Have you been trying to maintain a healthy diet but your cravings are telling you otherwise?
How many times have you thought that this will be the last piece of cake you will eat and then go back on your word?
Do you happen to start eating bread in a restaurant and end up eating the whole basket?
There is a common denominator for all these circumstances:
We call it desire, desire or anxiety, but it’s really called Sugar Addiction.
Why do we feel anxious about consuming sugar?
You must have asked yourself this question a couple of times, or not? Well, it is important that you know that this happens for a very important reason, and this is called DOPAMINE.
- The sweet and addictive taste of sugar causes your brain to release Dopamine.
- Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for regulating emotions related to reward and pleasure.
- After you consume sugar, Dopamine responds by sending signals throughout your body, which motivates you to continue looking for that feeling of pleasure and happiness, leading you to continue consuming sugar as a final result.
- It is simply what we know as a VICIOUS CYCLE.
It is important to mention that addictive carbohydrates have a behavior exactly like sugar when they enter the bloodstream, therefore if you consume them, the same vicious cycle will occur.