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4 Tips to Ditch the Sweet Stuff

4 Tips to Ditch the Sweet Stuff

So you're trying to cut back on sugar, and you're realizing you might need a little assistance when those dang cravings hit. Don't worry, you're not alone!

Sugar can be pretty dang powerful.

But I've got confidence in you, and I want to support you as much as I can. So I've come up with a few of my favorite tips for cutting out sugar. Try some out and let me know what you think!

5 Strategies for effective goals

5 Strategies for effective goals

We're coming up on that on that time of year again...you make your goals with so much hope and enthusiasm: this is going to be your year to finally lose the weight, or gain the energy, or kick the cravings.

This is going to be the year that you achieve your goals. But every year in the past you've gone through the same process with the same hope and enthusiasm, only to have everything fizzle out. And by February you're back to the same old routine and habits. The goals have been given up on and seem once again like another hopeless pipe dream.

WHY FRUCTOSE IS THE VILLAIN- PART 2

WHY FRUCTOSE IS THE VILLAIN- PART 2

Have you ever had a friend who takes and takes and takes from you? It's exhausting and draining to spend time with her. You love her and care for her but her neediness has become a burden. You feel drained and stressed because she demands so much from you.

That is what fructose does to the liver. It is a needy burden. Glucose is utilized by nearly every cell in the body. Only about 20% of it is broken down in the liver. But not fructose. You see, when you consume fructose it is up to your liver alone to metabolize it. And when you consume excess amounts of fructose, it becomes quite the burden.