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Sugar is as addictive as nicotine, cocaine, and morphine. Sugar leads to a rush similar to injecting heroin. It leads to a vicious cycle of cravings for more sugar to feel good.
Stopping your sugar intake could result in withdrawal symptoms - at least at first.
A sugar detox can cause unpleasant physical and mental symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can last up to two weeks. Sugar cravings can be worse in between meals or when you feel stressed.
Physical withdrawal symptoms include light-headedness, nausea, tingling and fatigue.
Eat more protein. Protein will help you avoid hunger.
Increase your dietary fiber to help you control your blood sugar.
Drink more water. Thirst is often confused with hunger. Water also helps keep you regular.
Avoid artificial sweeteners as it encourages sugar cravings.
Manage your stress to keep cravings under control.
Exercise increases energy and reduces stress.
Drink some greens. It is found to decrease sweet cravings from day one.
Get enough sleep.
Eat something bitter. Bitter foods like coffee, arugula or broccoli raab shuts down the receptors in the brain that makes us crave sugar.
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Cravings for sweets things may increase as you start a sugar detox. If you persist, the battle will be won in about a week.
If you're going to give up sugar, find some friends to detox with you. Keep each other accountable and celebrate healthy choices together.
Side effects that you might not have considered at first includes a fuzzy head, memory loss, sleep problems and some irritability.