Sugar Detox: Symptoms, Withdrawal Side Effects, and How to Manage Them
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.
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Sugar is responsible for a number of medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sugar depletes your energy and can contribute to depression.
Removing sugar from your diet can make you feel better and can decrease your health risks.
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.
Don't beat yourself up when you slip up.
Write down why you want to quit sugar. Remind yourself every time you feel yourself slipping.
If you slip up, use it as a learning experience and start again. Make sure to avoid the same trap next time.
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