Everyone enjoys a sweet treat every now and again, how could we not?
It boosts our energy and makes us happy and satisfied…
After our sugar rush we get a so called “sugar crash” and that’s what makes us tired and grumpy and it’s not long afterwards either.
How can we avoid this?
Well it’s simple, but at the same time not so simple; Eliminate sugar. Cut it out completely and before long your body will learn to live without that yummy poison, and it will provide you with natural energy to endure the day, without a nasty sugar crash.
How easy is it? Hmm, easy?
Not really, but not impossible either, and totally worth it. Your body will go through withdrawals temporarily, which will last anywhere between 2 days and a week, depending on your metabolism or particular love of sugary goodness (or badness in this case). These withdrawals range between headaches and mood swings and obvious fatigue, but once you get over it? Hello healthy lifestyle you’ll never want to give up!
So what are the benefits of cutting out sugar from your diet? Let’s see…
Your sugar cravings will be drastically reduced
After withdrawals you won’t even WANT sugar anymore, it sounds hard to believe, but the body only craves things that are still in the blood stream, and some things take quicker than others to get rid of.
Hunger pains will practically be diminished
One of the best things about eliminating sugar is you almost never “feel” hungry. The rumblies disappear!
When you live on sugar and carbs, your body uses this as your main energy source, but when you cut them out, good sugars from fruits, veggies and low GI foods provide your body with longer lasting energy. This energy is released more slowly and in even doses and turns fat into energy (yay!).
Headaches will be DRASTICALLY reduced, and sometimes eliminated.
Less mood swings!
By keeping the sugar levels in your body under control, you are maintaining adequate levels of seratonin, which is a chemical in your brain that affects your moods. Low seratonin levels can cause anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, depression, etc. When your body is low on seratonin it automatically wants to fix the problem with sugar, and when all of that sugar is used up (which happens quickly) you have a sugar crash, which leads to moodiness and fatigue.
Steady Weight Loss
This is because instead of using sugar to fuel your body, it converts stored fat into energy.
Boost your immune system
Sugar is not called poison for no reason, it is highly damaging to body cells and organs and even our White Blood Cells, which are our body’s little germ fighters.
Clearer, younger looking, healthier skin
Yes, this is my favorite bit. Sugar severely damages skin cells and messes with its pH levels, thus creating acne and speeding up the onset of wrinkles.
So if you’re not entirely convinced, try eliminating sugar for 30 days. You will see a difference within a week even, and it will continue to get so much better. Think you can do it? Set yourself the challenge.