Sugar, supposed addiction and Weight loss. What you should really know..‏

The truth about sugar and addiction. Posted March 2013 Having spent months watching countless weight loss documentaries for research…I have made note that many of the self proclaimed guru’s of weight loss were in fact hugely over weight themselves (obese), they are also very open and proud of their own 200lb’s weight loss which is great and one can only RESPECT (A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities) them for that BUT nearly all of them believe that sugar is an addictive substance and make a comparison with drugs and alcohol (associated reinforcement). This leads me to the problem. These Guru’s are using there own success stories, not knowingly I hasten to say, to limit the public’s beliefs by advocating and advertising the use of addiction as the main problem with weight issues. Addiction to sugar is a false belief! A limiting belief is a false belief that a person acquires as a result of making an incorrect conclusion about something in life. For example a person could acquire a limiting belief about his ability to succeed as soon as he fails. I am addicted, I am a failure or I cant succeed are examples of limiting beliefs that people collect throughout their lives. The medical definition of the word ‘addiction’ is a physical dependency ie.. “Dependence is at such a point that stopping is very difficult and causes severe physical and mental reactions from withdrawal.” (Medterms.com). The association of sugar with addiction reinforces and distorts the behaviour in a negative way, actually making it harder psychologically to refrain. You may ask why…because...