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From cupcakes to pies to iced coffee drinks, sugar is found in many foods and is almost impossible to avoid. Emotional or psychological dependence on sugary foods and drinks, also known as sugar addiction, is a real cause of concern for health officials in America. Processed foods and refined grains create additional sugar in the body once the body metabolizes the food. Sugar in moderation is not harmful; however, many overdo it. A recent study suggests Americans eat far too much sugar. To be specific, approximately 75 percent of Americans eat excessive amounts of sugar, many of whom could be classified as having a sugar addiction.

Sugar consumption can create a short-term high and a spark of energy in the body. Some studies have suggested sugar is as addictive as cocaine. People often enjoy the dopamine release sugar brings. However, due to the addictive nature of sugar, long-term health effects like obesity and diabetes are a risk of sugar overindulgence. Similar to other compulsions or behavioral addictions, sugar addiction is a special risk for people with low moods, anxiety, and stress.

This book explored sugar use as an addictive process, through the lens of emotional regulation, addressing the research question: What is the lived experience of emotional regulation through sugar addiction?

This study aimed for a greater understanding of the interdependent nature of sugar and emotions. What might a sugar-addicted population express that facilitates recovery and emotional regulation? The lived experience revealed that envy, deprivation, fear of sugar’s control, and lack of support from authority figures contributed to an inability to get enough of comfort foods or to stop overconsumption, and contributed to feelings of guilt, shame, and loss.

©2020 Brittany Forrester (P)2020 Brittany Forrester

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Have a look at all the five-star reviews for this book. They are mostly all submitted on one date. They are clearly fake reviews they are just so bland and in authentic. Every review gives every category five stars.

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I preordered this book on audible and it came today. I had to drive all day so I got to listen to it and am so excited to get started on the program. I really liked all of the scientific studied Brittany Forrester cited in the book that shows how bad fats and sugar negatively affect and even shrink our brain. The book talks a lot about dopamine and serotonin and how we can actually grow our brain and boost our mood by eating a keto inspired Mediterranean diet. There are also a lot of suggested activities that help boost serotonin and dopamine levels to make your brain healthier. I’m definitely on board and ready for a fresh start. Thank you Brittany Forrester for this life-changing work!

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gave me answers as to why I have on my own never been able to break the sugar cycle. I am now following the suggestions in this book.

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A MUST for Your Library

This book is definitely a game-changer. The dopamine and serotonin quizzes bring the connection between how you feel and act is DIRECTLY correlated with what you put in your mouth...; those simple, yet, thought-provoking questions—-Genius!!!

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Life changing!!!

Still reading makes a lot of sense. Our food products are so contaminated with sugar & chemicals.

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