My name is Ruth Sanders and I was physically and mentally addicted to sugar. At first I used it to calm myself when I was upset. Then I needed more and more sugar more often. I could eat a half dozen donuts at one sitting. I would even hide chocolate so that I would always have some when I needed it. Can you relate? If I didn't have the sugar I got shaky and was not very pleasant to be around. My weight would yo-yo like crazy. I was sick all the time and had trouble sleeping. This was really affecting my life. Can you imagine trying to take care of your family and do your job well when you just barely have the energy to take care of yourself?
This went on for 20 years. When it got really bad, all I wanted was desserts or bread. I lost my taste for vegetables and even meat. I think I knew that this wasn't good for my body and I couldn't really keep doing this forever. And I was right!
One Sunday morning, while playing the piano at church, I collapsed. I couldn't move or talk. I had crashed! It was then I knew that I urgently needed to do something to change my diet and my health.
I started reading books on nutrition and found out how sugar affects your body and mind and I learned what I needed to eat for optimum health. It took awhile to figure all this out and some trial and error, but within a few days of eating healthy I felt better than I had in years! Within just 2 weeks of eating healthy I also lost 14 unwanted pounds. I had some setbacks, but over the course of 6 months, I eliminated my sugar cravings, had more energy, better moods, slept better, and stopped getting sick so often.
Over the next 15 years, I continued to study nutrition by reading books, searching online and listening to practitioners speak on health topics especially concerning excess sugar and the problems it can cause.
I am now free of my sugar addiction and feel better now at 61 than I did in my 20's! I take no prescription medicines, have low cholesterol, do not have high blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight. I am now able to be the wife, mother and grandmother that I want to be.
During this time, I started to notice that many other people are struggling with this issue as well. I decided to formally study nutrition and how to help others by training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and got my certification as a Health Coach. I combined this knowledge with my own experiences and came up with programs to help people break the cycle of sugar addiction easier and quicker than I did. I now offer a variety of programs to meet individual needs.
I'd love to have a conversation with you about what's going on with you and to identify 2 or 3 immediate things that you can implement to get yourself turned around and feeling better. To schedule this Free Discovery Session, contact me
or phone 417-489-6952. I am available for phone appointments Mon-Sat as my schedule permits.
If you think that you may have a problem with sugar, remember, I have been where you are and know how you feel and I am here to help.