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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

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
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2

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
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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.
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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.

Rank #1: The Book That Made Sugar Freedom Possible.

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Let's face it. The low carb/high fat approach is still not politically correct.  Eliminating added sugar is getting lots of support in the media these days from films like Fed Up, and books like Fat Chance by Dr. Robert Lustig.

The truth is, I didn't just eliminate sugar in order to lose more than 65 pounds, and keep it off (with a 6 month period of re-gain which I will describe on today's show) for six years and counting.  I also completely eliminated grains, I ate more fat, and most shocking of all, I occaisionally practiced intermittent fasting.  I was truly afraid to tell anyone how I had lost all my weight, let alone write publicly about it.

Then, I saw Dr. David Perlmutter on the Dr. Oz Show.  He was talking about his book, Grain Brain.  I bought the book, read it, and followed Dr. Perlmutter's dietary approach in order to get back to my happy weight.  The most important conviction I gained from Grain Brain was that I never ever had to eat grains again.  Finally, I had the courage to write my story, and share my own approach to sugar and grain free living.  If you've decided to let grains go for good, I hope you'll listen today, and read Grain Brain, by Dr. David Perlmutter

Jul 16 2014

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Rank #2: 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 #3: Freedom Friday #4

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How do you stop eating sugar?  Eat something else.  Seriously, the evidence is piling up about the aging, fat storing effects of a diet that's high in sugar, grains, and processed vegetable oils. if you're ready to get the benefits of a real food low sugar lifestyle, Catherine can help.  She has been sugar free since 2008, and she has helped hundreds of her clients and readers lose fat and feel fantastic by getting of processed junk food.  This Friday, December 30th at 12PM Eastern/9AM Pacific call in with your questions.

Dec 30 2016

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Rank #4: 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 #5: George Clooney's Celery Stick

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Last weekend I went to see "Money Monster," starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.  Directer Jodie Foster Does a wonderful job creating the hyped-up show biz world that is inhabited by Clooney's Character, Lee Gates.  As a theatre director, I know that Foster has considered everything that her lead charater does very carefully.  The clothing he wears, his hairstyle, the way he moves, these all are vital in telling Lee's story.  

In one essential character building moment, Foster films Clooney's character at the Craft Service table, and what he eats speaks volumes about what it takes to stay young and lean in a world where fattening food is everywhere.

Listen in to learn what it takes to stay lean, and ask yourself this question,  "Why don't I just eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and is it worth the effort?"  Let's explore the answer together today on The Sugar Freedom Show.

May 21 2016

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Rank #6: 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 #7: Catherine Interviews Kristy Jo Hunt of Body-Buddies

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Kristy Jo Hunt, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist shares her four step formula for lifelong health and fitness.  Discover how mental discipline, nutrition, exercise, and accountability combine to create a fitness program that works for life.

Catherine asks Kristy Jo to share her best tips for meal planning, cooking, training, and motivation.  As always on the Sugar Freedom Show, we will discover ways to keep food and fitness enjoyable and healthy at the same time.

Aug 11 2016

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Rank #8: Introducing Freedom Fridays

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Freedom Friday offers tips, menus, and fitness plans to help you have a great week.  

How much weight could you lose if you could stick to your food and fitness plan over the week-end?

If you're like me, staying on plan is easier from Monday to Friday than it is on Saturday and Sunday.  My usual work and training schedule helps me to keep my commitments.  I look, feel, and perform better when I keep sugar, grains, and seconds off of the menu so it's easier to leave them alone when there is work to be done.

When Saturday and Sunday come around, the little voice in my head says, "Don't you deserve to let yourself go? Everyone else is doing it."  As the Sugar Freedom Woman, I almost always stay strong, but I do get tempted!

Here is how I handle the week-ends and stay slim.

During the week I follow a Ketogenic food plan.  In addition to leaving out grains and sugar, I also eliminate fruit, nuts, and dairy except for the organic heavy cream I use in my morning coffee.  On the week-end I pick one day when I can enjoy a piece of fruit, a serving of stevia sweetened dark chocolate, or an elegant serving of cheese.

On very special occasions, I will make my Freedom Chocolate Mousse, and serve it with strawberries and crushed pistachios.  It is delicious, elegant, and it doesn't trigger my appetite.

If we eat simply during the week, we can add back a few of our Fancy Freedom Foods without gaining fat.
If you want to take your Sugar Freedom results to the next level, join my Six Week Challenge.  Get meal plans, training, social support, and coaching calls.

E-mail me: catherine@sugarfreedom.com for all the details.  Our next challenge starts November 1st: Sugar Freedom Day!

Oct 28 2016

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Rank #9: 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

29mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: The Year of Eating Dangerously

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Author and Certified Personal Trainer Catherine Grodn has been eating a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet for more than eaight years.  In spite of warnings from the media, other trainers, and conventional nutrition practitioners, she has maintained more than a sixty pound weight loss by staying true to Keto.  She shares the research, literature, headlines, and experiences that come along with eating differently than most of the people around her.  As more research into the effects of Keto on fat loss, recovery from binge eating, type 2 diabetes, mental health, and seizure disorders is presented to the public it is time to discuss how how every day people are incorporating this nutritional approach to daily life.  Catherine is dedicating 2017 to the practice of Keto, and to honest reporting on it's effects.

Dec 05 2016

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Rank #12: Freedom Friday #5 Appetite Management

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Sugar, grains, and appetite: How does eating sugar, and the foods that quickly break down into glucose, increase appetite?  How can appetite management lead to fat release and peace around food?

As we head into 2017, there are plenty of articles and news reports coming out that cover the trouble with sugar.  If sugar consumption leads to the diseases of modern life, how do we eat less of it?  Just how difficult is it to lead a sugar free lifestyle?  Catherine shares the experiences of her readers and clients when it comes to the appetite reducing effects of a sugar free eating strategy.

Yes, getting off of sugar is a challenge, but staying off of it can reduce appetite, making healthy eating easier with time.

Jan 06 2017

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Catherine Welcomes Derek Whaler: Transformation Expert

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What if we've had it backwards for the past 40 years?  What if long workouts in the so-called fat burning zone are just making us hungry and tired?  What's the solution to getting the results we want without spending our lives in the gym or on a crdio machine?  Plus, hear the story of Derek's sudden health scsre that made him even more grateful for the fitness he's built as a Certified Turbulence Trainer.

Click This Link to get Derek's program with tons of valuable Birthday Bonuses.  ===>10 Minute Fat Loss

PS: Happy Birthday Derek!

Jul 21 2014

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Rank #15: Catherine Answers Your Questions About Staying Off Of Sugar

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On the Sugar Freedom diet, it usually takes three days of eating less than 30 grams of total carbs to get into fat burning mode.  Once you do, appetite drops and energy surges, but what then?  Catherine anwers your questions to keep fat burning going strong.

Plus, how picking the right exercise program can skyrocket your weight loss in combination with a low carb, moderate protein diet.

Jan 30 2016

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Rank #16: A Sugar Freedom Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is almost here in the US, and Catherine shares the recipes she will be using this year.  Tune in for tips to make this a Thanksgiving you will enoy without regrets.  Plus an update on the 6 Week Tranformation Challenge, including the strategies we are using to lose fat before 2015.

Nov 24 2014

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Rank #17: We're Back With James Giada: Author of 4 Day Fat Loss

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Catherine interviews James Giada.  James was a chubby kid, but when he started training at age 14 the weight came off.  After college he became a personal trainer, but he quickly learned that his clients were going to need help with their eating habits in order to create lasting change.  James earned his Precision Nutrition Certification, and set about helping his clients reach their goals.  James talks about the power of consistency, commitment, and yes, great food for permanent fat loss. You can find 4 Day Fat Loss at this link==>Click Here.

Jul 14 2014

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Rank #18: Freedom Friday 3

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Todays topics: Intermittent fasting, calorie balance, broth for energy and to stop cravings.

Catherine will take your calls during the show.

 Learn more at www.sugarfreedom.com

Catherine can be reached by e-mail: catherine@sugarfreedom.com

Dec 09 2016

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Rank #19: 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 #20: Mike Whitfield Interviews Catherine Gordon about her transformation secrets.

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Certified Turbulence Trainer of the Year 2012 Mike Whitfield talks to Catherine Gordon (Trainer of the Year 2013) about finding the solution to permanent fat and weight loss after decades of trying and failing.  She explains how you can learn to train in a new way, and create your own permanent structure for success.

Learn more and get the program here ===>Click Here<===

Jul 26 2014

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