100 episodes

Welcome to Life After Sugar: Stories to Inspire, with Netta Gorman. The podcast that's not just about sugar, but about your relationship with it, and especially with yourself. This podcast is for you if you know that you need to cut down sugar, but you're not sure where to start, and you're feeling tired, sluggish, and overwhelmed because sugar seems to be everywhere. Get back your energy, lose your extra weight and the stiffness in your joints, get your digestion back on track, without feeling like you're depriving yourself of anything or being on a diet! Here you'll hear inspiring stories of people who cut out sugar in their own way, at their own pace, and for their own reasons. I hope that this podcast will inspire you to discover your life after sugar too! For more details, visit the Life After Sugar website at aftersugarclub.com.

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    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Welcome to Life After Sugar: Stories to Inspire, with Netta Gorman. The podcast that's not just about sugar, but about your relationship with it, and especially with yourself. This podcast is for you if you know that you need to cut down sugar, but you're not sure where to start, and you're feeling tired, sluggish, and overwhelmed because sugar seems to be everywhere. Get back your energy, lose your extra weight and the stiffness in your joints, get your digestion back on track, without feeling like you're depriving yourself of anything or being on a diet! Here you'll hear inspiring stories of people who cut out sugar in their own way, at their own pace, and for their own reasons. I hope that this podcast will inspire you to discover your life after sugar too! For more details, visit the Life After Sugar website at aftersugarclub.com.

    099. "You can't rely on willpower to control cravings": Jenn

    099. "You can't rely on willpower to control cravings": Jenn

    Jenn Trepek's passion for nutrition and helping others stems from kicking her own food issues and weight management.

    As a kid, she ate lot of vegetables... but she also consumed lots of bread, chips, pasta... and soda!
    As she got older, Jenn noticed conversations around cholesterol and weight for her dad, but she didn't question it. Her family followed the food pyramids (with grains as its base) and the general diet culture.

    Jenn used to dance, but when she stopped, she started to gain weight. She tried all the fad diets, but she kept gaining and losing pounds.

    It was only when she started educating herself on accurate human biology that Jenn set out on a mission to share what we aren't generally taught about nutrition... and about listening to and understanding our body's signals.

    In this episode, Jenn and I talk about willpower. She describes willpower as a finite resource that's like a cup that easily emptied by all the decisions we need to make every day.

    Our "willpower cup" is quickly depleted. But we try to use willpower to eat less... to fight cravings... to resist sugary foods... and we think we have no willpower! But we do - it's just been used up by stress, multitasking, poor sleep, PMS, etc. So willpower is pretty much useless when you're having a craving.

    In this episode, Jenn tells how we can replenish our "willpower cup", and what to eat to prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes... and cravings!

    Now Jenn is a optimal health coach, podcaster, and business consultant. Find Jenn and her fantastic podcast "Salad With a Side of Fries" here:  https://asaladwithasideoffries.com/

    Get lots of valuable resources about sugar from Netta here:
    Download your free simple guide to getting more energy here.To get rid of cravings, download your 5 tips here.Also check out the Life After Sugar Facebook page, and subscribe to my Instagram account and to the Life After Sugar YouTube channel.To be part of our lovely encouraging group and get support and accountability to let go of sugar, join us in the the After Sugar Club today!And for more personalized guidance and step by step mentoring from me, Netta, the 12-week "hands on" experience in the  Life After Sugar Program might be a good fit for you. Check out how to get to a place of true freedom from sugar in the program here.
    To rate and review this podcast:
    scroll down in your podcast player on your phone and click on the stars. To leave a review, scroll down a little more and click on "Write a Review". Once you’ve finished, select “Send” or “Save” in the top-right corner. If you’ve never left a podcast review before, enter a nickname. Your nickname will be displayed on your review. After selecting a nickname, tap OK. Your review may not be immediately visible, but it should be posted soon.
    Thank you! - Netta

    • 49 min
    098. "Sugar used to be such a big part of my identity": Dr. Lucy

    098. "Sugar used to be such a big part of my identity": Dr. Lucy

    Dr. Lucy Burns used to identify as (in her words) a sweet tooth, a chocoholic, and a lollytarian!
    Her whole life revolved around getting sugar in some form.

    Sugar was such a big part of her identity that she wasn't aware of her dependence on it.
    And because all that sugar made her gain weight, she also went on diets.

    As a doctor, she was always caring for others... and she turned to reward eating because she worked so hard.
    And in the medical world, that lack of self-care was normalized, so it continued.
    She couldn't imagine getting comfort, joy, and reward anywhere else.

    But she was also sick of feeling like rubbish.

    So she decided to do an experiment on herself to cut sugar out of her life... and she gives some practical tips for how you can get rid of sugar too in this episode.
    Dr. Lucy talks about evening snacking, nighttime eating , tools to implement the knowledge you have, understanding your brain, and changing your habits.

    Now Dr. Lucy runs an online "lifestyle medicine" clinic out of Australia, where she helps people feel their best with the least medication possible.

    Find Dr. Lucy here: https://www.rlmedicine.com/

    Get lots of valuable resources from Netta to let go of sugar here:
    Download your free simple guide to getting more energy here.To get rid of cravings, download your 5 tips here.Also check out the Life After Sugar Facebook page, and subscribe to my Instagram account and to the Life After Sugar YouTube channel.To be part of our lovely encouraging group and get support and accountability to let go of sugar, join us in the the After Sugar Club today!And for more personalized guidance and step by step mentoring from me, Netta, the 12-week "hands on" experience in the  Life After Sugar Program might be a good fit for you. Check out how to get to a place of true freedom from sugar in the program here.
    To rate and review this podcast:
    scroll down in your podcast player on your phone and click on the stars. To leave a review, scroll down a little more and click on "Write a Review". Once you’ve finished, select “Send” or “Save” in the top-right corner. If you’ve never left a podcast review before, enter a nickname. Your nickname will be displayed on your review. After selecting a nickname, tap OK. Your review may not be immediately visible, but it should be posted soon.
    Thank you! - Netta

    • 43 min
    097. "I had to change my perception about my body and about myself": Rachel

    097. "I had to change my perception about my body and about myself": Rachel

    In this episode, Rachel talks openly and candidly about her struggles with sugar and food addiction.

    She says that sugar had been a problem since childhood, but through her teen years and into her twenties, she didn't recognize that sugar and her disordered eating were problematic.

    As a registered nurse and a nutritionist, Rachel was looking for tools to help her clients. And that's where she came across the concept of food addiction and realized that it also applied to her.

    Her main issue was sugar. But Rachel used to restrict all kinds of foods, and that feeling of restriction led to her reaching out for chocolate and sweets at the end of the day.

    Her recovery process was a challenge for her at first, but with support and community she was able to change her perception of her food, her body and herself.

    And now Rachel is helping others in their recovery from food and sugar addiction.
    Find Rachel here: https://www.rachelmurrayholisticnutrition.ca/


    Get some valuable resources from Netta to let go of sugar here:
    Download your free simple guide to getting more energy here.To get rid of cravings, download your 5 tips here.Also check out the Life After Sugar Facebook page, and subscribe to my Instagram account and to the Life After Sugar YouTube channel.To be part of our lovely encouraging group and get support and accountability to let go of sugar, join us in the the After Sugar Club today!And for more personalized guidance and step by step mentoring from me, Netta, the 12-week "hands on" experience in the  Life After Sugar Program might be a good fit for you. Check out how to get to a place of true freedom from sugar in the program here.
    To rate and review this podcast:
    scroll down in your podcast player on your phone and click on the stars. To leave a review, scroll down a little more and click on "Write a Review". Once you’ve finished, select “Send” or “Save” in the top-right corner. If you’ve never left a podcast review before, enter a nickname. Your nickname will be displayed on your review. After selecting a nickname, tap OK. Your review may not be immediately visible, but it should be posted soon.
    Thank you! - Netta

    • 35 min
    096. How have the processed food companies "hooked" us?

    096. How have the processed food companies "hooked" us?

    Michael Moss' book "Hooked" came out in 2021, and when I read it... it blew my mind!

    As a consumer, it doesn't feel like the food manufacturers care about nourishing us, and even less about our health!

    How has the processed foods industry "hooked" us on their processed products? Are they really created to be addictive?

    Moss' book addresses questions about how fast food and processed foods affect our bodies and our brains (blood sugar, insulin, dopamine rush, obesity). He also makes the comparison with the tobacco industry and the addictive nature of cigarettes... and sugar.

    What's behind the obesity epidemic? Are we really collectively more greedy, or do we just lack willpower?
    Apparently not.

    Moss' book explains the "brain rush" that sugar and processed foods create, hampering our ability to make rational decisions about what to eat (and how much!).

    So what exactly is it about processed foods (including sugar and flour) that makes us crave them?
    How do the big food companies hook us? And how can we choose to UN-hook ourselves? 

    You'll get some insight and tips in this episode!

    Get some valuable resources from Netta to let go of sugar here:
    Download your free simple guide to getting more energy here.To get rid of cravings, download your 5 tips here.Also check out the Life After Sugar Facebook page, and subscribe to my Instagram account and to the Life After Sugar YouTube channel.To be part of our lovely encouraging group and get support and accountability to let go of sugar, join us in the the After Sugar Club today!And for more personalized guidance and step by step mentoring from me, Netta, the 12-week "hands on" experience in the  Life After Sugar Program might be a good fit for you. Check out how to get to a place of true freedom from sugar in the program here.
    To rate and review this podcast:
    scroll down in your podcast player on your phone and click on the stars. To leave a review, scroll down a little more and click on "Write a Review". Once you’ve finished, select “Send” or “Save” in the top-right corner. If you’ve never left a podcast review before, enter a nickname. Your nickname will be displayed on your review. After selecting a nickname, tap OK. Your review may not be immediately visible, but it should be posted soon.
    Thank you! - Netta

    • 31 min
    095. "With low carb, I actually look forward to my meals": Nicola

    095. "With low carb, I actually look forward to my meals": Nicola

    Nicola grew up in the 70s and 80s, and says that she doesn't remember food being an issue during her childhood. She wasn't overweight as a child.

    In her 20s and 30s, once she had her own money, all she wanted to do was to buy the food that was available at the canteen at the hospital where she worked. She also had the attitude that if she needed to lose weight, she would crash diet.

    It was all about the number on the scale, not about being healthy, says Nicola.

    Then in her mid-30s when she stopped smoking, her weight really started to go up... even though she was eating low-fat.

    But all those low-fat products were full of sugar!
    And Nicola was always hungry and miserable.

    How did Nicola discover the low carb way of eating? And how did it transform her life?

    Listen to Episode 95 to find out!

    Nicola is now an ambassador for the Public Health Collaboration in the UK, which is a British charity dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decisions for better public health.
    Find Nicola here: https://phcuk.org/about/

    And if you're an intermittent faster who's struggling with sugar cravings,  download your 5 tips to get rid of cravings.
    Get Netta's list of Top 10 books about sugar, gut health, and intermittent fasting here.
    And if you're ready to get guidance, support and accountability to let go of sugar and experience true freedom from sugar and the diet mentality, apply to be part of the 12-week experience in the Life After Sugar Program, or join us in the the After Sugar Club private membership today!



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    • 40 min
    094. The 4 levels of sugar addiction: Molly

    094. The 4 levels of sugar addiction: Molly

    You may self-identify as a sugar addict... But are you really "addicted"?

    In this episode, I'm talking to my friend Molly Painschab, who is a mental health professional, addiction strategist, behavior specialist, and certified international food addiction counselor.

    Molly has her own personal experience of a disordered relationship with food. She experienced gestational diabetes, weight gain and health issues, and these led her to discover a branch of addiction that she hadn't studied before.

    Sugar addiction.

    In this episode Molly describes the 4 different levels of sugar or food addiction (or "substance use disorder"): 
    "normal" eater (depending on the definition of "normal")harmful userabusersubstance use disorderWhich one sounds like your lived experience?

    Listen to Episode 94 to find out!

    Find Molly here: https://www.unsugaredu.com/

    Download Netta's list of Top 10 books about sugar, gut health, and intermittent fasting here.
    Download your 5 tips to get rid of cravings here.
    To be part of our lovely encouraging group and get support and accountability to let go of sugar, join us in the the After Sugar Club today!
    And for more personalized guidance and step by step mentoring from me, Netta, the 12-week "hands on" experience in the  Life After Sugar Program might be a good fit for you. Check out how to get to a place of true freedom from sugar in the program here.

    To rate and review this podcast:
    scroll down in your podcast player on your phone and click on the stars. To leave a review, scroll down a little more and click on "Write a Review". Once you’ve finished, select “Send” or “Save” in the top-right corner. If you’ve never left a podcast review before, enter a nickname. Your nickname will be displayed on your review. After selecting a nickname, tap OK. Your review may not be immediately visible, but it should be posted soon.
    Thank you! - Netta

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

tomfarrelly33 ,

What a find.

I’m so grateful I heard Netta on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast. I’ve been listening to Life After Sugar podcasts nearly every day and I’ve learned so much from her and her guests. The most important thing I’ve learned is that my addiction wasn’t my fault. Sugar found me as a child and it got its talons in. I wasn’t weak or bad for being unable to free myself. When I heard Gin Stephens interviewing Netta, her words just made so much sense and pushed me to realize I too could part company with all sugars and flours , and I did, in the middle of the day, on a Wednesday ! It was the final piece of the puzzle. It’s been three months and 10lbs gone without hunger. Five birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and an international trip, and I haven’t wanted or missed sugar or flour. I know I’m free now. Listening to Netta’s guests makes me feel I’m part of a very large team all realizing we can stop using sugar and flour, change our lives, and be free. I am very emotional about this - it’s a huge thing in my life I’ve struggled with for 40 years. Netta is so kind and I feel like she’s someone I would love to be friends with. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate what you’re doing to help people. I feel like telling everyone !

Martin Sher ,

Great podcast

I very much enjoy Netta’s podcast. Her programming is very thoughtful and she comes across as a sincere and genuine person who cares about her listeners. I like the fact that she identified and solved her own sugar problem. That gives her credibility and empathy. I have spread the word about her in a number of places, because I honestly believe she could change people’s lives.

Lucy from Puerto Rico ,

Awesome

I love couching style. Just by hearing I’m convinced I can do this!

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