Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-06-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Decrease your sugar intake and dramatically change your diet and your life for the better Are you a "sugar addict?" Most everyone consumes over the daily recommended amount of sugar, but may not realize it. Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies provides you with a safe and healthy way to eliminate these harmful sugars from your diet and overcome your addiction. With one-third of our calories coming from sugar and white flour added to processed foods, sugar addiction is a rapidly growing epidemic. Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies helps those who are affected by this commonly overlooked addiction to identify the causes and symptoms, and discover how to overcome it. Helps you decode food labels to find hidden sources of sugar Includes trusted tips to help you overcome your sugar addiction Guides you through the process of altering your diet to live a healthier life If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who'have too much sugar in their diet, Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies is your no-nonsense guide to decreasing your sugar intake and changing your life for the better!

Author Biography

Dan DeFigio is one of the most respected names in the fitness and nutrition industry. His articles have appeared in numerous professional journals, and his workshops have been presented in many cities across the United States. He has appeared on the Dr. Phil show and was featured in SELF Magazine, MD News, Personal Fitness Professional, and a host of other publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Are You a Sugar Addict or a Sweet Freak? 7

Chapter 1: Moving from Sugar Addiction to Sugar Reduction 9

Chapter 2: Figuring Out Why You’re Addicted to Sugar 19

Chapter 3: The 4-1-1 on Sugar and Carbs 31

Chapter 4: How Sugar Contributes to Chronic Health Problems 49

Part II: Developing Your Low-Sugar or No-Sugar Food Plan  65

Chapter 5: Creating a Sustainable Plan: The Basics of Nutrition and Portions 67

Chapter 6: Stocking a Low-Sugar Kitchen 89

Chapter 7: Sugar Detox 101 105

Part III: Living a Successful Sugar-Busting Lifestyle 115

Chapter 8: Eating Mindfully 117

Chapter 9: Breaking the Cycle of Failure and Staying On Track 127

Chapter 10: Navigating the Minefields of Eating Out and Special Occasions 145

Chapter 11: Getting a Boost from Your Support System 153

Chapter 12: Sugar-Busting Moves: Incorporating Exercise 161

Part IV: Sugar-Busting Recipes  191

Chapter 13: Energy-Boosting Breakfasts 193

Chapter 14: Powerful Lunches 205

Chapter 15: Nourishing Dinners 219

Chapter 16: Satisfying Snacks 235

Chapter 17: Sin-Free Desserts 249

Part V: The Part of Tens  263

Chapter 18: Ten Surprising Foods to Leave at the Grocery Store 265

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Outwit Your Cravings 271

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide  275

Index  279

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