I’m excited to announce that in July 2017 I started a
CHRIST-CENTERED SUGAR ADDICTION RECOVERY FACEBOOK GROUP.
(If Facebook isn’t your thing, I’ve added some recommendations at the bottom of this page.)
So why did I start this group? It’s partly because I’m a Certified Wellness Coach, but the bigger reason is because I’ve been free from my own sugar addiction for more than 12 years, and I’ve also worked for several years with the LDS Addiction Recovery program in the area of Food Addiction. So I know how much help and encouragement it takes to accomplish such a challenging journey. With this group, I hope to create a community where the members will have access to amazing resources that unfold the healing process step by step (I promise, you don’t have to go cold turkey!) as well as the loving support of others who are walking the same path. Overcoming sugar addiction radically changed my life physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and I want nothing more than to share that journey with others who may be struggling. Freedom really is possible! Just listen to Katherine’s experience after only 2 months of participating in our group:
“[When] Jaci posted about this group…I knew it was for me! At first, I was binge eating on sugar all of the time because I knew that the sugar eating was coming to an end and I was going to miss it so bad! But now, after doing portions of the program and reading the books, I am doing much better. I am not totally sugar free yet, but I’ve noticed a huge change in my mental health and mood swings. I’m more patient with my children and I feel like I can enjoy the moments more. I have more energy and I have actually lost some weight too. I still have sugar, but I know and can recognize when I’ve had my portion. I don’t crave it like I used to. It is such a freeing feeling….I use to be able to eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in one sitting. Now I only eat about 5-6 spoonfuls and then I’m done. And I can put it away without feeling like I’m depriving myself of something.”
If you feel like this is something that would bless your life, I’d love to have you as part of our community. You can click HERE to request to join the group.
Materials that we’ll use to learn how to overcome an addiction to sugar:
We have two main resources for this group:
- THE SUGAR ADDICT’S TOTAL RECOVERY PROGRAM by Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons
- ANY CHRISTIAN-BASED 12 STEP PROGRAM THAT WORKS FOR YOU (scroll down for 12 step book suggestions).
- (If you’re LDS, I also recommend HE DID DELIVER ME FROM BONDAGE by Colleen Harrison.)
(If you want to read more before buying the Sugar Addiction Recovery book, you can click HERE for a summary of the program on Dr. DesMaisons’ website.)
12 STEP RESOURCES:
For those who are LDS:
If you’re Christian, there are many wonderful 12 Step Options:
Or here are some websites if that works better for you:
**If you’re not into Facebook but want to learn more about sugar addiction, I still believe the best place to start is with Dr. DesMaisons’ book, The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program. (I believe her program works best when combined with a 12 Step Program, but if that’s too much for you right now, just read her book. The principles she teaches are incredibly powerful and they work.) For additional help, you could also check out the forum on her website or join one of her support groups, or even take an online class. For more information, just click HERE.