- I stopped getting headaches;
- I had a lot more energy and felt less lethargic;
- I lost some weight;
- I was less moody;
- My skin cleared up;
- I slept better;
- I no longer "crashed" in the afternoon;
- My craving for sweet things disappeared after a few weeks
I cut out refined sugar by not putting it into my coffee. I stopped eating desserts, baked items and chocolate. When I see something sweet now I don't even think about eating it because for one, it doesn't appeal to me anymore and two, I think about how bad I would feel after eating it. It's almost like having a hangover.
I have more energy now than I did in my teens and up until my late 30's. I am now very conscious about the amount of sugar in foods and I always read the nutrition label to check for the amount in products. Children should have no more than 3 tsp (12 g) of sugar a day, men no more than 9 tsp (36 g) and women no more than 6 (24 g). A can of pop can have 40 g to 60 g of sugar! Sugar can also be in places you wouldn't think of such as condiments and salad dressings.
If you are craving something sweet you are better to have a piece of fruit. You can also sweeten coffee and tea with real maple syrup or honey. I know it sounds hard to give up eating sweets but after a couple of weeks your body will be used to not having the sugar rush and you will feel amazing!