5 Great Things Happen When You Quit Sugar

You probably already know all about the dangers of refined sugar. It rots your teeth, increases your risk of chronic disease, causes weight gain and much more.


But here are some of the benefits that happen when you avoid refined sugar. 


#1 Enhanced Energy Levels

Refined sugar enters your bloodstream almost instantly which causes your energy levels to quickly surge and crash. When you start to eat less refined sugar, these fluctuations in energy levels will become a thing of the past and you’ll find that you generally have much more energy throughout the day. Not only does this help you feel great but it also makes you much more productive and allows you to perform all your daily tasks effectively.


#2 Younger Looking Skin

One of the biggest negatives of consuming refined sugar is that it damages your skin in numerous ways.


First, it causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to become inflamed. These structural proteins help your skin stay firm and youthful-looking. When they constantly become inflamed as a result of regularly eating large amounts of refined sugar, they become less effective which causes your skin to sag and wrinkles to form.


Second, the inflammation caused by eating sugar has been shown to aggravate various skin disorders including acne (a disorder characterized by red pimples on the skin) and rosacea (a skin disorder characterized by burning and redness).


When you stop eating refined sugar, you’ll also stop damaging your skin in the ways described above and you’ll find that it looks much smoother, more vibrant and youthful.


#3 Easier Weight Loss

Sugars pass through the digestive system very quickly and because of this, foods that contain high levels of sugar aren’t as satiating as foods that contain minimal amounts of sugar. This means it’s much easier to overeat and consume large amounts of calories that lead to weight gain when you’re eating lots of refined sugar.


Quitting sugar will mean that you’ll feel much fuller every time you eat and naturally eat less food. Food cravings will come less often and because you’re consuming fewer calories, it will be much easier to lose weight.


#4 Better Sleep

The energy surges and crashes caused by eating lots of refined sugar are very disruptive to your sleep patterns. They can make it difficult to fall asleep and also have a negative impact on your sleep quality when you do manage to fall asleep.


Cutting sugar out of your diet allows you to enjoy restful, better quality sleep.


#5 Stronger Immunity

Numerous studies have shown that refined sugar is a huge contributor to chronic disease. It causes inflammation in the body, damages your blood vessels and has a negative impact on your vital organs which leaves you open to a wide range of ailments, illness, and diseases.


Reducing your intake of refined sugar stops it damaging your body in this way and allows it to heal. Not only does this make you less susceptible to ailments that are directly caused by refined sugar but it also boosts your overall immunity.


As you can see, there are big benefits that happen when you cut back on sugar. The problem is that it’s hard to stop because sugar is so addictive. But just knowing about that addiction cycle can be empowering. Did you know that after about 7-10 days of NO sugar, your body really doesn’t crave it anymore? If you stop giving your body sugar, it will stop craving more of it. That means sugar won’t even feel like a temptation anymore. It’s just that first week that’s difficult. So, go ahead and give it a try! Your health will thank you. 

Michelle Arnold

I help women over 40 get back on track with their food and fitness. Check out my Instagram for healthy lifestyle tips so you can burn more fat, get in the best shape of your life, and stay that way for good!

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