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Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies

Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies

Dan DeFigio

ISBN: 978-1-118-54649-9 May 2013 312 Pages




Are you a sugar addict? Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies provides you a safe and healthy path to overcome your addiction, eliminate stress eating, and upgrade your nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.

Sugar addiction is a rapidly growing epidemic that can lead to obesity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and a host of other medical and psychological problems. Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies helps those who are affected by this commonly overlooked addiction to outsmart their sugar cravings and overcome their addiction. The tips in this book will help you:

  • Learn to stop stress eating and perform a nutrition makeover that makes the low-sugar lifestyle easy!
  • Stop the frustration of yo-yo dieting, and finally find an eating plan that works.
  • Free yourself from the grip of sugar addiction and regain control over your life.

Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies contains everything you need to start your journey down the road to wellness:

  • Four common types of sugar addicts – which one are you?
  • Finally understand carbs, protein, and fat with a simple nutrition system for weight loss and healthy eating, including what to choose and what to stay away from
  • Detoxing from sugar and performing a kitchen makeover
  • Eating mindfully – making purposeful decisions instead of stress eating
  • How to survive holidays, restaurants, and special occasions
  • Building a support system
  • Exercise programs for energy and weight loss
  • Speedy low-sugar recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts
  • Staying on track and breaking the cycle of failure – including a step-by-step list of exactly what to do when a sugar craving strikes!

If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who relies too much on sugar for energy, comfort, or convenience, Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies is your no-nonsense guide to decreasing your sugar intake, losing weight, and changing your life for the better!

Introduction 1

Part I: Are You a Sugar Addict or a Sweet Freak? 7

Chapter 1: Moving from Sugar Addiction to Sugar Reduction 9

Chapter 2: Figuring Out Why You’re Addicted to Sugar 19

Chapter 3: The 4-1-1 on Sugar and Carbs 31

Chapter 4: How Sugar Contributes to Chronic Health Problems 49

Part II: Developing Your Low-Sugar or No-Sugar Food Plan 65

Chapter 5: Creating a Sustainable Plan: The Basics of Nutrition and Portions 67

Chapter 6: Stocking a Low-Sugar Kitchen 89

Chapter 7: Sugar Detox 101 105

Part III: Living a Successful Sugar-Busting Lifestyle 115

Chapter 8: Eating Mindfully 117

Chapter 9: Breaking the Cycle of Failure and Staying On Track 127

Chapter 10: Navigating the Minefields of Eating Out and Special Occasions 145

Chapter 11: Getting a Boost from Your Support System 153

Chapter 12: Sugar-Busting Moves: Incorporating Exercise 161

Part IV: Sugar-Busting Recipes 191

Chapter 13: Energy-Boosting Breakfasts 193

Chapter 14: Powerful Lunches 205

Chapter 15: Nourishing Dinners 219

Chapter 16: Satisfying Snacks 235

Chapter 17: Sin-Free Desserts 249

Part V: The Part of Tens 263

Chapter 18: Ten Surprising Foods to Leave at the Grocery Store 265

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Outwit Your Cravings 271

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 275

Index 279