There are several benefits of removing sugar from your diet. Sugar adds unwanted calories to any meal. Apart from the empty calories that are adding to your waistline, sugar also affects a whole range of bodily functions.

Sugars and you

Sugar creeps into your diet through several foods, even in foods we don’t think would have it.  Although sugar is a fuel for our bodies, excess sugar can disrupt our entire metabolic system.

Added sugar spikes blood sugar levels. The spikes come down, making us feel lethargic. This energy crash is most common in mid-morning slumps or afternoon drowsiness.

To get the most out of your day, you can’t run out of steam as the day progresses.

Processed sugars have also been linked to obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, insulin resistance and skin problems.

The Strategy for Removing Sugar From Your Diet

Removing sugar from your diet is not easy. Sugar is addictive and it’s in much of the food we eat. Sugars are added to make meals more calorie dense, but this also leaves food nutrient-deficient. Most packaged foods contains added sugar.

Added sugars are present in pastas, sauces, flavored yogurts, salad dressings, breads, etc.

Removing sugar from your diet involves eating more home cooked meals and wholesome food. Once you experience the benefits from removing sugar, you’ll no longer desire those prepackaged meals.

The infographic below from Fitness Crest highlights what happens to your body after you stop eating sugars.

Once you’ve quit sugar

Removing sugar puts you in better control of your calorie intake. It forces you to eat nutrient dense food so that you maintain the same caloric intake that you had before removing sugar.

You won’t crave added sugar in your coffee or tea. You’ll notice that other foods taste sweeter as your palate adjusts. The infographic below from Fitness Crest highlights what happens to your body after you start removing sugars.

Check out the full range of effects of removing sugar below (courtesy of

Removing sugar from your diet