Tag Archives: diabetes

Limiting sugar to prevent addiction

Limiting sugar to prevent addiction

Which foods have the largest amounts of added sugars? According to an article in today’s Wall St. Journal, Sweet Surrender: Sugar Curbs Urged, “In a scientific statement issued Aug.24, 2009, the American Heart Association says most women should limit their sugar intake to 100 calories, or about six teaspoons, a day.

For men, the recommendation is 150 calories, or nine teaspoons.”

I AM NOT A FOOD ADDICT! …am not…am not…am not………. — by Bill

Of all the addictions, food has to be one of the most elusive. Let’s face it: we don’t really need tobacco, heroin, cocaine, booze, shopping, sex, religion and so forth in order to survive — although we may think we do. It’s hard to convince an addict who’s shaking it off cold turkey, or an alcoholic who’s in the midst of an unsupervised detox*, but people do survive these things every day and, despite how it may feel, no one is going to die if he doesn’t get laid today.

Food — well, that’s a different issue. Continue reading