My Crazy-Cravings Anniversary

How I Became Determined to Crack the Cravings Code: See My Videos to Learn How to Crush Your Cravings

Four years ago, around this time, after a grueling year watching the difficult death of my Mom, Crazy Cravings for salty carbs and fatty cheeses hit me hard. Now, for the first time, I’m revealing via video (for a short time) how I fell into a massive, months-long Carb Relapse, gained 21 pounds and became determined to Crack the Cravings Code. I’m also here with help for you.

Learn in this video how — although I never went back to eating overt sugar (as in candies, cookies or cakes) and stayed away from sweets, as I had for the past 14 years — I had plenty of covert sugar from less obvious sources as movie popcorn, onion rings, corn nuggets, sweet potato chips and more movie popcorn.

For months, my Crazy Cravings kept hounding me while I sought to face and rise above TAG (my phrase for Trauma, Abuse and Anger and Grief) and much more.

“Connie, Eat Me, Eat Me, Eat Me,” those crappy carbs called out to me while I was walloped by painful emotions.

For quite a while, I was mortified since a sugar and carb expert, for goodness sake!  In fact, it took me a full two years to get up the guts to publicly confess to my carb sinning on this blog.

These days, my Carb Relapse and TAG are long-ago history. My sense of humor, quirkiness and joie de vivre have returned.  Lately, the revelations have been pouring in.

Now, as I share in my new video, I realize that My Crazy Cravings Became My Greatest Teachers.  

So I’m back to serving you. Woo Hoo! I’m here to help you first learn about your cravings for junk foods full of sugar, flour, fat or salt.

Then I’m here to help you Crush Your Cravings.

Check out my free video series to discover my fascinating findings about cravings. (Please note that the video is up for only a few more days.)

Make sure to post your comments on the video page. Tell us: Have you ever been waylaid by intense cravings that threw you completely off course and goaded you into self-destructive bingeing?

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Cravings-Crushing Monday Gift

Have you downloaded your free, Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide yet?

For this week’s Cravings-Crushing Monday, I want to make sure you’ve gotten your special gift to help you begin to easily, effortlessly, even playfully Crush Your Cravings for good.

Get help now to rise above your frustrating cravings.

Get ready to avoid temptation in this fast-food oriented, convenience-driven world.

I’m determined to help you Crush Your Cravings right away.

(In fact, for nearly four years, I’ve been studying and creating ways so you can Crush Your Cravings quickly and unobtrusively, using powerful, science-based tools.)

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In this easy-to-read, fun Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide, you’ll discover: (more…)

Join Us on Cravings-Crushing Monday

Get Weekly Help to Crush Your Cravings so You Can Slim Down, Get Energy & Seize Your Power

For many people who blow their diets, Monday is often the day they plan to finally get back on track with their diet.

Monday is when reality hits hard. Over the weekend, many ate chips, candies or other unhealthy, processed foods or drinks.

“I’ll start a diet again on Monday,” many clients have confessed to me.

Monday, and even Sunday night, is often when self-loathing and excessive self-recriminations set in. So let’s put Monday remorse to our advantage.

Join us on what I call Cravings-Crushing Monday.

Monday, after a weekend of blowing your diet, you want to begin to take charge and consider why you were triggered and why those triggers led to overpowering, insidious, can’t-ignore, Crazy Cravings™, as I call them.

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Movie Popcorn Shocker

Eating Popcorn is Like Overdosing on Sugar! A Cravings-Crushing Monday Feature

What’s one of the first things you do upon arriving in a movie theater? When accosted by the tantalizing sights, sounds and smells of movie popcorn, many buy a bucket of the stuff.

Nearly four years ago — while reeling after the death of my mother, her inadvertent abuse of me and my resulting PTSD — I found it tough to pass up on movie popcorn.

Never before has popcorn held such massive, overpowering allure to me. For months after Mom died, I was trapped in a huge movie popcorn-eating cycle. Usually, I didn’t even care (or notice) that the popcorn didn’t taste that great.

I just couldn’t get enough of the fiber-stripped, nutrient-lacking carbs.

Within a few months, my popcorn bingeing, along with other “carb sinning,” made me gain 21 unwanted pounds, as well as often feel anxious, confused, sluggish, depressed, and overly emotional.

Sure, I wasn’t eating sugar, but of course, I was lying to myself. Worse still, I was in major sugar denial. After all, Popcorn = Fast Carbs = Sugar. 

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Do You Get Crazy Cravings Too?

Get Help on Cravings-Crushing Monday

You know how absolutely awful it feels to be in the stranglehold of an overpowering craving to eat—or, rather scarf— a certain bad-for-you nonfood?

Do you often feel like a hamster trapped on a spinning wheel—and against your will, you’re driven this urgent, burning, panicky need to shovel that edible junk food into your mouth now?

And do you find that you can’t stop thinking or fantasizing about your favorite donut, popcorn or [other trigger food]?

Even worse, do those junk foods keep calling out to you? (Or at least, that’s what it feels like.)

Do the enticing-looking, savory-smelling goodies seem to beckon you, pleading “E-a-t me, e-a-t me?”

Throw stress into the mix, and you have a disastrous recipe for bingeing on unhealthy foods loaded with sugar, fat or salt.

Then, add your time of month or time of life, grief, challenges with your honey or mother, work woes or other compelling reasons, and danger is on the way.

In short, do you get “possessed”—or so it feels—by what I call Crazy Cravings™?

There’s no need for you to suffer anymore. I’m here to bring you help every week. Welcome to Cravings-Crushing Monday…

Crazy Cravings are the SINGLE Biggest Hurdle to Health & Weight-Loss Success

Why am I doing Cravings-Crushing Mondays?

Four years ago, when I was walloped by my own Crazy Cravings four years ago (after a particularly traumatic time), it hit me hard.

Crazy Cravings are the single biggest hurdle to weight-loss success.

Just ask anyone seeking to shed excess pounds and she or he will unleash a torrent of complaints about overpowering, can’t-ignore, cravings for fiber-stripped, sugary, fatty or salty snacks and “treats.”

Typically, the whine goes like this:

“I always promise myself to go on a diet, eating only healthy, slimming foods.

“I start out with a bang. I’ll be ‘good’ for a day, a week or even several months.

“Then, suddenly one day—usually when I pass a donut shop, fast-food joint or candy store and I’m dealing with stress, frustration or that time of month—one sight of the goodies in the shop window and a whiff of the sweet aroma sends me dashing inside.

“I then become `possessed’ by an urgent need for a sweet roll or [fill in the name of your biggest trigger food]. I feel that it’s calling out to me!

“Pretty soon, I’ll zone out, mindlessly polish off one, two, three or more of [put in your trigger food], and I just can’t stop. Within days, weeks or months, I’ve gained five, 20, 40 pounds.

“It’s awful. I feel so out of control. I hate being a slave to my Crazy Cravings!”

Darn—or, if you like it, add your preferred expletive here—those Crazy Cravings can derail the most well-intentioned of us.

When our sudden, unpredictable Crazy Cravings take hold of us, our best-planned diet intentions can quickly slide down a gutter as if they were misbehaving bowling balls.

But you don’t have to be at the mercy of your Crazy Cravings…

It’s time to take charge, and I’ll be here all year on Cravings-Crushing Mondays to give you fast, convenient information and tools to whip out at a moment’s notice in our fast, convenience-driven world.

What are Cravings-Crushing Mondays?

Since many people blow their diets over the weekend and plan to get back to healthy eating the first day of the week, I’m presenting Cravings Crushing Mondays.

Every week in 2016, you’ll get fast, convenient, science-backed tips, tools and pointers so you can easily eat clean despite our fast, convenience-driven culture.

Watch Out for Hidden Sugars on Your Holiday

Cravings-Crushing Monday (In Advance) Because of the Long July 4 Weekend

Independence Day in the United States is, of course, in the height of the picnic season. That means you’ll be offered and partake of a veritable feast of sugar-laden snacks and main courses — whether you know it or not.

If you suffer from sugar cravings — or even if you don’t — this holiday can be tricky, especially if you aren’t armed with the right information.

You don’t need to be a nutritionist to know that it’s best to avoid sugar-sweetened cookies, brownies or cake cake—no matter how patriotically you decorate them.

But the Sneakiest Sugars in Disguise often grace your picnic tables.

And you wonder why you get Crazy Cravings after your ostensibly healthy meal?

Here’s a list of some popular picnic favorites and better options, which will help you to get through the day (or any sugar-laden holiday) feeling good.

Remember, the American Heart Association recommends that you limit your daily intake of added sugars to no more than 6 teaspoons if you’re a woman, or 9 teaspoons if you’re a man. And, as I’ve shared, I always advise eating less.

So here are a few tips to avoid big picnic offenders, many of which aren’t even sweet. (more…)