compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be physically, psychologically, or socially harmful.
Lets check this out here….
√ Sugar is a habit forming substance
√ I (seem) to tolerate far more than my friends/family
√ When I try to ‘quit’ sugar I get lethargic, and have very strong cravings
√ Compulsive use of sugar (once I’ve had my first taste of sugar I want MORE)
√ I know sugar to he physically and psychologically harmful.
Yep its true, I’m an addict. I’ve worked on this before and true to addiction it just keeps coming back, umm another sign of addiction maybe.
But I’m ready to do something about it, for real this time. I’ve read too much lately about how it affects everything from hormones to digestion to ignore what I’m willingly doing to myself.
My first step is publicly admitting I have a problem, so that you will all help me be accountable. The second step for me is more knowledge, the more I know about what this is doing to me the more likely I am to make a permeate change.
So I’m reading a book , its come highly recommended by some people I trust in the health/fitness world but I haven’t read it myself so this isn’t a recommendation just yet. The book I’m reading is “The Sugar Impact Diet” by J.J. Virgin.
Do you have an addiction to something most people don’t see as a problem, maybe carbs or caffine? Please tell me I’m not alone in this.