Podcast #9: The Shorkey Sugar Addiction

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How perfect is this picture seeing as Oreos are vegan AND our newest podcast episode is all about sugar addiction?!?!?

Yes, that’s right, kids!  Both of us Shorkey sisters are full-blown, admitted sugar addicts!  I’m going to claim that Sarah is worse than me (even though I’m not much better.)  Or maybe I just cope better due to the fact that I work as a vegan fitness and nutrition coach.  Whatever the case, we decided to explore this hot (& sweet) topic on the podcast this week and ask ourselves this compelling question:

Is it really sugar we’re craving or connection?

Most people know that consuming sugar creates dopamine in our brains which is a “feel good” hormone that gets released when we do certain things like drugs or sex.  And so with this in mind, it’s perfectly natural for us to want something that makes us feel really, REALLY good, right?

Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can often have its’ negative side effects such as too much sugar in the diet = unwanted body fat storage.

But are ALL sweeteners evil?  And surely there are some non-food rewards we can indulge in that create those same feel-good brain chemicals?!  Find out in today’s podcast. (And check this decent list I just found online now.) 🙂

Click HERE to listen in iTunes or HERE to listen with Google Play

PS – this is actually Part I of II where we challenge ourselves to one week of consuming NO SUGAR whatsoever.

PPS – before we started the 7-day sugar detox, you better believe we hogged out on our all-time favourite vegan dessert: nanaimo bars from Grow Your Roots Cafe.

Here is some footage from our amateur vegan food porn shoot in the park:

My YouTube video editing skills are top-notch, I know. 😉

Here is the podcast episode for your listening pleasure:

Click HERE to listen in iTunes or HERE to listen with Google Play

-Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk

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5 Comments on Podcast #9: The Shorkey Sugar Addiction

  1. Kendyra
    July 4, 2017 at 8:10 pm (3 months ago)

    Woo Hoo, ONE week without sugar!? I’m in. What a great challenge. I already have great skin (don’t usually break out) but I’m interested in seeing what changes it would make to my body/mood (like maybe I’ll be irritable from withdrawal symptoms😖)

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    • Sam
      July 4, 2017 at 9:01 pm (3 months ago)

      You’re in too?!?!? Sweet!! (No pun intended.) 😉

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  2. Kendyra
    July 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm (3 months ago)

    Okay, this is harder than I thought. I will seriously start this on Friday. You know that PB powder I put in my oats? It contains sugar!!! Ugg, restart. I asked my teen age daughter if she wanted to do this with me….She absolutely refused.

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    • Sam
      July 6, 2017 at 11:26 pm (3 months ago)

      BAHAHAHAHA oh man wait until you hear our follow-up episode. We feel you, don’t worry. Stay strong though damn it!! I didn’t…. But I believe in YOU, Kendyra 🙂

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      • Kendyra
        July 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm (2 months ago)

        Okay, this is it! Thanks for your vote of confidence I can do this. I just had a sugar free breakfast! Only 6 2/3 days left to go on my 7 day SUGAR FREE journey. You know your other peeps aren’t commenting ‘cuz they’re all sugar addicts, right?

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