Have you badly blown your diet, fallen flat on your face and stuffed your face with chips, candies or cookies as if you just couldn’t ever get enough? Were you consumed by utterly Crazy Cravings™, as I now put it?
A year ago, with much professional embarrassment, great reluctance and huge shame, I made what I now call My Carb Confession.
At the time, I shared that after I’d endured a tormented, turbulent year witnessing my Mom dying from a virulent cancer, I became badly TAGGED-B — that’s my acronym for Traumatized, Abused, Gripped by Grief, Emotionally Devastated and Betrayed.
Then, while reeling and healing from a year of incessant fight-or-flight reactions, I was suddenly seized and gripped by what I now dub Crazy Cravings™.
Although sugary desserts didn’t beckon me as they had back in 1998, before I kicked sweets on doctor’s orders, sugar’s dangerous cousins — especially processed carbohydrates such as corn crunchies, movie popcorn, and sweet potato chips — lured me often, leading to do lots of what I now Heartbreak Bingeing™. Not surprisingly, I quickly packed on 21 pounds. Then, about 11 months after I began relapsing, it hit me that I’d been plunging in and out of Carb Shock™, which is like Sugar Shock.
Those fast-acting carbohydrates — which I dub quickie carbs, because they’re rapidly processed and rush to your bloodstream — had, in fact, made my pain much worse. Suffice it to say that those fast carbs had been delaying my healing.
After my Ahah, I jumped into action. First, I returned to eating healthily — to me, that means no sugar or other sweeteners, no gluten, no more processed quickie carbs, no dairy, low-salt, limited soy (only in its natural form). At the same time, I began to research the subject of cravings with a vengeance. I was absolutely determined to discover how to Crush My Crazy Cravings pronto. And I longed to help you end your cravings, too.
The good news is my prolonged plight and extensive research have now prompted me to take my pain and transform it into a benefit for you. I’m now finishing my next book, Crush Your Crazy Cravings™ as a result of my prolonged plight and extensive research.
Finally, last year, I got up the guts to finally come out of the closet, so to speak, and post My Carb Confession.
I was shocked by the response.
You’ve been so amazing! So supportive, kind, reassuring, and, most of all, forgiving. Thank you!
Ever since My Carb Confession last year, been hearing from people, who were heartened by my tale about I, a carb expert, fell off the clean-carbs wagon.
Wow, you’ve so touched me with your tales of relapse. I feel so honored and grateful that you’ve reached out to me to tell me about your carb or sugar challenges, too.
Here are two such tales I received:
For instance, Jane (not her real name) wrote to me privately, on Facebook:
If anything, by making My Carb Confession, I became more relatable. Well, that’s my hope.
So I invite you. Please join me.
Make your Carb Confession or Sugar Confession. I promise to be understanding, supportive and encouraging.
Anyhow, now that my Crazy Cravings are behind me, I’m here to bring you help and hope. Stay tuned soon for weekly tips to help you Crush Your Crazy Cravings™.
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