Fix: Track Your Sugar Intake and Mood In Journal Or App
If you’re worried sugar might be affecting your mood, you can start monitoring how much sugar you consume. Experts recommend that added sugar should make up less than 6 percent of your total calories. Many people are shocked to discover just how much sugar they eat and drink unwittingly. To keep track of your sugar intake, carefully read labels for sugar content and record what you eat in a journal.
Food tracker apps typically have log sugar content if you’d prefer not to do your calculations or decipher the contents of unlabeled foods. This will allow you to determine how much sugar is in your diet, where it’s coming from, and whether there’s an association between your moods and your sugar consumption. A short-term sugar log may just be the push you need to reduce sugar for the good of your mental health.