The Science of Sugar Addiction
One in two Americans has pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. Our consumption of sugar has increased from 10 pounds per person in 1800 to 140 pounds per person per year today. Each year, the average American also consumes 133 pounds of white or wheat flour, which raises blood sugar more than table sugar (sucrose). One serving of Prego tomato sauce has more sugar than a serving of Oreo cookies and sweetened yogurts can have more sugar than a can of soda. Most of us have felt the urge, the unstoppable craving driving us to seek out something sweet and devour it in a flash. That uncontrollable yen for cookies, cake or ice cream or that whole basket of bread calling to us to finish it off. Why do you overeat? Why does that cookie have such power over you, even though you know it will make you fat and sick? Is it an indication of your moral weakness, lack of will power, or is it a powerful hardwired brain response over which you have little control? In honor of November being national Diabetes month this Thursday November 21, I will presenting a webinar on sugar and how it affects our minds and bodies. Watch here : This presentation will: Expand your thinking. Help you determine where sugar might be lurking in everyday food items. Help you determine if you may have a food addiction. Explain why its not your fault that you crave sweets. Decode food labels. Offer solutions to decrease and replace cravings.