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What do you advise if i strongly crave sugar and caffeine and want to reduce both in my diet. should i go cold turkey?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Reducing sugar: rapidly is fine. Don't recommend going off caffeine cold turkey - it should be tapered.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if i strongly crave sugar and caffeine and want to reduce both in my diet. Should i go cold turkey?

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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
The best way: Cold turkey and suffering through what withdrawal symptoms could be there is generally the best and fastest way to break a craving or addiction for that matter. It is rougher in the beginning, but your body and brain start adapting right away. Limiting intake doesn't generally work because your body will want more. Think about smokers who reduce instead of quit. Not effective.

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