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Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

The 4-Week Plan to Stop Sugar Cravings


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    I surely wish the SparkPeople calorie tracker would have sugar listed so I can automatically see what sugars are in foods at a glance.
  • Search on "carbohydrate hunger hormone" to learn how sugar and other simple carbohydrates affect your hunger. When I went on a low carb diet, my hunger dropped dramatically and it helped me lose weight.
    Thanks for sharing
  • Oh boy. This is going to be a struggle!
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  • I agree that moderation is the key. Adding raw honey to your diet will not only provide you with sweetness, but will give you loads of vitamins and enzymes. Sounds good to me. A little goes a long way.
  • I found all your tips to be good. But clearly you've never spoken to a sugar ADDICT. It took a full YEAR to break my sugar cravings. "Promising" that it only takes a few weeks is going to dishearten many and cause them to quit. Knowing that sometimes it takes much longer can help many to be properly prepared.
    On the upside, I am no longer a SLAVE to sugar -- and MODERATION is ABSOLUTELY KEY! I can eat small amounts on very infrequent occasions without reactivating cravings. And should I overindulge, now, it only takes a few weeks to re-conquer the cravings and get back in control. It is very GOOD to be in control!
  • Please visit and read my September, 2016 blog post, on my Spark page, about the news now being uncovered on the 1960s' scandal of the sugar industry bribing key U.S. health and nutrition researchers.
  • I am going to attempt to lessen my sugar intake..thanks to this article..thank you!
    Why can't we track sugar when tracking the food we eat? Or at least it is not listed as a separate item in the list of nutrients to track.
  • A little bit of math for anyone else trying to get some of the quoted numbers in to perspective:

    132 lbs per American in 2010 is 299.6 cups / 14,383 tsp of sugar per year, or 0.82 cups / 39.4 tsp per day

    The new recommendation for maximum added sugar should be calculated based on your own personal maintenance intake using the 7% or less formula. The "6 tsp for women and 9 tsp for men" is apparently based on the idea that women should be eating 1372 calories per day and men should be eating 2000 calories per day. Since I, as a woman, maintain at over 2100 calories per day, then I can have over 9 tsp of added sugars (if I want to) and still stay within the new recommended maximum.

    Going with the 9 tsp per day, that works out to 3285 tsp / 68.44 cups / 30.15 lbs of sugar per year. In terms of calories, that is 52,560 calories per year (the equivalent of 15 lbs of body weight per year, based on the 3500 calories / lb formula).
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  • CRISTINA011504
    I've been size 10 all my life without even trying a lot. Recently I hit my 40th birthday. And now i can see that i’m starting to gain weight. Soon i will need my personal time zone. My metabolism is getting slower i guess. i hate working out so decided to give weight loss supplements a shot. But there are so many…. My friend which is a dietitian said that is the best since it's verified by a lot of studies. Maybe somebody tried it? Or should i try garcinia?
  • I have managed in the past to give up most sugar for a few weeks, to the point where things like tinned baked beans and spaghetti taste like jam to me! But the problem is things like Christmas and Easter, where other people give me chocolate. I have been known to give boxes of chocolates away, just to stop me from eating it, cos if it's there, I will eat it, and no, I will not be able to eke it out for weeks. (one square a day my eye!) I think I will try again, after Easter, but I know it will be hard

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