Breaking your sugar addiction

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An alarming new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that over 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. Even more concerning is most people don’t realize it. Sugar has three insidious secrets: it’s in everything, it silently inflicts more harm than you can imagine, and it can be as addictive as tobacco. Learn why you should break your sugar addiction and some simple tips to help you do it.

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Sugar really is comforting, but aspartame is not

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We’ve all heard of the concept of comfort food. When the stresses of life seem too great, we turn to foods packed with lots of fat and sugar to ease our discomfort. If you’ve ever wondered if this is purely psychological or if there actually is a biological component, an interesting new study explains how sugar does actually reduce stress and how artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, do not.

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Removing Obstacles - Picking Healthy Food You Hate

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Whenever I help someone with weight loss, he or she will inevitably ask me, “So what should I eat?”

I always tell them I have no idea what they like so how can I tell them what to eat? If this statement makes no sense to you, then you have probably fallen victim to this dieting obstacle before - picking diet food you hate. Food is a joy, and denying yourself this joy with healthy foods you happen to hate will simply bring a quick end to your new diet plans. Learn how to modify your current diet with great tasting, healthy options, so that you can stick with it for a lifetime.

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Why I quit non-caloric artificial sweeteners

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A somewhat controversial study was published last week which claimed that non-caloric artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame may cause glucose intolerance by changing the composition of the beneficial microbes in the digestive system. While there were some issues with the study, their findings convinced me to stop recommending them to clients or using them myself.

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