3 Simple Shifts to Stop Holiday Overeating

Ah, Thanksgiving…a day of togetherness and celebration, a day set aside for expressing gratitude for our many blessings. Now, though, this holiday — smack in the middle of The Season of Sugar Overload — has become synonymous with pigging out. For many, it’s a foodie free-for-all, which can make you gain weight, play havoc with your moods and plunge you into self-hating remorse. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Discover 3 Simple Shifts to Stop Holiday Overeating.

  1. Grow Bigger Eyes

You probably know the expression, “My eyes were bigger than my stomach?” This holiday is the perfect time for you to look at this old adage in a new way. Instead of using the maxim to explain away the mound of food on your plate, take this as your goal: You want to Grow Bigger Eyes. By this, I mean you want to develop and then actually see a grander, better, bolder vision of yourself. In that split-second moment during which you decide how much to pile on your plate at your family-style Thanksgiving meal or buffet (or, while you’re getting up the courage to say, “No thank you” to your host), envision how you’d like to look and feel next week, next month, next year.

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My Crazy-Cravings Anniversary

How I Became Determined to Crack the Cravings Code: See My Videos to Learn How to Crush Your Cravings

Four years ago, around this time, after a grueling year watching the difficult death of my Mom, Crazy Cravings for salty carbs and fatty cheeses hit me hard. Now, for the first time, I’m revealing via video (for a short time) how I fell into a massive, months-long Carb Relapse, gained 21 pounds and became determined to Crack the Cravings Code. I’m also here with help for you.

Learn in this video how — although I never went back to eating overt sugar (as in candies, cookies or cakes) and stayed away from sweets, as I had for the past 14 years — I had plenty of covert sugar from less obvious sources as movie popcorn, onion rings, corn nuggets, sweet potato chips and more movie popcorn.

For months, my Crazy Cravings kept hounding me while I sought to face and rise above TAG (my phrase for Trauma, Abuse and Anger and Grief) and much more.

“Connie, Eat Me, Eat Me, Eat Me,” those crappy carbs called out to me while I was walloped by painful emotions.

For quite a while, I was mortified since a sugar and carb expert, for goodness sake!  In fact, it took me a full two years to get up the guts to publicly confess to my carb sinning on this blog.

These days, my Carb Relapse and TAG are long-ago history. My sense of humor, quirkiness and joie de vivre have returned.  Lately, the revelations have been pouring in.

Now, as I share in my new video, I realize that My Crazy Cravings Became My Greatest Teachers.  

So I’m back to serving you. Woo Hoo! I’m here to help you first learn about your cravings for junk foods full of sugar, flour, fat or salt.

Then I’m here to help you Crush Your Cravings.

Check out my free video series to discover my fascinating findings about cravings. (Please note that the video is up for only a few more days.)

Make sure to post your comments on the video page. Tell us: Have you ever been waylaid by intense cravings that threw you completely off course and goaded you into self-destructive bingeing?

It’s Time to Stand Up, Speak out & Serve

Cravings-Crushing Monday Feature: I'm Conquering My Fears to Speak to Serve You

The time has come for me to make a deep, dark, vulnerable admission.

I have a deep fear of public speaking. What’s more, I’m utterly terrified to do videos, especially posting them on YouTube.

Unfortunately, my deep fear of public speaking — along with my preference to write and research in private, coach quietly via phone, enjoy peaceful time near the beach, hang out with one or a few close friends or loved ones — is preventing me from achieving my treasured mission and audacious goals, which is to inspire, guide and serve millions worldwide.

In short, my fear of both public speaking and doing videos is in direct opposition to my core beliefs, cherished dreams, and bold vision for the future.

Not giving enough talks is holding me back. And I’m fed up.

It’s high time for me to Stand Up, Speak out and Serve!

Is it time for you, too, to get out, speak and serve?

Since I”m now preparing and training to Speak to Serve™, I’ve decided to create a new column, in which I’ll periodically tell you about my speaking adventures and share insights and tips from heart-centered speakers and authors, who can help those of us with speaking fears. (For instance, I’ve already received wonderful help from the awesome Jeff Walker and Lisa Sasevich, whose tips I’ll share in future posts.)

Why am I finally making a public confession about my speaking fears? (more…)

Taking Time to Unplug

It's Digital Detox Time

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.

Sugar is Addictive

Learn How the Research Shows You May Be Hooked

Do you find it hard to say no to sugary foods?

If so, you may be addicted to sugar.

In recent years, scientists have discovered fascinating findings, which reveal what sugaraholics have been feeling for years — they may be addicted.

Learn how in this fascinating episode of Gab with the Gurus, when I interviewed neuroscientist and addiction expert Nicole Avena, Ph.D., who has been conducting studies related to sugar and its addictive properties for the past 10 years.

If you’re a sugar addict, you definitely want to listen to this show.

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Do You Feel Chased by Sugar Cravings & Salt Cravings?

Get Help to Crush Your Crazy Cravings™ on Cravings-Crushing Mondays™

Do you often feel like that your sugar cravings, carb cravings, fat cravings or salt cravings are chasing you?

 

In short, do you feel hounded, haunted or harassed by what I call Crazy Cravings™?

Do your fierce, wild, seemingly irrational urges for sugary, salty, fatty, fiber-stripped, nutrient-deprived, ultra-refined snacks and “treats” suddenly strike you like vultures swooping in to nab their doomed prey?

Next, do you find that you can’t stop thinking, fantasizing or obsessing about your favorite cupcakes, pretzels, popcorn or [fill in the name of your preferred drug—okay, I mean, your trigger food]?

Then, do your Crazy Cravings for your favorite junk foods wrest your control from you, rule you and ultimately strip you of your power?

Soon, without your knowing how or why it happened, your good intentions to diet or eat healthily vanish.

You eat — or most likely, binge — with speed, ferocity and mindlessness like a runaway train that’s gone off its tracks. Soon, the numbers on the scale rise and your health backslides.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

Take heart. Help is here.

It is my pleasure to announce that early every Monday morning in 2016, I’ll share fast, easy, convenient tips to help you easily thrive and rise above your Crazy Cravings  in this fast, convenience-driven world.

On Cravings-Crushing Mondays, you’ll discover:

  • Why Crazy Cravings chase you and how or why you’ll continue to be a target;
  • The biggest reasons people get Crazy Cravings;
    • Quick, powerful tools, which have been either discovered by scientists from universities or hospitals around the world;

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