There will be times when even the most vigilant succumb to sugar’s sweet temptation. It might be the tiny slice of birthday cake brought into work, or the tempting biscuits placed in front of you after you rushed out of the house without breakfast. If you’ve been battling sugar addiction for years and are hyper-sensitive to the white stuff, any brief taste can be enough to see you spiralling into a full binge. If this happens, don’t worry — and don’t give up.

Here are my top tips to get back on track:

  • Cut out all sugar or sweetness for the next day or two.
  • Cook a wholesome, nourishing meal containing fat, protein and greens.
  • But avoid dense vegetables for a few days to allow your blood sugar levels and insulin responses to settle.
  • Drink lots of water and herbal teas.
  • Remember, sharing your relapse story with a friend might help as ‘Shame dies on exposure’.

I’d love to know what you do to get back on track.

What is the greatest challenge you face when you’ve had a slip? Do thoughts such as: ‘well I’ve messed up now so I might as well just keep going’ slip into your mind?

I’d love to hear from you!

xxx Karen




  1. susan mccarty

    Hi Karen! I’v been in recovery almost 34 years and I’v been “experimenting with abstinence of processed food and sugar for about 3-5 years on and off. And today I found you! I’v been serious about praying for direction and I totally am on board with your model/school of thought. I’m so excited as I finally know what I want to finish my master’s degree in now. or at least I am thinking either addictions or nutrition. probably addictions.
    Thank you so much!!! Susan McCarty

    • Karen Thomson

      Hi Susan, I am SO sorry for the immense delay in responding!

      Thank you so much for this amazing message. It means the world.

      Have you deduced what you’re going to do your Masters on?

      I can’t wait to hear.

      xxx Karen

  2. Jessica

    Hi Karen!

    I’m struggling so much with sugar addiction! I’ve been trying to kick it for years now and have never really been successful in doing so. I’m vegan, and I’m nervous that that makes it even harder to kick sugar. Have you worked with vegans before? I swear every time I start bingeing I TOTALLY have the thought, “I’ve screwed up now. Screw it. Might as well keep going. Doesn’t matter anymore” sort of thinking. I have tried everything I can think of and can’t seem to kick it. I’m really hoping your program might be able to help me!

    • Karen Thomson

      HI Jessica,

      Apologies for the delay in replying.

      How are you doing?

      xxx Karen


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