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The Sugar Addict’s Guide To Surviving A Detox

A few years ago, scientists told us that Oreos are more addictive than cocaine and heroin. Ever since then, we’ve had the sneaking suspicion we should be reducing our sugar intake by about a zillion percent. Easier said than done, because even if we’re abstaining from outright Oreo binges, we’re still getting far more sugar than we should be, which can lead to obesity, diabetes and possibly even cancer and Alzheimer’s. Sugar causes inflammation, which is increasingly thought to be the root cause of most disease. Given the heroin comparison, it’s no surprise that quitting sugar can be a painful process, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Just remember, you may feel worse in the short term, but the long-term results will be well worth the discomfort. If it helps, picture yourself as a troubled starlet struggling (wink, wink) through a stint at Promises and relax—alcohol is still allowed!

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