• Is it common to feel discomfort and more tired when you eat a lot of sugars and sweets?

    Asked by MelMom on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Is it common to feel discomfort and more tired when you eat a lot of sugars and sweets?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      I know that if I over do the sweets and carbs, that's how I feel.

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      yes it certainly is..try a switch to Honey. It will help avoid the crash of sugar as it breaks down more slowley and differently in the body. You can find a good varity quality honey at Wallmart and even T.J. Max

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      Its a result of a sugar rush. Happens whether you are on meds or not but might be "heightened" by the weakness the meds are causing. Just monitor yourself. Make the sweets a treat rather than the main event and learn to say no after the second (or third). Good luck.

      almost 4 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar
      AlizaMLS

      Dear MelMom,

      Hi. It's Aliza, the Medical Librarian. I believe we've corresponded before, so no need for lengthy intros. Clyde is right on this one! Sugar causes a spike then a drop in your blood sugar, so you feel tired and lethargic (this is a Big oversimplification, but will do for our purposes). However, there's more recent proof that eating a sugary snack that has protein in it is better for you than one without, but better yet is to eat protein without the sugar to give you much more energy!!

      Sugar will cause you to become sleepy, feel lethargic, and gain weight, while eating protein and certain carbohydrates such as broccoli will give you energy. Granted chicken and broccoli may not hold the allure of blackout cake, but feeling well and being in better shape is its' own reward!...;)

      almost 4 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar
      AlizaMLS

      Dear MelMom,

      A great dessert is yogurt with berries (no jam, sugar or honey mixed in). Because I'm lactose sensitive (not intolerant-there's a bit of a difference), I eat soy yogurt, called Soy Dream, which is delicious-it has all the cultures and isn't as sour as cow's milk yogurt. Since Soy is also a protein, you are getting your protein there along with cultures and it's low in fat as well. Just another thought for you!

      Aliza

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Hej MelMom if you are like me and enjoy the sweets..Make them yourself. In this way you control the sugar level, they taste better and you save a ton of money. Make them healthy with apple sauce and olive oil. Even protein powder.You will enjoy them so much more as well..And use only real whipped cream. A little goes a long way and is so much healther and better tasting.

      almost 4 years ago

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