The Sugar Hangover... Fact or Fiction?

You don't have to drink alcohol to get a hangover, just eat sugar, and by that I mean carbs. Don't be fooled, it can be processed, natural, simple, or complex carbs. Bottom line, if you have too many of these carbs you're going to feel like you just came off a bender. You'll have a terrible headache, your body will feel sluggish and hurt everywhere. It can take hours, even days for your body to get back to normal.

You have to consider that the foods we eat are powerful tools which can produce dramatic results, both positive and negative, depending on how they're implemented. It has been often mentioned that in order to consume sugar one should have to get a prescription due to its potential negative side effects, for example for those who are diabetic, and yet sugar can be controlled very efficiently and very simply by utilizing the various food groups in a directed way.

So, if you're like most of the population, your addicted to sugar and it's the bitch that owns you. Your body doesn't help with your addiction because it's constantly secreting insulin as a natural physiological response in order to deal with the sugar that's running around, or not running in your bloodstream. To keep it simple, here's what's going on in your body with your sugar intake.

First of all, the sugar you eat is directly related to your blood sugar levels. If it's too elevated, your pancreas secretes insulin and stores what it can't use as a fat (triglyceride). Consequently, when your blood levels are too low, your pancreas secretes insulin which makes you hungry. You can see the vicious circle and possible dilemma you can get caught up in with sugar intake. However, let me cut to the chase, and give you a simple fix (pun intended) that will break your addiction, and normalize your blood sugars. EAT FAT, that's right, I said it, EAT FAT!! For those of you who have a trainer, ask them if they agree. If they don't, they're probably a poser.

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)