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How do you curb a sugar addiction?

How do you curb a sugar addiction?

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 more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me how to stop my sugar addiction?

Can you tell me how to stop my sugar addiction?

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

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Can someone tell me how to stop my sugar addiction?

Can someone tell me how to stop my sugar addiction?

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

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Sugar addiction: how many days do you have to be off it?

Sugar addiction: how many days do you have to be off it?

Doesn't exist: There is no such thing as sugar addiction. Of course all of us can have abnormal eating patterns at times. Fruits, vegetables and high fiber grains are the best foundation of a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Are there things i can do to put an end to my sugar addiction?

Are there things i can do to put an end to my sugar addiction?

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 more

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How can I conquer a sweets/sugar addiction? I have too eat something sweet everyday.

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

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How to overcome sugar addiction?

How to overcome sugar addiction?

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 more

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Is it possible to overcome my sugar addiction?

Is it possible to overcome my sugar addiction?

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

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How can I stop my sugar addiction from coming back?

How can I stop my sugar addiction from coming back?

A 12 step group may: be helpful, e.g., Take of Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) or Weight Watchers. Your doc or hospital may have support group referrals. Beware of chemical sweeteners. Replace sugar w/stevia, a natural root. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a sugar addiction?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over a sugar addiction?

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