Dana James – How To Ditch Sugar – Mindbodygreen
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Who Is This Class For?
This class is perfect for you if:
- You regularly crave sugar throughout the day.
- You turn to sugar when you’re feeling tired, stressed, or sad.
- You’ve recently noticed a negative change in mood or weight gain.
- You want to feel more lean, vibrant, and clear-headed.
What you’ll learn
By enrolling in this class, you’ll gain imperative knowledge on how to:
- Determine if you have an unhealthy attachment to sugar.
- Understand the emotional attachments behind sugar so you can keep them at bay.
- Make healthy, sugar-free alternatives of your favorite sweets.
- Ditch those sugar cravings for good.
Module 1: Introduction
Dana James, CDN, CNS explains how this class works, offers advice on how to take it, and discusses how to move through sugar relapses. She’ll also share her struggles with her own sugar addiction, and how she transformed her relationship with sugar to lead a richly fulfilling life.
- How To Take This Class
- Meet Dana
Module 2: Sugar & Science
Are you addicted to sugar or do you just like the stuff? In this module, Dana will have you take an assessment to find out just that, as well as give you some basic facts and myths about this highly-addictive substance.
- Are You Addicted To Sugar?
- Sugar And Science
- Is Fructose Really The Devil?
- Why Non-Caloric Sweeteners Are Worse Than Sugar
- When Hunger Lies
Module 3: The Sugar-Ditching Roadmap
To ensure your success, Dana has created a detailed roadmap covering some essential guidelines to follow for optimal results. She’ll walk you through how to get the proper nutrition, how much to eat, and how to handle pesky cravings.
- Ten Easy Guidelines
- What To Eat—Protein
- What To Eat—Vegetables
- What To Eat—Complex Carbs & Fruit
- What To Eat—Fats
- What To Eat—Portion Sizes
- Help, I Need Sugar!
Module 4: In The Kitchen
Let’s get cooking! Dana runs through the seven-day foundational meal plan, and shows you how to make some of her favorite raw, vegan meals sans sugar.
- The Foundational Meal Plan
- Demo—Avocado Soup
- Demo—Hemp Seed Tabouli
Module 5: Your Biochemistry & Cravings
Sugar cravings can be tough to beat, but they’re easier to get through when you understand why they are happening. Dana discusses four key imbalances that can make it much harder for you to say no to sugar.
- Balancing Brain Chemistry
- Is Gluten Making You Crave Sugar?
- The Gut Microflora & Cravings
- Sleep & The Sugar Connection
Module 6: Breaking The Habit
Once you understand where your cravings come from, it’s time to learn to stop them. In this module, Dana explains how to un-train your brain from its sugar addiction, how to replace your favorite sugary snacks with something much more fulfilling, and some action plans you can put into play to stop your cravings before they start.
- Rewiring The Brain
- Finding Fulfillment
- Friends With Benefits
- Respond Vs. React
- Rituals & Action Plans
Module 7: Subconscious Patterns
Do you believe that your thoughts or your circumstances create your life? Dana introduces you to the subconscious thoughts that may be driving you to eat sugar and stay in a cycle of compulsion.
- The Untold Stories
- Releasing The Emotions
Module 8: Mastery
Congratulations! You made it to the last module of this class. Now that you’re an expert, Dana will show you how to fully master this sugar-ditching program by making it your dance, your rhythm, and your signature.
- Making It Your Dance
How It Works
You’ll have unlimited access to hours of video content, all from the comfort of your own home. Lifetime access to the program allows you to establish an expert level of understanding, at your own pace.
You’ll take what you’ve learned in the lectures and put it into practice. With effective tactics, recipes, and recommendations from your instructor, you’ll deepen your knowledge and establish a healthier lifestyle.
Interactive discussion boards allow you to discuss what’s on your mind with instructors and fellow students. Get your questions answered, while joining a community of other wellness enthusiasts.
What students are saying:
“If sugar is your best friend, and you’re not happy about it, then put sugar in it’s rightful place with this video series by Dana James.”
— Joe Cross, Star of Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead
About Dana James, M.S., CNS, CDN
Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN is a nutritional therapist, writer and founder of Food Coach NYC. She holds her Masters in Clinical Nutrition and is trained in nutrition biochemistry, functional medicine and cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes that food should be viewed as nourishing, joyful and fundamental to self-care. Her goal is to help women break their antagonist (and often obsessive) relationship with food and their body. She believes that true beauty stems from grace, dignity and embracing our idiosyncrasies that make us unique and imperfect.
How To Ditch Sugar
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the class delivered as a DVD or do I need to download it?
All you need is WiFi or a direct internet connection – no downloads or DVDs required! All classes stream directly to the device of your choosing.
When does the class begin?
Whenever you’re ready! There’s no set start (or end) date here.
Is there a specific schedule I need to follow?
Learn at your own pace. Some classes have a suggested timeline, but you are free to adjust to fit your own schedule.
What happens when I complete the class? Can I watch it again?
Yes! Watch as much as you’d like, and for as long as you’d like. Once you’ve completed the class, it’s yours to keep!
What if the class is too difficult or it doesn’t meet my needs?
No problem – let us know and we will work with you personally to find another class that suits you better.
What if I don’t like the class?
We really hope you love it! Unfortunately, we’re not able to offer refunds for the programs. If you’re on the fence, we strongly recommend that you watch the preview videos to get a sense of what the class is like before you buy.