6 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Sugar

6 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Sugar
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Sugar-related illnesses are on the rise. Diabetes, cardio-vascular problems and dementia are just some of the serious chronic diseases connected to over-indulging in the sweet white poison. Sometimes, people’s personal experiences can be more persuasive than the gray scientific data. So here’s a story about a woman who gave up sugar and saw her life change for the better.


Sarah Wilson is suffering from Hashimoto’s disease, an auto-immune condition of the thyroid (I recently wrote about different thyroid disorders). She decided to go sugar-free in January 2011 as a part of her pro-active treatment program.

After eliminating the sweet stuff from her diet, Sarah experienced a number of health improvements, some connected to her chronic condition and others of a more general type.

  1. Better managed auto-immune condition

Many people decide to finally adjust their diets when illness strikes. For Sarah, a somewhat little tweak in her diet resulted in some dramatic changes. She went from the maximum dosage of thyroid medication thyroxin to the minimal dosage. Her hormones are now within normal ranges and she has zero thyroid antibodies. That alone was worth the effort!

The reason why omitting sugar from your diet can have such wonderful results is not very complicated. White sugar is an acidic-forming food and it pushes the body into a state of chronic low-grade inflammation. Chronic inflammation is the source of many diseases and conditions, such as cancer, heart problems and obesity.


Related post: 10 Warning Signs of an Autoimmune Disease and How to Reverse It

  1. Skin appearance

One of the first things Sarah rejoiced about was her skin. After only 2 weeks of being sugar-free, her skin softened and became less puffy and wrinkly.

Sugar influences the aging process by reacting with proteins and making the collagen and elastin structures less stretchy and durable.

Related post: Top 10 Super Foods To Get The Best Skin Ever

  1. No more food cravings

Quitting sugar stopped the annoying food cravings caused by sugar crashes. Sarah noticed that after 5 weeks of her new diet the desire for guilty pleasures went away, and by week 6, she was eating 3 times a day and was in control of her meals. She calls this ‘food freedom’.


This doesn’t mean you can’t have any desserts. Plenty of delicious treats can be made sugar-free.

Related post: This Vegtable Can Cut Cravings and Promote Weight Loss

  1. Weight loss

When Sarah’s hormones were balanced and her cravings under control, she rapidly started losing pounds that she couldn’t shed before. Within 6 months, she was able to lose 30 pounds (13.5 kilos) of excess weight. And the changes were long lasting; no more yo-yoing.

Related post: 12 Hidden Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

  1. End to constant mood swings

Mood swings, too, can often be a result of imbalanced hormones. So it comes as no surprise that Sarah started experiencing a more stable mood pattern. Before, she was battling insomnia, anxiety and depression and had little success with medication therapy. After cutting on sugar and welcoming healthy fats, proteins and veggies, she not only felt more balanced in herself, but also experienced a boost in her energy levels.

Related post: 13 Signs You Have a Hormonal Imbalance and What You Can Do About It

  1. Better pain control

Pain and joint pain, probably connected with sugar-caused inflammation, disappeared as well. Finally, Sarah was pain free.

Related post: The Top 16 Essential Oils to Relieve Pain and Inflammation

How to Quit sugar

There are several tricks for quitting sugar for good and I’ve written about them in my article about the 13 effective ways to quit sugar. If you are not ready yet to quit sugar, you can use these 5 best natural sugar substitutes.

As you can see by going on a sugar detox, you can achieve amazing health benefits. You can discover other natural methods to enhance your vitality and increase your energy level in my e-Book The Detox Guide.

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6 Responses to 6 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Sugar

  1. Andrea says:

    Very informative and helpful

    • Tpk says:

      Good info. Short. Easy to understand. To the point. Good one to share.

      • Margo Stollman says:

        I am trying to give up on sugar totally first by stopping my tea in the morning. And I shall never put sugar in coffee again. I need to shed at least 2 stones and also have periodontal treatment ( extremely expensive) partly results from my usual intake of sugar. And I would love to be more free from joint pain!

  2. LC McDuff says:

    I’ve been forced to quit sugar. One because I knew I was addicted based on the lousy way I felt all the time. And second, because once I went on social security, I could no longer afford sugar loaded foods. I called it my “starvation diet”, because I was forced to eat less of the bad foods,and more of the good and healthy foods.
    I have even found that I can now consume unsweetened yogurt, which at one time would curl the hairs in my ears. Now, I prefer it and if I do need a little sweetener, a dribble of honey will do. No longer need sweetener in my coffee and tea. I don’t crave cookies, pastries, or ice cream.
    I have more energy. I feel better. I eat healthier. And I have lost weight.

  3. jakk says:


    Buy Xylitol and use it the same exact way you use sugar. It tastes the same, bakes the same and is actually GOOD for you!!

  4. FRANK says:


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