Don’t get me wrong, I won’t tell you to stop eating what you like but what you should know is when to say: “This is too much sugar for my body!”
First of all, the current World Health Organization guidelines concerning added sugar now recommend no more than seven teaspoons or cubes (30g) a day. Considering the amount of sugar of all processed foods, you can see how easy it is to reach that amount.
But how can you tell if your sugar intake is higher than it should be? Well there are some signs our body yell at us to tell if it’s time to cut back sugar.
Rollercoaster of emotions
A high sugar diet can cause you to have severe mood swings, so if you are feeling moody, angry, annoyed and really hungry, you can blame it on the rise and fall in blood glucose levels.
This happens because sugar is absorbed much more quickly into your body than fat or protein, that’s why in one second you are full of energy and then you have a sudden drop which leads you to a rollercoaster of emotions.
School face (I mean acne)
If it looks like you have 15 again and not in a good way… is because high levels of sugar has been linked to hormone imbalances that can appear in a variety of ways, but one of the most common forms is acne.
Just like it happens with your mood, having a sudden spike and then a drop in blood glucose levels, can trigger hypoglycemia and one of its symptoms are headaches or migraines. So if you experience headaches often, your body is telling you to stop consuming too much sugar.
Same old body
If you’re exercising constantly but still not losing weight and you don’t have any thyroid issues, you’re probably eating more sugar that you should. You aren’t be able to burn fat because your body is have a constant stream of sugar.