Everyday In May: Fighting the Sugar Addiction Day 1

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Here I am. Sitting on my couch hunting for cookie recipes.

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Funny how the minute something is "off limits", it's ALL I WANT!!!

So I'm sitting here. Dreaming of hot-ooey-goey chocolate chip cookies....sigh, (my kryptonite). Writing to you about this because maybe, just maybe you will relate? Maybe you and I share this in common.


I made this INTENSE commitment, that I want to break RIGHT NOW. LOL. I committed to "Everyday in May" where I will go without my sweets for every day in May.  :( Yea.... I know right?! Who's idea was that?! Cue the tears....

Why am I blogging this then?

Well, for one, I'm trying to keep me from sprinting right into the kitchen to bake these cookies. AKA... fingers on the keyboard = not on cookies. hehe... And second, I want you to know, to hear, to experience that I struggle too.

I have goals. I want to be toned, lean and strong. I want to reverse my macros so that I'm consuming a lot of food each day without my weight budging. (can you believe that's possible?!) I want to not feel addicted to sugar. I want to honor my clients by telling them, YES, it's hard. YES, I've been there too. But it's POSSIBLE!!!

And sometimes... POSSIBLE is all you need.

So instead of baking, I'm writing.

Here are a few of my tips for overcoming this urge:

1. SHAKEOLOGY!! I know I know... y'all, I'm not that "shake" person either... but, I do believe in nourishing my body with the BEST nutrients. And  sticking to clean eating. In order to stay on track, I need to make sure my body is receiving the right amounts and kinds of nutrients. Most of the reason I have crazy cravings like I do for sugar is because I'm not consuming enough dense-nutrition that my body is asking for. Shakeology consists of approximately the same nutritional value as:
3 cups of romaine lettuce
4 cups of raw mushrooms
1 shot of wheatgrass
1 bowl of exotic fruit
3 raw onions
7 raw carrots
4 cups of non-fat yogurt
4 cups of red radishes
4 cups of raw broccoli
1 cup of peas
10 cups of cauliflower

HOLY WOW!! So... here is what I'm saying... getting the right nutrients and enough of it, allows us to stick to clean eating and supress those cravings-- hallelujah!! So as I'm typing this... here I am....

Thankful for Superfoods!! Check them out here!

2. Busy yourself-- when you're busy, you fail to dwell on alllll them sugars you want ;) Aka blogging will be my new therapy! Yay for us-- more us, bonding time :) hehe

3. Drink WATER-- water is SO important!! 55% of your body is made up by water, so it's really important to make sure we get enough of it. Plus, a lot of times with cravings or "hunger pains" your body is actually asking for water ;)

4. Have an accountability partner! I do better when I speak my concerns to my husband. Usually I feel most tempted when I'm home alone. Almost like no one will know if I do it and it won't count... but speaking out and inviting a trusted person to walk alongside you in your weaknesses will help!
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What are YOUR ways for steering clear of falling off the wagon or losing momentum??

Live Sown with Strength Friends,
xo Court

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