Ninja Secret Weapon to Eliminate Sugar Cravings Fast

Ninja Secret Weapon to Eliminate Sugar Cravings Fast

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So, are you one of the millions of women that could use some honest and effective tools to handle sugar cravings?

Whether you are struggling with sugar addiction daily, or simply could use a really powerful way to rebound after a particularly over-indulgent day with sugar – you are going to want to check this video out.

Today I’m giving you a ninja weapon against the intensity sugar can have in your life.

I’m sharing a key food that will re-balance, restore and dismantle the cravings naturally and easily. Check the video out, and then let me know your thoughts in the comments!

And then if you want to go deeper into your personal cravings pattern around sugar– sign up for my Break the Sugar Habit workbook below– you may be surprised to learn what your unique triggers are!


Comments

64 responses to “Ninja Secret Weapon to Eliminate Sugar Cravings Fast”

  1. Loved the video! Very informative. Only thing that would make it better is to list examples of dark, leafy greens again at the end (it was said very quickly at the beginning), and give a couple more specific examples of how to incorporate them – for example, say something like “make a stir-fry with olive oil, onions, mushrooms, and kale” – two or three of those to help me get started would be great. THANK YOU for what you are doing. So glad I found your site (through Simple Mom).

  2. Lisa,
    I just joined your email list this past weekend. I am LOVING what I’m learning! Thank you so much for your warm presentation of this information. This video was confirmation for me of the steps I am taking in my health journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m excited to have you and your site as an educating and even more so encouraging resource.

    Jenny

    1. Thanks Jenny– So glad to have you part of this community!

  3. Jennifer Woollard Avatar
    Jennifer Woollard

    great information, thanks,

  4. Thanks Angie…Great suggestions 🙂 You nailed specific things I review and demonstrate in videos through my courses like Designed for Wellness. But I’ll make a note to post some more detailed videos on recipes with greens here as well!

    In terms of the list of dark greens that I mentioned in the video they are: kale, collard greens, swiss chard, arugula, beet greens and dandelion greens.

  5. Thanks so much Lisa for this easy tip to implement into our lives. It’s so helpful to know that this tip affects every part of our lives to bring us into balance. I also appreciate and enjoy the way you present and deliver your teaching tips!

    1. Thanks Linda 🙂

  6. lisa f Avatar
    lisa f

    Great info Lisa. Thank you. I have been making green smoothies for about 2 weeks and love them but haven’t yet experienced energy surge. My sweet tooth is really strong and passing up the sweets in the office that others bring in is really hard for me. This has been my biggest obstacle to success.

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Try and look at what you are including in your smoothies. What fruits are you using (if you struggle with a strong sugar addiction try to keep the fruit to frozen berries)…also are you adding anything that brings healthy fats or quality proteins into the smoothies?

      Try to add chia seeds (excellent energy sources and source of omega 3 fatty acids) or hemp protein powder or even some coconut oil or coconut milk.

      You can really begin to customize your smoothies to give you the energy you need!

  7. Cheryl Avatar
    Cheryl

    Thank you Lisa! I knew that and was doing really well with my greens but have messed up my routine and got caught up again in the sugar trap. Have gained weight and feel yucky… I knew about greens and how tremendous that are for you and how great they make you feel.. Thanks again for reminding me, I am grateful.

    1. You’re welcome!

  8. Cheryl Avatar
    Cheryl

    Thank you Lisa! I knew that and was doing really well with my greens but have messed up my routine and got caught up again in the sugar trap. Have gained weight and feel yucky… I knew about greens and how tremendous that are for you and how great they make you feel.. Thanks again for reminding me, I am grateful. :o)

    1. You’re welcome– I think learning the fine art of getting “back on track” is one of the most important healthy living skills for sure 🙂

  9. Thank you … very informative! I have a quick question about your list of dark greens. Is spinach also a good green to have in this category, accomplishing the same things as the other greens that you listed?

    1. Absolutely– spinach is wonderful. I always try and vary the greens I get in and spinach is a great one to have in the rotation 🙂

  10. Kristin Avatar
    Kristin

    I really enjoyed the video! I’m good at adding some basic greens…spinach and romaine, but would be interested in recipes of how to incorporate the greens you mentioned. I love the thought of sneaking them in some of my family’s meals!

    1. Hi Kristin- and all!

      I’ll plan to get some more green recipe ideas out for another video or blog post…but in the meantime my Real Food Cleansing Guide has some good beginner recipes and my courses (like Designed for Wellness) go into much more detail in how to take simple but powerful steps including specific foods and recipes to really take your diet and lifestyle to a whole new level– so wanted to just point those other resources out to you as well 🙂

  11. Kelley Avatar
    Kelley

    Lisa, this was very helpful! Nice to have an infusion of good information to use as I begin my week. My challenge is always the actually “doing” it. I will buy the greens and bring them home, and then they sit and go bad because I do not naturally know what to do with them, and it seems like more time and trouble to look it up, etc., when it comes time to prepare dinner or meals. Thank you for the good suggestions and the reminder that I do not have to overwhelm myself with new recipes, simply add greens into my old ones in a creative way. I can do this! 🙂

    1. Hi Kelley,

      Thanks for your comments on what you need more support on- will be earmarking delicious and easy green recipes for future posts!

      I know that the women in my courses are always amazed at how much they truly enjoy them when we work through simple recipes together.

  12. It was funny – I started the video and just before you said, “dark, leafy greens” for the first time, I thought in my head “greens”. I’ve definitely been on a ‘eating too much sugar’ cycle recently and I know I need to get out of it. I need to make a conscious effort to make sure I am including greens at least daily! Thank you for the reminder, Lisa 🙂 (And wow…1000 subscribers over the weekend? That is fantastically awesome! I love that there are that many more women that will be exposed to your calming, wise words. Congratulations!! 🙂 )

    1. Thanks for celebrating with me Robin 🙂 I LOVE that you are a part of this community and ALL that you add to it!!

  13. Kristen Avatar
    Kristen

    Thank you for the great informative video. I am just starting my on going journey of healthier living, and am feeling somewhat overwhelmed, but am going to put dark leafy greens on my grocery list, and add them into some of my families dinners. Not sure how I am going to do this yet, but will figure something out. My question would be do you think that these are something we should be eating at least once a day?? Or how often do you think?

    1. Hi Kristen,

      Yup, once (or more) daily is fantastic…but start with a goal that works for you– maybe 3-5 times a week as you build up your repertoire of meals you enjoy with them. I’ll work also to put together a short beginners guide to dark leafy greens since it seems it is an area many people are asking about!

  14. Melanie Avatar
    Melanie

    Great video! Can you clarify what would fit into the category of “sugar/sweets”? Is maple syrup or molasses in there? How about honey?

    Thanks!

    1. Great question! In general refined sugar is more on the extreme side of the spectrum I talked about– but any sugar source is yin and expansive. And when you have sugar sensitivity – any sugar source can really cause the whole imbalance/insulin/cravings thing to get out of whack.

      What I suggest is to first start moving toward sweet tasting veggies and then use whole sources of sugar (like maple syrup and honey) in amounts as if they were condiments- it’s really more of a mind-shift about how we think of sugar and it’s appropriate place in our diet 🙂

      Thanks for asking this– such a great point!

  15. I’ve recently joined a local organic co-op that often includes kale. We’ve discovered a recipe for baked kale chips that is quite delicious, baked with a bit of olive oil and salt. I’ve been wondering though, is the kale still full of nutrition once baked and crispy?

    1. I LOVE kale chips!! Any time we cook or bake foods it does change the nutrient profile, but you still get tons of excellent nutrition in the chips and the olive oil is fantastic for you as well!

    2. Melanie Avatar
      Melanie

      Can you share this recipe?
      Thanks!

  16. Sure– Here is the instructions from Smitten Kitchen:http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/03/baked-kale-chips/

    SUPER SIMPLE- literally rub dry kale (or any other greens) with olive oil (some recipes say you can also just drizzle(I rub it on)…then line them on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sea salt and bake on 300 degrees until crispy.

    The above link gives a nice idea for pulverizing them and adding them as “topping” on popcorn. Yum.

  17. Hi Lisa, could you please address chocolate cravings? Is this just another version of sugar addiction? I can easily avoid other forms of sugar and junk, but chocolate is my one weakness. Thanks!

    1. Hi Naomi,

      You hit on a really interesting subject– most of the chocolate we eat is very much a combo of dairy and refined sugar plus a lot of other artificial stuff…and would in many ways end up in the same “bucket” as refined sugar treats…

      BUT dark chocolate is completely a different animal- and can be a super useful tool in shifting us away from highly refined sugary treats into decadent, good-for-you moderate amounts of indulgence.

  18. I love greens but am concerned about my thyroid. I’ve heard that eating raw kale or spinich or cabbage can be bad for your thyroid. I’m on thyroid medication already so once I heard this I stopped drinking green smoothies. What do you think? I really love green smoothies and liked how I felt after drinking them. but I don’t want to do more damage to my thyroid. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Christina– Excellent question.

      So what you will want to avoid eating raw are foods that contain goitrogenic compounds which include:
      Broccoli
      Brussel sprouts
      Cabbage
      Cauliflower
      Kale
      Kohlrabi
      Mustard
      Rutabaga
      Turnips
      Millet
      Peaches
      Peanuts
      Radishes
      Soybean and soy products, including tofu
      Spinach
      Strawberries

      It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these foods at all…but best not in overabundance and slightly steamed or cooked to neutralize the goitrogen compounds.

      And for you, your green smoothies should be filled with greens like collard greens, swiss chard, romaine lettuce or dandelion greens. You’ll just want to avoid the dark leafy ones that are goitrogenic in the raw state.

      Hope that helps!

  19. Kim S. Avatar
    Kim S.

    Hi Lisa,
    I just joined your list and I’m excited to learn more. I have a question about green smoothies. It sounds kind of silly, but am I still getting the same benefit from the green, spinach for example, in a smoothie as I would if I were eating it raw in a salad?

    1. No silly questions here…and absolutely! You are getting not only the same benefit but perhaps more (especially if you aren’t a super chewer 🙂 ) as the smoothie mashes and blends the spinach and makes available all the nutrient goodness!

  20. Ugh – this is going to be hard because I don’t like greens! The only thing I tolerate is spinach, but that means I don’t get much variety. I know I need to try more greens and what better season to do so than summer when everything is so fresh. I WILL put greens on the list for next week and I WILL try to eat them more! I MUST try whatever I can to combat the hold that sugar has on my life!

    1. Go for it, Renee– and the key is to try and find ways that you do enjoy them….green smoothies, kale chips, in meatloafs or casseroles!

  21. Thank you for this video! I LOVE veggies of all kinds so filling my diet with them is easy, however I also love sugar and frequently “treat” myself at the end of a long day with my kids by indulgent in food that makes me feel terrible afterward. Your tips in this video were great, thank you for my ninja weapon. ; )

    1. Thanks Laura!

  22. Great video, Lisa! I will try to incorporate more leafy greens… now to research some easy recipes… or do you have some handy? : )

    1. Hi Kristen,

      I know many have asked about some good recipes…right now I’d say go for green smoothies or kale chips (shared above) or simple a delicious basic stir fry:

      Heat coconut oil or butter and saute thinly sliced onion until well cooked.

      Add thinly cut kale, collards, or swiss chard in a huge bunch so that it covers the whole pan and you can create like a “steam” bed for about 5 minutes.

      Stir and cook until the greens turn bright.

      You can add pine nuts or diced tomatoes and sea salt to taste.

      YUM!

  23. I recently tried arugula and I LOVE it. We’ve been enjoying it on wraps. Had some on a taco today.

    I know some people love video formats but I’m totally a word girl, especially if I can’t have headphones nearby. Would love a bullet-point list of highlights and key points in the videos.

    1. Hi Kacie–
      Love your suggestion…I can totally do the bullet point quick summary! Look for it on my next video 🙂

  24. Kristin Avatar
    Kristin

    Thanks so much for the very informative video! You have inspired me!

  25. Our CSA gives so many greens we have had good motivation to learn how to use them and we love them now. My kids gobble them in soups and we put them under our cheese on pizzas, in lasagnas, spagetti sauces and scrambled eggs. We use the same recipes we did before and just find ways to incorporate them in. I’ve never tried chard in green smoothies, though. We did try arugula and discovered its much too strong for smoothies! Mustard greens didnt work so well in mixing into things, either, but is awesome in potatoe salad! Thanks for the info. I hadnt thought about this affecting our sweet tooth, but we have noticed that overall we can decrease the amount of sugar in recipes and it still tastes sufficiently sweet to us.

  26. Great,great video!
    I am working so hard on taking responsibility for my health/breaking sugar addiction for me and hopefully my family and things like this video are so helpful!

  27. Nicole N. Avatar
    Nicole N.

    Thank you for this– I kind of (really) needed a kick in the pants to start incorporating leafy greens into my diet. I had the same question as Kim S. above and I am so relieved to hear that putting the greens into a smoothie is a good choice.

  28. Thanks for the ideas. One of my problems is that I can’t always think of ways to eat dark leafy greens aside from salad and I love salad but don’t want to eat it a lot. So maybe I’ll have to look up some other recipes. Does broccoli count? I know it isn’t leafy… We do fairly well not eating tons of sugar (we still have too much), but I also enjoy making desserts too much.

  29. Love dark leafy greens, but usually with a bit of dairy. Why is dairy considered on the sugar end of the spectrum? Also, is it always or only in some presentations? Like wouldn’t sour cream, kefir, yogurt, etc. still be balancing to your body?

  30. Thanks so much for this great info! I am going to start including more leafy greens in my diet! I already need to cut back on my sugar intake, and I am glad to know that the greens will not only help me with that, but will also add so many other good nutrients!

  31. Thanks Lisa for the wonderful info. You are an angel!! Keep up the good work.

  32. Elizabeth Avatar
    Elizabeth

    Lisa-
    I love the video and felt like you were speaking to me directly. I am so overwhelmed with my job, being a mom, etc. that taking care of me and my food comes last. I love this approach to add in these dark leafy greens and that will help with the sugar cravings because every day I wake up and say…Today I will not eat the sugar stuff and then…life happens and I use it to cope. Going to find a good recipe for a smoothie now! Thanks so much and I look forward to using your website as a tool.

  33. Thank you Lisa! I am struggling hardcore with sugar addiction right now! I had my 4th child 3 months ago…my kids are 4.5 yrs, 3 yrs, 20 months, and 3 months…so as you can imagine I am exhausted! I am also struggling with my second major bout of PPD…feeling super overwhelmed, frazzled, pretty much everything you described on the Yin side of the spectrum! This video was super easy to digest (sorry for the pun!) and I can’t wait to start being more mindful of adding dark, leafy greens to my diet! I know that my diet, lack of sleep and lack of self-care are major culprits to my PPD so I’m relieved to start checking off at least one of those factors as a way to recover!

  34. klitschke@embarqmail.com Avatar
    klitschke@embarqmail.com

    Wow I am glad I read this I also am on thyoid medication. I did not know there are so many veg that can effect the thyroid.

  35. Shalini Avatar
    Shalini

    I just saw this video and it is wonderful. You communicate really well. I knew greens were very good but you explained the why so well… which will make me more aware and ACT by making sure we get that in daily. Thank you. We have been having green smoothies for the last 3 weeks almost daily as my nutritionist advised I start that. I only use spinach as here Spinach and bok choy are readily available (in Singapore – ) but not so much things like Kale and Kale is very expensive here. What other Asian greens do you recommend we use.

    I would also like if you will shared more recipes for including greens into our diet.

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  37. I wonder about seaweed. I really like the dried seaweed and seaweed in sushi. I have heard it is good for you. But I do not know what it does for me. I actually prefer it to a lot of other greens. Plus I live near the ocean. -Erin Brickner

  38. I like the comparison between Yin and Yang foods. This was helpful, I admit I’m a huge sugar person!

  39. Great video! I love that you brought in yin & yang – right up my alley! 🙂 I work to get in the greens, but don’t stay consistent. 🙁

  40. I saw you ad & was reading because I do have a sweet tooth & want to get rid of it. I am at my goal weight now & do not want to put it back on. Cutting out sweets would help a lot. thank you so very much. With love & prayers Ruby

  41. I saw you ad & was reading because I do have a sweet tooth & want to get rid of it. I am at my goal weight now & do not want to put it back on. Cutting out sweets would help a lot. thank you so very much. With love & prayers Ruby

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  43. I love dark leafy greens, but my doctor has advised that I not eat them regularly. I am on a blood thinner and they counteract the medication. I used to have kale stirfried with eggs every morning prior to a multitude of bloodclots. Now I am settle with a small romaine salad with other vegies on top. Its not the same, but Im still trying to get them into my diet.
    Meanwhile the sugar habit is real! My daughter has a terrible addiction and struggles to eat any salad I put on her plate. She’s 11 years old, its so hard to tell her that she needs to cut back on sugar when its all around her. So many treats in schools or at after schools. I wish they would stop!

  44. The only way to stop sugar cravings is to simply stop eating sugar. It’s a roller coaster. When you consume it, your blood sugar spikes, and if it spikes it plummets, and if it plummets you will crave more.

    A healthy, but sweet and filling alternative to sugary snacks is boiled white sweet potatoes.

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