Confessions of a Health Expert: Special Thanks to Sean Croxton

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Last week, before heading out of town to hang out with some fellow health experts, I made what I consider My Big Carb Confession.

I finally came clean about how for months after my Mom passed away, when I was walloped by grief, anguish and symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), I quit walking my clean carbs talk.

What a relief it was to finally admit that I’d had a relapse! That freed me up to plunge into my big plans.

Indeed, admitting to you that I had flopped has now unleashed a new enthusiasm and excitement in me to serve you. In fact, not only am I back to eating cleanly (and have been for a year), but I’m also working on an exciting new  book to help you Tame Your Cravings™.

In case you missed My Big Carb Confession, here’s a summary of what I shared:

  1. After my mother died, for months, I did lots of what I now call Heartbreak Eating™ or Heartbreak Bingeing™ of refined carbs, as well as salty cheeses and oily nuts.  (FYI, this wasn’t just emotional eating. Heartbreak Bingeing — which is fueled by colossal,gut-wrenching, profound pain caused by huge loss, abuse, or even betrayal — is far more intense, frenetic, and frantic than emotional eating.)
  2. Although I cavorted with carbs in a big way — shoveling in movie popcorn, onion rings, and corn nuggets — I did, however, continue to steer clear of my old sugary favorites, which I’d quit in 1998, as I reveal in my books, Sugar Shock.and Beyond Sugar Shock.
  3. My Heartbreak Eating had led me to pack on 20 extra pounds. .
  4. What’s more, for months, due to the intensity and ferocity of my grief

    , PTSD, and anguish, I kept ignoring what I know well, which is that processed carbohydrates quickly convert to sugar in your bloodstream, which is why, for years I’ve been calling them quickie carbs, fast carbs, culprit carbs and much-like-sugar carbs.

  5. In short, all those fast

     carbs I’d been inhaling had been sending me flying in and out of Sugar Shock, or more accurately, Carb Shock. Hence my many symptoms of depression (and how!), mood swings, crying spells (lots of them), insomnia, and big brain fog.

  6. Of course, grief over the loss of a loved one is tough enough to face, but when you eat crappy carbs, you exacerbate your many ailments, which is what happened to me.

Anyhow, for about a year, I’ve been back to eating cleanly, thanks to lots of healing work and workshops, including grief counseling, therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), energy work and many cool tactics, which I’ve created or discovered to help me confront those Crazy Carb Cravings™.

I’m also happy to report that I’m close to my weight loss goal. I’ve shed 18 of the 20 pounds I gained doing Heartbreak Eating, and I’m now working off the additional inches to get back to my previous slim, toned figure.

Making My Big Carb Confession.was a huge deal for me. I was embarrassed to admit that I fell offf the wagon and that I was no longer doing what I encourage others to do.

health expert For months, I’d been thinking about coming clean about my carb relapse.

That’s why I need and want to thank the amazing Sean Croxton, whose Confessoins of a Health Blogger post finally gave me courage to make My Big Carb Confession.

I urge you to get on Sean Croxton’s mailing list. Sean is a passionate health and fitness professional, who is dedicated to revolutionizng the way the world thinks about health.

His Underground Wellness videos and Underground Wellness Radio are quite popular, and I encourage you to listen to these exciting programs, where you can catch Sean interview such top names in health and fitness such as Paul Chek, Mark Sisson, Dr. Robert Lustig, Julia Ross, and Cynthia Pasquella..

Anyhow, thank you, Sean, for inspiring me to join you in making My Big Carb Confession.

We’d like to hear from you. What is your Big Confession? It feels great to do! Join us! Together, let’s move on to create a glorious life. Talk to us now.

Join us for The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign

Join the conversation. Please tell us what you’re doing as part of The 31 Days of Kindness and Sweetness Campaign. How will or are you being kind and sweet to others?

When was the last time you did something really kind and sweet for someone else with no expectation of getting anything back in return?

Have you noticed that when you give freely to other people or organizations that you tend to forget or at least ignore your pressing problems? Plus, you feel so good for being so generous.

Now, for those of you who ned to weight , your frustrations about about the number on your bathroom scale won’t seem all that important when you’re focused on giving.

Plus, if you’re a sugar or carb addict, your plight will fade away or at least greatly diminish when you do something sweet for someone else or several something elses.

In fact, being kind and sweet makes you feel so good that it’s a lot easier and more enjoyable to eat healthy, wholesome, unrefined, natural foods that don’t contain a lot of sugar, gluten, salt, fat or other additives.

Anyhow, I’m so excited to invite you to join me for The 31 Days of Kindness Challenge.

Although I’d love to be able to claim this fabulous idea as my own, I can’t.

This great suggestion for The 31 Days of Kindness Challenge. comes from speaker/communicator Ryan Avery,, who is co-author with Jeremey Donovan of Speaker, Leader, Champion:  Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking, featuring the prize-winning speeches of Toastmasters World Champions.

kindness and sweetnessFYI, please note that I’m personalizing the experience. Although I plan to do kind and sweet things every day for 31 days (and probably longer) and I’m printing out Rya’ns list, I won’t t follow his guidelines exactly. Rather, I’ll use them as suggestions.

Ryan-Avery-Keynote-Speaker-300x300Furthermore, with Ryan Avery’s blessing, I hope, for my fans, I’d like to rename this The 31 Days of Kindness-and- Sweetness Campaign, because you’ll be focused on giving or doing something kind and sweet instead of stuffing your face with something sweet.

Now, let me tell you how I plan to kick off tomorrow, day one of The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Chaallenge.

At last, I’ll write a thank you letter to the amazing pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig for the valuable work he’s done to raise people’s sugar consciousness and to improve the health of the planet.

More importantly, though, along with my thank you note, I plan to make a donation to his Institute for Responsible Nutrition, whose mission is to reverse childhood obesity and type 2 obesity.

Institute for REsponsible Nutrition rewbztj9dvkvr8ifs30aThis is something I’ve been planning on doing for a while. In fact, my envelope (without a stamp attached yet) has been ready for weeks. So tomorrow, thanks to Ryan Avery’s polite nudge, I’ll finally do this.

As you probably already know, the remarkable Dr. Lustig is acclaimed for his powerful Sugar: The Bitter Truth lecture, which has had nearly 5 million views on YouTube.

You can watch Dr. Lustig’s lecture below. (By the way, Dr. Lustig will be participating in my upcoming Sugar World Summit. Stay tuned for details.)

In addition to watching the video below, I urge you to get Dr. Lustig’s remarkable, bestselling book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

So will you join me in The 31-Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign?

To participate, first get guidance from Ryan Avery, who offers great ideas on how to join in.

Then, will you join me by kicking off your involvement in The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign tomorrow by making a tax-detuctible donation to Dr. Robert Lustfg’s important Institute for Responsible Nutrition?

Join the conversation. Please tell us what you’re doing as part of The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign. How will or are you being kind and sweet to others?

7 Lessons I Learned Because I Lost My Cell Phone — Again!

lost your cellJoin the Conversation. Have you ever lost your cell? What did you do? How long did you go without it? Talk to us now.

I lost my cell phone a few days ago.

Thankfully, this is the first time in sevel months that my iPhone has gone missing for so long.

But more than a year ago, while my poor mother was being ravaged by cancer and I was helplessly watching her dying — a very painful time — I lost my iPhone repeatedly. Every few days, I couldn’t find it. A few days after she passed away, I even lost it twice in one day. I was that upset.

(In fact, after losing my iPhone the last time, I finally bought a new one, but then the old one surfaced while I was moving. Alas, I still can’t access photos of my Mom in her final days, because in my giref, I spaced out and punched in the wrong passcode too many times.)

Back to my cell phone that went M.I.A.. this week.

Photos 4-2-14 004This week, apparently my joy, excitement, and desire to serve others distracted me.

Somehow, my cell phone went missing while I was getting more and more thrilled that so many big names have agreed to participate in the Sugar World Summit.

I am so excited!

This virtual Sugar World Summit — which I’ve scheduled to begin exactly two weeks before Halloween — or what I call Sugar Overload Day — will present world-renowned experts on sugar, carbs, stress, emotional eating, mindfulness training, addiction science, cravings, weight loss and more.

Such movers and shakers as Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Mark Hyman, and JJ Virgin all have agreed to join us.

In this Sugar World Summit, our gurus won’t just tell you The Sour Scoop. They’ll give you some Sweet Solutions, too, as I announced here.

Back to my missing iPhone. I haven’t bought a new cell phone yet, because I keep thinking it’ll turn up, but searching my car, desk, bedroom, kitchen and living room hasn’t helped.

I’m also waiting to talk to a friend of mine, who has an uncanny knack for helping me find missing things. (She’s off dealing with some personal issues.)

Anyhow, It’s been very strange to be phone-less.

  • No calling friends or family members while on a walk.
  • No calling friends while parked in my car.
  • No calling business colleagues if I get a hot idea.
  • No digging up phone numbers of important people.
  • No tweeting cool stuff, something I started doing recently.

The case of my MIA Cell Phone is intriguing me. In fact, NOT having my iPhone has taught me five main things.

  1. I multitask far, far too much — like most of you? There’s no need to be on my cell phone while going for a wonderful walk along the ocean, when I can focus fully on waves crashing against the shore.
  2. I’m entirely too reliant on my cell phone. This is not a necessary appendage!
  3. I’m also entirely too dependent on my iPhone camera, on which I’ve taken the some beautiful sunset photos. (See one here that I previously downloaded to my computer.) But why don’t I buy a real camera instead, as I’ve been planning?
  4. I need to totally unplug more often. Although I turn off my cell several times a day, that time without it is very cleansing. Darn am I being productive!
  5. I need to get more in touch with nature and less attached to my cell.
  6. By disconnecting from electronics, I’m reconnecting to my purpose, passions, and peace of mind. This is perhaps my biggest lesson. I’m really enjoying the calm of not being so attached to my cell phone. It’s a welcome relief during this time of book deadlines and Sugar World Summit planning.
  7. While I’ve been without a cell phone, I’ve become quite creative in the kitchen. Instead of chatting on the phone with friends, I’ve been concocting a variety of culinary dishes (all sugar-free, of course) that taste pretty good, if I may say so myself. (More later about that.)

So now I have an idea. I was thinking about giving in and buying another iPhone, but today it hit me that I’m going to give myself a Cell Phone Challenge.

You see, I’m on tight deadline now for my next book — I’ll tell you more shortly — and I decided not to let myself buy another iPhone phone until I’m finished writing the book. Now that may be another three weeks or more, but how’s that for incentive to finish the book?!

If I finish the book, I get a cell phone!

If not, I have to go without my iPhone. Dislosure: I do, however, have a helpful land line.

Join the Conversation. Have you ever lost your cell? What did you do? How long did you go without it? Talk to us now.

Special thanks to the TeleComBlog.com and to Matt Klassen. Forgive me if I shouldn’t have used this art from your story. I’ll take it down if you ask.

What’s Your One Word Theme for 2014?

Join the conversation. What’s your one word for 2014? Post your comment now.

 

Happy New Year to you, dear readers.

In this first blog post of 2014, I invite you to come up with one word that encapsulates your theme for the new year.

In 2014, what will the one word be that succinctly conveys your mission and passion, which will drive you forward to spectacular heights and glorious achievements?

Sunsets 12-27-13 003For 2014, my word is love.

I’m dedicated to love myself (even when I do things that aren’t in my best interest), love the Universe or Divine Guidance (God), love Nature (such as the nearby ocean), love my dear departed mother and father, love my family and friends, love my signficant other (well, the man that’s on the way!), and love for people, whose lives I have changed or am changing through this Sugar Shock Blog, my talk(s), or my books, Beyond Sugar Shock and Sugar Shock.)

And I also love, love, love Zumba (on the way to a class shortly), spinning, bicycling, and traveling.

I also love wonderful synchronicity. (Some people made this love symbol near the beach when a man was abouit to propose to his honey so I quickly took the shot in between a dying cell phone.)

Join the conversation.

Question: What is your one word for 2014 that will lead you to meaning and magnificence?

Post your comment here.

How to Skip Overeating This Thanksgiving: 3 Simple Tips for a Sweeter, Slimming Holiday

Every Thanksgiving, being grateful often takes a back seat to over-indulging at family gatherings.

Gulping down fast-acting, processed carbohydrates, sugar-loaded desserts, and gluten-rich foods is far more common than pleasurably savoring the various culinary concoctions.

20101117-stuffingFor many, Thanksgiving means they’ll go into Sugar Shock and Carb Shock (as I dub it), and develop “Grain Brain,” as Dr. David Perlmutter puts it in his book of the same name.

In fact, I predict that on Thanksgiving, most Americans will overeat, especially those culplrit carbs.

It’s simply a given that you’ll over-indulge on this holiday. One gym even suggested that you “work out before you pig out.”  Aargh!

It’s time to ignore the insidious programming that drives you to overeat on Thanksgiving.

Even if you’ve stuffed yourself at previous holiday feasts, instead this Thanksgiving you can achieve Sweet Freedom.

To begin the Sweet Freedom Thanksgiving Funcise (Fun Exercise), think ahead to the day after Thanksgiving,

Choose now not to get an upset stomach. Plan now not to pig out. Select the smarter choice — to savor the sweet holiday experience.

This Thanksgiving, you can easily shift your attention away from those cunning carbs and desserts, which most Americans over-consume and which ample research shows can contribute to more than 100-plus diseases and ailments, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and even an early death.

It’s time to take back your Sugar Power and Carb Control. This Thanksgiving, you can avoid being overly tempted by:

Here’s a three-part simple way to skip over-indulging this Thanksgiving and take leisurely, sociable tastes instead. (I recommend you take two to four small bites maximium of each dish.)

But before you dig into those tantalizing carb creations, just ask yourself these three simple questions:

  1. Would I rather overeat [fill in name of food(s)] tonight and feel sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and cranky tomorrow (for up to three days afterwards)?  OR would I rather have a slim, healthy body and mind? (If you have weight to lose, this thought can stop you from over-indulging.)
  2. Would I rather overeat those carbs or sweets or enjoy the good company of family and friends on this special day?
  3. Wouldn’t I rather feel better about myself by shifting my focus from the carb-food to gratitude, which, of course, is supposed to be the whole point of this celebration? Remind yourself that night of list of “5 Things for Which I’m Most Grateful.”

This simple, three-part mental exercise can take your attention away from those potentially harmful carb substasnces and instead put you on the path toward feeling good and enjoying your life -–  not just on this holiday but during the whole holiday season ahead.

Have a sweet, joyous and healthy Thanksgiving.

 

New to this Sugar Shock Blog? Connie Bennett is a former lethargic, dejected sugar-addicted journalist, who reluctantly quit sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998 after being pummeled by 44 strange ailments (brain fog, heart palpitations, mood swings, etc.). Now, 15 years later, the energetic, uplifting Connie spreads the word that Life is Sweeter When Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You™. She is recognized as the Sweet Freedom Coach, and she is a life coach, health coach, blogger, and motivational speaker, who has helped thousands of sugar and carb addicts worldwide. Connie is author of two bestselling books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock, which have been praised by many acclaimed health gurus and celebrities, including America’s Favorite Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, as well as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Brian Tracy, Bernie Siegel, Mark Sisson, Marci Shimoff, John Assaraff, JJ Virgin, Katie Dolgin (“High Voltage”), and Jimmy Moore.

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My Most Popular Blog Posts: What Did I Forget?

Here’s a list of my some of my most popular posts on this Sugar Shock Blog. Please check back, because I’m still adding to this list. (It’s taking a while to compile all the hot posts since I founded this Sugar Shock Blog in early June 2005,.

What did I forget? Please let me know some of your favorites.

Weight Loss Assistance

Musings and Commentary

Holiday Help

The Sour Scoop About Sugar

The Fallacy of Diet Foods

Tips to Let Go of Sugar or Pile off the Pounds

Humorous Takes on the News

Help to Shop

Social Media

Woo-Hoo, Feel-Good Tunes

Listen to Guests on My Gab with the Gurus Shows

Other Health Posts

Other

Did I leave out your favorite posts? Let me know which one(s) to include.

 

Connie Bennett is a former sugar-addicted journalist and the author of two bestselling books, Beyond Sugar Shock and Sugar Shock,  Connie’s sour-to-sweet story began in 1998, when she quit sugar on doctor’s orders. Her doctor blamed all 44 of her strange ailments (baffling brain fog, ferocious fatigue, horrible headaches, embarrassing mood swings, severe PMS, etc.) on her habit of eating hard candies, red licorice, refined crackers, and other quickie carbs. While releasing her sugar and carb addiction, Connie created many simple tactics to make letting go of sweets an easy, exciting adventure.

Since 2001, Connie has been helping thousands of sugar addicts worldwide through her Sugar Freedom Now Course, speaking, and coaching (she is a certified life coach, certified health coach and EFT practitioner). She founded this Sugar Shock Blog on June 7, 2005.

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 Please let me know if I left out some of your favorites.

Why do Millions Have Collective Forgetfulness on Spooky Sugar Overload Day (Halloween)?

It’s that spooky time
of year again.

Not because of neighborhood
kids masquerading as ghosts, goblins and ghouls.

Halloween candyBut because of scary candies.

Beginning Halloween,
through the end of the year — for a whopping two-plus months — millions tend
to completely “forget” the fact that too much sugar can trigger harmful
effects on your children’s health, including obesity, of course. .

On Spooky Sugar Overload
Day – my phrase for Halloween — millions develop collective amnesia about how rates
of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other crippling sugar-triggered ailments are skyrocketing.

And every year, at
this time, I watch in astonishment at how cool, chic and accepted it’s become to
hurl your neighbor’s kids into Sugar Shock.

For instance:

  • Of those sugar pushers, 72 percent
    of those households will give away two or even three) pieces of candy per
    trick-or-treater.

Let’s put this in
simple terms: On Halloween night alone, the average child in your neighborhood may
mindlessly scarf down between 5 to 50 teaspoons of sugar and hundreds of
calories.

In short, Spooky
Sugar Overload Season starts with Halloween.

Factor in all the
sugar that most people will gobble up during Thanksgiving dinners, holiday
parties, as well as Christmas or Chanukah vacations.

All this sugar
gorging begs these questions:

  • Why
    has it simply become un-American NOT to hand out candies on Halloween?
  • Why
    is it outright weird NOT to give your neighbors’ kids sugar-filled treats, which
    will surely send them into Sugar Shock? (Think anxiety, difficulty
    concentrating, mood swings, temper tantrums, crankiness and much worse.)
  • Why
    is candy-giving expected even though just about everyone knows that too much
    sugar (candies) can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other diseases, which,
    in turn, can kill you?

Thankfully, a small
but growing number of us are urging parents to give out safe, fun toys instead.

Unfortunately,
though, it’s far easier to find candies than it is to locate sweet, sugar-free toys
such as glow-in-the-dark insects, spooky fingers, Halloween-themed stickers or
pencils, rubber worms, creepy fingers, action figures, kazoos and whistles,
baseball cards, plastic animals, spin tops, and party favors like engine
whistles, key chains, pen, and stickers.

Furthermore, let’s
face it, these cool Halloween options cost more than sugar-filled, or high
fructose corn syrup-laden candies.

Right now, I urge you
parents to take charge. This Halloween, just become more mindful.

Every time you dish
out candies, think about just two things.

  • You
    are an “enabler” – as drug addicts are to other drug addicts. Your neighbors
    and you could be paving the way for neighborhood kids to crave candies. For
    that matter, you could be addicting or re-addicting their parents, too. (A
    number of coaching clients confessed to me that they stole their kids Halloween
    candies!)
  • You
    could be contributing to soaring rates of obesity and other diseases in your
    neighborhood.

Do you really want to
have that on your conscience?

Instead, why don’t
you find ways to help your children and your neighbors’ kids to observe Halloween
in a safer, healthier way?

For instance, you
could:

  1. Offer your kid(s) a healthy meal
    with ample protein, fiber and fat before she or he cavorts around the
    neighborhood.
  2. Give away one candy per
    trick-or-treater. (Don’t let kids grab a handful of sweets.)
  3. Hand out small bottles of water.
    That way, you’ll help trick-or-treaters stay hydrated.
  4. When your child or children come
    home from trick-or-treating, have fun together doing high-intensity play
    or dancing for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Hug your kids and figure out one
    or two other ways to give them lasting sweetness.

About the Author:

Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC, is a self-mocking former sugar addict and author of two bestselling books, Sugar Shock! and Beyond Sugar Shock.

Her first book, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life– and How You Can Get Back on Track, was praised by Dr. Mehmez Oz and many others.

 

Her latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your
Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter
, has been endorsed by numerous luminaries, including Wayne Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Bernie Siegel, Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Kathy Smith, John Assaraf, Colette Baron-Reid, Janet Bray Atwood, Donna Gates, Alex Jamieson, and Dr. JJ Virgin.

Connie is also a certified health coach, certified life coach, EFT practitioner, widely published jouirnalist, columnist, and and essayist (AOL News, eDiets.com, The Los Angeles Times, www.SheKnows.com, etc.), as well as an in-demand speaker, entertaining TV and radio show guest
(“CBS News Sunday Morning,” “Oprah & Friends Radio,”
“The Howard Stern Show,” etc.).

In 1998, Connie was a tormented sugar-addicted journalist, who secretly “used” candies galore just to make all her deadlines. When she was bombarded by brain
fog, heart palpitations, severe PMS and 41 other baffling ailments, Connie finally turned in deperation to a doctor, who ordered her to quit sweets. Much to her surprise, all her ailments went poof!, and the journalist was reborn, filled with determination to spread the sour news about sugar.

Now sugar-free (mostly) for 15 years, Connie — now known as The Sugar Liberator — had helped thousands of people worldwide to break free of sweets and discover that Life is
Sweeter Naturally™.

Get free gifts at www.Connie-Bennett.com. Then discover if you’ve been
brainwashed to become a sugar addict by taking The Sugar Shock Quiz at
www.SugarShockBlog.com.

Sugar at “Safe” Levels Can be Deadly

sugar can be deadlyInevitably, the damning research about sugar keeps pouring in.

Indeed, another study reveals sugar’s deadly dangers — even when consumed in “safe” amounts.

Talk about scary.

The mice died more often, as shared by
Science Daily. Not only that, but they had fewer babies.

For the study, University
of Utah researchers gave mice a diet of 25 percent extra sugar and ran a
sensitive toxicity test. (When you give a mouse 25 percent extra sugar, it’s the equivalent of a healthy human diet, plus three cans of soda daily.)

Although the mice didn’t become obese, the females on the
sugar-added diet died at twice the rate of the control group. In addition, the males on the sugar-added diet produced 25 percent fewer offspring than
the control group and acquired fewer territories, according to a
University of Utah news release.

“These findings represent the lowest level of sugar consumption shown to adversely affect mammalian health,” states the study abstract, published today in the journal Nature Communications.

Does this finding scare you enough to make you want to quit sugar?

If so, I invite you to get help in my latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter. I’m honored that this book, from Hay House, has been praised by a Who’s Who of health and empowerment experts,
including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen.

If you get Beyond Sugar Shock, let me know what you liked most about it.

Sugar Addicts: Get Secrets to Go Mostly Sugar-Free – 15 Years of Sweet Success

Sugar poisonSugar addicts and carb junkies, I bring you hope!

Indeed, this is a BIG week for me. It’s been 15 years since I bid bye-bye to my sugar addiction — mostly — yes, I wasn’t totally perfect.

So let me help you now.

If you’re tired of being a sugar or carb addict and are fed up with gaining weight, getting spaced out, or have other health issues, discover Secrets to Let Sugar Go by listening anytime to this special Gab with the Gurus 15-year-mostly-sugar-free-iversary Show with my sugar-free mentor Roberta Ruggiero.

Back in 1998, I was so blessed to find Roberta, who, after dealing with her own issues of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, went on to found The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. She also wrote The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar,
which has been acclaimed by the American Library Association as “one of best
lay medical books public libraries.”

In our special Gab with the Gurus Show, you’ll first learn our startling stories. You’ll discover:

  • How when Roberta simply changed her diet by quitting sugar and those quickie carbs (processed carbohydrates that are metabolized quickly), she personally overcame 10 years of
    illness during which she saw dozens of doctors, endured countless
    medical tests, took thousands of pills and even underwent electric shock
    therapy!
  • How when I finally let go of my sugar addiction — very reluctantly, though — presto, ALL 44 of my ailments (including crippling headaches, difficulty concentrating, awful PMS, excessive fatigue, cold hands and feet, embarrassing mood swings, scary heart palpitations, etc.) vanished! Wow!
  • How most people are consuming too many sweets whether they know it or not, especially if they eat foods in boxes, cans or jars. That sugar or quickie-carb habit can be deadly, leading to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and an early death.

On our Gab with the Gurus Show, you’ll also find out Secrets to Go Mostly Sugar-Free. While I share some tactics in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Roberta and I go into more depth on this program, and we give you the personal touch, of course, because you get to listen to us chatting.

Among the Secrets to Go Mostly Sugar-Free, you’ll discover:

  • How it’s okay to be
    imperfect. In fact, not expecting that you’ll do everything “right,” frees you up to succeed marvelously.
  • How most people around the world — whether they know it or not — are eating far too much sugar (roughly 170 to more than 200 pounds per year) and/or quickie carbs (possibly as high as 200 pounds), thereby paving the way to diseases galore.
  • How you can take your slips and turn them into successes. You’ll realize that your so-called “failures” lead you to lasting success.
  • How you want to change your relationship with those persistent cravings. (We’ll talk about how to embrace them — yes! — and how they can become major allies.
  • How to take one of your absolute worst habits — something almost all of us do — and turn it into one of your biggest foolproof tools to bid your sugar addiction farewell.
  • How some people are wise to let a little sugar (some tastes here and there) into their lives. (You’ll discover that I’ve modified my stance over the years.)
  • How, for many people, a few tastes can turn into a binge and they’re better off to say sayonara to processed sweets.
  • How before I quit sugar, first I binged on candies for three weeks after my doctor’s orders to “Quit sugar or die young.”
  • How it’s imperative that you keep track. Roberta discusses how it’s very important to keep a symptom diary. (That way, you’ll know what happens when you eat sweets. You want to get a clear message about how too much sugar leads to symptoms.)
  • How you need to be prepared, wherever you go.
  • How you can have fun replacing those sugary treats that you used to adore.
  • How it’s vital to get support and learn about success stories.
  • And much more.

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A very special thanks to B. Eco Chic and founder Bethany Gonzalez Moreno for this sugar image with the poison symbol on it. This photo accurately demonstrates how sugar can kill you over time. I highly recommend that you find out about B. Eco Chic now and get on the mailing list for this blog.

Northern Californians: Get Sweet Help to Shed Your Sugar Habit on April 13 at Book Passage

meet ConnieSugar and carb addicts in the Bay Area or northern California, come meet me personally and get help so you can triumph over your potentially deadly sugar and carb habit.

Thanks to the amazing group, Left Coast Writers — which supports new and established writers — you can get simple tips and tools to free you from your addiction on Sat., April 13 at 7 pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera.

FYI, the timing for this event is fortuitous. It takes place two days before my 15-year anniversary of  being mostly sugar-free!

In this April 13th program, “Break Free of Sugar with Ease and Glee,” you will get “A hah” moments and easy information to put to use immediately.

You’ll discover simple, but powerful starter secrets to:

  • Become the master of your sugar cravings — and then turn them into your reliable allies.
  • Turbocharge your Sugar-Free Power.
  • Dodge the #1 mistake nearly everyone makes when quitting or reducing sweets.
  • Activate the positive power of procrastination.(Huh? Trust me — it’s a simple, calming tool.)
  • Pick yourself up after you’ve “slipped” and fallen off your less or no-sugar plan.
  • Dissolve your desire for dangerous sweets but still enjoy tasty chocolate treats. You’ll even find out how to get recipes for healthy choco-goodies.
  • Stop being duped by innocent-looking, seductive foods that are actually sugar traps.
  • Laugh at my — and your — silly-on-sugar behavior. (You’ll chuckle at my former Sugar Shrew ways!)

You’ll also get to try tasty, sugar-free Power Balls and a Coco-Mousse, that will melt in your mouth! I’m bringing these yummy chocolate delights, courtesy of my friend Naomi Tomoda from the farmer’s market. (Check back here, on this Sugar Shock Blog, for photos of these delicious treats from Naomi’s company, Mami’s Crunch.)

Special thanks to Left Coast Writers founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin, who invited me to this event. (Stay tuned to learn about Linda’s sugar story.)

In case, you don’t know my story, here’s my short bio so you’ll learn why I’m so committed to helping you break free.

Why I Want to Free You from Sugar: My Bio & Tale

Bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock BSConnie Bennett is a charismatic transformational
speaker, bestselling author, life coach, health coach, and self-mocking former sugar
addict, who is now known as The Sugar Liberator. An experienced journalist, Connie is author of the new book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your
Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter
, an international bestseller that has been endorsed by Dr.
Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen. Her first book,
Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can
Derail Your Life—And How You Can Get Back on Track
, was a bestseller that was praised by America’s Favorite
Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Connie’s sour-to-sweet journey began in
1998, when she was pummeled by 44 scary ailments, including crushing fatigue, brain
fog, horrible headaches, roller-coaster mood swings, heart palpitations, and severe PMS.  When Connie’s new
doctor blamed every symptom on her
excessive sugar habit and ordered her to “Quit eating sugar or die young,” Connie very reluctantly shed
her habit. Much to her surprise, all her ailments vanished, and Connie
became energetic, focused, and free.

Connie finally succeeded in shedding her dangerous sugar addiction after
years of failing, because while transitioning from sugar-gorging to becoming mostly sugar-free, Connie created or discovered simple, cool tools, which helped her transform the dreaded, difficult undertaking into a positive, fun-filled, life-changing adventure.

Since 2001, Connie has been coaching,
guiding, inspiring and uplifting thousands of carb junkies worldwide to easily, playfully
release their addiction to discover that Life is Sweeter When
Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You™
.

Connie runs the popular Sugar Freedom Now Retreat, a virtual and/or live event, which is the companion program to Beyond Sugar Shock. She also hosts the Gab with the Gurus
Radio Show, for which she interviews top names in a variety of fields from
health to the Law of Attraction.and hosts the Gab
with the Gurus Radio Show. Connie studied at the Institute for
Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), the Institute for Integrative
Nutrition (IIN), and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Get
free gifts at www.Connie-Bennett.com

Connie is now planning The Sugar Freedom Tour, which celebrates her 15 years of being mostly sugar-free and is dedicated to her recently deceased mother. To invite Connie to visit your area, apply here.