In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest tackles a topic in her newest book that has far-reaching implications for just about every aspect of human health—sugar. And she talks about it a way that’s really useful because sugar is an emotional, psychological, and physical and biochemical thing all at once. Not quite heroin but not that far away.
“Sugar has the tightest grip on us, right?” Michele Promaulayko says. “Even the “healthiest” people I know have a problem with sugar. As I was developing “Sugar Free 3,” every single person I spoke to said, “I need that.” And they all do need it because we’re a nation of sugar addicted people.”
We discuss the insidious ways added sugar shows up in our food supply and how we’re unintentionally consuming it because it’s hiding in so many foods. “The frenemy,” says Michele in “Sugar Free 3: The Simple 3-Week Plan for More Energy, Better Sleep, and Surprisingly Easy Weight Loss!”. “And that’s exactly what sugar is. … Sure, it acts life your most supportive BFF, there for you at all hours, especially the late nights when you think you need it most. But when you stop to really thing about it, sugar takes way more than it gives.”
In our conversation, Michele suggests genius ways to use aromatherapy to curb cravings, gives practical tips on how to reset your palette, and recommends ways to loosen sugar’s grip. You can find even more tips in the book or on the new video series platform Sugar Free 3 on Openfit.
Michele is an award-winning print and digital editor, journalist and author. As the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo Health, and Women’s Health magazine, she has been an influential voice for health, wellness, and women’s issues for two decades. She’s now editorial-director-at-large for THE WELL—a new health ecosystem—where she continues to be a leader in the modern wellness conversation.
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Book: Sugar Free 3: The Simple 3-Week Plan for More Energy, Better Sleep & Surprisingly Easy Weight Loss!
Video Series: Sugar Free 3 on Openfit
THE WELL: the-well.com
Article: All About Essential Oils: the-well.com/editorial/all-about-essential-oils
- Why Michele wrote about sugar 00:04:30
- Having a healthier relationship with sugar 00:06:30
- How do you look better naked? 00:07:25
- Is there ever a time to eat sugar? 00:08:10
- Growing up on sugar cereals 00:10:00
- Connecting what you eat to how you feel 00:13:00
- What’s the cure for “sugar rewards” 00:16:10
- What is a good substitute reward? 00:18:40
- Essential oils help combat sugar cravings 00:20:30
- What bonus content do you get along with Michele’s book? 00:27:10
- The new wellness ecosystem that Michele is working on in NYC 00:37:25
- The power of having a bunch of wellness services under one roof 00:42:00
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