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.
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