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Sugar Addiction

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

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 06.25.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 01.29.2014 | 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?

Marie Lost 143 Pounds: 'I Am No Longer A Slave To My Addiction'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: M...

Is Sugar A Drug?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 10/29/2013 06:59 AM EDT on LiveScience Some studies claim to find that junk food is as addictive a...

How to Quit Sugar

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maia James

I am so sick of the "grab an apple when you want chocolate!" advice about sugar cravings. This obviously doesn't work -- when I want a brownie, a freaking handful of raisins just simply is not going to cut it.

7 Steps To Break Free Of A Sugar Addiction

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

While most of us know that sugar is not the best substance to load our body with, many individuals struggle with tactics in actually breaking free of their addiction to sugar -- and yes, it can truly be an addiction.

5 Clues You Are Addicted to Sugar

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that, in fact, higher-sugar, higher-glycemic foods can be addictive.

Quitting Sugar For A Sweeter Life

Laura Cococcia | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Cococcia

It's not that difficult to think of sugar as a habit, or even a minor pleasurable addiction. Anyone who has ever craved a chocolate cake -- or, in the case of me as I write this, a blueberry smoothie -- knows that the craving of sugar can be highly irritating.

Easy Ways To Kick Your Sugar Addiction

Posted 04.26.2013 | OWN

If ice cream, cookies, cakes and soda are your ultimate Achilles' heel, fret not. There is hope! Here, Dr. Oz reveals easy ways to kick your sugar add...

NBA Player Has Serious Candy Habit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports

Michael Beasley doesn't sugarcoat his candy habit. The Phoenix Suns player told the Arizona Republic that he eats "six or seven packs" of Skittles a d...

Want To Really Understand Why You Are Obese?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

We believe it may actually kill us to be open to -- and even to embrace -- the self-loathing we feel inside. We will choose to get addicted to dieting, alcohol, drugs, sex, the Internet, and even to talking on our phones or texting, before we will admit feeling absolutely crappy about our lives.

The Food Stamp Diet

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Monique Ruffin

I could never have imagined that something that initially seemed so humiliating would turn out to be one of the greatest teaching events of my life. Although my food stamp benefit itself will be ending soon because I no longer require assistance, the benefits to my lifestyle are not.

Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Not Such a Sweet Deal

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

We are in the midst of an obesity crisis in this country, and I'm convinced high fructose corn syrup is a major culprit.

The Sweet Life: Protect Yourself Against Sugar Toxicity and Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.

Are Food Companies Luring Kids via Mobile Games?

David Kirsch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
David Kirsch

The FTC needs to come in and regulate advertising on mobile games like they do with commercials on television.

Sweet on Sweets: Scientists Investigate Addictive Properties of Sugar

Science Club For Girls | Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen
Science Club For Girls

Shedding light on the dangerous aspects of sugar through research and education will help address the issue of sugar as a national health risk.

Don't Want to Quit or Reduce Sugar? First, Find Your Biggest Sugar 'Whys'

Connie Bennett | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Are you angry with yourself because you can't seem to turn down tempting desserts or other empty-calorie carbs -- even though you began your day determined to eat cleanly?

60 Minutes Gets It Right That Sugar Is Addictive and May Be Killing You

John R. Talbott | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
John R. Talbott

If you are skeptical by nature, you may have thought the segment last night claiming sugar was toxic was some kind of April Fool's joke. Certainly, you thought the scientists appearing on the show were overreacting in saying that sugar might be addictive. Let me tell you, they weren't.

Kick the Can

Laurie David | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Laurie David

In the midst of an epidemic that threatens to kill far too many of our kids, we appeal to the common sense and decency of our celebrities and ask them -- no, beg them -- to stop accepting soda and sugary drink endorsements.

The Not So Sweet Story Of Sugar

Paula Daniels | Posted 02.08.2012 | Food
Paula Daniels

Hawaii's agricultural fertility drew the intense attraction of the sugar industry, fueled their interest in controlling her lands and laws, and led to the taking of Hawaii's government, at gunpoint, in 1893.