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8 Signs You’re Addicted to Sugar (and How to Overcome It)

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Wondering if your sugar intake is a problem? Here are eight subtle signs that your body is secretly (or not so secretly) addicted to sugar, plus eight things you can do about it.

The reality is, humans are neurologically wired to be addicted to sugar. From an evolutionary point of view, sugar was mainly available (as a fruit) in the summer, when we stuffed ourselves to literally “get fat” during the winter. Going into winter with excess calories stored as body fat allowed our ancestors to survive the cold winter seasons.

We are programmed to investigate sugar as a survival mechanism. But in our modern world, sugar is available all year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sugar is ubiquitous today, especially in processed foods, as well as healthy Paleo foods such as fruits and root vegetables.

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