If you’re strung out on the corner, jonesing for your next nanaimo bar…
You’re not a freak.
The *white death*, as hippies and combative nutritionists call her, is a sadistic overlord.
Even if you wanted to escape her clutches, she knows how to keep you coming back for more…
Here are just a few of her wicked ways:
1. Your brain consumes more sugar than any other organ. In a recent study on rats, they found that the brain doesn’t sit idly and wait for glucose, but glial cells forming the blood-brain barrier greedily extend their tentacles and seek it from the bloodstream.
These cellular Sirens lure sugar molecules to them by turning up the volume on your cravings.
2. Excessive sugar intake can lead to leptin resistance. Leptin is the hormone that regulates feelings of hunger and satiety. Regular consumption of sugar can mean your receptors fail to *hear* leptin knocking at the door, leaving the hunger switch stuck in the *on* position.
You keep scarfing down the sugary munchables long after you’ve had enough.
3. Our bodies evolved a *reward* response to sweets. In the old days, when sweet treats were rare, our organism developed a feel-good reaction to drive us toward this easy fuel source. The feelings of comfort that washed over early Homo Sapiens when tasting sweetness taught him, “Og like this. Og want more.”
You and I are almost identical to Og.
Genetically speaking, anyway.
(Og doesn’t ‘manscape’.)
4. Consuming sugar reduces stress-induced cortisol, which can explain why, in times of stress, one might seek the warm, serotonin-infused embrace of chocolate, or ice cream.
You really never stood a chance.
That’s unless you learned my craving-busting methods, and got clean once and for all.
Reply to this email for your personal training consultation, and find out how I can help.
Until then, tread carefully my friend…
Sugar is an insatiable mistress.