4 ICE CREAM
If you consider a full pint of butter pecan (or a bag of cookies or a box of chocolates) just a warm-up, you may be su ering from blood sugar imbalances. Craving sweets can be an early sign of insulin resistance, which may lead to diabetes. Even worse, you may be hooked: research has proven sugar is highly addictive, and behaviors around sugar—like cravings, withdrawal and increased tolerance—mimic those observed with drugs of abuse, like opioids and cocaine. If your cravings focus speci cally on ice cream and milkshakes, rather than any old sweets, you may have mild heartburn or acid re ux, or you may be taking too many NSAIDs like Motrin or Tylenol—and because cold, creamy dairy tends to be soothing, your body may be craving relief.