Episode Summary:

Have you ever fasted from sugar? In this podcast replay, Wendy Speake and I talk about the benefits of a sugar fast. Wendy is the author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation. You won’t want to miss the insights Wendy shares on breaking free from sugar addiction for lasting spiritual transformation. Some of the benefits may surprise you!

She reminds us that God will change our health with a diet, but our life with a fast. So, mark your calendar for Wendy’s online 40-day sugar fast beginning 1-2-2024 (join the Sugar Fast here).

Also check out this article where Wendy shares more about the Sugar Fast: A New Year’s Revolution: The 40 Day Sugar Fast

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Quotables from the Episode:

  • Unfortunately, no sugar fix can fix you.
  • When we stop going from sugar high to sugar high, we turn to the Most High.
  • The goal of fasting is always to lay down that which is temporary and pick up that which is eternal.
  • Let every hunger pain act like church bells calling you to pray.
  • Fasting from anything reminds us of what we want to hunger for.
  • When we run to things to satisfy, they hold us back from His strong hold on us.
  • Trust God to do what he’s going to do before he does it. Shout the victory in advance, obey, and watch what God does with your submission.Take out the temptation before tempted.
  • The first step, before fasting, seek first the kingdom of God.
  • He will change our health with a diet, but our life with a fast.
  • Our desire is to find Christ as the only option.
  • When we turn to Him to be our joy and peace, we don’t need the sugar.Remove featured image
  • Fasting is about turning away from anything that gets between our relationship with God, and turning back to Him.
  • Sometimes you need to go fast in order to slow down.
  • The power of fasting is stopping and watching God deliver us.
  • Fasting opens the door for the supernatural work of God.
  • Keep in mind, with fasting, this is going to hurt before it feels better.
  • Fasting isn’t easy—this is just the brand of your hard in this season.
  • As you seek Him first, He’ll transform other areas of your life as well, bringing renewed hope.



Scripture References:

  • Psalm 34:8-10 NIV “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The Lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who see the Lord lack no good thing.”
  • Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.”
  • Matthew 6:33 “These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.”
  • Joel 2:12 “That is why the Lord says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.’”
  • Jeremiah 15:16 “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart.”



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Wendy Speake, AuthorWendy Speake is author and host of The 40-Day Sugar FastThe 40-Day Social Media Fast, along with the companion resource, The 40-Day Fast Journal: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation. Her newest book,The 40-Day Feast: Taste and See the Goodness of God’s Word, invites readers to get hungry for God’s Word then equips them to taste and see how good it is. Wendy is also co-author of the popular parenting books, Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New.



Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson


Dive into this eye-opening podcast replay where Wendy Speake, author of 'The 40-Day Sugar Fast,' shares insights on breaking free from sugar addiction. Uncover surprising benefits and gain tools for spiritual transformation. Don't miss out—your journey to lasting change starts here!