Never did I imagine that my horrible eating and lifestyle habits would lead me on an exciting adventure to become The Sweet Freedom Coach, author of two bestselling books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock, and now, The Cravings Ninja™ and author of the upcoming book, Crush Your Cravings On the Go.
My unexpected transition from brain-fogged, wiped-out, sugar-addicted journalist to bestselling author, wellness advocate and motivational speaker came about because I hit rock bottom in spring 1998.
At the time, I was often pummeled by 44 ailments (I’m not making up the number!). For instance, I was walloped and scared often by heart palpitations, crushing fatigue, unpredictable mood swings, severe PMS, sobbing spells and monstrous sugar and carb cravings.
Although I wasn’t overweight — just five pounds more than my goal — I just couldn’t get enough of red licorice, hard candies and small, refined crackers. I needed my legal “fixes” so I could meet my many article deadlines.
Finally, I find the doctor, who saved my life. After learning about my many ailments, my huge sugar and carb consumption and my horrible cravings, my new M.D. quickly diagnosed my problem.
“You have severe reactive hypoglycemia,” he concluded. “All you need to do is to quit eating sugar and processed carbohydrates. Otherwise, you’ll die young.”
Shocked by the simple “solution,” I had no choice. Desperate to feel better, I gave up my favorite, sugary and processed “treats.” That was April 15, 1998. With weeks, all 44 of symptoms vanished. I felt reborn, excited and energized.
Almost overnight, I became driven and determined to discover The Sour Scoop about Sweets. While letting go of sugar — which wasn’t always easy — began to create easy, effortless, powerful tools to quit the sweet, dangerous stuff. Soon, people kept asking me for my kick-sugar secrets. By 2001, I was coaching, guiding, and inspiring thousands of people worldwide.
In late 2006, my first book, Sugar Shock: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life–And How You Can Get Back on Track, was published (Berkley Books).
Then, in June 2012, after a decade-plus of helping sugar addicts and hosting my Sugar Freedom Course, my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter (Hay House) quickly became an international bestseller.
It was endorsed by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Bernie Siegel and many other health and empowerment heroes.
- At the start of every week, you can get inspired by Cravings-Crushing Monday or Motivating Monday posts on my blog.
- Then, every Thursday, you can get an inspiring Shareable Image or Cartoon, which you can easily send to your friends, colleagues and loved one.
I’m completing my next book, Crush Your Cravings On the Go.
In addition, I’m planning to launch my new Crush Your Cravings Virtual Bootcamp.
I’m even planning a special way to help fellow authors.
Now, if you’re wondering about my background, here’s a little more info:As a health expert, I’ve written for many websites and publications such as AOL News, The Chicago Tribune, and eDiet.com.
In addition, I’ve appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CBS News Sunday Morning,” “Oprah & Friends Radio,” and “The Howard Stern Show.”
I’m also a certified life coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and a tapping practitioner through the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).
So how can we keep in touch?