Yes. You'll crave any carbs that you have around because your body wants to fill the void. It's not just the "sweet" you'll be missing, it's the carbs. You may experience headaches, shakes, sweats and irritability. You're best bet is to stay away from all processed foods and starches (carb foods) during that time to totally shake the carb addiction. Give it about 4 to 5 days and then you'll feel great! Keep eating other foods like meats, eggs, plenty of veggies and cheeses. Your body can sustain itself for several days on that diet, then slowly, slowly start adding back the healthy carbs like whole grains, fruits, cooked dry beans & lentils.
I'm diabetic and I went low carb cold turkey for 3 weeks before adding a few back to my diet. After the initial first few days I felt better than I've felt in years!
at 10:27 AM on Jul. 23, 2009