Praise for Beyond Sugar Shock: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Etc. Endorsed My Upcoming Book — Pre-Order It Now & Get Complimentary Strategy Session

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Advance buzz is building for my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock.

This book — which is being published in June in the United States, Canada and Great Britain by Hay House — has been endorsed by a Who's Who of health and empowerment experts. 

Those who've praised this follow-up to my first book, Sugar Shockinclude such empowering, motivational speakers and authors as Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, John Assaraf, Janet Bray Atwood, and Brian Alman, Ph.D.

Dr. Wayne Dyer also recently endorsed my book, which you can read about here.

Nutrition gurus Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Oz Garcia, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ann Cooper, Marc David, and Mark Sisson also said kind words about Beyond Sugar Shock, which offers you a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure to easily and effortlessly release your sugar addiction.

In the book, I take you by the hand, so to speak, and coach you to Sugar Freedom so that by the time you finish the book, you're now leading a life that's sweeterlicious (that's my word for delicious, combined with scrumptious, delicious, and of course, sweet).

Even fellow sugar experts have been kind enough to praise it–which gives me such profound joy. 

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I bow my head in gratitude to such amazing authors of sugar books or programs as Jeff O'Connell (to your left), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Jill Escher, and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. "High Voltage"), to whom I'm so grateful for writing endorsements for Beyond Sugar Shock.

 These sugar gurus are on the cutting edge. Because of them, you're getting educated, motivated, and convinced of sugar's dangers. Kathie (High Voltage) has even aimed her sights on today's youth — she's running the first sugar-free school in New York City.   

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It's also been an honor to have several authors published by Hay House (my publisher) offer endorsements.

A very special thanks go to Dr. Christiane Northrup (see photo to your left), Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken DruckDonna Gates, Lauren Mackler, and CarolineSutherland.

When you're an author of a health book, it's quite gratifying when highly respected medical professionals say kind things. Naturally, I'm now thrilled that the esteemed bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Carolyn Dean endorsed my book, as have Dr. Roberta Lee, Dr. Jill R. Baron, and acupuncturist Roberta Mittman 

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Furthermore, I'm also humbled and thankful that one of my mentors and heroes, Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the remarkable Institute for Integrative Nutrition (where I attended school to become a certified health coach), wrote the foreword to Beyond Sugar Shock. (Soon, you'll be able to download an advance look at this foreword from Joshua.) 

Furthermore, I'm thankful that several colleagues from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) — Jared Koch, Alex JamiesonStacey Morganstern, Carey Peters – who are all accomplishing amazing things – were kind enough to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock.

Much to my joy, the two people who helped me the most when I was a raging sugar addict in 1998 also endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock. To this day, I'm so grateful to Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, and Dr. Keith DeOrio, who were both instrumental in my succes.   

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Furthermore, amazing fitness gurus Kathy Smith (see left photo) and Patricia Moreno; relationship experts Dr. Diana Kirschner and Debra Berndt; and anti-aging expert Cynthia Rowland also praised Beyond Sugar Shock

 I am so grateful!

In fact, I owe this book to so many wonderful people, especially journalist Dana Kennedy. The founder of www.AYearWithoutCandy.com was kind enough to insist that it was time to get going with this book. 

See all endorsements received to date below: 

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“If you are ready to love yourself and your body, abandon the wounds of your past, and free yourself from unhealthy addictions, then read Beyond Sugar Shock. Then, combine the information it contains with your new-found inspiration.” –Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing

“We are born loving sugar for its sweetness and its ability to help us store up fat for lean times. Times are no longer lean for most and too much sugar is ruining our health and our lives. Beyond Sugar Shock gives you everything you need to bring more sweetness and health into your life….. without the risk of sugar!" – Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers:Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause (Photo above)

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“Sugar is NOT good for your brain. It increases erratic brain cell firing, promotes inflammation and is clearly addictive.  Beyond Sugar Shock can help you get sugar out of your life and replace it with health and vitality.  It is a powerful program full of easy tips and tactics.” –Daniel G. Amen, M.D., bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

"If you're a sugar addict like most people, you need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. This compassionate, comforting, uplifting book will change your life." —Kathy Smith, International Fitness Expert (See above photo)

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“This enjoyable book shows you how to change your diet, reduce your sugar intake, lose weight and enjoy greater energy than ever before.” –Brian Tracy, motivational speaker and author, Earn What You’re Really Worth “ 

“Connie Bennett’s Sugar Shock! is one of the best books ever written about the toll taken by excess sugar consumption, and Beyond Sugar Shock! is a worthy and logical follow-up. Anyone can use her six-week action plan to break their sugar addiction—and make no mistake, sugar is addictive, not to mention complicit in diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and an long list of other health calamities when consumed to excess. Connie is a true expert in the field, and this latest book of hers represents yet another major contribution. I give it my highest recommendation.” –Jeff O’Connell, Bodybuilding.com Editor-in-Chief, author of Sugar Nation (See above photo)  

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"Beyond Sugar Shock fearlessly tackles the nation's Number One health crisis – the diabesity epidemic. Connie Bennett offers real life solutions, recipes, take-action programs and spot on science to help break the sugar addiction that is fueling our nation's health epidemic.  In the right hands,  this book could change the course of America's health with Connie Bennett's unique 6-week plan for a slimmer, sexier and sweeter YOU!” –Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S. author of The Fat Flush Plan and Fat Flush for Life 

 

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“Break free! This refreshing and enlightening book shows how to release sugar addiction easily. It can save your life. Read it!” –Dr. Joe Vitale, author, The Attractor Factor

 

 

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Beyond Sugar Shock ambitiously breaks new ground in the field of sugar addiction! Connie shows you how to bravely and easily shift away from negative and harmful thinking to positive and productive thinking to help get you healthier and happier. She will show you how to develop hobbies and activities that nurture and nourish you; and use cutting-edge techniques that lift you to a higher plane. You must read this book if you are serious about making a change in your health and lifestyle to finally live the life you want and more importantly, deserve!” —John AssarafNew York TimesBestselling Author, The Answer and Having It All and featured in the featured in the Blockbuster Movie, “The Secret"     

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“As I’ve discovered myself, one of the keys to being happy is eating well, which includes limiting sugar consumption. But as any sugar addict knows, this is a tough habit to kick! In Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett shows you an easy and empowering way to say farewell to those `sweet poisons.’” –Marci ShimoffNY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason

“Connie has written another engaging book that makes the reader a participant in a fun ride to better health. Beyond Sugar Shock offers an engaging, interactive, approach to quitting sugar and losing weight in which the reader not only becomes an active participant but becomes the conductor to gain control of his or her own health.  Bravo, Connie!” –Richard J. Johnson, M.D.,  Tomas Berl Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado, Denver, and author, The Sugar Fix: The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick 

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“If we as a nation are going to stop the obesity crisis, we must overcome our addiction to sugar.  We have raised a generation of children, who think sugary cereals, chocolate milk, gummy candies and the like are part of every meal: This must change.  We absolutely must overcome our sugar addiction, and Beyond Sugar Shock—with its powerful tips, stories and recipes—can help you. This book is an important tool in the fight against obesity.” —Ann Cooper, "The Renegade Lunch Lady" and author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children 

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"Beyond Sugar Shock masterfully shows us how to finally get control our sugar or carb addictions — and go from self-loathing to self-love." –Ken Druck, Ph.D., pioneer of life coaching and author, The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life's Terms With Our Own

“Tired of being a sugar junkie? Ready to feel better instead of guilty? Then this book is for you. Connie Bennett, Sugar Freedom Coach extraordinaire, will show you how to ditch your sugar addiction by treating your body, mind and spirit with tenderness, compassion, and even humor!”–Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., integrative physician and author, Beat Sugar Addiction Now! 

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“Wow! Beyond Sugar Shock is a must-read book for millions of overweight and sugar-addicted people worldwide. At the end of this six-week program, you’ll wonder why you ever wanted sweets in the first place, because your life will be so much happier, fuller, and healthier without those nasty insulin-blasting non-foods.“ –Oz Garcia, Ph.D., Celebrity Nutrition Expert, whose clients include Oscar winner Hilary Swank and singer Roberta Flack 

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"It's very easy and expected to become hooked on sugar and refined carbs. Just look at what the millions of overweight or obese Americans are eating and you'll see why they stay that way. But breaking free of sugar's hold can be incredibly tough. That's why Connie's book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is exactly what people need. Get this book and save your waistline, your relationships, your moods, and even your life." –Brian Alman, Ph.D., Best-selling weight-loss expert and author of The Voice: Overcome Negative Self-Talk and Discover Your Inner Wisdom  

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“Quitting sugar is no easy feat, but Connie Bennett’s life-changing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, makes it simple, fun, and do-able. I’ll be recommending this book to my clients.” – JJ Virgin, Ph.D., Celebrity Fitness Nutrition & Fitness Expert, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy co-star of the TLC reality series, “Freaky Eaters” (Photo above)

Now, let's hear from some more distinguished, cutting-edge authors, who. like me, are published by Hay House. Indeed, I feel privileged to be in the company of dozens of dynamic, life-changing movers and shakers, including Colette Baron-Reid, Donna Gates, Caroline Sutherland, and Lauren Mackler (endorsements below), as well as Ken Druck (quote above). 

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“If you’re one of millions who feels trapped by your sugar and carb addiction, you want to get Beyond Sugar Shock from Connie Bennett, a former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach. This book will take you on a fun, exciting, transformative six-week adventure, from which you’ll emerge healthier, sexier, slimmer, and happier. Plus, you’ll finally feel free!” –Colette Baron-Reid, internationally renowned intuitive coach and author of the groundbreaking new book and program Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much and The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life 

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“’Avoid Sugar!’ That’s a reminder we can’t hear often enough—this substance is so bad for us!  So why are you still eating it? Connie Bennett knows exactly how to help you break your habit. She struggled with and conquered the addiction herself. Now, her easy-to-read and solidly convincing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is full of soul-satisfying tools you can implement immediately to nourish your natural, innate desire for a sweeter life. A must read!” – Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet and The Baby Boomer Diet: Body Ecology's Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation 

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“Sugar is a DRUG! Sugar feeds cancer cells, robs you of vital energy, and keeps you hooked. If there is one item to leave out of your diet, it’s sugar! Connie Bennett shows you how to do it easily in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock.” –Caroline Sutherland, bestselling author of The Body knows…How to Stay Young 

 

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“Are you hooked on sugar and fed up with your excess weight? If you’re like most people, you’ve been trapped for years and keep failing over and over again. There’s good news for you sugar addicts. Beyond Sugar Shock is the only book you’ll ever need on the subject. Read this book, and you’ll release your addiction at long last—and be able to get a balanced, peaceful, delicious life in the process.” –Lauren Mackler, author of the bestsellerSolemate: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life 

 

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"For many years, Connie Bennett has been on the forefront of warning us of the dangers of what she describes as SUGAR SHOCK! Now she's taking us 'beyond' that on a journey to healthy healing from our sweet obsession with an effective six-week plan devised to help you beat your sugar addiction through a methodical path through your mind, body and spirit. It's time to make life a lot more 'sweeterlicious' than it's ever been before and to get inspired to make it happen for yourself as well through real-life examples of those who did and lived to tell about it." – Jimmy Moore, founder, Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Blog & Podcast, http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog and author, 21 Life Lessons From Livin' La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew 

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"There's no more time to waste when it comes to empowering ourselves around diet and health. Connie Bennett has taken on perhaps the most powerful nutritional challenge of all – sugar – and has come out victorious. With an approach filled with the right ingredients – good facts, smart suggestions, and topped with a little Vitamin L, Love, Beyond Sugar Shock is a powerful tool for transforming your health, weight, and happiness.” –Marc David, bestselling author of Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet and Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating 

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“Thank you, Connie, for continuing your important mission to WAKE America up to our S.A.D. relationship with SUGAR and what to do about it!!!!! Your new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, answers a huge hunger millions have for an easy way out of their horrible addiction. You’re changing people’s lives with your powerful, amazing books!–Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage,” health and pioneer; sugar addiction expert; author of Energy Up, and founder of the Energy Up Voltage-Approved (EUVA) inner city health and wellness program, which is spearheading the first Sugar Free public school in New York City

 

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"If you have a sugar addiction, who should you turn to for help? Someone who walks their talk and has been there too! In her book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett—a journalist and former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach, who runs the groundbreaking Sugar Freedom Now program—presents a brilliant, foolproof plan to rescue you even if you’ve been trapped for years.” –Janet Bray Attwood, – Co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test - The Effortless Path To Living Your Life Purpose 

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Beyond Sugar Shock is fabulous!!! It’s loaded with secrets to for you to release your sugar addiction and create what Connie calls a Sweeterlicious Life.  Follow this program and  break free to real happiness and joy!” –Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., author of Love in 90 Days and Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love 
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“I’m so proud of Connie. When she came to see me in 1998, she had severe hypoglycemia exacerbated by her powerful sugar addiction. Now, 14 years later, she’s not only still sugar-free, but she’s a best-selling author, a renowned Sugar Freedom Coach, and acclaimed speaker. Her eye-opening first book, Sugar Shock, was brilliantly researched and eloquently presented. Now, in her follow-up book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie is giving millions exactly what they need—a simple, do-able plan that’s full of compassion and that bedside manner we doctors aspire to possess. As a physician for more than two decades, I’ve seen firsthand the many ailments and diseases sugar can cause and the incredible difficulties patients face in overcoming their sugar addiction—even though they know their carb addiction can be deadly. All sugar addicts need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. I’ll be recommending it to all my patients. –Keith R. DeOrio, M.D., D. Hom 

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"Beyond Sugar Shock is a must read for everyone who's got a sweet tooth that just won't quit. Connie will show you how to say no with sass, so you can say YES to more life." –Stacey Morgenstern & Carey Peters, Creators of Holistic MBA  

 "Beyond Sugar Shock spells out the insidious and destructive nature of how sugar addiction robs you of your health. But once you discover that you are addicted you realize that stopping the addiction is not simple. Experts have shown that every effective health change always has better success with a concrete plan and  this book does just that." —Roberta Lee, M.D., Vice Chair , Department of Integrative Medicine, Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center, and author, The SuperStress Solution

"Connie Bennett's Beyond Sugar Shock is a valuable and important addition to the growing literature on sugar addiction." — Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka "The Rogue Nutritionist"(TM) author of Living Low Carb and The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth (listen to Jonny talk about the healthiest foods on this Gab with the Gurus Radio Show) 

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“Connie Bennett’s determination to educate people about sugar’s devastating effects are nothing short of impressive!  Since learning she had hypoglycemia in 1998, Connie has valiantly forged a campaign to empower millions so they, like her, can successfully triumph over their horrible habit. Now, in her latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie compassionately presents amazing tools that really work! To everyone who has a sugar problem—and that’s almost all of us—you must read this remarkable book!” –Roberta Ruggiero, President/Founder  The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. and author, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar  

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“Kicking your sugar addiction is one of the most difficult challenges on the path to healthier eating. Beyond Sugar Shock provides you with a powerful and valuable program to do it once and for all.–Jared Koch, nutritional consultant and founder,Clean Plates, guides (in various cities) to the healthiest, tastiest, and most sustainable restaurants for both vegetarians and carnivores  

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“Connie’s new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is written from her heart and soul. This amazing wan really walks her talk—and has since 1998! Now, let Connie help you kick sugar to the curb like she has countless others.  I will definitely recommend this book to my audience—women and men, who use facial exercise to maintain their youthfulness. Let Connie transport you Beyond Sugar Shock so you can stay healthy and whole on the inside and have healthiness show on your face and body.” –Cynthia Rowland, anti-aging specialist and creator of Facial Magic® and Luscious Lips® 

"Finally a book that teaches one to let go of sugar addiction by following a personal body, mind and spirit program that gets to the emotional core of sugar addiction, allowing those hooked on sugar to be their own best ally in letting go of a harmful substance." —Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome!, Addiction Free Naturally, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies and The Sexual Herbal. 

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"People crave sweetness in their lives, but as Connie Bennett wisely points out, you have many more choices than refined sugar. If you’ve substituted sugar for love, you can find out how to get the Real thing by following Connie’s 6-Week Plan." –Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D., creator of the Completement Now! Online Wellness Program.

 

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“Most people want to lose weight, increase their energy, gain muscle, reduce stress or just look and feel healthier. Of course, we all know that we need to eat fresh, organic, unprocessed food—and that means no junk! But, for most people, if you tell them to NOT do something, they want to do the exact opposite. That’s why Beyond Sugar Shock is so needed. Even if you do NOT want to quit sugar or reduce your intake of processed carbs, Connie Bennett will help you make your habit history—and easily, too! Get this book or risk being trapped in a sugar rollercoaster for years to come—or getting diabetes, cancer, and other deadly diseases.” –Mark Sisson, founder of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan 

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“If you're addicted to sugar, tired of feeling tired and blue, and just want to end the sugar cravings for good, Connie's book is for you. With detailed lifestyle and food plans, Beyond Sugar Shock is a new way to improve your health, love your food, and enjoy your life without the pain.” –Alex Jamieson, certified health coach, healthy gourmet chef, and author (The Great American Detox Diet and Vegan Cooking for Dummies. Featured in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me and appeared on "Oprah"  

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“Connie Bennett has done it AGAIN!  More succinct and 100% empirically valid assistance on how to not be poisoned, by the food and beverage chain.  We are grossly over fed in current western dietary intake, we are heavily under nourished.  Connie provides straight forward FACTS and SOLUTIONS on how to take back your life and not be harmed by food and beverage companies and (and death profiteers and regulators harming you and your family).  I STRONGLY recommend this book for anyone seeking how to make at least 100 years of quality life through good nutrition! —Russ Bianchi, Managing Director & CEO, ADEPT SOLUTIONS, INC., A Global Food, Beverage, Drug, Cosmetic, Flavor, and Functional Nutrition Product Development Corporation  

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“As a health expert and hypnotherapist, I know how tough it is for people to quit sugar and processed carbs. But Connie Bennett has made the process smooth, simple, and powerful in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock. You must read this book if you’re among the millions who can’t say no to cookies or candies.” –Mark Patrick, author of Wake Up Skinny 

"Connie Bennett has done it again!! Beyond Sugar Shock gives us the tools and techniques to deal with our sugar addiction and affliction.  She empowers us to move beyond our need for sugar, and in the process, she helps us create a life of balance and health.  I can't wait to recommend this book to my patients!" –Jill R. Baron, M.D., P.C., Integrative Physician and Weight Loss Coach

Debra Berndt

“Beyond Sugar Shock is a not your average healthy-eating book, but it offers a complete life transformation! Unlike other health books that just tell you about the right foods to eat, Connie Bennett helps you get to the root of your eating behaviors and heal the body, mind and spirit for lasting change. The book is informative, fun and easy to follow to make the shifts you need to live healthy and happy ever after.” –Debra Berndt, author of Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner 

Dawn Strickland

“WOW!! Connie is so right on target. When you read this book, you’ll become a happy sugar kicker, too. It’s been three years since I gave up sugar, thanks to Connie and her fabulous coaching. I owe my freedom from sugar to her. You, too, will never have to go back to that pain.  I recommend this book to all those who want energy, feel good, and reach their full potential.” –Dawn Strickland, D.C., CFT (chiropractor and certified fitness trainer) and former coaching client of Connie’s 

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“At last the long wait for the perfect follow- up to Sugar Shock is here! I have been waiting for Connie to add her wit, wisdom, insight, and research to a subject that is dear to my heart and is in need of up-to-date information, can-do strategies, and direct yet compassionate guidance. Thanks to this book, my patients, clients, and I will be rewarded with a definitive resource on how to win the sugar addiction war once and for all.” —Roberta Mittman, L.Ac., Owner, Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing, Wellness and Weight Loss Mentor 

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“As Connie shows, just cutting out sugar and processed carbs is the fast track to weight loss and vastly improved health.  If that seems challenging, or even impossible, think again.  This book will show you that even though sugar drugs and addicts us, anyone with the right tools can break out of Sugar Bondage forever. A respected pioneer in this field, Connie packages her considerable experience and knowledge with her always-spunky writing style in a motivating, readable, invaluable book.” –Jill Escher, author, Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict's Guide to Easy Weight Loss, and founder, www.EndSugarAddiction.com 

Also, make sure to read about Dr. Wayne Dyer's endorsement, which just came in:

"I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my  own well being. We have unknowingly and unwittingly become a nation of addicts, and here in this book you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. Follow the easy-to-apply guidelines, and then you will be able to look in the mirror and say, `I AM finally living a healthy life.' There is no greater feeling and it is your birthright. You were not designed to walk around in shock. A much needed book. —Dr. Wayne Dyer,  beloved teacher and author of many bestsellers, including his latest, Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting 

Now, would you be kind enough to help me build the buzz? Here's how you can help. 

  • Just "like" this page and spread the word to your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Send a link to this blog post to your sugar-addicted friends. 
  • Next, pre-order Beyond Sugar Shock now, and contact me with your proof of purchase, and then get a complimentary 20-minute Strategy Session with me. 

Thank you so much in advance for helping to build the buzz for Beyond Sugar Shock

I'm deeply grateful for your help as, I hope, will be the millions I believe I can help with this book.

Pre-Order Beyond Sugar Shock and Win a Complimentary Strategy Session

Beyond Sugar Shock  - New CoverWould you like to shed weight, get more energy, boost your libido and get along better with loved ones?

Well, if you quit sugar, all of that can happen — and more.

Since my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is coming out on June, I've decided to make you an an amazing offer so you can get help now.

Be among the first 100 people to pre-order my book, Beyond Sugar Shock, and win a 20-minute complimentary Strategy Session with me.

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Get help to win your sugar battle now!

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I forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your support!

Beyond Sugar Shock: Why I’ve Been Away a Lot — Coming Soon

Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_You may have noticed that I haven't been super active on this Sugar Shock Blog during the past few months.

That's because I've been quite busy writing, rewriting, and wrapping up work for my next book Beyond Sugar Shock.

The subtitle is: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter.

This book is the follow up to my first book, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life– and How You Can Get Back on Track.

Earlier, I announced Beyond Sugar Shock here and also here. And here is my my recent post about it.

Hay HouseBeyond Sugar Shock, marks the culmination of more than 13 years of researching and helping sugar addicts. (Of course, I also learned a lot by quitting sugar myself in 1998, on doctor's orders.)

Beyond Sugar Shock is coming to you, thanks to my publisher, Hay House, which is the international leader in self-help and transformational publishing.

This book is designed to help you if you're a sugar addict of any size or shape — overweight, obese, or even slim.

It's also for you if you've been plagued by headaches, anxiety, crazy cravings, brain fog, fatigue, low libido, severe PMS, or other unexplained symptoms.

Beyond Sugar Shock will provide you with a simple six-week program, which allows you to release your sugar addiction easily and effortlessly.

For instance, in Beyond Sugar Shock:

  • You'll get simple, fun Mind-Body-Spirit techniques to break free of your sugar addiction.
  • You'll undertake simple, interactive adventurcises™ (my word for adventurous exercises), which will drive you to important self-discoveries.
  • You’ll get several dozen ways to stomp out your sugar cravings.
  • You’ll discover your sugar color code. (Yes, we're all different in our relationship with sweets, and this knowledge will empower you to make the right choices for you.)
  • You’ll detox gradually so that your body, mind and spirit won’t go into shock as you move beyond your sugar obsessions and towards a better life.
  • You’ll get healthy meal plans and tasty recipes from a nutritionist and exercise physiologist.
  • And much more.

Hay House is releasing Beyond Sugar Shock on May 1, but in the meantime, you can sign up for a pre-recorded Sugar Freedom Now Course, in which you'll get to learn some amazingly simple techniques to help you break free.

In addition, stay tuned for some special programs.

Stay tuned for a sneak peek at the gorgeous cover! And I invite you to get excited and spread the word to friends.

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It’s far better and sweeter than food, junk food or sugary chocolate, isn’t it?

Join us now in the Smart Habits Fans to get Daily Feel-Good Tunes.

By the way, I’m posting on Facebook — at http://www.facebook.com/smarthabitsfans — instead of here, on this Sugar Shock Blog, because it’s easier, quicker, and it allows us to become more interactive. Also, you can easily share the tunes from friends and fans.

Watch now.

By the way, I got the idea for posting a Feel-Good Tune of the Day on the Smart Habits Fans page on Facebook, because I need to come up with ways to get away from the computer — I need to cut back on my constant exposure to those harmful EMFs or electromagnetic fields from my computer, etc. (When on deadline, as I cam now for my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet,  I tend to put in 10, 12, 14 hours a day, and all that electropollution has been dragging me down. So it’s time for Feel-Good Breaks! Learn more about the dangers of electropollution on my recent Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.

Like this post now, and share it on Facebook with your friends or fans. Then get up and boogie!

Been writing too long on the computer. Time to get away from those EMFs. It’s dancing time to Waka Waka!

Learn about the making of Waka Waka.

So, how do you feel after listening to this tune?

Sugar Shock Readers: What Would You Like in My Next Book? (Last Call)

Attention, readers of my first book, Sugar Shock.

Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ This is the last call for any ideas on what to include in my next book.

I'm now making last-minute changes and editing to my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet,which will be released next year by Hay House. (Here's the original announcement.)

My next book will provide you a simple, six-week mind-body-spirit plan that will allow you to easily cut back on those quickie carbs so you can shed excess weight, boost your libido, increase your energy, and much more.

Please, dear readers of Sugar Shock, as I'm doing final rewriting and editing for Sugar Shock Diet, tell me what you'd like to see included.

What would make your life easier and sweeter?

Please tell us now, on this Sugar Shock Blog, and on the Facebook Smart Habits Fans Page what you'd like to see in this next book.

Take Charge of Your Stress & Sleep: Two Keys to Live Life Well

Sleep-deprivation2 Are you overwhelmed by stress? And are you sleep deprived?

These are two vital areas in life that you can and should change. And gaining control over these areas can help you get a fabulous life.

Listen to this powerful Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with the amazing to learn more about how to take charge of your life when it comes to both stress and sleep.

My first guest, which is part of the Gab with the Gurus 3-Year Anniversary celebration, is Lauren E. Miller, author of 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before. . .  Stressing Out.

Next, make sure to listen to this fabulous interview with Dr. Breus, author of the fabulous book, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep:

Right now, I'm listening again to the second half of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with Dr. Breus. You will find out:

  • How being sleep deprived is the worst thing for your weight.
  • How the more sleep deprived you are, the slower your metabolism.
  • How you can lose weight just by sleeping!
  • One thing NOT to do if you wake up in the middle of the night.
  • How not enough sleep leads you to eat more sweets and culprit carbs.
  • About a hormone that makes you eat — this is triggered when you don't get enough sleep.
  • What one incredibly simple thing you can do to take charge of your sleep.
  • How to figure out how much sleep you need.
  • How yoga and acupuncture can help you sleep.
  • When to power off and have "an electronic curfew."
  • The best way to fall asleep.
  • How to catch up if you're sleep deprived.
  • Whether or not to nap.
  • How to get sleep while you're on the road. (These are awesome tips.)
  • When to get more sleep when you're about to go on the road.
  • How to get a free downloadable audio from Dr. Breus.
  • What the scoop is about melatonin and valerian root. 
  • What kind of night light to get.

Listen now to these fascinating Gab with the Gurus interviews in honor of our three-year anniversary. 

Listen to internet radio with Gab With the Gurus on Blog Talk Radio

 

Sugar Shock Readers: What Would You Like in My Next Book?

Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ Attention, readers of my first book, Sugar Shock.

Please give your feedback!

I'm now wrapping up my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet, which will be released next year by Hay House, which brings you empowering self help, inspirational and transformational books, products and events. (Here's the original announcement, and yes, the title of my book may be changing.)

Please, dear readers of Sugar Shock, as I'm rewriting and editing The Sugar Shock Diet, please tell me what you'd like to see included.

What would make your life easier and sweeter?

We're eager to get your feedback now!

So what would you want included in my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet? Tell us now here, on this Sugar Shock Blog, and on the Facebook Smart Habits Fans Page.

Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings (Creatively Procrastinate)

Stop Sugar Shock Blog Here's an article I wrote to help you those of you, who are sugar addicts or junk food junkies, who need help to sweetly say, "No, thank you!" when offered those tempting, unhealthy "treats."

Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings™: Creatively Procrastinate to Ditch Your Sugar Addiction & Excess Weight

By Connie Bennett, MSJ, CHC, ACC, CPC

Whenever people meet me, join my Sugar Freedom Now program or work privately with me or read my book SUGAR SHOCK!, they almost immediately ask me (either in person or via e-mail), "How can I overcome my sugar cravings?"

It can be challenging to say "No, thank you!" when your favorite, tempting dessert is right there, in front of you.

Because it's what you do in that very first one or two minutes that can make or break your diet, I'm determined to help you get over that "Must-Have Sugar Now! hurdle."

Let me share a tactic that helped me on many occasions (back in 1998) and that now helps my clients and Facebook Smart Habits Now fans.

One of the most powerful and effective strategies is so simple that you’ll wonder why you never tried it in the first place.

It's this: Simply DELAY before you put any sugar or dessert foods in your mouth. That's right, DELAY before you something that you'll later regret such as when you look at your scale a day or two later or when your pants don't fit anymore or when you become edgy and unfocused after your Sugar High.

Let's be honest: If you do mindlessly nosh on those fast-acting sweets or much-like-sugar carbs™ into your mouth, won't you become feel headachy, wiped out, spaced out, moody, depressed or even angry at yourself (and maybe your loved ones)?

Let me introduce you to the Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings Method (also called Do Creative Sugar Procrastination™).

Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings, and Sweetness Will Fill Your Life Instead. — Connie Bennett

Think about it: Most of us excel at putting things off or procrastinating, right?

We have every good intention to clear off our desks, donate old clothes, organize our drawers, ditch (recyle) those not-needed papers, help kids with their homework, throw out the garbage, etc.?

Clearly, all of us have things we've been planning to do but we just haven't got around to doing it. 

Well, I invite you to take a positive look at procrastinating. It can be a wonderful, Won't-Have-Sugar-Just-Yet Strategy.

I hit upon this incredible simple technique back in 1998 when I reluctantly kicked 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 to just delay.

What's so wonderful about this Delaying Now Method is that people of all ages—unless maybe you’re a tot—can easily cultivate this tactic.

So, here's how to do it: Just promise yourself to delay eating that tempting "treat" for a certain amount of time, say 10 minutes. You can do that, of course!

In other words, you will Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings for 10 minutes at a time. Then, you can delay over and over again — for another 10 minutes — for a while, like an hour even. It's that easy!

Now think ahead to the next morning when you're so relieved and proud of yourself that you didn't cave into your cravings.

Here are 7 ways Delaying or Creatively Procrastinating becomes your ally to help you pull the plug on your unwanted sugar addiction. (Delaying is one of the "7 D’s” that I developed to help “Sugar Kickers.”)

  1. First delay 10 minutes before you eat that cookie, candy bar or brownie that's calling out to you. When you do that, you begin to detach from your destructive impulses.
  2. When you delay for 10 minutes, then another 10 minutes, and another 10 minutes, your cravings will subside while you get involved with other things. At that point, you'll also be able to put your cravings into proper perspective. 
  3. When you Delay Away Your Cravings, you're taking powerful, positive, health-promoting action by simple inaction. Yes, doing absolutely nothing can be pivotal when you kick or cut back on sweets and quickie carbs. See how simple this is? 
  4. When you delay, you turn procrastinating into a useful, proactive skill. Procrastinating becomes a good thing!
  5. When you delay, you can take time to find out which foods—if any—you’re really craving. Is your body really needing cookies, cake, and pretzels? Of course not! Your Amazing Body might instead be begging you for water, fresh vegetables and fruits, high-quality protein or healthy fats?
  6. When you delay, you can get in touch with your true feelings. By putting your sugar binging on hold for 10 minutes or more, you can figure out what the heck is really going. Ask yourself, "Why do I feel like I must have these sweets now?"
  7. When you delay, you'll be so proud of yourself! You'll be filled with a longer-lasting joy than the very short-lived, self-defeating immediate gratification you'd get from a cookie. What is your real goal? Are you seeking to shed excess weight, get more energy, concentrate better, improve your health and boost your libido? So delaying gives you a chance to think about what you really want rather than suffer the consequences of your moment of weakness.)

Want more simple techniques from Gurus Galore and me? Just join the juicy, life-changing six-week Sugar Freedom Now course, which starts June 14. This session will feature renowned experts such as mindfulness expert Dr. Lilian Cheung and Law of Attraction Expert Christy Whitman. Plus, you'll be able to listen to other inspiring people on the private membership website.

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Feel-Good Tunes: Suggest More!

Dance highres_13277920 Do you listen every day to certain musical favorites that make you feel powerful, centered and motivated?

Here are a few tunes that encourage and uplift me.

In fact, I've been listening to while writing on deadline my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock (for Hay House).

More specifically, I boogie to these tunes during rest-my-back-and-brain breaks, which I'm taking about every 20 minutees or so. (I'm even setting a timer to remind myself to get off my you-know-what.)

The songs I'm mentioning below either move me (emotionally) or make me want to move!

Join me and boogie your way to feeling good, weight loss and inner joy!

Here's Enya enticing you to get out of your funk with "Age of Loneliness," which you can listen to, courtesy of YouTube.

For you heartbroken or lonely single or divorced women feeling like you need a mood boost, first get inspired by the old tune, It's Raining Men, with the Weather Girls, then Beyonce's Single Ladies, then Rihannna's feat  (ft. Nicki Minaj)

Now, I dare you to dance non-stop to this Feel-Good Tune from Yanni, The Storm. I love, love, love dancing to this. It's such an amazing tune. You can buy a DC with that tune and many others here.

Now, here's a melody to make you feel victorious, thanks to U2's City of Blinding Lights.

Now, here are two of many, many suggestions offered by JJ Virgin in her book, Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy. Check out the amazing list of JJ's favorite Workout Music on pages 175 to 180.

Have fun boogying to Mony, Mony from Billy Idol.

And now here's the upbeat, fun-to-dance-to Livin' on a Prayer from Bon Jovi.

Get dozens more Feel-Good or Comfort Tunes here. I've been working on that list for months, and thanks to volunteers, Facebook friends and interns, I've gotten a lot of suggestions.

Most of them also feature YouTube videos (usually, when possible) and links to buy some of the songs.

What tunes bring you out of your funk and transport you to a place of possibility? Please suggest some, but first check here to see if I've already included it.

Listen now to dozens more Feel-Good or Comfort Tunes here.

Has Sugar Shock Helped You? Has My Break Free Program Inspired You?

Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ Has my book Sugar Shock motivated you to take control of your habit and move Beyond Sugar Shock?

Have you taken my Break Free Program and has it helped you to kick sugar, which has dramatically improved your life?

Have you been motivated by another author or expert to remove your sugar habit so that you now have an amazing sugar-free life?

If so, I want to hear from you!

Please help me to inspire other people so that they, too, can travel Beyond Sugar Shock, which, incidentally, is the name of the book I'm now writing.

Break Free Cover_Presented 5x7 (4)I'Please share here how your life has changed by removing sweets from your life.

People get so many benefits from quitting sugar or at least cutting back on their consumption. For instance, perhaps you're one of those who've lost weight, boosted your moods, improved your concentration, experienced an improved sex drive, are more cheerful, etc.  

To tell your story, I've listed a few topics you may choose to adddress. (You can write about as little or as many topics as you like. You can even add your own subject.)

NAME and AGE (specific age or range, if you like)

LOCATION (CITY/STATE/COUNTRY)

EMAIL ADDRESS (I'll keep it private. I promise!)

WHAT I WAS LIKE "ON" SUGAR (For example, you could discuss mood swings, weight, relationshiips, how you always wanted more, how you felt like you were trapped in prison, etc.)

HOW I FIRST GOT "HOOKED"

MY ROCK BOTTOM MOMENT OR TURNING POINT (What was the incident(s), etc. which inspired you to finally quit?)

WHY I QUIT SUGAR

HOW KICKING SUGAR CHANGED MY LIFE (You could share about changes to your weight, sex drive, PMS, moods, relationships, cravings, how you look, what happened to  your cravings, etc.)

ON MY LIFE TODAY WITHOUT SUGAR

TIPS TO HELP OTHERS BECOME SUGAR-FREE

If you're not there yet, I invite you to consider quitting sugar or drastically reducing your consumption. Join us in discovering the Delicious Sweetness of Being™ without keep relying on constantly consuming sugar and other sweeteners, these potentially dangerous and deadly substances.  

By reducing the sugar, you'll be delighted. As you'll discover, you can Get a Sweeter Life Naturally™.

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories, which I also may include elsewhere. Please make sure to provide your email address so that I can contact you.

I do hope to continue to inspire you.

Gratefully,

Connie

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P.S. I'm really eager to hear how your life has changed and to spread the word to others. Thanks again for contributing!