Sugar is delicious and great for the body in a minimal amount. When you always exceed the daily recommended amount, it can lead you to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and a lot more serious health problems.
How do you monitor your sugar intake?
Here are 8 signs you are eating too much sugar and need to cut back.
1. You constantly crave sugary things.
The more sugar you eat, the more you’ll crave it. “More cravings then equal consuming more sugar—it becomes a vicious and addictive cycle,” Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., author of The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great and Look Years Younger, tells SELF. This isn’t just because your taste buds have adapted and left you needing more and more to get that same taste, but also because of how sugar gives you a high followed by a crash, just like an actual drug. “By eating a high sugar diet, you cause a hormonal response in your body that’s like a wave, it brings you up and then you crash down and it triggers your body to want more sugar.”