Beating Sugar Addiction

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How to Gradually Reduce Your Sugar Intake

As you change your mind-set and eating habits to reduce sugar, you can experiment with two different approaches. One is to work through a gradual transition in which you phase out sugary foods and make [more…]

Why Sugar Cravings Occur

In a nutshell, sugar cravings are chemical reactions or learned emotional responses (or sometimes both) that typically originate from one of these common situations or conditions: [more…]

Smart Nutrition Practices to Help Manage Sugar Cravings

To keep your blood sugar levels stable and ward off emergency cravings for energy, it’s important to eat often. A good rule of thumb is to eat a combination of protein and carbohydrates every three to [more…]

How to Identify Sugar Craving Triggers

Triggers are events or situations to which people react. Often in the case of the sugar addict, those reactions are habits that are both learned and chemically induced. To consciously change your reactions [more…]

How to Cope with Falling Off the Sugar Addict Wagon

No one is perfect, and no one eats perfectly all the time. The good news is you don’t have to! The key to long-term success is to learn how to make good decisions on a regular basis and not to get derailed [more…]

Common Mistakes Sugar Addicts Make When Eating Socially

A handful of social situations often crop up that can destroy your nutrition plan if you’re not careful. If you can avoid these common pitfalls, you’ll have a much easier time keeping the event from turning [more…]

Brenner FIT 5-4-3-2-1-0 Program

The health risks associated with childhood obesity are regularly discussed, but kids’ emotional risks are sometimes forgotten. Overweight children are often teased at school, on the playground, and even [more…]

Countering the "War on Food" Mentality

When it comes to food, not following the herd can be challenging. If you announce to your friends and family that you've decided to overcome your addiction to sugar, be prepared for some unexpected reactions [more…]

Enlist Friends and Co-Workers in Your Battle Against Sugar

Confiding in a small group of friends who know you well can strengthen your support system. However, involving the right friends is important because you won’t receive the right kind of support from everyone [more…]

How to Find a Sugar Addicts' Support Group

Collaborating with other people with similar goals and experiences can be a helpful way to share pitfalls and celebrations, especially if they're in similar circumstances. Sometimes, staying on track is [more…]

Professionals to Help You Fight Sugar Addiction

Overhauling a lifetime of destructive food habits can be a daunting task, especially when you also have a lot of other issues with work and family on your plate. Finding a professional therapist or counselor [more…]

How Exercise Affects Sugar Metabolism

Some of the worst effects of a high-sugar diet are fat storage and insulin resistance. The good news is that regular exercise can reverse both of those! [more…]

Stick to an Exercise Schedule to Beat Sugar Addiction

The biggest obstacle to regular exercise is finding the time to do it. Everyone is busy, and most people overbook their schedules to the point that they don’t have any time for self-care. To be healthy [more…]

The Benefits of Being Consistent with Exercise

Consistency is one of the most important parts of making an exercise program work for you. This is a cause-and-effect universe, so you can’t expect any improvements if you don’t put in the time and effort [more…]

Different Exercise Types to Help Fight Sugar Addiction

The exercise physiology field separates exercise into two major categories: cardiovascular exercise (also known as cardio or aerobic exercise) and strength training [more…]

How to Stay Motivated When Exercising

If you’re not in great shape when you start off, staying on track with your exercise program can be a challenge. If you’re a beginner, exercise isn’t yet a lifestyle habit for you, so it’s still something [more…]

How to Choose Your Cardio Activity

Which cardio exercise (or which cardio machine) is the best? They’re pretty much all the same. Cardiovascular exercise is the simplest kind of exercise. If you walk, jog, dance, or hike, you don’t need [more…]

How to Choose the Right Exercises to Fight Sugar Addiction

A comprehensive strength training program needs to incorporate the six basic types of body movements that utilize all the major muscle groups. Although it’s tempting to seek out exercises that target your [more…]

4 Exercises for the Thighs, Glutes, and Hips

The thighs and hips are some of the largest and strongest muscles in your body. They’re responsible for moving you around all day, and they’re the driving force when you stand, sit, walk, run, jump, squat [more…]

2 Exercises for the Posterior Chain

Strengthening your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back muscles is important for avoiding injury and chronic back pain. Mastering these exercises is also good training for keeping proper spine mechanics [more…]

4 Exercises for the Shoulders and Arms

Keeping your arms and shoulders in good shape helps make you stronger for your daily activities. Doing so also makes you look great in T-shirts and sleeveless dresses! [more…]

2 Pulling Exercises for the Back

Keeping the upper back muscles strong is important for good posture and for preventing chronic neck and shoulder pain. Most people who sit a lot need extra work in this area. In your workouts, be sure [more…]

4 Core Exercises for the Abs and Waist

Remember that exercising your abdominal muscles doesn’t burn fat away from that area! Smart eating and consistent exercise create the physiological environment and caloric deficit needed to lose body fat [more…]

2 Sample Workouts for Fighting Sugar Addiction

You can do countless variations of workouts, so you’ll never be bored. Following are two examples to get you started in your fight against sugar addiction: an easy workout and a difficult one. [more…]

Eggs: Good or Bad for Healthy Eating?

Some published research has concluded that the consumption of eggs (or red meat) raises your risk of cardiovascular disease — atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, and so on. The current research available [more…]

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