Sugar Cleanse :: How sugar affects your body and mind

Welcome to day 1 of your cleanse!

Yesterday, you set an intention for your own health, and I want to appreciate you for taking that first step.

Now, let’s talk about sugar. Sugar is an important fuel for your body. Unfortunately, too much sugar can be a problem, and may even be toxic. It’s related to diseases that dominate our today’s health crises such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. What most people don’t realize is that you can reverse those diseases through a change in diet.

sugar-1514247_640It’s important to be aware of added sugars and where they hide in food – this is something we’ll review in detail over the next few days. Eating excess sugar can lead to weight gain as our body store’s that extra sugar, and converts some of it to fat. Sugar has also been associated with concentration issues, brain fog, headaches and energy swings.

Finally, eating sugar releases chemicals in our brains that make us feel happy. However, once our body has processed the sugar, we’ll crave it again. If not kept in check, this can lead to overeating and binge eating. We’ll be tackling sugar cravings over the coming days.

Homework for health:

Do you have sugar cravings? When do you have them? What do you crave?

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