8 Reasons to Celebrate When You Reach Sugar Independence

Just Think: You Can Be Free of Your Cravings for Processed Sweets & Carbs

While we celebrate Independence Day weekend in the United States, I invite you to think about how glorious it will feel to Celebrate Sugar Independence.

Even if you now feel trapped, discouraged and overwhelmed by your sugar addiction, imagine that you’ve actually broken free of over-attachment to sugar. Here are 8 Reasons to Celebrate Your Sugar Independence.

1) When you’ve kicked sugar and processed carbs, you’ll enjoy a delicious feeling of freedom.

You know how your sugar and carb addiction makes you feel trapped, burdened and weighed down (emotionally and literally, of course)?

Well, the reverse can be true. When you no longer have a sugar or carb addiction dogging you, you’ll feel the most amazing feeling of freedom.

2 ) When you turn your back on sugar and achieve Sugar Independence, you’ll Enjoy a Sweeter Life Naturally.

Admittedly, the taste of sweet snacks and desserts may entice you, but only momentarily. That sugar “rush” will vanish pretty quickly, and you’ll feel wiped out, discouraged and disappointed in yourself.

But when you Let Your Sugar Addiction go, Life is Sweeter Naturally, as I like to say.

3) When you shed sugar, you’ll easily shed weight, too. Maybe you’ll even turn heads soon.
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Time for You to Be a Cravings Ninja

Let me Show You How to Easily, Quickly Crush Your Cravings

Are you like a trapped hamster, who endlessly spins on a wheel while stuffing your face with licorice, ice cream and chips? Worse still, are you rushing towards depression, cancer and diabetes.

But what’s keeping you trapped? Cravings.

After years of research, I’ve come to the inevitable conclusion that you keep bingeing on dangerous, processed junk foods because you can’t escape your cravings.

To help you, a little over a year ago, I began a weekly series, Cravings-Crushing Monday, to bring you fast, subtle, powerful tools to help you Crush Your Cravings.

As your Cravings Ninja™, I’m here to show you how to achieve Sweet Victory over your powerful cravings for junk foods full of sugar, carbs, fat and salt so you can easily, quickly  ignore temptation, shed pounds, and step into your willpower.

So why am I talking about your need to become a “Cravings Ninja”?

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8 Favorite Sugar-Free Protein Powders

Crush Cravings & Avoid Agave, Sweeteners, Honey, Gluten or Dairy

Ever since I began eating cleanly more than a decade ago (no sugar, no agave, no honey, no barley malt and no other sweeteners, plus, no dairy and no gluten), I’ve been hunting for high-quality, nutrient-rich, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free protein powders to use in my nutrient-rich Cacao-Cado-Chia-Berry Protein Shake every morning.

Sugar-Free Protein Powders

 

But this week, in particular, I’m actually surviving and thriving on Power Shakes alone, because I’m recovering from painful dental surgery, can’t eat solid foods for a week, and need ample protein to quickly heal my sore mouth.

So protein powders are on my mind, and I’m so grateful that in recent years, I’ve found plenty of sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free protein powders. Here are my current 8 Favorite Sugar-Free Protein Powders, which can help you get valuable nutrients that you might otherwise not get.

Frankly, it weren’t for my morning shakes, especially this week — when I can’t have any solid food due to dental surgery — I’d be starving or fainting. So here are the protein powders I like best. Please note that I recommend the unflavored ones so you won’t get any sugar, agave, honey or other sweeteners. Since I like all of these options, I’ve put them in alphabetical order. (more…)

Blogging for 15 Years!

Helping You Crush Your Cravings, Quit Sugar and Get Good Health

Wow, it’s my blogiversary. For 15 years now — ever since 2005, two years before publication of my first book, Sugar Shock — I’ve been dedicated to educating and entertaining readers of my blog with eye-opening, helpful tips, insights and info.

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Join me in a trip down memory lane. Here’s the very first Sugar Shock blog post in early June 2005.

Over the years, I’ve written about a wide variety of health topics, including sugar addiction, health trends and tidbits and more recently (as in the past two years) about cravings. In fact, every week I post tips, information or insights to Crush Your Cravings or motivate you. (That’s why I call them either Cravings-Crushing Monday or Your Motivating Monday.

Here are some of my Craving-Crushing Monday posts:

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Feel Anxious & Sleepless? Crave Carbs?

Meet the Amazing GABA -- Guest Post, Thanks to Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert & Certified Nutritionist

Note from Connie: Do you feel anxious, overwhelmed or stressed out? Would you like help to calm down, sleep better, and Crush Your Cravings?  

What if if you could quiet your mind, easily relax, cut out insomnia and calm your cravings without taking drugs?

GABA Anti-Anxiety Supplement

You may want to try GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA), a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the brain and the nervous system.  Recently, I rediscovered GABA, thanks to a nutritionist, who’s helping me with my anxiety over health and housing challenges.

Today’s guest blog post is excerpted from two informative posts (here and here) by Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist.

First, I’m quoting from Trudy’s post. GABA, the calming amino acid: expert opinions:

‘GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) is one of my top nutrient recommendations for clients with physical tension, anxiety, overwhelm and panic attacks. I’m often asked if it really works and is it even worth taking so here is some feedback from practitioners from the Anxiety Summit, all of whom I consider experts on the topic.’

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Is Your Cell Phone Making You Fat & Ruining Your Sleep?

The Problems with Blue Light & 9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Sleep - Your Motivating Monday

Do you use your cell phone, tablet or laptop after sundown? If so, you’re in good company, because 9 out of 10 of us use some type of electronic device at least an hour before bed.  But if  being so wired can ruin your sleep,  alter your metabolism  and make you gain weight. (Read on, because this photo with Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Swanwick shows you an easy way to stay wired at night but sleep better.)

So here’s our 21st century problem: Your favorite electronic gizmos before bedtime emit light of a blue wavelength, which trick your brain into thinking that it’s daytime. Not only that, but poor sleep is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression.

But, let’s face it, most of us probably won’t change our unhealthy tech habits once the sun sets.  For my part, my bad habit (or babit™, as I call it)—which, I’ve almost broken—is that I write blog posts or books into the wee hours.

What about you? Do you, too, have any of these popular 21st-century bad electronic habits?

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Get Your Free Crush Your Cravings Gift

Cravings-Crushing Gift: 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings for You, Your Loved Ones & Online Friends

Since just about wherever you go this holiday season, you’ll be tempted by sugary, salty, fatty junk foods, I have a special gift for you, which will help you begin to easily, effortlessly, even playfully Crush Your Cravings for good.
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This Quick-Start-Guide — which I updated recently to add one more tip and to make it faster and easier for you to download — will help you rise above your frustrating cravings, beginning immediately.

So you can start to Crush Your Cravings this holiday season.

Bear in mind that if you do not Crush Your Cravings for sugar, carbs, fat or salt, you’ll probably pig out, gain weight and feel powerless.

So learn three easy, powerful, proven ways to Crush Your Cravings.

Over the holidays, you can use these super-simple, fast-acting, science-based techniques quickly and even secretly, while you’re out and about in our temptation-filled, convenience-driven world.

In your free Quick-Start Guide, you’ll discover:

  • How “Fast-and-Convenient” is both your Enemy and Your Ally.
  • What percentage of us get cravings and why. (You’ll be shocked by my findings.)
  • The Handy Cravings-Crushing Trick™. (Use this in movie theaters. It works brilliantly!)
  • The Turn-On-Your Willpower Tactic™. (Ideal for when you’re tempted on the go.)
  • How to Surf the Urge, Step Aside & Thank Your Cravings. (Yes, you can thank your cravings for waking you up.)
  • How to get weekly, Cravings-Crushing help so you can ignore those unhealthy, sugary, fatty, salty sort-of foods.

Why do I know so much about cravings? Well, for four years this month, I’ve delved deeply into this subject. It all began after the death of my mother when I was pounced on by Crazy Cravings, gained 21 pounds and lost my willpower for a few months.

But now that I’m the Master of my Cravings — actually, I only get good cravings now — I’m determined to help you Crush Your Cravings, no matter where you are, who you’re with and what junk foods entice you.

Ready to rock now?

Sign up now to get your free, Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide.

Just click the link here to get your 30-page, fun, fascinating, science-based Quick-Start Guide, which gives you 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings.

Let my Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide whisk you away from temptation for junk non-foods and and into the glorious, delicious, liberating world of self-control.

Download your free, Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide  now.

Join the Cravings-Crushing Conversation.

Talk to us now. What are your favorite tips?

The Power of Food Advertising

Are Your Junk Food Decisions Your Own? For Crush-Cravings Monday

Let’s face it. During the holiday season, in particular, it can be especially tough to pass up on fatty, salty, sugary temptations, which will pack on pounds, make your clothes too tight, and lead you to believe that you have no will power.

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The first step to step into your strength is to realize that advertising influences our eating behaviors and may trigger our cravings for certain junk foods.

Try to remember the last time ads subtly recommended that you eat some junk foods.

  • Were you reclining on your couch or bed, watching your favorite television show(s) and then up popped ads for rich, enticing, super-savory chocolate treats?
  • Or while at the movie theater, did you see ads subtly recommending that you drink soda or eat popcorn?

Did you feel out of control later?

  • Did you feel driven to get some chocolate, popcorn or soda?
  • Were you make your own choices or did the ads dictate your behavior?

That’s the power of food cues in advertising.

But you can Take Back Your Food Power, even during the holiday season when advertising for unhealthy food substances is in full force.

Later, I’ll share Easy Ways to Take Back Your Power, but for now, you need to know that science shows the power of advertising.

Indeed, recent reviews of the scientific evidence on advertising and eating behavior reveal a definitive link.

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Did You Overeat Recently? Shower Yourself with Compassion

Pigged Out on Thanksgiving or Recently? Easy Cravings-Crushing Monday Tip

So did you overeat and go back for seconds or thirds on Thanksgiving or at a recent holiday party? You’re in good company. Millions of you have already caved into your cravings for sugary, salty, fatty junk-food treats.

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Today, for Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m here with one easy way to let yourself off the hook.

Let’s say you pigged out last week at Thanksgiving.

Or you overate in the days that followed.

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, you feel yourself sliding down a slippery slope.

You may feel like a runaway train.

You’re now finding it hard to say “No thank you” to many sugary, fatty, salty temptations.

How do you stop your downward spiral?

Just Shower Yourself with Compassion.

This powerful tactic can rescue you no matter how much you’ve pigged out.

As I shared here, self-compassion can even help you lose weight.

Considerable research reveals the remarkable healing power of self-compassion.

And if you’ve blown your diet recently, self-compassion is exactly what you need.

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Crush Your Cravings over the Holidays

It's Super-Simple to Take Charge of What You Put in Your Mouth

Every holiday season, people cave into their cravings for the worst kinds of foods.

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Many Crazy Cravings — as I call them — come on full strong when people just look at temptations.

It’s inevitable.

You’ll see candy canes, pumpkin pie, gingerbread houses, candied yams and other sweet or carb-filled temptations.

And, like clockwork, inevitably, people around the world eat. .

So for this week’s Cravings-Crushing post, I want to make it easy for you to begin to easily, effortlessly, even playfully rise above your temptation-triggered cravings this holiday season.

Get ready to avoid the bevy of temptations over the holiday season in our junk-foods-driven world.

Let me help you Crush Your Cravings right away.

Bear in mind that this holiday season, you don’t need to eat robotically.

You can quickly, easily Crush Your Cravings that were triggered when you saw junk foods.

All you have to do is unobtrusively use simple, but powerful, science-based tools.)

Ready to rock now?

Just sign up now to get your two super-simple tactics right away.

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

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