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Overcoming Sugar Withdrawal

Sugar Withdrawal and How to Handle It

Overcoming Sugar Withdrawal

Sugar withdrawal can be a difficult thing to overcome.   You can’t be a sugar addict and have a super lean and cut body.  Let’s face it. Having a competitor’s body is not normal. Most people are not walking around with well-built muscle and 10% body fat. Such a body is created through a diet free of sugar and other processed foods.   If you ever wanted a competitor’s body or need help getting through your first week of contest dieting, you NEED to read this article.

The Sugar Shakedown

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that one of the most difficult aspects to a contest diet is removal of sugar. Most people are completely unaware of the amount of sugar they eat on a weekly basis via sodas, pasta, bread, treats, and even processed foods.

When you eliminate sugar the first week in your prep diet you will FEEL its effects in just a matter of days. It is almost like detoxing from a drug. Sugar withdrawal signs and symptoms can include fatigue, headaches, irritability, depression, and even sugar cravings. However, you can manage these symptoms by taking a few steps to stay ahead of the sugar mind game.

How to Overcome Your Sugar Addiction

One way to overcome the sugar withdrawal monster is to be sure you are eating a balanced meal, complete with a complex carb, complete protein, and essential fat every 3 hours.  A constant supply of balanced nutrients will keep your blood sugar leveled.  That balance will help you maintain control of your cravings.

Another way to stay on top of your competition diet and avoid the white devil’s temptations is to drink a LOT of water. By drinking a lot of water you will keep yourself fuller longer and avoid dehydration. On top of that, the extra water intake will also flush fat and toxins out of your body.

What About Supplements?

To further keep a handle on managing the sugar withdrawal effects, try some basic natural supplements.  A good supplement to use is Garcinia Cambogia.  Combine Garcinia Cambogia with Chromium Polynicotinate for a powerful anti-sugar stack. These two natural supplements are a powerful duel to combat hunger and sugar cravings.

Another natural supplement to manage your blood sugar level is Glutamine. Take 5-20 grams a day before and after exercise, between meals, and before bed.

How Long Does for Sugar Withdrawal?

The sugar related symptoms are temporary.  They should pass in about a week if you are 100% committed to your competition diet. Once you overcome the first week of abstaining from sugar completely, your energy will return and your sugar cravings will have vanished.

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