Want Change? Start With Why

I am a huge fan of Simon Sinek. He’s the bestselling author of the book, Start With Why. It was the first book I read in 2012 and, to put it mildly, it got under my skin.On February 28th of 2012, a few weeks after finishing the book, my 9-year old son asked me what […]

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I Can’t Lose Weight!

Guest post by 30 Days Sugar Free Challenger Annie Keeling“I can’t lose weight,” moaned Miya, a friend of our family, who called me up the other day. She said she’d had it with diets but still wished she could lose weight.Her list of weight loss diet attempts was long: Atkins, Zone, South Beach, raw foods, Mediterranean, […]

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Why I’m Having a Sugar Free December

This is a guest post by a member who just joined the challenge for December.Like most people I overindulge during the holidays (beginning with Halloween and going through New Year’s) then make my resolutions to be healthier, lose weight, eat better, and exercise more. But this year I’ve decided to get a head start with […]

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How to Eat Less Sugar

I hear it so often…“I can’t do something else where I might fail…”“It just seems so impossible…”“If I slip I’ll get so down on myself…”The list of fears is long and almost always related to failure, regret, let down.With my book, online challenge, TV appearances, and interviews I have always challenged and supported people to […]

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What is the 30 Days Sugar Free Challenge

We just had some fun boiling the challenge down in a very simple and fun way 🙂We start on the first of the month and you can register right here.You can also ask any questions that you have by using our Contact Page.

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What I’ve Learned from Sugar Free Holidays

Sugar free holidays are the norm for me now. Heresy, I know.It’s been almost 4 years since my last hit of processed or refined sugar but I still remember its ill-effects on my body, mind, and spirit.In this post I will do my best to paint a picture of what Thanksgiving or Christmas without sugar looks and feels […]

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What I’ve Been Afraid to Say About Sugar Free

Sunday afternoon I climbed into the huge, 15-passenger rental van that would carry our group back home from a most-excellent camping trip in the mountains above Ashland, OR. The cast of characters included 4 dads and 11 teenage boys. All were buckling up for the 6-hour drive home.The trip ended with a feast of delicious foods, many of […]

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One Choice at a Time

This morning a woman asked me how to give up sugar.She looked tired, about 50 lbs overweight, had wrinkles all over her face, and dark circles under her eyes.I knew right away that it would have been easier for her to *not* ask me, but she stepped right over that fear.“The best way to give […]

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Sugar Free Challenge – Our Two Year Anniversary

The 30 Days Sugar Free Challenge started in September, 2013 and that means one thing – it’s our two year anniversary!In no particular order, here is a shortlist of what we have learned from the thousands of people who have stepped up to the 30 Days Sugar Free Challenge:This challenge changes you forever – regardless […]

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Almond Chocolate Brownie (sugar free, dairy free, wheat free)

This brownie has come from a lot of inspirational sources.  The brownie recipe I have had for years came from Nigella and was great because I would make a dairy free version and my husband could eat them too.  I used to have grown men fighting over my brownies.  This recipe went by the wayside when I […]

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