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How do I have no sugar addicts in my office

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  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Member Posts: 1,128 Member Member Posts: 1,128 Member
    psychod787 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    This thread has taken the most unexpected turn possible. Period.

    That's just the flow of conversation.

    I'm just "red" with envy that you came up with this topic...

    Really? I'm a bit anemic on this topic.
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Member Posts: 5,083 Member Member Posts: 5,083 Member
    psychod787 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    This thread has taken the most unexpected turn possible. Period.

    That's just the flow of conversation.

    I'm just "red" with envy that you came up with this topic...

    Really? I'm a bit anemic on this topic.

    At least it doesn't have any pregnant pauses.
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,320 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,320 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    psychod787 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    This thread has taken the most unexpected turn possible. Period.

    That's just the flow of conversation.

    I'm just "red" with envy that you came up with this topic...

    Really? I'm a bit anemic on this topic.

    At least it doesn't have any pregnant pauses.

    Guess I am 37 going on 14....lol
  • manderson27manderson27 Member Posts: 3,454 Member Member Posts: 3,454 Member
    This thread is raising all kinds of red flags for me. :)
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 6,188 Member Member Posts: 6,188 Member
    Perhaps your fellow co-workers are actually adults that find 'Skittles' and the like simply awful....
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Member, Premium Posts: 2,306 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,306 Member
    Your data doesn't speak to addiction, but it shows that people have a preference for sugar when it's mixed with a lovely fat, such as cocoa butter. Throw in the a bit of cocoa and-- shazam-- all the pleasure centers firing at once!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,234 Member Member Posts: 5,234 Member
    Your data doesn't speak to addiction, but it shows that people have a preference for sugar when it's mixed with a lovely fat, such as cocoa butter. Throw in the a bit of cocoa and-- shazam-- all the pleasure centers firing at once!

    It indicates the issue is not specifically sugar.
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Member Posts: 5,083 Member Member Posts: 5,083 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Your data doesn't speak to addiction, but it shows that people have a preference for sugar when it's mixed with a lovely fat, such as cocoa butter. Throw in the a bit of cocoa and-- shazam-- all the pleasure centers firing at once!

    It indicates the issue is not specifically sugar.

    Agreed. It also indicates that it is an issue of food preference, not addiction.
  • Mouse_PotatoMouse_Potato Member Posts: 1,265 Member Member Posts: 1,265 Member
    They're not addicted to sugar, they're addicted to love:

    https://scepticalprophet.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/chocolate-artificial-love/

    And even more compelling evidence:


    On a related note, I have long maintained that he did, in fact, mean to turn me on.
  • yrguideyrguide Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Your data doesn't speak to addiction, but it shows that people have a preference for sugar when it's mixed with a lovely fat, such as cocoa butter. Throw in the a bit of cocoa and-- shazam-- all the pleasure centers firing at once!

    It indicates the issue is not specifically sugar.

    Agreed. It also indicates that it is an issue of food preference, not addiction.

    Does it? Why would you think this?

    I would imagine we have all known people who smoke right? Does every smoker you know compulsively choose to have a cigarette every time they see a pack of cigarettes or see someone smoking?

    What if they decide to bum a cigarette at a party? What does it indicate if someone who forgot their cigarettes chooses to decline a cigarette if someone offers them a menthol? Does it mean they are not addicted because they declined accepting a delivery method that they don't care for?

    That's basically the argument you are making with your candy bowl analogy.
    edited January 12
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