Carbs more addictive than Cocaine?

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    Feb 25, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    I came across this article recently.

    http://www.details.com/style-advice/the-body/201103/carbs-caffeine-food-cocaine-addiction?currentPage=1

    I believe it. Anyone who has tried to cut down or stop eating sugar, bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes can likely attest to this too. I just never really thought to put it in perspective by comparing it to other known substances of abuse.

    The study they cite is linked below...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17668074

    (As a side note, the article quotes Gary Taubes. I have read both of his books and thought that they were very eye-opening, eloquent, and thoroughly-researched reads on what is wrong with what the USDA currently deems a "healthy" diet.)
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    Feb 25, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    ...well yeah but, you get mad skinny on coke
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    Feb 25, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    Yea, I'm trying to stop eating so much sugar and it's really difficult. Over the past 9 years I've either given up or now stringently moderate my consumption of burgers, fast food, fried foods, other white carbs, alcohol, and soda (though the soda's crept back in to full throttle). I simply cannot for the life of me find it within myself not succumb to the temptation to eat sweets. I never know when the urge is going to hit, and I'll impulsively buy dessert. It's such a ridiculous waste of money because I'm really not getting anything out of eating that stuff other than reinforcing that I can behave badly whenever and wherever I want to, and nothing will happen...until I get the test results back at the doctor's office a few years down the road. I admit that I'm a total carbaholic, but I'm working on it. Or at least I'm aware that I need to work on it. Haha.