Sugar messes with your mind. It acts like a hormone in your body and raises anxiety levels. You will feel stressed for no apparent reason.
You may not be able to go cold turkey and could need to gradually reduce your intake. Try not adding sugar to drinks at first – you will learn to prefer the unadulterated flavour of the drink. Then choose foods that don’t contain sugar or are easily converted by the body to glucose, ie high glycaemic-index foods.
Oh, and as a side-effect, you will be healthier too. Insulin levels will regularise. You may lose weight.
What are you waiting for?
“High-sugar diets reduce levels of the comfort hormone oxytocin in the brain, which diminishes our capacity to feel safe and reassured. So the more junk food we eat, the more we feel we need to eat in order to fill the emotional hole. What is called “comfort eating” in fact has the opposite effect”