What to Do After You've Eaten Too Much Sugar

If you downed your favorite latte and chased it with a jelly donut, chances are you’re body is punishing you for your bad choices. That's because your body goes on a physical and emotional roller coaster after having too much sugar. First, you get a surge of dopamine — the feel-good hormone — and then you drop like a piano falling from a 7-story building. That’s because as sugar floods your bloodstream, your pancreas releases insulin to control blood glucose levels. Glucose is rapidly digested and your spiked dopamine and blood sugar levels fall dramatically and quickly. Your instinct may be to eat more sugar to get another jolt of energy, but it’s important that you resist. What can you do to get off the sugar roller coaster? To stabilize your blood sugar, eat some slow-digesting protein and fiber. Great snack options are an apple and nut butter, a hard boiled egg and pistachios, or hummus and veggies. Once your body realizes that you're off the sweets roller coaster, things should return to normal.