I have been addicted to sugar. For me the only way I can lose and keep weight off is cutting out sugar all together. I have had some e-mails through the years of people in tears because they can't seem to get off sugar and it's upsetting their life.
Most people overconsume refined sugar because the good taste. Many people will choose the palatable foods over the non palatable foods because the rewarding aspects of the ingestion.
The problem is if you are overconsuming so much you can lose control over your eating habits and give up your health.
I think sugar is the main culprit to the obesity epidemic in our nation. Getting off sugar is a process. I got headaches the first week and I was exhausted but once your off of it for a few weeks you do feel better. More energy. No sugar hangovers and your body starts to function so much better.
If you choose to go off sugar make sure you are drinking lot's of water to flush the system. Be patient with yourself as you will be tempted at every angle but if you get through that first week you really will be proud and start feeling really good!!
Here what Dr. OZ has to say about sugar addiction