I think most everything in life is connected in some way. Emotions do affect our eating habits. It's just a matter of which ones affect us most, and which ones we can manage with something other than food. Some of us were raised that way, unfortunately.
Another aspect about sugar cravings is that it's NOT simply an emotional response. Sugar does create real physical/metabolic dependence. If you can cut it out - nearly as completely as possible - those cravings will turn you loose. Just as is (usually) the case with highly processed carbs. The tough thing is that the foods we seem to crave the most and are the hardest to give up are actually the ones which are causing those food addictions... and that's different for each of us. I'm not especially challenged with sugar. But show me breads and carby veggies and I'm done.
I find it refreshing to see that new science is helping us understand the whole range of nutritional wellness. Not everyone is ready or willing to accept the new paradigms... but for those who can, it's a godsend.
Luck and health to you in your new lifestyle!
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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