I also get itchy by the first sentence. Mainly bc the possible concequences to those who would like to lose weight, but are still searching for easy answers and a reason to not work for it. Cutting sugar would be good though.
My experience here:
*I don't usually drink pop. When I do have the occasional glass, I can literally feel myself getting thirstier. I'll be reaching for more, and more. And loads of water.
*I have unusually high levels of certain hormones which make me prone to mood swings (and other fun mental stuff), growing more hair than most women, reproductive complications and irregular periods/period pain, amongst other things.
About a half to a year ago I went to the doctor bc I was shaking all the time. Full body shakes. I think I posted about it here. I was hoping it was just anxiety or other stuff related to flucuating hormones and lifestyle. That's what it was.
One of the recommendations he had was to cut ALL white sugar, glucose/fructose. No syrups, no pies. Cut down on condiments and canned foods, prepackaged stuff with sugar added (it's amazing what has sugar in it!).
Well, I did. Occasionally I will have a conscious binge, occasionally i'll eat a small thing with sugar.
Without all the sugar:
*my shakes went down markably, now i don't get them except when i'm really nervous/stressed
*my period pain got better
*my mood improved
*my fitness goals were much easier to reach, it became easier to eat well overall too
*i don't get as many headaches, and i haven't had a migraine
There's other elements involved, obviously, but I am convinced that sugar was making sicker.
When I binge on sugary stuff now, I feel worse within the hour and it lasts for at least a day.
Just my experience, but I go out of my way now to suggest to anyone:
Cut out the sugar! Yes, it isn't easy at first....but it is worth it.
Your body adjusts and likes real food.