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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Cranachan (a dessert made of oats, cream, raspberries and a tad a of whisky)

Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert that I (Lou) have been eating for as long as I can remember.It was originally a summer pudding, and is now often served as the pudding at Burn’s suppers. Burn’s night (25th January) is the celebration of the life and poetry of Robert (Rabbie) Burns.  Traditional fare includes Cock-a-leekie […]

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Challenge Finishers Check In

It happens at the end of every challenge.I scan our Secret Facebook and my face lights up from stories of people who did it. The results, the personal insights, and the victories.Regular people who 30 days earlier were sitting in the unknown about taking a 30 Days Sugar Free Challenge, now on the other side […]

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The Emotional Side of Sugar Addiction

I just caught this post from a woman on Day 10 of her challenge who is already learning about the emotional connection to her sugar addiction. I’ve seen this awareness from alumni of the challenge – but never on Day 10. And that got me thinking…Are We Missing the White Elephant in the Room When it Comes to […]

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The Time and Space to Quit Sugar

I was just looking through our Secret Facebook Group – my favorite place on the internet for tuning in with people who are being real about their life and relationship to sugar.I saw this post:Then something occurred to me – how many different versions of Day 1 have I been lucky enough to witness since […]

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Sugar Free Confidence? It Starts with Commitment

Have you ever started anything with 100% confidence that you’d succeed? I sure haven’t.Parenting? Walking? Marriage? Going 30 days sugar free? Nope.Typically we start with a commitment, and let the confidence build.I just made this 2-minute video and I know it will help you see the folly in waiting until you feel ‘ready’ to make […]

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Quit Sugar? You Might Be Overthinking It

A couple thousand people have come through the doors of 30 Days Sugar Free.Some thought about it for days. Some for week. Others continue to pull a hard left at the mere mention of our name. They’ve been thinking about it for years.And here’s the problem with over-thinking the decision about doing 30 Days Sugar Free: there […]

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