Unnervingly, if you're currently living on a steady diet of sugar-enhanced foods, your brain is similarly re-wired, demanding that next "hit." Your willpower has as much of a chance at resistance as the ability to keep your body underwater.
According to a national survey, it is estimated that more than 2.8 million adults in the United States--both men and women
A bad sugar habit can hijack your brain, and here's how.
There's a reason it feels so darn good.
Every time you eat processed, fast, or restaurant foods, you are putting your health, well-being, and palate in the hands of the food industry. You can change that by becoming mindful of how much sugar you are consuming, trying the 2-week challenge to reset your palate, and replacing processed foods with whole foods each day.
I've been reading Caitlin Boyle's blog, Healthy Tipping Point, for years and years now, and am always impressed by her dedication to health, fitness, and family, but also by how real and down to earth she is. Caitlin is the author of a several books, including Operation Beautiful. She's also a mom, a pet owner, and a triathlete, to boot!
When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.
Scientists and doctors have long debated whether "food addiction" is real and whether it plays a role in obesity. A new brain imaging study offers intriguing evidence that suggests obese people are hard-wired to crave sugary and fatty foods.
A new study finds food addiction may be hard-wired into the brain.
All my life I have struggled with sugar addiction. My parents kept a pretty low sugar home, but I would greedily grab candy from my grandparents' candy bowl and would covertly down powdered sugar by the spoonful from our pantry at home.
The Step Down Method I knew from my experience with the psychiatrist that I had to "step down" in such a small way that my
The good news is that when you start to eat less sugar your body will stop craving it. I suggest you don't try to change everything at once, just slowly add one good habit at a time and you'll notice that the bad habits go away.
A recent study from the University of Michigan asked people assess their food habits using the Yale Food Addiction Scale
After years of research, the writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote a book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, in which
So this is what I have to say to you people who are off sugar: I'm eating, as I type, a dark chocolate covered acai berry -- that's right, a superfood! It is delicious. And look, if it turns out that this is leading me down the devil's path, I'll discover that in my time.
Cutting down sugar in your diet may be one of the best actions you can take to improve your health and your weight. Here are four steps to help you cut down sugar in your diet. You'll want to follow the steps in order, except for step four which can be taken whenever you want.
“I want to know how much [of a serving of food] is added sugar," Stanhope says. "I can’t even tell, and I’m a registered