel changes in sleep patterns or struggle while sleeping due to a lack of craving satisfaction. When you are an addictive coffee guy with a lot of sugar in it, and then, you stopped consuming sugar in it, this can make you feel incomplete at the beginning of your change in daily diet.
· Mood Swings can result as a result of lack of satisfaction
Changes in moods, mild or severe may also result due to a lack of sense of fulfillment of sugar intake. It’s a pretty natural thing that you feel bad when you are depriving yourself of your favorite treats like pancakes, candies or chocolates, or ice-cream. It’ll take time for you to learn to control your over-eating habits.
Ways to manage side-effects of reducing sugar
In case, you feel difficulty in giving up sugar, here are a few helpful tips for you :
Try to stay as much hydrated as you can as this will help you in lowering sugar cravings, maintaining the overall health of the body, regulating your bowel movement, and preventing constipation.
Start doing exercise to reduce your stress levels and cravings for sugar. This will also decrease the level of stress hormones in your body and will make you feel relaxed.
Avoid using artificial sweeteners and focus on increasing your dietary fiber intake and protein-rich foods. Always focus on your overall diet quality.
Lastly, get enough sleep and try to stay motivated and committed to your routine of reduced sugar intake. I will not suggest you completely stop using sugar but less and optimum sugar intake is the key. According to recent research, men should not consume more than 9 teaspoons of sugar per day while women should not consume more than 6 teaspoons per day.
Since you have read it till the end, this undoubtedly, means that you are very determined and ready to fight your sugar cravings. As you have already come to know what will happen if you stop eating sugar for 14 days, I wish you good luck with your Sugar challenge and I will happily call you a sugar warrior…!