You can feel nutty and thrive at the same time

Ok, can we all just admit that our anxiety and panic level reached 10 when we heard that schools would be closing and that we might subsequently have to be home with our kids 24/7? And, can we all agree that it’s a given that we love our kids, so we don’t have to argue…

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After 535 days without sugar, I caved

Sigh. Sharing this with you brings up much sadness and disappointment. Last September I wrote an article about “My Journey to Giving up Sugar” (read it here https://followyourspark.blog/my-journey-to-giving-up-sugar/) in honor of my first year without added sugar. I was so proud of myself because sugar had always been a coping mechanism for stress and boredom…

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Enjoy Halloween Food Without Gaining Weight

I know what you might be thinking – Why is she talking about the holidays already? I just saw Christmas ornaments for sale in a store tonight, that’s why. The holidays are upon us. It used to be that the “holiday season” started on Thanksgiving and ended with New Year’s Day. A stroll through Target…

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My Journey To Giving Up Sugar

Have you ever been so ashamed of something that you would not tell anyone about it? For me, it was my sugar addiction. This is my journey to giving up sugar. One sunny Saturday afternoon in June 2018, I realized I would have to completely eliminate sugar from my life. I was on my way to drop of my son, Sebastian,…

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No Added Sugar

Well, what I should say is “no added sugar.” I frequently talk about eliminating added sugar from my diet 257 days ago because it changed my life in so many ways. In short, I had NO IDEA how much time I spent fantasizing about which fast-food place to hit on the way home, or how to follow-up…

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