I’m guessing that most people on the SCD are properly motivated to stick to the SCD. You can tell when you get an illegal by the way your body responds. It can be as simple as the equation sugar = pain.
Even though sugar = pain may be true for your gut, it seems pretty clear that sugar can have decidedly opposite effects in your head. Yes, it can elicit negative effect there too, but your brain is the place that sugar feels good. Witness the nascent research into sugar addiction.
I’m sure that at least some of you are like me. You’ve had great results from SCD, but struggle to keep the sugar monkey off your back. In that light, perhaps you’ll find podcast from Radiolab an interesting listen. From their site:
What do you do when your own worst enemy is…you? This hour, Radiolab looks for ways to gain the upper hand over those forces inside us–from unhealthy urges, to creative insights–that seem to have a mind of their own.
And here’s the link.