with Lisa Farrar, The Plant Based Health Coach

Surviving Sugar Cravings

Hello lovelies,

Many of you know, some of you don't, sugar was my vise for a long, long time. I was a major sugar addict. I'm talking, piled my cheerios with sugar, sugared toast, sugared tea... sugar was everywhere! I can't even tell you the amount of Kool-Aid I consumed as a kid. Halloween... bad news bears because I would eat ALL the candy! Chocolate is still a struggle.

The fact of the matter is, sugar intake can possibly lead to much more serious disease such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, even cancer. Ironically, I had a little bit of a scare and had to have a breast ultrasound test in a breast clinic this week.

Not to worry, everything is completely fine, thank the good Lord above! They thought I might have had a cyst that needed checking on but all is good. Thank you fruits and vegetables for keeping me healthy!

However, this scare really got me thinking. What would be happening to my body and what diseases or illnesses might I have by this point in my life if I hadn't changed my eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle?

Knowing how horribly I treated my body for so long is terrifying. I may not be able to fix all of the damage I caused myself by poor diet and lifestyle over the years but I do know that I dramatically turned my health around by making one simple change at a time and you can too!

No matter where you are at, it's never to late to start implementing small changes to live a healthier (and ultimately, happier) life.

The toughest part seems to be in getting started so I want to help you get motivated!

I want to invite you to listen to the recording of my "Surviving Sugar Cravings" teleclass call.

There was so much great information around why we should pay attention to sugar, different forms of sugar, what natural sugars you can turn too, as well as various ways to overcome those pesky cravings!

There are actually two recordings because the recording stopped part of the way through. Don't worry, all of the content is there for you to soak up.

If you would like to listen in, I suggest you find a quiet place to really focus and have a pen and paper handy to take notes.

Simply click below to listen...

Part 1

Part 2

Once you have listened, make sure you share your AHA over on the Limitless Wellbeing Facebook Page!

If you have a question, please email me at lisa@limitlesswellbeing.com

I look forward to connecting with you soon!


Treat Yourself... Without Gaining 10 Lbs!

Who doesn't like dessert?

I know I like my sweets! In fact, I know a lot of people who like their sweets and that's okay.

It's okay to "Treat Yourself" every once in a while. It's okay to enjoy it, savor it, and indulge here and there.

However, if you're anything like me, it can be difficult to not cross that line of indulging a little too much in the treats. Here and there can quickly become an every day habit of reaching for the dark chocolate bar, hidden stash of candy, or making that extra batch of brownies.

Have you ever made a batch of cookies or brownies and then ate more than your fair share before anyone else got to them? Then you pretend like the recipe really didn't make that much to cover up your guilt of over-indulging?

I have. Guilty.

I get it, treats are delicious. I also get that they are hard to step away from but they are just that - treats.

A treat isn't exactly a treat if we're consuming it all the time.

Treat - "an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure"

In the spirit of the coming holiday and to continue our conversation about sweets, here is something to think about the next time you are reaching for that sugar fix...

If you would like to sign up for the "Surviving Sugar Cravings" teleclass I mentioned in the video, so you can learn to really treat yourself without gaining extra weight, you can register here.

Please register ASAP, once the call fills up, I cannot guarantee you a spot!

I'd love to hear your thoughts about this video and where you might be out of alignment, so please leave me a comment below.

To less cravings and more living,

P.S. Please make sure to invite your friends to the "Surviving Sugar Cravings" call, the more people on the call, the better the discussion, "see" you then! :)


Surviving Sugar Cravings

Are you one of those people who are constantly reaching for chocolate, ice cream, cookies?

If you answered yes, you're definitely not alone.

Those sweet cravings can be pretty strong but they may be causing some unwanted side effects in your life.

Those delicious sweets could be building up toxins and creating chronic inflammation in your body that can lead to weight gain, headaches, joint pain, skin issues and even serious illnesses.

Last week on the blog, we talked a little bit about how sugar can actually lead to disease, even cancer. You can view that the blog here.

This time of year we tend to indulge a little between Halloween and the holidays.

That's why I want to share a quick tip with you that may help curb or even STOP the cravings...

Next time you get a sweet craving, try out this tip and see what happens!

Next time you feel an urge to grab a sweet treat, try out this tip and see what happens!

I will also be hosting a FREE teleclass on Wednesday, October 28th at 8:00 PM Est called:

"Surviving Sugar Cravings"

On this call you will learn:

  • How to recognize and understand why you're craving sugar

  • Ways to balance your body to alleviate the cravings

  • The best alternatives, so you don't have to deprive yourself!

If you would like to learn more or register, simply click here.

Feel free to share and invite your friends, the more the merrier!

I can't wait to "see" you on the call!



Will Eating Sugar Cause Cancer?

I am seeing PINK everywhere!

Breast Cancer

Unless you live in a bubble, you’re most likely seeing lots of pink and are aware that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I love it because 1- awareness is the number key to well, making people aware and creating change and 2- I love pink!

Yesterday, I was working at my computer and had the TV on in the background, the Meredith Vieira show came on and it caught my attention. Actress Elizabeth Hurley was Meredith’s guest and Elizabeth was going with Meredith to get Mammograms (breast screening that helps detects abnormalities in the breast tissue).

On the show, they were discussing when they were children, how breast cancer just wasn’t talked about back then. You didn’t mention the word cancer and you definitely didn’t say breast. Meredith even said her grandmother died of breast cancer and she didn’t even know what she had actually died of until she was much older because it just wasn’t talked about at all.

I found that story astonishing. I grew up in a time that it’s basically always been talked about and you hear terms cancer and breast day after day. It really struck me that these awareness campaigns really are incredible because they do get people talking, thinking about the cause, and creating change – in this case, mostly donations towards research for cures.

Now here is the kicker for me. While it is incredibly important to find cures and get people the help they need if they find themselves with cancer, our focus isn’t always on prevention of disease rather than treatment.  

That’s why I want to make sure we touch on this subject – prevention.  Specifically, disease prevention and the link that a high –sugar diet can lead to disease, including cancer. There is a lot of controversy these days over how sugar effects cancer cells and cancer growth.

It’s scary to think about and I’m certainly guilty of over-indulging in some sweet treats but there is more and more research these days showing a high-sugar diet can lead to an increased risk of cancer.

Don’t believe me – here are a few resources for you to check out:

Center for Advancement in Caner Education explains the link between sugar and cancer: http://ow.ly/T7wvX

Dr. Joseph Mercola, a well known doctor gives his input on the subject: http://ow.ly/T7wKo
Cancer Treatment Center of America – Read why they believe you still need sugar in your diet but moderation of natural sugars is a better concept: http://ow.ly/T7x1s

According to the American Heart Association, the recommended daily added sugar intake for men is 9 tsp., that’s only 36 grams. For women its 6 tsp., or 24 grams and for children, it’s only 3 tsp. or 12 grams. To give you an idea of how easy it is to hit your recommended daily allowance, let me give you some examples from everyday snack foods from the Standard American Diet:

10 gummy worms = 43 grams of sugar
1 Milky Way Candy Bar = 36 grams of sugar

1 16 oz. Bottle of Coke = 44 grams of sugar

Little Debbie Fudge Brownie with Walnuts = 31 grams of sugar

Annie's Bunny Fruit Snacks (Berry) = 10 grams of sugar

Now, for the average American, most people take in double if not triple the recommended daily intake and I even feel their recommendations are high.  Children generally get WAY over their recommended daily intake.

So, my challenge to you this month and in honor of breast cancer awareness month is to start paying attention to your sugar intake. Read your labels, pay close attention to the serving size and the sugar content.

See if you can track your sugar intake for one day, maybe even one week.

Let's get some conversation started, let me know what your favorite sweet treat is by commenting below and how much sugar you think you take in per day. Just guess, it doesn't have to be right.

To awareness and prevention,