Sugar Addicts: Share Your Success Stories from Sadness to Sweetness

Happiness 168321589_14089ed14c Calling former sugar addicts:
Have you kicked sugar and refined carbs?

And are you a reader of SUGAR SHOCK! who was then inspired to remove refined sweets from your life?

Did cutting out sugar enable you to boost your energy, release weight, become more cheerful, have better relationships and get other amazing benefits? If your
sugar addiction is a thing of the past — or is under control — we want
to hear from you!

Share your Sugar-Free Success story with me so I
can share it on this Sugar Shock Blog and other places. Please help me
to encourage, educate and inspire other people.

Wondering what a
Sugar-Free Success Story sounds like? Read motivational Kick-Sugar
Success Stories shared previously on the Sugar Shock Blog.

To be featured as a Kick-Sugar Success Story on this Sugar Shock Blog
and on other places, you should have either cut out or heavily cut back
on your sugar and quickie-carb consumption for at least 3 months and
achieved wonderful results. By sharing your story, you agree that I can
publish all or parts of it on my Sugar Shock Blog, any other websites or
in an upcoming book or books. You agree that I can use your name and
photo and that I will edit your story for accuracy and readability. You
agree that you are contributing this piece to help others and that you
are sharing it without compensation. (Sorry!) To tell your sour-to-sweet
story and to be considered for inclusion in this column, just write to me
with answers to the following questions. Please also send photos —
preferably before-and-after photos.

  • Your Name (full or first name only), City, State & Country (or
    just list state, if you like) & Age (if you choose):
  • Your Previous Weight & Height & Your Present Height:
  • Favorite Hobbies & Activities Now:
  • When did you kick sugar? Have you quit other foods, too? If so,
  • What are the biggest BENEFITS you've received from kicking sugar?
  • What was your rock-bottom moment before you decided you needed to
    change your diet?
  • Just how bad were you feeling? What ailments did you have? Please be
  • Please describe any pivotal moments. For example, you could share
    something that happened in your doctor's office, how you behaved
    towards a loved one (like I confessed in Chapter 1 of my book SUGAR
    ), or what embarrassing event made you decide that it was
    high time to tackle your sugar habit, etc.
  • What made you finally decide to eliminate sugar and refined carbs to
    help with your health issues?
  • Describe the day that you finally decided it was time to break
  • What were the very first 3 things that you did to prepare yourself
    to quit sweets?
  • DS (During Your Sugar Days), what did you used to eat?
  • Tell us how bad you felt. What was your lowest point? What was it
  • What do you think most people don't know about processed carbs that
    they need to know?
  • How did you first learn about the dangers of sugars and refined
  • Did you find a doctor or other health professional (acupuncturist,
    nutritionist, etc.), who understood all about how eating sugar triggers
    drastic blood sugar swings, etc. Tell us about him or her.
  • What were your biggest challenges when kicking sugar and refined
    Please help prepare others for any potential pitfalls ahead.
  • Do you have any favorite websites, blogs, books, organizations or
    support groups that have helped you to lick your habit?
  • What are your best 3 tips and tactics to help other people kick
    sweets and quickie carbs?
  • Please share some final words of wisdom, inspiration, encouragement
    motivation to others who are thinking of cutting out sugar and simple
  • Add your own question and response, if you like:

Please feel free to share this call for Confessions of Sugar Addicts No
More on your blog or website, in your ezine, on your Facebook page or
via Twitter. Please note that Connie Bennett, author of SUGAR SHOCK!,
and the founder of the Sugar Shock Blog (
is compiling this collection. Please let me know if you've shared this
call to action.

If you are not yet a success story but want to me,
learn how to Break Free of
Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks

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Welcome, Listeners to Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s “Health Talk”

Greetings, listeners to Dr. Ronald Hoffman's Health Talk.

Glad to have you visit here. If you have sugar issues or weight problems, please make sure to join the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

As mentioned on the air, if you're among the first two listeners to visit  here, I'll give you copies of my book SUGAR SHOCK!

Just post your comment here to win a bok now.

For those of you who haven't heard me on Health Talk, this radio show is the longest-running M.D.-hosted health show on syndicated radio.

The show is a mixed format of call-ins, guests and features. Listeners can pose their real-life health dilemmas to Dr. Hoffman, who offers the best of both worlds: he is well-versed in both conventional medicine and natural therapies.

He intersperses the show with entertaining segments on medical breakthroughs, health-related stories of the day, critical reviews of medical reports in the media and personal anecdotes from his real-life experiences with patients and as a health-conscious baby-boomer. Listeners call in from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Hoffman prides himself in seldom getting stumped—in the rare instance where an answer is not on the tip of his tongue, he will research it and later weigh in with helpful explanations and suggestions.  

If you missed our interview, you can catch it tomorrow online here.

Again, if you're among the first two listeners to visit here, post your comment here to win a book now.

Dr. Nancy Appleton, Lick the Sugar Habit, Joins Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Monday

Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit, will join The Gab With The Gurus Radio Show on Monday in a special added show as part of the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

So many experts joined the Sugar-Out Challenge on Friday that some gurus couldn't get in on the show or couldn't wait anymore on the phone line.

It's an honor to have Nancy on the show, because she's an anti-sugar pioneer, who's been speaking out against sugar's dangers since the 1970s.

Check out her famous, much-distributed list of 146 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health. This will scare you into taking action!

Join us live at 10 am Eastern on Monday, Jan. 19. Or listen later to this special episode of Gab With the Gurus Radio Show.

Other experts who patiently and generously took time out for 15-minute, add-on shows on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge included:

Have you visited the new Gab With the Gurus Blog?

You'll find all kinds of great information over there about upcoming guests on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show and some of their juicy sound bites. Check it out now.

Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge: Congratulations

Congratulations to @sweetrock ( for making it through 24 hours without sugar.

As the first to the finish line, Mary gets a 20-minute complimentary coaching session with me.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge — which Dr. Scott Olson and I are co-coordinating — continues to the end of January.

In fact on Monday, on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, I'll interview Dr. Nancy Appleton, one of my mentors and author of the groundbreaking book, Lick the Sugar Habit.

More info on Monday. I'm wiped out from planning and hosting the 2-hour Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, three follow-up interviews and being up half the night with our TwitAsYouQuit campaign on Twitter, which will be edited shortly.

I need to take some time out for me now. See you soon.

BlogTalkRadio, thank you, for featuring The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

Thank you, and Nikki Starr and Hillary Leewong, for telling the 2.6 million listeners about the two-hour Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show by featuring it with this specially created artwork. (Readers and listeners, please note that the show is now being edited. Will send revised URL shortly.)

Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge
Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

Learn to kick your sugar habit with an all-star panel including Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., author of Lick the Sugar Habit, Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History and Dr. Scott Olson, author of Sugarettes.