It’s so easy to judge yourself when you binge on sugar. Because binges can be so frightening, they can send us into fight or flight – where we ‘fight’ against ourselves with judgment, self blame and self attack, or we ‘run’ and ‘flee’ further into food.
Ouch, it can be so painful.
What facilitates growth and transformation with sugar? Rather than judging our behavior and “bad habits,” how do we look deeper? What are the needs that drive our behavior?
I answered this question during a Q&A session of the 30 Day Lift, a compassionate program to help you eat less sugar. Here’s a quick excerpt published below.
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I’ve created some pages with lots of information just for you – there’s one here on how to soften cravings, another on sugar and sugar addiction, and another on understanding the drives underneath overeating.
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