Originally Posted by Katirina
I am not overweight and no one thinks I have a problem except husband might because of what I eat.
Hurray for your husband! And good for you for listening to his concerns.
I try to watch my calories but I have been addicted to sweets for a few years now and can't go a day without some type of candy.
What caused you to become addicted to sweets a few years ago? If you could remember, it might be helpful to get to the root cause of the problem.
I eat about two candy bars a day or more. I would really like to eat better but not sure where to start.
I read somewhere that a brain-imaging study showed that sweets were found to light up the same area of the brain as (addictive) drugs. That might be the reason why some people get addicted to sweets. Another thought is that it might have something to do with blood sugar. Perhaps you crave candy when your blood sugar is low. Have you ever had a blood-glucose test?
There are some stores, like Walgreens, that offer free glucose testing. It would be interesting to see your test results if you got tested at your time of craving candy. Then, at another time, get tested after eating candy. Save the results and compare the two. It's just a thought.
Another way to check your blood sugar is after overnight fasting. That should be done as part of a yearly physical.