Sugar detox isn’t easy, and the withdrawal symptoms can be just as difficult. Sugar is not sweet to your body. Have you had the feeling that eating just a little sugar creates a desire for more? Here’s an opportunity to finally control this sweet indulgent, not through willpower or discipline but by understanding what causes those uncontrollable cravings. More on this below.
Its important to know that there are two categories of sugar, naturally occurring that is found in fruits and some vegetables; and the sugar that’s added to foods during its processing. Your body doesn't know the difference between naturally occurring and added refined sugars because they are identical chemically.
Added sugar is the kind you need to limit. It increases your inflammation while developing various disorders including heart disease.
When you cut back on sugar, your cravings tend to increase and you initially experience withdrawal symptoms.
The reason for the withdrawal symptoms is sugar affects the brain the same way an addictive substance does. It triggers the release of dopamine in the same area of the brain that’s implicated in the response to heroin and cocaine.
So when you initially start your cutting back on sugar, detoxification changes within the body are happening that includes some withdrawal symptoms.
Everyone’s body reacts differently. I drank my tea and coffee without any form of sugar at the start of my sugar detox. I became impatient, moody and it lasted for less than a week. And at first I didn’t even connect my moodiness to not having sugar.
My taste-buds have changed along with my sugar habits. Now when I taste anything with sugar it tastes awful.
Know that your withdrawal symptoms severity depends on how much sugar you usually consume, but rest assure it will get better and usually within a week.
Here are some tips on beating the side effects of a sugar detox:
Its so easy to lose sight of your body’s nutritional needs when you are so focused on your sugar detoxing and the great benefit of losing weight. You forget about your energy requirements, your body type, age and overall health as well as any special conditions you might have.
Your caloric needs and its effects of a decreased caloric intake must be discussed with your doctor.
We’re all different, so the weight loss methods that works for your friend or even your family member might not necessarily work for you. However, there are some basic guidelines that will enable you to detox, keep your weight down and remain healthy.
Here are some guidelines that will lead to good nutritional health:
This workshop will inspire you to permanently change your relationship with sugar and turn your life around through the power of healthy eating.
Have you experienced the feeling that eating just a little sugar creates the desire for more?
Like most Americans or lots of individuals today, you may be addicted to sugar. This is an opportunity to finally control what you eat and drink, not through willpower or discipline but by understanding what causes those uncontrollable cravings and knowing that you can reduce them naturally over time.
Contact me at Donna@wocdetox.com and lets do a virtual sugar detox workshop.