SUGAR WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS:
If you do NOT experience any of these symptoms within the first few days of cutting out sugar, it may be due to one of the following:
- Your diet was already very low sugar so cutting it out completely was not such a shock to the body. CONGRATS!
- You are still consuming too many simple or high glycemic carbohydrates such as bread, rice, pasta that are quickly absorbed by the body and converted to sugar.
- Alcohol is a sugar too. If you are merely cutting out sweets or sugar in your coffee, but continue to drink alcohol or eat packaged foods you may not experience sugar withdrawal.
From a psychological standpoint, decreasing sugar and overall food intake can dramatically affect mood stability. Sugar withdrawal can be a very real and painful process. Like any addiction, one can experience a general sense of loss when the addictive substance is not used.