More and more health conscious consumers are giving up burgers, fries, and milkshakes and it isn't easy. In fact, some scientists say saying so long to your favorite fast food could produce the same withdrawal effects as giving up drugs!
University of Michigan researchers questioned 231 adults about how they felt after cutting back on processed foods during the year-long experiment. Participants reported feeling sad, bad-tempered, tired, and having cravings during the first two to five days after giving up junk food. Those side-effects subsided after the first five days, which is what researchers say is the same thing that happens to drug addicts.
The data did not take into account whether participants quit "cold turkey" or if they gradually phased out fatty foods. But the medical community does know that too many fatty foods lead to fatty liver and that is a path you don't want to go down. (Daily Mail)