Connie Bennett is the bestselling author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House), one or both of which have been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and many others. Connie is now dedicated to discovering and sharing fast, super-simple, science-based secrets to Crush Your Cravings. (Her renewed interest in this topic began in late 2012, when she was walloped by Crazy Carb Cravings after losing her mother . She is now completing her next book, Crush Your Cravings On the Go™ and creating the companion Crush Your Cravings System.
Whenever people meet me, take one of my programs, do private or group coaching with me, they invariable immediately ask me: “Connie, how can I kick my sugar or carb cravings?”
One of the simplest, but most powerful strategies is so easy you’ll be shocked by its effectiveness.
Let me introduce you to my Delay Away Your Cravings Tactic™, which I also call Creative Procrastination™.
In short, Just Delay before you put any sweets or carbs into your mouth–even if all you plan to do is nibble. (As you may know, your good intentions to have just a taste or two can lead to a binge.)
I hit on my Delay Away Your Cravings Tactic back in 1998 when I was reluctantly kicking sweets and refined carbs on doctor’s orders. To this day, I continue to be amazed at how easy, effortless, and darn effective it is.
Think about it: If you mindlessly nosh on fast-acting sweets or much-like-sugar carbs™ (my phrase for processed carbs), you’ll become headachy, wiped out, spaced out, moody, depressed or even angry at yourself, as you’ve revealed in surveys you’ve taken with me.
But what you do in that minute or two after your craving hits can make or break your diet.
In short, if you cave into cravings, it may be bye-bye, weight loss; hello, weight gain.
But I’m determined to help you get over that “Must-Have Sugar Now! hurdle.”
Let’s delve into this Delay Before You Cave into Cravings.
Just think about it: What’s one of the things many, if not most of us, do when we don’t want to do something? We procrastinate.
Usually people think of procrastinating as a bad thing, but you can make it quite powerful, positive and health enhancing.
So when you want to Crush Your Cravings, the starting point is to procrastinate.
Here’s the simple seven-part process to Delay Away Your Cravings. (more…)
If you’re like millions of us in America, Great Britain, and Australia, you get stressed, which may often “make” you do such unhealthy things such as eat (or, more likely, overeat) processed carbs and sugary snacks and do other unhealthy things.
Today is the first in a series of blog posts in which I help you discover Simple Ways to Shut Down Stress. No need to rush anymore to processed carbs and sugary snacks to unwind, calm down and soothe you.
Now, let’s find out which stresses are now applicable for you.
Or is your level of stress high for another reason?
Admittedly, the inspiration for writing about stress grew out of my own massive, seemingly endless, overpowering stress in the past four years, ever since I moved across country for my dying Mom; helplessly watched for a year while she lost the battle to lung cancer; moved several times (now for the fifth or sixth time); got walloped by carb cravings, overate carbs (which was initially quite embarrassing), gained 21 pounds (which I’ve now lost); recovered from PTSD, started a new life in another part of the country, etc.
Now I’m stressed out (that’s a joke) about how to write about stress, because these fabulous health experts had so many ideas that I just couldn’t put all their tiips into one blog post. Because they shared so many brilliant suggestions, I decided to turn this into a series of blog posts about stress.
“…maybe all you have to do is not be stressed about your stress,” Alan pointed out. “Those who see it as excitement seem to bypass the physiological damage.”
He then suggested that you and I watch McGonigal’s 2013 TED talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” which is one of the 20 Most Viewed TED talks of all time, with 10 million views. The author of the Upside of Stress points out that the goal is not to get rid of stress but to get better at understanding, embracing and using it.