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What Happens When
You Stop Eating Sugar


The recommended daily intake of sugar for men and women is between 100 and 150 calories. Yet most of us are consuming far more than this—in fact— most consume three times more than this.

Overindulgence with sugar can lead to weight problems, changes in mood, and fatigue.

If you feel you may be dealing with some of these symptoms, you may want to consider a sugar detox.

It is important though, to recognize the difference between natural sugars and added sugars. A sugar detox does not refer to quitting any food containing sugar. It simply refers to avoiding food items that contain added sugars.

Your sugar detox will look like this:


After One Hour

We are all familiar with the regular “sugar rush” we get from those sweet treats. You may find yourself more energized temporarily, but after this rush wears off, you may have the urge for another sugary snack.


After Three Days

Most of us don’t realize how dependent we are on our regular sugar intake. Even just a few days into your detox, you may find yourself craving it more than ever. You likely will start to feel some withdrawal symptoms including headaches, anxiety, and mood swings. Make sure you stay hydrated during this time as it could last several days.


After One Week

If your diet was primarily dependent on sweetened sodas, juices, and other sweet snacks, you may still be feeling some moderate side effects as your body continues to detox. However, as time goes on, sluggishness should begin to subside, and your energy levels should begin to increase.


After One Month

At this point, you're probably feeling healthier than ever. You're likely finding cravings for sugary food have subsided or are very minimal. Some people even notice they may begin craving protein or vegetables instead.


After One Year

After a full year without added sugar, your body should be adjusted to functioning on essential nutrients, so long as you've replaced sugar with healthy options. You’re likely feeling better than you have in years and may have even lost weight.


While giving up sugar completely isn't for everyone, it's important to at least monitor your intake and make any necessary changes. Looking for some nutritional tips? Contact us to schedule your consultation.

What Happens When
You Stop Eating Sugar

The recommended daily intake of sugar for men and women is between 100 and 150 calories. Yet most of us are consuming far more than this—in fact— most consume three times more than this.

Overindulgence with sugar can lead to weight problems, changes in mood, and fatigue.

If you feel you may be dealing with some of these symptoms, you may want to consider a sugar detox.

It is important though, to recognize the difference between natural sugars and added sugars. A sugar detox does not refer to quitting any food containing sugar. It simply refers to avoiding food items that contain added sugars.

Your sugar detox will look like this:


After One Hour

We are all familiar with the regular “sugar rush” we get from those sweet treats. You may find yourself more energized temporarily, but after this rush wears off, you may have the urge for another sugary snack.


After Three Days

Most of us don’t realize how dependent we are on our regular sugar intake. Even just a few days into your detox, you may find yourself craving it more than ever. You likely will start to feel some withdrawal symptoms including headaches, anxiety, and mood swings. Make sure you stay hydrated during this time as it could last several days.


After One Week

If your diet was primarily dependent on sweetened sodas, juices, and other sweet snacks, you may still be feeling some moderate side effects as your body continues to detox. However, as time goes on, sluggishness should begin to subside, and your energy levels should begin to increase.


After One Month

At this point, you're probably feeling healthier than ever. You're likely finding cravings for sugary food have subsided or are very minimal. Some people even notice they may begin craving protein or vegetables instead.


After One Year

After a full year without added sugar, your body should be adjusted to functioning on essential nutrients, so long as you've replaced sugar with healthy options. You’re likely feeling better than you have in years and may have even lost weight.


While giving up sugar completely isn't for everyone, it's important to at least monitor your intake and make any necessary changes. Looking for some nutritional tips? Contact us to schedule your consultation.


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