In a study involving brain scans, researchers found that sugar is as addictive as cocaine!
It's also one of the deadliest ingredients in your diet. That's right - it's not just bad for your waistline, it increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease, depression, liver disease and more. 5 Ways to stop craving for sugar...
1. Go for a walk
Exercise releases endorphins - which are "feel... ››› more
According to Dr Raphael Kellman, a New York City-based medical doctor and author of The Microbiome Diet: The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weight Loss, not being able to control your sweet tooth doesn't boil down to a matter of willpower, nor does it boil down to a matter of discipline. It's your gut microbiome that's to blame! How an unbalanced microbi... ››› more
Do you often feel like gobbling things like pizza or chocolate when you're stressed or under pressure? Don't feel bad - it might not be your fault!
A study published online in the journal Cell Reports has isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs and found that your brain may be to blame when the carb cravings strike. Read on for more.
Japanese researchers find that your brain may ... ››› more
I'm the first to admit that healthy eating and nutrition can be very confusing. The media is inundated with conflicting advice and misinformation and you therefore have every right to be frustrated! It's impossible for anyone to keep up with the forever changing information…
Low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, high-fat - it's like watching a tennis match, isn't it? One day you're told to eat this s... ››› more
If you've ever attempted eliminating sugar from your diet, you know how tough it can be - especially when the cravings for something sweet strike!
But did you know that there are a number of foods you can eat when you're craving sugar that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are nine of them.
Nine foods that will curb your sweet tooth
#1: Chia seeds
Chia seeds are full of fibre and a... ››› more
Adrenal fatigue is a very common condition. Statistics show that up to 60% of South Africans suffer from it! The most common symptoms range from lack of energy, high stress levels and trouble waking up in the mornings to low libido, irritability and, of course, fatigue.
But there's another common symptom that we don't talk about as often: Salt cravings.
There's a solid physiological reason ... ››› more
I'll admit it - I have a serious sweet tooth. When the sugar cravings strike, I can't just ignore them, so oftentimes, I give in and before I know it, I've finished a chocolate bar, a doughnut and a soft drink. Of course, after indulging in these sweet treats I'm only left feeling guilty and ever so disappointed in myself!
If you can relate to having an unstoppable sweet tooth, you're probably ... ››› more
If one of your new year's resolutions is to eliminate sugar from your diet (or at least lay off it a little) as a result of a holiday season filled with non-stop sweet treats, you're probably wondering how you'll deal with sugar cravings when they hit hard.
Thankfully, there are lots of decadent yet healthy recipes that are free of added sugar that will help you bust your sweet tooth minus infl... ››› more
Has every diet you've ever been on failed? Is it because you simply can't curb your sweet tooth?
According to Dr Raphael Kellman, a New York City-based medical doctor and author of The Microbiome Diet: The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weight Loss, not being able to control your sweet tooth doesn't boil down to a matter of willpower, nor does it boil... ››› more
Do you often find yourself feeling peckish in the evening for no particular reason? Perhaps you're lonely, anxious or just bored. Nighttime cravings can be confusing and frustrating. Whatever the reason, all you know is you must have a snack!
If this is true for you, you'll be happy to know that there are a few steps you can take to avoid the evening munchies - here are four of them.
Four ti... ››› more
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