Here’s What Happens When You Stop Eating Sugar

Your mood will be better

Studies show that people with a diet high in added sugars and refined grains (which break down into sugar quickly) are prone to anxiety, irritability, and mood swings. Sugar cravings can also cause crankiness, and being addicted to sugar means that you will likely feel depressed whenever you can’t lay your hands on any. The swing from sugar high to sugar crash repeatedly drags your brain from jubilant to exhausted. All of that adds up to one heck of a roller coaster. Once you get through withdrawal from sugar, you will find that your mood becomes much more even keeled.

As you can see, the health benefits of quitting sugar are well worth the temporary discomfort. Try to remember that the withdrawal period is short and not that much worse than the daily effects of an addiction to the sweet stuff. Also bear in mind that when we talk about sugar, it is the added sugars – those that don’t belong naturally in a whole food product – that are dangerous. You can and should still enjoy the sweet taste of fruit. Once you start feeling, looking, and sleeping better, we guarantee you’ll never want to go back to the sodas, the cakes, and the candies that had you in a stranglehold. Go for it, friend – you’ve got this!