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Is Sugar Addiction Real?
Is Sugar Addiction Real? Catherine Gordon, the author of Sugar Freedom at sugarfreedom.com uses the 11 criteria from the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition to illustrate how sugar and processed foods can qualify as addictive substances. Using real life examples she shares how you can consider whenther you are dealing with a substance use disorder when it comes to food, and steps you can take to seek help. If we claim sugar addiction as a physiological reality, stigma is removed, and it is much easier to seek out a new way of eating that brings long therm relief from sugar cravings. Catherine recommends, "Food Junkies," By Vera Tarman M.D. 2nd. edition for further study.
Appetite Control: The Biggest Benefit of an Elimination Diet
According to the CDC, 71% of Americans are currently overweight or obese. I struggled woth overweight and obesity for decades until I learned that the way I was eating and exercising to lose weight was actually incresing my appetite and causing the very problem I was trying to solve: excess hunger that caused my overeating. If you are overweight due to overeating, this podcast is for you. It is possible to replace the foods that increase your appetite with simple foods that satisfy it, and allow you to get on with live. There are also simple effective ways of exercising that make you leaner, stronger, and more energetic without leaving you frantically hungry at night. (When I used to do excessive cardio my hunger between dinner and bedtime was almost unbearable. Catherine teaches her three levels of carbohydrate replacement that have helped thousands of readers and students find their personal way of eating. Her complete eating program is availabe at Sugarfreedom.com.
Ketogenic Diet: Staying Safe and Sane
Since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic, each of us has had to deal with fear and uncertainy. We are trying to figure out how to live, work, and take care of ourselves without a clear understanding of when we can re-join our communities in person. Many of my friends and colleagues have been posting about their challenges with anxiety. Some quiet their fears with food, and this podcast tells how I have stayed anxiety free while maintaining a healthy weight during physical distancing. By sticking to my Keto/Carnivore eating practice I have stayed safe and sane. Listen in to understand how it works. Note: This is my personal story of eating for health and happiness. Pleasecheck with a doctor or dietitian before changing your diet.
Ketogenic Diet Helps Tame Flu Virus
The Ketogenic Diet has been studied extensively for weight loss, but it has other imortant proven benefits.
Catherine reports on these studies: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191115190327.htm from Yale University
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00408-015-9806-7 from the journal, "Lung."
She also describes The Ketogenic Diet that she has followed for the past 12 years, and offers ideas for following a sugar free diet in challenging times. Note: this podcast is for educational and information purposes only.
How Do I Get Myself To Care About My Weight?
"How do I get myself to care about my weight?" The difficulty of losing a lot of weight and keeping it off is well documented. The pain and frustration of the fight against bodyfat can lead to feelings of hopelessness and defeat. Catherine Gordon, the author of Sugar Freedom, used belief, desire, and acceptance as mental strategies that led to positive action over time. In this podcast she descibes ways that can help you to shift your desire to cahnge, and belief that you can change, in oder to develop the mental and emotional willingness to begin and continue your weight loss journey. She also recommends the book, "Sugar Crush," by Dr. Richard P. Jacoby to add knowledge of the serious consequences of sugar consumption, and the proven benefits of getting it out of you eating plan.
Free Your Creative Body
Last week, my son completed his senior research paper on the benefits of art education. When I read it, I was struck by the evidence for improvements in physical, emotional, and economic health that arts education can provide. These benefits come from practicing music, theatre, dance, painting, sculpting, video production, and more. Art is fun, and it's good for us, so why don't we spend more of our free time dancing, drawing, playing music, or acting? In my case, I don't practice the art forms I love because I am afraid of being judged. In today's podcast, I look at the barriers to self expression, and offer some solutions to help us get on the path to happy creativity. Recommended reading: "Freeing the Natural Voice," by Kristin Linklater.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I decided to give up sugar for Lent, and while Lent just started I’ve been mentally preparing myself for it. This podcast has been the best for that! I have a better understanding of what to eat and what not to eat. I love the advice on how to get through cravings.
I had to unsubscribe. Too much mouth smacking was distracting.
Catherine gives us just the right mix of humor, motivation, and research. Very entertaining and informative!