4 Grams of Sugar Make Me Tired?

by Marie

Visitor Question:

In the morning after I have my first cup of coffee with my favorite coffee creamer,
Creme Brulee liquid, I seem to feel tired. It has 4 grams of sugar.

Do you think this is the cause?

Lifetime Fat Loss Answers:

It could be. It depends on your age, how sensitive you are to caffeine and if you eat a lot of high glycemic foods. Four grams is not an excessive amount of sugar unless you are getting a lot of sugar and high glycemic foods at other times. In other words, you could have high blood sugar. In that case any amount of sugar will be too much and you need to switch to low glycemic sweeteners.

You need to do this anyway if you want to lose fat!

Coffee with sugar can result in a drop in energy. Try drinking your coffee with low fat milk and see how you feel. When you ingest a food that is high glycemic it metabolizes quickly but your energy is not sustained. If no more food is eaten then you will soon experience a drop in blood sugar and you will have that "let down" feeling. At first the drink boosts you up and then lets you down in a tired feeling.

It's always better to eat protein with something high glycemic to slow down your body's response to the glucose. And if you have high blood sugar or need to lose weight it's better to eat primarily from this low glycemic food list.

You can try drinking your coffee with low fat milk and a low glycemic sweetener like agave syrup or fructose made from fruits (available in natural foods markets.) You could also eat some protein like poached or scrambled eggs with your coffee drink which would reduce the glycemic effect of the sugar. It's also possible you are very sensitive to the caffeine in coffee so if you are still tired, try decaffeinated coffee.

You will not feel tired after eating foods sweetened with the low glycemic sweeteners!



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