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Hunter asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

Is it possible to completely cut out sugar intake?

How would the body react and would it help a person who has extreme anxiety?

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  • 2 months ago

    Its possible to reduce to a level where you enter ketosis.  This is the basis of the ketogenic diet (not 100% cutting out there is still some carbs from vegetables).

    With low carbs your body depletes the glycogen (stored sugar) in the muscles and switches to converting fat to ketones to use for energy.

    Not sure it would have any effect on anxiety.

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  • 2 months ago

    Look up the benefits of a ketogenic diet

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  • 2 months ago

    I cut out sugar for a week. Refined that is. Things tasted way different when I did. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Completely - not really. You would die. In fact a lot of bodily functions rely on sugar reactions. Pretty much all foods have natural sugar in them. Especially vegetables, fruit. If you mean added sugar - yes, it is possible. Eliminate any food that has added sugar from your diet. You will have to cook your own food from scratch. Second of all, how exactly sugar affects your anxiety? I have anxiety and sugar triggers nothing in me.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is very possible to eliminate eating any sugar, honey, agave or other sweeteners.  It is also possible to eliminate foods that turn into sugars such as grains.  Millions of people do this.  Millions of other people are simply unwilling or unable to make that change.

    Most people who are used to eating a lot of sweet things and a lot of other carbohydrates have cravings that are both physical and psychological.  Those subside after a few days.  

    Sugar does not cause anxiety.  Sugar/carbs and insulin, and the roller coaster of high and low blood glucose can cause fatigue, trouble thinking, blurry vision, and general ill feelings. These, in turn, can trigger anxiety.

    https://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/causes/sugar

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  • patty
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    2 months ago

    this is the second question about this subject. There is natural sugars in fruit. Denying the body things it needs to function normally won't help you.If u have extreme anxiety u need to get medication from the doctor. This will help.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    1. Yes. Low-carb and keto diets usually omit sugar. Your body is able to make its own sugar from carbs and fats, so you aren't missing anything nutritionally. You might feel a bit tired for a few days as your metabolism adjusts, but as long as you're consuming enough fats or other carbs, there's no risk of muscle degradation. If you're consuming carbs, you won't even lose weight.

    2. It would have no effect on anxiety. That's a psychological issue, and not easily solved by a change in diet.

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