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Sugar Shock

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?

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.

Sugar Shock: The Path to Disease and More

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

The average American consumes some 170 pounds a year in foods, beverages and sweeteners. But millions don't realize that eating sugar and refined carbs could lead to many problems.

Sugar Hits the News, Thanks to Dr. Lustig's YouTube Video and Nightline (VIDEO)

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Sugar and its dangers are in the news again, thanks to ABC's popular show, Nightline, which, last night, aired a compelling story spotlighting sugar's role in the obesity crisis.

Fell Off The Diet Wagon? 10 Tips To Pick Yourself Up

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

If you ate those no-no foods and ignored your good intentions, now is not the time to beat up on yourself. Instead, use your "falling down" to shower yourself with warmth, sympathy and compassion.

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.

Stop Sugar Shock on Halloween: Power Up With PFFW

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Even if parents develop clever schemes to limit the number of candies their children eat, kids -- and many adults -- will often overdose on sweets, in secret if need be.

Halloween: Sales Of Empty-Calorie, Sugar-Filled Candies Soar

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

It's only fitting that I begin as a Huffington Post blogger soon before Halloween, a spooky holiday, when many of our country's adults feel that it's un-American NOT to give out sugar-loaded candies.