Sweet Victory Online Course Giveaway

March 15th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

UPDATE 3/19/12 – This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Do you feel like you’re on a sugar roller coaster that just won’t stop? Do you have the desire to kick your carb cravings once and for all but just can’t, no matter how hard you try? Do you want guidance from leading experts in the holistic nutrition field to give you the jump-start you need to start living sugar-free?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

Today I have the privilege of giving away—yes, giving away!—a FREE spot in Sweet Victory, the 2-week online course led by functional nutritionist Andrea Nakayama and holistic chef and educator Ricki Heller. These brilliant ladies are teaming up to offer you a spot in their online course that covers all things related to sugar-free living.

The goal of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge, tools, and skills that will help them to overcome sugar cravings and sugar addiction, using the most up to date scientific, physiological, and psychological information.

Sugar-free Caramel Ice Cream (photo by Ricki Heller)

You’ll learn how to:

  • Conquer your sugar cravings once and for all
  • End sugar’s dominance over your life
  • Stay away from the temptations of the day-to-day
  • Understand how your emotions relate to your food choices
  • Create delicious and nutritious recipes that won’t send you into a sugar coma
  • And much more…

Included in the course:

  • Full access to the Replenish PDX Sweet Tooth, Bitter Truth homestudy program (valued at $67)
  • TWO 1.5 hour teleseminars (on March 24 & 31) with teachings about detoxing your body of sugar and cravings once and for all
  • Daily protocol for the sugar cleanse
  • Recipe packet, handouts, and other materials to guide and educate you
  • 24/7 online support from Andrea and Ricki throughout the entire program

The value of this course is $227.

On a personal note, I have looked at the recipes and handouts for Sweet Victory and believe me when I say that I’m incredibly impressed with the quality and content that these ladies have put together. You would seriously be silly NOT to enter for the chance to win this incredibly educational opportunity! The recipes alone have me swooning. Don’t think that a “sugar cleanse” means being hungry all the time, either. If anything, you will eat like a queen as you savor Fudgy Brownie Cookies, Easy Millet & Red Pepper Pilaf, Grain-Free Pizza, Caramel Ice Cream, and more.

For more details about the program, head over here.

Ready to jump on the sugar-free wagon? Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post. It’s that simple!
  • For an extra entry, share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook and leave a comment here saying that you did.

Giveaway is open internationally. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway is open until 9:00 am CST on Monday March 19, 2012.

(P.S. If you want additional ways to win, two more free spots are being given away by Deanna at The Mommy Bowl and Cara at Cara’s Cravings!)


  1. Wow – what a wonderful giveaway!

  2. I was hearing about this program on Ricki’s latest interview with Kelly from The Spunky Coconut. I LOVE this topic. Great giveaway. Do you happen to know if those teleseminars will be recorded for later listening?

  3. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! Thank you for such a generous offer!! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

  4. What a great opportunity. I hope I win!

  5. Adrienne said on March 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Great giveaway! Sounds like a fantastic program!

  6. What am amazing opportunity. Count me in – I sure could use the help!

  7. Alta: Yes, I think the recordings will be available to participants for future reference.

  8. Kimberly Jill said on March 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Fantastic giveaway… I would totally love this! *crossing fingers that I win*

  9. wow. what a giveaway. could i really be lucky enough to figure out how to control that sugary demon?

  10. I have personally done 3 of Andrea’s cleanses and they are fantastic!
    I would love to do this one too!! Thanks!

  11. Cindy Bean said on March 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    My husband really needs this course and it certainly wouldn’t hurt me either! It would be great to win it! Thanks for offering this opportunity.

  12. Cindy Bean said on March 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I shared this on my Facebook page too!

  13. Kim Cotter said on March 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to conquer the feeling of being an addict to sugar!!

  14. Oh, this is certainly a great opportunity! I really hope I win! I have shared the link on Facebook, too. *crossing fingers*

  15. Thanks so much for this, Hallie! I couldn’t have said it better myself. ;) I hope your readers are excited about the course as Andrea and I are! :D
    And YES, THE RECORDINGS OF THE TELESEMINARS WILL BE AVAILABLE INDEFINITELY–you can download them after the calls are completed so you can refer to them as often as you like! :D

  16. sugar cravings and I need to stop being friends…I would LOVE to win this giveaway!

  17. This course sounds amazing, something I would love to participate in. Learning how to conquer day-to-day temptations is a huge thing for me when it comes to sugar. I am keeping my fingers crossed, what a great giveaway!

  18. I have a wicked sweet tooth. Would love to win this giveaway.

  19. Would love to win this! We are still deep into winter and am craving sugar and carbs – I think it is part of the ‘keep warm’ and ‘hibernate’ cycle.

  20. Wow – thanks for the opportunity. Kicking sugar would be a life-changer for me.

  21. I’ve lost about 100 pounds over the last three years. I am about at my goal and have recently decided to take my healthy eating up to another level of “healthy”. Eliminating sugar was my next step, but one I know I will have trouble with because I am a sugar junky. Glad I stumbled across this on FB. I’d love to win and I have shared on FB.

  22. Oh, I soooooo need to do this! Sugar, carbs and I are a baaaad combination and I need to learn other ways to give me the same flavour/texture sensation, without the negative after effects. Would love to win – thanks!

  23. Stephanie said on March 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I have tried – and then I fall right back into old habits – HELP! I get sick and tired of the same old drab foods, I’m extremely picky (hate veggies) and just can’t seem to find balance. I’d love to learn more if I’m the kind of candidate you can help!

  24. Wow, I’m really interested in this. I would love to be able to say “no” to sugar!

  25. Would love this course (and need it)!

  26. Tweeted

  27. This course would be the perfect solution for me. I live alone, so talking myself out of sugar is difficult, and I don’t have the tools to turn this intense craving off and keep it off.

  28. This is exciting! Always nice to have support for these kinds of things. Fingers crossed!

  29. This looks super! I’ve been able to jump off the sugar/carb train for months at a time but I always go back. I’d love to get some support and start back on it again.

    Thank you for offering it!

  30. Yay, looks great!

  31. For another chance to win, you can head on over to my blog. I’m giving away a spot, too! (Hallie – I’ll add a link to your post on my post. :) )

  32. This is awesome. I will have to check them out.

  33. Catherine said on March 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I would love to learn about overcoming sugar cravings through this course!! Sounds wonderful.

  34. Wow! Thanks for the great giveaway. =)

  35. I am struggling with adrenal exhaustion and candida. I am definitely interested in this information because I am determined to FEEL healthy.

  36. I’ve been thinking about a sugar cleanse for a while….this would be a perfect way to start!

  37. Pick me. Please!!!

  38. Oh this sounds awesome. I can’t get over my sugar cravings on my own.

  39. I also liked on facebook and tweeted about it.

  40. This is what I need in my life–(I say, five minutes after losing a battle with an all-morning sugar craving that ended in three brownies and a cookie at lunch)–I hope I win!

    Also tweeted it.

  41. Suzanne H said on March 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I definitely struggle with sugar cravings. I’ve overcome this somewhat, but would love to get rid of it for good.

  42. Carey Reynolds said on March 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you for having this give away, I would love to win as I believe I’m dealing with candida and could use the sugar free information in my healing process.

  43. oh wow! what a great giveaway! i have insatiable sugar cravings. i could use this a lot :)

    thanks for doing this giveaway!

  44. Suzanne H said on March 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I shared on FB.

  45. Melanie H said on March 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    What a great giveaway! Most of my recipes that I collect are geared toward sweet goods. It would be so nice to not crave sugar constantly. Thanks!

  46. Sounds like a wonderful program and I would definitely benefit from controlling the sugar monster.

  47. Joyce Powel said on March 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I lost 96 pounds and have struggled to keep that weight off since learning of my allergy to gluten and now to dairy! This sounds like it would be perfect for me – I knew how and what to eat before the allergies and now I dread getting hungry as I’m so uncertain what to eat. This would be a true blessing for me. Thank you.

  48. Would love to participate. Thanks for the opportunity to face one of my weaknesses head on.

  49. I would love to win this. I’ve had to cut out some sugars recently and would love more support.

  50. What a wonderful give-away! It would help so much if I could control the sugar cravings which are pretty bad…I’m a confirmed chocoholic.

  51. tweeted @cherrycobbler

  52. Cool! I’d love to participate. I spent the last 3 years off sugar and still avoid it for the most part. I am still learning everyday how to eat low-sugar though!

  53. After years of no sugar, I “fell off the wagon” unintentionally when I was diagnosed with pancreatitis at 15 weeks prego. Unfortunately the only thing I could keep down was anything white! I have a happy, healthy little boy now, but my eating habits have gone down the drain. I’m back to being a sugar fiend and it makes me feel so yucky… yet I can’t stop! Please help!!!

  54. Would love to learn how to combat sugar addiction, once and for all!

  55. Gabrielle said on March 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Pick me, pick me!! =P Seriously what a cool giveaway and I’d love to win. The sugar demon is controlling my life at present and I’m ready to break up (just need a bit of support with that one).

  56. Denise Carson said on March 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    would love to win this awesome giveaway! thank you!!!

  57. Jenny Brooks said on March 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I’d love to win this!

  58. I could certainly use some help with healthy meal planning and some new understanding of nutrition!

  59. Accountability while fighting sugar would be awesome.

  60. Oh I would love to win! I have been working at decreasing my sugar intake.

  61. Absolutely–I’m in! Anyway to get that sugar monkey off my back !!

  62. What a fantastic giveaway. I would love to win and have the opportunity to learn more about sugar-free living!!!

  63. Shared on facebook!

  64. Sounds like a awesome way to learn …..thank you

  65. Deborah King said on March 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Carbs are my greatest weakness and especially sugar! Would LOVE to win this and become a healthier, happier me!

  66. Deborah King said on March 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Have shared on my FB page as well.

  67. That is so exciting! No one knows more about this topic than Ricki! Awesome that she is sharing her services.

  68. Audrey J said on March 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I would love to get control over my sugar. My doctors would love it too!

  69. Jane Van Dam said on March 15, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Amazing opportunity! I already know that I love Andrea Nakayama and the delicious and nutritious ideas she has to share and I would love to take this course.

  70. Would love a plan like this!!! What a great giveaway!

  71. So needing this right now! Struggling with sugar…..

  72. Stephanie said on March 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I would love to end the control sugar has on my health right now!

  73. What a “sweet” giveaway! I love acquiring new information.

  74. I would love to win this prize! Of course, so would everyone else. Good Luck everyone!

  75. Fantastic giveaway! I’d love to learn more about how sugar interacts with the body and brain!

  76. Eva Knouse said on March 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I feel so much better decreasing my sugar intake. I believe sugar plays into so many medical issues of our time. The course sounds so interesting!

  77. Caitlin McCauley said on March 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve been on an anti-candida diet for a year now…and staying strong (many thanks to Ricki). Any tips and tricks from the masters are always needed!

  78. Christine Miller said on March 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    This would be a great course! Would love to kick that awful sugar habit once and for all!

  79. Ann Marie said on March 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I would love to win this. I have been off sugar since Oct 30th and want to learn ways to keep it going!

  80. I never really thought about sugar as something that affected my healthy eating plan. I don’t really eat a lot of chocolates or candy, so I was okay, right? It wasn’t until I noticed that on days that I had a hot chocolate before work I was much much hungrier than normal – wait – that I wanted to eat more than normal that I began to wonder. I looked at my hot chocolate mix and saw that the second ingredient was sugar. I’m gluten, lactose and soy intolerant, so I know how to read a label but I’d never paid attention to sugar before. Once I started looking for sugars, I couldn’t believe how much sugar was put into our food.

    I did a sugar detox in January and cut it all out. All of it. No sugars/sweeteners, not even fruit or starchy vegetables. I couldn’t believe the difference it made to how I felt. The problem I had was that once the detox was over, I relaxed the “no sugar” rule. It was a tablespoon of maple syrup here, a few dates there, lots of bananas. Then it progressed. There was a gluten free vegan brownie from a bakery. Muffins at a conference. I didn’t even think about processed sugars in the muffin.

    Now I’m eating more and I don’t need to. I don’t know if sugar is responsible for that, but I know that I don’t want sugar to rule my life. I need to get back on track and I need help to do it because sugar has an incredible hold on me.

  81. Thank you for the giveaway.

  82. Would love the opportunity to learn more. Thank you.

  83. I would love to conquer the battle with sugar. This course would be a great help.

  84. Wow, what an opportunity. Thank you ladies!

  85. Winning this would be AMAZING. I am having such trouble with candida right now and have recently discovered Ricki’s blog. This would be a lifesaver. Not exaggerating at all. (Needing to get started on my health, but currently very run down and taking care of my 2.5 yr old twins full time! Not much extra energy to plan out sugar cleanse meals etc.)

  86. I’ve shared the link on my FB page. :)

  87. ooh that sounds so good! I would love to win…but it would be a stretch!

  88. I am ready to say good bye to my sugar cravings and would love the help and guidance! I’ve fairly good at cutting sugars out of my diet, but how amazing would it be to be completely sugar free!!! AND still eat delicious treats that will rock your socks off! yay!

  89. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us! Now I have shared with my friends on facebook :)

  90. Natalie L. said on March 16, 2012 at 7:11 am

    I am really struggling with my health and I know its because I eat so much sugar. I’ve craved it all of my life. I have been on a health roller coaster for the last year and a half. I am online tonight at 3am because I’ve had enough. I can’t keep feeling like I have poison in my body and feeling so fatigued that I want to just cry. I need help :) I would love to win! It would be a tremendous blessing to me!
    Thanks so very much!

  91. Awesome! I found out I’m sugar intolerant this month, so this package would be perfecto. I had to share the love on Twitter as well :) https://twitter.com/#!/lisawomersley/status/180573046652928001

  92. My addiction to sugar makes me understand how it must feel to be an alcoholic….just ONE always always leads to another…..and another…… I would love to conquer it and take control over sugar :)

  93. What a fabulous giveaway! and what a great time do a sugar cleanse, too~

  94. Sugar is my vice! Would love to conquer it.

  95. No sugar cravings? that would be a blessing. It frustrates me how controlling that addiction is and how it plays too big of a role in my otherwise pretty healthy lifestyle.

  96. I struggle with sugar, that has been the toughest *substance* for me. As a gluten-free vegan, food option/choices can be challenging–especially when out.

    I make lots of things with dates and organic cacao, using just a bit of agave, but still feel like I need to curb the habit, or, actually, get a handle on it when the cravings surface so I don’t feel out of control.

    I’d love to do this program–thanks to all for the generous offer!

    (oh, and to those who compare sugar addiction to alcohol, they are spot on: alcohol converts to sugar in the body–among other things–many experts agree that alcoholics are really sugar-addicts!)

  97. Hi

    I would love the opportunity to participate in your amazing cookery course.

    Love and best wishes

    Najia x

  98. What a great giveaway! I have been on the candida diet for about 3 months now and could use some more culinary tricks. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  99. susie miller said on March 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    i would love to win this! thanks

  100. STEPHANIE said on March 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    sign me up!!! i know if it has anything to do with Ricki it will be guud!!

  101. I gave up ALL sugar for Lent in hopes to break my addiction forever. As the weeks go by, it is getting easier, but I feel like the end of Lent (Easter) is just going to be an excuse to go back to my old ways. Giving myself permission to indulge once a week leads to two, three, four times a week. I have been whole-foods healthy for 8 months now and after losing nearly 40 pounds and feeling terrific, I never want to go back!

    I would love to learn how to change my desire to eat sugar, all types. Sign me up!

  102. Courtney said on March 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Sounds like a great opportunity!

  103. Shauna Klupfel said on March 16, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Hallie, I have just discovered you through your post on Whole Life Nutrition. I’m new to the dairy and gluten free diet and blogs like yours are lifesavers! Anyway I am very interested in the Sweet Victory Giveaway. Thanks so much!

  104. Stacey L. said on March 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Sugar is like poison for me. I have hypoglycemia and diabetes runs in my family. I don’t feel well at all when I eat it. I get depressed, and zonked out tired. I have been trying to do a candida cleanse on my own but the more I say I am not eating sugar, the more I crave it. I am not working right now, so I would love this gift:) thank you for the opportunity!

  105. Shauna Klupfel said on March 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve liked this on Facebook! oooo I would love this

  106. Stacey L. said on March 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I have hypoglycemia and diabetes runs in my family. I don’t feel well at all when I eat it. I get depressed, and zonked out tired. I have been trying to do a candida cleanse on my own but the more I say I am not eating sugar, the more I crave it. Help!

  107. Jennifer L. said on March 16, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I just found your blog via Whole Life Nutrition. I would love to participate in the two week course. What a treat!

  108. What a great site this is- and opportunity to enter this contest- Thanks!!! I need to find out how to cleanse sugar safely while pregnant… I’ll keep reading!

  109. Shared on facebook as well! I put up a link w/ a pic for the site talking about it- but you have to friend me to see my wall =)

  110. This sounds amazing and exactly what I am looking for to guide me towards the sugar free life I want for myself and my family. Thanks for offering! Love your blog/site!

  111. I just found your blog through Whole Foods Nutrition; I love your blog so far! I would love to hear this talk! I also ‘liked’ you on facebook!

  112. I would to conquer my sugar cravings!!

  113. Wonderful blog! My family and I love replenishpdx and Andrea for all her insight.

  114. Nicole Tugrul said on March 17, 2012 at 2:12 am

    What a great give away!!! I would love to win and get rid if my sugar addiction once and for all! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing program!!

  115. Stacy Gross said on March 17, 2012 at 3:34 am

    There isn’t a class that I need to take more than this one! Unfortunately sugar is my nemesis.

  116. Stacy Gross said on March 17, 2012 at 3:47 am

    I shared this with a friend on Facebook. Much Thanks, Stacy

  117. what a blessing this would be!


  118. I’d love a chance to participate in Sweet Victory! My sugar consumption is on the rise at the moment (writing my thesis!) and I’d love to have someone helping to motivate me to eat better and take care of myself again. I used to feel so healthy, and I want to get back to that!

  119. Wow ! This is quite the giveaway. Thanks!

  120. What a great program! I would love the opportunity to participate. Thanks :)

  121. I would love to learn how to “uncrave” sugar! Every time I try, I go right back..and then feel just yucky! I would really like to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  122. Wendy May said on March 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    i would love to win!

  123. Yummy giveaway! I have given up “most” sugar since finding out my daughter has issues processing it. She has had no problem, but i still would love a Krispy Kreme donut!

  124. Mona Fleeger said on March 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I would love to beat the sugar cravings.

  125. Tracey Vlahos said on March 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    How emotions are connected to cravings – yep that is me! This program sounds perfect! Thank you for such a wonderful life changing give away! I just tweeted and liked it on facebook to share with the rest of the world!

  126. Sounds fabulous!

  127. I shared with my fb friends; but I’m hoping I win myself!

  128. Thanks for sponsering the giveaway. I’d love to win!

  129. OMG I am soooo carb sensitive, and I have to follow a gluten free diet, that winning this would be such a gift! Please pick moi! I want to learn everything I can to make my eating easier and healthful.


  130. Wow, you seriously hit all my buttons with your opening questions! thanks to you all for this fantastic giveaway!

  131. I’ve been struggling so much with this issue even working with my naturopath. I’m constantly reading on how to improvement health. would love to have this chance.

  132. Would love this!

  133. I tweeted it too :) (veggienook)

  134. First time to site through twitter. Love it!

  135. Stephanie said on March 18, 2012 at 4:22 am

    What an awesome give away! I’d love this :)

  136. This is exactly what I need!!! Finding out I was intolerant to gluten, dairy and eggs and cutting them out of my diet was a piece of cake compared to my neverending struggle with sugar addiction. I need HELP!

  137. Donna Isaacs said on March 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I would love to win this! I have been battling with sugar most of my life!

  138. Elizabeth said on March 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Amazing opportunity. Count me in – I sure could use the help!

  139. This sounds like a dream come true! I have tried absolutely everything to find relief from a lifetime of pain and migraines. Perhaps this is the magic cure?

  140. Wow! What an amazing opportunity!

  141. Amanda B. said on March 19, 2012 at 5:35 am

    This sounds fabulous. I’m in the process of giving up sugar and I’d love it.

  142. Enid Lemley said on March 19, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Found your site through Whole Life Nutrition going to look at a sugar free dairy free “cheese cake” recipe. Luck me to find this site. Luck me to see this offer of a free online class. I’m so luck today!!!


  143. I would really love some guidance on getting sugar out of my everyday life. Why do I feel the need to have dessert after every meal? My cravings are out of control!

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