Intolerance to sugar

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Hello all,

I was wondering if any of you have experienced an intolerance to sugar since you began going through menopause? Lately every time I drink soda or have any type of sweets I feel weird afterwards. Almost swoozy. I have had my glucose A1C checked and I am not diabetic, thank God. But since peri hit I just can't seem to take sweets like I used to. I still crave sweets but when I eat it I just feel weird afterwards. Anyone else get this?

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    Wow! I literally just had this conversation with my daughter 30 minutes ago! I tried going off any added sugar for 30 days...lost 4 pounds. Just tried to drink Pepsi yesterday...now it's been about 50 days with no added or artificial sugar...I immediately got rumble guts.

    So...yep. Another meno change.

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      Well that's good to know. For a long time I thought I had diabetes but I got tested and I'm not. But it also seems to affect me when I eat carbs with enriched white flour like white bread or pastries. Those things convert to sugar when metabolized so I guess that is why. I get the rumbly stomach noises too. I think I read somewhere that low progesterone can effect your insulin levels so that could be why blood sugar can be effected during menopause. Another symptom issue caused by crazy and out of control hormones!

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    Yep! I've given up anything white and starchy or creamy. I read labels now, sugar is in EVERYTHING!! Even some seasonings like lemon pepper!

    I also was tested for diabetes and came up clean, thank God. I'm just resigned to the fact that I have to watch what I eat because it may just change up overnight!

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    Yes i posted about this last year. Same issue almost allergic i would say, made me feel so ill even the slightest thing. Had to give up everything including tea and coffee (decaf) as i couldn't drink it without. Im happy to report that 18 ,omths later i can now tolerate a bit in my diet .. still no tea and coffee and refined sugar seems to be  the worst , can have the odd bit of chocolate and ice cream, but now my weight has become such a huge issue i dare not eat much anyway... haha.. so hard to even loose a pound, buts its so easy to put it on.  Eating anything over 1000 calories a day and i put on weight sad  so if i does not get you one way it will get you another. sad

    Its well documented that your body looses the ability to process certain foods at this time, your gut does not work properly without the hormones, so until they adjust you just have to remove stuff. Thats why alot of women also suffer with sever bloat and wind at this time too. It does get easier so hang in there smile

     

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    Good question... I've cut way back on the amount of sugar and white flour that I was eating, but I'm still getting too much.  Some weird symptoms led me to have an A1C test last year and it was normal, not even prediabetic, so that was a relief.  As a kid, I always ate lots of sugary foods and that habit followed me into adulthood.  Now, I remind myself that I'm not a kid anymore and can't get away with that.  My body needs to be treated better.  I do feel better when I eat healthier foods.

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      Yes I was and am the same way with sweets. I always had a sweet tooth as a child and this nasty habit has followed me into adulthood too. I have also had those conversations with myself that I need to eat better. I do good for a while then I fall back off the wagon and end up eating all this junk. Now I have to be careful because my kids are picking up this nasty habit of eating unhealthy foods because I'm bringing it into the house. My son has become obese now and we're working toward helping him make better choices. But it starts with me and better food selections when I go shopping.

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