Introducing my 8-Day Sugar Elimination Plan Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Thank you for letting me nerd out about neuroscience all week with the Sugar Elimination Series. 

If you missed any of the posts, here they are: 

Welcome To The Sugar Elimination Series
ULTIMATE List Of Hidden Sugars (77 Tricky Names, Many Are Not Obvious)
How Sugar Hijacks Your Brain (Neuroscience)
This Part Of Your Brain Causes Compulsive Eating
The 22 Wackiest Places Hidden Sugar Was Found

I’m so glad this information about sugar is getting out there and ...

The 22 Wackiest Places Hidden Sugar Was Found Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

At the beginning of this Sugar Elimination Series, I had a contest with my newsletter folks, asking them to share the wackiest places they’ve found hidden sugar. 

Here are some of the craziest answers: 

Jarred Pasta Sauce
Beauty products
Green Beans
fast food french fries
Baby teething crackers-all except 2 brand I searched out!!! Why?!?!!
Baby formula
I once found it as an ingredient in a packet of Stevia?!?
pizza dough
shredded hash browns
Instant ...

This part of your brain causes compulsive eating Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Welcome to Day 3 of the Sugar Sobriety Series :) 

Yesterday I shared with you how sugar hijacks the brain’s pleasure center (the nucleus accumbens) and today I’ll explain how sugar activates the brain’s reward systems.

Did you catch the plural? Unlike other addictive substances, sugar activates TWO regions in the brain’s reward system: sweetness and calories. This is part of the reason why sugar is so hard to resist. 

Fortunately for us, these rewards don’t travel along ...

How Sugar Hijacks Your Brain (Neuroscience) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Welcome to Day 2 of the Sugar Elimination Series :) 

Yesterday I shared with you that foods containing sugar trigger a special region in the brain (the nucleus accumbens) that is ground zero for all conventional addictions such as gambling and drug abuse. 

This response can even be viewed on brain scans, which is what you were looking at in yesterday’s blog post. Sugar lights up the nucleus accumbens like a Christmas tree. 

Today I’m going to geek ...

ULTIMATE list of hidden sugars (77 tricky names, many are not obvious) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Sugar has about 10,000 names (okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration). 

To help you out, I’ve compiled an ULTIMATE list of hidden sugar names. 

Last I counted there were 77, but if I missed one please let me know ;)

If you were subscribed to my newsletter, you would have received this as a handy PDF today. 

It’s too late to get it now, but if you don’t miss any more freebies (or the rest of ...


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