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Sugar, you are Fired

I traveled last week because Mike and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had a lot of fun! One night, we went out to eat and Mike had apple cobbler with ice cream.

In times past, I might have dived into the cobbler with him, but this time I didn’t.

Instead, I had a couple of spoonfuls of his dessert and was perfectly satisfied.

What changed?

Sugar means something different to me now than it did when I suffered from sugar addiction.

Before, sugar used to mean “treat”, a way to make myself feel special, comfort or rest.

But now, sugar just means a sweet taste on my tongue. Eating it to excess means to me sinus problems, headache, itchy skin, constipation, and bloating.

Not appealing to me at all!

Do you see how the meaning you assign to sugar in your life can affect its appeal to you?

In my case, I’ve assigned sugar’s major roles in my life to other things:

  • Needing a treat or feeling special: That role has been assigned to a manicure/pedicure, walking in nature, a massage, or a hot bath with candles.

I’ve fired sugar in this role.

  • Needing Comfort: That role has been assigned to quiet time spent with the Lord, journalling my feelings, talking with my husband or a friend, or reading comforting scriptures.

I’ve fired sugar in this role too.

  • Needing Rest: I’ve assigned that role to a nap, spend quiet time with the Lord or listen to relaxing music.

I’ve fired sugar in this role too.

For too many years, I assigned sugar to fulfill roles in my life for which it was unqualified!

My life works much better and my health is better now that sugar is fulfilling the only role for which it is qualified – a brief sweet taste on my tongue.

I eat just enough to get the taste and am satisfied with that. Trying to fill up on it means a health disaster for me.

What about you?

What meanings have you assigned sugar in your life?

Is it qualified for these roles?

If not, what is something else that is better-qualified for the job?

Your health will thank you when you set boundaries for sugar and keep it in the only role for which it is qualified!

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him (Psalm 34:8)!”

Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?

You are not alone!

I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald

The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.

This is “can’t-miss” information if you are ready to succeed permanently and join a community of others doing the same.

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  • Thank you Tammie – I praise the Lord for His words of life!

  • Jane says:

    Kimberly I just have to thank you for your Christian words of wisdom!!! You are really helping more people than you realize. God bless you and your family! Jane. 🙂

  • Sandy Fine says:

    You are a very wise woman. I love your teachings!!!!!! Now to change my stinking thinking. Oh how I want to! Thanks for sharing.

  • gudissa says:

    this is perfect way of teaching me in simple and short so that i need always you to teach me where ever you are ,i need you thanks

  • Manila RoneWells says:

    I’m ready to engage in the 14day Sugar Detox.

  • Nikki Felder says:

    I am going to fire sugar for a good feeling and for comfort during distress. Thank you.

  • Sharon Evans says:

    I really liked this concept of firing sugar and reassigning roles to my uses for it converting to healthy choices. Baby steps…I am desperate to finally be successful in permanent weight loss. May the Lord help me be brutally honest with myself.

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      Indeed, Sharon! In the armor of God described in Ephesians 6:10-18, the first peace of armor is the belt of TRUTH. It combats the enemy’s primary weapon, which is lies. When you remove the lie, you remove the power. May the Lord bless you on this journey!


  • Wendy Bowes says:

    I believe the Lord is coaching me to take this detox challenge … I came across it, the day it was starting and was able to hear the motivational talk by Kimberley on Facebook. Thank you so much, Kim, for all the resources that are useful in understanding keys to success. Now is the time to break free from this unhealthy habit! I have my phone programmed to connect daily so I can join you on this life giving journey !

  • Liana Kriebel says:

    I’m firing sugar from being a way of connecting with people. I would eat a bunch of sweets every week at my grandparent’s house, desserts at social gatherings, or when baking with my mom. But, I did more than just eat during those memories…and eating never helped me connect with people like spending time with them would do. I’d sit on the porch swing with my cousins, play games (croquet, horse, spoons, Apples to Apples, Scattergories) with my aunts/uncles, and go for nature walks with my parents and friends, to name a few. While my family may have many “tradeeshuns” when it comes to food (usually with sugar), it’s time to start healthier traditions that get us away from the dining table (like a time of worship!).

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