Tips to overcome side effects

  • Quit cold turkey. This includes prepackaged foods, sweetened beverages and white flour.
  • 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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