Nutritionist Kabanov: when giving up sugar, it is important to wait two weeks

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Nutritionist Alexey Kabanov told how to help your body give up added sugar and withstand the discomfort that initially arises.

Nutritionist Kabanov said in an interview that sugar is an addictive product due to its specific effect on the brain. Addiction is dangerous because a person has to constantly increase the dose in order to feel the effect of the product. But large doses of sugar present in the diet have an extremely negative effect on health, leading to the development of obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Refusal of products with added sugar in the daily menu will benefit the body; a number of health-improving effects are associated with it, the specialist emphasized.

At the same time, Kabanov added, you need to prepare for the fact that the body, getting used to sugar, will experience some discomfort, not receiving it as before. There may be problems with mood and sleep, fluctuations in appetite, and acute cravings for sweets. But the specialist stated: this condition is extremely temporary; when giving up sugar, it is important to endure two weeks

“Only the first two weeks will be difficult. Then it will be much easier, and you will begin to feel the benefits of completely giving up sugar,” nutritionist Kabanov shared with Pravda.Ru.
In addition, he added, the unpleasant symptoms caused by quitting sugar can be mitigated, significantly alleviating your condition. To this end, the doctor recommended consuming enough foods rich in fiber, as well as foods rich in lean protein. If the craving for sweets becomes very strong, you can eat dried fruits or sweet fruits (the main thing is that they do not make up the majority of the daily diet). Thanks to this diet, you can improve your blood pressure, insulin and blood sugar levels, as well as lose weight, the expert said.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Alexey Kabanov Alexey Kabanov Healthy lifestyle nutritionist-consultant, deputy director of the ANO Scientific Research Center “Healthy Nutrition”