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Old 03-13-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
Rob Forgione
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Sugar Addiction and Its Detrimental Effects

Hi All,

I just wanted to post an observation of my own behavior that seems to fall in line with the theory of sugar addiction. I have crossfitted consistently for a month now following almost exclusively a diet of meats, vegetables, olive oil, almonds, eggs, and oats. Towards the beginning the cravings to eat sugar were unbelievable. At this point I no longer get them. I assume this means that I have broken my sugar addiction.

The interesting point that I want to bring up in all of this is, as my sugar addiction subsided... so did other impulsive behaviors that I may have had trouble controlling before I started pursuing this lifestyle. I'm sure this is due to several things, one being that my discipline in general has improved due to forcing myself to eat this way and work out every day. But according to the wikipedia article on sugar addiction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_addiction, wfs) there is a connection between sugar consumption and drug abuse. It goes so far as to say that some scientists believe sugar to be a "gateway drug."

I can only wonder if this connection is similar between sugar and other impulsive behaviors. Could it be possible that due to refusing to give in to my sugar addiction that I could have trained my mind to be more resistant towards ANY addictions or bad habits in general?

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Old 03-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Sugar Addiction and Its Detrimental Effects

Interesting stuff. Sounds like you already answered your own question though.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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Re: Sugar Addiction and Its Detrimental Effects

good observation.

I for 1 believe sugar is just like a drug. some can use in moderation, take it or leave it, or whatever. but some (like me) can't do it, I need to go 0 or else I cave.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:28 PM   #4
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Re: Sugar Addiction and Its Detrimental Effects

Ditching sugar improved sports performance but also mental stability and ability to focus/cleare thinking and mood stabilizer . Sugar works the same neural pathways as nicotine or heavy drugs.
Of course it's a drug, a very profitable drug and it keeps the people"happy"....
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