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!

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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 :)

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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!

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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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