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Candy Addiction Confirmed!

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According to a scientific study reported at ABC News, candy addiction, or to be exact, sugar addiction has been confirmed in laboratory rats.

it’s not the sugar that’s addictive, it’s the high it causes. Like drugs, sugar stimulates the release of dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter — among other functions. However, eating protein or other foods doesn’t cause as big a rush of happy chemicals. Sugar is somewhat unique.

After the rats were hooked on the sugar, they took the sugar away and the “rats’ teeth audibly chattered — a sign of withdrawal”. The article is actually a very interesting look at the science of sugar (candy) addiction and worth a read. Hi, my name is Brian, and I’m a Candy Addict.

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31 Responses to “Candy Addiction Confirmed!”

  1. 1
    cybele says:

    Sometimes I wonder if I’m a true sugar addict. I’m not that keen on non-candy stuff like ice cream, cakes, pastries or donuts or even sweet drinks like sodas or juices.

  2. 2
    Amber says:

    Hi, my name is Amber and I’m a Candy Addict.

  3. 3
    Sal says:

    Hi My Name is Sal….
    Even though I am not a laboratory rat…I think I may have a candy addiction. I LOVE M&M’s!!!! Help me!!!!

  4. 4
    Johnny says:

    Hi, my name is Johnny and I would consider myself a Huge candy lover…. i just can’t get enough of the candy goodness =D I am a candy addict =D =D

  5. 5
    Fabio says:

    Hi my name is Fabio, I’m a sugar addict.

    I knew this even before the rats’ teeth audibly chattered!

    I’ve tried to stop, but I think is harder than other drugs ’cause is so easy to get!!!

    Bittersweet sugar addiction

  6. 6
    Kevin says:

    I have a serious issue. My father is a dentist and I love the redsox. Because the sox always find a way to loose I am addicted to M&M’s that my coworker provides me.

  7. 7
    Catherine says:

    well i eat candy constantly, and when i don’t have any i feel like i need some. If someone around me has some and i don’t i can get very agressive if they say no to giving me some. I get some every chance i get. I am not a very big person, but i have an unusually puffed out stomach.. haha, i love candy, but i don’t want to have a huge pot belly. Does anyone know ways of stopping.

  8. 8
    Ginette says:

    Candy is the Bomb i love all kinds of candy

  9. 9
    Stephanie Sophia says:

    Dun u think candies rule?i

  10. 10
    Travon says:

    Now it all makes sense…i am a sugar addict and i mean it in all honesty. Here i sit craving candy tonight, getting a lil jittery, and literally going through emotions without it. I feel like something is missing tonight without it, almost as if my body is dependent upon it. Like its apart of me.

  11. 11
    Johanna says:

    Hi Im Johanna and Im a candy addict. I LOVE CANDY!!!!!!!!

  12. 12
    Ryan says:

    My boss has gotten me addicted to these “Bob’s Sweet Stripes” mints. I eat about 50 in a day. Its all his fault, and I think he should pay for my dentist bills.

  13. 13
    Kim says:

    I eat candy till i get sick and then i still eat it!
    I exercise and eat healthy… but this dang addiction is a closet thing and makes me mad that i can’t stop!

  14. 14
    amy says:

    i’ve never had much of a problem with being a candy addict.. but now that i’m pregnant and trying to be healthy for my baby, candy is the one thing i’m having trouble giving up. i try to push thoughts of it out of my mind, but i constantly daydream of myself licking a lollipop or sucking on a sour belt or spraying my tongue with sour sprays. it hurts so bad, and there’s nothing that can replace candy.. :(

  15. 15
    cindy says:

    hey i am a compulsive eating candy almost everytime i am eating candy whenever you see me iam most of the days really happy and very energetic so i dont think it could be a serious problem i mean not for me if you think i have one so let me know so i can read more and know a little bit more see u =]

  16. 16
    gina says:

    i am gina and ive NEVER in my life had like no more than like 10 candies! you guys like eat 20!!
    o.k. how in the world can you be a candy addict?!?!?!

  17. 17
    Amanda says:

    hi i’m amanda and ever since i started college this year i have been living off of candy – chocolate, sugar, u name it i’ve eaten it. and i can’t seem to stop now.

  18. 18
    Sabrina says:

    Hello i am Sabrina… i am.. a .. candy addict.
    I have to have at least 1-2 pieces a day. If not i get the shakes. I want to stop but don’t know where to start…

  19. 19
    Alanna says:

    So I DEFINATELY have a HUGE problem.. I used to smoke and I quit and candy gives me the SAME feelings that I had when I craved a cig. I feel it in my body and get real b**chy if I don’t get it at least 2-3 times a day. HELP ME!! Is there like a rehab? Seriously, this is no joke..

  20. 20
    Lula says:

    I too used ton eat candy like crazy. I was a mint lover so mentos I would either eat peppermints or mentos. I would buy them in the big packs that you could buy from Sam’s Club. I would buy them in packs at a time and go off to myself and eat and eat. In my mind they would make me feel better. I really had a problem and they really messed up my teeth. I’m so thankful that I don’t have that problem any longer. I fast and pray and within time I no longer crave them but it was a process.

  21. 21
    theMan says:

    Im eating a big box of Mike and Ikes right now. im addicted to candy

  22. 22
    Mo says:

    Hi I am Maureen and I am a candy addict. I am the healthiest eater ever but candy is my weakness. i can go a whole day only eating healthy foods but then my craving for candy kicks in and i eat candy nonstop at like 9 oclock! help how do you stop this?

  23. 23
    My Name Is says:

    My Name Is My Name Is , and i eat gum like crazy.. and swallow it..and i love skittles.. ALL CANDY .. GAH! I’m a candy addict!

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    genna says:


  25. 25
    trevor says:

    Im addicted too candy also..i constintly bug my parents too take me too the wal-greens too get the 3 for 3$ theater box candys…i cant seem too stop i just cant go a day without my mike and ike’s and reece’s peanut butter cups =/..

  26. 26
    Babina says:

    Hi everyone, my name is Babina and I’m a Candy Addict.
    I know the result but I cant stop (2 RCT, 2 pending, 1 Porcelain tooth, 24 permanent fillings to be contd..)
    I can sniff out if anything sweet is hidden somewhere, and unless i finish up the whole packet I can sit still.

  27. 27
    Brittney says:

    My name is Brittney…. and I am an abusive candy addict. I am been using candy for over 8 years and can’t seem to get clean >_< ! lol

  28. 28
    monique says:

    This is Shaneka,

    My boyfriend is a really healthy eater. I go behind his back and sneak candy. When he takes my cash so I dont buy anything out of the vending machines at work. I bum money from co-workers just to get my fix. As soon as I submit this post I’m going to buy some dounut at the vending machine O_o HELP

  29. 29
    ciari says:

    I have a serious problem. I quit smoking 3 months ago and have established a new addiction to mounds candy bites. I ate an entire bag in less than 24 hours. I eat a lot of candy/chocolate every day. I don’t know what to do. :-(

  30. 30
    Hayley says:

    I bought ten bags of airheads today —a total of 60 airheads. I’ve eaten 15 of them already… So 2 1/2 bags which is 1/4 of what I bought. When I eat them I just can’t stop I can eat a whole bag in 15 minutes. Am I an airhead addict?

  31. 31
    Diana says:

    I love Bob’s Sweet Stripes.. I think about them after every meal and MUST have some.. When I run out all I can think about it running to Walgreen’s and getting a fresh new $5 extra huge bag of them. I’m actually out of them right now and I’m so lost without them. I want to go buy some badly, but Walgreen’s is closed =’(

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