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Sugar savvy solution : kick your sugar addiction for life and get healthy
High Voltage.
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New York, New York : The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., [2014]
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xix, 267 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Learn to rewire your brain chemistry to crush your cravings, and discover the benefits of whole grains, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables. By cutting processed foods out of your life, you can commit to nature, and a new you.You can break your addiction to sugar, salt, fats, and white flour!
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-255) and index.
Introduction: It's the sugar, stupid -- How sweet it isn't -- The sugar savvy solution: 6 weeks to fit, fabulous, and fierce! -- The fit, fab, and fierce details -- Conclusion: Keep it going! Sugar savvy living forever.
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A fun and empowering 6-week program to getting your weight down and energy up by getting sugar savvy and resetting your taste buds and your attitude, from the founder of Energy Up!, High Voltage.

Unleash your inner girl power to take control of food so it doesn''t control you. Can''t eat just one? Yeah. There''s a reason for that. New science shows that when we overload on sugar our brain receptors actually change, making it hard to regulate how much we eat. Sugar is addictive. It lights up the same reward receptors and triggers the same cascade of feel-good brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine as cocaine. And when you''re shaky, irritable and looking for your next food "fix," you may not even realize it--but you''re hooked. Like all of us, you just want to feel good and have energy for all the activities you do and love. But the foods you''re counting on to get you there inevitably make you feel worse...not to mention lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, wrinkled skin (truly), and even cancer. Enough! It''s time to take control of your health and happiness. To take control of your weight. To take control of food so it doesn''t control you. To get your energy up in a real, sustainable way. To get Fit, Fabulous, and Fierce. Sugar Savvy is the solution. Based on the groundbreaking "Energy Up" program created by Kathie Dolgin (aka High Voltage), proven in a 2007 Columbia University Medical Center study to help participants lose an average of 13 pounds, the Sugar Savvy solution is more than a diet. It''s an eye-opening, confidence-building, life-affirming program that literally and scientifically helps remap your brain chemistry to change what you crave and want to eat. It''s a plan that will empower you from the top down and inside out. Sugar Savvy includes: * a complete 6-week plan to transform your eating and exercise habits * easy-to-assemble Power Meal Formulas plus more than 40 simple Power Meals and Snacks you can use to eat Sugar Savvy anywhere * Moving Affirmations that move your body and your spirit * inspirational stories and advice from the 17 Sugar Savvy Sisters who tried our program, every single one of whom lost weight * and much more! This one-of-a-kind plan beats obesity where it begins--in your brain. The Sugar Savvy motto: Eat whatever you want, but we will change what you want. Guaranteed!

"Obesity is a critical public health issue, and sugar is a major reason. Sugar Savvy is a straightforward, easy-to-follow guide to help people avoid the serious health effects of consuming too much sugar. It has the potential to be a powerful tool for its readers."
--Michael Bloomberg

"Science is just now catching up to what High Voltage figured out years ago: Breaking your sugar addiction isn''t about willpower, it''s about brain chemistry. Follow her innovative Sugar Savvy program to change what you crave, lose weight, and beat disease!"
--Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

"Sugar Savvy sizzles with High Voltage''s remarkable ability to motivate and excite! I couldn''t put it down. What a fantastic resource for women who are ready to go for it and finally detox from sugar and remake their bodies. I give it a 10!"
--Kathleen DesMaisons, PhD, bestselling author of Potatoes Not Prozac

"Many thanks to High Voltage for not ''sugar-coating'' the fact that excess sugar makes us fat and sick. This simple 6-week program to eliminate added sugar is dynamite and I plan to share it with my patients ASAP."
--Joel K. Kahn, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine and author of The Holistic Heart Book

"Sugar Savvy is destined to become a classic! Not only will you break your addiction to sugar, white flour, bad fats, and salt, you''ll transform your body, mind, and spirit to forever change the way you think about food."
--Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS, New York Times bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan and Get the Sugar Out

Author Notes

Kathie Dolgin (aka High Voltage) is a health and wellness pioneer, best-selling author and TV personality, who has helped thousands of people get their energy up and their weight down. High Voltage's illustrious career began in the late '70's as a trainer and creator of an empowering health and wellness lifestyle program followed by A-List clients such as Bette Midler, Beverly Johnson, Gabourey Sidibe, Dannii Minogue, Kesley Grammar and Katie Couric. In 2001, she founded the national nonprofit organization, Energy Up!, to bring this unique program to New York City schools to prevent childhood obesity. Energy Up! is the only health and wellness childhood obesity program built on the Energy Up! addiction model and proven in a published medical study to work. Numerous New York City private and public schools, the township of Huntington, Long Island and the Gerald J. Freidman Diabetes Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center have experienced High Voltage's unique health and wellness programming. She has also been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, CNN, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, E! Network and more.

Table of Contents

Katie Couric
Forewordp. vi
Introduction: It's the Sugar, Stupidp. ix
Part 1 How Sweet It Isn't
Chapter 1 It's Time for a New Normal!p. 3
Chapter 2 Your Sugar Savvy IQp. 21
Chapter 3 Pull the Triggersp. 49
Part 2 The Sugar Savvy Solution: 6 Weeks to Fit, Fabulous, and Fierce!
Chapter 4 Week 1: Jump-Start Your Sugar Savvy Lifep. 77
Chapter 5 Week 2: Slim Down with the Sugar Savvy Eating Planp. 91
Chapter 6 Week 3: Power Up with the Sugar Savvy Workoutp. 107
Chapter 7 Week 4: Kick Sugar's Evil Sidekicks to the Curbp. 115
Chapter 8 Week 5: Get Stress Savvy to Get Sugar Savvyp. 125
Chapter 9 Week 6: Sugar Savvy for Lifep. 137
Part 3 The Fit, Fab, and Fierce Details
Chapter 10 The Sugar Savvy Meal Planp. 149
Chapter 11 Sugar Savvy Meals for Lifep. 189
Chapter 12 The Sugar Savvy Workoutp. 217
Conclusion: Keep It Going! Sugar Savvy Living Foreverp. 232
Appendix A The Sugar Savvy Starter Kitp. 242
Appendix B The Sugar Savvy Pantryp. 247
Appendix C Sugar Savvy Power Meal Formulasp. 250
Notesp. 252
Indexp. 256