12 years ago, I quit sugar, cut the starchy carbs and processed oils, and got the health and energy I needed to live life to the fullest.
The Sugar Freedom Program is the exact eating plan I used to overcome overeating, sugar addiction, and the pain and feelings of unworthiness that were the price I paid for every binge.
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I quit sugar in 2008, and my health transformed in such a wonderful way, that I knew I had to share my discovery with the world. I began reading every book I could get my hands on about how sugar, grains, and processed seed oils can drive overeating.
When friends and family members saw the results of the changes I made, they all asked,
I answered: “Eat For Yourself.”
By 2013, I knew I had to write this program to share my solution to the hunger, cravings, and sadness that were the result of my old eating habits. I am forever grateful to the doctors and researchers like Dr. Eric Westman and Gary Taubes who inspired my new way of eating. I am a theatre professional, not a doctor or registered dietitian, so I can’t tell you how to eat, but I can share exactly what I ate in order to quit sugar and gain the health, happiness, and energy I always wanted, and to maintain my healthy lifestyle for over 10 years.
Back when I struggled with sugar addiction,
my episodes of out of control overeating would start with a food as innocent as a ripe banana. But seconds later, after taking the first bite, the overwhelming urge to to consume more sweet and creamy foods would take control of me, and I would enter an unstoppable feeding frenzy.
My Binges Lead to A Decades Long Addiction.
I would inhale the banana, and move on to cereal. Handful by handful I’d try to satisfy my hunger. But it wasn’t enough. I’d work my way trough the freezer, kitchen, and pantry consuming all of the “Treats,” I could find. Thirty minutes, even sixty minutes would pass.
Full to the point of feeling sick, I’d finally stop because the snack food had run out, ashamed of what I had done. I would do my best to leave enough snacks behind so that my roommates, and later my son and husband wouldn’t wonder where all of their food had gone.
But I knew. It caused me decades of embarrassment and social isolation.
I can only hope you’ve never experienced anything like this…but if you have…you can relate. You know the powerlessness of the being in “binge mode.” You know the post-binge shame. You know the highs and utter despair found in the lows of sugar addiction.
How can I describe the devastating power of that first bite to someone that has never experienced it?
One small bite of a glazed donut, and my taste buds would demand more as my heart would be sinking at the same time. And every single time, I would tell myself, “Oh no Catherine, you’re doing it again. Stop, just please stop,” my rational mind would cry out.
But it was no match for the demons, the addiction, the powerful forces behind the binge. Nothing could beat them – or so I thought, until I discovered one powerful secret solution…
At the time though, I did everything I could to avoid detection.
It’s bad enough to be caught in the middle of yet another binge by your sugar addiction, but it’s even worse when someone catches you taking THEIR food, even AFTER they specifically warned you again and again.
To this very day, the expression on my friend and roommate Beth’s face as she asked me to stop eating her cereal when she was out of the apartment haunts me. She looked puzzled, and so disappointed in me. I was supposed to be her friend, yet I was stealing her food to feed my addiction.
It was so devastatingly embarrassing.
I was a grown woman, for crying out loud. I was working as an actor, singer, and dancer in Los Angeles, so a healthy body was essential for my work. I was independent, on the verge of success, and yet I couldn’t even control myself around children’s breakfast snacks.
That afternoon confrontation with Beth was one of the most humiliating moments of my adult life.
Every binge brought on a terrible aftermath.
Shame was the consequence of my sugar addiction, and the morning after was the worst. My throbbing head, aching joints, and puffy face were obvious symptoms of my sugar hangover.
I was always depressed after those episodes (that were repeated over and over), and it wasn’t just because I was disappointed in myself.
The depression was also a physical reaction to food that was like a poison to me.
If you’ve never felt the compulsion to keep eating long after a food stops tasting good, you probably won’t understand my helplessness.
If you can stop eating after 2 Oreos or a handful of potato chips, you might think I’m exaggerating, and making excuses for overeating.
That’s fine, I understand that some people can enjoy sugar and starchy foods in a rational amount and stop eating them when they want. I can’t. Parts of my brain love certain foods just a little too much.
I’ve cried over that a lot. Thankfully, I found understanding from the women and men who have felt what I feel whenever I eat the sugar, flour, and fake fat combination that is my drug, my poison, my kryptonite.
Why did I steal and eat those foods? The momentary rush they gave me was so overwhelming, so powerful, that I was willing to give up my dignity for it.
So how did I finally break this miserable addiction that kept me from having the body, the energy, and the self respect I needed to eat for health and happiness?
I found a way to eat something else.
And I’ll get to that, but first, let’s face the facts…
70% of Americans are overweight.
35% are considered obese.
But I’m not shocked, nor will you be when you learn just how pervasive this highly toxic and addictive ingredient is in North American food today.
You see, it’s everywhere…
Get in your car to go to work or take the kids to school, and you can’t avoid it. There are fast food joints on every corner, ice cream and yogurt shops in every strip mall, candy and snack stores at every gas station, there are even candy and chip racks at the hardware store!
It’s in salad dressings, condiments like mayonnaise, whole grain bread and cereals. Even in a healthy snack like yogurt there can be as many as 5 teaspoons of this addictive substance that acts just like a drug in in the pleasure centers of the brain.
Once you start eating it, it triggers the release of the fat storing hormone insulin, while it blocks the brain’s ability to recognize signals from leptin, the hormone that tells you when you’re full.
You would stop eating it if you could, but there’s just one problem.
It’s so over-stimulating to your hunger and appetite, that it’s the only food you crave!
What Do You Do when the only Food You Want
to Eat is the Food That’s Keeping You Fat
Before we get to that, I want to tell you why it’s my mission and my passion to bring you a solution to the pain of being overweight.
My name is Catherine Gordon, and I will never forget the day I was put on my first diet by my pediatrician.
I was eight years old and I remember him vividly, because he was very handsome, and he had these really great, big, brown eyes.
I was horribly embarrassed as I sat there on the examining table, at eight years old, in my rolls of fat.
The Doctor looked me in the eye and he said, “So, Cathy, how would you like to count calories?” And I said, “Okay!”
Like I thought counting calories was going to be the most fun thing in the world.
The doctor didn’t even send me home with a food plan or a diet. He just sent me home with the idea that I was more than 20% overweight for my age and height, and that I needed to count calories.
At eight years old I started counting calories,
and I was hungry for the next 35 years.
Now you may think I’m exaggerating a little bit, and yes there were times when I wasn’t hungry, but it seemed like the only time I wasn’t hungry was for a few hours right after a binge.
At that point, I was miserable… and ashamed.
So, for the next 35 years I cut calories, I watched what I ate, and I did my best to eat low fat.
I tried every diet that came along, and sometimes I would succeed for a little while. I could be “good” for three days in a row, then I would just freak out and eat everything in sight.
I’m sure you’ve been there, and that you know how much it hurts to fail at fat loss.
So I am going to reveal to you an approach to permanent weight loss that is so simple, you may even have a hard time believing it. After all, I know what that’s like.
The truth is that staying on a diet is nearly impossible in a world where billions of dollars are being made every year on the foods that make and keep us fat. I did everything I could to limit how much I ate so that I could get over being fat and get on with really living, and then, finally, as middle aged Mom, everything changed.
In 2008, I found a solution to my hunger problem, my fat problem, and my diet problem.
This solution worked so well, that even in my 40’s, I was able to win the second Turbulence Training Transformation Contest, even with thousands of people all over the world voting.
In just four months, I went from borderline obese, to a normal, healthy bodyweight.
Back in 2008, I was telling everyone about the great new exercise plan that was transforming my body, but I kept the most important fat loss secret to myself:
I started eating in a completely new and different way.
I didn’t tell anybody how I was eating. I kept how I was eating to myself. In many ways I felt like a fake.
I was getting support from friends and family, but I wasn’t telling them the truth.
Why? Because the truth about what I was eating was the absolute opposite of what all of the experts, diet programs, and weight loss gurus had been saying since I started my first diet in 1972!
I think it’s time… no, I know that it’s time, to share the truth with you about what I really did to finally lose fat for good.
I remember I how desperate I was to lose weight in in high school. I wanted to be popular, and get asked to dances, but I was the chubby girl with the good sense of humor. Not the girl you ask on dates. So I started cutting calories really hard.
I did everything I could think of to eat fewer calories: low fat, one salad a day, even eating nothing but fruit. It simply didn’t work, and I knew that I had to find a better way.
Later, when I was in college, I tried a commercial diet that cut my calories to 950 a day, and that required daily weigh-ins.
I remember feeling weak, and unable to concentrate.
Hello hunger- and binges that would hit just about every ten days when I couldn’t take my crazy-strict diets any more.
After that I headed off to Hollywood to break into the acting business, but my weight got in the way.
If I was really strict with my eating- and my new weight loss tools were diet pills, smoking, and caffeine, I could force my weight down for a few weeks at a time.
I had success on the stage, and I could get work in commercials, but I absolutely had to starve myself to get thin enough to work on camera.
I wanted to be thin so badly, and I was so determined to succeed at finally getting to my goal weight.
Still, no matter what I tried, I would always end up binging or over-eating.
I tried other diet plans – the big commercial programs where they sell you nearly all of the pre-packaged the food you are supposed to eat, but the problem was this: I would buy a box of their special low-calorie breakfast bars…
…but because of this ONE addictive ingredient, I would eat the whole box before I even got home from my weekly weigh-in!
It was crazy. I thought I was nuts. I thought there was something really, really, seriously wrong with me.
I kept putting on weight… year after year. At my top non-pregnancy weight , I weighed 185 pounds at 5’1’ tall. Yes, clinically obese at a BMI of 35.
After 35 years of cutting fat and counting calories, I had literally dieted my way to obesity.
But then, it struck me… almost like a bolt of lightning. What if I did the exact opposite of what the “experts” had been telling me to do?
What if I didn’t use the breakfast bars or the boxed meals? I asked myself…
What Would Happen if You Eliminated This One Ingredient, and the foods that rapidly break down to this ingredient in the body, and That’s the Only Thing You Had to Focus On?
For 12 weeks, I used this approach. I didn’t use any magic pills or consume any boxed dinners.
I simply eliminated this ONE ingredient and here’s what happened…
I got down to my normal BMI and went from 155 to 117 pounds.
Note: These results are not typical, but they do reflect my experience.
It was my dream weight, which for years before, was not achievable, and certainly not maintainable.
it’s been more than 10 years since the contest. I’ve not only kept it off, but my physical transformation led to an emotional transformation as well.
My mindset changed… and yours will, too. It’s much simpler than you think, too.
Please understand, some of my most powerful eating strategies aren’t exactly politically correct, but I know it’s time to share what finally helped me get the health I needed, for good.
You Eat This Toxin Every Day and You Don’t Even Know It
This is exactly why 35% of Americans are obese and almost 70% are overweight.
The experts tell us it is all about making better choices.
All we have to do is take personal responsibility and our battle against belly fat would be over.
They also tell us that the key to our success is “moderation,” as well as being told to exercise more and more every day.
It’s these ideas that are holding us hostage, and keeping us from achieving the simple goal of losing fat!
Sugar, the ONE ingredient, that when removed, will put your body into optimal fat-burning mode (and unlocks your full potential to burn fat) is hidden in your kitchen as you’re reading this.
So even if you’ve been on a “sugar-free” diet, you’re still consuming this addictive toxin, and it doesn’t stop there.
It’s pretty simple to cut sugary sodas and candy bars out of your eating plan, but what about the foods that break down into sugar as soon as you eat them?
Yes, the bagels, muffins, cereals, and pastas that the USDA claims should be the foundation of our diet turn right into sugar in the bloodstream.
In fact, new research shows that industrial food full of processed sugars, fats, salt, and chemicals are powerfully addictive. And sugar is the worst culprit.
It’s these foods that drive our desire to eat more of it.
It’s Time To Take Control and Take Back
Your Body from This Addiction
But how do we stop eating it?
To put it as simply as I can, when my students at my fitness studio ask, “How do I get off of sugar?” I answer, “Eat something else.”
What is that “Something else?” It’s real, unprocessed food that will satisfy your hunger, end your cravings, and allow you to stop obsessing over fat-storing foods.
Obviously, eating real food will “reset” your cravings, as well as your hormones to optimize fat burning. .
However, if it was just a matter of turning on a switch and choosing these foods, wouldn’t everyone be doing it?
And how would you know you’re eating foods without these hidden sugars?
After 35 years of addiction, 12 years of healing, and five years of research, I’ve put the most vital information and methods for quitting sugar into the system that’s available here:
The Sugar Freedom Diet…
With this simple approach, you can learn how to replace addictive foods, and discover a NEW freedom you’ve never experienced.
On the Sugar Freedom Diet, you can replace sugar and the foods that break down quickly to sugar, and you can lose your cravings once and for all.
It really is simple when you know how to shop for and prepare the fat burning foods that will satisfy your hunger at last. I’ll also show you what to order at restaurants, and even what you can eat when you’re on the road for business or on vacation in order to stay off of sugar, without hunger and cravings.
So here’s what you get with the Sugar Freedom Diet.
Why is it simple?
1. The menus are already written for you, including easy recipes that show you exactly how to put together the breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks that will have you ending cravings, burning fat, getting rid of bloat, and losing weight starting in just days.
2. You get strategic emergency foods to eat instead of the typical snack foods that have been keeping the fat on your body.
3. In as little as 24 hours you will feel your cravings, food obsessions, and overwhelming appetite disappear. You will become satisfied on real nutritious food, and thank heaven we’re not talking about cabbage and melba toast! Your menus are full of simple, tasty dishes you will recognize, and actually want to eat!
If you’re committed (and I set it up so that you will be), you’ll have an amazing 3-day start on your new body.
Yes, these are the exact meal plans that will get you off of sugar by showing you exactly what to eat instead.
I know Sugar Freedom works. I have maintained my weight long enough that I was able to become a member of the National Weight Control Registry. Members of the NWCR are studied by researchers worldwide because we have been able to document a weight loss of at least 30 pounds, and keep it off for at least one year.
The amazing discovery that I am sharing with with you is that there are foods that you can buy and prepare that will satisfy your hunger, and give you the energy and vitality you need in order to lose weight for good. I promise to show you exactly what they are so that you can get rid of the huger and cravings that are blocking your fat loss- guaranteed!
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Now imagine doing this for just 3 days.
Imagine your life 72 hours from now without the burden of cravings and obsessing about food…
…suddenly, you see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Imagine yourself enjoying your day without the constant hunger that’s caused by typical dieting. How much weight will you lose when the fattening foods that used to call your name completely lose their power to entice you?
This is what you get with Sugar Freedom.
You are going to take some of the momentary pleasure that you were getting from the food that was driving you crazy, and you’re going to learn to put that pleasure into your life and your lifestyle.
When you are satisfied on “Freedom Foods” you will get so much more enjoyment out of exercising, dancing, gardening, drawing, or spending time with friends and family.
You’re going to become aware of how much easier it is to enjoy your life when you aren’t obsessing about food. This is the greatest gift of the Sugar Freedom Program.
So you’re going to get the Sugar Freedom Plan. You’re going to get the shopping list for the Three-Day Sugar Strike, and you’re also going to get the shopping list for the four-week Sugar Freedom Diet. Plus, you’re going to get my best recipes and tips for preparing Sugar Freedom meals that are tasty, super satisfying, and easy to make… without the cravings!
It’s all here, because I’ve been there: Trapped in The Dieting/Overeating Cycle, and The Sugar Freedom Plan is exactly what made me break out at last.
You’ll finally discover the simplicity of losing weight when the foods that help you shed fat are the very foods you actually want to eat.
You’ll discover how simple it is to walk away from sugary, starchy junk food when your hunger is completely satisfied.
This isn’t a “eat less and move more” system like you find everywhere else. In other words, you can’t change what you eat, or how much you eat- until you can manage your appetite!
You’ll discover how to do this and much more.
This is your “Get Out of Sugar Jail” card. You just have to play it.
So if you’re ready to destroy your cravings once and for all and finally get the body you deserve on YOUR terms…
Let’s get started, Catherine Gordon, A.C.E., CTT, Member: National Weight Control Registry
Author, The Sugar Freedom Diet