1. Ready: How do you do Sugar?
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This was a great introduction to day 1 of the sugar detox challenge
Glad you found it enjoyable, Sharon. Praying for your success during the challenge 🙂
This was such an enlightening lesson. The TED talk video explained something I had been missing. I have not been successful with behavior modification techniques because I’m going to literally have to change what I subconsciously believed (lies!) about sugar.
That’s it, Connie – and until you pull it the root, you are going to produce the same fruit. May you be blessed on this wellness journey!
Lesson 1 was very enlightening for me. I believe a new way of thinking about old things in my life is what I need. I have started a journal of how I am feeling in the moment as you suggested. Even the scripture you gave had a new meaning for me today. God is so good!! Thank you Kimberly for sharing what God has given you.
You are SO welcome, Wendy. I am so glad you found this help and glad you are doing the journal too because that will give you insight into your patterns so you can change them with God’s help.
This is the best information I’ve ever seen regarding permanent change! Thank you for sharing these insights, I am now really looking forward to the next 14 days.
Thanks for your feedback, Lori! I think it really helps to understand why you do what you do because then you realize it’s not about willpower, but simply re-programming with God’s help. It takes faith AND patience to inherit God’s promises. God bless you on the challenge 🙂
Please pray I continue on with this. Thank you for the great information!!!
You do have my prayers, Sheilah! To continue requires both prayer and practicality. God’s mercies are new every morning and I believe His grace is new every MOMENT. Listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides you on what you need to do to succeed. When you submit to His leading, you can be confident that He will never steer you wrong 🙂
What about sugar-free products during sugar detox ?
That is up to your personal discretion, Teresa. How does the item you are thinking about eating affecting you? Does it hijack your brain as much as a sugar-filled item? In that case, it is not helpful to you and you may decide to pass and replace it with something else that does not hijack your brain. Your aim on the challenge is to replace the items that hurt you with ones that help you.
This is great information. Yesterday I was having a lot of anxiety at the idea of beginning this sugar detox. That was a sure sign this is an addiction. I’ve been off sugar before and felt amazing, but the fear is there that I will start well but not maintain it. I need change from the inside out, and only God can do that, so staying close to Him will be imperative. Sounds like a win, win! At least I know I can trust Him, even if at times I feel I cannot trust myself.
Huh, while writing down the excuses I use to eat sugary foods, I was coming up with rebuttals as I went. So, now I just need my emoter and thinker to work together so I can resist the urge to pick up a dessert at the end of the line or buy a sweetened beverage.
I’ve done a sugar detox before, and I know it works! After enough time off sugar, I found that other sweeteners that didn’t hijack me were a win-win to my emotion (yay, still get to eat something that tastes good) and logical (yay, not going to have to go buy new jeans) portions of my brain. However, once the holidays rolled around, I did want to enjoy sugar, but overdid it.
Now, I’m at the point of recognizing that my sugar addiction isn’t just a physical deal. It’s the emotional portion that I’ve never dealt with, and your article “Sugar, You are Fired” really showed me how I need to look at sugar.
Glad to hear that Liana! I think we are more apt to give ourselves grace when we see that overcoming sugar addiction isn’t just about more willpower, but about dealing with the aspects of our lives that ”feed” the habit and making changes at that level. I am praising God with you for your new awareness, which is the first step of change 🙂
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