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Wendy Speake

Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

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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.

    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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