Is it Possible to Completely Avoid “Sugar Withdrawal” – The Answer of a Nutritionist

According to the nutritionist, people who are accustomed to sugar may experience a lack of energy and extreme discomfort when abstaining from its consumption.

A complete rejection of sweet foods for the sake of weight loss can lead to “sugar withdrawal”. This was told by Anna Melekhina, a nutritionist and director of the Center for Dietetics.

Sweets spoil the figure – a well-known fact. It is not surprising that many people consider giving up sugar and sugar-containing foods as the best way to get rid of extra pounds. But if you suddenly and without prior preparation exclude sweets from your diet, this can lead to unpleasant consequences, says Melekhina.

According to the nutritionist, all people accustomed to sugar, refraining from its use, may experience a lack of energy and extremely severe discomfort, very much like withdrawal.

“Sugar addiction has not yet been scientifically proven, so there is literally no such thing as sugar withdrawal. But at the same time, people who consume a lot of sugar experience severe discomfort when they give it up, like withdrawal. A person may begin to feel a loss of energy, because sweet foods were a source of carbohydrates for them, which, in turn, are the main source of energy,” Melekhina said.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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