Sugar should come with a warning label.

Sugar can be considered to be dangerous “food-like” substance. It's true. Sugar highlights our celebratory meals and holiday tables, but it also permeates our daily diets, and it's the prevalence of the highly processed and concentrated form consumed on this day-to-day basis that is of high concern if our goal is to live long enough and strong enough to be and do all God created us for.

Could you use a break from the sweet stuff? And if so, how would you initiate the break-up? What plan would you follow? And who would your “support team” be as you navigated the emotions and challenges that inevitably come as you detox from sugar?

On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast we'll be talking about why we really need to break up with sugar as we explore the four ways that sugar torpedoes health. Then I'll share a proven plan for breaking up with the sweet stuff while resetting your relationship with sugar so you can be “just friends” later on. It's called The Beacon Sugar Detox and we're getting ready to start a round of the program really soon. So if you're feeling like it might be time for you to break up with sugar, I want you to lean in. Grab your journal and a pen, and . . . Let's Go!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How your day-to-day sugar “habit” might be torpedoing your health:
  • Four specific ways that consumption of processed, concentrated sugar could be hurting you; and
  • A plan to break up with sugar over 30-days and reset your relationship with the sweet stuff so you can be “just friends” for the long haul.

Scripture References mentioned in this episode:

Proverbs 25:27 —
It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

Proverbs 25:16 —
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 —
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 —
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Philippians 3:19 —
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Join me for the 2021 round of The Beacon Sugar Detox beginning June 1, 2021. Head over to ericapyle.com/detox to get signed up! Use the discount code — SUGARFREE — to save $10. *Offer ends May 31, 2021.


Not quite ready yet to jump all in on a sugar detox? Why don't you grab my free resource — The Beacon Quick Health Reset 7-Day Challenge. Six habits done consistently over seven days can mean big changes. Head over to ericapyle.com/7DayReset to get your copy!


Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church's website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:

Live Services – Fridays at 7pm ET and Sundays at 11am ET

If you're interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community


About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.