Sunday, March 23, 2008


I often joke about being addicted to chocolate. Sometimes I think that I truly am because I'll feel like I can't make it through the day without some chocolate! I can laugh about it, but in all honesty, you can be addicted to sugar.

Many women who are overweight are in fact addicted to sugar. White refined sugar is not a food. It is a chemical. It can be a drug addiction. Yes, that’s right, an addictive drug and when you remove it from your diet you can experience withdrawal symptoms as excruciating and serious as alcohol withdrawal, including tremors, flu like symptoms, headaches, and mood swings so intense you would darn near kill for a chocolate bar. Some say it is as addictive as heroin.

I'm not trying to make light of those who need substance abuse treatment. Drug addiction is a very serious issue all over the world. Luckily there are places that you can go to get help for addiction recovery. But we also need to be aware of what we are putting into our bodies every day... foods that we purchase right at the grocery store. There aren't any drug treatment centers specifically for sugar addiction since sugar is a very legal and constantly used product in the foods that we eat.

Be aware of what you put in your mouth on a daily basis... try giving up that chocolate bar, and putting down that Easter Egg... your body will love you for it.

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