Tame your Sugar Gremlin
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Tame your Sugar Gremlin

Control your sugar cravings, have more energy, be less cranky and shed those extra pounds, by beating insulin resistance
4.8 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,018 students enrolled
Created by Sandy Evans
Last updated 6/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Use biology, not psychology, to overcome your sugar cravings. This is important, because sugar cravings are not a lack of self-control, they're your brain telling you it is suffering an energy crisis
Deploy multiple weapons against your sugar gremlin. Diet and exercise are there, but there is more to better body chemistry than eating less and moving more.
Create BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY, so that you optimize your health. You'll feel less fatigued, think more clearly, be in a better mood and if you're carrying a few extra pounds, you'll find they slowly melt away.
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Requirements
  • No prerequisite knowledge is needed, although a high school course in biology will be helpful
  • You do need to have an open mind and a sense of humour
Description

Ever wished you could control your sugar cravings, have more energy, be less cranky and shed some of those extra pounds, in short................RESIST, insulin resistance, without drugs or supplements ?

You know your SUGAR MUNCHING habits are not a recipe for optimum health and you're always FULL of remorse following a SUGAR BINGE. You're not ready to give up sugar TOTALLY. But, you're sick and tired of being a SLAVE to your sugar cravings and long to feel in control of what you're eating.

What if it stopped being a psychological battle of wills, that it was as simple as "fixing" the biology that drive the desire for sugar ?

This course combines the latest science, with a little fun, while introducing you to a range of easy to deploy biology-based weapons, that will help you take on your sugar gremlin and WIN.

And, that's not all.

Because I want to make this as simple as possible for you, you'll also receive some great bonuses that are going to give you a huge leg up.

Including....

  • cheat sheets, which will put you at a huge advantage, because they'll allow you to deploy the most appropriate weapon quickly and efficiently.
  • a sugar gremlin identi-kit, which will greatly increase your results, because when you can see your sugar gremlin clearly, it is a lot easier to take aim............... and blow it out of the water.
  • on going support, which is important because sugar gremlins cannot be obliterated, they're part of your biology. Taming your sugar gremlin will be an on-going process
Who is the target audience?
  • You're insulin resistant or have metabolic syndrome i.e. you have a BIG belly, "high" cholesterol, elevated sugar levels, high blood pressure and/or high triglycerides
  • You've tried pills and shakes that promise to curb your appetite, but with limited success
  • You're out of WILLPOWER
  • You want to lose weight and improve your body chemistry, but you're not up to counting calories on a complicate diet
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 55 Lectures Collapse All 55 Lectures 04:17:35
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Introducing the CANDY FLOSS system
4 Lectures 16:20

This first lecture will get you psyched to take on and defeat your sugar gremlin.

Preview 03:23

This lecture will unpack the 10 weapons you can be deployed to Tame your Sugar Gremlin

Preview 08:09

It is hard to fight something your cannot see, but sugar gremlins do leave clues….... In this lesson, you will be guided to identify your sugar gremlin's characteristics and behaviour patterns. By piecing together this information, you can create a profile of your sugar gremlin. Your profile will be an invaluable tool, in your efforts to Tame your Sugar Gremlin, since the more you understand your sugar gremlin's behaviours and motives, the more likely you are to be able to thwart it's activities.

Know your enemy
02:25

In this lesson, I take a few moments to introduce myself and explain how I developed the CANDY FLOSS system.

The origin of the CANDY FLOSS system
02:23
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C - Cutting the Carbs
6 Lectures 29:04

Your sugar cravings are not caused by a lack of self-control, your brain's needs and desires, give life to the sugar gremlin in your head.

The sugar need
08:58

Insulin is released in response to a carbohydrate snack, but when you're insulin resistant, you kick off a wild rollercoaster ride………….of sugar highs and lows, which see you reaching for another sugar snack.

Reining in insulin
09:48

You don't have to ELIMINATE carbs completely, to "fix" the cycle of bad body chemistry that is driving those cravings, just lowering your carb count, a little, is all that it takes to rein in the insulin and stop those sugar cravings.

Cutting not eliminating
04:55

Carbs are not created equal - in this lecture you'll discover which carbs to include and which to avoid.

Good carbs versus bad carbs
05:01

A collection of scientific journals supporting the benefits of Cutting the carbs

Science behind Cutting the carbs
00:22

Quick one page summary of the Cut the Carbs section

Preview 1 page

Cutting the carbs
9 questions
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A - Add protein, fat & fibre
5 Lectures 15:55

By adding protein to your meal, you slow the sugar dump significantly - helping to avoid the bad body chemistry which drives sugar cravings

I'll have a piece of cheese with my popcorn
05:33

When every bite you take, obeys the RULE OF THIRDS i.e. it includes carbs, protein and fat, your brain has time to get the message - YOU'RE FULL.

The RULE OF THIRDS
06:43

Feeling fuller begins with

Feeding the TRILLION
03:15

Access to collection of scientific journal articles supporting the benefits of Adding protein, fat and fibre

Preview 00:24

Handy one page summary of the Add protein, fat and fibre section

Add protein, fat and fibre cheat sheet
1 page

Add protein, fat & fibre
5 questions
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N - Nap ALL NIGHT
5 Lectures 20:09

When the lights go down and the neighbourhood is quiet, sugar gremlins come out to play. You need to lock those doors and windows and hide under the covers. Sometimes the easiest way to win a fight, is to avoid contact.

Nap all night
08:01

Every night, your night valet is supposed to get your ready for bed.............. many modern valets, don't do their job efficiently, in this lesson, you'll learn how to put your night valet to work

Hiring a night valet
04:02

Caffeine gives your sugar gremlin both pain and pleasure.......................in this lesson, you'll learn how to use caffeine wisely

Preview 07:44

A collection of scientific journals supporting the benefits of Napping ALL NIGHT

Science behind Nap all Night
00:22

One page sheet summarizing the Nap ALL NIGHT section

Nap ALL NIGHT cheat sheet
1 page

N - Nap ALL NIGHT
8 questions
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D - Dining don't grazing
4 Lectures 15:25

Your brain can tell time, but it is not clairvoyant, which means............... when you skip a meal, your brain interprets this as the start of a famine. In this lesson, we learn why the famine message fuels your sugar gremlin.

Dine don't graze
09:32

In this lesson we review dinner practices that can put sugar gremlins off their food, as well as a few, that get them loading up their plates for seconds.

Dinner do's and don'ts
05:31

A collection of scientific journals supporting the benefits of Dining not grazing

Science behind Dine don't graze
00:22

A handy one page guide to the Dos and Don't of dinner time

Dine don't graze cheat sheet
1 page

D - Dine don't graze
7 questions
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Y - Yank & Yodel
3 Lectures 08:42

In this lesson you learn, why if you can't manage to yodel, whilst you're yanking those muscles, you're working up a sweat to FEED your sugar gremlin.

Yank & Yodel
08:20

A collection of scientific journals supporting the benefits of Yanking while yodelling.

Science behind Yank and Yodel
00:22

A handy one page sheet outlining how to move more to get results

Yank and yodel cheat sheet
1 page

Y - Yank & Yodel
5 questions
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F - Fill up on non-edible FEEL GOODS
4 Lectures 14:31

In this lesson we learn more about the brain's fun theme park, packed full of exhilarating FUN rides.

Buying tickets for the Fun Faire
07:46

Sugar addicts routinely use a dollop of sugar to buy tickets, but sugar is not the only way to get in the magical kingdom, there are other ways to buy tickets. In this lesson, we explore some alternative ways to get inside.....

Taking a trip to the Fun Faire
06:21

A collection of scientific journals supporting the benefits of Fill up on non-edible FEEL GOODS

Science behind Fill up on non-edible FEEL goods
00:24

A handy list of some of the ways you can feel good that don't involve munching on food

Fill up with non-edible feel goods cheat sheet
1 page

F - Fill up on non-edible FEEL GOODS
8 questions
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L - Liquidate
6 Lectures 20:06

In this lesson we learn about the pros and cons of filling up on liquids.

Topping up on liquid
06:32

A glass of apple juice is full of anti-oxidants and things - WHOOHOO ! But, it is also FULL OF SUGAR. In this lesson, we learn why fruit juice is gremlin juice.

Sugar gremlin juice
06:26

Unlike other parts of you, sugar gremlins don't get much of a buzz from the alcohol, but they do get hangovers. In this lesson we learn, why sugar gremlins emerge after a night of drinking.

Ordering a round of drinks
04:22

In this lesson, we finally answer the BIG question - what should you choose to drink, if you want to Tame your Sugar Gremlin

Cheers to water !
02:25

Access a collection of scientific journal articles supporting the benefits of Liquidating

Science behind Liquidate
00:21

A one page summary of exactly what you should order your gremlin to drink

Liquidate cheat sheet
1 page

L - Liquidate
11 questions
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O - Observe your triggers
5 Lectures 32:51
The original "sin"
10:04

In this lesson we "cue in" to what sets off your sugar gremlin.............. and discover a way, to re-write some of your habit loops

Pulling the trigger
06:42

In this lesson, we listen in on the chatter going on deep inside your head................. and provide some pointers that will see your angel voice prevail

Thinking it through
08:40

In this lesson we come face to face with common triggers. Remember, if you can spot them, you can make a plan to beat them.

Trigger happy
07:03

Access a collection of scientific journal articles supporting the benefits of Observing your triggers

Science behind Observe your triggers
00:22

O - Observer your emotional triggers
11 questions
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S - Sizzle then slow dance
5 Lectures 29:52

In this lesson we discover how to use heat to defeat your sugar gremlin.

Roast your sugar gremlin
09:47

STRESS causes you to be hungry for NICE THINGS...... BUT this is precisely what you need to survive a STRESS FULL MOMENT.

Slow dancing with a cowboy
09:38

Stress is not an emotion, it is a chemical reaction - to begin DE-STRESSING, you need to change the chemistry.

Pausing the electron break dance
10:04

Access collection of scientific journal articles supporting the benefits of Sizzling then slow dancing

Science behind Sizzle then slow dance
00:23

Sizzle then slow dance cheat sheet
1 page

S - Sizzle then slow dance
8 questions
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About the Instructor
Sandy Evans
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1,018 Students
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Scientist turned gremlin buster

Dr Sandy Evans is the founder of a Spoonful of Science, a company dedicated to helping people improve their body chemistry through education. She is a modern day alchemist – merging her extensive knowledge of modern pharmaceuticals, supplements and food, to help people achieve better body chemistry and better health. Dr Sandy has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has been involved with tertiary level education for over 20 years, as both a lecturer and administrator. She understands what it takes to be "healthy" and is familiar with the common mistakes people make, which sabotage their performance and long term health. Dr Sandy's teaching style is refreshingly informal and uniquely engaging. She makes complex issues understandable in a delightfully common-sense humorous manner. Her entertaining insights and delivery make her an unforgettable. If you follow the tips provided, you will live a healthier and more productive life!