How Does Sugar Make You Feel?

Dr Juli Mazi ND
4 min readDec 22, 2022

You might be curious about how sugar affects how much energy you have. In reality, sugar is one of the things that can make your energy go down. But there are ways to stop this from happening. First, you should make sure that your diet has enough protein. This will keep you from getting tired and help you keep up your energy level. Another thing you can do is cut down on how much sugar you eat. If you have diabetes, you can avoid low blood sugar by staying away from foods with a high glycemic index and eating meals with a low glycemic index. This will keep your blood glucose level from suddenly going up a lot, which can be dangerous.

The Glycemic Index (GI) ranks carbohydrates based on how quickly they raise your blood sugar levels. It doesn’t take into account how much you eat at a meal. The average amount of glucose that goes up in the blood after a person eats a certain food is used to figure out the GI value.

Glycaemic load is a way to figure out how much of the good stuff a typical serving has. It is not a way to measure calories, which is a whole different thing. By going to the website of the University of California, San Francisco, you can find out the glycemic load of a certain food. They also have a list of foods with their glycemic loads.

A food’s glycemic load is shown by its glycemic index, which gives the good stuff a score between 0 and 100. This is a better way to measure what you get than a single number since many foods are high in glycemic content but low in nutrients.

A good way to avoid hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is to eat a meal with a low glycemic index. This is because a food’s GI is a measure of how much it raises your blood sugar. Foods that have a higher GI value raise blood sugar more quickly.

A serving of unripe banana, for instance, has a glycemic index of 30. That means that it makes the blood sugar 30% higher. The GI of the same amount of food will be different depending on what kind of carbohydrate it is and how much of it is eaten.

Carbohydrates are a very important way for the body to get energy. But if you eat too many of them, they can cause your blood sugar to rise. The glycemic response is the name for this. You should eat meals that are low in GI to keep your blood sugar levels from getting too high.

The GI is a ranking system for foods that compares the rise in blood sugar after eating different types of carbohydrates. The higher the GI, the faster the blood sugar goes up when you eat carbs.

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a tool that can help you keep track of what you eat and make sure your blood sugar stays stable. It also helps you choose foods that are better for you. A food’s glycemic index will tell you if it will make your blood sugar go up or down.

You can also use the GI to pick healthy foods that are low in carbs. Foods with a low glycemic index (GI) may help you lose weight, control your appetite, and feel more energetic. All of these are good things that happen when you eat well.

If you want to keep your body’s glycemic load from getting too high, one way is to eat low-GI meals. People who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes can benefit from this diet.

Choosing foods with a low GI score may help you control your hunger and make you feel fuller for longer. People who have trouble losing weight may also find them helpful.

Most people think that low-GI foods are better for you than high-GI foods. This is because they break down more slowly, which means that blood sugar levels rise and fall more slowly.

Managing your blood sugar can be easier if you choose foods with a low glycemic index. This can lower the chance of getting diabetes or being resistant to insulin. It can also make you feel full for a longer period of time.

The body gets most of its energy from carbohydrates. They give energy to many parts of the body, including the brain. If your blood sugar goes up quickly, you might feel tired, shaky, and hungry. Ask a dietitian for help if you are worried about your blood sugar.

If you have low blood sugar, a diet with a low glycemic index can help. It can make you feel less hungry and cut down on the amount of sugar you eat. The diet also keeps people from eating too much.

The main goal of treating hypoglycemia is to stop sudden, large rises in blood sugar. People with diabetes should avoid hypoglycemia because it can be dangerous. Hypoglycemia causes tiredness, weakness, and trouble concentrating.

To keep from getting hypoglycemia, you should eat at regular times. It’s important to eat a small snack in the middle of the morning and in the middle of the afternoon.



Dr Juli Mazi ND

Dr. Juli Mazi is a registered primary care physician and a Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) based in Napa, California.