It’s such a simple ingredient, but boy, can it create a slippery slope. Don’t believe us? Try eating just one M&M. Have you ever done that? We didn’t think so. 😉 It seems so difficult to stop once you’ve started!
One thing we’ve learned through using eXcel Wellness’ award-winning products and program is that when we don’t eat a ton of sugar, we don’t crave sugar. If you’re eating well and using our products as directed, all of a sudden resisting the temptation of sugar becomes so much easier. But, once you cross the line into that delicious promised land, all bets are off.
Many have said sugar is as addictive as drugs. In fact, a new study suggests people addicted to sugar should be treated in the same way as other drug abusers.
“According to researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), excessive sugar consumption increases the dopamine levels in a similar way to other drugs such as cocaine. The study found that long-term consumption of sugar will eventually cause a reduction in dopamine levels. That means, they say, people need to consume higher and higher levels of sugar in order to reach the same reward levels and avoid mild states of depression.”
Does that seem extreme? Maybe. But is it true? Umm yeah. Ask anyone who has experienced detox during our program. Pretty similar to what others might go through with other kinds of addictions, right? Right.
We wish we had great words of wisdom when it comes to an addiction to sugar, but the fact is, we all struggle with it. Just like you never stop being an alcoholic, you likely never stop being a sugaraholic. BUT, what we can do is help you work every day on self-control and teach you how to deal with temptations!
We’d love to hear how you deal with sugar and its toxic (yet so delicious) ways.
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