Tuesday, January 14, 2014
This article is a couple years old and I have not had the time to look up the original research but it looked interesting:
The study was done on mice so the results can not necessarily be transferred to people. The interesting thing is that a sugar substitute was used for at least part of the experiment.
After having cravings for fruit 3 times already this week (and sincerely believing at the time that it will make me feel better) every time after consuming tiny amounts of sugar (in the form of 85% dark chocolate) I suspect that sugar may be even more addictive for me than I thought.
None of what I ate was excessive by most people's standards, I had 3 servings of fruit today, 2 from berries and one apple, but the intensity of the desire for it was surprising.
Starting tomorrow I will avoid all added sugar again, even tiny quantities like in very dark chocolate and ketchup.