This is training number four (#7) on sugar consumption and how it’s critical to winning the health game. In the first training, we looked at 5 Great Reasons To Cut The Sugar From Your Diet.

We then learned about What Sugar And Cocaine Have In Common And Why It’s Important To Your Health in the second training. In training number three we delved into three ways to cut back on your sugar consumption

Are you ready for a sugar detox? We answered this question in training number four (#4). For training number 5 and 6  we look at how to cut the sugar habit in less than a week  and you sugar detox symptoms you should be prepared for.  In this week’s training, training  four (#7), I reveal to you 3 Tips For Alleviating Sugar Detox Side Effects.

Let’s dive right into it.

3 Tips For Alleviating Sugar Detox Side Effects

Cutting all the added sugar out of your diet is much better for your health, but while your body adjusts to your new diet; you can experience some unpleasant sugar detox side effects. They may include headaches, body aches, nausea and of course cravings for anything sweet.

They key is not to give in and have a piece of candy. Instead try these three tips to help you make it through the relatively short detox period.

Drink Lots of Water

First and foremost make sure you drink plenty of water. Not only will staying hydrated help alleviate many of the detox symptoms I mentioned, it will also keep you full.

Feel a headache coming on? Get a glass of water. Want a cookie or donut? Get a glass of water. One of my favorite strategies when I don’t think I can make it without another sweet treat or when the plate of danishes in the breakroom are calling my name is to pour myself a big glass of water, drink it slowly and then make myself wait 15 minutes.

By then the craving has usually passed, or at the very least, I’m so full with water that I can pass on the sugary stuff.

Supplement With A Good Multi Vitamin

Vitamin C, B vitamins, and Zinc are all known to help with cravings. Taking a good multi vitamin may be just the thing to help reduce detox side effects and make it through the few not so pleasant days of getting used to consuming a lot less sugar.

In addition, you can talk to your medical care provider about supplementing with a few of these micronutrients in higher doses. Don’t do this without medical supervision or the advice of your doctor though.

Stay Busy

Last but not least, I need you to realize that a lot of the cravings and not feeling well is in your head. The more you focus on negative side effects of detoxing from sugar, the worse they will get. The best way to avoid this is to stay busy.

While I don’t recommend doing a sugar detox when you’re at work, particularly during a busy or stressful time, staying busy is a good idea. Make some plans to head out with friends, go for a walk, reorganize your closet, or just settle in for a Netflix marathon. What you do doesn’t matter as long as you stay busy and keep your mind of the sugar detox symptoms.

My dear, you cannot become the true winner you were created to if you neglect the rightness of your health. Your health should be your number one priority in all you do.

You are chosen for greatness! You are truly born to win! Stay motivated! Stay Blessed!