How to BREAK the addiction you didn’t know you had
An addict? ME?!?!
Yes, friend, anyone could be an addict… even you… and you may not even know it.
New research exposes the ugly truth about what may be the nation’s NUMBER ONE addiction.
And it has nothing to do with drugs!
Yes, this one’s flying under the radar – because it’s not a legal drug like an opioid or an illegal one such as cocaine.
But it’s just as dangerous…
In some way, it’s worse!
So today, allow me to expose the truth about this SECRET ADDICTION… how to spot the WARNING SIGNS… and the effortless way to BREAK the cycle and preserve your health.
The secret addiction sweeping America
We’re hooked on sugar – and most people don’t even recognize it as an addiction.
But new research shows just how powerful the impact of the sweet stuff is in the brain… in particular in the regions where rewards and pleasure are sorted out.
See, when you have a positive experience, the brain unleashes a wave of feel-good dopamine.
That’s why we continue to seek out positive and pleasurable experiences; to recreate that rush from the pleasure centers of the mind.
Drugs trigger that process, which is what makes them so addictive, and why people seek them out even when they know it’s dangerous.
Now, the new study finds sugar acts in pretty much the same exact way.
In experiments on pigs, just 12 days of sugar was enough to hit the dopamine circuits – leading to a process in the brain that looks just like addiction.
Here’s the wildest part of the study: The researchers behind it were intent on proving the opposite.
They thought the whole sugar-is-addictive thing was just an old myth.
And they were ready to bust it.
However, it didn’t turn out that way.
This is the key reason so many diets fail… it’s why some 30 million Americans have diabetes and 80 million more have prediabetes… and it’s why so many plans to quit sugar and eat better fail.
But not for you!
You can QUIT SUGAR with success if you follow my easy plan:
- STEP ONE: Go cold turkey. Don’t ease yourself off, and don’t swap sugar for no-cal sweeteners. Just quit. Your taste buds will get over the shock in just a couple of days (the brain will take a little longer).
- STEP TWO: Quit other carbs, too. Most people skip this step but it’s essential as carbs in the food equals sugar in the blood. If you quit sugar but eat carbs, you’re still feeding that addiction and triggering that cycle in the brain.
- STEP THREE: Sleep more. Miss out on snooze-time and your stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline surge, which wreak havoc with your blood sugar, appetite and cravings.
- STEP FOUR: Fight stress. Much like poor sleep, stress drives up cortisol and with it both your blood sugar AND your cravings. There’s a reason they call it “stress eating.”
In my personal experience, the best way to accomplish all of this at once is with a truly back-to-basics diet like paleo. No processed foods. No sugars. No grains.