Is there such a thing? Logic tells me that yes, there is. I do not pretend to have anything more than a rudimentary understanding of anatomy/physiology/chemistry, but I assume that eating sugar, especially in large, concentrated amounts, releases endorphins and/or other feel-good chemicals into my bloodstream. When regular, repeated doses are suddenly stopped, my body reacts in a noticeable way.
That's just my non-researched hypothesis... someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
In any case, after spending two weeks gorging on leftover Halloween candy, mostly in the form of bite-size chocolate bars, I found myself craving something sweet this afternoon in the most godawful way. I also developed a headache that felt identical to the sort of discomfort that I feel later in the day if I don't get my morning coffee.
Has anyone else here experienced this phenomenon? I'm not being flippant... I was truly taken aback by my body's reaction to the sudden withdrawal of what had become a daily fix for two weeks. I would also like to read about coping strategies - what do you do to satisfy your sweet tooth? I'd really like to know because it seems that my jaw is full of them, and sweets have been my downfall since adolescence.
Thanks in advance for any and all replies!