Many people have trouble controlling how much sugar they eat. Sugar itself is not addictive. But all of the habits and patterns revolving around sugar, and the body’s reactions to sugar can all be addictive. Studies show that people can have similar reactions when looking at sugary foods as addicts who look at their drug of choice.
This slide show contains information on how sugar can be addictive. It also contains information on how to break that addiction. It mentions slowly decreasing your sugar intake. Rather than stopping cold turkey.
It is almost impossible to maintain such a drastic change as cutting out all sweets from your diet at once. But it is much easier to slowly cut out sugars over time. The Pain Free Lifestyle program does this for you. It tells you when to cut out one serving of sugar per day and per week. Then it slowly gets you to cut out more and more sweets over time. Until you find yourself eating healthy. It is an easy and do-able way to slowly start eating healthy.
Slowly incorporating changes into your diet and lifestyle so that you can get into eating right and exercising consistently, without killing yourself or depriving yourself of the foods you love, is the smart way. It is the Pain Free Way.