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Sugar Addiction

How to Break Your Addiction to Sweets

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

Every time you eat processed, fast, or restaurant foods, you are putting your health, well-being, and palate in the hands of the food industry. You can change that by becoming mindful of how much sugar you are consuming, trying the 2-week challenge to reset your palate, and replacing processed foods with whole foods each day.

What's It like to Be a 'Normal' Eater?

Jen Picicci | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

I've been reading Caitlin Boyle's blog, Healthy Tipping Point, for years and years now, and am always impressed by her dedication to health, fitness, and family, but also by how real and down to earth she is. Caitlin is the author of a several books, including Operation Beautiful. She's also a mom, a pet owner, and a triathlete, to boot!

4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
John Bowen

When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.

Are Obese People Wired To Crave High-Calorie Foods?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.03.2015 | Science

Scientists and doctors have long debated whether "food addiction" is real and whether it plays a role in obesity. A new brain imaging s...

Are You Fed Up With Our Kids Getting Bigger and Sicker?

Aviva Goldfarb | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Aviva Goldfarb

All my life I have struggled with sugar addiction. My parents kept a pretty low sugar home, but I would greedily grab candy from my grandparents' candy bowl and would covertly down powdered sugar by the spoonful from our pantry at home.

How to Stop Sugar Binges Using Psychiatric Treatments for Drug Addicts

Mike Alvear | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Alvear

Like many people using benzodiazepines, I got addicted to Clonazepam (Klonopin). When I first realized it I simply quit cold turkey. That didn't work ...

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The good news is that when you start to eat less sugar your body will stop craving it. I suggest you don't try to change everything at once, just slowly add one good habit at a time and you'll notice that the bad habits go away.

The 9 Most Addictive Foods (And How To Stop Eating Them)

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Pizza. Chips. Soda. French fries. There are some foods we just can't get enough of. And now groundbreaking scienc...

Sandie's Hero's Journey

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition After years of research, the writer and...

Congrats on Quitting Sugar, Now Let Me Act Out on My Addiction in Peace

Anna David | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

So this is what I have to say to you people who are off sugar: I'm eating, as I type, a dark chocolate covered acai berry -- that's right, a superfood! It is delicious. And look, if it turns out that this is leading me down the devil's path, I'll discover that in my time.

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

Anne Ricci | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Cutting down sugar in your diet may be one of the best actions you can take to improve your health and your weight. Here are four steps to help you cut down sugar in your diet. You'll want to follow the steps in order, except for step four which can be taken whenever you want.

Here's Why Nutrition Labels Should List Added Sugar

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

“It’s definitely easy not to be aware how much sugar you’re consuming," says the University of California, Davis' Kimber Stanhope. In the la...

Sugar and You

Margaret Marshall | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

The one question we should be asking ourselves is: Are these sugary items worth the health disorders, either in ourselves or our children?

Many Overweight Women and Men Are Finding Help in Overeaters Anonymous

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Last week I attended a women's conference, where I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. I almost didn't recognize her, she had lost...

Trick-or-Treat in High Heels

Margaret Marshall | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Strengthen your control to set you in the right direction for smart eating during the entire holiday season. This is the start needed to continue into the heart of the holiday season, so you will be able to awake on New Year's Day feeling empowered.

Consider Calories as You Do Dollars

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

I'm suggesting that you think the same way about the calories you are willing to "buy." Put a dollar sign in front of a calorie count as you look at the nutrition label on products you eat. Is it worth it, or is it wasted? Will it leave you wanting more? Does it meet your requirements? Is it more than you're willing to pay, for what you get?

The Diary of a Sugar Addict in Detox | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By the end of the day I feel squishy and repulsed at myself, but I give myself a pat on the back for not eating any of the refined white stuff. Sure, dried-fruit sugar is still sugar, but it's, like, from fruit. That's got to count for something, doesn't it? It's better than the crap from a Domino's box anyway.

The Ingredient That Sends Your Body Into A Cycle Of Unhealthy Eating

OWN | Posted 08.20.2014 | OWN

It can happen fast. One minute, you're indulging in a small piece of chocolate; the next, you're surrounded by empty candy wrappers -- and still cravi...

Sugar-Coated Science: The Sugar Industry's Strategy to Encourage Your Sweet Tooth

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Canon

Sugar is killing you. Or at least it is making you a lot less healthy. America's love affair with sugar has been linked to increases in heart disease,...

How To Kick Your Sugar Habit In A Week

Wellness Today | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Wellness Today

Eliminating sugar from your diet can be done. If you do decide to go sugar-free, one of the best ways is to go cold turkey. Cut out sugar completely with these simple steps and you could be craving-free in a week.

The First 2 Steps To Quitting Sugar

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You know that sugar affects your weight, as well as your health in general. We ask the pros for some advice on dealing with some of...

Fed Up Documentary Hits Home in Los Angeles...

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 07.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

"I don't want that to happen to me," my 9-year-old son whimpered with tears streaming down his face. We'd just finished watching the documentary, Fed Up - which targets the childhood obesity epidemic and the role the food industry plays in marketing unhealthy foods to children.

America's Sugar Addiction Threatens Our Identity

Henry M. Zunino | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Henry M. Zunino

If we continue to allow the taste of our food to be homogenized through the use of added sugar, we will not only rob ourselves and future generations of a vast and diverse culinary tradition, but an integral part of our human experience.

The One 'Crazy' Thing All Nutritionists Agree Is a Good Idea

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul For every person recommending some new health fix, there's another person telling you to try the opposite. Here's one area where ev...

Lights Go On -- New Year's 2014 Resolutions -- 'Toward and Away'

Thomas Bähler | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

It occurred to me -- what about accomplishing in regard to moving away from something, stop doing something, use my resources to put to rest habits and tendencies that are counterproductive to me and therefore others?