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15 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

Brainy Dose Presents:
15 Signs You’re Eating TOO MUCH Sugar
Sugar is sweet and delicious; and it triggers
the pleasure sensors in our brains – but eating
too much of it, can result in scary health
And while it may seem easy to rid yourself
of foods with high sugar values – like cake
or candy – there are other places where sugar
can hide in your diet.
It may surprise you to learn that ultra-processed
foods are up to five times higher in sugar
than processed and unprocessed foods – and
they contribute to about ninety percent of
our overall sugar intake.
Clearly, we should all be taking a closer
look at the nutrition labels on the foods
we eat…
You are likely consuming more sugar than you
Thankfully, you’re body has ways of letting
you know that it’s time to limit your sugar
Here are the signs you’re eating too much
Number One – Craving Sugar
Scientists can’t seem to agree whether or
not to call sugar cravings an addiction.
However, we do know that consuming sugar releases
dopamine in the brain – which is the feel-good
chemical that makes us happy.
Research has shown that sugar makes significant
changes to your dopamine receptors – which
eventually leads to higher tolerance, and
results in an increased need of sugar consumption
– in order to get an effect.
Don’t get me wrong, it is perfectly normal
to crave some sugar every once in a while,
but if you need to have your sweets every
single day, you’re probably consuming too
much sugar – causing your brain to want even
Number Two – Food Doesn’t Taste As Good
If you start to notice that food doesn’t
taste the same way you remember it tasting,
it could be a sign that you’re eating too
much sugar.
Eating sugar all the time, results in your
taste buds changing – to acquire the sweet
taste you crave.
Excess sugar dulls your palate and dilutes
your sense of taste.
As a result, even foods that should taste
sweet, don’t seem to cut it anymore.
Number Three – Low Energy
Efficient energy production throughout the
body, isn’t attainable without proper glucose
It’s important to keep your blood sugar
levels well balanced – instead of going through
the steep ‘ups and downs’ that occur if
you’re always eating sugary snacks.
When you consume sugar, your pancreas releases
insulin – in order to aid in the transfer
of glucose to the cells – which can release
a burst of energy.
But once you use it up, you may experience
a dip in your energy levels.
Thus, the more sugar you consume, the more
extreme the sugar dip will be that follows.
Number Four – Breaking Out Around The Mouth
And Chin
Some experts believe that severe acne has
absolutely nothing to do with an individual’s
diet – at least for the majority of people.
Other studies however, have been able to link
breakouts with the overconsumption of sugary
They show that sugar can increase the production
of hormones in your body – particularly androgens.
Androgens are linked to inflammatory hormonal
acne, which typically tends to appear in the
area of the jawline and mouth.
If you’re struggling with breakouts in that
area and don’t know why, it may be helpful
to remove added sugars from your diet.
Number Five – Premature Aging
Sugar can actually accelerate the signs of
A diet high in sugar produces compounds in
the body that harm collagen and elastin – the
proteins that are vital to keep the skin’s
youthful appearance.
If you are eating a lot of sugar, wrinkles
will start to form, and your skin may start
sagging – much sooner than it would if you
were on a healthier diet.
Number Six – Joint Pain
Many studies have shown that sugar increases
inflammation in the body.
The effects can linger for a while, after
you’ve actually consumed sugar – so you
likely wouldn’t assume that your diet may
be the cause.
The inflammation can result in joint pain,
swelling, and stiffness.
Thus, if you are experiencing any joint problems,
you should consider lowering your sugar intake
and see if the pain improves.
Number Seven – High Blood Pressure
Too much sugar is not good for your heart.
While normal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower,
a diet high in sugar can push your blood pressure
over this threshold.
When it comes to hypertension, added sugars
in your diet probably matter more than dietary
Fructose in particular, can significantly
increase cardiovascular risks by causing metabolic
It’s no surprise that the American Heart
Association has recommended limiting added
sugars in your diet.
More specifically, for women, they recommend
a maximum of 100 calories a day – or 6 teaspoons
of added sugars.
As for men, they should be consuming no more
than 150 calories – or 9 teaspoons of added
sugars – per day.
So make sure you choose your snacks wisely.
Number Eight – High Cholesterol
There are even more hidden signs of having
too much sugar in your diet – such as increased
levels of various fats that circulate in your
Typically, when people think about foods that
raise cholesterol levels, they tend to think
of foods that have high percentages of saturated
Yes, these foods, along with foods that are
high in trans fats, definitely increase bad
cholesterol levels.
Likewise, a high abundance of sugar can significantly
increase bad cholesterol as well.
If you’re concerned about your cholesterol
levels, in addition to reducing your fat intake,
you should also consider cutting out ‘added’
Number Nine – Gut Trouble
Your diet largely contributes to the balance
of good and bad bacteria in your body – especially
in your digestive tract.
Foods that are high in sugar, feed bad bacteria
– which causes them to overpower the good
An imbalance of these bacteria can affect
the function of your gastrointestinal tract
– which may cause you to feel sick, or have
trouble metabolizing your food efficiently
– along with other issues.
And while foods high in salt have been shown
to cause bloating, foods high in sugar can
also cause your stomach to bulge.
It’s also important to note that if you
have a sensitivity to sugars such as fructose
(the sugar found in fruit) or lactose (the
sugar found in dairy), you may also experience
bloating or other common symptoms of irritable
bowel syndrome.
Frequent stomach trouble should lead you to
taking a closer look at your sugar intake
as being a probable cause.
Number Ten – Mood Swings
Higher amounts of sugar in your body can lead
to changes in how your body handles food.
Consuming too much sugar in a short period
of time leads to a sugar high – and a fast
And when you crash, your body has a hard time
maintaining its high energy level.
If you get frustrated and irritable after
your sugar high fades off, you are likely
consuming too much to begin with.
Excess sugar in your diet can also make anxiety
disorders worse.
Therefore, if you suffer from anxiety or are
easily stressed, you should watch your sugar
Number Eleven – Cavities
When you were a child, your dentist likely
talked to you about cavities.
He or she probably told you to stay away from
sugary drinks and foods to avoid getting them
– something that many adults need to be reminded
of as well.
Sugar that sits on your teeth, feeds plaque
bacteria that already live there and produce
acid – which wears away at your tooth enamel
– leading to cavities.
What’s even worse is consuming combinations
of sugar and acid, which usually come from
sports drinks or sodas.
The longer and more often you snack on high
sugar foods or beverages, the higher your
risk of getting cavities.
It’s best to limit your sugar intake – to
avoid any painful visits to your dentist.
Number Twelve – Weight Gain
A diet that consists of snacks and beverages
that are high in sugar can easily result in
weight gain.
But sugar isn’t always as obvious as you
think it may be…
If you’ve been gaining weight and can’t
figure out why, you may want to pay closer
attention to food labels.
Many foods contain added sugars that you may
never have even suspected were there.
These added sugars cause you to unknowingly
consume a significant number of empty calories.
For example, one serving of canned soup may
be dangerously close to the total recommended
sugar intake for the day.
It’s important to educate yourself about
finding added sugars on food labels; and keeping
track of how much you’re eating.
Number Thirteen – Sleeping Problems
Eating a snack or consuming a beverage with
a high amount of sugar before bedtime, can
make it harder to fall sleep or stay asleep
throughout the night.
Since sugar provides a short burst of energy
for the body, it makes going to bed harder
– when you should really be calming down and
preparing for sleep.
On the other hand, it may have the opposite
effect shortly thereafter.
That’s because sugar triggers the release
of serotonin – a neurotransmitter that makes
you feel relaxed.
But even after nodding off, you still won’t
have the satisfaction of a good night’s
You won’t wake up feeling as good, due to
the dip in your sugar levels during the night.
It’s best to stop eating entirely at least
two hours before going to bed – especially
foods high in sugar.
This way, any sugar you have consumed has
enough time to make its way through your system.
You will then be able to relax – and your
body will have an easier time getting into
“sleep” mode.
Number Fourteen – Workout Crash
Fitness experts will tell you that it’s
critical to properly fuel your body.
And if exercising has become harder for you,
a high-sugar diet could be the culprit.
Eating sugary foods before a workout can result
in feeling fatigued and miserable afterward.
Since too many simple sugars cause a quick
spike in blood sugar, followed by a rapid
drop – it leaves you feeling exhausted halfway
through your workout.
Limiting your consumption of sugar will cause
you to see a major difference in your workouts
and your strength.
Number Fifteen – Weakened Immune System
Approximately seventy percent of your immune
system is located in your gut, and it’s
supported by beneficial gut bacteria.
Therefore, keeping a healthy balance of good
bacteria is super important.
As I mentioned earlier, high sugar diets only
feed the bad bacteria – which consequently
affects how well the immune system is able
to function.
If you tend to get sick often, it may be time
to limit your sugar intake.
Now, sugar isn’t something that should be
avoided at all costs…
However, limiting the consumption of ADDED
SUGARS not only does the body good, it also
helps you save calories for the foods that
actually fill you up and make you feel better.
So learn how to recognize the signs of eating
too much sugar, and then figure out how you
can cut back.
What do you think?
Have you noticed your body giving you any
of these clues?
Are you eating too much sugar?
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Randall Smitham



  1. Phantom GB Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Im here first because I eat the most sugar!!!

  2. Vaithy M Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Hey braney dose and happy friends day 👍

  3. 蔡秀珍 Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    If i eat too much sugar,it made me head-ache!

  4. Ali Pasha Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    It was very useful

  5. Jake Romero Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I agree 100%.

  6. Miku Senpai Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    what's wrong with number 12 lol why am i so skinny

  7. Ashish Sawariya Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I'm here cuz I eat too much sugar tremendous amount of sugar…even I know it's white Poison for me

  8. Simon Eden Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    What about people who have no Friends, for many years, who do we share your videos with then?
    Maybe my cat will like them?
    There are a lot of lonely people, make a video about that, Cheers from Australia 😊

  9. zille m. Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    This explains my acne!

  10. O'SSÉIN - Master Your Mind With Me Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    If you are eating enough nutritious food, your body won't crave sugar.
    It's the brain signalling that something is missing.
    Whole foods is the way to go.

  11. Sheikh Abrahim Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I use Demerara Gold brown Cane sugar. Who has ever had Demerara Gold Cane Sugar???

  12. Neeki __ Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Yeah much of it is true….

  13. Sandro Bacerdo Posted on August 4, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I love sweet but why I'm too skinny, i always feel sleepy 🤔, what's wrong with my body ,🤔

  14. Theresa Serrette Posted on August 4, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you Thank you! Brainy Does

  15. BUBBLE GUM Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    OMG…it means I'm eating too much sugar these days….😱

  16. b1rdkeeper S Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Mmmm… sugar…. 🤤

  17. Simon Eden Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    16 – too much sugar can give you Diabetes 🔚

  18. László Szabó Posted on August 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    This is very cool video. Thank you. 🙂

  19. Thomas Valentine Posted on August 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    and it deplete B vitamins

  20. Pan Posted on August 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    There is A.A. , N.A , etc. How about a S.J.A.. : Hi , I am Pattie, I am a Sugar Junky !!! I love to put three big scoops, with sugar overflowing the scoop , in to a gallon of Tea ! I love sweet Tea ! I started out 30 to 40 years ago , with one scoop to a gallon. From there ! I was addicted ! Hooked to the white powder hook , line , and sinker ! With the Internet , and You Tube ! I Thank my grandkids for hooking me up with ! My children has been riding me about my Sugar intake for awhile , sometimes they really get on me ! I just want to scream, I love my sweet tea leave me alone ! Then I use More Sugar in my Tea , because I know I will have to put it down ! My body screaming for that Sweet taste of Sugar , my heart racing and pounding almost out of my chest , head spinning just the thought of giving up my Sweet Tea !!! That cold brew touching my lips , then washs in through my mouth , the taste of that sweet cold nectar rolling around, washing side to side , Oh. the taste !!! I have heard of Sugar Highs ! I know now too , what it is . Giving up something you have enjoyed all these years !!! I awake to a 44 oz. Of the fine cold sweet taste blew , I take it with me everywhere I go ! A 44 oz on my bed side when I go back to bed ! Very day for years ! My children back on me again ! I sure do love my family for loving me so much to care about my health . And Stop ! The feeling of sneaking sugar through the house and hiding it in my bedroom under some blankets so they didn't see that 10lbs bag of sugar , I put the other one the sugar container ! Oh and You Tube. Wow , sense all of that, I do watch alot of YouTube , my grandsons have a You Tube Channel, so watching videos flipping around and these sugar clips know matter what I was flipping through there was the sugar videos , so I say to myself holy crap ok ! I do love my family and would love to send more time with them ! So I watched one , then other ! Wow. I am glad I did. Now I know what my children was telling me ! Hiding sugar should of done that ! Just like Alcoholic and drug people hiding there stuff ! Hi , I am Pattie, I am a Sugar Junky !
    Welcome to Sugar Junkys Anonymous. , " We Can Do It "

  21. Growing Dezi Posted on August 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    #1 your watching this video.

  22. jaysdangerroom Posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I needed this video to find out what was wrong with me. No more sugar. Thanks.

  23. SB Posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Now I question the word "sugar" after hearing it so many times…

  24. Eveline Haanstra Posted on August 4, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I have never liked sweet(-ened) food and never want to eat it. Still, I have always felt out of e energy…

  25. NoStressMike Posted on August 4, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Sugar feeds cancer cells. Mike

  26. Dolsie Mercado Posted on August 4, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Good to know about the teenage acne.

  27. Amer Syed Posted on August 4, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Too useful, God bless.
    Will put all efforts to reduce sugar intake. I have a strong carving to sugar. I have most of the problems mentioned in your video. Thanks again.

  28. LazyGirlLa Posted on August 4, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I'm definitely eating to much sugar 😭😭

  29. Sara A Posted on August 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I was the type of gal who used to scarf down 12 donuts in one sitting, not to mention the other candy and junk/processed food I used to eat throughout the day. I can eat ( it actually happened ) an entire tray of brownies and an hour later, I would crave more of it. I figured since I was thin as a rail, that I can eat whatever I wanted and not get diabetes. Wrong. I was metabolically obese. I suffered from severe cystic acne, fatty liver and was prediabetc.

    I went cold turkey and cut all sugar out of my life and went on a ketogenic diet. I've been on this diet for a few years now. I cleared up my skin and reversed my prediabetes. I can attest that once you cut that junk out of your life, your sugar cravings will cease to exist. Carrots are too sweet for me now, whereas in the past, nothing was sweet enough. I would add 6 tablespoons of sugar to my tea and it still wasn't sweet enough.
    Sugar is a toxic drug. The more you eat it, the more your body will crave it. I'm thankful I'm no longer addicted to it.

  30. Some Asshole Posted on August 4, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Yikes. Time to brew my own tea.

  31. Hoka Corndancer Hawkeyes Posted on August 4, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I hear Sugar is the same craving like Crack, Cocaine I never did the drugs but was told it's the same craving for a fix…
    I'm seeking how to limit my sugar intake and replace my sweet cravings with a complete alternative the good sweets…

  32. vinoth kumar Posted on August 5, 2019 at 4:13 am

    1. WHITE coloured foods are harmful
    2. Food u like will harm your body
    Food u don't like will good will not harm

  33. Miller May Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Thank you for this🙏 I'll remember that image of skull-shaped sugar💀 whenever I would be craving it 😱💨

  34. Barira Zafar Posted on August 5, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I always feel dull after waking up in Morning and never get tired of sleeping , I just want to sleep all day

  35. POSITIVE AUDIO BOOK Posted on August 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Awesome video…good job…👍👍👍

  36. Saniya Khan Posted on August 5, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I have these problem's. I truely have high craving for sweet food.

  37. Sarah B. Posted on August 5, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    After watching this video I want it even more 😩

  38. Virginia Trujillo Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Yes I agree that eating nutritious foods will keep you from craving sugary foods

  39. Cindy Grimes Posted on August 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Thank you, for this video! I didn't associate this with sleep or joint pain. I also wasn't labeling my problem as sugar (thought I could use it to reduce my use of caffeine!). I'm worried about reducing this, after my extreme use of it. But it may be OK. Very educational.

  40. Simon Eden Posted on August 5, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Where's the love heart for my comment – BRAINY DOSE???

  41. Dj Jaywoo Posted on August 6, 2019 at 12:16 am

    How to know if you eat too much sugar-
    You look like a discount trans deb morgan.

  42. J Johnson Posted on August 6, 2019 at 1:10 am

    A Monster "energy drink" ad came up after the video ended. smh

  43. Sara Mathous Posted on August 6, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Sugar detox sucks😩

  44. Melanie O'Hara Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    So glad you posted this this. Again, this should be required viewing for parents, kids of all ages, and teachers in Health and Wellness Classes, indeed, all Americans. Thank you!🙋🏼‍♀️

  45. Richard Stead Posted on August 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Is organic honey regarded as sugar ?

  46. Deb wright Posted on August 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    😪😪😪Sugar is in everything, rabbit diets Don"t appeal to me. But neither does an early death by my own hand. Got to cut this sugar. Thanks for this informative video.🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

  47. Maxine Dominguez Posted on August 6, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    I think we all at some point are guilty of consuming too much sugary products most of all I think that that's the reason why so many people are so obese in the United States I like the video was very informative not only for myself that I don't consume sugar at all but for my boyfriend because he's on the verge of becoming diabetic so for that reason I'm going to share this video with him and I hope that he actually listens and pays attention to all of the good information on this video

  48. Mistah J Posted on August 7, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Here are the signs that you are eating too much sugar:

    Number 1:

    I don't know why but when he said that it made me laugh hysterically.

  49. Luaxon Posted on August 7, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Seeing all of the sugary products displayed in this video makes my head hurt and I want to vomit. 🤢
    Is that normal?

  50. Daniella Rudzani Masindi Posted on August 7, 2019 at 6:03 am

    5:42 my 3 brain cells in an exam

  51. Emmanuel Alan Albaña Posted on August 7, 2019 at 8:56 am

    One and only thing I'm afraid of sugar is being diabetic apart from cavities

  52. C-light Posted on August 7, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Yup. #4. Jawline and forehead. Everytime

  53. Bessie Staton Posted on August 7, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    I eat sugar but do not crave it. I try to cut down on sugar . I eat donuts about four months apart. I make my cakes almost every weekend I can control the sugar. I do not drunk sodas every month. Years ago they said sugar was a healing product. Sugar and corn starch now have a bad reputation that concept may change like eggs are now good to eat now. Some people can eat anything some cannot your body language can speak to you listen to it . Get lab tested too.

  54. nicklegostava Posted on August 7, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    How many Times was Sugar said in this Video?

  55. lfutrell82 Posted on August 8, 2019 at 3:37 am

    That cookie @ 2:57 looks so good 😋

  56. Tenmil Posted on August 8, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Where have you been ??? This information is vital to know !!! I wish I had known this years ago !!! Thank you for sharing this valuable information !!! God bless !!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍👍👍😘😘😘😘😘💋💋💋💋💋😍😍😍😍😍🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😊😊😊😊😊😃😃😃😃😃

  57. ACJtoday Posted on August 8, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Hidden sugar in societal "healthy" shops. If you routinely get food or drinks you think are healthy, check those sugars. That's how a lot of coffee and smoothie shops keep you coming back!

  58. Makaylah Snell Posted on August 8, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    No wonder that I can barely walk…

  59. Chris Gonza Posted on August 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Man I can’t listen to this video because the voice over is boring… maybe a suggestion to give the voice a little more energy especially for someone who just wants to listen

  60. Randall Smitham Posted on August 9, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Sugar is healthy

  61. Valerie Robinson Posted on August 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Wow I have most of these symptoms. I had no idea. Thank you so much for this information. I am cutting the sugar out.

  62. Donna Joseph-Barford Posted on August 11, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Sugar and Chocolate are real addictive

  63. Janosevic Aneta Posted on August 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    You forgot to mention depression. I was suicidal but couldn't explain why. Then I gave up coffee and sugar, started KETO. I can't even describe the change. Sugar is poison that can kill or make you want to kill yourself.

  64. Jyoti Singh Posted on August 13, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Well I never expected to have high sugar….now I know thanks to this video!!😊😊 Thanks for making videos on meaningful and interesting topics….keep up the good work 👍👍👍