While participating in a “sugar detox” might be trendy right now, in a recent Huffington Post column, nutritionist Abby Langer offers four common-sense reasons why quitting sugar just doesn’t make sense.
Langer starts by making the argument that quitting sugar is simply unrealistic. “Some people are successful in quitting sugar for extended periods of time, just like some people are successful in not eating any bread or chips or Diet Coke for long periods of time. Works for some, but not for many,” Langer writes. She makes the case for cutting back over cutting out as a better and more sustainable plan for reducing sugar intake.