Quitting sugar isn’t easy. Research shows that sugar can be even more addicting than cocaine! But this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to detox from the sweet stuff. Read on for tips to cut sugar out of your diet, plus incentives to skip the dessert. Sugar has been linked to obesity, inflammation, type 2 diabetes, cancer, infertility, dementia and acne, so it is worth the effort to make the diet change.
Here are some of the benefits you may experience within a month of sugar detox.
1. You‘ll become more energetic.
Sugar gives you an energy boost. But that boost lasts only a few minutes. Then it’s followed by low energy and increased cravings. This effect is caused by a sudden blood sugar spike, which is followed by a sudden blood sugar drop.
Surprisingly, research shows that sugars from fruits and fruit juice have the same effect on blood sugar as those from processed carbs.
Once you replace sugary foods with nutrient-dense foods, your blood sugar levels will be balanced. This will result in more energy and stamina.
2. You‘ll lose more weight.
Sugar is empty calories, meaning it gives your body energy with no nutrients.
Your total calorie intake will reduce once you detox from sugar. Plus, you won’t experience blood sugar crashes which increase hunger.
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