Crush Sugar Shock this Halloween

Do You Want to Fall Prey to Halloween Havoc This Year?

Every year, come Halloween, millions of people get walloped around by Sugar Shock, because they overdose on nutrient-deprived, sugary candies.

As this cartoon illustrates, all those sweets can trigger a huge case of Sugar Shock, complete with anxiety, insomnia and brain fog.

This year, you can take a different approach to Halloween. Instead, you could take Take Back Your Sugar Power.

You don’t need to gorge on sweets and then keep going, now through the end of the year, as millions do.

This year, I invite you to become pro-active and to treat your magnificent, exquisitely designed body with respect and admiration.

Don’t let wily, sneaky sugary candies rule you.

You are in control over sweet, dangerous temptations.

You have the power to turn your back on those “treats.”

Before I share three super-simple tactics, I invite you to share 1 to 3 easy things you can do to stay away from those dangerous, high-fructose-corn syrup-filled temptations.

Share your 1 to 3 best Halt Halloween Havoc tips.

Then, later this week I’ll share your ideas as well as some of my easy ways to Crush Your Cravings for those dangerous candies.

So what are 1 to 3 simple things you can do to avoid Sugar Shock this Halloween? Share your thoughts here.

 

Why You Should Become a Cravings Ninja™, Too

How I Became The Cravings Ninja™ -- Cravings-Crushing Monday: Get Ready for Peaceful Battle Success Over Sugar & Processed Carbs

Whenever I meet people (such as at recent Bulletproof and Tony Robbins conferences), people are excited and intrigued when they discover that people refer to me as The Cravings Ninja™.

Almost always, they want to know more.

It’s time to explain the phrase I was given about three  years ago.

To begin, my goal now as  Your Cravings Ninja™, is to lead you to Sweet Victory  over those tempting sugary, fatty junk foods.

As The Cravings Ninja, I’m here to guide you to easily, effortlessly, stomp out your wild, irrational, overpowering urges for nutrient-deprived snacks and meals.

Why do people call  me The Cravings Ninja™?

By its definition, a ninja is someone, who excels in a particular skill of activity.

Those mythical 12th century warriors infiltrated and went to battle against particular enemies.

Although ninjas often had to be violent,  I’m here to lead you into peaceful battle against sugary, fatty, salty non-foods.

Think about it. You can try umpteen diets, but you’ll never shed pounds and then keep them off for good unless you Crush Your Cravings for Good™.

So here’s how I became The Cravings Ninja.

Although I’ve been sugar-free eating minimal carbs (always quality carbs) since 1998, it took my having  Crazy Cravings™ and a Carb Relapse in late 2012 after my Mom passed away for me to really “get” this concept more deeply and fully than ever before.

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For October, Dare to Dream of a Sweeter Life Without Sweets

Think Healthy this Month Instead of Falling Prey to the Sugar Pushers

October is here, and usually this is the month millions, can trigger a Season of Sugar Overload™.

Indeed, Halloween is what I call the “gateway” holiday. (Yes, my use of a drug term is intentional.)

But you don’t have to be helpless prey to sugary treats that abound for the rest of the year.  Read on to find out how to Stand Strong™.

This October, I invite you to begin to dream big.

Dream of a life where you’re not a slave to sweets.

Dream of a life where you choose to claim health instead.

Dream of a life where joy, fun and excitement abound.

Make this October the month you claim your Sweet, Sugar-Free Power™ .

So I urge you: Take back your October now. Rather than being the month that sends you down a slippery path, let this October be the month when you take back your power.

To encourage you on your Sugar-Free October path, I invite you to get inspired by this quote from James Allen:

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”

Now, let’s give it a sugar-free twist.

Make this October the month you claim your Sweet, Sugar-Free Power™ .

Admittedly, you may think, “How can I ignore sugar this Halloween?” I’ve got one simple solution.

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I’m Doing a Crush Your Cravings™ Documentary!

Find Out How to Be in My Film if You Have Huge Cravings for Sugar, Carbs & Junk Foods

For nearly five years, I’ve been fascinated by the subject of cravings, because after 14-plus years of almost no cravings, Crazy Cravings viciously attacked me after my mother died, following what I now call My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom.

While finding and creating Cravings-Crushing tactics to shed the 21 pounds I gained while healing from PTSD, anxiety, grief, etc., I became furious, embarrassed, exasperated, upset, endlessly (it seemed) frustrated and then utterly fascinated by the subject of cravings.

Initially, it took me two years to get the courage to publicly confess to My Crazy Carb Cravings and my weight gain.

But since my relapse five years ago, I’ve been intrigued by cravings.

Since I’m a journalist by training, the questions have been pouring in:

Why did I get such utterly ferocious cravings (what I call Crazy Cravings) almost immediately after Mom passed away and after I’d stood by helplessly watching her fade away and get more and more angry and irrational?

In short, why did Crazy Cravings strike me with such intensity after My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom?

Sure enough, I discovered, people often gain weight after someone close to them dies. They do something that I call Heartbreak Bingeing™.

That led me to to speculate:  Does the  death of a loved one often lead to pigging out on carbs to stuff grief? (Fellow writer Carolyn Thomas had a similiar experience. )

What about divorce? Does that lead to weight gain or loss? (Turns out, both things can happen.)

Then I conducted five surveys of people on my mailing list to find out more about your experiences. Sure enough, certain patterns emerged.

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Do You Binge When You’re Angry?

Cravings-Crushing Monday: The More You Forgive, the Less You'll Crave Junk Foods

What do you do when you’re angry, bitter or resentful?

When you’re consumed by anger, do you or have you turned to chips, candies or other junk foods full of sugar or processed carbs?

In short, did you get cravings when you’re furious?

Then did you binge?

And did that lead to weight gain?

You’re in good company.

Millions overeat junk foods and become obese, because they shove toxic foods into their mouths while consumed by toxic emotions such as anger.  (Of course, other emotions may play into this, too.)

Anger is one of the most dangerous emotions.

Research shows that if you suppress it or express your anger, you may develop a variety of diseases, including coronary heart disease, bulimia and type 2 diabetes, as well as cancer, which also has been linked to anger.

I invite you to ask yourself: Are you one of those, who pigs out when you’re angry?

Indeed, the more you forgive, the less you’ll crave.

Rather than just tell you to quit being angry, I invite you to learn about the power of forgiveness.

Once you forgive, you’ll get less cravings and find less of a need to binge.

To get you on the road to forgiveness, I recommend that you check out two books: One is The Forgiveness Solution by Dr. Philip Friedman.and Forgive for Good by Dr. Fred Luskin.

While you’re waiting for one or both books to arrive, I invite you to listen to the fascinating interviews that I did with Drs. Friedman and Luskin, who both offer fascinating information about the power of forgiveness.

First,  I invite you to listen do Dr. Luskin’s take on forgiveness.

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Remembering the Amazing Louise Hay

The Five of Many Times Louise Hay Lifted Me Up Or Changed My Life (Your Motivating Monday)

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the the amazing Louise L. Hay, who passed away August 30 at the age of 90.

It’s tough to describe the profound influence on me by this remarkable, trailblazing, positive-thinking woman, who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting four or five times over the past few years.

In fact, one of my fondest memories about Louise Hay is that I had the distinct honor to talk with her at her fabulous, private 85th birthday party in San Diego in 2012.

The stunning party was for Hay House authors, and I was sooooooooo thrilled, because my second book, Beyond Sugar Shock, was but two months away from reality by none other than Hay House, the publishing house I so admired.

(Unfortunately, my joy at becoming a Hay House author and talking with Louise was greatly clouded by the fact that my mother had recently been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. (In fact, I’d just flown in to San Diego for Louise’s party after spending a heartbreaking week with with my dying mother. Later, I moved 3,000 miles, from the East Coast, to be with my Mom at the end of her life. But that’s another story.)

You, too, I imagine — if you’re into growing, reaching your potential and becoming the most wonderful person you can be — have been positively guided by Louise Hay.

All of us, thankfully, can still be guided by this legend  although Louise Hay is no longer on this earth.

By the way, if you don’t know much about Louise Hay, I urge you to find out now and I’m sure you’ll be inspired when you do that. For instance, do you know the following  three tidbits?

  1. Did  you know that Louise founded Hay House in her living room?
  2. Did you know that You Can Heal Your Life has sold 50 million copies?
  3. Did you know that Louise founded Hay in 1984 as a way to self-publish her first two books, Heal Your Body and You Can Heal Your Life ?
  4.  Did you know that when Louise got cancer that instead of doing and drugs, she “instead developed an intensive program of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing, and psychotherapy” and that within six months, “she was completely healed of cancer?
  5. Did you know that Louise Hay spent years helping men with AIDs and in 1985, she began her famous support group, “The Hayride,” which, by 1998, grew to a weekly gathering of 800 people and had to moved to an auditorium in West Hollywood?
  6. Did you know that Hay House authors include many notables in the self-help movement, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Joan BorysenkoDr. Christiane Northrup, and Doreen Virtue?

Just think: This amazing woman, who had been abused while younger, ultimately started a worldwide company, which is committed to delivering products and services that empower and educate the individual, while helping to heal our planet.”

Now, let me share four major times that Louise Hay has helped me in enormous ways.
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