Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sugar = Heroin?

A fellow blogger brought up the sugar vs. narcotic topic, and it really got me thinking. Here is what I wrote to her:

It's true, and quite scary, that sugar plays on the same receptors in the brain as heroin. I am also like you, the more I have the more I want. And...interestingly enough, just like withdrawal from a narcotic like Heroin, when I am "coming off" my sugar fix, I feel like crap! Me joints ache, I get a headache, and I want more sugar! If you look at sugar in this light, it might help you to realize that we all have a real addiction to carbs and sugar. We all need to be VERY careful about what we choose to put in our bodies. I caved and had a small soda with lunch today. Now, I am feeling very hungry (two hours later) and all I want is crap. Hmmmmmm...major food for thought. I think even if my WW points allow for a soda here and there, I need to steer clear. Here's to good'ole H2O!!!

I am posting this on my site so I can be reminded about the dangers of sugar.

1 comment:

SmushPants said...

A good book to read that discusses sugars effects on the brain and how to over come it is "Potatoes Not Prozac" by Kathleen DesMaisons.
I was planning on eventually posting about this book in my blog.