Sugar Addiction

What Your Insatiable Sweet Tooth Is Trying to Tell You

Lauretta Ihonor | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauretta Ihonor

If you have a relentless sweet tooth, next time you're hit with a craving, stop and take stock of what exactly is going on at that present moment. Accept that 'yes I really want chocolate right now' but ask yourself why. There's always something else driving the desire for a sugar fix - especially if the desire is sudden, strong and all-consuming.

Why You Should Let Your Friends Give Up, Even If You Don't Want to

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

I'm what waiters, dinner party hosts and anyone who can't mind their own business might call a dietetic pain in the ass. In the last few years, I've become a prolific giver-upper of things, which can sort of make me difficult to cater for. It does not however, make me difficult to be around.

The Truth About Sugar

Jodie Tyley | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Tyley

By eating more sugar than our bodies actually need, we are storing the excess as fat, leading to an increase in obesity and many other health problems throughout the world. Keeping track of how much sugar we eat can be difficult, though, as it goes by many different names and is hidden in some unlikely foods.

20 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

Lucia Williams | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucia Williams

It's everywhere. In foods you'd never imagine - take a look at the labels on things like pickles, sauces, yoghurts and cereals. And remember, it can be hidden under a whole range of different names so you might not notice it right away.

Sugar Ain't Sweet Jeremy Hunt

Ben Johns | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Sugar is and will always be a treat, just like a glass of wine or the occasional cigarette but when there are equally bad effects on the health then surely its time that we call a cut on the amount that we consume. It may taste sweet initially, but the long term effects which aren't being showed to us should make you feel bitter.

Breaking the Sugar Chain... Forever

Lisa Regan | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Ah but time and education is a great thing, when we all began to think and saw past the multimillion dollar advertising and marketing campaigns that helped us to choose low fat and literally cut the fat, it was not good to finally learn what we were putting into our bodies.

Bad News: The Sugar Cravings Around Your Period Are Actually Ageing You

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

sually, I work out 4 times a week, and I eat healthily, But, for one week during every month, I am, shall we say, less than vigilant with my food choices! Obviously I don't want the fact that I fall to pieces once a month to sabotage all my other anti-ageing efforts. It's scary to think that for 12 weeks of the year I eat junk and empty calories that do my body no good at all.

Why the World's Addiction to Sugar Is Actually All in the Mind

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

We should ask ourselves what would be the most effective way of cutting down our sugar intake: taxing people who buy processed convenience food and drink gallons of Coca Cola or passing laws which would force food manufacturers to cut down on the hidden sugar they sell to us?

Bye Bye Sugar

Stella Photi | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I found the experience challenging and was receptive to its high's and low's. I found myself feeling less sluggish and found that overall, it balanced my hormones. I also noticed that it changed my taste buds. The couple of times that I did cave in, I noticed that the sugar tasted sweeter and I therefore consumed less.

This Health Expert Eats Chocolate For Breakfast!

Sarah Wilson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wilson

I quite often eat chocolate for breakfast. Real chocolate is extremely healthy stuff. It contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols - nearly twice the number contained in red wine and three times the number in green tea. It lowers insulin resistance, protects your nervous system and reduces your risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Sugar Is the New Tobacco - Pass Me the eSugar Lump?

Sian Breslin | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Last week, I explored claims that sugar is considered to be the new tobacco in terms of addiction and effect on our health. This week I'll look at whether we can live without sugar and how we can cut down.

'Sugar Is A Public Health Hazard' Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A group of health experts are campaigning to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks as part of an effort to reverse the UK's obesity...

Recovering From a Sugar Hangover With Flair!

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

It has been suggested that properties in sugar are psychoactive and addictive. Sugar is added to foods to make us come back for more. Sugar in fruits is not as addictive and can give us the essential carbohydrates we need without the buzz or high that sugar does.

Britain's Obesity Epidemic: Are We Addicted to Sugar?

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Dale-Harris

Already a quarter of British women and a third of under nine's are clinically obese and by 2050 this figure is predicted to have risen to accommodate over half of all British citizens, a reality our NHS could not support.

How False Advertising by Big Food Is Driving Obesity

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Aseem Malhotra

It horrifies me to see people gorging on products marketed as "low fat" that are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar which is more likely to lead to increased weight. There is mounting scientific evidence that not only is sugar toxic to the body but it also drives appetite by interfering with hormones produced by the brain that give us a sense of fullness.

Sweet-Toothed Pregnant Women Risk Having Sugar-Addict Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Sweet-toothed pregnant women could be putting their unborn babies at risk of being sugar-addicts when they're born. Health experts from the Royal C...

What Do Cupcakes And Cocaine Have In Common?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Can't resist the lure of KFC or the 4pm office chocolate run when you're feeling peckish? Then it's likely be your junk food addiction, not your stoma...