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Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

The 4-Week Plan to Stop Sugar Cravings

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DOROTHYHIGGIN

3/4/2014 12:35:32 AM

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Health authorities agree that Americans' habit of consuming an average of 22 teaspoons, or 110 grams, of sugar per day is too much. The American Heart Association suggests that women consume no more than 6 teaspoons (30 grams) a day, and men limit themselves to 9 teaspoons (45 grams) a day. You can know the recovery tips here http://forum.internationaldrugmart.com/add
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CRAZYCAROLLYNN

1/25/2014 4:31:40 PM

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BALANCE in all things.

low carb high fiber whole grains, for people who do NOT have Gluten allergies, in Moderation, is a good thing.

Yes many grains are just as harmful as sugar because the body breaks them down into sugar.. so without fiber to bind and slow that conversion down, or without exercise enough to use it in the rate the body BURNS it off, the carbs from whole grains are converted into FAT cells just like sugar anyway, and we all already read how bad sugar is.

So just because its "whole" grain or "low carb" grain doesn't make it SAFE.

The body doesn't need more than 40g of carbs to function for anything... (which it can get from green vegetables) unless of course one is exercising all the glucose from that out already.

FUNCTIONALMEDNP

1/5/2014 11:25:27 AM

If you don't know that whole grains are just as harmful as regular sugar and that they also elevate blood sugar, then you should't be writing dietary advice. You're harming people.

CORA_REGINA

9/22/2013 1:41:40 AM

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Avoiding added sugar is great. Avoiding carbs entirely, as some users are suggesting, is not. Your body needs them to function properly, just like it needs fat. Yes, fat. It's not a dirty word, it's a dietary necessity.

Like the article says, moderation is key in all things. Just don't forget to give your body what it needs in your effort to avoid what it doesn't. As someone with insulin resistance, I have to be careful with my carbs, so rather than avoid them like the plague I just spend 'em where they count - whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, plenty of fiber, and the occasional indulgence.

DELLMEL

9/4/2013 9:41:29 AM

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Thanks for the info.

SANDALWOOD108

7/24/2013 9:48:09 AM

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I finally broke out of my sugar addiction by realizing and accepting that all carbs = SUGAR. Now I avoid them and for the 1st time in my life my blood sugar is under control with NO CRAVINGS.

LITTLEMISSCALM

7/12/2013 11:05:44 AM

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I find it is not possible for me to suppress my sugar cravings and have to rely on natural pills by innoveat. They work well.

DZAKRIA

7/9/2013 3:07:19 PM

sugar addiction is really a bad problem which i was struggling from and i succeeded to quit sugar addiction and you can see my personal experience about how i succeeded to quit sugar addiction in my site http://quittingsugar.org

BEACHTREASURES

7/3/2013 11:06:36 PM

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Thanks for the information... I am a migraine sufferer and believe sugar is a trigger for me. I haven't been able to break the habit, even for headaches. I am up for the challenge!

FITNHIP-04

6/23/2013 1:26:48 PM

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Good info and great tips!

SWAMSER

6/17/2013 3:32:54 PM

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The link to the USDA does not work anymore.

LAMEJOR5

6/14/2013 3:00:18 PM

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Thanks for that tip @CONTRARYWISE I have tried over and over to eliminate sugar and by cravings get extreme to the point I'll go out a 12 am and buy a donut or find myself baking late at night. I try to use low fat recipes that call for stevia/truvia, sometimes I talk myself into having a double serving because I know it's low fat. Sugar cravings really make me feel like a drug addict sometimes...just pitiful.

CONTRARYWISE

6/9/2013 2:35:56 PM

I know the article says to avoid ANY sugar to break the habit, but sometimes my sugar craving is so bad, I would once have baked from scratch a whole batch of cookies and eaten several to satisfy it. Now I find that if I just eat a tiny spoonful of honey or put a spoonful of sugar in a couple inches of tea or coffee, it satisfies my craving. Plus it doesn't take up a whole bunch of time!

1SALLY2

6/9/2013 11:51:35 AM

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My gosh, I really prided myself in checking for hidden sugar in foods and the list in this article shocked me. I'll print out that list and keep it with me. Another thing I always check on the food label is sugar grams. My graving for sweets is far less than I can ever remember it being in my entire life and I feel and look so much better.

LEANMEAN2

6/9/2013 7:02:49 AM

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Thanks for sharing

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