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Sugar Addiction, Caffeine Addiction, Etc.: 10 Steps to Break Free

Posted Dec 30 2009 12:00am

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Are you frustrated and discouraged by your habit of consuming sugar, coffee or diet soda, as well as procrastinating, smoking, being habitually late, obsessively checking emails, nail biting or other bad habits? 

Are you discouraged that, up until now, you’ve often gone out of your way to cave into your “cravings” to unhealthy “treats” or patterns?

Wouldn’t it be nice to Break Free of Your Bad Habits (what I call “Babits™”) for good?

I bring you hope. You CAN Break Free of Your Babits™ such as your dependence on sugary foods, coffee, soda (both with sugar and artificial sweeteners), alcohol, late nights and putting thing off. When you cut loose of babits such as sugar addiction, you will receive many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits.

Perhaps it's “Time to Say Good-Bye”. Just get encouraged and moved to action from Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. (Listen below.)

Indeed, as I recounted in my book SUGAR SHOCK!, after quitting sugar and refined carbs on doctor’s orders in 1998, all 44 of my ailments, from crushing fatigue to brain fog, completely disappeared! I was amazed! You, too, can learn that licking sweets (pun intended) and other health-robbing substances, as well as unproductive habits, can help you to:

  • Shed excess weight,
  • Get consistent energy,
  • Boost your moods,
  • Calm you down,
  • Become more spiritual and centered,
  • Increase your passion and productivity,
  • Reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer or hypoglycemia,
  • Manage these conditions, if you have them,
  • Rev up your libido,
  • Reduce your PMS symptoms,
  • And so much more!

In short, removing sugar and other negative patterns can help you get a Life That Rocks!™. Here are 10 smart steps, which can help you break free of your sugar addiction and other babits™ (bad habits).

1. Congratulate Yourself. To begin your journey to health and wellness, I invite you to pat yourself on the back. You may wonder why you would want to do that, especially if you’ve spent years abusing your body. You want to applaud yourself, because the mere fact that you’re beginning to look at your sugar addiction or other bad habit is big! The first step to break away from sweets, refined carbs and other babits™ is to NOT beat up on yourself. Granted, you may have gobbled or guzzled high-calorie nutrient-poor sugary foods and drinks over the years, but now is a time to be gentle with yourself, to treat yourself with compassion and to take pride that you’re taking the much-needed first step to treat your body with love and care. Go ahead: Lavish some praise and kudos on yourself now that you’re finally confronting the bad habit that’s been plaguing you—perhaps for years. Share your excitement in your journal or in a heart-to-heart conversation with a loved one. Then imagine that you’re at the starting line of a race like a runner athlete and that you’re ready to make a massive positive shift. Please also remember to acknowledge and celebrate your every little accomplishment. For example, when you make it through a meal without sugary foods, diet soda or caffeine—or if you at least consume less of them—take pride and applaud yourself. After all, each time you make healthier choices, you get closer to more energy, a trimmer body and a better life. 

2. Move With Your Mind & Mantra. Before you begin to try to kick your sugar addiction or another babit™, it’s time to embark on Seven Smart Starter Habits (through Step #8) to cement your confidence that good health, inner calm and new patterns await you. That’s because whenever you seek to remove an old habit and replace it with a new one, your work begins before you even try to make changes. In other words, before you begin to “diet” or make important lifestyle changes, you want to convince your mind that you CAN succeed. Begin each day knowing in the depth of your being that you’ve already licked your unhealthy habit. To get both your subconscious and conscious mind to accept that you’ve succeeded—or are on the path to succeeding—create an easy-to-repeat phrase, affirmation or mantra such as “I, [Your Name], choose only nourishing foods and drinks, which keep me slim, toned and healthy.” Repeat your positive statement at least 30 times a day. Make sure to say it in the morning, right after you wake up, and in the evening, before you go to sleep. Repeating it about 10 to 20 times before meals also can help. Back in 1998, when I finally kicked sugar, repeating my mantra enabled me to succeed. Now, my clients find this technique effective, too.

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