Is it possible to change your life by controlling your fondness for sweets? Keep on reading to learn about what happens to your body if you stop eating sugar.
I confess: I used to be a sugar addict. I used to crave for those sweet dainties sitting on a shelf: so colorful, shiny, plump and all there on display as if they were tempting me to eat them all –and I used to. And after throwing myself into a frenzy of sugar-loaded delicacies, I would end up feeling thirsty, tired, bloated and with a terrible headache. The last time I gorged on tons of candies I decided that I’d had enough. So I started doing some research on the benefits of cutting down on sugar. This is what I found!
The sacred potentiality of not eating sugar:
The first hour of sugar abstinence
Sugar is extremely addictive, so expect to relapse. Sugar activates a dopamine response in the reward center of the brain, just like a drug. You might experience sweating, shaking, hunger, sadness and you might be a little moody. To get through this, eat fresh vegetables, protein and healthy fats.
This will be the hardest day of all. You might experience symptoms that include headaches and tiredness.
First week sugar-free: the magical phase
Your body has already started to repair itself, the insulin levels will improve and inflammatory responses as well, hormones will have already begun to stabilize and your skin will feel less puffy.
You will finally notice the damage sugar had been doing to you: weight gain, cravings, yeast infections –as they feed on refined sugars–, and inflammation. You’ll profit from stable blood sugar levels, improved mental clarity and improved gut health.
After six months of not eating sugar, you will not even feel like eating sugar. You will have decreased your risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, early aging and you will have probably lost weight.
In addition to all the other benefits I have already mentioned, your skin will look glowy and clear. Acne, irritation and fine lines will have reduced dramatically.
And this is how I became a sugar-free diet advocate, if you are still in doubt, try doing it for a couple of days: I guarantee you will not regret it!
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