Even the least health-conscious of us know that too much sugar is not good for the mind, body, and soul. Perhaps as a way to reduce your sugar intake, you’ve eliminated or at least reduced chocolate cake, breakfast pastries, and fizzy drinks from your diet. But you should really ask yourself:
Is this enough?
In 2016, a study found that over 70% of the average American’s diet consists of ultra-processed foods. If you didn’t know, processed foods are injected with large amounts of flavorings, colorings, preservatives, and sugar. Of course, the most effective way to reduce your sugar intake is by reading food labels closely, but if you’ve already gone too far in life without doing so, then pay attention to the subtle hints your body’s trying to give you.
Below are the top 15 telltale signs that you’re more sugar than human!
You’re hungry all the time
Sugar does not contain fiber or protein — two nutrients that alleviate hunger. Instead, what sugar does is send your blood glucose skyrocketing before plummeting back to earth. This, in turn, causes you to crave more sugar to reach that sweet high.
Sugar can be found in foods like processed bread, so think twice before munching on a loaf while waiting for your entree to arrive. If you have a choice, opt for a salad instead of bread, and order lean meats like chicken breast or fish for dinner.