There was a time when I was completely addicted to sugar. I drank sugar in my coffee drinks first thing in the morning (typically alongside a pastry). The vending machine was my afternoon stop for some kind of chocolate mid-afternoon pick-me-up. My evenings ended with a double scoop of Ben & Jerry’s (or sometimes even the whole pint!).
I knew that eating so much junk food wasn’t doing me any favors, but I felt powerless to stop myself. Maybe you can relate?
I tried to stop. Really, I did. Telling myself that coffee, sugar, candy, ice cream are “BAD” and promising not to eat them. You can probably guess how that turned out.
Yep. Self-sabotage. Despite my best efforts. The more I resisted, the more I wanted it.
But something happened along my healthy journey that changed all that.
It was when food became less about dieting and more about bringing health to my body. I stopped looking at food as “good” and “bad”.
I instead asked the question: Will this food bring my body healing or harm?
Each food (REAL FOOD) that we eat brings something unique to our bodies: vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, things that bring health and healing.
The other food (FAKE FOOD) lacks the nutrients our body needs and in fact depletes our bodies of its nutrient stores in order to process it. And when you add in sugar and other toxins that are found in our processed (fake) food, the added stress is more than our bodies can handle. They bring harm.
As I became nourished with the healthiest REAL foods on the planet and learned how to truly care for myself, my body and emotions no longer craved the foods bringing me harm. It pushed out the “bad” stuff!
I never want to go back to that place when I was so sick. Where I lived my life half alive. Once you experience a Healthy Free Life, there is no going back.
Now my days of riding the sugar addiction rollercoaster are over, and I’m here to support you in ending yours, as well. I’m here to show you just how liberating it can feel to end the reliance on sugar to make you feel good.
When I’m craving sugar, I know my body is out of balance. Yes! I still have cravings! But here is what I know to be true… Cravings are a signal for deeper nutritional deficiencies, yet sugar can never fill those gaping holes. Only wholesome nourishing REAL foods and lifestyle strategies can, and that’s what I want to teach you.
WHEN SUGAR IS OUT OF THE PICTURE, YOU CAN EXPERIENCE:
- More energy
- Glowing skin
- Less bloat
- Stable mood
- Better sleep
- Fewer cravings
- Easier weight loss
- And even less cellulite
ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?
THE TOP 10 FOODS TO DITCH SUGAR & LOSE WEIGHT
By focusing more on real foods that will naturally drive away your sugar cravings, you can avoid feeling starved and deprived as you make healthy changes to your eating habits.
The following 10 foods are the best for nourishing your body, alleviating your urges, and helping you quit sugar without going crazy.
The healthy fats in avocado help to keep us full and prevent energy crashes that often make us head straight for the candy bar. This versatile food can be eaten alone as a snack, or used to dress up a salad, burger, or basically anything else.
#2: FLAX SEEDS
Flax is an awesome source of fiber, which helps to detoxify the body and keep you full. Add ground flax seeds to smoothies, sprinkle over oatmeal, or add to your favorite homemade energy ball recipe.
#3: COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is a special kind of fat that contains what’s called medium-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are an easy source of energy for the body and can help curb your cravings when eaten regularly. Try using it as your cooking oil, adding 1 T. to your coffee in the morning, or simply eating 1 T. in between meals.
This common spice is a fabulous way to fight your sugar cravings. It not only helps to regulate blood sugar levels, preventing energy highs and lows, but it also works against candida and other bacteria in the gut that can lead to imbalances and sugar cravings. Sprinkle it on your morning oats, add it to your favorite savory dishes, or take a dash with 1 T. of coconut oil.
The phytochemicals in this citrus fruit help to regulate blood sugar levels in the body naturally and has been shown to aid in weight loss. Try adding wedges of grapefruit to your salads or eating half on it’s own as a snack.
#6: WILD SALMON
As one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, wild salmon is an excellent choice to reduce cravings and help you quit your sugar habit. Try roasting salmon with fresh lemon and dill for a simple, classic dinner.
#7: WHOLE GRAINS
The complex carbohydrates in whole grains are digested slowly by the body, reducing the impact on blood sugar levels. They’re also high in fiber, B-vitamins, and chromium – all important for eliminating sugar cravings. Try eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, adding cooked quinoa to soups or salads, or including some brown rice as a side dish.
Broccoli is one of the most chromium-rich foods out there. It helps to balance blood sugar levels naturally, which prevents the roller coaster energy levels that send us looking for the next sweet fix. This versatile veggie is amazing steamed, sauteed, or even oven roasted. I’m currently learning to sprout broccoli!
#9: NUTRITIONAL YEAST
Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of B-vitamins and chromium that, as we’ve already seen, aids in blood sugar regulation and reduced sugar cravings. Found at most health food stores, nutritional yeast can be sprinkled on just about any savory dish and has a nutty, slightly cheesy flavor.
In our quest for the perfect foods to calm our sugar cravings, we can’t forget that sometimes what we’re really yearning for doesn’t have anything to do with food. Sometimes what we really need is more joy in our lives.
Sugar just gives us temporary pleasure. It soothes our emotions for such a brief time.
But sugar robs joy.
The problem is – it is so much easier to give in to the lie that sugar whispers.
It’s easier to have that bowl of ice cream than move towards developing, growing and nurturing (or even repairing) relationships… something that God designed to bring us true joy.
It is easier to have an afternoon chocolate than go for a walk. God designed our body to move, which in return produces energy.
It is easier to have a cup of coffee in the morning and scroll Facebook than it is to spend time in the Word in conversation with our Creator. We know that this is where the Fruit of the Spirit is developed… love, JOY, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
So let me ask you… have you spent time at the feet of Jesus today?
Here Are Your Action Steps:
1. Pray and give your cravings to God. Ask for His strength.
2. Add in the glorious foods God has given us to bring health and healing.
3. Walk towards your HEALTHY FREE LIFE.
It is worth it, my friend.
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