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The Sugar Freedom Show

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When you're ready to let go of sugar, or any food that troubles you, Sugar Freedom wants to help. Let's discover optimal eating together.

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When you're ready to let go of sugar, or any food that troubles you, Sugar Freedom wants to help. Let's discover optimal eating together.

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By Zelenograd - Dec 01 2018
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I had to unsubscribe. Too much mouth smacking was distracting.

Great advice

By oOosnapitsmel - Feb 14 2018
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I decided to give up sugar for Lent, and while Lent just started I’ve been mentally preparing myself for it. This podcast has been the best for that! I have a better understanding of what to eat and what not to eat. I love the advice on how to get through cravings.

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
1
1
1
3

Smacking

By Zelenograd - Dec 01 2018
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I had to unsubscribe. Too much mouth smacking was distracting.

Great advice

By oOosnapitsmel - Feb 14 2018
Read more
I decided to give up sugar for Lent, and while Lent just started I’ve been mentally preparing myself for it. This podcast has been the best for that! I have a better understanding of what to eat and what not to eat. I love the advice on how to get through cravings.
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The Sugar Freedom Show

Latest release on Apr 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: The Sugar Freedom Top Ten Fat Loss Tips

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As I begin 2018 the most important question I can ask myself as a Certified Personal Trainer is, "How can I help my clients today?"  If I was starting my fitness journey, what would I want to know?  I have created this list of Ten Things I Would Want To Know About Weight Loss.  Here are the 10 elements in order; 

1. Sugar 2. Grains 3. Endurance 4. Water 5. Cooking

6. Simplicity 7. Preparation 8. reward 9. Service 10. Abundance

The program is available at sugarfreedom.com   For training design e-mail catherine@sugarfreedom.com

Jan 04 2018

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Rank #2: How To Stop, And Recover From, A Binge

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I order to become seriously overweight, I had to engage in some serious overeating.  Bread, sweets, and chips were my downfall, and even when they stopped providing me with any real enjoyment I couldn't stop until the bags and cartons were empty.

Even though I've been at a healthy weight for more than seven years now, I can still be caught off guard, and end up consumed by sugary, starchy, salty, snacks.  

In this episode of The Sugar Freedom Show I descroibe how I get off of the sugar train, and I hope that my story can help you if you ever find yourself in the middle of a bout of serious, unwanted overeating.  In addition, I share the foods that help me recover from the terrible junk food hangover I always get as a result of eating my trigger foods.  My entire eating program, which helped me manage my food addiction and get to a healthy weight, is available at www.sugarfreedom.com.  For more information, free sample meal plans, and recipes, take the sugar addiciton quiz at www.sugarfreedom.com/blog.

Aug 05 2015

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Rank #3: The Sugar Freedom Challenge

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Catherine shares her sugar elimination strategies.

 We are starting week 3 of a Six Week Sugar Elimination and Fat Loss Challenge, and I will be creating these coaching podcasts each Monday and Friday to help keep your motivation strong.  You can find tips, menus, book recommendations, and other tools for fat loss success here on the Sugar Freedom Show.

Feb 23 2015

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Rank #4: 3 Common Fat Loss Mistakes

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Catherine Best Gordon of cardiofreedom.com off tips for kickstarting your fat loss, and getting off of weight loss plateus.  http://sugarfreedom.com

Jul 08 2014

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Rank #5: Sugar Freedom Challenge Part 2

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A wise man once asked me, "How can you make your program as simple as possible?"  Today, I answer that question, give you a book recommendation, and more.  Plus, my simplest strategy for setting, and getting, your goal.

Sample Meal Plan

Breakfast: 2 Eggs fried in butter

Vegetable Stir Fry

2-3 Slices Uncured Bacon

Lunch:

Grass Fed Ground Beef 3-4oz

Vegetable Stir Fry

Red Cabbage Leaves For Wrap

Zesty Sauce and avocado Slices

Fill wraps with ground beef, vegetables, and avocado.  Dip in zesty sauce and enjoy.

Dinner:

3-4 oz Oven Baked Salmon topped with Crushed Macadamia Nuts

Large Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

1C Strawberries topped with Whipped Heavy Cream and Crushed Macadamia Nuts

Feb 28 2015

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Rank #6: The Best Advice I Ever Got About Weight Loss

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These are the three best pieces of advice I have received.  They helped me achieve years of recovery from overweight and obesity.  I hope they help you too.
Sugar Freedom is a lifestyle, and it takes support to stay off of sugar, grains, and starches long term.  Catherine Gordon CPT shares the eating and training plans that are working for her clients and readers now.   Catherine's program is available at sugarfreedom.com.

Subcribe to the Sugar Freedom channel on You Tube for cooking and fitness demonstrations.

http://www.sugarfreedom.com

Aug 18 2017

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Rank #7: Fat Is Off The Hook

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The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee removes the upper limit on fat consumption in its recommendation to the US Department of Agriculture.

Plus, Catherine's top ten foods for fat loss.

Jul 15 2015

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Rank #8: Oops, I did it again: How changing my way of eating brought back the cravings.

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If my Fairy Good-Sister came to me and said, "I will give you the body you need to fulfill your life purpose, guaranteed, but you can only eat 30 grams of carbohydrate per day for the rest of your life," do you know what I would say?

"I'll do it."

I am so passionate about training, coaching, dancing, sininging, and choreogrphy that I would not hesitate to give up sugary starchy foods for the rest of my life.

Still, I keep trying to add back more fruit and some grains, and reducing the fat in my eating plans in order to make them less extreme, more mainstream, and easier to offer to a broader audience.  What I have had to accept is the fact that what is popular isn't what works for me, and it doesn't work well for my readers and listeners who struggle with sugar compulion, insulin resistance, and carbohydrate intolerance.

Since the start of 2017 I have been tinkering with my nutrition, and it has backfired.  Thankfully, I am back on the Keto-cart and feeling so much better.  Here is what I have learned, and I hope this episode helps you to find the eating plan that works for you, for life.

Mar 24 2017

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Rank #9: The Number One Reason Why My Readers Have Lost Thousands of Pounds and Inches

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Catherine explains how eliminating sugar and grains can "Quench" your appetite. Finally allowing you to lose excess fat for good.

Jan 31 2017

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Rank #10: Freedom Body Challenge: No Sugar, No M.I.S.S. Cardio

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If CICO, or a low fat high cardio weight loss program isn't working for you, learn a different way to eat and train that can make you look and feel better fast.  Catherine describes an aternative to calories in calories out weight loss efforts that helps you manage appetite, enhance ability, energy, and well being, and get lean.  The eating challenge is to eliminate sugar and grains, and the fitness challenge is to work up to 8 sets of 20 kettle bell swings with 10 seconds of rest in between. Note: this is the Tabata protocol that was developed in the late 1990s.  Catherine's nutrition program is available at sugarfreedom.com, and you can see her fitness and cooking videos at uyoutube.com/c/sugarfreedom.  Thanks for listening!

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #11: Freedom Friday Podcast

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It Gets Easier:  How staying off of sugar is easier than giving it up.  

When you first give up sugar, grains, and processed vegetable oils, the transition can be rough.  You may have to eat different meals than your normal weight friends and family members.  Your energy may be  uneven because you don't know how to deal with the transition from glucose to fat burning.  You may consider a sugar free eating plan to be a diet instead of permanent shift in nutrition, with leaves you open to the temptation of cheating.

Cathy has been there, and she shares what works for her, and for her clients and readers, who have discovered fat loss and fitness solutions that can work for you too.

Plus Book of the Week: Body of Truth by Harriet Brown.

Apr 28 2017

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Rank #12: Dare to Shine: Overcome Procrastination, and Do What You Love

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Do you procastinate on the things you love by distracting yourself with food, social media, and other time wasters?  Catherine shares tips and tools to get over perfectionism, procastination, fatigue, and fear, and get on with what you want to do and create.

Learn to discover the times in your life when you have been motivated and energetic, and get strategies to bring that energy back into your life.

It is so much easier to say no to sugar, facebook, e-mail, news, and other time takers when you reconnect with what gets you excited about life.

Jun 09 2017

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Rank #13: Sugar Free One, Two, Three: Three levels of carbohydrate restriction

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When I first quit sugar back in 2008, I was able to overcome overweight and obesity by cutting out added sugars and nearly all grains.  At that time, I could have small amounts of oat bran and Ezekiel bread without triggering bouts of overeating.  After turning 50 in 2014, I found that I was happier, healthier, and leaner when I pulled all of the grains out of my eating plan.  Recently, I have even done carb-free days which  have had a positive effect on my appetite and waistline.  In this podcast, I descrbe the three levels of carbohydrate restriction that have allowed me to stay at a healthy weight and size for ten years. (Note: in order to be completely open about what I am eating to manage my sugar addiction, please be aware that my statements are not meant to be recommendations. They are  a demonstration of what worked for me.)

http://www.sugarfreedom.com

Nov 30 2018

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Rank #14: Sugar Freedom Weekly Episode 1

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Catherine Best Gordon, the author of Sugar Freedom at sugarfreedom.com shares her strategies for recovery from Binge Eating Disorder.  In this episode, she shares the Book of the Week, Recipe of the Week, and Training Plan of the Week.  Note: The Book of the Week is Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and the edition is from 2002, reprinted in 2009.  You can find out more about Catherine's programs at catherinetraining.com.  The sugar freedom program is available at sugarfreedom.com.  Please subscribe to get more tips each week.

May 12 2018

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Rank #15: Little Black Dress Challenge

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Even if you eat clean most days, and train progressively on a schedule like many fit women today, you are human, and you get busy, right?  If you're a working Mom like me, December brings a shift in priorites that can lead to missed traing sessions, and convenience food.

It's time to put all of the peices of your nutrition and fitness puzzle back together.

Catherine shares her personal and professional experince on the subject of doing what's best for your body and health, especially if you want to get off of sugar and grains.  Tips and strategies for getting the most out of your fitness training are here too.

Catherine's nutrtion system can be found at sugarfreedom.com.

Jan 20 2017

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Rank #16: How To Get Stronger and Leaner

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The Spring Training Challenge has begun, and Catherine Best Gordon, ACE-CPT shares the simple breakdown of her nutrition plan and the seven lifts she uses to be sure that her clients are using fat for fuel, not muscle. She describes how she determines her protein requirements, and tracks them at fitday.com.  The seven lifts are: Squat, Push-up or Chest Press, Romanian Deadlift, Row, Bicep Cirl, Tricep Extension, and Calf Raise.  Learn more about Catherine's priograms at catherinetraining.com and sugarfreedom.com

Mar 21 2018

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Rank #17: Two Weeks To The Photo Shoot

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Catherine shares the techniques she uses to look her best on picture day.  The Turbulence Training Transformation Contest is wrappoing up in 2 weeks and Catherine will be entering the "Pro" division.  Her clients at Gordon Studio have achived stunning fat loss and figure transformation results, and she wants to pass what's working along to you.  What's one important tip she will be sharing today?  When following a low carb high fat eating plan, use Sugar Free Dry Bullion Base in warm water as a cure for "Low Carb Flu."

Jul 10 2015

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Rank #18: Freedom Friday Episode #8: Keto Valentine's Day

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Catherine Best Gordon, author of Sugar Freedom shares her tips for keeping it keto on Valentine's Day.  Plus the Book of the Week: "The Obesity Code," by Jason Fung M.D., her recipe for Freedom Chocolate Mousse, and a study on how Keto helps manage appetite long term.   Here is the recipe: 

Sugar Freedom Chocolate Mousse

1 ripe avocado

1/4 cup cocoa powder

10 drops stevia or 1/4 cup xylitol

1/4 c raw cream, almond milk, or coconut milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a bowl.

Blend well with an electric hand mixer.

Serve chilled.

More at http://sugarfreedom.com/blog

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 2: Introduction to the Freedom 14

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Catherine Best Gordon ACE-CPT introduces the Freedom 14: a system to eliminate your sugar cravings and establish your fitness training program in 14 days.  The program is short in order to encourage adherence and compliance.  It is possible to stay cheat free for two weeks, and avoiding cheats is key when the goad is to get rid of sugar and carb craving.  After the 14 day plan, low sugar fruits, dairy, and nuts come back onto your menu, and after a break they taste wonderful.  The most important goal of the Freedom 14 is to simplify your nutrition and fitness routine so that you can experience freedom from cravings.  Catherine's nutrition program is available at sugarfreedom.com.   She is available for personal training program design at: catherine@cardiofreedom.com

May 30 2018

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Rank #20: Catherine's Challenge Begins October 10th.

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Catherinetraing.com: Unconventional Training and Nutrition for guaranteed results.  Catherine Gordon ACE-CPT shares the food, fitness, and mindset for physical transformation.  Her next tranformation challenge begins on October 10th and continues until November 21st: the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  E-mail catherine@sugarfreedom.com with "Challenge" in the subject line to get all of the details on how to participate and get the nutrition, training, and support you need to learn your best health strategy for the rest of 2017 and beyond.  The complete Sugar Freedom nutrition program can be found at sugarfreedom.com.

Sep 24 2017

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