Why Avoid Sugar?

If you are reading this you probably already have a sense as to why you might want to stop being sweet. The symptoms of chronic sugar consumption are vast. Avoiding sugar won’t cure every ill, but it sure helps you feel better. Below are some of the things I experienced. Also check out the Symptoms of Sugar Withdrawal and read what others have experienced.

When I eat sugar I:

  • Feel drowsy
  • Can’t make decisions
  • Can’t wake up easily
  • Sleep heavier
  • Stay up late at night
  • Act moody
  • Am more gassy
  • Am more thirsty
  • Crave sweets
  • Find that my teeth ache
  • Find my teeth coated with sugar
  • Often have bad breath
  • Feel depressed & helpless
  • Only feel satisfied by sweets
  • Have evil and irregular poops
  • Have to nap during the day
  • Lose control and crave sweets
  • Need chocolate every day
  • Feel bad about eating junk food
  • Overeat and use food as a drug
  • Get “sweaty butt
  • Reward myself with sweets
  • Soothe myself with sweets
  • Feel like I’m in a daze
  • Medicate myself with sweets
  • Feel odd in my joints
  • Pee alot
  • Eat just about anything
  • Can’t have fun without sugar
  • Support the sweet system
  • Spend money on sweets
  • Eat out more often
  • End up eating lots of chemicals
  • Don’t know what is in my food
  • Act hyper and annoy people
  • Worry about everything
  • Wake up feeling bloated
  • Use sugar as an upper

When I avoid sugar I:

  • Feel much more even
  • Make clearer decisions
  • Wake up more easily
  • Sleep calmly and thoroughly
  • Don’t need a midday nap
  • Don’t act so moody
  • Am satisfied by veggies and fruit
  • Have regular and elegant poops
  • Am not parched all the time
  • Don’t crave sweet foods
  • Don’t lose control
  • Feel good about myself
  • Think everyone eats junk
  • Read labels more often
  • Am more aware
  • Often make natural foods
  • Don’t feel bloated
  • Feel tighter in the mid-section

When I avoid sugar for long periods I:

  • Feel even and calm
  • Wake up energized
  • Need less and lighter sleep
  • Have increased stamina
  • Want to get out and do things
  • Am not parched all the time
  • Don’t crave processed products
  • Think food products taste bad
  • Am grossed out by sweeties
  • Feel better about myself overall
  • Feel more attractive
  • Am more confident
  • Want to visit the dentist
  • Focus better on long-term goals
  • Am a happier person overall
  • Find natural food delicious
  • Am less susceptible to advertising
  • Save more and spend less

If you are thinking about going off sugar, recognize that it may be impossible to quit all forms of sugar forever. Rather than quit, I recommend that you Stop Being Sweet.

About David

After a weekend-long sugar binge in 2003, I realized my problem was very real. It took some time but I finally figured out a way to stay off sweet junk food for good! Read more.

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