Sugar Crashing

by jenny sansouci on August 26, 2008

so, like every Tuesday, we had birthday cake in the sales meeting today. I usually refrain from eating this 11am dessert overload but today was different: the birthday cake was for me. so, although my trainer would say don’t eat the cake. why would you punish yourself on a day of celebration?” I felt the need to try it. It was, after all, my favorite….red velvet.

so I ate a piece of the cake, and i have recently renamed this experience “red velvet torture.”

since i really don’t consume sugar on a regular basis, this cake affected me hard. may sound hard to believe but shortly after eating the cake i had a pounding headache and really felt like punching someone in the face. for real. no lie. after doing a bit of research i learned that sugar crashing and anger go hand in hand. if you know me, you know that i rarely get angry. so this was an unpleasant experience. this person seemed to have the same reaction to cookies.

so, being the extreme girl that i am, and considering i was experiencing irrational, sugar-induced insanity, i decided that i had hypoglycemia, and read the following:

“In older children and adults, moderately severe hypoglycemia can resemble mania, mental illness, drug intoxication, or drunkenness.”

sugar, we’re goin down.

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Shannon August 30, 2008 at 12:54 pm

The healthier you are, the quicker you will notice the effects of the food we were never meant to eat, i.e. sugar, and the worse the reaction will be. I am not in the least bit surprised by the reaction you had, and you should be happy because it means you have cleaned out your system and are extremely healthy! Yay!


Linds September 11, 2008 at 9:44 pm

I love that you called yourself “the extreme girl” that you are. extreme. i love that my college/bethesda language stuck with you 🙂


Kat November 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Sure, this post is old but, I just found it! I figured I would chime in and thank you fro sharing. I, too, suffer from “sugar rage”. As a stay at home mom (apparently the same age as you!) who homeschools and has a business, I have no room for sugar in my life.

A sugar-raging mom is a torture I do not wish to inflict on my children.

Ooooh it gets ugly.

And, I know so well the urge to actually get physically violent. What? Nice, peaceful, quiet little me?! It’s gotta be the sugar.

Thanks again!


Willem May 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Yes, one does get too know yourself better when the sugar withdraws. Emotional thoughts come bubbling out in strange ways. Working through it and finding peace is the best feeling ever.


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