Sugar Addiction, Caffeine Addiction, Etc.: 10 Steps to Break Free
Posted Dec 30 2009 12:00am
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
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.