This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much for participating!
Giveaways are a common occurrence in the gluten-free blogger world. When I first started on this path, the very first giveaway I won was for a copy of Ricki Heller’s Sweet Freedom. At the time, I was already familiar with many natural sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, sorghum syrup. But, Ricki introduced me to a whole bunch more – coconut nectar, palm sugar, stevia, and yacon syrup. I realized I had much to learn about eating a refined sugar-free diet!
I quickly fell in love with Ricki’s blog – Diet, Dessert, And Dogs, and have adopted many of her techniques for limiting the sugar in my diet without compromising taste.
And, now you have an opportunity to learn from Ricki and her friend and co-teacher, Andrea Nakayama. Andrea is a functional nutritionist from Portland, who, like many of us, took a family health crisis as an opportunity to learn all she could about nutrition. Her website – Replenish PDX – lays out her personal nutrition philosophy. A quote I love:
I believe that the body yearns to heal itself. My mission is to open the channels to welcome this nourishment and revitalization.
And, now Ricki and Andrea have teamed up to present an all new course, Sweet Victory. Sweet Victory is a 2 week course, starting March 24th, that takes an in-depth look at sugar cravings and what to do about them from a physiological as well as emotional standpoint. It begins with a kickoff teleseminar call the first day with Ricki and Andrea introducing the course materials and providing their perspectives and information on sugar addiction and kicking the habit. Then there are 2 weeks of a sugar cleanse including menus, recipes, charts, some notes from the class, and full 24/7 support via a discussion forum (participants can post any time and both Andrea and Ricki are on the board 2-3 times a day to answer questions and provide feedback). The final Saturday of the course there’s another call with both teachers for about an hour. Both calls are recorded so participants can listen in later if they missed it, or just listen again. Included in the materials is an earlier home study course that Andrea created called Sweet Tooth Bitter Truth. That one outlines all the different types of sugars and how they affect your body.
And the recipes – oh boy, the recipes!
I’ve had a sneak peek at the recipes, and believe me, these are recipes you want! Delicious, wholesome, whole food recipes that will have you forgetting that you’re on a cleanse. For example, you’ll get the recipe for this amazing, grain-free granola. (Hint, there are veggies in there!)
The course is valued at $227 (though you can sign up until Saturday, March 17th for just $197). But, one of my readers will get the course for free. That’s right! A 2-week jump start to better health, all for free. All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me how sugar affects your life.
The contest is open until midnight, Monday March 19th. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 20th.