7 Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar!

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As soon as you finish your lunch, you want dip yourself into your favorite ice-cream or probably grab a doughnut with a chocolate sauce over it. Sounds yummy and delicious and this kind of indulgence once in a while is quite OK.

If this is not an occasional indulgence and has become a habit you can’t do away with then definitely this means you getting addicted to sugar. Watch out for the following signs which indicate that you are consuming excessive sugar:

1. You lack energy

If you’re feeling tired or fatigued, that’s one of the primary signs that you’re consuming too much sugar. Sugary foods can give you an initial boost of energy  only temporary, and the crash that follows is far worse than had you chosen something healthier. Energy is most stable when blood sugar is stable, so when you’re consuming too much sugar, the highs and lows of your blood sugar lead to highs and lows of energy. If you’re eating lots of sugar, your body probably isn’t getting a sufficient amount of protein or fiber, and those nutrients are important for sustaining energy. A balanced and nutritious diet prevents your blood sugar from going from a sugar high to a lethargic low.

2. Sugar/Carb Cravings

Chances that you have become a sugar addict are huge if you find yourself craving the sugary snack’s sweet flavor on a daily basis. The consumption of sugar can make a sugar craving’s chain reaction as it is so addictive. If you can’t bear a moment without carbs, you could be in throes of a deep addiction of sugar.

3. Frequent colds & flu

Excessive sugar in your diet can make you feel ill more often than usual. High sugar content in your diet can weaken your immune system and make your body’s natural ability to fight colds, flu viruses, and even chronic disease weaker. This can be prevented by avoiding foods with added sugars.

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4. Foggy brain, especially after a meal

When consuming plenty of sugar, the blood sugar levels rise and fall quickly instead of gradually doing so. Poor blood sugar control is a big risk for cognitive problems and impairment.

5. Everything tasted sweeter before

Your taste buds are bombarded when eating too much sugar. It causes your taste bud tolerance to go up and you need more and more sugar to satisfy the sweet craving. If you lower your sugar consumption, you will lower your tolerance again at the end and be content with minimal sugar. You will even start to feel like things are too sweet for you.

6. Skin and feet problems (including dark circles under your eyes)

If you find yourself suffering from acne, rosacea, eczema, or even just excessive oiliness or dryness, sugar could be to blame. Some people find that cutting sugar out of their diets greatly improves their skin problems. Sugar could also have an inflammatory effect on your feet. This inflammation could appear in your foot as plantar fasciitis, which causes pain in the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, in your heel, or elsewhere in your foot.

7. You’ve been putting on some weight

Sugar has no proteins or fibers and it does not make you feel satiated so you just keep eating it. Excess sugar is just excess calories.

It causes the release of insulin, the hormone that is very important in weight gain. When eating sugar the pancreas releases insulin, which brings sugar to the organs so it can be used for energy.

When loaded up on sugar, the body produces more insulin and  the body cannot respond to normal amounts of insulin properly and thus can’t use sugar properly.

Weight gain from eating too many calories from sugar is further caused by the normal insulin response. Also, when the pancreas functions ultimately for too long it can develop diabetes.

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