This is a very interesting article. There are references to some books some of us self-sabotagers may want to read in order to try and get to the bottom of why we do these things.
I also read up a little on addiction. I always thought addiction was when the body got so dependent on a substance that it had to have it or die without it. That's why I was suspicious of a sugar addiction as so many have reported. One article I read described an addiction as something we do even with the knowledge of it's destructive results on the body. That would describe a sugar addiction. People with this addiction will eat sugar even in the face of the knowledge of what it is doing to them. I also think it would be difficult to gradually come off of it - cold turkey would be the way to go.
This also explains the way I felt the other day after eating two of my home made chocolate chip cookies the day before. I noticed the next morning that my hunger felt different. It was more of a gnawing, sharp, craving hunger and I was somewhat puzzled that hunger felt different. I went about my usual morning routine and while in the car on the route it hit me about the two cookies I had eaten the day before. Light bulb moment.
Hunger feels different on low-carb for me. It is more of an empty, hollow feeling as I wait to growl. After those two cookies, it was a craving, gnawing hunger. I don't want any more of that.
My March Madness Challenge starts today. We report our weights today, decide on a motivational book to read, tell me what your weight loss goal is for the month (mine is 5 lb.), exercise 3 - 5 times a week, and drink 64 oz. of water per day. I have a spreadsheet with everybody's information including email address and blog address.We will report each day concerning water and exercise. This will be followed by the April Fool Challenge, the May Flowers Challenge, and the June Bug Challenge - a potential 20 lb. loss. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us. You will receive an email each day with everyone's progress on the spreadsheet.