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Wendy Speake

Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

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The 40-Day Sugar Fast by Wendy Speake is a guidebook that helps break free from sugar addiction. It offers practical tools and biblical principles for healthier habits and a deeper relationship with God.

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    Sugar: A false savior to the bored and sad

    It’s midafternoon on a dull Wednesday at the office. Yawning, you glance at your watch – still two hours left in the workday. While in search of coffee in the break room, you see that someone has brought in a plate of brownies. Nice. You grab one, fill your coffee cup, and settle back to let that spike of energy carry you through the rest of your day.

    Here’s another scenario. Your best friend asked you to be her maid of honor – but planning isn’t really your forte, and now the bridal shower is just weeks away. You’ve just gotten off the phone with the bride’s pushy mom, who called you – yet again – to check on your progress. Stressed, you head straight to the kitchen for a bowl of ice cream.

    Or maybe it’s your daughter’s graduation day – a celebration with the whole family! You put in an order at the best bakery in town, because how can you celebrate without cake?

    See a pattern here? Whether we’re wallowing in our lows or soaring in our highs, all too often, we reach for sugar as both a cure and a commemoration.

    But can that cookie, candy, or ice cream really cure your boredom, your anxiety, your depression? And is it really the only way to celebrate?

    You don’t need this Blink to tell you that sugar won’t just not fix those ailments – it will create a host of other health concerns.

    Past hunger, anxiety, and boredom lies the real abyss – an emptiness that can’t be filled by anything corporeal. This emptiness can only be filled by a spiritual cup. Only by replacing sugar with the word of God can you truly address the root causes that cause you to turn to sugar in the first place.

    Undertaking a 40-day sugar fast is an excellent way to commit to that process – and rediscover the true source of joy.

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    What is The 40-Day Sugar Fast about?

    The 40-Day Sugar Fast (2019) is a spiritual journey to having a healthier relationship with food. With Biblical stories, personal anecdotes, and mini-sermons, it shows how putting a distance between yourself and sugar can lead you closer to God.

    The 40-Day Sugar Fast Review

    The 40-Day Sugar Fast (2020) is a guide on breaking free from the hold that sugar has on our lives. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers a practical plan to help readers kick their sugar addiction and develop healthier eating habits.
    • The book provides insightful perspectives on the emotional and spiritual aspects of our relationship with sugar, helping us understand and address the root causes behind our cravings.
    • With its encouraging tone and relatable personal experiences, the book keeps readers engaged and inspired throughout the 40-day journey.

    Who should read The 40-Day Sugar Fast?

    • People looking to eat healthier and feel better
    • Those who follow a Bible-centered lifestyle
    • Individuals searching for a spiritual focus

    About the Author

    Wendy Speake is an actress by training, but she is best known as the author and coauthor of several books, including The 40-Day Social Media Fast, Triggers, and Parenting Scripts. She ministers to women about faith, family, and scripture and is the organizer of an annual online 40-day sugar fast.

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    The 40-Day Sugar Fast FAQs 

    What is the main message of The 40-Day Sugar Fast?

    The main message of The 40-Day Sugar Fast is to break free from sugar addiction and find true freedom and fulfillment.

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    Is The 40-Day Sugar Fast a good book? Is it worth reading?

    The 40-Day Sugar Fast is a valuable read for anyone looking to improve their relationship with sugar. It provides practical guidance and inspiration for lasting change.

    Who is the author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast?

    The author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast is Wendy Speake.

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