I was reading about sugar and its addictive qualities. Sugar stimulates the brain like a highly addictive narcotic. It excites our brains in a way that says "feeding frenzy" which would have been adaptive if you were foraging and happened to find a tree laded with sweet fruit. It is a problem in our modern world where sugar is so pervasive.
I like having a bit of science in my corner. And what this tells me is that sugar is 1) addictive and 2) very difficult to control. Just knowing this makes me feel better. I know that I have very little control when it comes to cookies and treats, so I am more likely to eat none than try to exercise portion control and eat one or two.
And if I had a box of thin mints, I would eat them till I made myself sick. So, don't be hard on yourself. I am impressed you stopped at eight.
thank you! I definitely had to force myself to stop...I have absolutely been guilty of eating a whole box before.
sugar is terrible. it really is. the more I stay away from it, the more I realize just how hard it is on the human body. I *totally* understand and experience that feeding frenzy feeling. in fact, after I forced myself to stash the cookies, I still poked around the kitchen and ate some veggies just to satisfy the feeling, although I wasn't hungry at ALL. sugar is just a really powerful, toxic substance and it's EVERYWHERE and it is hell to get off of! lol that sounds so dramatic, but it really is like a drug.
Oh believe me! I know how hard it is to control sugar intake. DBF's dad brought in a chocolate bundt cake from Sam's Club... ARRGGG! Girl scout cookies are the enemy, especially the samoas... Yeah, once I see caramel and it's in the house, I would be munching on those things to my heart's content... lol. I don't ever buy junk food but DBF and DBF's dad are junk food maniacs so I have to keep telling myself everyday "stay away!!!! Eat this instead" It's tough.
samoas are THE END for me. they are not allowed in my home. DF has an awful diet and brings home junk all the time and DP is a rail and can stuff himself silly with taco bell and chick fil a and never gain an oz. I'm slloooowwwly converting them, but it's hard! men just don't gain like we do. it's hard for them to understand why we can't gorge on the same stuff.