Although not banned, when I started the 12 week plan I decided to cut out refined sugar.
The first 3 days were hideous. I went cold turkey. I had 3 days of headache and felt like I had flu. Terrible cravings.
I got through it drinking water and taking pain killers.
3 weeks on and my digestion has improved ( no ibs symptoms ) my skin is clear ( am in my 50's but always battled blemishes ) I have more energy all day ( no highs and slumps.) No sugar cravings. I am losing weight.
I don't necessarily recommend going cold turkey but I do recommend cutting out refined sugar. I still get natural sugar from fruit and veg.
I really think sugar was poisoning my body....I don't think I will go back to it even after reaching my goal weight. I feel so much better without it.