For many a battle with excess weight seems to have become harder and harder. There are a number of reasons for this. We were all told years ago, via the food pyramid, that we should mostly eat bread and cut out fats. Now that advice has been turned on its head and we have been told carbs are the problem. Overeating is the problem and yes our food is loaded with hidden sugars and our portion sizes are out of control. Deep down inside most people know what a healthy lifestyle is. Less processed food is best. The more vegetables the better. The more active you are is important too. Yes, sugar addiction is a real thing. There are many things you can do to fight this. Drink water, eat healthy sugars like apples and berries, as the fibre will help you to not absorb all of the sugar. Take probiotics for a healthy gut.
Above all other things, it is good to set healthy goals, get unhealthy food out of the house and develop mantras to stick to your regime. It really comes down to willpower as well - a mindset. You can try mantras such as "Everything I eat is natural and healthy." Or "I fuel my body with nourishing food for energy." or "I want to live a long healthy life, so I make good nutritional choices." Try writing these mantras and putting them around your house. Also if you do have a slip up - that is fine - that is natural, but then get back on the horse. You won't stick to a diet that is too restrictive, so make one meal a week a guilt-free treat. It has to be an ongoing lifestyle you can stick to, not a short-term diet if you want long-term results.