Someone gave me a DVD about how the brain works and how we can become addicted to carbohydrates or alcohol or anything. Lets use sugar as an example as that is of concern to diabetics. Each time we eat something sweet, a chemical reaction occurs in our brains. Each repetition makes the connection in our brain stronger and stronger until we feel we cannot control our craving. In order to break the connection, we must go cold turkey. That is cut out the sweet food that is holding that connection together. In time the connection in our brain will be broken and so will the addiction. Cutting back on the sweets will not work as the chemical connection in the brain is not broken and it is very likely that the addiction will become full blown once again.
Toying with occasional "treats" of the food we are addiction to puts us as risk for becoming addicted all over again. It is OK to sweeten non starch foods and drinks with Splenda or Stevia.
As they don't raise blood sugar. However foods with starch like bread or anything with flour keeps
the addiction going as the body doesn't know the difference between sugar and starch. Once the chemical bond in the brain is broken, the craving for it goes away.
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