You might be surprised to know that sugar is addictive and your sweet tooth cravings could very well be withdrawal symptoms. According to a study featured in a Connecticut College press release, the theory that sugar is just as addictive as illicit drugs like cocaine could very well be true. Sugar has intense effects on […]
How Do Elimination Diet Plans Help People?
Elimination diets are also known as “free-from” diets and include some very popular types of eating plans, like paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free, just to name a few. Similarly, more people are becoming health-conscious about what they are fueling their bodies with and are deciding to eat organically and largely chemical-free, which spurs a diet […]
Do All Sugars Affect the Body in the Same Ways?
It is safe to say that Americans as a whole are addicted to sugar and eat far too much of it. According to research done in the last few years (supported by the USDA), the average American will consume roughly 75 pounds of sugar per year. Imagine stocking your pantry with fifteen 5 lb bags of sugar […]
Denise lost 34 pounds
Weight Loss Story of the Day: Denise lost 34 pounds. After years of insecurity, depression, negative comments from others and fearing that her weight would contribute to illness, Denise decided that it was time to change!! She is still on her weight loss journey, but she wanted to share her progress with us… Hi my name […]
Healthy Sweet Tooth: What Can I Use Instead Of Sugar?
It sounds good in theory but the agonizing reality of transitioning to a healthy lifestyle eventually smacks us in the face. Frantic, we conduct our own research, hoping to uncover that hidden gem that will make the process easy. We go scouring the earth for that diamond in the rough- you know, that one study […]
What Makes Processed Sugar Addictive?
Is Processed Sugar Addictive? There has been a lot of discussion and debate over whether sugar is truly “addictive”. What has been proven is that the brain reacts to sugar in the same way that it does to some addictive drugs. It is true that the more sugar you eat, the more you will crave it. […]