9 Clear Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar


How much sugar is too much?

The WHO advises a drastic sugar reduction. The WHO recommends 5% of calories from added sugars, down from 10%.

More breakouts than normal.

Sugar may damage skin. A high-sugar diet may worsen acne, according to a JAND research. Moderate-to-severe acne patients consumed more sugar than those without acne.

Totally exhausted

A large bagel with jelly for breakfast or lunch might lead to an afternoon energy slowdown. You may have a headache or want to sleep. A healthy diet avoids blood sugar swings.

Dentists have awful news.

Cavities have always indicated a sweet tooth: Imagine kids gorging on lollipops or jelly beans.To reduce sugar's effects, brush twice day. Sugar's health risks go beyond tooth decay.


You’re hypertensive.

Nephrology research, a high-sugar diet may raise blood pressure. In a 2014 BMJ journal Open Heart study, medical professionals recommended restricting sugar intake over salt for good blood pressure.

Cholesterol is high.

Increased blood lipids are a more subtle indicator of too much sugar. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, too much sugar lowers HDL and raises LDL.

Post-workout crash

Properly fueling your body is critical for a good workout. If exercise seems to be getting harder, a high-sugar diet might be to blame.

Your jeans are tight.

You may weigh more if you've been drinking soda to meet a job deadline. Sugar-sweetened beverages seem to uniquely cause weight gain due to their high sugar content.

You feel blue

A high-sugar diet spikes levels of inflammation throughout the body, which is also linked to higher levels of depression.

Never full.

Why is it so easy to reach for another chocolate kiss or sliver of cake? Foods that are high in sugar, but low in protein, fiber, and other nutrients, do not make you feel full.