Is Sugar Really as Addictive as Cocaine

You’ve heard about those sugar addiction studies, right — the ones that prove sugar is as addictive as cocaine?

Well, if you’ve ever wondered if those are real — I will tell you, yes, they are absolutely real.

How do I know?

Well for one, I’ve read them… but what I’d rank even higher than the actual black and white data is what I’ve know to be true through observation…

Like watching my little baby nephew this last weekend.

He’s one.

And in his short life he hasn’t had much sugar.

He’s at that age where he’s curious about everything, reaching for whatever he sees, and putting it in his mouth.

So there he is, eyes on a cupcake.

He sticks his cute little finger in the icing. His mom (my sister) helps him get just a bit into his mouth.

You can see it in his eyes, the sensors have gone off.

He smiles.

And reaches back for more.

This time getting more onto his finger.

He does this a few times.

Each time going back a little bit sooner…

A little more icing on his little finger with each go.

Until eventually…. he dives in with his whole fist.

You know the feeling…

Once you start, you can’t stop.

We all couldn’t help but laugh and also acknowledge how we were watching how sugar addiction happens in real time.

Now, of course my nephew is not really addicted to sugar. Today he’s back on his healthy toddler diet of whatever babies eat. 😉

For us adults this is where it starts to get complicated, tho….

Cause here’s the thing —

Sugar happens.

I don’t want to live without sugar anymore than you do.

Frankly that sounds miserable.

It’s not the sugar that you need to fret about.

It’s what happens after the sugar that matters most.

I wrote a post awhile back about how to recover from a sugar-filled weekend that’s got lots of great tips to help you with that after part. Check it out here.

P.S. If sugar is something you struggle with and you think it could be affecting your energy, check out The 5-Day RESET. It gets you off sugar with a complete reset of your habits and feeling more energized and vibrant in just 5 days. You can start it today right here.

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