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Is it normal to have withdrawal symptoms when you stop eating sugar?


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2009-10-27 00:18:45
2009-10-27 00:18:45

yes it is it's like smoking

Yes indeed. Your body has adjusted its insulin levels for the accustomed sugar that you have been consuming. When the insulin is no longer needed at such high levels, you will have withdrawal symptoms when the sugar is withdrawn. Be ready for headaches, edginess, and even aches and pains until your body readjusts to normal insulin levels as you withdraw.

One tip. If you gradually withdraw, especially keeping a hard candy around as a withdrawal tool, it will be easier during the first couple of days. The hard candy has less effect than a sugary drink or a quantity of other sugary products. Since the sugar is less than the other products, it can help with those headaches and keep your disposition more balanced during the first stages.
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Generally, eating six meals a day instead of just three ensures that your blood sugar does NOT drop between meals. I'm wondering what your symptoms are when you say it "feels" like your blood sugar is dropping. If you went from eating junk food to eating healthy six meals, you could be going through temporary food withdrawal. Your body may be ajusting to less sugar, caffeine, etc. in the form of dizziness, headaches, etc. I'm not sure if you're on a new diet, etc. but eating protein and carbs together maintains blood sugar (the carbs maintain the blood sugar and the protein digests slower so it maintains the level of carbs and sugar for a longer period of time -- so crackers and cheese will maintain your blood sugar levels longer than just crackers alone).

Eating candy will affect a persons blood sugar level. If they are feeling particularly tired or dizzy, a bit of candy might provide relief and assist in bringing their blood sugar back to normal levels.

Normal blood sugar counts are around 100 milligrams per deciliter. This number will go higher after eating usually but returns to normal pretty quickly in a healthy person.

You should be eating complex carbs like whole grains and vegetables to compensate for not getting as much sugar. If you are having a real problem, try eating baked potatoes (can microwave one in 6 minutes) but try to get used to eating them with apple cider vinegar to lower their glycemic index.

When you've just eaten, blood sugar rises to a high level, and the amount depends on what you eat, how efficient your body is, and lots of other things. Normal after eating can be anywhere from 100 to 200 mg/dL (5.5 to 11 mmol/L) The signs of diabetes include blood sugar that doesn't return well below 100mg/dL after a couple of hours after eating.

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A normal blood sugar range will vary from person to person depending on age, health and at what time of day they are tested. Typically a normal range is between 70 and 110 milligrams or 140 milligrams immediately after eating.

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what is normal sugar level

A normal sugar level is less than 100 mg/dL after not eating (fasting) for at least 8 hours. And it's less than 140 mg/dL 2 hours after eating. People who have diabetes their blood sugar level are consistently high. People can control sugar level through medication and natural health supplements that are helpful for control blood pressure and sugar level.

Sugar can definitely be mood-altering. Whether or not it can amount to a full-blown addiction is arguable, since there are no measurable withdrawal symptoms to indicate physical dependence (provided that the person has otherwise normal blood sugar).However, a compulsion to eat sweets can be an indication of approaching diabetes. The sugar use needs to be brought under control, and we would strongly urge anyone who believes they are "addicted" to sugar to immediately see a doctor for a blood glucose screening.

If you are not a diabetic, your blood sugar should be normal (70-145 mg/dl)2 hours after a meal.

It should not go over 120mg/dL after eating and is usually under 100mg/dL two hours after eating. Reference linked below.

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A blood glucose measurement determines the amount of sugar or glucose in the blood. A normal blood sugar reading before eating is between 70 to 90mg/dL. Provided you did not have anything to eat prior to the test, your blood sugar level reading is in the normal range.

Not if it's in a normal amount. Some women get pregnancy diabetes so one has to be careful. Sugar is not just in candy but also in fruit.

In my non-expert opinion, sugar is addictive..I suffer cravings and mild withdrawal symptoms when I cut out sugar. Fortunately, this goes away very quickly, (about 24-36 hours) and next thing I know, no desire to eat sugar! So, try going cold turkey on the sugar-containing foods and see if that helps.

The normal blood sugar level is between 70 and 100 milligrams per deciliter. This is usually measured several hours after a meal so the level after eating is closer to 140 milligrams.

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