Are you addicted to sugar?

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December 26, 2013 3:43:07 PM PST
If you are starting to feel like your sweet tooth is out of control, you are not alone, especially this time of the year.

A new study shows adults get 13-percent of their daily calories from added sugars. And that sugar can be addictive.

Studies have shown sugar affects our brain very similar to how cocaine, heroin and alcohol affects the brain.

To figure out of you have an addiction, doctors will need to do a diet history.

Here are some warning signs to sugar addiction:
*you wake up wanting sugar
*you feel irritable without it
*you go out of your way to get it
*you are hiding it.

You may not like this, but experts say the best way to get over the addiction is to completely cut added sugar from your diet.

Many will try to do that anyway after the holidays are over when the New Year's Resolutions kick in.