Heart Food Podcast | 009 | All about sugar

Sugar is DEATH to a lot of people. It is, without a doubt, the most questioned & vilified food. It’s also the most celebrated and the one people struggle with the most, on an emotional and physical level. This stuff runs deep. I was tormented by sugar for YEARS. I’d abstain & then I’d binge, over and over again, ashamed & miserable. I’ve pulled myself out of that hole and have never looked back.

I’m sharing this episode to let you know that there IS a way out of this cycle, one that’s sustainable & fun, a way that YOU choose, where you stand solid and empowered with your choices. No food has to have control over you.

The episode covers:

  • Why “getting sugar out of the house” isn’t a sustainable answer
  • How to begin to heal your physical & emotional relationship to sugar
  • Is sugar really a “drug”?
  • Looking at sugar from a human perspective
  • How to stop judging your sugar consumption
  • Abstainer vs. moderator
  • How to become empowered & autonomous around your food choices
  • Bingeing & sugar aka my own personal stories
  • Stopping the up & down cycle with sugar
  • A proposal for a different, sustainable approach with sugar
  • Control vs. trust
  • Tips for saying NO & creating boundaries around food


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