Food and alchohol addictions are often really addictions to sugar. Of course, there are also addictions to salt and fat. In fact, it's usually a constant desire for one of those, sugar, salt and fat, that keeps people eating and never feeling satisfied. The food addict is never satisfied because the body is out of balance, and it is constantly trying to correct that balance. Unfortunately, by eating more sugar, salt and fat, the addiction only grows worse and the imbalances more pronounced.
When the food addict begins eating a more balanced diet of whole foods with plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, the body finds its natural balance and the cravings disappear. The trick is to replace all the sugary, salty and fatty foods with healthy foods that don't contain those substances.
Also, sugar in tobacco is one of the contributing factors to cigarette addiction. Sugar is one of the most powerfully addicting substances in our food supply, and it is in just about everything you buy at the store, in one form or another. It is hard for people to avoid sugar in typical store bought foods. The consumer must be very dilligent, and look for healthy alternatives like
stevia, which helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, without the constant spikes and crashes.
There is another product that has helped many food and drug addicts to break their addictions. It's
NuPlus, a blend of complex carbohydrates from whole food plant ingredients. NuPlus curbs cravings for unhealthy foods and was mentioned in a book on drug addiction, released in the 1980's, as one of the best ways to help addicts change their habits. NuPlus works by supplying the body with what it really needs, balanced whole food nutrients.
I know a man who ate several candy bars every day for over 20 years. Then, when he started using NuPlus, he quit the candy bar habit with ease, eliminated his diabetes, lost weight and is able to maintain this healthy lifestyle years later.
For more on sugar addictions, read these articles:
Top 3 reasons that sugar is not good for the body
2 more top reasons that sugar is not good for the body