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Why does intermittent fasting cause sugar cravings?

Intermittent fasting (IF) has some drawbacks. One of these is sugar cravings. When you begin fasting, your body will need to adjust between using carbs for fuel and using fat for fuel, during which time you may experience some cravings. However, this is common when starting any lower-carbohydrate or reduced-sugar diet. 

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