19 Feb 7 Reasons to Give up Sugar
As we are well underway into Feb Fast if you haven’t decided to give up sugar or alcohol, we thought we would share with you some of the amazing health benefits of giving up sugar, which we hope you’re experiencing on your Feb fast journey!
7 reasons to give up sugar:
- Weight loss – first and foremost giving up sugar can lead to weight loss. When we cut out sugar in our diet we bring our body back to its natural state. Sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as disrupting your neurotransmitters in the brain, which increases fat storage. When we stop eating sugar we’re less likely to overeat, eat when we’re hungry and stop when full and don’t crave the sweet stuff anymore. Our bodies begin to crave fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean proteins.
- Better sleep – when we give up sugar in our diet we generally tend to have better sleep. Giving up sugar stops us from having those highs and lows and puts our bodies into a more stable state. Especially cutting out sugar before bedtime. This can have a huge impact on the quality of our sleep.
- Energy – of course when giving up sugar we tend to feel better, long gone is that sluggish heavy feeling. This in turn gives us the energy to do the things we love. Whether that is going for a bike ride, playing with our kids, or starting that new year’s resolution of hitting the gym regularly.
- Mental clarity – sounds strange but giving up sugar can help increase our focus and mental clarity. The brain fog that people experience when consuming too much sugar tends to fade, and we tend to have the ability to concentrate more and focus longer.
- Joint pain – giving up sugar can greatly impact the health of our body and joints. Research has found that giving up sugar can decrease inflammation which greatly affects our body and joints. Chronic inflammation can cause chronic pain in our bodies.
- Depression and anxiety – a diet high in sugar have been linked strongly to depression and anxiety in adults. By eliminating sugar in our diets it reduces the emotional roller coaster that sugar can send our bodies on. As well as mental clarity, better sleep, and more focus this can go a long way for an individual suffering from these symptoms.
A British psychiatric researcher conducted an analysis of the relationship between diet and mental health and concluded that there is a strong link between high sugar consumption and the risk of depression and schizophrenia.
- Clearer skin – reducing sugar in our diet can instantly clear our skin. Research has found that sugar increases the aging process, and can cause us to look dull and feel washed out.
These are just 7 reasons how giving up sugar can really help our overall health and wellbeing. We believe you’ll feel like a different person. This February please sign up for Feb Fast and give it a go-to give up sugar or alcohol. Your body will certainly thank you for it!