Are we dummies? Are we ignoring such information? Are we in denial? “I’m healthy– this can’t happen to me”? Are we so hooked on sugar that we consume it anyway, despite the risks of developing diabetes? Cancer? Losing brain functionality?
Why do we do this? Why do we ignore the signs? Why do smokers continue their habits, knowing that emphysema and/or lung cancer are more likely? Why do obese people continue their eating habits, knowing that diabetes, cancer, brain dysfunctionality, can all occur? Denial? Addiction? Yes.
Sugar IS addictive to some people, despite most being able to eat it in modest quantities, just as most people can enjoy a glass of wine, an alcoholic cannot. A sugar-aholic cannot consume sugar with impunity, either.
The good thing to know is that the sugar addiction can be broken in a few days. I say “two weeks” in my book because people vary and it does take a bit longer to be fully broken of its sugary tentacles. But, once broken, the yearn for sugar drops down to the level of yearning for kale or turnips– not a big deal, and NOT a denial for the entire time one spends getting their weight back to normal. And, who can’t tough this out for 2 weeks?
So, beware the sugar, beware the High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), but also beware products containing flour, white rice, potatoes, corn, and other simple starches (carbohydrates), especially during the 2 week withdrawal phase and try to keep total carbohydrates under about 100 gm/day.