We have imprinted in/on our brains all sorts of pleasure cues. I smoked in college, quit in mid-70s, and hadn't thought of them until a couple years ago, I suddenly started fantasizing about having a cigarette. I hate the smell, even the thought of smoking--a filthy habit, so I was vey disturbed by these thoughts. I asked a good friend who is a psychologist, and apparently these old pleasure centers can get triggered. Thankfully the urge passed in a couple weeks, but I don't expect my sugar cravings to ever be completely gone-- just harnessed.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots. Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism