Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail?

NPR:

We’ve survived the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, when rich, sweet treats come at us non-stop. Now is the season of reform, when gym memberships, cleanse books, and weight-loss plans sell like gangbusters.

The cycle has become so predictable, and disheartening, as our collective motivation to change our ways dissolves by February like a sugar cube in a glass of champagne. I’ve certainly done my fair share of January food-restriction experiments that fizzled at the first sign of a Valentine’s Day candy heart.

For me, it’s refined sugar, pure and simple, that, over time, I’ve identified as the food I would most love to be able to resist.

This year, I vowed to seek out new ways to stay out of the drawer my colleague keeps stocked with chocolate bars of all brands and sizes an alluring stash stored right next to my desk.

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