Day 105 - Step 4 | Endogenous opioids

I had two coffees today, they were both sugarless. The first tasted horrible, the second tasted better.

Although I now have a headache that is becoming unbearable. The sugar withdrawal is hopefully at it's peak.

I'd type more, but I'm at my limit. Here's an article:

Sugar has also been shown to cause the release of endogenous opioids in the brain, which leads to a rush similar to that experienced when a person injects heroin. All of this leads to a vicious cycle of cravings and needing more sugar to feel good.

Mental symptoms
Sugar detox can cause a number of emotional and mental symptoms. These include:

Depression. Feeling down is a common sugar withdrawal symptom. Along with low mood, you may also notice a lack of enjoyment in things you once found pleasurable.

Anxiety. Feelings of anxiousness may also be accompanied by nervousness, restlessness, and irritability. You may feel like you have less patience than usual and are on edge.

Changes in sleep patterns. Some people experience changes in their sleep when detoxing from sugar. You might find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night.

Cognitive issues. You may find it difficult to  concentrate when you quit sugar. This can cause you to forget things and make it hard to focus on tasks, such as work or school.

Cravings. Along with craving sugar, you may find yourself craving other foods, such as carbohydrates like bread, pasta, and potato chips.

Physical symptoms
Headache is one of the most common side effects of sugar detox, along with feeling physically rundown. Other possible physical withdrawal symptoms include:

light-headedness and dizziness

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