What is too much sugar doing to my body?
April 10, 2012 2:06 AM Subscribe
Please scare the hell out of me with regard to sugar. I maintain a healthy BMI, cycle 100km+ a week and eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. My diet is primarily vegetarian with the occasional meal of fish. I also eat a metric crap-tonne of chocolate and other sugary foods. What specific health risks is my high sugar consumption exposing me to and how can I cut back?
posted by embrangled to health & fitness (43 answers total) 93 users marked this as a favorite
I know I should probably eat less sugar, but I'm finding it tremendously difficult to kick the habit. I think part of the problem is that I've convinced myself that since my lifestyle is "otherwise healthy", my sugar consumption isn't such a big deal. Type II diabetes? Meh, that's what happens to fat people. Heart disease? Meh, my cholesterol levels are at rock bottom. And anyway, I exercise.
Although it seems mighty convincing as I demolish another Easter egg, I strongly suspect that my logic is flawed. I'm interested in hearing both evidence and anecdata which dispute it. What exactly is all this sugar doing to my body?