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Strange side effects

Side effects that you might not have considered at first includes a fuzzy head, memory loss, sleep problems and some irritability.

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While it could be easy to deny yourself chocolate or ice-cream, other goods like ketchup, mayonnaise or mustard may be more difficult.

When you reintroduce a little sweetness, be aware that you may battle with the internal debate of "Should I? Shouldn't I?"

Sometimes it is easier to keep to a stricter option of avoiding sugar altogether.

If you're going to give up sugar, find some friends to detox with you. Keep each other accountable and celebrate healthy choices together.

Giving up sugar cuts out a lot of your calories. While you focus on avoiding sugar instead of calories, weight loss happens naturally.

It is easy to recruit others to take part in giving up sugar. People may ask you a few questions that will lead them to join right alongside you.

There could also be people that will be offended by your choice. A good strategy involves not drawing attention to yourself. For example, suddenl...

Sleep deprivation does not affect everyone, but if not kept in check, can become a frustrating habit.

Cravings for sweets things may increase as you start a sugar detox. If you persist, the battle will be won in about a week.

In the beginning of a sugar detox, you may lack energy and find yourself eating more frequently. As the weeks pass, you will find your energy levels returning.

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