6. Constantly feeling weak, hungry, or tired
Sugar only gives you a short boost of energy; eating it will provide you with energy for a short while, after which you will experience a massive drop in energy levels. When you eat sugar, it gets converted into glucose in your blood, giving you an energy boost. The body secretes insulin to provide your cells with energy, which moves the glucose from your bloodstream to the cells, resulting in a drop in energy levels. These quick changes from high energy level to low energy level leaves you weak, sleepy, and craving for that late-afternoon sugary snack.
Eating lean proteins and healthy fats, instead of sugar, are some of the ways you can avoid these increases and decreases in energy levels.