Are you a sugar addict? This sugar addiction web site helps you outsmart your sugar cravings and overcome your addiction to sugar! Dan DeFigio provides you a safe and healthy path to overcome your sugar addiction, eliminate stress eating, and upgrade your nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.

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Dan DeFigio is the bestselling author of Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies, Princess Wiggly, and The Two Week Transformation. Dan has appeared on CNN’s Fit Nation, The Dr. Phil Show, SELF magazine,, and a host of other radio, television, and magazine outlets.

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Are you a sugar addict or a carb-o-holic? This sugar addiction web site helps you outsmart your sugar cravings and overcome your addiction to sugar! Dan DeFigio provides you a safe and healthy path to overcome your addiction to carbs, eliminate stress eating, and upgrade your nutrition to a permanent healthy lifestyle.


Sugar addiction is a rapidly growing epidemic that can lead to obesity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and a host of other medical and psychological problems. The tips on this site will help you:

Dan’s materials – the Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies book and his Sugar Free Me course – contain everything you need to start your journey down the road to wellness:

  • Learn to stop stress eating and perform a nutrition makeover that makes the low-sugar lifestyle easy!
  • Stop the frustration of yo-yo dieting, and finally find an eating plan that works.
  • Free yourself from the grip of sugar addiction and regain control over your life.
  • Four common types of sugar addicts – which one are you?
  • Finally understand carbs, protein, and fat with a simple nutrition system for weight loss and healthy eating, including what to choose and what to stay away from
  • Detoxing from sugar and performing a kitchen makeover
  • Eating mindfully – making purposeful decisions instead of stress eating
  • How to survive holidays, restaurants, and special occasions
  • Building a support system
  • Exercise programs for energy and weight loss
  • Speedy low-sugar recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts
  • Staying on track and breaking the cycle of failure – including a step-by-step list of exactly what to do when a sugar craving strikes!


Nutrition tips, and how to stay off sugar!

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Build good habits and mindful eating!

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Exercise tips for weight loss and fitness.

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  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me the tools I desperately needed to finally succeed! I am off sugar for good!”
  • I can’t believe how much better I feel after implementing this program! My cravings are gone, my headaches are gone, and I actually have the energy to get back to exercising. Thanks, Dan!

    -This system works!



Today, the modern American consumes more than 130 pounds of sugar each year, half of which comes from artificial corn sweeteners. Your body isn’t designed to handle the massive load of sugar that the modern diet thrusts upon you, and we have the embarrassing obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome statistics to prove it.
People are designed to crave high-energy foods like sugar. In nature, sweet taste means high calories, and to your ancestors, those calories could have made the difference between survival and starvation. Sugar also stimulates the release of feel-good chemicals in your brain, making you crave not only sugar’s calories but also its sweet sensations.


An addiction is anything that one must have to avoid a negative feeling or symptom, or the compulsion to artificially produce a pleasurable sensation. Sugar addicts use sugar as an energy booster (to avoid feeling tired and hungry) and a mood lifter because sugar triggers the production of serotonin and dopamine, which are hormones that make you feel happy and satisfied. (Alcohol and cocaine are other addictive substances that trigger serotonin and dopamine production.) As with drugs or other addictive substances, those who abuse sugar develop a tolerance to its effects and need more and more of it to yield the same rewards.

You’re probably a sugar addict if one or more of the following descriptions rings true for you:

  • You turn to sugar for an emotional lift, such as when you feel lonely or when you’ve had a bad day.
  • You eat sugar compulsively, even though you realize the negative consequences.
  • Without sugar, you suffer extreme fatigue or have trouble concentrating.
  • You experience physical withdrawal symptoms if you go without sugar for a day or two.
  • You find yourself obsessing over what your next sweet treat will be and when you get to have it.
  • You hide your sugar consumption from other people or lie about your eating behavior.
  • You need more and more sugar to experience the “boost.” Foods that used to taste sweet to you don’t seem so sweet anymore.
  • You repeatedly eat too much sugar, even though you promise yourself that you’ll never do it again.