Kicking Sugar Begins in Your Mind

Your Motivating Monday Message: Get Inspired by Napoleon Hill

Do you doubt your ability to kick sugar and ditch processed carbs?

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Are you tired of failing diet after diet?

Take heart.

Today, I invite you to see it, feel it, enjoy it.

By “it,” I mean your new joyous, freedom-filled life, where you have outgrown your addiction to sugar or carbs.

Back in 1998, when I kicked sweets and processed carbohydrates on doctor’s orders, I discovered that conquering my sugar and carb addiction began in my mind.

After initially doubting myself, I decided and knew without a doubt that I would succeed in kicking the dangerous foods.

Believing that I could do it helped me accomplish what I once thought unthinkable.

If you’ve been finding it tough to turn down tempting, but unhealthy sweets or fast carbs or break other bad habits (what I call “babits™), you need to know that it’s possible.

You need to believe first that you can succeed.

You want to see yourself breaking your horrible habits to accomplish your dreams.

That’s why I encourage people, who seek to kick sugar or get better habits to immerse themselves in positive literature, movies and thoughts.

In fact, while quitting sugar, I heavily relied on can-do books and thinking, even if I was feeling low on will power and uncertain of my eventual success.

Now, thanks to YouTube, you can listen get encouraged by master motivator Napoleon Hill, who shares how Andrew Carnegie inspired him to have loftier thoughts and dreams.



Of course, Napoleon Hill — who has inspired millions — is author of the huge bestseller, Think and Grow Rich.

Today, I invite you to get inspired by Hill. First check out some of his motivating quotes.

Then watch this inspiring great Napoleon Hill video.

Again, remember, as Hill advises, no matter what your goals, you should begin with a clear picture of what you’d like to achieve.

Can you envision your Freedom from Sugar Shock?

Thanks to my Facebook friend Vanessa Bey for turning me onto this inspiring video.

Is Speaking Your Biggest Fear?

Why I'm Determined to Speak to Serve

Please note: I never had the chance to ask a question in front of the 13,000 people at the Tony Robbins event, but just deciding to speak in front of this huge crowd helped me begin to lick my speaking fears. Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming speaking engagements.

This coming week, if Tony Robbins selects me at his Unleash the Power Within event, I will finally triumph over my absolute biggest fear in front of the 13,000 people in attendance.

Yes, I’m one of millions with a deep fear of public speaking, but if I can, I will speak at UPW even if it makes me feel uncomfortable, makes my stomach knotted up and scares me profoundly.

It’s not that I’d rather be in a coffin than speak, as some research suggests, and as Jerry Seinfeld joked, but it’s time to quit hiding away from stages no matter how big my fear.

Enough of playing small!

So why am I formally declaring my intention to Stand Strong and Speak to Serve™, as I put it?

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Low-Carb Buttered Noodles with Smoked Oysters and Baby Greens

Guest Post by Angelika Ilina For Your Motivating Monday

Note from Connie: March is National Noodle Month. Up until a few years ago, you had to use vegetables for fake noodles. But now, when you’re on a low-carb food plan, you can enjoy the fat-free, calorie-free, fat-free, gluten-free noodles. Meet the healthy, no-sugar Shirataki or Miracle Noodle (which I discussed five years ago).

Check out the tasty, low-carb noodle dish, which my friend Angelika Ilina developed.

Please note that this tasty recipe features oysters, which are often considered an aphrodisiac.

Make sure to share photos of the noodle dishes you create, thanks to Angelika’s recipe:

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages Shirataki noodles (I use Miracle Noodle® Angel Hair or House Foods brands)
  • 2 packages smoked oysters in pure olive oil (I use Crown Prince Natural brand)
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter (or cooking fat of choice such as ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups baby greens such as spinach, arugula, kale, Swiss chard or a blend
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste (I use Himalayan pink salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper, or to taste
  • Flat-leaf Italian parsley for garnish (optional)

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What the Heck Should You Eat?

Guest Post from Dr. Mark Hyman -- Catch Dr. Hyman on my Gab with the Gurus Podcast

Message from Connie: Special thanks to Dr. Mark Hyman, author of the new book, What the Heck Do I Eat? Dr. Hyman, a 10-time # 1 New York Times bestselling author, who is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. He is medical director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine and founder of The UltraWellness Center.

Join us on my Gab with the Gurus Show on Mon., Feb. 26 (at 12:00 pm PT/ 3:00 pm ET), when Dr. Hyman will tell you how the food industry plots to make you a “a heavy user”; how you’re being fooled by so-called healthy foods; how to save money eating healthily an what to eat to have vibrant health. Now here’s his post:

“Most Americans don’t eat food anymore. They eat factory-made, industrially produced food-like substances – what I call Frankenfoods—that contain things like trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), monosodium glutamate (MSG), preservatives, pesticides, and antibiotics.

“Today’s industrial food-like substances have hijacked our taste buds and brain chemistry. Food giants have taste institutes, where they hire cravings experts to identify the `bliss points’ of foods to create `heavy users.’

“Our industrial food system, sponsored and supported by our government policies, has taken over our bodies, minds, and souls. Most of us have no clue. And worse, most of us blame ourselves for our bad habits, cravings, and weight gain.

“Even so-called healthy foods are hijacking our health. Manufacturers know that we’re becoming more health-conscious, and they’re staying three steps ahead of us. Most `healthy’ foods today are owned by big-food manufacturers. (more…)

Celebrating 20 Years Sugar-Free

Let Me Help You, Too, Reach Sweet Sugar Freedom

I just couldn’t contain my excitement or wait any longer to make my big, sweet announcement.

Woo Hoo! It’s with great joy, tremendous pride and awesome peace of mind that I’m here to tell you that I’m now celebrating 20 Years Sugar-Free.

Although my actual anniversary date is two months away (on April 15), I feel that I can confidently announce now. At this point, it’s a no-brainer that be eating right for the next two months.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to kick sugar, consider some of the many, truly amazing benefits that I received: (more…)

Grandma’s Chicken Broth Recipe: Low Carb Version

Guest Post by Angelika Ilina For Your Motivating Monday

Note from Connie:  Since it’s winter, often cold in most parts of the world, and I’m home sick with pneumonia, my friend Angelika Ilina — founder of the Love On the Table blog for health-conscious foodies — was kind enough to share her tasty, easy, low-carb version of her Grandma’s Chicken Broth Recipe. As you’ll note, this recipe contains no gluten-filled noodles.

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I’m Busy Moving… Back Soon

Getting Ready to Serve You

Please note that I need to take some time off for a while, because after six long years, I’m finally moving into my own place.

How nice it feels not to feel more settled.

As I’ve shared previously, in late 2012, when my Mom became terminally ill, I moved across country to be with her.

Since then, I’ve moved several times so I’m sooooo relieved to finally find a home.

See you soon when I’ll be able to serve you better.

 

 

 

 

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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™.

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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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