Three Things That Will Happen When You Give Up Sugar
1, You’ll sleep when you’re supposed to.
The crash from a sugar high leaves you with mid-day sluggishness. It also triggers the release of the hormone cortisol, which interferes with slumber. Giving up added sugar makes one more awake and alert during the day, and also better prepared to sleep at night.
2.You’ll sidestep diabetes.
Eating added sugar promotes the buildup of fatty deposits around your liver. These deposits contribute to insulin resistance and undermine the work done by your pancreas, which normally stalls the production of insulin.
3. You’ll finally lose that extra 10 pounds.
While you’ll probably replace some of those sugary calories with other foods—you won’t be eating as many calories overall. Scaling back on a sugar habit by 200 calories a day could help you drop 10 pounds in 5 to 6 months. Now that’s sweet!