Day 14: Sugar

Yesterday I completely avoided sugar and simple carbs and didn’t feel any sleepiness or loss of energy.

I’m going to talk about sugar. People often scoff when it is suggested that sugar is an addictive drug. It may or may not be an addictive drug, but it is indistinguishable from one.

Sugar produces an immediate but short-lived pleasurable experience, that leads to a longer experience of discomfort, including feeling sleepy, weak, groggy, bloated, and gassy.

Sugar is often abused by people, taking it in spite of its negative health consequences, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Sugar use develops dependence. When you stop eating sugar, the body goes into a state of craving for it, including withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

Sugar use leads to tolerance, and it can be more addictive than cocaine.