The Diary of a Sugar Addict in Detox

September 25, 2014 5:30 PM

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The Diary of a Sugar Addict in Detox

Is refined sugar addictive? Researchers have debated the issue for years, with the ayes increasingly drowning out the nays, although last month a big study suggested the addiction isn't to sugar but to eating itself. But ask me that loaded question and you'll get a sheepish nod in between teeming mouthfuls of sour gummies and frozen yogurt. The sweet stuff has been my biggest vice and source of insta-comfort since, well, forever, and I honestly can't remember the last time I didn't have dessert after dinner.

It's not like I always go overboard -- but those instances, every few months, when I do catch myself in the swell of a full-on sweets binge? It can get ugly. Because not only do I feel helpless, bloated and ashamed afterward, but the ensuing crash makes me super-irritable and ill-equipped to be arou...

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