Submitted Date 05/18/2020

Yesterday was my sister's birthday which meant that in a time where we can't personally receive hugs and kisses, we got the Coronavirus-era equivalent: Uber eats surprise deliveries. We received about 2 different pies, 2 pints of ice cream, alfajores and plenty more candy. Now don't get me wrong guys, I'm not complaining I am the number 1 fan of making up any excuse to order food. However, let me tell you that the sugar rush I felt yesterday was REAL.

Here is the thing though, my family is one that doesn't normally eat processed foods, sugar, or high fructose anything. Vegetables are basically our definition of delicious and our snacks consist of popcorn, oatmeal, smoothies or yogurt. So, you can imagine how weird it was for us to chow down all those goodies. And here is what I realized: However good these treats were, the sugar rush and crash was insane. I hadn't felt so depleted, tired, lazy, and full in such a long time; I even got a headache! I was surprised because I realized that after a certain amount of time where you eat clean and develop a healthy lifestyle, it only takes a piece of pie and 1/2 of an alfajor to destroy you.

I am amazed at the amount of sugar that the average person eats in a day, but I am more amazed of how it literally makes you feel sick and tired. The next day I felt as if I had a hangover (both moral and physical haha). I'm not saying that indulging in these amazing baked goods isn't healthy, on the other hand, once in a while it's great to treat yourself and indulge. I do, however, want to invite you guys to try a week or two of no processed or added sugars so that you can feel the effects that it has on your body.

It took me years of adapting a healthy lifestyle to truly realize how crazy the effects of sugar in the body may be. I invite you to challenge yourself and see if you can notice a positive change!!



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