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5 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Quit Sugar

Going sugar-free is counter culture. It’s agains the grain. Companies don’t make money off you not eating their industrial food products. But it’s your friend’s birthday and his grandmother made her famous Amazing Grandma Cake and it might be the last time you ever get to eat it.

How to Stop Being Sweet Without Being Negative

When you stop being sweet, it’s hard to not want to shout it out to the world. Make a shift that changes the world a little bit for the better and you’ll want others to understand and join you.

Mad Men Ends with a Coke

For me, the show Mad Men was a window into an era that I barely got to witness. It helped me make sense of the past and transported me back to a time when I stood on a chair to use a rotary dial telephone.

Mad Men Finale’s Sweet Ending Left a Bitter Taste

I was happy. And then right in the middle of my positive emotional state they played an entire commercial.

Label Sugary Drink War Rages On

Legislators keep trying to put labels on excessively sugary food items and food companies keep stopping them. Why don't food companies want warning labels?

Sugar-Free? Change “Cheat Day” to “Still Addicted Day”

If you’re going sugar-free and you have what you call a “cheat day” then you are setting yourself up for failure. Here’s why…

8 Steps to Going Sugar-Free in a Sweet Household

If you live with your family and they all love sweets, these 8 steps will help you get off sugar for good. You family has a huge influence on how you live your life but ultimately it’s up to you to choose what is right for you.

5 Deceptive Sources of Hidden Sugar in Everyday Foods

You cut out sweets and thought you had everything worked out until you read the labels! Here are five foods that will get you every time.

Encoding Our Love for Sugar

Your subconscious mind remembers positive associations with sugary junk food even when you’ve forgotten. Can you think of any subliminal sweet suggestions that were part of your childhood? Here’s one of mine…

Stop Being Sweet at Spark Weekend

This weekend I will be talking about how to Stop Being Sweet at a unique conference. Spark Weekend is designed to measurably improve your health, productivity, and relationships in the shortest period of time possible.

Stop Being Sweet on KATU News

Thank you to Valerie Hurst from KATU for coming by sugar-free headquarters to talk with me about Stop Being Sweet!

5 Things People Will Say When You Stop Being Sweet

It can be difficult to abstain from sugar but it does get easier with practice. Here are five things people will say to you at some point or another…

8 Facts About Food That Will Totally Creep You Out

The information in this video will totally creep you out. That is, if you’re still eating the foods featured in this video.

Infographic: Carbs Are Killing You!

This infographic is based on the book “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes.

The Science of Food Addiction

There’s not a chef crafting the processed foods we’re being sold. There’s a scientist—well many scientists…

Crest Cashes In On Candy Craze

Advertising perpetuates and manipulates public opinion. In this case Crest takes a self serving stance by putting kids in charge.

Oreos as Addictive as Drugs?

A recent research project by faculty and students at Connecticut College has suggested that Oreo cookies are as addictive as cocaine.

Woman to Hand Out Letters Saying “Your Kid is Too Obese for Candy”

A woman in Fargo, ND plans on handing out letters that basically say, “You’re too heavy,” to certain children on Halloween.

Infographic: Fast Food Advertising Aimed at Kids (Works!)

Apparently McDonalds and Burger King are in a heated competition to embed positive feelings in children, thus turning them into life-long customers.

Sugary Junk Food ≠ Fun

Even though people might desire a cookie or can of soda while at a loved one’s wake, junk food companies will never line up to place concession stands or vending machines at your local funeral parlor.

5 Healthy Places That Trick You Into Eating Unhealthy Foods

Society is a complex whirlpool of competing values and ideologies. When you’re having trouble getting off sweets, the cause is often something you haven’t taken into consideration.

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