See Ya Sweetie

Feb 07, 2021

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could make 180 degree changes in our lives overnight, simply by deciding to do so?  For the most part, that is not how we are wired.  We are wired for safety and comfort, so even if our current habits are not the most healthy, they are the habits that feel familiar and safe!  


Breaking out of our comfort zone is a process; one that requires a plan of action. Where eating habits are concerned: patience, time, and intention are key. Sugar is a hard habit to break….sorta like that bad relationship you knew wasn’t good for you, but you kept going back to….(anyone? anyone?) In truth, sugar is more addictive than cocaine and heroin, so ditching it takes effort. Start small, and offer yourself plenty of grace along the way.  

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Here are my top tips that will help make your break-up with sugar a little less painful:

• IDENTIFY YOUR TRIGGERS:  What is it that sends you sprinting to the pantry for a quick hit of the white stuff?  This is first and foremost, because without knowing what sets you off, you will be fighting an endless battle. Think about your pitfalls, and then create a plan to overcome them.  Write out your action plan; tape it to doors and mirrors—seriously.  The struggle is real, so it’s time to get proactive. 

• EAT PROTEIN FOR BREAKFAST: Eating protein for breakfast will help to create or maintain a more even blood sugar curve, so you will be less likely to crave sugar for your next snack or meal. Also, protein is the macronutrient of satiety (feeling full), so when you eat protein, you are less likely to be hit with cravings. 

• AVOID ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS:  We wrongly assume that artificial sweeteners are a better choice because they have less (or zero) calories.  Please don’t buy into this!  Artificial sweeteners, besides being like poison to our bodies, actually cause our bodies to crave sugar. 

    • READ LABELS:  Sugar is sneaky and surprising.  Making yourself aware of what is in the foods you choose can go a long way towards forming new habits.  

       • EXERCISE:  If we are addicted to sugar, there is an excess amount of insulin in our bodies, which makes us store fat and crave even more sugar.  The fastest way to get rid of insulin?  Use our muscles!  They will gobble up that excess sugar…and we will break a nice, detoxifying sweat, too.  Win-win! 

       • DON’T GO HUNGRY.  Don’t skip meals or eat too little calories.  Eat your 3 squares a day, each complete with greens, healthy fat, fiber, and protein.  When you give your body what it needs to do the work of living your amazing life, your cravings for sugar will decrease.  Nourish your fabulous self by focusing on all the amazing foods you CAN eat….and the seduction of sugar will start to fade….promise.  

    • STAY ACCOUNTABLE:  We are not meant to go it alone.  The love and support of our tribes are essential to making any positive new change stick. Ask for help! Ask your family to support and encourage you as you make hard changes. Recruit a friend to call when you are triggered, or need a listening ear. Get involved in an online community of other wellness minded women. You can find exactly the support and coaching you need in my online program, “Build U.” We cover every bullet point in this email in depth, and so much more. Read more about this life-changing program by clicking the link below. Go to:

Resist the urge to be the lone she-wolf. We need our pack…so find yours and let them help!


Lori Z.