Episode 108—Am I a Sugar Addict?

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Am I a Sugar Addict?

One of the questions I am asked the most is how can I stop eating sugar like you did?  That question is one I personally never asked myself because I didn’t want to give up eating foods with processed sugar. I never thought I would have to do that. I foolishly thought I could just eat less. Friends, if you are a sugar addict, eating less just never works.

I didn’t know I was a sugar addict. You may not think you are either. But if you are there are definite steps you need to take that are different from just going on a temporary diet to fix your problem.

For the next few podcast episodes we are going to face this subject head-on. I have designed a free sugar addiction quiz to help you understand if you are a sugar addict or not. Link is here in the show notes. In the next few podcast episodes we’re going to explore this topic and how to manage your sugar intake or stop completely.

You may be like I was and you don’t really want to know if you are a sugar addict or not. I knew that would mean I would have to give up a lot of foods I grew up with. Those foods came with all sorts of great and endearing memories attached, memories that are highly connected to holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

Does Food Control You?

If you’ve been listening to my podcast for any length of time, you know that at one time I weighed 430 pounds and stayed there for quite a few years. 

So even though eating sweets were attached to many fond childhood memories, in reality overindulging in sugar was heading me towards an early grave. A cardiac surgeon had given me five years to live if I didn’t lose weight and keep it off. And that was when I was still in my 40s.

I coach women who deal with lots of various food issues such as sugar addiction, carb addiction, binging, bulimia, overeating and others. Some don’t look large because they hide their issues well, but they long to get free of the stronghold that food has on their lives. If you are resonating with any of what I have said so far, you are likely stuck in bondage and don’t know how to get out. I get it. I was there for way too long. 

Here to Help You

If you want help, really want help, I’m here to help you. Doors are open now for Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy. I’m only taking members who really want to work with God to be the best person they can be. If that’s you, I can’t wait to see you in the group.

If you want to know if you are a sugar addict, check out the free sugar addiction quiz as well.


Overcomers Link: https://teresashieldsparker.com/overcomers/

Sugar Addiction Quiz Link: https://teresashieldsparker.com/sugar-quiz/

Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach, podcaster and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013.

Her books include: "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor"; "Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds"; "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy"; "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help": "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation"; and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, more information on both is available under the weight loss tab. Don't miss her weekly podcast, Sweet Grace for Your Journey, where she shares tips from her personal journey of losing weight and discovering healthy living. Find that under the podcast tab and anywhere you find podcasts.