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The Skinny on SUGAR: Added sugar is the not-so-sweet trick the makers of processed foods use to get you hooked. In 2005, Princeton researchers found that eating sugar triggers the release of opioids, neurotransmitters that light up your brain’s pleasure center. Addictive drugs like morphine and heroin stimulate those same pleasure pathways. Scary fact? After…

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Food addiction is NOT about willpower. Your struggles with food and emotional eating are not a matter of personal weakness but have a lot to do with your brain chemistry. File under: “More Beacon is Better” – tonight at 8:30pm, we will be starting our series of Facebook Live Events. You’ve been asking for more Beacon, and…

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Tis’ the Season for some Holiday Seasoning! Abstinent style of course… Our Awesomely Abstinent Program Director Molly snagged a good one from the IQuitSugar website.  Remember Recovery is about choices NOT deprivation! Kale Pesto Recipe  Ingredients 1 mediumbunch kale, stems removed. 2 medium green shallots, peeled. 2 cloves garlic, peeled. 3 tablespoons olive oil. juice of…

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Holiday times are full of joy, but also full of…exhaustion.  Buzz around Beacon says: We. Are. Tired. Fatigued. Straight up overwhelmed from too much shopping, partying, planning, working, shopping, working, traveling, planning, shopping…. And you know that can lead to some serious stress eating and have an impact on our food and weight goals. Here’s what I know, Buddies: put…

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Beacon Brings You a Favorite Holiday Tip for Surviving The Holidays: Always have a plan! We know that almost EVERYTHING in life — including successfully navigating the holidays and long term recovery has almost EVERYTHING to do with planning and almost NOTHING to do with willpower.   If you’re working on willpower alone…pause…put it in reverse and…

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