15 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

15 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

Brainy Dose Presents: 15 Signs You’re Eating TOO MUCH Sugar Sugar is sweet and delicious; and it triggers
the pleasure sensors in our brains – but eating too much of it, can result in scary health
risks. And while it may seem easy to rid yourself
of foods with high sugar values – like cake or candy – there are other places where sugar
can hide in your diet. It may surprise you to learn that ultra-processed
foods are up to five times higher in sugar than processed and unprocessed foods – and
they contribute to about ninety percent of our overall sugar intake. Clearly, we should all be taking a closer
look at the nutrition labels on the foods we eat… You are likely consuming more sugar than you
think! Thankfully, you’re body has ways of letting
you know that it’s time to limit your sugar intake. Here are the signs you’re eating too much
sugar! Number One – Craving Sugar Scientists can’t seem to agree whether or
not to call sugar cravings an addiction. However, we do know that consuming sugar releases
dopamine in the brain – which is the feel-good chemical that makes us happy. Research has shown that sugar makes significant
changes to your dopamine receptors – which eventually leads to higher tolerance, and
results in an increased need of sugar consumption – in order to get an effect. Don’t get me wrong, it is perfectly normal
to crave some sugar every once in a while, but if you need to have your sweets every
single day, you’re probably consuming too much sugar – causing your brain to want even
more. Number Two – Food Doesn’t Taste As Good If you start to notice that food doesn’t
taste the same way you remember it tasting, it could be a sign that you’re eating too
much sugar. Eating sugar all the time, results in your
taste buds changing – to acquire the sweet taste you crave. Excess sugar dulls your palate and dilutes
your sense of taste. As a result, even foods that should taste
sweet, don’t seem to cut it anymore. Number Three – Low Energy Efficient energy production throughout the
body, isn’t attainable without proper glucose levels. It’s important to keep your blood sugar
levels well balanced – instead of going through the steep ‘ups and downs’ that occur if
you’re always eating sugary snacks. When you consume sugar, your pancreas releases
insulin – in order to aid in the transfer of glucose to the cells – which can release
a burst of energy. But once you use it up, you may experience
a dip in your energy levels. Thus, the more sugar you consume, the more
extreme the sugar dip will be that follows. Number Four – Breaking Out Around The Mouth
And Chin Some experts believe that severe acne has
absolutely nothing to do with an individual’s diet – at least for the majority of people. Other studies however, have been able to link
breakouts with the overconsumption of sugary foods. They show that sugar can increase the production
of hormones in your body – particularly androgens. Androgens are linked to inflammatory hormonal
acne, which typically tends to appear in the area of the jawline and mouth. If you’re struggling with breakouts in that
area and don’t know why, it may be helpful to remove added sugars from your diet. Number Five – Premature Aging Sugar can actually accelerate the signs of
aging. A diet high in sugar produces compounds in
the body that harm collagen and elastin – the proteins that are vital to keep the skin’s
youthful appearance. If you are eating a lot of sugar, wrinkles
will start to form, and your skin may start sagging – much sooner than it would if you
were on a healthier diet. Number Six – Joint Pain Many studies have shown that sugar increases
inflammation in the body. The effects can linger for a while, after
you’ve actually consumed sugar – so you likely wouldn’t assume that your diet may
be the cause. The inflammation can result in joint pain,
swelling, and stiffness. Thus, if you are experiencing any joint problems,
you should consider lowering your sugar intake and see if the pain improves. Number Seven – High Blood Pressure Too much sugar is not good for your heart. While normal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower,
a diet high in sugar can push your blood pressure over this threshold. When it comes to hypertension, added sugars
in your diet probably matter more than dietary sodium. Fructose in particular, can significantly
increase cardiovascular risks by causing metabolic dysfunction. It’s no surprise that the American Heart
Association has recommended limiting added sugars in your diet. More specifically, for women, they recommend
a maximum of 100 calories a day – or 6 teaspoons of added sugars. As for men, they should be consuming no more
than 150 calories – or 9 teaspoons of added sugars – per day. So make sure you choose your snacks wisely. Number Eight – High Cholesterol There are even more hidden signs of having
too much sugar in your diet – such as increased levels of various fats that circulate in your
bloodstream. Typically, when people think about foods that
raise cholesterol levels, they tend to think of foods that have high percentages of saturated
fat. Yes, these foods, along with foods that are
high in trans fats, definitely increase bad cholesterol levels. Likewise, a high abundance of sugar can significantly
increase bad cholesterol as well. If you’re concerned about your cholesterol
levels, in addition to reducing your fat intake, you should also consider cutting out ‘added’
sugars. Number Nine – Gut Trouble Your diet largely contributes to the balance
of good and bad bacteria in your body – especially in your digestive tract. Foods that are high in sugar, feed bad bacteria
– which causes them to overpower the good bacteria. An imbalance of these bacteria can affect
the function of your gastrointestinal tract – which may cause you to feel sick, or have
trouble metabolizing your food efficiently – along with other issues. And while foods high in salt have been shown
to cause bloating, foods high in sugar can also cause your stomach to bulge. It’s also important to note that if you
have a sensitivity to sugars such as fructose (the sugar found in fruit) or lactose (the
sugar found in dairy), you may also experience bloating or other common symptoms of irritable
bowel syndrome. Frequent stomach trouble should lead you to
taking a closer look at your sugar intake as being a probable cause. Number Ten – Mood Swings Higher amounts of sugar in your body can lead
to changes in how your body handles food. Consuming too much sugar in a short period
of time leads to a sugar high – and a fast crash. And when you crash, your body has a hard time
maintaining its high energy level. If you get frustrated and irritable after
your sugar high fades off, you are likely consuming too much to begin with. Excess sugar in your diet can also make anxiety
disorders worse. Therefore, if you suffer from anxiety or are
easily stressed, you should watch your sugar intake. Number Eleven – Cavities When you were a child, your dentist likely
talked to you about cavities. He or she probably told you to stay away from
sugary drinks and foods to avoid getting them – something that many adults need to be reminded
of as well. Sugar that sits on your teeth, feeds plaque
bacteria that already live there and produce acid – which wears away at your tooth enamel
– leading to cavities. What’s even worse is consuming combinations
of sugar and acid, which usually come from sports drinks or sodas. The longer and more often you snack on high
sugar foods or beverages, the higher your risk of getting cavities. It’s best to limit your sugar intake – to
avoid any painful visits to your dentist. Number Twelve – Weight Gain A diet that consists of snacks and beverages
that are high in sugar can easily result in weight gain. But sugar isn’t always as obvious as you
think it may be… If you’ve been gaining weight and can’t
figure out why, you may want to pay closer attention to food labels. Many foods contain added sugars that you may
never have even suspected were there. These added sugars cause you to unknowingly
consume a significant number of empty calories. For example, one serving of canned soup may
be dangerously close to the total recommended sugar intake for the day. It’s important to educate yourself about
finding added sugars on food labels; and keeping track of how much you’re eating. Number Thirteen – Sleeping Problems Eating a snack or consuming a beverage with
a high amount of sugar before bedtime, can make it harder to fall sleep or stay asleep
throughout the night. Since sugar provides a short burst of energy
for the body, it makes going to bed harder – when you should really be calming down and
preparing for sleep. On the other hand, it may have the opposite
effect shortly thereafter. That’s because sugar triggers the release
of serotonin – a neurotransmitter that makes you feel relaxed. But even after nodding off, you still won’t
have the satisfaction of a good night’s rest. You won’t wake up feeling as good, due to
the dip in your sugar levels during the night. It’s best to stop eating entirely at least
two hours before going to bed – especially foods high in sugar. This way, any sugar you have consumed has
enough time to make its way through your system. You will then be able to relax – and your
body will have an easier time getting into “sleep” mode. Number Fourteen – Workout Crash Fitness experts will tell you that it’s
critical to properly fuel your body. And if exercising has become harder for you,
a high-sugar diet could be the culprit. Eating sugary foods before a workout can result
in feeling fatigued and miserable afterward. Since too many simple sugars cause a quick
spike in blood sugar, followed by a rapid drop – it leaves you feeling exhausted halfway
through your workout. Limiting your consumption of sugar will cause
you to see a major difference in your workouts and your strength. Number Fifteen – Weakened Immune System Approximately seventy percent of your immune
system is located in your gut, and it’s supported by beneficial gut bacteria. Therefore, keeping a healthy balance of good
bacteria is super important. As I mentioned earlier, high sugar diets only
feed the bad bacteria – which consequently affects how well the immune system is able
to function. If you tend to get sick often, it may be time
to limit your sugar intake. Now, sugar isn’t something that should be
avoided at all costs… However, limiting the consumption of ADDED
SUGARS not only does the body good, it also helps you save calories for the foods that
actually fill you up and make you feel better. So learn how to recognize the signs of eating
too much sugar, and then figure out how you can cut back. What do you think? Have you noticed your body giving you any
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  1. What about people who have no Friends, for many years, who do we share your videos with then?
    Maybe my cat will like them?
    There are a lot of lonely people, make a video about that, Cheers from Australia 😊

  2. If you are eating enough nutritious food, your body won't crave sugar.
    It's the brain signalling that something is missing.
    Whole foods is the way to go.

  3. I love sweet but why I'm too skinny, i always feel sleepy πŸ€”, what's wrong with my body ,πŸ€”

  4. There is A.A. , N.A , etc. How about a S.J.A.. : Hi , I am Pattie, I am a Sugar Junky !!! I love to put three big scoops, with sugar overflowing the scoop , in to a gallon of Tea ! I love sweet Tea ! I started out 30 to 40 years ago , with one scoop to a gallon. From there ! I was addicted ! Hooked to the white powder hook , line , and sinker ! With the Internet , and You Tube ! I Thank my grandkids for hooking me up with ! My children has been riding me about my Sugar intake for awhile , sometimes they really get on me ! I just want to scream, I love my sweet tea leave me alone ! Then I use More Sugar in my Tea , because I know I will have to put it down ! My body screaming for that Sweet taste of Sugar , my heart racing and pounding almost out of my chest , head spinning just the thought of giving up my Sweet Tea !!! That cold brew touching my lips , then washs in through my mouth , the taste of that sweet cold nectar rolling around, washing side to side , Oh. the taste !!! I have heard of Sugar Highs ! I know now too , what it is . Giving up something you have enjoyed all these years !!! I awake to a 44 oz. Of the fine cold sweet taste blew , I take it with me everywhere I go ! A 44 oz on my bed side when I go back to bed ! Very day for years ! My children back on me again ! I sure do love my family for loving me so much to care about my health . And Stop ! The feeling of sneaking sugar through the house and hiding it in my bedroom under some blankets so they didn't see that 10lbs bag of sugar , I put the other one the sugar container ! Oh and You Tube. Wow , sense all of that, I do watch alot of YouTube , my grandsons have a You Tube Channel, so watching videos flipping around and these sugar clips know matter what I was flipping through there was the sugar videos , so I say to myself holy crap ok ! I do love my family and would love to send more time with them ! So I watched one , then other ! Wow. I am glad I did. Now I know what my children was telling me ! Hiding sugar should of done that ! Just like Alcoholic and drug people hiding there stuff ! Hi , I am Pattie, I am a Sugar Junky !
    Welcome to Sugar Junkys Anonymous. , " We Can Do It "

  5. I have never liked sweet(-ened) food and never want to eat it. Still, I have always felt out of e energy…

  6. Too useful, God bless.
    Will put all efforts to reduce sugar intake. I have a strong carving to sugar. I have most of the problems mentioned in your video. Thanks again.

  7. I was the type of gal who used to scarf down 12 donuts in one sitting, not to mention the other candy and junk/processed food I used to eat throughout the day. I can eat ( it actually happened ) an entire tray of brownies and an hour later, I would crave more of it. I figured since I was thin as a rail, that I can eat whatever I wanted and not get diabetes. Wrong. I was metabolically obese. I suffered from severe cystic acne, fatty liver and was prediabetc.

    I went cold turkey and cut all sugar out of my life and went on a ketogenic diet. I've been on this diet for a few years now. I cleared up my skin and reversed my prediabetes. I can attest that once you cut that junk out of your life, your sugar cravings will cease to exist. Carrots are too sweet for me now, whereas in the past, nothing was sweet enough. I would add 6 tablespoons of sugar to my tea and it still wasn't sweet enough.
    Sugar is a toxic drug. The more you eat it, the more your body will crave it. I'm thankful I'm no longer addicted to it.

  8. I hear Sugar is the same craving like Crack, Cocaine I never did the drugs but was told it's the same craving for a fix…
    I'm seeking how to limit my sugar intake and replace my sweet cravings with a complete alternative the good sweets…

    1. WHITE coloured foods are harmful
    2. Food u like will harm your body
    Food u don't like will good will not harm

  10. Thank you for thisπŸ™ I'll remember that image of skull-shaped sugarπŸ’€ whenever I would be craving it πŸ˜±πŸ’¨

  11. I always feel dull after waking up in Morning and never get tired of sleeping , I just want to sleep all day

  12. Thank you, for this video! I didn't associate this with sleep or joint pain. I also wasn't labeling my problem as sugar (thought I could use it to reduce my use of caffeine!). I'm worried about reducing this, after my extreme use of it. But it may be OK. Very educational.

  13. So glad you posted this this. Again, this should be required viewing for parents, kids of all ages, and teachers in Health and Wellness Classes, indeed, all Americans. Thank you!πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  14. πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺSugar is in everything, rabbit diets Don"t appeal to me. But neither does an early death by my own hand. Got to cut this sugar. Thanks for this informative video.πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

  15. I think we all at some point are guilty of consuming too much sugary products most of all I think that that's the reason why so many people are so obese in the United States I like the video was very informative not only for myself that I don't consume sugar at all but for my boyfriend because he's on the verge of becoming diabetic so for that reason I'm going to share this video with him and I hope that he actually listens and pays attention to all of the good information on this video

  16. Here are the signs that you are eating too much sugar:

    Number 1:

    I don't know why but when he said that it made me laugh hysterically.

  17. Seeing all of the sugary products displayed in this video makes my head hurt and I want to vomit. 🀒
    Is that normal?

  18. I eat sugar but do not crave it. I try to cut down on sugar . I eat donuts about four months apart. I make my cakes almost every weekend I can control the sugar. I do not drunk sodas every month. Years ago they said sugar was a healing product. Sugar and corn starch now have a bad reputation that concept may change like eggs are now good to eat now. Some people can eat anything some cannot your body language can speak to you listen to it . Get lab tested too.

  19. Where have you been ??? This information is vital to know !!! I wish I had known this years ago !!! Thank you for sharing this valuable information !!! God bless !!! β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  20. Hidden sugar in societal "healthy" shops. If you routinely get food or drinks you think are healthy, check those sugars. That's how a lot of coffee and smoothie shops keep you coming back!

  21. Man I can’t listen to this video because the voice over is boring… maybe a suggestion to give the voice a little more energy especially for someone who just wants to listen

  22. Wow I have most of these symptoms. I had no idea. Thank you so much for this information. I am cutting the sugar out.

  23. You forgot to mention depression. I was suicidal but couldn't explain why. Then I gave up coffee and sugar, started KETO. I can't even describe the change. Sugar is poison that can kill or make you want to kill yourself.

  24. Well I never expected to have high sugar….now I know thanks to this video!!😊😊 Thanks for making videos on meaningful and interesting topics….keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  25. Eating badly is no joke! Not sure how I became anemic, but even small amounts of sugar wears me down. Mind you I've always been considered skinny & never skip a meal unless circumstances prevent me. The last time I felt normal was when I cut out processed foods for hours. Never take for granted the energy God gave you. Both by His doing & eating the whole foods He gave us to eat. πŸ™‚

  26. Wow I'm noticing some of my personality traits asking if I am an Empath. I think so. I know I can't listen to small talk and I am not a movie watcher. They all seem to strike me as similar to my own feelings. I know I'm weirder than most.

  27. Thank you for all the helpful information in this video! I need to be more responsible with the body that God has given me. I'm very grateful for this video!

  28. Soup is actually good for you if you use more water in it and it's packed with vegetables i gotta disagree with you there and it doesn't have suger that's actually sodium

  29. After i have lunch i have the need of eat something sweet, after dinner i feel with very low energy want to go to bed and have a rest


  31. once i start feeling enxiety i know i had way to much sugar… psst psst i feel like trash if i eat before or after my work outs i do not recommend eating for maybe an hour after work outs.. and do long fast before working out

  32. Three months ago, the thought of giving up sugar felt like it would be impossible. I used to look for my fix about 2-3 times a day whether it was a cookie, doughnut, muffin, cake or pie. Three weeks ago I started to count my calories and food intake to start my weight loss. And I would think twice before eating a cookie because I would have to log it in. So that helped me eliminate that from my overall diet. Keeping track of my food intake really helped me detox from refined sugar. I’ve been eating vegetables and I feel full now. I honestly don’t want to go back to sugar because I have acne around my mouth and chin. But I know once I get hooked it’s hard to stop. No more sweets for me. However I do eat apples and bananas. It really helped my cravings for that sugar.

  33. I have been breaking out on my neck, chin, mouth area. I'm bloated all the time. I also know I've been eating more sugar too 😭 So yep, this is me. I just crave it more too. I have candy bars, sugary drinks, food with added sugars. 🀦 I've been exercising less too 😒.

  34. The low energy and older looking skin seems accurate to me. Longest I’ve gone without sugar was a month. I’ll try to make it my 2020 New Years resolution!

  35. When I eat healthy, I’m so energetic and happy, face clears up, just all good stuff happens. Then after a couple weeks, my body starts craving sugar badly. It’s not really sugar, it’s just binging. I go to food for comfort. I’m an emotional binger. I binge on sugary junk.
    I try hard not to give in but always do.
    I was doing good for over a month, then failed. Been eating junk the past four days. I feel horrible. My skin itches, acne breakouts again, I’m so low on energy, could barely breath, body aches, headaches, depression, redness in the face, I just feel horrible.
    Why do I go back to sugar when I know the outcomes are bad? My body is so addicted and I don’t know how to stay away.
    If anyone could help me, please please help me. Tops, advice? Anything. I am desperate. I’m 27. Been years and years since I’ve been in this vicious cycle of trying to eat healthy and then I end up going straight back to my old habits. I was doing so amazing eating good and exercising. I was so happy. But this addiction to sugar is killing me.
    I don’t want to die from this sugar binge crap.

  36. I consume at least a quarter cup a day of sugar. I know I have a problem. I’ve tried quitting and nearly fainted. I started getting blurry vision and shaking. I need to cut back because even though I’m at a normal weight, diabetes runs in both sides of my family. I also had realized I’m breaking out once in a while near my mouth and jawline.

  37. People do the same mistake over and over again. "I will completely stop eating sugar in 2020".
    Try to do it slowly. Your brain is used to get sugar. Cutting it out would stress the fuck out and you will start binge eating.

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