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Superman and Superwoman are super beings, except when they are exposed to Kryptonite—a radioactive element from their home planet, Krypton. Exposure to Kryptonite left them weak, fatigued, and feeling lousy. You are a super being as well. However, just like the super comic characters, you can easily be corrupted with a unique brand of Kryptonite-like material that weakens and slowly destroys you.
2015 was a rough year for us. We moved several times and we still have one more to go. Despite the roller coaster ride, there are always lessons to be learned. Here are ten that I hope you find useful in your sugar-free journey.
The temptation happens when the stars align and you find yourself in a situation where you can let loose. What will you eat? Where will you get it? Is it already available? Will you have to go to the store to get it? Will you feel guilty later?
Are you food aware or are you a food fool? What did you eat last week? How much sugar do you consume? How many glasses of water do you drink a day? How much did you spend? This week's challenge will allow you to look at the foods you eat and the feelings you have to see if there is any correlation between the two.
Things are good. I am in my 10th year of sugar abstinence—ten whole years of avoiding sugar all but for four days out of every year. Not too shabby. I’m experimenting and that’s okay.
This week, your sugar-free challenge is to choose one snack that will be your “go to” snack whenever you crave sweets. You’ll eat meals as you normally do except that you’ll have just one choice when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth. Doing this will reveal secrets…
How do you know if you’re truly addicted to sugar? You cut it out for a period of time and see if your mind, body and soul crave it in ways that make you nuts…
Going sugar-free is counter culture. It’s against the grain. Companies don’t make money off you not eating their industrial food products. But it’s your friend’s birthday and his grandmother made her famous Amazing Grandma Cake and it might be the last time you ever get to eat it.
When you stop being sweet, it’s hard to not want to shout it out to the world. Make a shift that changes the world a little bit for the better and you’ll want others to understand and join you.
This challenge will help you to see if the places you frequent offer you good (real) food or if they are selling you a bunch of junk on a regular basis.
Here’s a story about how to keep yourself on the sugar-free wagon when you accidentally (or not so accidentally) fall off and find yourself knee-deep in junk food wrappers.
For me, the show Mad Men was a window into an era that I barely got to witness. It helped me make sense of the past and transported me back to a time when I stood on a chair to use a rotary dial telephone.
I was happy. And then right in the middle of my positive emotional state they played an entire commercial.
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