It’s time to get rid of the white granules of addiction. Yes, it’s legal, but it’s oh-so-addictive to many people.

In the 10-Day #KickSugar Plan we talk about how to know if you are addicted to sugar. It basically boils down to this:  When you think about giving it up, do you grieve? Are you OK with giving it up for a short while to lose say 20-50 pounds but always in the back of your mind is, “When I’m over this, I’m going to reward myself by baking a pan of brownies,” or whatever gooey treat sounds best?

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Delaying Addiction

It’s interesting how when young female drug addicts or alcoholics find themselves pregnant, they can give up their addiction for nine months. Why? They know it’s only for a specified length of time to keep their baby safe. Then, they will go back to the addiction as soon as the child is born.

A friend was saying she just didn’t understand how that could be true if they were truly addicts. I told her I understood completely. I’ve done a similar thing at least five times in my life. A doctor would tell me to lose weight and so I’d go on an extreme diet for nine months or more and lose 50-100 pounds, whatever my goal was. Then, I’d reward myself by going back to the same way I was eating, which meant I ate stuff full of sugar and high carbohydrate content.

Mindset Shift

My mindset had not shifted to the fact that to be free of my bondage to food, especially sweets and breads, I had to totally give them up.

When I finally owned my addiction and realized I could not eat sugar and be anywhere near a normal weight, it set me free.

Some people think that giving up what they crave would mean serious deprivation. I mean, “I’m an adult. I can eat whatever I want.” I believe the more adult response is, “I’m an adult. I don’t have to eat what I crave. I can eat what is nutritious for my body.”

For me the important thing was to realize I was giving my allegiance to sugar, nothing else. Not my children, husband, family, friends, church, my life or even to God. I was giving it to the thing that had me by my tastebuds—sugar.

In essence, it mastered me. I did not want to be mastered by a substance. Yet, when I vowed to control it, I couldn’t. It was then I realized, that even though it was “lawful,” meaning the Bible doesn’t say, “Thou Shalt Not Eat Sugar,” it certainly was not profitable for me and it certainly did master me.1

You Can With God’s Help

Laying sugar down for good was not easy.

I talk to many people who want to give it up, but just like cigarettes, pornography, alcohol, gambling, drugs or any other extremely bad or addictive habit, they feel they cannot.

This is the reason I write books, produce video courses and coach a weight loss group. I try to help folks find the answers to get started on the path to freedom.

There are those who cannot afford even a book, so I’ve put together a FREE 10-Day Plan to #KickSugar. I did this because I want to let people know they can do this with God’s help. This may be the only 10-Day Sugar Plan that readily admits the need for God’s guidance on this LIFEstyle change journey.

It’s like God told Paul, “My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.”2 That means whatever area we are weak in, that’s where God’s strength can be activated.

What Have You Got To Lose?

So what have you got to lose, except a really bad and destructive habit and a lot of weight? #KickSugar is available now. Hundreds have already signed up and are receiving their links to this FREE video course. It includes 10 short videos, information, recipes and reflection questions. By the way, I give you the course free and then,  just for completing the course, I give you some more FREE gifts.

I’ve actually gotten emails asking me if this is really FREE. Why is it so hard to understand that I care about seeing you set free?

My heart goes out to you if you are addicted to foods that are slowly killing you and don’t know what to do. So I’m sharing my journey with you.

Oh, and yes, the course is FREE. Sign up below.

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "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, both available under the weight loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab on her website. Also check out her blog and Sweet Grace for Your Journey podcast under the tabs by those names.