Chances are you’ve heard about this before, but in case you haven’t, back in 2013, Forbes revealed scientific research that showed Oreos were more addictive than cocaine or heroin.
Yep, it may be easier to kick a cocaine addiction than it is to let go of those double-stuffed sugar-bombs. This might not be the answer you were expecting. We were always told that there is a white substance that was like gold dust. Just never got the memo that it was an oreo. Maybe it would be wise to avoid both. Although, you could say that it’s a lot better to avoid cocaine, especially if you want to protect your health and even your employment opportunities. Yes, you’ve read that right. So many employers are now conducting something like a 12 panel drug screen during their pre-employment phase to check for certain drugs, like cocaine. If it tests positive, this could affect your job chances. But it can do even further damage to your health, so they’re both as important as each other. So do we give it up or not? Someone please tell us what to do!
Don’t worry, there could be a solution. You might want to take up marijuana to get you off either of them! The industry has boomed recently, resulting in enormous economic potential being realized. In fact, a backlog of companies has spawned. For example, suppliers need dispensary supplies, meaning more and more are able to receive a slice of the industries fortune.
But it doesn’t stop there…
Research shows that refined foods have powerful addictive properties that some people just can’t seem to resist. This is why so many smart, successful people excel in every area of their lives, yet still struggle to lose weight. On the other hand, addiction to substances like cocaine or heroin can actively destroy relationships and lives. With these drugs, people can often get hooked on them together, especially within relationships, making recovery that bit much harder. However, conversely, this could also make the rehabilitation process easier to cope with, as specialist couples rehab facilities are designed to make recovery more manageable for couples that suffer from addiction. Any couple going through these issues should look to this process first instead of relying on the traditional individual rehab system.
Maybe you’re one of those people, or maybe you know a few…
I was one of those people. I considered myself to be fairly successful in every area of my life except one. I couldn’t manage to get a grip on my weight or how much food I ate once I started eating something yummy.
The fact is, some people are more susceptible to the addictive pull of these refined foods, and the more susceptible you are, the more traditional diets and weight loss products just won’t work for you long-term.
My friend Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson has developed a Susceptibility Quiz to help you find out how likely you are to be addicted to junk food and what you can do about it. Find out where you are on the Susceptibility Scale by taking this short quiz.
Maybe you heard my podcast episode where I interview Susan. If you missed it, you can catch it here. I’ve become a raving fan of her work.
After the quiz, Susan will give you your score, and a customized Food Freedom video to help you understand what it means for your life.
Yours for food freedom,
P.S. Food addiction isn’t just about Oreos. Yes, some people are hooked on junk food. But so-called health foods can be just as addictive. For some folks, organic, stone-ground whole wheat bread, vegan black-bean brownies, or plain old chips and dip do the trick. Sound familiar?
It does to me!
Take the quiz to see where you stand.