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The Biggest Time-Waster In Quitting Sugar

Are you a woman between 30 and 50 years old? Have you ever felt “stuck” on sugar? Have you ever described yourself as addicted to it?

Most importantly, have you wanted to quit sugar for some time now but had trouble getting around to doing that?

I’m convinced that the biggest time-waster when it comes to getting away from sugar once and for all is… waiting till you feel ready.

What Stands In Your Way?

Maybe you’ve eaten sugary foods – of one sort or another – to handle the stress you’re feeling. Many of us have done that, so it’s nothing to feel embarrassed about doing.

Yet it’s a self-perpetuating process.

Knowing – or fearing – that stresses will show up and not wanting to quit because of that is a virtual guarantee that you’ll stay stuck. Even if it’s not a fully conscious plan, it is still a plan to use sugar to handle the stress.

But that’s a never-ending battle! Stress of some type will always be there. And so will sugar. This is the U.S., after all.

Why You Should Quit Sugar Now

Here’s a true statement: The sooner you quit sugar, the sooner your brain chemicals and your blood glucose will be more stable.

Stable, you think, what’s so great about that?

As unsexy as stability may sound, what makes it great is that it will help you react less to any given stress in the first place.

A Tip From a Top Endurance Coach

My endurance coach – the late, fantastic Jim Karanas – had much to say about the pain associated with hard training. Here’s one point he frequently made about training:

It’s not that the pain goes away, but that you become less reactive to it.

This applies very well to stress. “Less reactive” is a perfect place to be when stress comes up – just as it is when the inevitable pain of tough training comes upon you.

Said another way, “It’s not that (the stress) doesn’t hurt, it’s just that it doesn’t matter.” You can create that less reactive state of mind for yourself if you stop procrastinating on quitting sugar.

Imagine being less reactive – unruffle-able – when stressed. How perfect does that sound?

A Valuable Get-Started Tip For You

Quit sugar NOW! Start by eating protein with absolutely everything you eat. Make sure the protein is REAL protein: shrimp, chicken, fish, eggs, Greek yogurt with 18 or more grams of protein per serving, and others.

Avoid protein imposters: nuts, cheese, quinoa.

Don’t expect the small amount of protein in leafy greens or other vegetables to do the trick for you. The brain needs more help here. Really.

Instead, use vegetable-based protein powders if you want to avoid animal products. Don’t cheat your brain of protein when you’re trying to quit sugar.

Protein won’t make the stress go away, of course, but it’s a good first step in helping you become less reactive to it.

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Easy Ways For Stay At Home Moms To Make Money

Stay at home parents are becoming more and more abundant in our society for a variety of reasons: large daycare costs, job losses and on and on. And although the number of stay at home dads is on the rise, the stay at home mom is still more popular.

But just because they have the title of “stay at home mom” doesn’t mean that they can’t contribute to their family financially. If a mother has a specialty, she can carve out a niche and find several ways to make money from home. There are countless options on the internet: freelance writing, virtual assistance and freelance photographer just to name a few. Some mothers are also starting up online businesses and working as time permits while they are keeping the house in tip-top shape. I tell ya…mothers can do it ALL!

On the other hand, a stay at home mom can also take advantage of the fact that she is at home and start an at home business. This opens the door for such possibilities as a catering company or even a sewing business-which is actually more popular than you may think. Also, some mothers make the choice to stay home solely for their kids. And this being the case, some mothers choose to run a day care from their home. This is not only a great way to make money, but it also helps to socialize their children with daily interactions with other kids.

Many women in today’s world own small niche businesses that have proven to bring in quite a bit of money. Some of these options may seem as if they are somewhat sexist, but when using gender to their advantage, there are a lot of great ways for mothers to make money while staying at home.

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