With the new year here, it’s time to Make Your “Proud Proclamation,” as I call it, of what you intend to achieve.
Is Diet a Dirty Word? What do you think?
Let’s face it. In certain circles these days, people steer clear of the word “diet,” because it’s deemed politically incorrect. More important, it may mean deprivation, restriction, frustration, difficulty or even struggle.
Here’s the catch. What other word should I use to convey that you’re cleaning up your eating, mindfully consuming the best, healthiest, nutritious, real foods into your mouth? Sure, you’re eating less, but you’re still going to feel full.
Is it wrong to use the word diet?
Do you doubt your ability to kick sugar and ditch processed carbs?
Are you tired of failing diet after diet?
Today, I invite you to see it, feel it, enjoy it.
By “it,” I mean your new joyous, freedom-filled life, where you have outgrown your addiction to sugar or carbs.
Back in 1998, when I kicked sweets and processed carbohydrates on doctor’s orders, I discovered that conquering my sugar and carb addiction began in my mind.
After initially doubting myself, I decided and knew without a doubt that I would succeed in kicking the dangerous foods.
Believing that I could do it helped me accomplish what I once thought unthinkable.
If you’ve been finding it tough to turn down tempting, but unhealthy sweets or fast carbs or break other bad habits (what I call “babits™), you need to know that it’s possible.
You need to believe first that you can succeed.
You want to see yourself breaking your horrible habits to accomplish your dreams.
That’s why I encourage people, who seek to kick sugar or get better habits to immerse themselves in positive literature, movies and thoughts.
In fact, while quitting sugar, I heavily relied on can-do books and thinking, even if I was feeling low on will power and uncertain of my eventual success.
Today, I invite you to get inspired by Hill. First check out some of his motivating quotes.
Then watch this inspiring great Napoleon Hill video.
Again, remember, as Hill advises, no matter what your goals, you should begin with a clear picture of what you’d like to achieve.
Can you envision your Freedom from Sugar Shock?
Thanks to my Facebook friend Vanessa Bey for turning me onto this inspiring video.
Have you had a Diet Relapse where you ditched your clean diet and pigged out on processed carbs and sweets?
Then, did you feel low on will power, helplessly watch pounds pile on and beat up on yourself for caving into toxic treats (rapidly processed, quickie carbs, as I call them, or sugary snacks)?
It’s time to be glad that you’ve blown your diet.
Failure is, in fact, vital to your long-term diet success.
I came to understand this concept more than ever after I failed bigtime, incessantly stuffed my face with quickie carbs in late 2012 after my mother angrily died and then helplessly watched 21 pounds pile on.
For some six months, I felt angry, ashamed and disgusted with myself.
How could I fall flat on my face like that?
Please note: I never had the chance to ask a question in front of the 13,000 people at the Tony Robbins event, but just deciding to speak in front of this huge crowd helped me begin to lick my speaking fears. Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming speaking engagements.
This coming week, if Tony Robbins selects me at his Unleash the Power Within event, I will finally triumph over my absolute biggest fear in front of the 13,000 people in attendance.
Yes, I’m one of millions with a deep fear of public speaking, but if I can, I will speak at UPW even if it makes me feel uncomfortable, makes my stomach knotted up and scares me profoundly.
It’s not that I’d rather be in a coffin than speak, as some research suggests, and as Jerry Seinfeld joked, but it’s time to quit hiding away from stages no matter how big my fear.
Enough of playing small!
So why am I formally declaring my intention to Stand Strong and Speak to Serve™, as I put it?
I love learning about you. Recently, because I’m now Celebrating 20 Years Sugar-Free, I’ve been offering complimentary Sweet Sugar Freedom Strategy Sessions with people all over the world.
One thing that’s struck me is how sad, helpless and angry at themselves sugar and carb addicts are when they feel trapped by their powerful urges for junk foods.
They feel ruled by what I call Crazy Cravings™ — mostly for sugar and carbs.
Because of their cravings, sugar and carb addicts are just not enjoying life as much as they’d like or as much as they could.
Your sugar or carb cravings can rob you of your power, joie de vivre and zest for life.
That’s why I’m so committed to helping people Crush their Cravings, especially during this, my 20th Year Sugar-Free.
Want my help to Break Free with Glee™?
Get your complimentary Sweet Sugar Freedom Strategy Session with me.
Today, I invite you to get inspired by the late Louise Hay, who offers a positive outlook on what’s been happening with you.
This is one of my favorite quotes from her.
I hope it motivates you as much as it motivates me.
Share this Louise Hay quote with your favorite peeps and loved ones.
Today I invite you to at least think about how awesome life would be if you weren’t so attached to your favorite candies, cookies and chips.
Even if the idea feels overpowering to you now, just envision how you’d feel if you weren’t imprisoned by your dangerous habit.
Share this image with your friends and loved ones.
Have you had some tough times recently?
This week’s Sweet Shareable Quote hits home for me since the last few years have been quite challenging. But now, I’m preparing for my extraordinary destiny. Will you join me?
Share this inspiring message with your friends, colleagues and loved ones.
Please come back every week to get motivated, encouraged and/or entertained by a Shareable Image or Fun Cartoon.
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October is here, and usually this is the month millions, can trigger a Season of Sugar Overload™.
Indeed, Halloween is what I call the “gateway” holiday. (Yes, my use of a drug term is intentional.)
But you don’t have to be helpless prey to sugary treats that abound for the rest of the year. Read on to find out how to Stand Strong™.
This October, I invite you to begin to dream big.
Dream of a life where you’re not a slave to sweets.
Dream of a life where you choose to claim health instead.
Dream of a life where joy, fun and excitement abound.
Make this October the month you claim your Sweet, Sugar-Free Power™ .
So I urge you: Take back your October now. Rather than being the month that sends you down a slippery path, let this October be the month when you take back your power.
To encourage you on your Sugar-Free October path, I invite you to get inspired by this quote from James Allen:
“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”
Now, let’s give it a sugar-free twist.
Make this October the month you claim your Sweet, Sugar-Free Power™ .
Admittedly, you may think, “How can I ignore sugar this Halloween?” I’ve got one simple solution.