Sugar Addiction Is REAL—Here's How to Kick the Habit

Sugar. Like the ex who annoyingly hangs around after your breakup, it brings so much (temporary) comfort yet only leads to bad news in the long run. We'd love to banish it from our lives forever, but why does it have to feel so good at the time?! Anyone who's experienced a sugar craving can attest that when it hits, it's hard to focus on anything else until chocolate/doughnuts/ice cream is procured. But the second after you take the last bite, the guilt, bloating, and crash sets in. Ugh.

Assuming we weren’t the only ones struggling with this complicated relationship, we spoke with celeb trainer and fitness expert, Patrick Murphy (he got J.Law in shape for The Hunger Games—enough said) and asked him to share the secret to ending this toxic relationship for good (with sugar, that is—your ex situation you’ll have to figure out on your own).

Keep reading to find out why we crave sugar, what it does to our bodies, and a simple way to kick your bad habit to the curb!