Is Sitting Killing You?

Will You Move More and Sit Less With Me?

Do you, like millions, sit for hours and hours?

Up until yesterday, I was one of those, who sat far too much.

You see, I’m writing this blog post while swaying my hips, doing squats, balancing on one foot after another, and/or dancing to cool music in front of my new awesome Standing Desk in my new place.

Bye-bye, back pain!

Hello, happier, healthier, slimmer body.

No more sitting for hours on end while in the flow and writing books, talks and blog posts.

You see, for all my intentions to be a healthy, active example, I’ve been naughty for years.

All that sitting has injured my back twice — we’re talking major pain — while I’ve been on deadline for my books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock.

Are you like I was up until recently?

If you sit a lot for work, as most do, you need to learn about the deadly consequences.

Sitting can shorten your life — even if you exercise.

Yes, a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that there’s a direct relationship between time people spent sitting and their risk of early mortality, according to the researchers, who studied nearly 8,000 adults.

In short, the researchers found that as your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death.

Or, to put it more bluntly, the longer you sit, the sooner you die.

The scientists concluded:  “Both the total volume of sedentary time and its accrual in prolonged, uninterrupted bouts are associated with all-cause mortality, suggesting that physical activity guidelines should target reducing and interrupting sedentary time to reduce risk for death.”

So will you join me? Let’s sit less and move more together.

Spread the word! Join the Sit Less, Move More Movement.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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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