Why is it so scary to think about what sugar and Cocaine have in common? It’s because we’ve spent decades being told about the dangers of illegal drugs, especially Cocaine, while all anyone else has told us is that sugar just makes you gain weight…
But here’s a scary fact: When scientists took MRI images of the brains of people consuming sugar and highly addictive drugs like cocaine, the same pleasure centers in the brain started lighting up.
Makes you think, doesn’t it? But what does it actually mean to your brain and your overall health? Take a look at what sugar and cocaine have in common.
If you’re reading this you already know that sugar is truly addictive. That means that it will alter your brain chemistry and, over time, you start to crave more and more sugar. The urge for your next sweet fix comes more frequently and you need to consume it in larger quantities and, like any other drug, it comes with some pretty scary side effects.
Not being able to fit into your favorite pair of jeans because of your cookie addiction is going to be the least of your problems.
➡ Yes, there will be weight gain, but with it, and particularly (because this weight gain is brought on by consuming too much sugar):
- You’ll increase your risk of developing Type II Diabetes (if you’re not already diagnosed with it), heart disease, high blood pressure and with it, an increased risk of stroke.
➡ Add to that the additional stress on your joints and tendons from the extra weight, and how much harder it is to get enough oxygen pumping through your body, it’s no surprise you feel crappy as you put on weight.
All these various health conditions are referred to as metabolic syndrome and it’s just one of the things you will face as you continue to feed your sugar addiction.
But like with a cocaine addiction, harming your body and compromising your health doesn’t really matter all that much when you’re faced with a box of donuts. That’s a serious problem.
➡ Then, as with any highly addictive drug, there will be unpleasant withdrawal symptoms as you start to wean your body off of sugar. Don’t believe me? Give it a try. Sugar is eight times more addictive as cocaine…
➡ Cut out all added sugar for a couple of days. No more soda, no more sugar in your coffee, no candy, no cookies, no donuts. That’s just the beginning.
➡ You’ll also want to avoid all foods with added sugars like bread, most salad dressings, ketchup etc.
Cut all those foods out and don’t eat anything without checking the label for added sugars. See how you feel after a few hours.
➡ It will start with a little headache and then the headaches will get worse.
➡ You’ll start craving something sweet. We’re talking serious cravings.
➡ Next, that little headache will start to grow into a full-blown pounding pain along with joint aches.
➡ You may also experience some nausea, and don’t be surprised if you experience mood swings, too.
➡ Some people will even have flu-like symptoms and start to shake just one day into their sugar detox.
Doesn’t that sound a lot like the withdrawal symptoms of a “serious” drug addiction? That’s because sugar addiction is just that: A serious addiction.
Not to worry, though. I just wanted you to have a little background on what sugar and cocaine have in common before we really get into this.
I’m going to walk you through your detox and help you to succeed at improving your health (and weight) by giving you step by step suggestions for reducing the side effects and cut the time it takes you to detox, as easily as possible.
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