While we celebrate Independence Day weekend in the United States, I invite you to think about how glorious it will feel to Celebrate Sugar Independence.
Even if you now feel trapped, discouraged and overwhelmed by your sugar addiction, imagine that you’ve actually broken free of over-attachment to sugar. Here are 8 Reasons to Celebrate Your Sugar Independence.
1) When you’ve kicked sugar and processed carbs, you’ll enjoy a delicious feeling of freedom.
You know how your sugar and carb addiction makes you feel trapped, burdened and weighed down (emotionally and literally, of course)?
Well, the reverse can be true. When you no longer have a sugar or carb addiction dogging you, you’ll feel the most amazing feeling of freedom.
2 ) When you turn your back on sugar and achieve Sugar Independence, you’ll Enjoy a Sweeter Life Naturally.
Admittedly, the taste of sweet snacks and desserts may entice you, but only momentarily. That sugar “rush” will vanish pretty quickly, and you’ll feel wiped out, discouraged and disappointed in yourself.
But when you Let Your Sugar Addiction go, Life is Sweeter Naturally, as I like to say.
3) When you shed sugar, you’ll easily shed weight, too. Maybe you’ll even turn heads soon. (more…)
As your Cravings Ninja™, I’m here to show you how to achieve Sweet Victory over your powerful cravings for junk foods full of sugar, carbs, fat and salt so you can easily, quickly ignore temptation, shed pounds, and step into your willpower.
So why am I talking about your need to become a “Cravings Ninja”?
Ever since I began eating cleanly more than a decade ago (no sugar, no agave, no honey, no barley malt and no other sweeteners, plus, no dairy and no gluten), I’ve been hunting for high-quality, nutrient-rich, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free protein powders to use in my nutrient-rich Cacao-Cado-Chia-Berry Protein Shake every morning.
But this week, in particular, I’m actually surviving and thriving on Power Shakes alone, because I’m recovering from painful dental surgery, can’t eat solid foods for a week, and need ample protein to quickly heal my sore mouth.
So protein powders are on my mind, and I’m so grateful that in recent years, I’ve found plenty of sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free protein powders. Here are my current 8 Favorite Sugar-Free Protein Powders, which can help you get valuable nutrients that you might otherwise not get.
Frankly, it weren’t for my morning shakes, especially this week — when I can’t have any solid food due to dental surgery — I’d be starving or fainting. So here are the protein powders I like best. Please note that I recommend the unflavored ones so you won’t get any sugar, agave, honey or other sweeteners. Since I like all of these options, I’ve put them in alphabetical order. (more…)
Wow, it’s my blogiversary. For 15 years now — ever since 2005, two years before publication of my first book, Sugar Shock — I’ve been dedicated to educating and entertaining readers of my blog with eye-opening, helpful tips, insights and info.
Over the years, I’ve written about a wide variety of health topics, including sugar addiction, health trends and tidbits and more recently (as in the past two years) about cravings. In fact, every week I post tips, information or insights to Crush Your Cravings or motivate you. (That’s why I call them either Cravings-Crushing Monday or Your Motivating Monday.
Here are some of my Craving-Crushing Monday posts:
Note from Connie: Do you feel anxious, overwhelmed or stressed out? Would you like help to calm down, sleep better, and Crush Your Cravings?
What if if you could quiet your mind, easily relax, cut out insomnia and calm your cravings without taking drugs?
You may want to try GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA), a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the brain and the nervous system. Recently, I rediscovered GABA, thanks to a nutritionist, who’s helping me with my anxiety over health and housing challenges.
‘GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) is one of my top nutrient recommendations for clients with physical tension, anxiety, overwhelm and panic attacks. I’m often asked if it really works and is it even worth taking so here is some feedback from practitioners from theAnxiety Summit, all of whom I consider experts on the topic.’
But, let’s face it, most of us probably won’t change our unhealthy tech habits once the sun sets. For my part, my bad habit (or babit™, as I call it)—which, I’ve almost broken—is that I write blog posts or books into the wee hours.
What about you? Do you, too, have any of these popular 21st-century bad electronic habits?
Since just about wherever you go this holiday season, you’ll be tempted by sugary, salty, fatty junk foods, I have a special gift for you, which will help you begin to easily, effortlessly, even playfully Crush Your Cravings for good. It’s time to get my newly revised Crush Your Cravings, Quick-Start Guide, which will give you 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings.
This Quick-Start-Guide — which I updated recently to add one more tip and to make it faster and easier for you to download — will help you rise above your frustrating cravings, beginning immediately.
So you can start to Crush Your Cravings this holiday season.
Bear in mind that if you do not Crush Your Cravings for sugar, carbs, fat or salt, you’ll probably pig out, gain weight and feel powerless.
How “Fast-and-Convenient” is both your Enemy and Your Ally.
What percentage of us get cravings and why. (You’ll be shocked by my findings.)
The Handy Cravings-Crushing Trick™. (Use this in movie theaters. It works brilliantly!)
The Turn-On-Your Willpower Tactic™. (Ideal for when you’re tempted on the go.)
How to Surf the Urge, Step Aside & Thank Your Cravings. (Yes, you can thank your cravings for waking you up.)
How to get weekly, Cravings-Crushing help so you can ignore those unhealthy, sugary, fatty, salty sort-of foods.
Why do I know so much about cravings? Well, for four years this month, I’ve delved deeply into this subject. It all began after the death of my mother when I was pounced on by Crazy Cravings, gained 21 pounds and lost my willpower for a few months.
But now that I’m the Master of my Cravings — actually, I only get good cravings now — I’m determined to help you Crush Your Cravings, no matter where you are, who you’re with and what junk foods entice you.
Let’s face it. During the holiday season, in particular, it can be especially tough to pass up on fatty, salty, sugary temptations, which will pack on pounds, make your clothes too tight, and lead you to believe that you have no will power.
The first step to step into your strength is to realize that advertising influences our eating behaviors and may trigger our cravings for certain junk foods.
Try to remember the last time ads subtly recommended that you eat some junk foods.
Were you reclining on your couch or bed, watching your favorite television show(s) and then up popped ads for rich, enticing, super-savory chocolate treats?
Or while at the movie theater, did you see ads subtly recommending that you drink soda or eat popcorn?
Did you feel out of control later?
Did you feel driven to get some chocolate, popcorn or soda?
Were you make your own choices or did the ads dictate your behavior?
That’s the power of food cues in advertising.
But you can Take Back Your Food Power, even during the holiday season when advertising for unhealthy food substances is in full force.
Later, I’ll share Easy Ways to Take Back Your Power, but for now, you need to know that science shows the power of advertising.
Indeed, recent reviews of the scientific evidence on advertising and eating behavior reveal a definitive link.
So did you overeat and go back for seconds or thirds on Thanksgiving or at a recent holiday party? You’re in good company. Millions of you have already caved into your cravings for sugary, salty, fatty junk-food treats.
Today, for Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m here with one easy way to let yourself off the hook.
Let’s say you pigged out last week at Thanksgiving.
Or you overate in the days that followed.
Now that the holiday season is in full swing, you feel yourself sliding down a slippery slope.
You may feel like a runaway train.
You’re now finding it hard to say “No thank you” to many sugary, fatty, salty temptations.
How do you stop your downward spiral?
Just Shower Yourself with Compassion.
This powerful tactic can rescue you no matter how much you’ve pigged out.