Could Sugar Be Making You Moody, Depressed, Anxious? Courier News in Suburban Chicago Explores Idea

Do you get downright moody, irrational and erratic after eating sugar?

Are you finding yourself behaving strangely afterwards — like perhaps you cry on end for seemingly no reason or lose your temper for no rational explanation?

Or, maybe, within an an hour to three days after chomping on a handful of cookies and candies, do you get inexplicably irritable, unfocused, depressed and crybabyish — so much so that your loved ones seem to be hiding out from you?

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Kudos to reporter Emily McFarlan for exploring this concept today (Sun., Jan. 6) in her lifestyle cover article, "Sugar rush: Can too much sugar alter your mood or is it a bunch of sweet nothing?,", which appears in The Courier News in suburban Chicago.

(The newspaper in which Emily’s article appears is part of The Sun-Times News Group, whose media properties include the Chicago Sun-Times and suntimes.com, as well as
newspapers and websites serving 120 communities across Chicago.)

It’s thrilling to me when reporters become so intrigued by an idea that they’ll write compelling newspaper articles about this subject. That’s because journalists people such as Emily can play a very important role in waking up readers and getting them to wonder if their sugar habit could be to blame for their mood swings, hyperactivity, mental confusion and more.

We definitely need more astute, probing journalists like Emily to educate the public and urge their fans to learn the sour sugar news and seek help for their strange-on-sugar behavior.

Before you read Emily’s wonderful story, let me leave you with one thought. Aren’t crankiness, anxiety, lethargy and anger enough reasons to want to
quit the sweet stuff?

What’s more, bear in mind that if you keep piling on the pasta, swigging sodas galore and frequently chewing cookies, you could be paving the way for hypoglycemia, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and premature aging.

Now do you want to think about kicking the potentially poisonous substance?

If you’d like help kicking culprit curbs, tune in this Thursday night, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. EST to my free Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio Show for a special, 1 1/2-hour interactive program, when a couple of experts and I will shed light on sugar’s dangers. We have all kinds of exciting things planned:
  • You’ll hear from a couple of successful "sugar kickers," who now find that life has improved just by cutting out sweets and refined carbs.
  • You’ll have a chance to ask your questions.
  • And you’ll get to learn about my modest-priced, money-back-guaranteed upcoming six-week, Break Free With Connie program to Stop SUGAR SHHOCK!

On Thursday, tune in here. To ask a question between 8 p.m. EST to 9 p.m. EST, dial (646) 716-7312. (You also can listen now to archived shows, especially Saturday’s eye-opening, fast-paced show, which featured a number of exciting guests.)

Now read Emily McFarlan’s provocative article in The Courier News in suburban Chicago.

I'm a former sugar-addicted journalist, who reluctantly quit sugar on doctor's orders in 1998. When all 44 of my crippling ailments vanished, I was so thrilled that I began interviewing hundreds of experts worldwide so I could give you the sour scoop about sweets. Fast forward 17 years, and I'm now author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books, 2006) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House, 2012). The latter gives you a simple, proven plan to easily, effortlessly squash your sugar habit. I'm also a motivational speaker, a certified life coach, a certified health coach, frequent media guest, and Gab with the Gurus host. I'm now planning the first first Sugar World Summit and I'm finishing writing my next book, Crush Your Crazy Carb Cravings™, which will help you easily escape your must-have-junk-food moments.

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4 thoughts on “Could Sugar Be Making You Moody, Depressed, Anxious? Courier News in Suburban Chicago Explores Idea

  1. That’s a great article. I’ve been suffering with depression for almost 20 years and I wonder if it’s linked to my terrible eating habits. After reading SUGAR SHOCK!, I started keeping a food/symptom diary, and i am now almost certain that what I eat is reflected in my moods. I get an instant high from sugar and then a terrible crash. If I repeat those eating habit throughout the day, then my day usually ends with me being an emotional wreak. Being moody, depressed and irritable is enough to have me seriously look at what I eat now.

  2. I will always remember “bear in mind that if you keep piling on the pasta, swigging sodas galore and frequently chewing cookies, you could be paving the way for hypoglycemia, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and premature aging.” Thanks for sharing. I am well informed.
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  3. I don’t know if sugar has an effect on us, especially on our moods. For me it is better when we consult our doctor. Thanks for this information.
    -urieqo-
    Note from Connie: Good point! Absolutely, it’s helpful to work with your doctor when dealing with your sugar issues. All the best to you.