A reduced sugar intake can lead you on the road to improved health. This is the journey Healthy Mummy Rhiannon Barry took when she embarked on a journey to a life without sugar.
She says that she has been doing The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for one month. She also says that she has “gone an entire month without coke, chocolate, or added/refined sugars.”
“I still have a long way to go, but I’m definitely heading in the right direction to becoming a healthier and happier me.”
The no sugar diet has seen her dimensions change in a short amount of time.
Rhiannon shared her measurement changes between 14th August and 15th September:
- Bust – 113 > 112
- Waist – 98 > 95
- Hips – 128 > 128
- Thighs – 75 > 77
- Arms – 34 > 29
What does a reduced sugar intake do to help you and your health?
From healthy skin to weight loss, there are many reasons why a reduced sugar intake can benefit you.
Here are some of the benefits…
Food and drinks high in sugar tend to be greater in calories and are known as empty calories. This means that they are high-calorie foods without the nutritional benefits. High sugar foods can cause an imbalance in your blood sugar levels. This will often leave you still feeling hungry with a desire to eat more.
Reducing sugars can help mood balance
When you eat something sugary, your energy levels spike rapidly and then very quickly drop after insulin has been released into your cells. The spike will give you a quick boost in energy and mood, the quick drop will leave you feeling shaky, hungry and moody. By focusing on more wholesome, real and nutritious foods, your blood sugar levels will remain more stable. The Healthy Mummy is a place where nutritious food is a focus.
A reduced sugar intake can give you clearer skin
A high sugar diet can create stress and inflammation in your body. Choosing a diet of nourishing foods and plenty of water will help you to look more refreshed with clearer skin.
A healthier brain function
There is ample evidence that suggests consuming too much sugary food can have an impact on your cognitive function. A University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) study showed that a diet high in fructose can negatively impact your learning and memory. Sugar causes insulin resistance in the brain with subsequent effects on brain cognition.
By following a diet with limited or low sugar intake, you are ultimately giving your body the greatest chance of improved health. Just look at the results Rhiannon has seen after just one month of reducing her sugar intake.