What Happens When You Stop Eating Sugar?

What Happens When You Stop Eating Sugar

When you plan on cutting down excess sugar from your life, you will see a positive impact on your body. Sugar is present in various processed foods which we consume in our daily life. However, it’s fine to consume sugar in moderation but an excess of sugar is unhealthy for your health. Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you stop eating sugar completely?

We know it is a challenging task to completely get rid of sugar as it activates the opioid receptors in the brain which results in stimulation of the reward system leading to good emotions despite all the harmful effects to the brain such as energy crashes, headaches, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, and others. You need to identify the difference between natural and processed sugars. Natural sugars are present in unsweetened milk, honey and fruit while processed sugars are present in junk foods that are rich in calories and cause weight gain. These refined sugars have zero nutritional value and offer adverse effects over the body. When you consume excess refined sugars it results in energetic vibes for few minutes after which you feel drowsy. The body then makes of intestinal enzymes that break down the sugars into glucose which are then converted into carbohydrates which are stored as an energy source within the body. But excess glucose is converted into fats which results in obesity and weight gain. 

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Are you serious enough to stop the consumption of sugar? Will you be able to stop ordering carbonated drinks like coca-cola with your meal? If you are ready then hear it out, omitting sugary foods can have a positive impact on your health. Different studies reveal that when you stop eating sugars, you undergo similar symptoms to the people who are drug addicts. You feel drowsy, you experience headaches, irritability, brain fog, exhaustion and GIT discomfort. When you consume sugars, the body releases hormones like serotonin and dopamine which makes you feel good. But when you stop consuming it, you feel irritated and depressed. It is because the body is now sensing the new levels of glucose, serotonin, and dopamine within the body. But once you get used to it the body feels better and starts being energetic after a week. 

Excess consumption of sugar leads to an insulin spike within the body that can trigger an inflammatory reaction in the skin. In addition to this, the skin starts losing its elasticity leading to saggy and wrinkling skin. Once you stop the intake of sugar, your complexion becomes clearer with glow and plump skin. Reduced intake of sugar leads to the strengthening of collagen and elastin fibers within the skin leading to less inflammation. Complete elimination of sugar from diet aids in better night sleep. You fall deeper in the slow-wave sleep where the body restores the information and memories which are learned all day. Last but not least, stopping the intake of sugars helps in shedding extra calories from the body. When you stop the consumption of sugars, the fat stores in the body get eliminated and you start losing weight rapidly. Along with the consumption of less sugary foods, start consuming more protein-rich foods and indulge in cardio and high-intensity exercise to maintain a healthy life.

Until Next Time,

Team Doctor ASKY!


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