Today is National Junk Food Day.
Why devote any attention to promoting the very processed, nutrient-deprived foods that can make you gain weight, develop diseases galore and cut your life short?
This day is an abomination to those of us, who are dedicated to helping those of you, who struggle with sugar addiction, carb addiction and cravings for the very junk foods that can fatten you up, trigger diseases galore, and possibly make you die before your time.
In fact, if I had my druthers, today would be National No Junk Food Day.
Please join me.
Rise up and eat healthy, wholesome, sugar-free, gluten-free foods instead so you can be happy, healthy and energetic.
Join the Conversation: What do you think of this alarming idea to designate a National Junk Food Day? Post your thoughts here.
What’s one of the first things you do upon arriving in a movie theater? When accosted by the tantalizing sights, sounds and smells of movie popcorn, many buy a bucket of the stuff.
Nearly four years ago — while reeling after the death of my mother, her inadvertent abuse of me and my resulting PTSD — I found it tough to pass up on movie popcorn.
Never before has popcorn held such massive, overpowering allure to me. For months after Mom died, I was trapped in a huge movie popcorn-eating cycle. Usually, I didn’t even care (or notice) that the popcorn didn’t taste that great.
I just couldn’t get enough of the fiber-stripped, nutrient-lacking carbs.
Within a few months, my popcorn bingeing, along with other “carb sinning,” made me gain 21 unwanted pounds, as well as often feel anxious, confused, sluggish, depressed, and overly emotional.
Sure, I wasn’t eating sugar, but of course, I was lying to myself. Worse still, I was in major sugar denial. After all, Popcorn = Fast Carbs = Sugar.
I’m utterly wiped out.
Years of not taking enough time for me — including worrying about my terminally ill Mom, grieving for her, healing from PTSD and then feeling massive digital overload while trying to catch up so I can serve millions — has done me in.
So now I’m taking vital down time for me so I can serve you better later.
For the past few years, I’ve been in massive creation mode, and all that writing, researching and creating Cravings-Crushing tools has drained me.
Before I get sick, I’m taking time off.
The recent vacation (and road trip) I took wasn’t much of a vacation, since I was stuck driving up and down the windy, treacherous Highway 1, which is one of America’s most dangerous roads. Talk about stressful.
Sure, it was beautiful but I had to be ever-so alert with the ocean below, while I was was working though the final vestiges of PTSD, or learning many new things.
I can’t even begin to tell you how konked out I feel. I desperately need down time from all that information juggling, finding new cravings research and creating tools to Crush Your Cravings.
Learn more about the dangers of digital overload and how it can really mess you up, including making you less productive.
Digital overload can really mess you up.
Now learn 7 Important Reasons to Unplug.
Have you felt wiped out recently? Have you taken down time? What did you do? Post your comments below (just following this link).
See you on Cravings-Crushing Monday.
Independence Day in the United States is, of course, in the height of the picnic season. That means you’ll be offered and partake of a veritable feast of sugar-laden snacks and main courses — whether you know it or not.
If you suffer from sugar cravings — or even if you don’t — this holiday can be tricky, especially if you aren’t armed with the right information.
You don’t need to be a nutritionist to know that it’s best to avoid sugar-sweetened cookies, brownies or cake cake—no matter how patriotically you decorate them.
But the Sneakiest Sugars in Disguise often grace your picnic tables.
And you wonder why you get Crazy Cravings after your ostensibly healthy meal?
Here’s a list of some popular picnic favorites and better options, which will help you to get through the day (or any sugar-laden holiday) feeling good.
Remember, the American Heart Association recommends that you limit your daily intake of added sugars to no more than 6 teaspoons if you’re a woman, or 9 teaspoons if you’re a man. And, as I’ve shared, I always advise eating less.
So here are a few tips to avoid big picnic offenders, many of which aren’t even sweet. (more…)
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Near the beginning of the year, I began a new weekly feature, Cravings-Crushing Monday. Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, it seemed appropriate to explain goals for this series.
Just think about it. For many people who eat badly, Monday is often the day they vow to finally get back on track.
People often ask me, “Connie, what’s the very first thing I should do help me kick my sugar habit for good?”
This has been one of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) I’ve been receiving for the past 18 years, ever since I reluctantly quit sweets and processed carbs on doctor’s orders. (For those of you want some help with the math, that was in 1998.)
This week, for Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m going to share one ridiculously easy way to get a handle on your popcorn bingeing. However, this week, instead of writing about the tool, I’m urging you to listen to my first interview in about three years so you can discover how to take control of your popcorn intake while in the movie theater or when you’re on the run.
I share this really remarkable Popcorn-Ignoring Tool in an interview I gave to Denise Barry for her Free Yourself From Dieting… Losing Weight From the Inside Out Summit.
It’s time to get Sugar Shocked. Every day, you may be among millions, who are unknowingly gorging on some 60 to 90 teaspoons of Sneaky Hidden Sugars™, as I call them.
Without realizing it, you may be overdosing on hidden sweeteners a whopping 22 times a day, as I revealed in Part 1 of this blog post
How did I arrive at this astounding figure?