Giada De Laurentiis says her former addiction to sugar inspired her latest book

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis says she didn’t always have a healthy relationship with food.

After binging on sugar for years, resulting in numerous health issues, De Laurentis tells CNN that getting her health back on track was the inspiration for her latest book, “Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out.”

“Sugar was a crutch to get my energy up,” she said. “Sometimes it would be as basic as taking a sugar cube, dipping it in espresso and eating that directly. I ate jam directly from a container…Over time all of that and those cravings, once you’re introduced to sugar it’s very difficult to break. It’s like a drug.”

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