THIS is Why You Should STOP Eating Sugar – by Dr. Berg

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What would happen to your body if you gave up sugar for two short weeks? Find out in this video!


The 30-day Sugar Detox: ▶️

You Will NEVER Want Sugar Again After Watching This: ▶️

Just 2 Days of Sugar Devastates Your Gut Health: ▶️

0:00 Introduction: The benefits of avoiding sugar for two weeks
5:40 Refined starches
6:09 How much sugar is really in these products?
10:00 How to give up sugar

In this video, we’re going to take a look at some of the amazing health benefits you’ll experience if you eliminate sugar from your diet for two weeks.

The following side effects can occur in as little as two weeks without sugar:
•Slimmer face (less round/puffy)
•Less puffy eyelids
•Reduced belly fat
•No more carb cravings
•Decreased hunger/more satisfaction after meals
•Improved mood
•Improved attention and focus (mental clarity)
•No more fluid retention
•Decreased pain and inflammation
•Decreased bloating and abdominal pain
•Improved sleep quality
•More relaxation/decreased adrenal stress
•Improved skin

When avoiding sugar, you also need to avoid refined starches, which can be even worse than sugar! Refined starches go through a refining process known as hydrolysis, which breaks the starches down. This process causes a more significant effect on your blood sugar than sugar itself.

For example, maltodextrin has a glycemic index between 110 and 136, while sugar and glucose have a glycemic index of 65 and 100, respectively.

Maltodextrin is found in countless food products, including certain health food products. If maltodextrin is added to a food product at less than .5 grams per serving size, manufacturers can claim that the product does not contain carbohydrates.

If the manufacturer uses a hydrolyzation process, they can also claim that the product contains zero grams of sugar! This means that many people are unknowingly consuming hidden sugars.

While dietary sugar consumption is going down, the percentage of ultra-processed food consumption is on the rise.

The good news is that there are healthy alternatives that are tasty too! Just be sure to look closely at the labels on the products you buy to avoid consuming excess sugar.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and 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, 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.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains the numerous health benefits of quitting sugar for two weeks. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @awarogers7697 on January 4, 2024 at 5:11 am

    Here I am googling in the middle of the night asking why do I get hungry fast when all day I depend on sodas. Thank you for saving my mental health Dr Berg.

    • @tylerlee56 on January 4, 2024 at 5:32 am

      It produces a hormone called grehlin. It will make you hungry. Try adding more fiber to your diet. It wont spike uinsulin levels as much as carbohydrates or protein. It will persist several cravings. Been doing this for years and feel sad for my family members bc they have all these issues and only if they would cut out all these things they could truly excel in life. Good luck to you in quitting the dopamine chase. Its the best thing i did.

    • @jalalahmed5206 on January 4, 2024 at 5:34 am

      Its morning in Pakistan

    • @jacobsvetich8735 on January 4, 2024 at 8:25 am

      Please stop drinking liquid sugar!

    • @annrhodes3544 on January 4, 2024 at 9:23 am

      The way not to get hungry fast—-is to FAST!!

    • @ryansetiawan1841 on January 4, 2024 at 11:00 am

      Go on keto diet and you will be very healthy

  2. @maryfolks9368 on January 4, 2024 at 5:20 am

    I’m doing OMAD and loving it. My bronchitis is almost gone and I feel so much better. Avoiding sugar and carbs is hard but I’ve almost got it kicked. Thanks Dr Berg!!!

    • @LilithsCosmicLounge on January 4, 2024 at 5:30 am

      What do you eat?

    • @zombobo101 on January 4, 2024 at 5:41 am

      Eating less is not the answer, you will lose fat but it will actually slow down your metabolism, leave you feeling miserable at points and you will lose muscle which is key to regulating your metabolism/weight. Emphasize eating protein and fat as much as possible, whenever you’re hungry.

    • @leeannballard6996 on January 4, 2024 at 5:55 am

      So is it okay to eat organic fruit and vegetables

    • @caspeansea9619 on January 4, 2024 at 6:06 am

      @@LilithsCosmicLounge you can eat so many other foods from protein and healthy fat based. I lost about 30kg in about 2 and a half months when I totally stopped all these sugars and carbs. But I did it drastically. Only eat eggs, butter and a whole lot of lettuce/salad. Sometimes I fried cauliflower with eggs. Sometimes I eat broccoli with eggs. 16-8 intermittent fasting. When sometimes I really felt wanna eat outside eating period, I took some almonds or cashew nuts. Once every weekend I eat small portion of rice with grilled fish or chicken. That’s it. Zero sugar. No exercise.

    • @markwhite6782 on January 4, 2024 at 6:10 am

      I’m on day 4 of a 5 day fast and feel like a million dollars. Try prolonged fasting and you will love it. It’s the healthiest thing you can do to your body.

  3. @sharinaross1865 on January 4, 2024 at 5:44 am

    Lets all admit we can live without sugar.

    • @ryansetiawan1841 on January 4, 2024 at 11:03 am

      Agree 100%

    • @georgioskougiou4246 on January 4, 2024 at 11:19 am

      I’have been sugar-free for the last 5-6 years

    • @pammuller9204 on January 4, 2024 at 11:45 am

      Shame sugar is in everything. Doesn’t need to be but USA allows it

    • @penglykoun7870 on January 4, 2024 at 11:56 am

      We never feed cows with sugar 😂

    • @Prodigious1One on January 4, 2024 at 12:14 pm

      Wow, yeah. This info makes me want to avoid eating sugar.

  4. @dolliilov3144 on January 4, 2024 at 5:45 am

    Thank you Dr. Berg for this video! I needed this video as I’m on my 3rd week without consuming sugar. I’ve notice I’m experiencing all the benefits that you’d have mentioned and I’m feeling better each and everyday. I don’t eat or snack after 5pm and I do a 30 minutes to an hour workout. I can definitely feel the differences. 😊

    • @markwhite6782 on January 4, 2024 at 6:08 am

      Just like heroin, it depends on how much you ate every day. Me? I was at 350 grams per day and went through horrible withdrawals. It took 2-3 weeks for me along with an 18:6 IF schedule and everything in my body turned around for the best. 52 pounds and 7 medications dropped was a life saver.

    • @Drberg on January 4, 2024 at 11:04 am

      Wonderful! Keep it up!

  5. @corey7458 on January 4, 2024 at 5:49 am

    Dr. Berg is amazing. For anybody who seems discouraged, you can do it. The change might come hard at first but it becomes easy and natural relatively quickly. You don’t even think about it anymore it becomes a natural habit. I have been doing this for over 7 months and I can attest to everything he’s saying it has changed my life and my family’s life for the better.

    • @entropete on January 4, 2024 at 6:58 am

      what are you doing? cutting out or limiting sugar?

    • @SA-cs1lc on January 4, 2024 at 11:58 am

      so what do u eat instead? popcorn oats and fruits seem so unappetizing compared

    • @Jizzlewobbwtfcus on January 4, 2024 at 12:38 pm

      Respect! I went on his website and saw some of the results from some of his members. I know some websites or content creators make bold claims and falsify legit success stories and photos but I believe those who posted them. It’s VERY motivating and even if it would be fake, if it motivates people to change their lifestyle habits for the better in a safe non-invasive way then 10/10!

      Can I ask you though how you handle those sweet cravings? Or have they all but dicipated now?

    • @joefw2446 on January 4, 2024 at 2:46 pm

      @@entropete 2 years ago I went low carb (bread, rice, pasta) for a few months in an effort to eat healthier. Lost 12 pounds. That gave me the motivation to go low sugar. Lost another 21 pounds.
      I was never obese but still carrying 33 pounds for no good reason. Weight loss was a slow process for me. About a pound a week on average. Good luck!

    • @joefw2446 on January 4, 2024 at 2:57 pm

      @@Jizzlewobbwtfcus Read labels. Look for ‘added sugar’ and just refuse anything that has more than a minimum of added sugar.
      Cravings for sugar/carbs will fade the more you stay away from them. I use stevia occasionally with tea. Good luck!

  6. @gigglewisp on January 4, 2024 at 6:45 am

    0:20: 🚫 Giving up sugar for two weeks can lead to a slimmer face, reduced belly fat, and decreased puffiness in the eyelids.
    1:48: 🍽️ Intermittent fasting and reducing carbs can have a positive impact on mental health and overall well-being.
    3:48: 🍏 The video discusses the positive effects of reducing sugar intake on the body, including reduced inflammation, improved sleep, and reduced adrenal stress.
    5:49: 🍬 Refined starches in certain food products act worse than sugar, impacting blood sugar levels significantly.
    8:14: 🥣 The video discusses the high sugar content in breakfast foods and recommends a low-sugar alternative.
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    • @pouraneshaghian6857 on January 4, 2024 at 8:27 am


    • @debdebcastillo6600 on January 4, 2024 at 11:07 am

      It’s true! I’ve cut back on sugar little by little and I wake up with a flatter tummy.

    • @GingerPeacenik on January 4, 2024 at 3:19 pm

      I’m glad to have learned about maltodextrin and those starches. I have been eating two “keto friendly” foods that contain both. No more!

  7. @corndog9482 on January 4, 2024 at 7:13 am

    Sugar is the most widespread legal drug. It’s such a difficult thing to give up. More challenging than many substances from my experiences.

  8. @tatianagolitsyn675 on January 4, 2024 at 8:17 am

    I was suffering from severe fatigue and a host of other symptoms. After watching a similar video about giving up sugar, I gave it up. At first I felt worse – and I had strange symptoms in my eyes. Eventually that calmed down. I continued without sugar for 2 years. No improvement and I still often have the puffiness around the eyes😢. It turns out I have advanced adrenal fatigue😢.

    • @carinahotzel4996 on January 4, 2024 at 12:25 pm

      I also have adrenal fatigue. My doctor recommended lowering carbs altogether, not just sugar, and to eat more fat and protein instead. He also recommends taking rhodiola in the morning and fixing the microbiome with prebiotics and probiotics, and having 30 different kinds of veggies a week, and very little fruit. I have been doing this for 5 months and am feeling the difference. May be this might work for you, too?

  9. @georginagriggs5780 on January 4, 2024 at 8:22 am

    Stopped all sugar. No more nighttime peeing. Mood balanced. Clear headed. More social. No carb binges or need to binge. Win win . Never going back. Ever. Life feels too good when sugar no longer runs the show

    • @ebin2868 on January 4, 2024 at 1:19 pm

      I had the same results but lost my way at some point. I’m starting again, hope I can maintain it forever this time.

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on January 4, 2024 at 1:38 pm

      Like ebin said, “it’s possible to go back so so don’t say never.
      I better never drink alcohol again but there’s no guarantee there either

    • @richardmiddleton7770 on January 4, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      If your keto though your body dumps water and you’ll need to pee more often!

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on January 4, 2024 at 2:55 pm

      In fact I recently started drinking coffee again with hazelnut creamer 10 grams of sugar. I’m still doing the 18/6 IF.

    • @bariswys on January 4, 2024 at 3:52 pm

      do you think keto is affordable?

  10. @ToRung on January 4, 2024 at 9:44 am

    May you have a fantastic day and many more to come❤🥰

    • @TheXone7 on January 4, 2024 at 4:24 pm

      God bless you! 🕊️🙏🏻🎄

  11. @user-lasauber1 on January 4, 2024 at 9:56 am

    I recently gave up sugar and all bad carbs including all starches and fruits high in fructose. I have lost over 20 lbs in one month. I did this because of watching your videos to improve my health and wellbeing. It has helped even with my depression.

    • @Dan-vy8rr on January 4, 2024 at 4:18 pm

      Hello Lori, Happy New Year !😊🎇 Can I ask you a question?

    • @rajendertalla556 on January 4, 2024 at 9:51 pm


  12. @aaftab6354 on January 4, 2024 at 10:47 am

    I already completed 40+ days with no sugar 🎉
    Now in present I’m in 2th week of no sugar
    I think it’s really help me to lose fat ❤

  13. @josephburns-zd2kr on January 4, 2024 at 11:27 am

    I still find it hard to believe that I gave up sugar and refined carbs almost 2 years ago when starting your healthy keto plan. I just had to give that all up because my health was failing due to my uncontrollable hunger with junk food. What an amazing feeling you get when coming off of all the unhealthy foods. I would’ve never thought it was possible, but I proved myself wrong. It can be proved if you have the willpower, discipline, and the drive to so. Good luck to all the people who want to become healthier!

    • @joefw2446 on January 4, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      Same here. Lost 33 pounds. It’s the best!

  14. @marygrott8095 on January 4, 2024 at 11:42 am

    The timing on this is perfect because I’m currently doing a 7-day no added sugar challenge. Today is day 3. I will most likely continue. Right now, imtaking it one week at a time.

    • @seattlesix9953 on January 4, 2024 at 3:03 pm

      Right now your body is switching over to stored fat for energy so you will be releasing water which is totally expected. Keep it at it and review Dr Berg’s channel for intermittent fasting and keto to get you through the next month. You’ll know it’s working as weight will be begin dropping. After 3 months you’ll be amazed (month 18 for me and it’s a night and day difference)

  15. @billcrane2444 on January 4, 2024 at 11:54 am

    Eric, great video! The visualizations on the quantities of sugars contained in various processed food products brings it home and makes it stick in one’s mind. Also, the near-sugar ingredients like Maltodextrose, Dextrose, starches, etc… and their sugar equivalents given in visual form makes it easy to relate. I was unaware that these other ingredients were hyper-sugars in disguise. Thanks for the good information. BC

  16. @theovercoming3740 on January 4, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    I used to have insomnia, adult acne, and several other random issues but it all stopped when I stopped eating a high carb diet. I wouldn’t say that I’m necessarily keto now but I definitely don’t have nearly as many issues as I once did. I feel so much better now and wake up with lots of energy!

  17. @Drberg on January 4, 2024 at 1:04 pm

    Watch my other videos about sugar:
    The 30-day Sugar Detox: ▶
    You Will NEVER Want Sugar Again After Watching This: ▶
    Just 2 Days of Sugar Devastates Your Gut Health: ▶

    • @Ali_Enigma on January 4, 2024 at 1:12 pm

      Dr. Berg will you please do a video on the bread/pasta and other foods I found in my pantry that say it ‘CONTAINS BIOENGINEERED FOOD INGREDIENT’ under the ingredients. What exactly is it, what does it mean and what does it do to our bodies that big gov/FDA isn’t telling us? Does this bioengineered ingredient have any harmful effect on our health?
      Thank you for all you do and I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous new year! ✌🏼❤️

    • @robertevans1343 on January 4, 2024 at 3:35 pm

      Good information 👍🏾

    • @ruthtorres8789 on January 4, 2024 at 4:54 pm

      Is organic sugar okay to use sometimes?

    • @kennethrhodes7143 on January 4, 2024 at 5:16 pm

      Also, Do NOT consume anything with any form of Maltodextrin or Dextrose

    • @Ottee2 on January 4, 2024 at 7:39 pm

      Not gonna lie …. my carb consumption went way up over the holidays.

  18. @rt_diplomat8556 on January 4, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    I’m Indian and i eaten 10 spoon of sugar daily and i faces some problem like brain fog, low vision, hypertension and many more. Now i watch this video and understand my problem thankyou dr. Eric Berg Sir 🙏

    • @andrewmoonbeam321 on January 5, 2024 at 3:35 am

      ‘Low invisibility’? I stopped eating sugar because I couldn’t use my laser vision.

    • @rt_diplomat8556 on January 5, 2024 at 3:39 am

      @@andrewmoonbeam321 thank you Shakespeare

    • @andrewmoonbeam321 on January 5, 2024 at 3:57 am

      Any time.@@rt_diplomat8556

    • @AyeWitness on January 5, 2024 at 4:27 am

      That’s funny 😂😂😂

    • @almaburns6562 on January 5, 2024 at 8:04 am

      @@rt_diplomat8556 Seriously, what did you mean by low invisibility? Are you saying sugar affected your vision?

  19. on January 4, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    Hey Doc. I only cut back sugar by about %50 my old diet, and my face acne has literally disappeared. I started keto with your guidance in March of 2023. I’ve noticed I do not crave sugar almost at all anymore. For example ill have one same snicker bar for a week. I literally forget about snacks now, and def can not finish a regular size candy bar in one sitting anymore. You literally helped change my life, as I’m sure you hear all the time. Best wishes!

  20. @chriselliott4621 on January 4, 2024 at 10:19 pm

    Appreciate you peppering this Sugar thing Dr. Berg. You are saving lives and changing lives. Great content to share with family or social media. Great work.

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