Restricting sugary foods could lead to overeating, according to a new rat study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Many people try to lose weight by going on a diet. But this new research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests that restricting certain foods for a set time period in the manner of dieting could cause withdrawal symptoms similar to those associated with drug abuse and increase cravings for those foods. This could lead periodic dieters to gorge on forbidden foods when they have the opportunity, the researchers suggest.
Oy frickin' vey.
The implication of this seems to be, don't ever stop eating this stuff, because it'll go bad for you when you come back, and you will.