My Thoughts on Step Two: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

Ahhh, Step Two….  This step just cuts right to the heart of the issue.  Here are my thoughts on what Step Two “means.”  CONNECT HERE Let’s start at the end – INSANITY.  What is meant by insanity is the picking up of (a drink, a dessert, a drug, a poison) when you don’t want to … Read more

Step One: Powerless Over Sugar

I remember the impact it made on me when I heard, “the only step I need to do perfectly is Step One.”  As a recovering perfectionist, being told I should be “perfect” in admitting my powerlessness and my inability to manage my life HURT.  Now I understand that admitting my powerlessness and admitting that my … Read more

Doing the 12 Steps for Sugar Addiction

Are you familiar with the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous?  If you are here on my blog on or on my email list, maybe you know the 12 steps through Overeaters Anonymous, Food Addicts Anonymous or another fellowship like Alanon, Alateen, Co-Dependents Anonymous or Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA). CONNECT HERE It seems like there … Read more

About Michelle Herman and Sugar Sobriety

At the age of 45, I woke up.  After grieving my mother’s death, I realized that my husband and I were unlikely to realize our dream of having children.  Wondering what life had left to offer now that all of my parents were deceased and no children to raise, I embarked on a multi-faceted spiritual … Read more

Recent Articles Worth Reading If You Enjoy This Site

The glory of Google Alerts, Twitter and friends that care is that you can be quite efficient in staying on top of issues that matter to you. Issues that matter to me and this blog: sugar & alcohol addiction, spirituality and the ketogenic diet. The connection among these issues may not seem straightforward, but it … Read more

Keto Basics Series #2: What Makes a Diet Ketogenic?

What makes a diet keto is that it restricts carbs enough to exhaust the glycogen supply in the liver, requiring the body to tap into fat as fuel.  It is moderate protein because protein can’t be stored and is transformed to glucose if overeaten.  There are no foods specifically prohibited, but it is pretty impossible to … Read more