Bullocks! 9 Reasons Why My Diet Failed (Again)

Dang it, why is keeping on track with new habits and losing weight so hard? Why do we slip into overeating after starting off so pumped? Breaking through old habits and making new ones is what you’ve heard from me for ages…but that is actually a step further down the road. What comes first is…

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5 Questions For the Person That Thinks They May Be Addicted to Sugar

I usually write about how to overcome binge eating and how to break habits that make you feel stuck or trapped with food. But a subject very close to this is sugar addiction: whether you are actually “addicted” or not, it’s the feeling of wanting something sweet that you try to ignore until it nags…

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7 Books That Have Shaped My Life and Eating Habits

I’ve always viewed books as a portal into the world, giving you access to new perspectives, ideas and knowledge. These have been especially helpful in my journey to find freedom with food and overcome over a decade of disordered eating. When I was ready to finally change my habits in the last 2 years of…

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15 Tips to Stop Eating Sugar

Sugar cravings and habits can be a tricky thing to break. In my past experience, I would do so well for a while, and then somehow find myself back at it, eating large amounts of whatever the sweet food drug of the moment is. It’s a slippery slope that’s easy go sliding down yet again.…

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7 Timeless Tips for Managing Holiday Sugar Cravings

Nothing says sugar like the holidays. It can be delicious and overwhelming, especially if you’re someone that doesn’t trust yourself around decadent foods being readily available. Here’s 7 tips for helping with sugar cravings or the tendency to want to overindulge around the holidays when there are many gatherings and parties.   Keep hard candy…

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2 Strategies To Stop Sugar Addiction

If there’s anything that can turn me into a (cookie) monster, it’s sugar. Even when I was no longer binge eating, I still found myself feeling “weak” or unable to resist sweets on a regular basis (like every night). There’s 2 things I’ve since learned about that. One: trying to resist anything only makes it…

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How To Stop Eating Sugar

Sugar is one of the most addictive foods we can put into our bodies. Sugar is the ingredient that I believe kept my animal brain caught in a repetitive cycle of binge eating. Sugar addiction goes beyond candy and cakes…it’s the simple, refined carbohydrates that cause an insulin spike in our blood sugar. This also…

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Sugar

By Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. This article originally appeared on www.huffingtonpost.com Excessive sugar in the diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living. Nonetheless, few of us are consuming sugar in recommended moderate amounts and most of us are eating tons of it. In fact, worldwide we are consuming about…

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The Skinny on Obesity, Ep. 4: Sugar – A Sweet Addiction

University of California’s UCTV looks at food addiction, specifically addiction to sugar. This episode explores the cycle of addiction that sugar causes in the brain, much in the same way as drugs and alcohol. It demonstrates how the addiction in your brain works. From the series, “UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity.”  

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Artificial Sweeteners…This Might Make You Queasy

If you’re like me or one of the millions of people around the globe that use artificial sweeteners in order to avoid consuming excess calories (and perhaps shed a few pounds), the latest research might make you queasy. Here’s the low-down that came out in September 2014: The science journal, Nature, recently published a comprehensive…

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