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Sugar Cravings

Sir Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster To Resist His Cookie Cravings

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

What Lies Behind Your Sugar Cravings?

Kasia Wezowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kasia Wezowski

Three weeks ago, I thought I had a great life. We moved to our new house by the sea in Spain this spring. The weather was a big change from the heavy ...

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.

Will We Ever Stop Craving Things That Aren't Good for Us? Author Interview

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Martha Rosenberg

Recovery from cravings is mostly about what you start doing, and much less about what you stop doing.

Reclaim Your Food Bliss

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Let's close Stress Awareness Month by reclaiming our food bliss -- and therefore our health. It's clear that we must intentionally defend ourselves from the unhealthy choices that surround us in order to find peace and satisfaction.

Sugar Cravings and a Sweetie Pie (Plus 7 Ways to Curb the Jungle Drums)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Sugar cravings might be one of the most insidious downward spirals in health management. If you eat something high in refined sugar, your blood glucose level skyrockets... and then crashes.

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...

The Science of Junk Food Addiction and How to Break the Cycle

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Overindulgence usually starts small: a potato chip, a dab of ranch dip. You fill out the plat...

Why Can't I Curb My Cravings?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Although curbing cravings can be difficult, particularly if you are already in a pattern of indulging, it is possible to better understand your cravings and make even small changes that have a lasting impact on your willpower.

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.

How I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Variety may be the spice of life, but it seems to be the undoing of eating well. It's much easier to call it good when the choices are limited. Subject someone to a buffet and there's a tendency to want to at least sample everything -- and to go back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths.

TV and the Power of Suggestion

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

The power of suggestion is indeed powerful. And, in my opinion, it's rarely to our benefit. Think about it -- when you have a craving, is it for something healthy like apples or spinach, chicken or salmon? Not for me.

Sweet Solutions: How To Have A Guilt-Free Holiday Season

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The sugar wars are on, and the truth is becoming more bitter and less sweet...

Why Your Body Craves Carbs: The Link Between Carbs and Antibiotics, Explained

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Don't get me wrong, antibiotics save lives. However, they're also overused. While these medicines play valuable roles in managing infections, they also wreak havoc on our guts.

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.

What Do Your Food Cravings Really Mean?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jene Luciani for Shape.com When a chocolate fix hits so intensely that you feel like you'll scream if you don't get a candy bar, it's easy to bl...

Six Ways to Cure Your Sweet Tooth

Amie Valpone | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Amie Valpone

Taming that sweet tooth is all about training your taste buds to enjoy natural sweetness from fresh fruits, herbs, nuts and seeds. Here are my six simple ways to help cure your sweet tooth cravings.

Sugar's Health Effects: Why You Should Look For Life's Sweetness Elsewhere

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Sugar leads to the release of powerful chemicals like serotonin, beta-endorphin and the reward chemical dopamine. No wonder we can't live without it!

20 Tips To Curb Sugar Cravings And Kick The Addiction

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Frank Lipman

Much like the classic drugs of abuse such as cocaine, alcohol and nicotine, a diet loaded with sugar can generate excessive reward signals in the brain which can override one's self-control and lead to addiction.

The Rats Who Preferred Sugar Over Cocaine

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

If you have an overpowering sugar habit, I want you to know that this addictive feeling is not all in your head. You actually can get hooked.

Food Cravings? Listen to Your Body

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

In much of author Marion Woodman's work, she talks about how literal the body is in its signals; in a recent interview she says, "The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or sweetness."

Holiday Health: 10 Tips to Conquer Your Cravings for Candies, Cookies Or Cakes

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Even though sugary temptations abound, make sure to focus often on your goal of weight loss, health, happiness and freedom.