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Sugar vs. Cocaine

Thursday, September 05, 2013

I've been listening to Spark People Radio www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
and they indicated that sugar is as addicting as cocaine. While I've never so much as smoked a cigarette, hearing those words made me think 'Whoah.'

No wonder other weight-loss programs have never worked for me, I thought. I've probably been addicted to it since I was in middle school. Sugar makes you want to eat more sugar. I don't want to eat more sugar. I want to eat less.

I've also heard that substitutes like Splenda can make you eat more, so the answer lies within staying away from sugar as much as possible. Like we're in a bad relationship and have to separate our feelings from our intuition. It may make us feel good, but in the end we know it's bad.

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    I try to stay clear of most refined sugars including "starchy white stuff", and i also limit artificial sweeteners. As you, I have noticed eating simple sugars (or just the sweet taste of sweeteners) often will trigger cravings for more.
    1686 days ago
    I used Splenda for quite some time and have now switched to stevia which is derived naturally and like it much better. I dont drink much soda at all and ice cream and I do not have a relationship! we broke up because it makes me sick ugghh

    1689 days ago
    I can honestly say I don't care for the taste of regular soda, but I definitely enjoy ice cream and cookies emoticon
    1689 days ago
    I definitely agree that sugar is addicting. I took a sugar challenge a while ago and have been much better since then. I hardly ever drink soda but I allow myself fruit whenever I want it.

    1689 days ago
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