Am I addicted to sugar? Yes / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 179th.

I am still addicted

In January 2019 I switched to 100% naturally sweet delights

With a good dose of conscious thinking and in decades formed willpower, in January 2019 I switched to 100% naturally sweet delights. The ration did not include any “junk” or “hidden” sugar – no honey, no agave or maple syrup – just fresh fruits and my-made sweet delights from dry fruits, sometimes.

You could find my recipes of 100% naturally sweet delights on my site:

And some of my recipes which include natural sweeteners like date or maple syrup:

I was partially sugar-free till the New Year party 2020

In a few months I was free from sugar addiction and felt a new way of feeling myself in the rejuvenate body.

But.

But sugar was all the way around: meetings with friends, small parties, big parties, celebrations, holidays, Christmas, and finally celebration of the New Year 2020 prevailed all my conscious efforts to get rid of sugar intake. I actually ask myself, is it about sugar or flour?…

That could not continue for so long! Encouraging videos and articles did not help anymore. I decided to give up and searched for a specific book. And luckily I found it!

Yes, even with a big portion of willpower and consciousness – once I try a piece of cake I can not stop eating cakes for a few days or even a week! That is an addiction.

once I try a piece of cake I can not stop eating cakes for a few days or even a week!

Hope to get out of there and wonder if there will be anyone who already made it – who already cured him/herself from sugar/flour addiction, please let me know in the comments below! Today I need your support, my reader.

So the book I have bought is called “Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction” by Dr. Vera Tarman

Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction

Dr. Vera Tarman is author of “Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction,” and medical director of Renascent, an addiction treatment center. In this video she is talking about what food addiction is, how it differs from other eating disorders, and why the medical community should pay attention.
Comment below by Isabella Bellani:

She calls it new normal, I call it old normal, cause it used to be like this and now everybody is sick because of eating badly, but most people don’t want to admit it. In Italy we are, fortunately, very far away from the way people eat in the USA, but I can see it coming and soon we will have the same problems.

now everybody is sick because of eating badly, but most people don’t want to admit it

And one more exciting and informative video by Dr. Vera Tarman (you may find more on You Tube):

According to brain scans, refined sugar and artificially intense sweetness is more addictive than cocaine.  If that sounds crazy, consider this: In the early 1900’s, the Average American ate 5 pounds of sugar per year. Pretty reasonable, right?  By 2000, the Average American was eating 150 pounds of sugar per year. That’s 30 times more sugar!

I am sweet enough!

I also found the call to join the September Sugar Free Challenge on the Dr. Vera’s Tarman website:

September 2020 challenge – you are sweet enough and do not need any extra sugar!

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I bought the book “Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction” by Dr. Vera Tarman a few days ago. I am now reading it on Kindle (The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon). I will get small commissions from amazon.com if you would buy this book by following the link below. Anyway, you are welcome just to check it out there, no obligations!:)

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Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction

Kindle version:

Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction

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