080. Why do I have such a hard time with sugar? (EPISODE 2 OF 3 with Lisa Schrader, RD)

May 11, 2022

Ryann Nicole

Hi, I’m Ryann.

Your Not-So-Average Food Freedom Therapist & Virtual Coach. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Nutritionist with a BA in Psychology, and a MA in Professional Counseling, yes I do a little of the "so how does that make you feel".

But my ultimate goal is to provide you with the resources you need, in an easy-to-understand way, on healing your disordered relationship with food and your body. 

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‘Why is it so hard for me to have a cookie and then just STOP?' If you've ever had that thought, I want you to know that 1. you're not alone in that feeling, and 2. this episode will be FOR YOU!

My good friend, Lisa, a registered dietician and personal trainer, is joining us in the food freedom lab today to discuss sugar's biological aspects. At the same time, I bring in the psychological aspects of sugar. You're not going to want to miss this!

Are you ready to learn what hunger and fullness feel like in YOUR body so that food can be easy again? I have put together an online course to teach you just that! Click HERE for more info about the hunger and fullness masterclass.


I’m Lisa, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), licensed in the state of Illinois (LDN), and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). I graduated from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Physiology and a Master of Science from Concordia University Chicago in Sports Nutrition.

Before Thoughtfully Fueled, I spent years in the fitness industry watching individuals be brainwashed by diet culture disguised as “healthy” or “clean” eating. I was under so much pressure to “look the part” that I constantly thought about food, skipped social events to work out, and even compared my body to unrealistic photos on the internet. This was when I decided to break away from the diet culture mentality and begin my intuitive fueling journey, which has completely changed how I view food, movement, and my body. 

I’m telling you all of this because I’ve been there. I know exactly how hard it is to give up something that once controlled your life. However, I also know what a life without dieting looks like and want to share this freedom with you. 

Lisa Schrader, @thoughtfullyfueled


  • Is sugar addictive?
  • Why do some people have no problem with sugar, while others have all the problems with sugar?
  • What happens in your body when you eat sugar?
  • What happens to your mind when you eat sugar?


Not only are we bringing out knowledge from education and Lisa being an RD and me (Ryann) being an LPC, but also from our own experience of feeling addicted to sugar and how we found peace with sugar!

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