Sugar Addiction: How to Reduce Sugar Intake
9 Steps to Break Your Sugar Habit
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9. Keep things in perspective. While a sugar addiction can be a serious problem with serious consequences (weight gain, mood swings, depression, and so on), it's important not to guilt yourself and instead focus on making positive changes. "Guilt is useless," says Teitelbaum, "If you slip up in your eating, just acknowledge it and get back to eating better." And if you start to think life without cupcakes just isn't worth living, remember that sugar hijacks the feel-good centers of our brain. "Cupcakes aren't love. It's a feeling you get from the sugar, and luckily you can get that feeling from a host of things that have nothing to do with food," says DesMaisons.
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