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Beating Sugar Addiction

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How to Pack a Low Sugar Lunch

If you’re not at home during the day, bringing your lunch (and sugar-free snacks) is the only way to ensure that you’re supplied with healthy food throughout the day. Here are some tips for planning and [more…]

7 Nutritional Snacks for Teens

It can be difficult to come up with healthy snack ideas instead of ideas loaded with sugar and chemicals — especially for younger family members who are constantly on the go! Here's a list of some healthy [more…]

5 Ways to Help Reduce the Telltale Signs of Ageing Skin

Skin creams, lifters, enhancers, fillers and smoothers. The cosmetic industry is a multi-billion dollar business. But do you realise that what you eat and drink is even more important to the look of your [more…]

Increase Your Protein Intake without Meat

Protein is excellent for immune function, lean muscle mass, and even collagen in the skin. Some of us don’t eat meat or may decide to ease up our digestion with lighter proteins. Here are some plant-based [more…]

Cleanse Your Liver with the Right Foods

You don’t need liver-cleansing supplements to detox. Really, you don’t! People often think that cleansing their liver would be best supported by strict detoxing, fasting or limited calories, however just [more…]

Drinking Water: A Vital Key to Controlling Sugar Cravings

The human body is mostly water. Without it, people would have no cells, no nerve impulses, and no metabolic processes. Even a small amount of dehydration [more…]

Eat Natural Foods to Beat Sugar Cravings

Your body is designed to run on natural foods like vegetables, meat, eggs, fruit, fish, nuts, and seeds. When you start to stray from that nutrition foundation by eating lots of processed foods, you lose [more…]

What You Need to Know About Sugar Addiction

As a species, humans evolved eating the small amounts of sugar found naturally in fruits and plants. Today, the modern American consumes more than 130 pounds of sugar each year, half of which comes from [more…]

How to Create a New Normal for Sugar Addicts

The reason diets don’t work is that they don’t lay out a realistic, sustainable plan that you can use to replace how you’ve been feeding yourself. Eating right doesn’t require completely eliminating any [more…]

Figuring Out What You Really Need Instead of Sugar

If you’re like most addicts, you use sugar to medicate yourself. Sugar is a substitute for something that’s missing in your life. To stop the cravings and heal your addiction, you have to figure out what [more…]

What Kind of Sugar Addict Are You?

Four main types of sugar addicts exist. If you understand what kind of sugar addict you are and you learn to recognize some behaviors and thought patterns common to each addict type, you may start to understand [more…]

Sugar Addict Type: The Exhausted Addict

If you’re an Exhausted Addict, you’re the epitome of someone who runs herself too hard. You don’t know the meaning of the word downtime, and fatigue is almost constant. There never seem to be enough hours [more…]

Sugar Addict Type: The Sad Eater

As the name implies, Sad Eaters spend a lot of time feeling sad and depressed. They use sugar as an artificial mood elevator, and their behaviors with food embody the very definition of the term [more…]

Sugar Addict Type: The Undereater

Classic Undereaters are often low-energy people. They love to sleep, and they generally find it very difficult to muster the energy to do anything above and beyond what is absolutely necessary — even things [more…]

Sugar Addict Type: The Sugar Stalker

Out of all the addicts, the Sugar Stalker is most physically addicted to sugar — meaning true chemical/physiological addiction. The Sugar Stalker’s taste buds have been overstimulated and desensitized [more…]

Sugar: The New Poison

The epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the Western world has three main causes: the sugar content in food, inactivity, and increased overall calorie consumption. Combining all three, as has happened over [more…]

How Carbs and Sugar Are Connected to Insulin

Diabetes is one of the biggest threats to modern human health. With high sugar intake, low amounts of exercise, and too many calories overall (which unfortunately describes most of America these days), [more…]

Hidden Sources of Sugar

Many foods that are generally considered healthy are actually quite high in sugar content. That doesn’t mean that they don’t have nutritional value, but it does mean that you have to be aware of how much [more…]

Gluten-Free Eating for Sugar Addicts

Gluten is a plant protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. People trying to reduce their carbohydrate intake often also attempt to reduce gluten consumption because eliminating gluten can potentially eliminate [more…]

Escalating Health Problems from Sugar Consumption

Sugar consumption in the United States has skyrocketed in recent decades, and this increase has resulted in a corresponding rise in obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. The use of high-fructose [more…]

Depression and Sugar Addiction

The primary cause of depression is a problem with the hormone serotonin, which is a substance that makes people feel happy and satisfied. Most serotonin is produced in the gut. Many things affect the body’s [more…]

Obesity and Sugar Addiction

Overconsumption of sugar causes obesity in two primary ways: excess calories and excess insulin (the hormone that shuttles sugar from the blood into cells). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [more…]

Diabetes and Sugar Addiction

Several types of diabetes exist, but 90 percent of all cases in the United States are type 2 diabetes, which is caused by a diet that keeps insulin levels high. Eating too many carbohydrates [more…]

Metabolic Syndrome and Sugar Addiction

Metabolic syndrome (formerly known as syndrome X) is a term used to describe the inevitable results of the typical high-sugar diet: abdominal fat, elevated triglycerides, high blood pressure, and high [more…]

Hypothyroid Disease and Sugar Addiction

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, more than 50 million Americans are affected by some type of thyroid disorder. Diet and stress are the two things that most strongly affect [more…]

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