Posts tagged with "sugar cravings"

Sexy Chocolate Recipes for Valentine's Day

Posted February 12, 2015 in chocolate, Valentine's Day, sweets and 5 more


I've mentioned before that I don't think you need to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine's Day. I've had too many sad single V Days, so I want you to embrace the day and make it fabulous!! (Here are 7 ways to Treat Yo Self on Valentine's Day and some fitness gifts you can get for yourself!

Whether you're planning a sexy date with your man or lady, planning a fun girl's night or hanging solo on Valentine's Day, I highly recommend enjoying some delicious (and sexy) chocolate.

Why is chocolate so sexy, you ask? Flavanols in cocoa beans have antioxidants that reduce cell damage, help lower blood pressure and improve vascular function. (source) Stick to dark chocolate and you'll get more of the benefits!

Before we get into these amazing recipes, check out this video about How to Manage Your Valentine's Day Expectations from Gabby Bernstein. I love this. We get way too caught up in what we think the day should be. Just resolve to have fun no matter what.

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Coffee Chat {Sept. 10, 2015} - Health Coaching Discount, 28-Day Detox, Running Goals + More!

Posted September 10, 2015 in health coaching, detox, sugar cravings and 6 more


I've been a busy lady over here! These last few months of 2015 are going to be jammed packed with awesome stuff. I have some big things coming for you!

This isn't a typical post for me, but I thought I would share some life updates just as I would if we were having coffee together. Like a little catch up date. I'm sharing some exciting projects I'm working on, some updates on things I've told you about and more!

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 2-4, 2015} - Oktoberfest

Posted October 5, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 9 more

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The BF and I got into the fall spirit by picking out pumpkins at the farmer's market, buying some fall decor for our house, drinking fall beers at an Oktoberfest event and drinking lots of coffee.

I actually hoped to spend more time lounging around watching Netflix, especially because it was a rainy, dreary and cold weekend. But I stayed pretty busy all weekend.

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Healthier Halloween Treats

Posted October 21, 2015 in Halloween, candy, sugar cravings and 7 more


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I go back and forth on giving out junky candy to kids on Halloween.

It's a holiday, so indulging in a sugary treat is perfectly fine. But kids are going home with bags full of sugary treats and overindulging in sugar for days and days.

Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children, which is why you'll notice kids become hyperactive after having sugar. Sugar can also worsen the symptoms attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Overconsumption of sugar can also cause tooth decay and contribute to obesity.

So why not hand out something a bit healthier this Halloween? You may be the only one in your neighborhood handing out healthier alternatives to Halloween candy, but you may introduce those trick-or-treaters to a new healthy snack!

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 6-8, 2015}

Posted November 9, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 9 more

Happy Monday!

I got so much done this weekend! The BF ended up having to work quite a bit, so I used my time on my own to write, prepare for my upcoming sugar cravings workshop and clean the house.

It wasn't the most exciting weekend, but it was productive.

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The #1 Cause of My Sugar Cravings

Posted November 10, 2015 in sugar cravings, sweet tooth, sleep deprivation and 3 more


You may not know this about me, but I have a sweet tooth.

This blog, and now health coaching business, are named Sweet Success because of my love for sweet treats.

What's my favorite sweet treat? Ice cream in the summer, scones in the fall, holiday cookies in the winter and chocolate in the spring. Oh, and cake. I love cake.

In the past, my sugar cravings were closely related to my emotional state. This is another story for another day. But today, my sugar cravings are closely related to my body's level of exhaustion.

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Join me for Sugar Free April!!

Posted March 28, 2016 in Sugar Free April, 28-Day detox, healthy eating and 8 more

I'm going sugar free in April, and I'd love for you to join me!

As a gal with a major sweet tooth, I know what it's like to have out of control cravings for sugar. I also know what it feels like to be eating a diet FULL of sugar. I used to feel bloated, fatigued and guilty.

I'm currently transitioning to an anti-inflammatory diet to deal with a health issue, and the two things that are hardest for me to ditch - sugar and dairy. I recently realized that I was indulging in a few too many dark chocolate covered almonds and enjoying too many extra sweets. 

So in April, we're all getting rid of sugar! Why? Well, for one, sugar has no nutrients, no protein, no healthy fats and no enzymes. So it's not doing us any good. But here's just a few things sugar is doing to our bodies...

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The Best Way to Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Posted April 5, 2016 in sugar cravings, sugar addiction, smoothie and 5 more


Do you constantly crave sugar and refined carbs?

It could be because you're blood sugar levels are out of balance.

Balanced blood sugar plays a huge role in your energy, weight and overall health. When your blood sugar levels are imbalanced, you most likely don't have consistent energy. This makes it harder to make healthy choices like eating well and moving your body.

The constant ups and downs in energy can also cause cravings for foods that are going to give you quick energy...ie. sugar and carbs.

So what do you do to balance your blood sugar?

I have a magic formula for keeping your blood sugar levels balanced, and reducing your sugar cravings! It's simple...

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How Greens Can Reduce Your Sugar Cravings

Posted April 20, 2016 in greens, sugar cravings, healthy eating and 6 more


Yes, eating more salads could help get rid of your out of control sugar cravings! 

At one point in my life, I was surviving off of Life cereal, doughnuts, pasta, breadsticks, Pasta-Roni and soft serve ice cream. 

My all carb all sugar diet left me craving sugar all day long. My cravings were caused, in part, by the roller coaster my blood sugar levels were on all day. 

But I was also craving sugar because there was something incredibly important missing from my diet - adequate nutrition.

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Your Gut Bacteria is Causing Sugar Cravings

Posted April 28, 2016 in probiotics, gut health, healthy living and 5 more


While some of our cravings for sugar may be caused by emotions or habits, some of us could be experiencing physical cravings.

And it all starts in the gut. 

The bacteria in your digestive system can determine the types of foods you crave. 

There are millions of microbes living in the body, many in the stomach and intestines. Things like taking antibiotics, eating processed food, eating high sugar food, stress, lack of sleep and breathing toxins can shift the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut.

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Coffee Chat {April 29, 2016}

Posted April 29, 2016 in Coffee Chat, birthday, energy work and 5 more


Hello! It's been awhile since I shared a Coffee Chat post. It's a chance for me to catch up with you and share what's been going on around here. 

I normally post a coffee selfie, but it's been a few months since I took one! What?!? I've been smoothie obsessed lately, and I only had recent selfies with smoothies.

While it would be more fun to have coffee (or a smoothie) and catch up in person, this post will have to do. 

Please let me know what you've been up to in the comments below! 

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