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Breaking Up with Sugar Addiction

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What is it like being a sugar addict? And what is it like to struggle to break free from it?

In this presentation from the recent Low Carb USA conference Karen Thomson, former model and a recovering cocaine and sugar addict, talks about her personal journey to quitting sugar (and other drugs). For her a big part of the solution was starting to eat an LCHF diet.

It’s really one of the most powerful talks of the entire conference.

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Breaking Up With Sugar Addiction – Karen Thomson

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What Sweetener Should You Use Instead of Sugar?

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If you have troublesome sugar cravings, what sweetener should you use instead of sugar?

This and other questions (what do you do about repeated uncontrolled eating at night?) are answered this week by our food addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN:

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“I Feel Better and My Head Feels Clearer”

Before and after

Rebecca became addicted to sugar already as a child, and since then it has been something that she has battled throughout her life. But it wasn’t until she read Bitten Jonsson’s book “The Sugar Bomb In Your Brain” (Swedish only) that she finally understood that she was a sugar addict.

Here’s how she at last came to find LCHF and the other tools to help her beat her addiction:
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The 15 Signs You Could Be a Sugar Addict


Do you eat sugar when you’re upset? Can’t you imagine a life without it? Do you feel like you can’t stop eating once you’ve started, even if you decided “only to take a little piece”?

Here are 15 signs that could mean you’re suffering from sugar addiction:

DailyMail: The 15 Signs You Could Be a Sugar Addict

Studies show that sugary foods can be quite addictive, so it is something to be taken seriously. Especially since it often leads to a wide array of disease (including obesity).

Do any of these signs ring true to you?

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“With the Help of LCHF, I Am Winning My Battles”


Before and after

Cassie Davey had tried all diets and failed. She was “every weight-loss program’s dream customer”, as she kept regaining the lost weight and coming back.

Then she decided to try LCHF, and quickly realized why she’d been failing before.

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“Now I’ve Got the Rest of My Fantastic New Sugar-Free Life to Live!”

Before and after.

Before and after

My Westerdahl, also known as the LCHF engineer (link in Swedish), has been fighting her sugar addiction since childhood. LCHF is an essential ingredient in the recipe for her success, but My says it’s not enough.

Here’s how she succeeded and lost 208 lbs (94 kilos). Continue Reading →


“My Happiness and Meaning of Life Have Returned”

John suffered from an addiction and had lost his company, he was overweight, in debt and he did not even have contact with his children anymore.

Then the turning point came, and it started with food.

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Finally, 100 Sugar-Free Days!


Eden had been struggling for years. For a few weeks she would eat well, but then her cravings would make her eat all kinds of sugary foods again. She could not lose weight, she was prediabetic and she felt too tired to work.

Finally she found the tools needed to break free. She’s now been living sugar free for 100 days, something that used to be impossible for her. Here’s how she did it and how it transformed her life. Continue Reading →


Dealing with Emotional Eating

Ask Bitten Jonsson

Do you ever eat more when you’re feeling down or stressed? Do you even start eating, keep going and not stop eating until you literally can’t eat anymore?

If so, what can you do? This and other questions (can toothpaste be too sweet and trigger cravings?) are answered by our food addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN:

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