Craving Sweets? Don't Do This

When food companies advertise their products with slogans like "No one can eat just one!", it's clear that cravings and addictions are good for business. But what's best for your health?

A recent article by investigative journalist Gary Taubes reinforces the reality that sugar cravings can be a biological addiction for some people. Recognizing and accepting this fact is the first step towards defeating an enemy that will sabotage your health and vitality.

Feeling powerless in the presence of a tub of ice cream, or a box of Oreos? Give yourself the grace to understand that willpower alone is not enough – the best way to defeat cravings is to avoid the temptation entirely. Keep problem products out of the house, and try to avoid situations where they are present.

But what about artificial sweeteners?