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Several ways: 1- by avoiding high glycemic foods which trigger cravings 2- maintain good mental health ( which includes excercise)which minimizes our desire to use food to self medicate 3-use of various drugs in combo to minimize cravings including phentermine, naltrexone, topamax, victoza, (liraglutide) zonisamide, wellbutrin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Hard to say: whether overeating is really an addiction, although it has similarities. Half of adults in our country are now overweight or obese, so obviously many of us are having problems with food addiction, whether it's sugar or carbs or too much fat, too much protein or all the above. See a dietician, talk to your doctor about underlying medical/psychiatric issues, consider formal weight loss programs. ...Read more
Not ONE answer: America and much of the western world (and increasingly the developing world) are in the middle of an obesity epidemic, and sugar "addiction" is just one part of that. Sometimes, overeating represents underlying psychological/emotional issues, and a mental health professional can help. There are many ways to diet and to make better food choices. Talk to your doctor, and consider seeing dietician. ...Read more
Berberine, Metformin: Sugar addiction is physiological, not psychological. To overcome this "problem, " need to restore Insulin receptor sensitivity. Metformin and berberine will both do this--taken together is better than either alone. Usual dose is 1, 000 to 2, 000 mg of each substance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sweet problem?: Addiction is a problem because you're not free to choose. When that happens, your life is less yours. So - that's the issue. A sweet (small to moderate portion) may be perfectly fine even every day. Obese or not, you need to be as healthy as you can. Having knee problems at your age means you need to lessen the demand on your legs by losing weight. Find a diet/exercise plan that allows a sweet. ...Read more
Sugar Addiction: I commend you for your desire to overcome Sugar Addiction. Write: you do not want to gain weight, do not want risk of developing Diabetes, Heart disease, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, and their complications. Say it loudly that you will not be victim of your impulses, cravings and habits ,and you will remain Captain over your use of Candy, Soda, Chips, French fries, Pretzels, Crackers, White bread ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength & hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively. Find more info & meetings at www.Oa.Org. For more on sugar addiction, view "sugar: the bitter truth" by robert lustig md on youtube. ...Read more
Overeaters Anonymous: It takes a lifetime to stay stopped, but it can only be done one day at a time. You will need ongoing support. Overeaters anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength & hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. Find more info & meetings at www.Oa.Org. For more on sugar addiction, view "sugar: the bitter truth" by robert lustig md on youtube. ...Read more
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