Can You Relate to Any of These 7 Signs of Sugar Addiction? If Yes, You Might Become Diabetic

January 14, 2019 Updated: January 14, 2019

If you thought only alcohol, heroin, and cocaine or other drugs ruin your health, better think again. Health experts have thrown sugar into the “addictive basket” as it also stimulates the same “pleasure centers” in the brain as do heroin or cocaine!

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Here are some signs to warn you your sugar intake is far too high:

1. Tiredness

Sugar will give you a quick boost but puts your sugar levels out of whack, so you will feel even more tired than before. Protein snacks, such as a few almonds or walnuts, would be much better.

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2. Lack of concentration

Foggy head or depressed? Could indicate too much sugar, again causing that blood sugar to seesaw.

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3. Sugar addiction

Do you find you need more sugar these days to get that sweet fix? Nothing seems sweet enough … well you have a sugar addiction. But don’t panic, as there is plenty of help out there—information, recipes, inspirational stories to motivate you. All you need is the desire to change.

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4. Weight gain

Not only is sugar sweet, but it contains heaps of calories, so unless you can burn them off, they will be stored in the body as FAT. And because sugar only satisfies you momentarily, you will still feel hungry and want to keep eating.

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5. Got the munchies?

It’s that addiction breaking out; your body is craving the very thing it shouldn’t have. Nasty.

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6. Lowered immunity

Colds and flu come around far too often; you always seem to be under the weather. Could be a sign you are eating too much sugar, as it does weaken your immune system. Time for a change!

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7. Skin problems

All those teenagers out there eating processed food laden with sugar are spending heaps on skin products to try to rid themselves of skin problems. If, instead, they changed their diet to plenty of healthy foods and cut the candy, things would be sure to improve.

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If you decide to improve your health and get off the candy train, here are some measures that you can take to lessen the withdrawal symptoms:

  1. Drink lots of water.
  2. Avoid processed foods.
  3. Eat plenty of green veggies.
  4. Keep your blood sugar level stable.
  5. Boost your serotonin levels.

Avoiding sugar and starch causes levels of insulin, the fat-storing hormone, to drop. Thus your body burns more fat, and you feel fuller, so you don’t overeat.

Studies have shown that eating low carbohydrates and instead having plenty of healthy fats and good protein make it easier to lose weight and control your blood sugar levels.

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So what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to turn your health around. It’s not as hard as you might think; you just need to replace the “bad” sugar with the “good” one.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

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