Five Symptoms That You're Addicted to Sugar
Have you ever tried kicking the sugar habit? Perhaps you've been trying to lose weight for a long time, but consistently catch yourself going back to eating candy and ice cream.
Well, some people and some doctors believe sugar to be addictive in a way that is similar to many narcotics.
Here are five symptoms that you're addicted to sugar.
1. You Crave Sugar Despite Being Full
If you are generally well nourished and have just finished a fulfilling meal, and still find yourself craving sugar, then that is a clear sign of something unnatural.
2. You Feel Guilty Afterwards, But Do it Again Soon
It is common to get a guilty conscience after an unplanned "cheat meal". If this happens to you, but you still find yourself doing it again soon, then you may have a problem.
3. You Have Tried to Quit Multiple Times
Perhaps you've realized that all the sugar you're eating may be hindering your weight loss efforts. Now you try to quit eating sugar, but still find yourself reaching for a treat several days later. Perhaps this has happened repeatedly and you're constantly angry at yourself for the lack of willpower.
4. You Make up Excuses About Why You Should Cheat
The way a craving feels is like your brain is arguing with itself, trying to sell you some excuse as to why it would be a good idea to indulge, despite having made a decision not to.
5. You Can't Quit Despite Physical Problems
Perhaps you've got bad breath, acne or your teeth are getting damaged. You may even be severely overweight and diabetic. You know these serious physical problems are caused by your unhealthy lifestyle and still you just can not quit, no matter what.