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When Food Is Love

Food is love. I just completed  a LIVE call with 20 participants in my September Sugar Buster Program.

The topic tonight was about our relationship to food  and how to heal it. I wanted  to share this topic with you as I don’t think many people are sharing this.

A book I recommend is by Geneen Roth and it is called “When Food Is Love“.

I the book, Geneen explores why many people overeat in an attempt to satisfy their emotional hunger, and why weight loss frequently just uncovers a new set of problems. But her welcome message is that change is possible. This book helped me break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers—physical and emotional—that make us human.

Geneen’s personal story and those of her clients highlight the meaning of food addiction.

I shared tonight that my Sugar Buster Program is really about love. Loving ourselves enough to feed our body with the most nourishing diet that enlivens our lives. I asked a few questions tonight that you might find helpful for your own reflection.

      1. What role does food play in your  life?
      2. What role does food play in your emotional gratification?
      3. What insights have you gained this week about your relationship to food?
      4. What new habits would you like to start relating to food?
      5. What is weighting you down in your life?

Sugar Detox Series PODCAST – PART 2



Is sugar addictive? A study published is the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests  that higher sugar, higher glycemic foods can be addictive. If you are among those whose brain chemistry and taste buds have been hijacked by the food industry (up to 70 percent of us, including 40 percent of children), then this podcast will explain how to get your biochemistry back on track . CLICK HERE to learn about Dr Karen’ Sugar Buster Program.

STUDY Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain regions related to reward and craving in men – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

 

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How to Beat Sugar Cravings Forever

stress eatingDid you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin or cocaine?
What holds most of us back — and gets in the way of success — are those cravings that seem impossible to break.
Here is my twelve step program to beating sugar cravings.
1. Forget fruit juices; go for the actual fruit.
2. Always eat breakfast. It will make or break you for the rest of the day. Your first meal must create blood sugar stability that will carry you to the next meal without sugar cravings.
3. Eat protein with every meal.
4. Remove white foods (except cauliflower) .Remove white bread, spaghetti, rice, pasta.
5. Read Labels! The longer the list of ingredients, the more likely sugar is going to be included on that list.
6. Eat every 2 to 3 hours. Don’t starve yourself or your body will get expert at storing all your calories as fat.
7. For a week write down everything you eat. Write down everything.
8. Move! Be active and keep busy.
9. Stock your refrigerator with low glycemic snacks such as salad, lots of vegetables and go-to-snacks
10. Try a sugar detox program. After the initial overwhelming sugar cravings, your body adjusts and you won’t even want the sugar anymore.
11. Drink lots of water. The more water you drink, the more your body will be fooled into thinking it is not hungry.
12. Get good quality sleep. Sleep deprivation can trigger the hunger hormone as well as the stress hormones that increase appetite!