What Happens If You Stop Eating Sugar for 14 Days – Dr. Berg On Quitting Sugar Cravings

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Some amazing things can happen if you stop eating sugar. Check this out. 
0:10 What would happen if you stopped eating sugar
3:38 Fat-burning
4:05 More benefits of quitting sugar

In this video, we’re going to talk about what happens to your body if you stop eating sugar for 14 days. What you’re doing is converting from sugar burning to fat burning. This can take about three days, and you may feel a few symptoms in the process. Taking B vitamins and potassium can help with these symptoms. 
What would happen if you stopped eating sugar: 

1. Lose appetite for sugar – 
Every time you consume sugar, a hormone comes in there and pushes the sugars down, causing a low blood sugar situation that causes you to crave sugar. 

2. Less hungry – 
It’s the sugar that keeps you hungry all the time. Giving up sugar can help stabilize blood sugars.

3. Less fatigue – 
Especially after eating a meal. 

4. Lose excess water and fat – 
For the first week, you’re going to dump a lot of excess water and more fat.

5. Enhanced mood and improved cognitive function — 
More focus and concentration.

6. Skin looks better — 
Glowing skin with less acne. 

7. Less stiffness – 
Less inflammation and less pain.

More benefits of quitting sugar:
• Build new enzymes to run the body on fat fuel 
• Less inflammation in the arteries 
• Growing brain cells 
• Clean out a fatty liver 
• Better kidney function 

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Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Thanks for watching! You may want to try to stop eating sugar for 14 days and just see what happens.

70 responses to “What Happens If You Stop Eating Sugar for 14 Days – Dr. Berg On Quitting Sugar Cravings”

  1. This is the first video I’ve ever watched on YouTube that starts immediately with no small talk!

    • @Dijon Volner
      I was you,g to say the same thing about the Asian people. And they live for a long time. They might eat a brown rice which I think isn’t bad like white rice

    • @travis mckinnon
      Of you blend fruit into a drink its fine. These processed juices are loaded with extra sugars. My cousin worked for Tropacana for over 30 years. Lets just say there’s a reason he will not drink even their best all natural juices anymore ??? And he could get all he wanted for free and won’t touch it???

  2. And the Oscar for, ‘Going Straight to The Point & Giving Educative & Life-Changing Information’ goes to……Dr BERG!!

    • I found Dr Berg quiet a while AFTER I had undergone a Candida diet (Due to me, er, obviously having Candida…lol). EVERYTHING I have learnt from his excellent video content, confirms WHAT I went through while ON a NO sugar diet! Obviously, I had to cut out White bread, pasta, crisps, chocolates, rice etc, meat, alcohol, yeast etc & more (it WAS about 6/7 years ago, so I forgot bits by now!). THIS video is a perfect example of what I experienced with NO sugar…I had BAD withdrawal symptoms for about FOUR days…..Then……GONE, I had absolutely NO cravings for sugar after that! Plus……from then on, everything I was eating…………I was NEVER craving food/hungry!! I was never tired or lethargic at work, home or training!! I actually LOST nearly a STONE (When it was NOT to lose weight, it was to get rid of the Candida that was making my life a misery!!) without trying!! I started sleeping like a baby, in that before, I always stayed up late due to brain fog/alert/hungry/not being able to relax!! Went to bed a lot earlier & basically fell asleep when my head hit the pillow, whereas before, when I eventually went to bed (2 or 3am) I just could not get to sleep!! I think after watching this video, I am seriously considering studying his videos more in depth and following some of his brilliant dietary information & advice!!

    • it feels like coming to a class a bit late when the teacher was explaining thing but for some reason I didn’t miss a single information

  3. I am doing it not to lose weight but to calm down my rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. So far so good!

  4. A couple of months ago I stopped having sugar in my tea and coffee. I have now got used to not having it and we don’t need a sugar bowl anymore. I was surprised how often I refilled the sugar bowl even though I only had less than a teaspoon in my drinks.
    I love baking bread so I couldn’t see myself not eating bread anymore but we now use only plain unsweetened yoghurt for breakfast.
    Most commercial breakfast cereals are high in sugar so unless you make your own so you know what’s in it. Much of the canned and processed food we eat is really high in sugar or salt so needs awareness of what’s in it.
    I really couldn’t see myself completely sugar free but have seriously cut down.

  5. So true! I have been on a Keto diet for two weeks. I used to experience blood sugar crashes if I didn’t eat multiple times a day. Now, I don’t eat till 2 or 3 pm, because I simply don’t feel hungry till then. My waistline has already dropped 3 inches! Thank you, Dr Berg. You randomly popped up into my feed and have now genuinely changed my life.

  6. After a life-long sugar addiction, I finally managed to control my fibromyalgia after cutting sugar (and wheat) from my diet. No more pain all over my body, no more chest and stomach pains, more energy, better bowel movement and less mood swings. I even lost weight (didn’t need to, I have never been overweight) while actually eating more (no junk). The most remarkable effect is that my finger joints shrunk, apparently as a result of less or no inflammation. I actually made these adjustments after doctors were unable to diagnose the cause of my pain for many years and after eliminating all known rheumatologist disorders.

    • @Angel eat at least sweet fruits, it’s much better than processed sugar (the white powder and added in many products)/ There’re also sugar substitutes and sport supplements that’re sweet as hell but have no sugar.

  7. I’ve been limiting my sugar and carb intake for the past 16 months or so.. it’s so hard to completely cut it out since it’s in pretty much everything someway or another.. But over that 16 months I’ve felt so much better overall

    • @Trevon I’m 6 2 and was 222lbs.. right now I’m 168lbs.. I had a 36 inch waist but I’m not sure what size I am now. I buy 33 inch now but I have a lot of room. I can probably wear 30 inch now? I workout but not like a lunatic. I do about 30 min per day / 5 days a week. Just weights though, no cardio. I think I’m lucky tho, if I limit my carbs and stay somewhat active Im good. Pandemic + lock down + doordash caused me issues..

  8. Quitting sugar has transformed me. At 52, I’m the same build as I was at 21. But now, I feel young too. This video completely explains why, plus going Keto.
    I’m amazed at the difference!

  9. Needed this reminder. This popped up in my feed, I’ve been currently 3 days no sugar and have lost 4.2lbs I’ve been dealing with stiffness in my legs and in my hands and arms. I needed this to keep pushing through and not allow the temptation of a treat throw me off.

  10. 20 lbs in 2 months and I feel so much better. I struggle with bouts of depression and anxiety (Bipolar) and I feel like its helped level me out a bit. I do have a lot more energy and its great. This is more of a lifestyle change for me. I have cut my carb intake as well. I have anywhere from 25-50g a damn if that. Just got the app and I look forward to using it! THANK YOU 🙂

  11. I’ve been doing this now for 6 months. Never felt so good. So energetic and less hungry. I went from 300lbs to 205 right now.

    • @Dr. Eric Berg DC Doctor, are fruits considered as sugar in this video, or only industrial sugar??

    • @Amigdala Better is fruits to avoid. Because fruit increases carbohydrate intake. If you eat one apple a day, it’s still ok. But refined carbohydrates must be completely excluded from the diet.

    • @Amigdala fruit counts as sugar even though it is natural it will still spike your insulin. There are some artificial sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit that won’t spike your insulin but other than that all sugar is bad

    • @Dr. Eric Berg DC pls let me know is it only white sugar or all the foods that has sugar ? And plsss suggest any green smmothie for glowing skin

  12. Thank you Doc! That three year old video came in handy because I’m experiencing some of those symptoms and was wondering what’s going on with my body (I don’t want meds prescribed to me). I’m going the healthy route naturally. God bless you for being so informative🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽I will do my best (with Gods help) to let go of sugar for two weeks and see what changes take place!!!!

  13. I did the 30 day zero sugar after my annual physical in September of last year. My fasting Glucose was 112. I weighed 193 lbs.
    Now to update yesterday at the doctors office, I’ve stayed on the low to no sugar diet, I dropped my Glucose number to 91, and weighed 170 pounds. And feel like I’m 30 years old. I turn 67 in October.

  14. Really feeling the effect immediately, I’m only 4 days off sugar and I feel more energetic. Weird to say, but it also increases my libido.

  15. Thank you for clear, honest, easy to understand videos for free – you are helping people massively. I appreciate your content – thank you

  16. My unbiased review: you are contributing to the common good in a very impactful way. Please continue to share your wisdom with the world. Respect and gratitude. 🙏

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