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Sugar Detox day 2, It's so hard

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 05, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Hi guys im a chocoholic trying to detoxing from sugar. I used to eat 50% dark chocolate ( it contains sugar ) in the last 2 years.

Now I wanted to stop my dipendence so That's my second day without chocolate and I feel terrible. Weakness, A low headache and a LOT OF chocolate cravings.

Is this good? Should I keep going on?

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on March 06, 2013
at 12:04 PM

double plus good

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on March 05, 2013
at 05:28 PM

Haha, Day 4-5 ... yep.

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:33 PM

Some meat whit spinach and carrots!

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:31 PM

What have you eaten today?

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on March 05, 2013
at 06:38 PM

Start off kicking the easy addictions like alcohol and cocaine, working your way up to the mofo???s, like sugar and flour.

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on March 06, 2013
at 12:04 PM

double plus good

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:24 PM

Yes, you should keep on going. Those cravings are very normal. In fact, if you want to know the "stages" of the sugar detox, here's a helpful guide (based on the Whole30 stages):

Day 1: What's the big deal?

Days 2-3: The Hangover (*Here's where you are)

Days 4-5: KILL ALL THE THINGS!

Days 6-7: I just want a nap...

Days 8-15: Boundless Energy, now give me a Twinkie (or piece of chocolate)

Days 16-21 & beyond: Tiger Blood

Beyond: Um, when do I return to sugar?

I have gone through this; my wife has gone through this. It's all very normal, but your body must adjust! Let it do it's thing even though it's painful. Think long-term...

In fact, this struggle is not specific to chocolate. It goes with carbs, caffeine, and all sugars. STAY STRONG & ENCOURAGED!

"White Powder & Rocks: Sugars" New Blog Post @ mrmirek.blogspot.com

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on March 05, 2013
at 05:28 PM

Haha, Day 4-5 ... yep.

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on March 05, 2013
at 04:55 PM

There's a lot of caffeine in chocolate, and a lot of what you're describing sounds like caffeine withdrawal. If you are trying to quite caffeine, too, you will just have to go through it, but if not, have coffee or tea. It might help a bit.

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on September 05, 2013
at 03:35 AM

Consider unsweetened baker's chocolate. Sure, it's bitter and strong, but it will satisfy the craving.

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on March 06, 2013
at 07:25 PM

I'm on day 21 of no sugar, not even fruit. I don't really think about it so much right now. Sweet potatoes are like candy to me, and coconut water is like pop. Those are my go to's if I really feel like I need a treat.

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on March 06, 2013
at 10:14 AM

Hi Matteo, You can also have a little bit 85% chocolate once a day as a snack. I'm also a chocolate addict and this worked for me in the 'transition' phase.

Also some good tips on reducing your cravings on YouTube: http://youtu.be/1TE2vv0ntTY Me and my husband did the 21 day detox challenge on Tim's blog (http://timreviews.com/21daysugardetox) - The first 2 days ARE hard, but once you're through you will quickly benefit from your discipline!

Stay strong and all the best, Eloise

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on March 05, 2013
at 06:19 PM

Magnesium helps. I drink this in in about 3 liters of water a day. http://www.phmiracleliving.com/p-221-phour-salts.aspx

The cravings won't last long. It is a bear. Best way is to just white knuckle and get through them. Once you are on the other side, you will marvel at how great you feel! Good luck!

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:55 PM

Are you replacing your chocolate with anything? Like maybe some guacamole, a sweet potato, or celery with nut butter and raisins?

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:49 PM

Yes! You should keep going, you decided to start this because you wanted it. Don't let 2 bad days change your mind. I did the detox in January and it was really beneficial to me. Once you get past the first week it gets so much easier.

You got this!

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:28 PM

Chocolate, like almost any stimulant, is going to be quite addictive. Think of it as akin to withdrawing from caffeine: in a few days you should be fine.

As to sugar- you can get a lot of sugar, if you like, from some paleo carbs. Not an ideal food in general, but if you drink some juice, you will get a decent quantity of sugar. A large glass of orange juice is about as much sugar as 50g 50% chocolate. Try that to see if it affects your cravings (I'm guessing it won't).

It may also be that you're craving tasty combinations of carbs and fat, in which case you might try some sweet potato and butter, or whatever.

All in all it seems obviously worthwhile to carry on not eating sugary stimulant foods. Feeling rubbish isn't a sign of dangerous detox, deficiency or anything.

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on March 05, 2013
at 03:26 PM

Drink some water, eat something filling but not sugary, and keep at it. Your body is detoxing from sugar so it's going to feel like a detox.

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