Santa is a Huge Sugar Addict, Who Skips Self Care

Please Enjoy This Playful Post -- Fun, Quirky Thoughts While Stuck Home with Pneumonia

Santa Claus may embody cheerful generosity and innate goodness, but the beloved, jovial character has some serious health problems.

To begin, he is a huge sugar addict.

At every house he visits, the beloved gift-giver noshes on sugary, gluten-filled cookies that well-intentioned parents left for him.

Come to think of it, aren’t millions of us like Santa?

No wonder Santa can’t resist the sweet stuff.

Just think of Santa’s plight.

(more…)

Crush Your Cravings over the Holidays

It's Super-Simple to Take Charge of What You Put in Your Mouth

Every holiday season, people cave into their cravings for the worst kinds of foods.

dealing with holiday cravings

Many Crazy Cravings — as I call them — come on full strong when people just look at temptations.

It’s inevitable.

You’ll see candy canes, pumpkin pie, gingerbread houses, candied yams and other sweet or carb-filled temptations.

And, like clockwork, inevitably, people around the world eat. .

So for this week’s Cravings-Crushing post, I want to make it easy for you to begin to easily, effortlessly, even playfully rise above your temptation-triggered cravings this holiday season.

Get ready to avoid the bevy of temptations over the holiday season in our junk-foods-driven world.

Let me help you Crush Your Cravings right away.

Bear in mind that this holiday season, you don’t need to eat robotically.

You can quickly, easily Crush Your Cravings that were triggered when you saw junk foods.

All you have to do is unobtrusively use simple, but powerful, science-based tools.)

Ready to rock now?

Just sign up now to get your two super-simple tactics right away.

In this easy-to-read, fun Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide, you’ll discover:

(more…)

3 Simple Shifts to Stop Holiday Overeating

Ah, Thanksgiving…a day of togetherness and celebration, a day set aside for expressing gratitude for our many blessings. Now, though, this holiday — smack in the middle of The Season of Sugar Overload — has become synonymous with pigging out. For many, it’s a foodie free-for-all, which can make you gain weight, play havoc with your moods and plunge you into self-hating remorse. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Discover 3 Simple Shifts to Stop Holiday Overeating.

Thanksgiving

  1. Grow Bigger Eyes

You probably know the expression, “My eyes were bigger than my stomach?” This holiday is the perfect time for you to look at this old adage in a new way. Instead of using the maxim to explain away the mound of food on your plate, take this as your goal: You want to Grow Bigger Eyes. By this, I mean you want to develop and then actually see a grander, better, bolder vision of yourself. In that split-second moment during which you decide how much to pile on your plate at your family-style Thanksgiving meal or buffet (or, while you’re getting up the courage to say, “No thank you” to your host), envision how you’d like to look and feel next week, next month, next year.

(more…)

3 Simple Shifts to Stop Thanksgiving Overeating

Easy Tools so You Won't Gain Weight this Holiday Season

Ah, Thanksgiving…a day of togetherness and celebration, a day set aside for expressing gratitude for our many blessings. Nowadays, though, this holiday — smack in the middle of The Season of Sugar Overload — has become synonymous with pigging out. For many, it’s a foodie free-for-all, which can lead you to gain weight, while playing havoc with your moods and plunging you into self-hating remorse. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on to discover 3 Simple Shifts to Stop Holiday Overeating.

1. Grow Bigger Eyes

You probably know the expression, “My eyes were bigger than my stomach?” This holiday is the perfect time for you to look at this old adage in a new way. Instead of using the maxim to explain away the mound of food on your plate, take this as a goal: You want to Grow Bigger Eyes. By this, I mean you want to see a grander, better vision of yourself. In that split-second moment that you decide how much to pile on your plate at a family-style meal or buffet or, while you’re hoping you can say, “No thank you” to your host, envision how you’d like to look and feel next week, next month, next year.

(more…)

3 Simple Steps to Soar Through the Holidays & Not Pig Out

How to NOT Overeat This Season of Sugar Overloading

The Season of Sugar Overloading is now underway, kicked off, of course, by last week’s Day of Candy Pushing (i.e. Halloween).  People often ask me how I’ve been able to soar undaunted through 16 holidays — yes, I’ve stayed sugar-free (well, mostly) for sixteen years — which means that I’ve been able to feel energetic, focused and healthy. Plus, Crazy Cravings — as I call them just don’t bother me anymore. Today, I’ll share 3 Simple Steps to Soar through the Holidays so that you’ll discover How to NOT Overeat this Season of Sugar Overloading.

To begin, let me reassure you that it can be very easy for you to Say No to sweets and other processed “treats” this holiday season so that you won’t gain weight, will have more energy, and be more cheerful.

1. Be Driven by Your Vision

The best way to Thrive and Not Overeat this Season of Sugar Overload is stay focused on your desired outcome. Would you like to easily turn down sugar-pushing relatives or friends, when they charmingly offer you once-tempting dessert foods or carbohydrate-rich snacks, which, you know — based on years’ past — can quickly lead you to overeat, gain weight, and feel sluggish? The way to eat cleanly sugar-free is to begin every day Driven by Your Vision. See that you’ve already succeeded. Would you like to lose 15 pounds in the next two months so that next year you’ll fit into your slim dress? Imagine that you’re already done it. Would you like to be mostly happy this holiday season (well, emergencies excluded)? Begin your morning by thinking about your wonderful outcome. Know that you’ve accomplished it. Then, throughout the day, whenever you’re tempted by sweets or other quickie-carb temptations, flip on your sweet, sugar-free vision.

2. See the Opposite Outcome

(more…)

Your Halloween?

Will You Gorge on Candies or Plan Smart Stop Sugar Shock Moves?

Recently, with Halloween around the corner, I’ve shared three blog posts — 7 Easy Ways to Face Halloween, some sad, ineffective candy-corn memories; and what you’ll get in today’s special Gab with the Gurus Show. Now, I invite you to enjoy the provocative cartoon below while you decide: Will you suffer the fate of these trick’r treaters?

Feel free to share this cartoon on Facebook, Twitter and to your candy-hooked friends. Just send them to this link.

Join the Conversation. Will you just see candies and fell prey to Crazy Cravings?

Instead, I invite you to plan ahead to do some smart things to to soften Sugar Shock this Halloween for both your kids and you? Get 7 Easy Ways to Face Halloween here.

Now share your Halloween plan here or on Facebook.

Healthy Halloween Tips

Tips for Parents on Gab with the Gurus to Help your Kids Soften Sugar Shock

On National Sugar Overload Day — my phrase for Halloween — millions of children and adults alike will be lured like flies into a spider trap to eat and probably pig out on sugar-laden candies.

This established sugar-gorging holiday also often stresses out frazzled parents, who just don’t know how to deal with their little “Sugar Monsters” once they come home from trick ‘r treating.

To help you make this sugar-centered holiday one that isn’t fraught with frustration, I’ve often interviewed a number of experts, who give you some simple tips on how to how your kids can have fun and how to make Halloween more healthy.

Check out this week’s Gab with the Gurus Show to listen to easy tips from a team of stellar experts. You will hear easily doable ideas from:

Check Out Health Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Gab With the Gurus on BlogTalkRadio

On this Gab with the Gurus Show — which will be a repeat from a previous show — will discover:

(more…)

Halloween Used to Mean Candy Corn to Me

Now I'm Immune to Their Charms

I used to love candy corn. Indeed, I used to have Crazy Cravings™ for them. Just seeing them led me to privately pig out on these adorable, sweet kernels. Especially before and after Halloween.

For years, those little tri-colored “treats” tempted and taunted me again and again to shove them into my mouth. Well, that’s sure how it felt.

For the past 17 years, though, I’ve been immune to the sweet charms of candy corn and other Halloween “goodies.”

To my joy, I’m no longer a hardcore candy addict, who feels trapped, frustrated and frazzled by these alluring “treats.”

Much to my continued amazement, I haven’t put one candy corn in my mouth since 1998.

That was the year I reluctantly quit sugar and refined carbs on doctor’s orders, because my M.D. thought that doing do would banish all 44 of my mysterious ailments. He was right, much to my amazement.

Now, as Halloween fast approaches, candy corn is again out in full force. And millions of Americans will be handing out lots of the sweet stuff to cute little trick-or-treaters.

Not only that, but millions of kiddies and their parents, as well as adults with no children, will mindlessly plop these insidious tri-colored “goodies” into their mouths.

But Halloween isn’t the only day, candy corn calls out to people. Inevitably, many will gobble candy corn for weeks, if not months, while blithely unaware of the potentially dangerous consequences of over-indulging on sweets.

To many, candy corn is quite tasty — especially if you’re used to the super-sweet taste — so it can be hard to stop. It once was for me. Now, I easily say no to this popular treat, which, as you can see here, contain “Sugar, Corn Syrup, Confectioner’s Glaze, Salt, Dextrose, Gelatin, Sesame Oil, Artificial Flavor, Honey, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, and Red 3.”  (more…)

7 Easy Ways to Face Halloween

Simple Tips to Become a Sugar Sleuth before You or Your Kids Pig Out on this "National Sugar Overload Day"

Halloween, which is around the corner, is the scariest day of the year. That’s because it’s become an approved National Sugar Overload Day.

For Halloween, 157 million well-meaning Americans  (or nine out of 10 shoppers) will fork over a whopping $ 2.1 billion to buy candy corn and lots of chocolate “treats.” (Indeed, 72 percent of all money spent this Halloween will be on sugary chocolate.)

Every Halloween, millions of mindless, health-unconscious adults — parents and non-parents alike — take an ultra-permissive, Ditch the-Diet approach to Spooky Snacking.

Many  of you will experience collective Sugar Ignorance.

You simply “forget” everything you’ve ever heard of or learned about the dangers of sugar overloading, including its connection (confirmed by many stellar researchers) to obesity, heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, and more.

Instead, parents will likely lovingly, good-naturedly tell their innocent, sugar-craving kids, “Sure, you can have some candy [on Halloween and for days afterwards], but brush your teeth afterwards.”

Not only that, but you and your friendly, well-intentioned neighbors will kindly give out candies galore to all those cute, young, costumed trick-or-treaters.

I’m not blaming you for being among the candy pushers every Halloween. You’re a product of our sugar-obsessed environment.

But this year, I invite you to take these seven simple steps before you take your children trick-or-treating.

(more…)

Holiday Gift for You: Download to Relieve Holiday Stress with Debra Berndt

Let’s connect! What is your favorite part of this download. Leave a comment. Share your thoughts here.

Love Bubble - 1379839_10151947500379402_1945532480_nThe holiday season can be a very stressful time between overwhelming family gatherings to polite sugar-pushing at holiday parties.

This year it’s my pleasure to give you a holiday gift, an uplifting, soothing Relieve Holiday Stress download with Love-Mind Expert Debra Berndt.

You can listen to the Relieve Holiday Stress Replay at your convenience.

In this exciting, soothing program, Debra — a master in creative visualization and hypnosis, who has helped thousands of people around the world  — explains how our subconscious mind works.

Then she guides you in three creative visualizations, which will leave you relaxed and refreshed.

Take a moment now to check out your Relieve Holiday Stress Replay Page, and then return to it, at your convenience, when you time to listen.

(more…)