The Exercise-Soda Conundrum

Sugar Shock Funnies: Get the Truth About Soda Drinking, Exercise & Weight Gain

Recently, the media and the Internet have been abuzz about how soft drink giant Coca-Cola, through its initially furtively funded “scientific,” non-profit energy-balance group, erroneously claims that Americans are getting fatter because they’re not exercising enough, not because they’re drinking soda.

To reply to such an absurd, head-shaking conclusion, I conferred with talented cartoonist Isabella Bannerman, with whom I recently started Sugar Shock Funnies.  See our cartoon-response below, and free to share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc. after you’ve sadly smiled.

In case you missed the controversy, here’s a quick recap: Thanks to this brilliant New York Times expose from reporter Anahad O’Connor, we now know about Coke’s efforts to get soda-drinking Americans to wrongly think that they’re gaining weight because they’re not working out enough, not because they’re drinking soft drinks. That’s just flat out untrue.


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Sugar Shock Funnies™

Smile, Chuckle & Share so We Can Take Back Our Health Together

Sugar Shock Funnies™ recently made its debut on this Sugar Shock Blog, which is now an integral part of my website.

Cartoon Connie WavingMirth and merriment, giggles and guffaws are exactly what we need, especially when we look at serious health and wellness subjects.

The goal of Sugar Shock Funnies is to amuse and entertain you and to inspire you to take positive action to take back your health and life.

We invite you to share the Sugar Shock Funnies so you can make your friends, loved ones, and social media colleagues smile, chuckle, think and change, too. Read on to get the Permissions to Use Guidelines.

Finding humor in your horrible health habits can catapult you to positive change.

Laughter, after all, has been hailed as the best medicine.

Finding humor is therapeutic. Those guffaws are helpful for your cardiovascular system. Cracking up also helps to relieve stress.

Not only that, but laughter leads to learning.

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Sugar Shock Funnies

Run These Cartoons on Your Site -- Learn How With Permissions Guidelines

Sugar Shock Funnies recently made their debut. These cartoons are meant to be shared with friends, colleagues, loved ones, Facebook fans or friends, Twitter followers, Pinterest buddies and LinkedIn contacts. Before you pass them on, I urge you to see the Permissions Guidelines below.

If you’d like to run one or more Sugar Shock Funnies on your blog or website, please play fair and learn about reprint rights.

Permissions-to-Use Guidelines: Want to use this cartoon? Specific, limited permission is granted to reprint Sugar Shock Funnies in any website, magazine, newspaper, book, movie, animation or other media under the following “professional courtesy”‘ conditions:

  1. Cartoon creator Connie Bennett and artist Isabella Bannerman should be conspicuously credited.
  2. Please notify us whenever you reprint a cartoon and run the following copy: “Reprinted with permission from www.ConnieB.com, home of Cravings Crusher™ Connie Bennett,
    http://connieb.com/category/cartoons/www.ConnieB.com health and sugar expert Connie Bennett’s website, www.Connie-Bennett.com.
  3. The specific web address should be posted below and/or adjacent to the cartoon in a conspicuous manner. If on the web, the link must be clickable.
  4. You may not use this cartoon in a disparaging context or manner.
  5. You may not charge for this cartoon.
  6. This website retains all ownership, rights and copyrights.
  7. Reprint rights may be revoked, without notice, on a case by case basis, if reprint courtesy is, in our opinion, abused.

Thank you for playing fair!

 

Sugar Shock Cartoons™ Make Debut

Laugh, Smile & Share to Spotlight Shocking Facts & Get Motivated

Sugar Shock Cartoons™ makes its debut today.

Mirth and merriment, giggles and guffaws are exactly what we need, especially when we look at serious health and wellness subjects.

Today’s comic strip pokes fun at the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster effect, which you get when you over-indulge — as do millions — in sugary and quickie-carb “treats.”

sxchxisygravatarTo create Sugar Shock Cartoons, I’ve teamed up with the talented Isabella Bannerman, who is the Monday artist for Six Chix, a clever, comic strip internationally syndicated by King Features.

Isabella’s award-winning cartoons and illustrations have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Glamour, The Funny Times, World War 3 Illustrated, and Hudson Mod Magazine. In addition, as an animator, she has worked on MTV’s “Doug,” “Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” MTV spots, and other television shows and commercials.

So what’s the purpose of this new Sugar Shock Funnies? And how can you run a cartoon on your website or blog? Read on.

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My Sugar Baby

Today, it’s my pleasure to post this guest cartoon from Kevin Messer.

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“One of the scariest things about sugar addiction is that our behavior can alienate our loved ones. Thank goodness, my boyfriend is good-humored about the whole thing.” – Leila A., 21, San Jose

Join in the fun! Share your cartoon. To have your artwork considered for use here, e-mail cartoons@SugarShock.com

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Love is Bliss . . . NOT!

Connie’s Story: That Was Then… This is Now…
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“OK, maybe I didn’t gorge on red licorice while cowering in closets, but this embarrassing image certainly captures the flavor of my previous addiction. Anyhow, now that I’ve kicked sugar, I urge others to discover the power of living sugarfree.” – Connie Bennett, “Sugar Shrew No More!” & Sugar-Awareness Coach

Join in the fun! Share your cartoon. To have your artwork considered for use here, e-mail cartoons@SugarShock.com

 

Fun Cartoon: “Connie & the Cops”

How Low Blood Sugar Can Alert the Police

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“Oops! I found out – after my mortifying episode with the police – that plain yogurt simply isn’t enough for breakfast. Besides, it contains lactose or milk sugar. Another lesson I learned is that we hypoglycemics need to eat every 2 to 4 hours.” – Connie Bennett, “Sugar Shrew No More!” & Sugar-Awareness Coach

Join in the fun! Share your cartoon. To have your artwork considered for use here, e-mail cartoons@SugarShock.com

Connie’s Story: That Was Then… This is Now…

Laugh with Me at My Former Sugar-Addicted Behavior

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“OK, maybe I didn’t gorge on red licorice while cowering in closets, but this embarrassing image certainly captures the flavor of my previous addiction. Anyhow, now that I’ve kicked sugar, I urge others to discover the power of living sugarfree.” – Connie Bennett, “Sugar Shrew No More!” & Sugar-Awareness Coach

Join in the fun! Share your cartoon. To have your artwork considered for use here, e-mail cartoons@SugarShock.com