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Ella Fitzgerald sang it best: “Summertime and the living is easy…” And yet, summer can also become fraught with our food and weight issues. Especially the thief and terrorist disguised as our body image. With the heat and the shorts and the pool parties, our internal dialogue can get really loud really fast and take us really far away…

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…