Join the parent conversation at any birthday party and you might come away thinking that sugar is more addictive than drugs. But how much of this is fact—and how much is fueled by our culture’s food anxieties? We sort through it all in our latest podcast episode.
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Is Sugar Addiction Real?
I myself have heard different takes on this topic of sugar addiction depending on who’s doing the talking, but there are some true differences between the way a person who’s addicted to alcohol reacts to that substance to how the rest of us react to sugar. There is also often so much emotion tied up in how and what we eat, that it can feel like an addiction even if it isn’t. And since this issue comes up a lot with how we feed our kids, we wanted to clarify some of the noise that we hear about sugar.
Meet Lisa DuBreuil
We talked to eating disorder and addiction expert Lisa DuBreuil to sort through the science with us, and about how to take a saner approach to the sweet stuff in your house. She sees clients with both addictions and eating disorders, so is the perfect person to help us better understand how we react to sugar.
Links from the Episode
In our discussion of meal kits, I mentioned how much I love this freezer meals guide from Pinch of Yum. I just got an Instant Pot and can’t wait to try some of these recipes with that variation!
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