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KNUCKLES145
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7/24/13 11:02 A

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I was totally surprised by the withdrawal symptoms I had when I gave up sugar for Lent last year. luckily it only lasted a few days and I was able to eat lots of fruit which helped alot.


and while no food is "off limits" I have learned that certain foods (ice cream!!) are trigger foods for me and I try to avoid them as much as possible.

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7/24/13 10:19 A

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Yes, when I cut out sugar. Was physically ill for a couple days, then felt great.



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7/23/13 10:23 P

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I don't get withdrawals because no food is off limits. I might have cut way back on it, but it is never 100% off limits

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7/23/13 9:28 P

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Yes, from sugar and caffeine. Usually headaches and an overall lethargic feeling.




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7/22/13 7:18 P

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I went on a doctor supervised diet with very low caloric intake but higher protein than I usually ate. My cravings did not get worse, they went away. I think that the higher protein and less carbohydrate helped me because I wasn't getting enough protein. Now, when I get cravings, I eat more protein and watch my carbohydrate level. This helps me.

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7/22/13 7:10 P

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Thanks for the information, I found it really helpful. Also, it's been a few days since the posting and I'm feeling much better. My body is adjusting to the new habits I'm creating.

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7/18/13 11:28 A

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Emerging research is showing that some susceptible people do get hooked on foods, particularly problematic are foods that combine excess sugar, fats and salt (think ice cream, mac&cheese, butter cream frosting) and that some people can suffer withdrawal symptoms when eating less.

A book that was an eye opener & shocking to me was David Kessler's The end of overeating. Worth the read to help understand there is a definite impact in the brain and body.... Other books with more info on this have since been published...

withdrawals, aka carb crash, sugar withdrawals...

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7/18/13 10:58 A

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Most of my cravings were in my head, to be honest. If I started to get hungry, all I could think about was junk food, but once I actually ate something healthy and filling, I'd be fine. For me it was more of a retraining my brain on what I should eat when I'm hungry rather than an actual withdrawal.



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7/18/13 9:39 A

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Sugar, sort of, when I went cold-turkey on sweets at the start of this. Nothing dramatic. The only thing that really seems to affect me is caffeine.

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YES, absolutely that is totally normal and I go through it every time I adjust my eating. My lastest "withdrawal" has been sugar. I was getting major headaches for a few days, but then it passes. However, it is still a struggle to not crave some of the delicous treats that sit on the kitchen table RIGHT OUTSIDE of my office all day long.

Hang in there, it will pass.

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7/18/13 8:42 A

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Usually when a person craves cheese it's because your real hunger is for calcium and phosphorus. You might try eating more broccoli because Broccoli is high in calcium and phosphorus, and a lot lower in calories than cheese!

Always pick a low sodium cheese like Sargento Reduced Fat Provolone, Kraft Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella, Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese are all sort of low in sodium.



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I don't believe in cutting out foods from my diet just decreasing the amount of poorer food choices while increasing the amount of stellar food choices. I take my favourite foods and just make them myself and modify recipes to be healthier.

I *did* cut way back on my sugar and that's a big one. I've always been a sugar addict. So definitely, the first couple months of decreasing my sugar intake... I went through withdrawals. Particularly in the evening. I still remember the night my husband bought a package of butter tarts and I could taste, vividly, every bite he took. I did a sugar cleanse in the beginning of my weight loss and it was brutal. I couldn't even watch a movie with my husband in the evening... I just day-dreamed about desserts the whole time.

It eventually passed, the cravings became less intense and watching other people indulge didn't phase me as much. I found apples did the trick as a replacement, a bit of natural occurring sugars and fiber to fill me up. Something about an apple always leaves me satisfied after and quiets any craving I'm having.

I'm finding a balance between having a treat once in awhile that won't lead to overindulging. As soon as too much sugar starts entering my diet, I start craving it again and it leads to overeating it. As long as I keep it to special treats once in awhile and limit my intake I don't fall back into old habits.


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Yes. I had to give up dairy and was so moody the first week. Irritable, headaches, cravings and feeling both sick and so very hungry at the same time. Nothing I ate helped ease the cravings. It is better now, but I still think of cheese and dairy way more than I believe the average person does.



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7/18/13 6:54 A

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Yes, I've been through withdrawal for different foods at different points on my journey. It will pass, given enough time away from the food.

I deal with it by reminding myself that (a) this is my choice and (b) it's the best way to my goal of regaining my health (c) If I'm not willing to eat broccoli, I'm not really hungry, I'm just craving some form of junk.

Then I drink water and/or chew gum and/or eat a fruit or vegetable.

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7/18/13 6:16 A

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It's definitely a side-effect of changing your menu to eliminate junk and increase healthy options. See SP articles and also the 21-day Sugar Detox site for articles related to such occurrences.




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7/17/13 11:41 P

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Yep. Our local deli makes delicious oatmeal cream pie cookies. I bent to temptation the other day and had TWO. :-O

The next day, I just got back on the horse, and carried on.

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Yes, you're not alone! It takes awhile to adjust to eating more fruits and vegetables. When I started my weight-loss effort, I felt slightly nauseous and very irritable. It's really hard when you get started. Healthy food has a lot more fiber and a lot less fat than most people eat, and it takes awhile to adjust. Hang in there, it gets easier after awhile.

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I have been on SP for about a week now, and I noticed that as soon as I made some changes to my diet, I started having "withdrawal" symptoms. For example, I was very irritable and having severe cravings for cheese enchiladas (my weakness). Does anyone else go through this withdrawal? What are your symptoms and how do you deal with it?

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