“For more than 40 years, I struggled with a dependency on sugar. This impacted my weight, emotions, energy levels, and overall well-being. It consumed my thoughts, constantly causing me to crave sugary and unhealthy processed foods. I felt trapped in a cycle of seeking my next sugary “fix”. As a result, I experienced a deep sense of sadness.
Similar to numerous individuals, I was advised to reduce food intake, increase physical activity, and seek therapy for my feelings of sadness. And, like many others, I followed this routine for an extended period of time. From various diet programs such as Lighter Life, Weight Watchers, Slimming World, and the Cambridge Diet, I continuously went on and off, resulting in my weight rising to 16 stone. I felt defeated and despite my efforts, I was unable to see any progress”.
For years, I followed the same cycle of losing and gaining weight. Despite my efforts, I struggled to overcome my constant cravings, feeling helpless and defeated because of my lack of self-control. I believed that this lack of willpower made me a failure, unable to regain control of my body.
At long last, following four decades of attempting to manage this cycle of fluctuating weight loss methods, I underwent a professional assessment for sugar addiction utilizing the SUGAR® evaluation tool.
The moment I realized was my most significant realization! Through completing SUGAR (R), I came to understand that I suffer from addiction. Specifically, an addiction to sugar, although it is now known that addiction is a single disease with various forms.
Like many others, my focus was never on the nourishment. Dependency is a neurological condition rather than a substance issue, and attempting moderation will never be effective if it is indeed an addiction.
Since then, I have not turned back.
Understanding the biochemistry and neuroscience behind my sugar addiction provided explanations for why I continued eating well beyond the point of enjoyment.
With this understanding, I was able to implement a comprehensive strategy towards my addiction problem and adopt a straightforward diet consisting of whole, unprocessed foods. This enabled me to manage my urges and take steps towards rebuilding my life.
Despite being told that addiction is an incurable disease, I have discovered a sense of peace and am no longer controlled by the cravings and compulsive thoughts that plagued me for many years.
My existence is driven by purpose and significance, and my constant desires no longer define my identity.
As a certified SUGAR® interviewer and assessor, I also work as a consultant for sugar addiction recovery. My objective is straightforward: to raise awareness about sugar addiction and to support and motivate individuals in their journey towards recovery.
Like all those dedicated to healing, we gain the ability to guide others out of the darkness and back into the light. We offer a reflection that allows you to view yourself from a new perspective and begin to cultivate direction and significance in your existence.
We are looking forward to having you join us.
Apart from writing and publishing self-help books with the goal of making the world a better place, I also enjoy spending time with my five adult children and my canine companion, Ted.
I am now content.
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