How we become addicted to sugar and carbs, Part 1: Dopamine

In the course of freeing myself of a sugar addiction — which long hid behind the veil of “I’ll just work it off” — I discovered that there are (at least) five different ways that our bodies become dependent on sugar and simple carbs. With five different mechanisms at work, of course it’s going to be hard to quit! And, those mechanisms like things the way they are.

In this series of posts, I’ll explore each of the five areas:

  1. Pleasure and reward system (dopamine)