Mommy and health bloggers, wellness experts, authors, health coaches (who, like me, are graduates of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition), low-carb advocates, Paleo gurus, and former sugar addicts, as well as stay-at-home moms, business executives, struggling sugar addicts and others interested in health and wellness,
Please help me to help millions of sugar adddicts or carb addicts around the world.
On Tuesday, June 5, you’re cordially invited to join the launch of my second book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which was recently released in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
If you’ve never participated in a book launch before, let me explain how it works. Trust me, it’s really easy, personally rewarding, and even potentially lucrative (later on) to join us!
So, on Tuesday, June 5, you’re invited to send out a beautiful email prepared by my wonderful publisher, Hay House, to your entire mailing list.
Now, if you don’t have a mailing list, don’t worry. You can still join us. Just think about it: Everyone is either a sugar or carb addict herself or himself or knows one, right? (Just look at the people around you mindlessly polishing off those quickie carbs .)
For those of you with no mailing list, simply dash off this snazzy email to 50 to 100 or more of your colleagues, friends, neighbors, relatives — whether they’re hooked on sugar or not. Then, send to people who help you such as your chiropractor, fitness trainer, hairdresser, or physician — even if they don’t “get it” yet. Just ask them for their email adress.)
Join our massive grass-roots effort to reach people who need help to gain control over their sugar or carb addiction and Get a Life that Rocks™, as I like to put it.
Why Millions Need Our Help: Sugar Is Toxic & It Can Kill You Before Your Time
Why do millions need our help? And why can Beyond Sugar Shockcome to the rescue? Because the average person in the U.S. — perhaps you? — consumes at least 170 pounds of sugar and other sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose, etc. per year. Insider figures cite far higher figures — 228 pounds per person per year! (In Great Britain and other civilized countries, sugar consumption rates are high, too.)
In addition, the typical U.S. resident — you again? — unthinkingly takes in nearly 200 pounds per year of sugar’s culpable cousins — refined white-flour products such as white bread, white-flour pasta, white bread, mashed potatoes, and white rice. All these processed foods — what I call quickie carbs or much-like sugar carbs — also are speedily metabolized in our bodies.
All those sweets and refined carbs put you into Sugar Shock often. That means these quickie trigger elevated blood sugar levels, repeatedly over-stimulate insulin release, cause excessive inflammation, and pave the way for nearly 150 devastating, mostly preventable diseases or conditions, including obesity (of course), but also heart disease, blood sugar disorders (from hypoglycemia to type 2 diabetes), cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
To put it bluntly, if you put yourself into Sugar Shock on a regular basis — as most people in civilized countries do — you can get fat and sick, and die well before your time.
Will You Join Us to Help Save People’s Health, Moods, Inner Peace, Relationships & More?
So will you join our worldwide effort to help millions of people worldwide to shed pounds, become more energetic, reverse or halt type 2 diabetes, prevent heart disease or cancer, and even boost their libido? Yes, quitting or cutting back on sugar and refined carbs can do all of that — and much more, as you can learn in Beyond Sugar Shock.
How Will this Book Help Sugar or Carb Addicts? And How Did it Come About?
You’re probably wondering why I think this book is special. Well, in Beyond Sugar Shock, I present a six-week Mind-Body-Spirit program, that gently, compassionately takes sugar or carb addicts on a fun, empowering adventure so they can easily, joyously release their dangerous, potentially deadly habit.
Back in 1998, when I quit sugar on doctor’s orders, I didn’t know how to go about doing it. So while kicking sugar, I began to create simple techniques to help me easily let go of my over-attraction to those tempting sweets. In Beyond Sugar Shock, I share these easy tools.
Then in 2002, four years after quitting sugar, I began in earnest to coach people to achieve that exhilarating state I now call Sugar Freedom. At the same time, I interviewed hundreds of experts to learn about sugar’s dangers and to discover new cool tools, which I also share in Beyond Sugar Shock. (In between, my first book, Sugar Shock, also was published, and much to my joy, it was even praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz. Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra was the medical consultant, and Dr. Nicholas Perricone wrote the foreword.)
Beyond Sugar Shock — which has been endorsed by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, John Assaraf and many others — gives sugar and carb addicts what they need and seek. (That’s my intention, at least!
In fact, this book is what I would have loved to have in 1998, when my physician insisted that quitting sugar would make all 44 of my awful ailments disappear. (He was right!)
Attention, Bloggers: Another way to join our Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch is to blog about this book or to post a review. We’re also offering you two books — one for you and one to give away as a prize. For details on the Blogger Book Launch, please contact me, and I’ll send you details.
By the way, you may be wondering why I’m holding a grassroots effort. Suffice it to say that in these times of social media, as an author, you have an amazing opportunity to directly reach many of the people you serve, which is very exciting.
Also, did you know that launching a book is a huge endeavor, and if your budget is limited, you need to use some innovative ways to get the word out? That’s why I am so very grateful in advance for your help so that I can help sugar addicts worldwide.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining us!
At this one-of-a-kind event, you'll have a chance to meet several of us authors in the business and non-fiction fields, including bestselling author Marci Shimoff and yours truly.
Of course, I'm inviting you to come out and support my new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which will be officially released two days later.
Here's how the Betseller Book Launch Party works. You can attend for free, but what you'll do is purchase two books on Amazon that day (see details below).
Then, you'll be able to share our (the authors') excitement and join in the celebration as our books blast to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller charts right there at the party. Isn't this an innovative idea for a party?
Special thanks to Alicia Dunams, a self-publishing expert and creator of the Bestseller in A Weekend business program. This Bestseller Book Launch Party is her brainchild.
Please note that this Bestseller Book Launch Party is not a book signing — but I'll be glad to sign books — as many as you buy.
Remember, you'll be an integral part of our success by purchasing two of the featured authors' books on Amazon.com on May 30, 2012, anytime between 12:01 am – 11:59 pm.
Again, I'm inviting you to get my book, Beyond Sugar Shock, during that time. (If you're not in San Francisco, I urge you to wait until June 5 to buy my book, because that's when we're holding the official book launch.)
To receive complimentary admission to the Bestseller Book Party:
1) You must show proof that you purchased 2 of the featured authors' books on May 30, 2012 when you arrive at the registration table. A print-out of an Amazon.com receipt will suffice. Or…
2) Purchase 2 of the featured authors' books (think: my book, please!) at the event between 6 and 9pm. I'll be there with my new laptop, so you can buy them with me watching, if you like. (I'll be happy to post for a photo, if you like too.) You must show proof of purchase before you leave the party.
To join the other authors and me at the Bestseller Book Launch Party fun on Wed., May 30 in San Francisco, sign up here.
Special thanks to USA Today for the Best-Selling Books image. Hope it was okay to use! If not, let me know and I'll promptly take it down!
The fact that cupcakes are on the cover of my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock— officially out June 1 but available for pre-order now through Amazon and my publisher Hay House — has triggered some fascinating and even strong reactions. Quite surprising to me!
Natalie’s reaction and clever cover-them-up response got my wheels turning.
So last night, I sent an email to people on my mailing list to invite them to share their opinions about the cupcakes on the cover.
Did we make a cupcakes no-no, or is the cover a good one?
After all, I want to help people, not entice them!
So here are some of many replies I received about the cupcakes on the cover of Beyond Sugar Shock.
“I do not like the cover! I am sorely tempted by such things, visually speaking! It’s just like today’s women’s magazines, with a picture of chocolate cake on the front with the constant headlines that feature the latest diet underneath. Cruel. I really do not like the cupcake cover. I do love cupcakes though : )The cover needs to be changed or I will never recover this addiction and I need all the help I can get. I mean, a book on how to give up pornography with half naked women on the cover makes no sense either, eh? : )”
What intriguing comments. I never even looked at it that way!
Next, Bonnie had some brilliant observations:
“I think the cover is fine. But I guess I can say that because cupcakes aren’t my weakness, cookies are!! Homemade cookies!
“I have a couple ideas: One is to make a jacket that has something covering the cupcakes, and when you are ready, you can take the jacket off the book to reveal the original picture with cupcakes.
“The other one is the cupcakes would have things like insulin needles, bottles of medication etc. sticking out of it. Maybe one could have legs and be standing on a scale. One could be holding doctor’s bills!”
Oh how funny, Bonnie! We’ll see what my publisher, Hay House, says about your innovative ideas for future covers (once they sell out the initial books).
Meanwhile, Karen weighed in:
“Connie – I think cupcakes are a brilliant idea – I walk around NYC these days and see seemingly normal looking people strolling down the street eating giant cupcakes. I see cupcake bakeries on every corner, and cupcake TV shows on several cable channels. Good luck with the book!”
“I find the cupcakes on the cover offensive and sense that it is a marketing ploy to get people to notice the book. I feel it is manipulative. The title on the book is enough to take notice but the cupcakes make me feel that my problem is being taken lightly.”
Please, Linda, you know that I take your problem very seriously. Remember, I used to suffer myself from a very serious sugar addiction. (In fact, you can read my sour story in Beyond Sugar Shock.) You also may want to know that I’ve been dedicated to helping people break free of their sugar addiction since 2002, and I quit four years before that.)
Frances, a nutritionist, offered a more measured perspective:
“Connie, Congratulations on your upcoming book!! As for the cupcakes, I haven’t actually seen the cover………however seeing those moist delicious sugar bites is hard to refuse. When I read the Wheat Belly book, they had gorgeous bagels on the front that I could smell –they looked sooo good.
“I am a Nutritionist and all my clients are sugar addicts. Seeing the pictures of our favorite foods is hard, but hey, perhaps it will help us as we see the real thing out and about in our day to day living. Thanks for all you do to make this world a better place! Blessings to you!”
“WHY [did you do this]? Sabotaging decision that probably has roots in marketing. Not funny if you’re addicted to sugar. Would you put a booze bottle on the front a text for Alcoholics Anonymous? It is a concern that we even have to have this discussion. You and the publisher could apologize and put an appropriate image in its place.”
“Yeah, it would have been much better to make a photo of a generic young women / man in fitness gear to showcase the 6 week aspect! 😉 i think the cupcakes are bit too simple, suggesting its a cooking book or something similar, missing the ‘move beyond’ aspect but otherwise it is just a book cover – who ever is ‘offended’ by that needs to get a life. :)”
And then Mary wrote:
“Hello Connie, I honestly would have used something other than cupcakes for the cover…but, your intent will perhaps launch a whole new wave of Sugar Consciousness…because of the cupcakes! Onward and good luck! Mary”
Just know that my goal and intention is to give you and millions like you tools so that you can easily achieve a state of what I call “Sugar Freedom.” You can and will rise above feeling a prisoner to your habit, I believe, if you buy Beyond Sugar Shock, no matter what cover it has.
Please join our discussion. What do you think about the cupcakes on the cover? I’m eager to learn your opinion.
By the way, if you have a sugar addiction, I’m here for you. And please know that I’ve put years — more than a decade — into bringing you Beyond Sugar Shock. So, please don’t judge my book by its cupcakes cover!
Eager to get help personally from me? Join my Sugar Freedom Now Course, which you can attend either live or via pre-recorded programs.
Buzz is now quickly building for my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock, thanks to 43 (so far) acclaimed thought leaders and distinguished health leaders, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, Brian Tracy, Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Christiane Northrup.
I’m so honored, grateful, and humbled that so many amazing wellness experts, empowerment gurus, and even fellow sugar-educators have come on board to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock, which I wrote to help you sugar addicts and carb addicts easily and effortlessly let go of your sugar and carb addiction.
In this Hay House book — which is officially published June 1 but you can order now on Amazon and get your copy within days — I gently take you by the hand and bring you along on a fun, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure so you can easily release your sugar addiction using a variety of simple, but powerful tools and tips.
By book’s end, you’ll be leading — that’s my goal — a life that’s sweeterlicious (the word I coined to convey sweeter, delicious, scrumptious, luscious, and sensuous).
Beyond Sugar Shock has a foreword from one of my mentors, Joshua Rosenthal, the pioneering founder and director of the remarkable Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world. (I attended IIN in 2005-2006 and am now a certified health coach.)
“I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my own well being. We have unknowingly and unwittingly become a nation of addicts, and here in this book you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. Follow the easy-to-apply guidelines, and then you will be able to look in the mirror and say, `I AM finally living a healthy life.’ There is no greater feeling and it is your birthright. You were not designed to walk around in shock. A much needed book. —Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, internationally renowned author and speaker and bestselling author of more than 30 books
“If you are ready to love yourself and your body, abandon the wounds of your past, and free yourself from unhealthy addictions, then read Beyond Sugar Shock. Then, combine the information it contains with your new-found inspiration.” –Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing
“We are born loving sugar for its sweetness and its ability to help us store up fat for lean times. Times are no longer lean for most and too much sugar is ruining our health and our lives. Beyond Sugar Shock gives you everything you need to bring more sweetness and health into your life….. without the risk of sugar!” — Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers:Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause (Photo above)
“Sugar is NOT good for your brain. It increases erratic brain cell firing, promotes inflammation and is clearly addictive. Beyond Sugar Shock can help you get sugar out of your life and replace it with health and vitality. It is a powerful program full of easy tips and tactics.” –Daniel G. Amen, M.D., bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
“This enjoyable book shows you how to change your diet, reduce your sugar intake, lose weight and enjoy greater energy than ever before.” –Brian Tracy, motivational speaker and author, Earn What You’re Really Worth
“If you have any trouble at all losing weight and keeping it off or feel like you may be aging too fast, then you absolutely must read Beyond Sugar Shock by Connie Bennett. Everyone must seek out this life-saving information before it’s too late.” — Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., President/Medical Director, Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
“Quitting sugar is no easy feat, but Connie Bennett’s life-changing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, makes it simple, fun, and do-able. I’ll be recommending this book to my clients.” – JJ Virgin, Ph.D., Celebrity Fitness Nutrition & Fitness Expert, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy co-star of the TLC reality series, “Freaky Eaters”
“If you’re a sugar addict like most people, you need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. This compassionate, comforting, uplifting book will change your life.” —Kathy Smith, International Fitness Expert
“Sweet! Connie Bennett has done it again. Only this time she offers a step-by-step guide that includes the best tools to detox from all levels of sugar addiction. This informative handbook for the mind, body and spirit includes quizzes, affirmations and “adventureizes.” It’s a simple and fun approach to a more joyous life — just like having Connie by your side.” –Debbie Phillips, Founder, Women on Fire and author Women on Fire: 20 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!)
When you’re an author, it’s always an honor when your colleagues support your work, which is why it’s heartwarming that fellow sugar experts have endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock, too.
“Connie Bennett’s Sugar Shock! is one of the best books ever written about the toll taken by excess sugar consumption, and Beyond Sugar Shock! is a worthy and logical follow-up. Anyone can use her six-week action plan to break their sugar addiction—and make no mistake, sugar is addictive, not to mention complicit in diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and an long list of other health calamities when consumed to excess. Connie is a true expert in the field, and this latest book of hers represents yet another major contribution. I give it my highest recommendation.” –Jeff O’Connell, Bodybuilding.com Editor-in-Chief, author ofSugar Nation
“Tired of being a sugar junkie? Ready to feel better instead of guilty? Then this book is for you. Connie Bennett, Sugar Freedom Coach extraordinaire, will show you how to ditch your sugar addiction by treating your body, mind and spirit with tenderness, compassion, and even humor!”–Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., integrative physician and author, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!
“Thank you, Connie, for continuing your important mission to WAKE America up to our S.A.D. relationship with SUGAR and what to do about it!!!!! Your new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, answers a huge hunger millions have for an easy way out of their horrible addiction. You’re changing people’s lives with your powerful, amazing books!–Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage,” health and pioneer; sugar addiction expert; author of Energy Up, and founder of the Energy Up Voltage-Approved (EUVA) inner city health and wellness program, which is spearheading the first Sugar Free public school in New York City
“Connie has written another engaging book that makes the reader a participant in a fun ride to better health. Beyond Sugar Shock offers an engaging, interactive, approach to quitting sugar and losing weight in which the reader not only becomes an active participant but becomes the conductor to gain control of his or her own health. Bravo, Connie!” –Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Tomas Berl Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado, Denver, and author, The Sugar Fix: The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick
“As Connie shows, just cutting out sugar and processed carbs is the fast track to weight loss and vastly improved health. If that seems challenging, or even impossible, think again. This book will show you that even though sugar drugs and addicts us, anyone with the right tools can break out of Sugar Bondage forever. A respected pioneer in this field, Connie packages her considerable experience and knowledge with her always-spunky writing style in a motivating, readable, invaluable book.” –Jill Escher, author, Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss, and founder, www.EndSugarAddiction.com
“Beyond Sugar Shock fearlessly tackles the nation’s Number One health crisis – the diabesity epidemic. Connie Bennett offers real life solutions, recipes, take-action programs and spot on science to help break the sugar addiction that is fueling our nation’s health epidemic. In the right hands, this book could change the course of America’s health with Connie Bennett’s unique 6-week plan for a slimmer, sexier and sweeter YOU!” –Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S. author of The Fat Flush Plan and Fat Flush for Life
“Break free! This refreshing and enlightening book shows how to release sugar addiction easily. It can save your life. Read it!” –Dr. Joe Vitale, author, The Attractor Factor
“Beyond Sugar Shock ambitiously breaks new ground in the field of sugar addiction! Connie shows you how to bravely and easily shift away from negative and harmful thinking to positive and productive thinking to help get you healthier and happier. She will show you how to develop hobbies and activities that nurture and nourish you; and use cutting-edge techniques that lift you to a higher plane. You must read this book if you are serious about making a change in your health and lifestyle to finally live the life you want and more importantly, deserve!” —John Assaraf, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Answer and Having It All and featured in the featured in the Blockbuster Movie, “The Secret”
“As I’ve discovered myself, one of the keys to being happy is eating well, which includes limiting sugar consumption. But as any sugar addict knows, this is a tough habit to kick! In Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett shows you an easy and empowering way to say farewell to those `sweet poisons.’” —Marci Shimoff, NY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason
“If we as a nation are going to stop the obesity crisis, we must overcome our addiction to sugar. We have raised a generation of children, who think sugary cereals, chocolate milk, gummy candies and the like are part of every meal: This must change. We absolutely must overcome our sugar addiction, and Beyond Sugar Shock—with its powerful tips, stories and recipes—can help you. This book is an important tool in the fight against obesity.” —Ann Cooper, “The Renegade Lunch Lady” and author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children
“Wow! Beyond Sugar Shock is a must-read book for millions of overweight and sugar-addicted people worldwide. At the end of this six-week program, you’ll wonder why you ever wanted sweets in the first place, because your life will be so much happier, fuller, and healthier without those nasty insulin-blasting non-foods.“ –Oz Garcia, Ph.D., Celebrity Nutrition Expert, whose clients include Oscar winner Hilary Swank and singer Roberta Flack
“It’s very easy and expected to become hooked on sugar and refined carbs. Just look at what the millions of overweight or obese Americans are eating and you’ll see why they stay that way. But breaking free of sugar’s hold can be incredibly tough. That’s why Connie’s book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is exactly what people need. Get this book and save your waistline, your relationships, your moods, and even your life.” –Brian Alman, Ph.D., Best-selling weight-loss expert and author of The Voice: Overcome Negative Self-Talk and Discover Your Inner Wisdom
As a Hay House author, it’s now my honor to receive endorsements from a number of fellow authors.Indeed, I feel privileged to be in the company of dozens of dynamic, life-changing movers and shakers, including Colette Baron-Reid, Donna Gates, Caroline Sutherland, Dr. Ken Druck, Julie Daniluk, and Lauren Mackler.
“If you’re one of millions who feels trapped by your sugar and carb addiction, you want to get Beyond Sugar Shock from Connie Bennett, a former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach. This book will take you on a fun, exciting, transformative six-week adventure, from which you’ll emerge healthier, sexier, slimmer, and happier. Plus, you’ll finally feel free!” –Colette Baron-Reid, internationally renowned intuitive coach and author of the groundbreaking new book and program Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much and The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life
“’Avoid Sugar!’ That’s a reminder we can’t hear often enough—this substance is so bad for us! So why are you still eating it? Connie Bennett knows exactly how to help you break your habit. She struggled with and conquered the addiction herself. Now, her easy-to-read and solidly convincing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is full of soul-satisfying tools you can implement immediately to nourish your natural, innate desire for a sweeter life. A must read!” – Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet and The Baby Boomer Diet: Body Ecology’s Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation
“Are you hooked on sugar and fed up with your excess weight? If you’re like most people, you’ve been trapped for years and keep failing over and over again. There’s good news for you sugar addicts. Beyond Sugar Shock is the only book you’ll ever need on the subject. Read this book, and you’ll release your addiction at long last—and be able to get a balanced, peaceful, delicious life in the process.” –Lauren Mackler, author of the bestseller, Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life
“Sugar is a DRUG! Sugar feeds cancer cells, robs you of vital energy, and keeps you hooked. If there is one item to leave out of your diet, it’s sugar! Connie Bennett shows you how to do it easily in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock.” –Caroline Sutherland, bestselling author of The Body knows…How to Stay Young
“Beyond Sugar Shockmasterfully shows us how to finally get control our sugar or carb addictions — and go from self-loathing to self-love.” –Ken Druck, Ph.D., pioneer of life coaching and author, The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms With Our Own
“In her book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett gives an excellent step-by-step guild to help break free of one of the world’s most addictive substances…sugar! It is well known that that spiking your blood sugar can wreak havoc with your body and mind. By using Connie’s techniques, you can reduce your mental and physical dependence on refined carbohydrates and heal yourself from their harmful effects. Removing sugar from my own diet made revolutionary changes to my health, and I support Connie in her mission to help people get off the roller coaster of sugar imbalances.” –Julie Daniluk, TV Host and author, Meals that Heal Inflammation
“For many years, Connie Bennett has been on the forefront of warning us of the dangers of what she describes as SUGAR SHOCK! Now she’s taking us ‘beyond’ that on a journey to healthy healing from our sweet obsession with an effective six-week plan devised to help you beat your sugar addiction through a methodical path through your mind, body and spirit. It’s time to make life a lot more ‘sweeterlicious’ than it’s ever been before and to get inspired to make it happen for yourself as well through real-life examples of those who did and lived to tell about it.” – Jimmy Moore, founder, Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blog & Podcast, http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog and author, 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew
“There’s no more time to waste when it comes to empowering ourselves around diet and health. Connie Bennett has taken on perhaps the most powerful nutritional challenge of all – sugar – and has come out victorious. With an approach filled with the right ingredients – good facts, smart suggestions, and topped with a little Vitamin L, Love, Beyond Sugar Shock is a powerful tool for transforming your health, weight, and happiness.” –Marc David, bestselling author of Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet and Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
“Most people want to lose weight, increase their energy, gain muscle, reduce stress or just look and feel healthier. Of course, we all know that we need to eat fresh, organic, unprocessed food—and that means no junk! But, for most people, if you tell them to NOT do something, they want to do the exact opposite. That’s why Beyond Sugar Shock is so needed. Even if you do NOT want to quit sugar or reduce your intake of processed carbs, Connie Bennett will help you make your habit history—and easily, too! Get this book or risk being trapped in a sugar rollercoaster for years to come—or getting diabetes, cancer, and other deadly diseases.” –Mark Sisson, founder of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan
“If you have a sugar addiction, who should you turn to for help? Someone who walks their talk and has been there too! In her book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett—a journalist and former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach, who runs the groundbreaking Sugar Freedom Now program—presents a brilliant, foolproof plan to rescue you even if you’ve been trapped for years.” –Janet Bray Attwood, – Co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test – The Effortless Path To Living Your Life Purpose
“Beyond Sugar Shock is fabulous!!! It’s loaded with secrets to for you to release your sugar addiction and create what Connie calls a Sweeterlicious Life. Follow this program and break free to real happiness and joy!” –Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., author of Love in 90 Days and Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love
“I’m so proud of Connie. When she came to see me in 1998, she had severe hypoglycemia exacerbated by her powerful sugar addiction. Now, 14 years later, she’s not only still sugar-free, but she’s a best-selling author, a renowned Sugar Freedom Coach, and acclaimed speaker. Her eye-opening first book, Sugar Shock, was brilliantly researched and eloquently presented. Now, in her follow-up book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie is giving millions exactly what they need—a simple, do-able plan that’s full of compassion and that bedside manner we doctors aspire to possess. As a physician for more than two decades, I’ve seen firsthand the many ailments and diseases sugar can cause and the incredible difficulties patients face in overcoming their sugar addiction—even though they know their carb addiction can be deadly. All sugar addicts need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. I’ll be recommending it to all my patients. –Keith R. DeOrio, M.D., D. Hom
“Connie Bennett’s Beyond Sugar Shock is a valuable and important addition to the growing literature on sugar addiction.” — Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”(TM) author of Living Low Carb and The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth
“Connie Bennett’s determination to educate people about sugar’s devastating effects are nothing short of impressive! Since learning she had hypoglycemia in 1998, Connie has valiantly forged a campaign to empower millions so they, like her, can successfully triumph over their horrible habit. Now, in her latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie compassionately presents amazing tools that really work! To everyone who has a sugar problem—and that’s almost all of us—you must read this remarkable book!” –Roberta Ruggiero, President/Founder The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. and author, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar
Fellow Graduates of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition:
“Thank you, Connie for writing Beyond Sugar Shock. It’s amazing! I am telling everyone about it! I love how easy to read and yet how informative it is!” –Patricia Moreno, ounder, intenSati, and author of The intenSati Method
“Kicking your sugar addiction is one of the most difficult challenges on the path to healthier eating. Beyond Sugar Shock provides you with a powerful and valuable program to do it once and for all.–Jared Koch, nutritional consultant and founder, Clean Plates, guides (in various cities) to the healthiest, tastiest, and most sustainable restaurants for both vegetarians and carnivores
“Beyond Sugar Shock is a must read for everyone who’s got a sweet tooth that just won’t quit. Connie will show you how to say no with sass, so you can say YES to more life.”–Stacey Morgenstern & Carey Peters, Creators of Holistic MBA
“If you’re addicted to sugar, tired of feeling tired and blue, and just want to end the sugar cravings for good, Connie’s book is for you. With detailed lifestyle and food plans, Beyond Sugar Shock is a new way to improve your health, love your food, and enjoy your life without the pain.” –Alex Jamieson, certified health coach, healthy gourmet chef, and author (The Great American Detox Diet and Vegan Cooking for Dummies. Featured in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me and appeared on “Oprah”
“As a health expert and hypnotherapist, I know how tough it is for people to quit sugar and processed carbs. But Connie Bennett has made the process smooth, simple, and powerful in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock. You must read this book if you’re among the millions who can’t say no to cookies or candies.” –Mark Patrick, author of Wake Up Skinny
“Beyond Sugar Shock spells out the insidious and destructive nature of how sugar addiction robs you of your health. But once you discover that you are addicted you realize that stopping the addiction is not simple. Experts have shown that every effective health change always has better success with a concrete plan and this book does just that.” –Roberta Lee, M.D., Vice Chair , Department of Integrative Medicine, Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center, and author, The SuperStress Solution
“Finally a book that teaches one to let go of sugar addiction by following a personal body, mind and spirit program that gets to the emotional core of sugar addiction, allowing those hooked on sugar to be their own best ally in letting go of a harmful substance.” —Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome!, Addiction Free Naturally, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies and The Sexual Herbal
“People crave sweetness in their lives, but as Connie Bennett wisely points out, you have many more choices than refined sugar. If you’ve substituted sugar for love, you can find out how to get the Real thing by following Connie’s 6-Week Plan.” –Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D., creator of the Completement Now! Online Wellness Program
“Connie Bennett has done it AGAIN! More succinct and 100% empirically valid assistance on how to not be poisoned, by the food and beverage chain. We are grossly over fed in current western dietary intake, we are heavily under nourished. Connie provides straight forward FACTS and SOLUTIONS on how to take back your life and not be harmed by food and beverage companies and (and death profiteers and regulators harming you and your family). I STRONGLY recommend this book for anyone seeking how to make at least 100 years of quality life through good nutrition! —Russ Bianchi, Managing Director & CEO, ADEPT SOLUTIONS, INC., A Global Food, Beverage, Drug, Cosmetic, Flavor, and Functional Nutrition Product Development Corporation
“Beyond Sugar Shock gives us the tools and techniques to deal with our sugar addiction and affliction. Connie empowers us to move beyond our need for sugar, and in the process, she helps us create a life of balance and health. I can’t wait to recommend this book to my patients!” –Jill R. Baron, M.D., P.C.., Integrative Physician and Weight Loss Coach
“Connie’s new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is written from her heart and soul. This amazing wan really walks her talk—and has since 1998! Now, let Connie help you kick sugar to the curb like she has countless others. I will definitely recommend this book to my audience—women and men, who use facial exercise to maintain their youthfulness. Let Connie transport you Beyond Sugar Shock so you can stay healthy and whole on the inside and have healthiness show on your face and body.” –Cynthia Rowland, anti-aging specialist and creator of Facial Magic® and Luscious Lips®
“Beyond Sugar Shock is a not your average healthy-eating book, but it offers a complete life transformation! Unlike other health books that just tell you about the right foods to eat, Connie Bennett helps you get to the root of your eating behaviors and heal the body, mind and spirit for lasting change. The book is informative, fun and easy to follow to make the shifts you need to live healthy and happy ever after.” –Debra Berndt, author of Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner
“WOW!! Connie is so right on target. When you read this book, you’ll become a happy sugar kicker, too. It’s been three years since I gave up sugar, thanks to Connie and her fabulous coaching. I owe my freedom from sugar to her. You, too, will never have to go back to that pain. I recommend this book to all those who want energy, feel good, and reach their full potential.” –Dawn Strickland, D.C., CFT, chiropractor, certified fitness trainer and former coaching client of Connie’s
“At last the long wait for the perfect follow- up to Sugar Shock is here! I have been waiting for Connie to add her wit, wisdom, insight, and research to a subject that is dear to my heart and is in need of up-to-date information, can-do strategies, and direct yet compassionate guidance. Thanks to this book, my patients, clients, and I will be rewarded with a definitive resource on how to win the sugar addiction war once and for all.” –Roberta Mittman, L.Ac., Owner, Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing, Wellness and Weight Loss Mentor
By the way, for my previous book, Sugar Shock, many experts also came on board to praise it. For instance, bestselling author and renowned physician Dr. Mehmet Oz said nice things. At the time, he hadn’t started still hadn’t started the much-loved “Dr. Oz Show.” He said: “Connie’s work spills the beans on the shocking impact of simple carbohydrates on aging and quality of life—a double whammy for humanity.”
Others who endorsed Sugar Shock included:
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder, www.Mercola.com, the # 1 ranked natural health website
Marilu Henner, actress and author of Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover
Film Producer Harvey Weinstein (“Chicago,” “The English Patient,” “Life is Beautiful,” etc.
Human relations expert and bestselling author Dr. Barbara De Angelis
Shane Ellison, M.Sc., author, Health Myths Exposed
Mark Hyman, M.D., bestselling author
Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet
Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., author, Lick the Sugar Habit and Lick the Sugar Habit Sugar Counter; who has studied sugar’s dangers since the 1980s
Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of One-Minute Millionaire and co-author of more than 65 titles in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Julia Havey, eDiets.com Master Motivator and author of The Vice Busting Diet
Chiropractor Dr. Eric Plasker, Founder and CEO, The Family Practice, Inc.
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, Author, Digestive Wellness and Digestive Wellness for Children and founder of Innovative Healing and Access to Health Experts
Now, would you be kind enough to help me build the buzz even more about Beyond Sugar Shock? Here’s how you can help.
Just “like” this page and spread the word to your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Send a link to this blog post to your sugar-addicted friends.
In the meantime, save the dates June 5 and 6. That’s when you’ll be invited to build the buzz in an even bigger way as we celebrate the Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week.I’m deeply grateful for your help as, I hope, will be the millions I believe I can help with this book.
Both book covers convey that you can first discover the sour news about sugar (Sugar Shock) and then get a simple, empowering six-week program to Break Free (Beyond Sugar Shock).
By the way, I invite you to learn about the exciting recent endorsements received from such amazing peoople as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Bryan Tracy, Marci Shimoff, and John Assaraf.
“New research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions is starting to find that sugar could be a driving force behind some of this country’s leading killers.”
Of course, this sugar-is-toxic conclusion — which has been gaining momentum for years — is nothing new to those of you, who are regular visitors to this Sugar Shock Blog and to readers of my first book, Sugar Shock, which was first published in 2007.
For my part, I’m thrilled that “60 Minutes” is devoting time to explore the question of whether or not sugar is toxic. I’ve been hoping for such a segment for years.
What I find especially exciting is that Dr. Gupta will spotlight the close cancer-sugar connection, which I also explored in my book, Sugar Shock.
I also examine recent sugar-can-cause-cancer research in my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which is being published in June by Hay House. (In the book, I guide readers to eaily break free of their sugar addiction by joining me in a fun, six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure.)
Dr. Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, is not alone in his sugar-is-toxic view.
Indeed, many cutting-edge physicians, including Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, medical consultant for my book Sugar Shock, contend that the high amount of sugar in the American diet is killing us. (By the way, I disagree with the low figures usually cited — most Americans consume far more than the 130 or 150 pounds a year that’s often mentioned in news reports.)
While I applaud “60 Minutes” for telling the nation that sugar can be toxic, I also need to congratulate Dr. Mehmet Oz for his important work drawing attention to sugar’s dangers in several episodes of the top-rated “The Doctor Oz Show.”
As a journalist, author and radio host, I’ve interviewed hundreds, if not thousands of people on a variety of topics, from sugar addiction to vision boards to forgiveness to the power of the Law of Attraction.
Anita — whose story about her remarkable journey back from a near-death experience and her subsequent spontaneous remission of cancer is rapidly spreading on the Internet — gave a truly spectacular interview.
Have you ever had a chance to be inspired, motivated, and educated by the amazing Dr. Wayne Dyer, who’s fondly known as “The father of Motivation” to his fans?
You simply must listen to Dr. Dyer, who can lift you up, no matter what you’re going through.
So stay at home this Sunday, March 25 at 11 am ET/PT and get inspired when Dr. Dyer sits down for an in-depth conversation with Oprah about his battle with leukemia and the controversial treatment he believes healed him.
Dr. Dyer appears in an all-new, two-hour special, entitled ‘Living with Grace,’ which will air on “Super Soul Sunday” Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m. ET/PT (check your local listings) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Filmed on location in Maui, Dyer reveals his battle with leukemia and his decision to seek controversial treatment from Brazilian healer “John of God” (João de Deus). Dr. Dyer describes his experiences and the reasons he believes that he is now cancer-free.
Meanwhile, Dr. Dyer’s latest PBS special of the same name has been airing on TV in 50 million homes since March 3.
Both the book, Wishes Fulfilled, and the television program feature Dr. Dyer’s Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: the five steps to living from your “highest self” and thereby attracting your deepest desires.
You will learn how to use your imagination, live from the end, assume the feeling of the Wish Fulfilled, the value of attention and the importance of the last five minutes of each day to create new and astonishing thought patterns, while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.
Now here’s more information about Dr. Wayne Dyer. His PBS specials have raised more than $150 million for public broadcasting.
Dr. Dyer is a famously self-made man who, despite a childhood spent in orphanages, put himself through college earning a Ph.D. in educational counseling and later becoming one of the best-selling authors of all time with more than 37 books, 20 of which have been New York Times best sellers.
His book, Your Erroneous Zones, has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. What you’ll find fascinating, as I do, is that Dr. Dyer first began selling it from the trunk of his car in the 1970s.
So here the endorsement that Dr. Dyer so kindly gave:
"I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my own well being. We have unknowingly and unwittingly become a nation of addicts, and here in this book you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. Follow the easy-to-apply guidelines, and then you will be able to look in the mirror and say, `I AM finally living a healthy life.' There is no greater feeling and it is your birthright. You were not designed to walk around in shock. A much needed book. –Wayne Dyer"
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Dr. Dyer!
Now, I encourage you to watch these fascinating interviews with him.
Dr. Dyer is joining many other wonderful experts, who've generously provided endorsements, including Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Atwood, John Assaraf, and Brian Alman, Ph.D.
Nutrition gurus Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Oz Garcia, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ann Cooper, Marc David, and Mark Sisson also said kind words about Beyond Sugar Shock, which offers you a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure to easily and effortlessly release your sugar addiction.
In the book, I take you by the hand, so to speak, and coach you to Sugar Freedom so that by the time you finish the book, you're now leading a life that's sweeterlicious (that's my word for delicious, combined with scrumptious, delicious, and of course, sweet).
Even fellow sugar experts have been kind enough to praise it–which gives me such profound joy.
I bow my head in gratitude to such amazing authors of sugar books or programs as Jeff O'Connell (to your left), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Jill Escher, and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. "High Voltage"), to whom I'm so grateful for writing endorsements for Beyond Sugar Shock.
It's also been an honor to have several authors published byHay House (my publisher) offer endorsements.
A very special thanks go to Dr. Christiane Northrup (see photo to your left), Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken Druck, Donna Gates,Lauren Mackler, and CarolineSutherland.
I'm very excited about "I Can Do It Ignite!," the weekend's amazing event from Hay House.
This remarkable Hay House event on March 17 and 18 features such stellar names as 20 to 30-minute keynotes by cutting edge authors, speakers and documentary filmmakers in the spirituality, health, holistic lifestyles, and sustainability movement.
If you can't make I Can It Ignite! live, you can still attend in the privacy of your own home. Just listen to all these stellar speakers by attending via live video stream.
That way you can still get inspired in front of your computer by the likes of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Doreen Virtue, Kris Carr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Denise Linn and more.
In fact, I'll be joining this event live video stream myself. (While on the one hand, I'm sad that at the last minute, I've been unable to attend I Can Do It Ignite! live, I'm thrilled to able to watch it at home, thanks to the video stream.)
The event begins with the exciting three-hour keynote:
Dr. WAYNE W. DYER on Wishes Fulfilled: Master the Art of Manifesting!
Then, after lunch, you can listen to:
GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN on SPIRIT JUNKIE – Access Untapped Inspiration and Become a Magnet for Miracles.
NANCY LEVIN on Writing for My Life.
DAVE CARROLL on The Power Of One Voice In The Age of Social Media
AGAPI STASSINOPOULOS on Unbinding Your Heart: Creating Your Portable Paradise
JESSICA ORTNER on The One Hour Apprentice.
KATE NORTHRUP on Money: A Love Story.
NICK ORTNER on It’s Time: Use EFT to Clear Patterns of Self-Sabotage Forever.
MICHAEL CHASE on A Revolution of the Heart: Igniting the power of kindness within.
DENISE LINN on Past Life Hyper-Time: Release Limitations and Activate Your Spiritual Path.
KRIS CARR on From Illness to Activist.
DOREEN VIRTUE on Healing, Help and Guidance from Your Angels.
The following day, Sun., March 18, begins at 9 am PST with:
LOUISE HAY & CHERYL RICHARDSON on Holding Steady in Times of Change.
MICHAEL EISEN on Empowered YOUth.
SARAH DE ANNA on The Healthy Secrets to becoming Model Skinny.
MICHELLE PHILLIPS on Finding Your True Beauty.
BARBARA CARRELLAS on Ecstasy is Necessary.
LISSA RANKIN on Diagnose The REAL Reason You’re Sick.
LOUANN BRIZENDINE on The Love Brain.
DANIELLE LAPORTE on The Strategy of Desire.
ALISA VITTI on The FLO Living Method™: Your body as your partner to health, power, and global change.
LATHAM THOMAS on Ready, Set, GLOW!: A journey into abundant living, spiritual fitness, and healthy lifestyle.
TOM SHADYAC on What’s Wrong With Our World and What Can We Do About It.
MEGGAN WATTERSON on REVEAL Your Soul-Voice.
Congressman TIM RYAN on A Mindful Nation.
KRIS CARR on Crazy Sexy Life: Live Like You Mean It.
Hay House is one of the fastest-growing self-help and transformational publishers in the world. The company was founded in 1984 by Louise L. Hay as a way to self-publish her first two books, Heal Your BodyandYou Can Heal Your Life, both of which became international bestsellers (You Can Heal Your Life has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide) and established Louise as a leader in the transformational movement.
Today, Hay House is committed to publishing products that have a positive self-help slant and are conducive to healing planet Earth.
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