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Don't Want to Quit or Reduce Sugar? First, Find Your Biggest Sugar 'Whys'

You may even feel like a drug addict or alcoholic -- except you're strung out on sweets and carbs. And so, despite everything you know, you find that when push comes to shoving something down your throat, you may even feel so hooked that that you don't really want to quit your favorite calorie-packed "treats."

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Carbohydrates: To Use Or Abuse?

Carbohydrates: To Use Or Abuse? | Face Off Sugar Addiction | Scoop.it

Instead of fretting over recommended allowances and food pyramids, it's simpler to eat within a "calorie budget." As your basic expenditure, you need to cover the essentials -- vegetables and fruits, and possibly whole grains and dairy products -- before the budget can afford to spend calories on foods that offer minimal nutritive value. 

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Food Addiction: Could it Explain Why 70 Percent of America is Fat? | Dr. Mark Hyman

Food Addiction: Could it Explain Why 70 Percent of America is Fat? | Dr. Mark Hyman | Face Off Sugar Addiction | Scoop.it

Imagine a foot high pile of broccoli, or a giant bowl of apple slices. Do you know anyone who would binge broccoli or apples? On other hand, imagine a mountain of potato chips or a whole bag of cookies, or a pint of ice cream. Those are easy to imagining vanishing in an unconscious, reptilian brain eating frenzy. Broccoli is not addictive, but cookies, chips, or soda absolutely can become addictive drugs.

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Why Cupcakes Are the New Cocaine

Why Cupcakes Are the New Cocaine | Face Off Sugar Addiction | Scoop.it

Let’s be clear about this. We think we like cupcakes because they are “retro” and transport us back to our childhoods. Nonsense. The nostalgia thing is an excuse. We actually like them because they allow us to mainline sugar.

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We Need a Stronger Message in the Fight Against Obesity

We Need a Stronger Message in the Fight Against Obesity | Face Off Sugar Addiction | Scoop.it

Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. It is time for the federal government to take a second look at this issue.

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Sugar is Killing Us

Sugar is Killing Us | Face Off Sugar Addiction | Scoop.it

Why pick on soda, when all varieties of junk food are pervasive and pernicious? Because sugar is toxic. It’s not just empty calories. Sugar kills, and does so slowly.

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5 Energy-Boosting Snacks

5 Energy-Boosting Snacks | Face Off Sugar Addiction | Scoop.it

If you're fighting the urge to nap on your desk after lunch, the mid-day cup of coffee just isn't cutting it.

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