Delay, Distract & Detach to Crush Your Cravings

Easy Ways to Take Charge -- Cravings-Crushing Monday:

What can you do when your cravings are making you want to gobble an entire package of cookies or crackers?”

“Delay, Distract & Detach to Crush Your Cravings.” – Connie Bennett, The Cravings Ninja

One of the most simple, but powerful strategies to prevent yourself from overeating, gaining weight and then regretting what you’ve done is to Delay, Distract and Detach.

Almost anyone (even your kids, under your guidance) can master this process. And always, an hour or two later and the next morning, you’ll feel so relieved that you didn’t cave into your cravings!

I first learned the magic of Delaying, Distracting and Detaching in 1998 when I kicked sweets and simple carbs on doctor’s orders. I used this remarkable technique again in 2012 when I got Crazy Cravings after the death of my mother. And to this day, I love this powerful process, because it’s so super-simple, effortless and darn effective.

Now discover 7 ways this Delay, Distract, Detach Strategy can become your remarkable ally to pull the plug on your cravings.

  1. When that bag of cookies or chips calls out to you, first delay and distract for 5 minutes, then 10 minutes. Soon, you’ll be able to detach from your craving and realize that you really don’t want to stuff your face with cookies or chips; you’d much rather lose weight.
  2. This easy technique allows you to temporarily ignore and then focus on what you’re really craving. Ask yourself: “Am I just thirsty? Do I need protein? Did I get enough fat today?”
  3. Think about how doing nothing will make you powerful and in control. While you Delay, Distract and Detach, realize that you’re taking positive, health-promoting action by taking simple inaction.
  4. Talk about a great time to do chores around the house or office! When you Delay and Distract for 5 to 15 minutes, you can Detach while you wash the dishes, hang up clothes in your closet or organize papers on your desk.
  5. When a craving hits, instead of caving in, you can take some vital me time. Go for a brisk or stroll in nature or around the block. Talk to a co-worker or loved one. Or watch a fascinating 18-minute TED Talk. (Make sure no sugary, salty, fatty carb nibbles are on your desk.)
  6. This simple Delay, Distract, Detach Process invites you to get in touch with your true feelings. What the heck is really going on that makes these quickie carbs so tantalizing to you? Are you stressed out, angry, nervous, hormonal or sad?
  7. Remember that this easy simple Delay, Distract, Detach Process will help you take back your power and take pride in yourself within minutes! You’ll be so glad that you put off a short-lived, self-defeating, immediate gratification in favor of a long-term positive outcome. Trust me, it’s really exciting and exhilarating to feel in control of your cravings!

Now learn how to Delay, Distract and Detach.


Are You Moody, Tired or Confused?

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia): The Overlooked Condition -- For Cravings-Crushing Monday

Millions of people are craving sweets and processed carbs and suffering from a blood sugar condition that just doesn’t get enough press.

I’m not talking about pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Rather, if you feel moody, tired, or confused, you may have low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.

The good news is that, unlike diabetes, in most cases, you don’t need insulin or other medication.

What’s so easy about hypoglycemia is that it’s very easy to manage, as I’ve discovered. (My condition is why I quit sugar in the first place.)

So, take a look at the list below to discover if you have any of these symptoms.

Which, if any, of these symptoms of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar do you have?

Sudden fatigue
Irritability & moodiness
Waking up with a “hangover”
Difficulty concentrating
The shakes (when hungry)
Mental confusion (“fog” on the brain)
Crying spells

Crush Your Cravings on the Go™ Gift

Get Your Small, Handy, Quick-Start Guide to Use When You're Tempted On the Go - Cravings-Crushing Monday Gift

You know how almost everywhere you go, temptations lurk in the form of sugary, fatty, salty, creamy junk foods and processed carb snacks?

There’s no need for you to feel frustrated, anxious or frazzled when you’re out and about in the junk foods wasteland.

Click here to get help in the exact moment your craving strikes.

I’m pleased to announce that you can now get a small, portable Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide to rely on when you’re tempted on the go.

In a hurry? Get your Crush Your Cravings On-the-Go Guide now.

Here’s how to use my gift:

  • The next time you venture out into the junk-foods jungle, put this 4 1/4-by-6-inch PDF into your handbag, briefcase or fanny pack.
  • Then whenever you’re at a supermarket, drug store or work cafeteria, you can pick one of three fast tactics to Crush Your Cravings On the Go™.
  • Just take at least 30 seconds — or maybe as long at 3 minutes — to ditch your urges for junk foods.So why did I create this small Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide?

Think about it. Most cravings pounce on you when you’re out and about and on the go, right?

So right then and there, when processed, fattening cookies, chips or crackers beckon, you need to get fast, quick, super-simple support at your fingertips — especially if you can’t reach your best friend, sweetie or cravings buddy.

So let me help you now.

Just click here to download your small Crush Your Cravings On the Go Guide.

FYI, you’ll be sent to a special sign-up page and then you’ll get a link to a portable document (see sample on your left). Then, print out your Crush Your Cravings On the Go Guide to take with you in your bag and to rely on while you’re enticed by junk foods.

Remember, if you haven’t already, you also can get your free larger, 8 1/2-by-11 download here.

Now, when you’re on the go, just bring along your smaller Cravings-Crushing gift.

Again, click here to get your small, handy, portable Crush Your Cravings On-the-Go Guide.

Join the Conversation: Which of the three tips that I share did you like best? Why? 

When Did You Get Addicted to Carbs?

Cravings-Crushing Monday: My French Bread Visual Reminder

When did sweets or carbs first call out to you? Were you but a child or teen when you first felt a strong pull to those processed “treats”?

Apparently, carbs first captivated me when I was but a child.

Indeed, about a year or so ago, while organizing my late Mom’s photos, I found this entertaining photo of me utterly entranced with this huge roll of French bread!

My goodness — the loaf of bread was about a third my size!

Ah, this image brings back memories. While traveling with my family in France, I so fell in love with French bread, more French bread, Camembert cheese and and also Toblerone chocolate .

Join the Conversation: What is your first memory about sugar or carbs? Were you sad or glad when you turned to these “treats”?

Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Find Out About The Invisible Addiction with Dr. Nancy Colier, author of The Power of Off

Usually, I tell you how to Crush Your Cravings for addictive candies, cookies, chips or other sugary, salty, fatty foods. But this Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m going to discuss the invisible addiction that people rarely discuss.

  • You’re one of millions, who check their smartphones 150 times a day.
  • You feel — as do 46 percent of smartphone users — that you just can’t live without your device.
  • You’re addicted to your cell phone.

For those of you who feel hooked to your cell phone, it will transform your life if you “feel the power of saying ‘no’ to that addictive, reptilian self,” explained Dr. Nancy Colier recently, when I interviewed her on my Gab with the Gurus podast.

Millions of us are “twired” — both wired and tired, explained Dr. Colier, a psychotherapist and author of The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World.

So are you a tech addict? You may be one, Dr. Colier told Gab with the Gurus listeners if you: (more…)