For many of us food lovers out there, it can prove tough striking that fine balance between living healthy and enjoying our meals. While there are plenty of dieting options out there to choose from, today we'd like to tackle one specific strategy: going sugar free! To that end, we have listed some of the benefits minimizing sugar in your diet as much as possible:
Curb The Craving:
We don't want to sugarcoat it, kicking sugar hurts. Like any ingested chemical, your body gets used to it as part of its normal function. Once it is taken away, your body goes through symptoms reminiscent of illicit drug or alcohol withdrawal. However, once you get over that hump, you'll find yourself with more time and energy, as those craving distractions will all but go away. In fact, not only will your sugar cravings go down, but due to the way your body tends to prioritize breaking down sugar first, general hunger pains will decrease as well. This is a fantastic perk for anyone kicking sugar for weight loss reasons.
Reduce Headache And Fatigue:
While these are often a part of everyday life to an extent, excessive sugar consumption can drastically increase how these symptoms affect you. While it may not work for everyone, as there can be many different causes to these symptoms, for the most part eliminating excess sugar from your diet can minimize headache and fatigue. If that is not the case for you, it may be time for a doctors visit to help determine other causes.
Obviously, getting rid of headaches and fatigue will increase your energy, but eliminating extra sugar from your diet goes beyond even that. Sugar digestion and serotonin (a chemical in your brain that regulates mood and energy) production are directly linked. People who eat a lot of sugar are well familiarized with the roller coaster "ups and downs" that come the territory. This is where the fabled sugar high and crash come from. When your body processes sugar at a more steady pace, because you're not consuming large amounts in short time periods, your energy levels reflect that, staying strong and steady as well.
This is probably what attracts most people to a sugar free diet. Keeping off the pounds is many orders of magnitudes harder with high sugar intake. In fact, for a small subset of people, cutting down on sugar is sufficient by itself to both lose weight and keep it off, although exercise and other health eating habits are always recommended. Also, unlike some diets, there are no real health risks to cutting sugar from your diet. In fact, it's one of the easiest ways to improve your health with only minimal effort.
Hopefully you found this article interesting and informative. Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we have multiple sugar free meat options to choose from. If you have any questions about our meat products, shipping details, or anything else, please don't hesitate to give one of our friendly representatives a call today! We look forward to hearing from you!