It’s Official: Publisher’s Marketplace Announces The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet for Hay House

Bookcover It's official!

My next book, Beyond Sugar Shock (now called The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet), is on the way, thanks to the amazing publisher Hay House, which brings you a remarkable array of empowering self help, inspirational and transformational books, products and events. (Although I'm a trained writer, I can't even begin to describe my excitement at being with them! It's a dream come true! This remarkable company will help me to serve you better!)

Anyhow, on Oct. 20, Publishers Marketplace, which provides news for publishing professionals, posted this announcement. (FYI, you can't access link anymore unless you're a member.)

Sugar Shock author Connie Bennett's BEYOND SUGAR SHOCK: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get a Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter Life, to Patricia Gift at Hay House, for publication in Winter 2012, by Wendy Sherman (world).

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It bears repeating that I'm really honored, grateful and thrilled to be with the amazing Hay House, which can inspire you anytime, thanks to its amazing the amazing Hay House Radio and its Heal Your Life website.

By the way, in The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet, you'll get a simple, fun, guided mind/body/spirit plan that gives you oodles of juicy, empowering, inspiring information, strategies and systems.

Learn here about how a tweeter named my book!

If you haven't read my first book, Sugar Shock, yet, I invite you to get it now.

If you're frustrated that your addiction to sugar or refined carbs has kept you from being the remarkable person you can be, let me help you achieve Sugar Freedom Now™! You'll be surprised at how just this one change can help you, as I like to say, Get a Life that Rocks!™

Tired of being controlled by your sugar habit? Join liberated (or soon-to-be-liberated) Movers & Shakers at

And get even more empowered on the Facebook page for Gab with the Gurus, which celebrates its 3rd anniversary in June 2011.

FREE Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction, End-of-Summer Tele-Party

CartoonConnie The end of summer is almost here.

Are you tired of battling your sugar habit?

Are you fed up with your excess weight?

Have you had enough of those annying numbers of your bathroom scale?

Are you ready to let go of your mood swings, brain fog and low libido?

Then attend my complimentary Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction, End-of-Summer Tele-Party!

Just sign up below for my free teleseminar, and make sure to ask your questions, too, because I’m here to help you!

Please note that if you attend the teleseminar/webinar live, you have a chance to win complimentary access to my upcoming Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Program and to get a Strategy Seesion with me.

“See you” soon for my Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction, End-of-Summer Tele-Party!





Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC, Sugar Liberator™ & Smart Habits Girl™, Author, Sugar Shock! (Berkley Books, Penguin Group) & Beyond Sugar Shock! (Upcoming/Hay House) & Founder, Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Program

Now, sign up below so you can attend my complimentary Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction, End-of-Summer Tele-Party.


Attract Abundance & More at the Hypnosis World Summit: Listen Now for Free

Hypnosis World Summit 

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Empowered You need to know about this great program — the Hypnosis World Summit.

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The speaker, who is being interviewed by renowned hypnotist Tom Nicoli, is absolutely fascinating.

"Our thoughts are creating what we're experiencing," says Debi Livingston-Boushey, Director of the
International Spiritual Hypnotherapy Institute, who's talking about creating "Easy-to-Use Steps to Attract

Debi also shared how we're sold by society to buy into negative thoughts such as — nah, I'm not
gonna reapeat them! I'm into thinking positively.

She's also about to give us tips to shift ourselves into an abundant mindset.

You've got to check out this remarkable free Hypnosis World Summit — which runs through May 13.

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It’s International Coaching Week: Call Me Friday 3 to 5 pm EST

EmpoweredIt's International Coaching Week through Feb. 13.

In honor of this week-long global celebration of the coaching profession, I'll be taking calls and giving YOU complimentary 20-minute Strategy Sessions for 2 hours this Friday, from 3 to 5 pm EST.

(If you call during that time and I'm busy, I'll call you back by the 13th, when International Coaching Week ends.) 

That's right — YOU can call me, and I'll call you right back so you can get a taste of coaching and how it can help you.

In your FR*EE Strategy Session, we'll zero in on your goals and dreams, whether it's kicking sugar, writing a book or finding the love of your life.

To get details on how to reach me for your complimentary Strategy Session, join my Facebook Smart Habits Fans page.

Originally founded in 1999 by ICF member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, International Coaching Week is "a designated time each year for coaches and clients to educate the general public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process."

This week is a "perfect time for coaches to get out in their
communities and show people what coaching is and how it can benefit
their lives."

As my clients have found, coaching has been proven "to help people attain their personal
and professional goals and those who use it can expect to see a solid
return on their investment."

Talk to you Friday from 3 to 5 pm EST? To learn how to reach me, get details at my Smart Habits Fans page on Facebook.

Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Sugar! Join Her!

Ellen-degeneres-33rd-annual-daytime-emmy-awards-arrivals-knfxlo Ellen DeGeneres deserves a hearty congratulations goes to you for making it to Day 3 of kicking sugar. Hurray for you!

Please read my first post here about Ellen’s boot-the-sugar adventure. You can even watch her humorous announcement there, too.

Anyhow, please join me in thanking Ellen for drawing the attention of millions to the need to cut sugar out of their lives. Congratulations, Ellen! It’s great, as you say here that you want “pure energy.”

Hang in there, Ellen. Yes, you can briefly go through some unpleasant side effects such as exhaustion, jittery and cranky, but the symptoms will soon disappear.

I predict that soon, you’ll get benefits galore. Expect to get more energy, find it easier to concentrate, painlessly shed a few pounds and maybe even be funnier — though I can’t fathom how that’s possible, because you’re already so hilarious!

And thank you, Ellen, for pointing out that we need to bring sweetness into our lives. So true! Interestingly, I like to point out — as I do in talks and as I did in my book SUGAR SHOCK!that life is much sweeter without all sugar and refined sweets.

Friends and readers of this Sugar Shock Blog, join Ellen in her kick-sugar quest!

Learn how to Be a Part of the Show here.

For those of you who seek to kick sugar, I invite you to get lots of tips and FREE STUFF at my website to help you release your habit.

You can get more ideas in my most recent article, My ABC’s to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits, which appeared today on my Huffington Post Blog.

Now I invite you, Ellen, and Sugar Shock Blog readers to get entertained by my new YouTube video, which I just completed on Monday. Please watch until the surprise ending, which is funny, I hope.

Make sure to watch Ellen’s funny announcement here. Yes, kicking sugar can be funny!

Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Learn About This Amazing School Thursday

IIN 3085333270_0c0b637805 People often ask me if I recommend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) when they learn that I attended this largest nutrition school in the world. (I’m a June 2006 grad.)

One of the biggest questions I get is: “Connie, what can the Institute for Integrative Nutrition do for me?

Find out this Thursday.

Join me Thursday, Jan. 7 from 3 pm to 3:30 pm EST in a free teleseminar/webinar to discover:

  • The 1 powerful principle I learned at IIN, which changed my life and opened my eyes
  • 2 simple, life-changing tips to break your sugar habit — or for that matter, any bad habit (or what I call babits)
  • What inspired me to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
  • How  attending the IIN wowed me, because I had the opportunity to meet absolutely amazing, positive, compassionate, health-conscious people, who seek to make a difference in the world and to do their part to improve the quality of other people’s lives
  • How the Institute for Integrative Nutrition gives lots of practical, focused help through its special Fast Track program that helps you build a successful career as a health counselor
  • What I was doing before and while attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

You can listen to this teleseminar/webinar either live or later, at your convenience.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition In the meantime:

– Learn about the IIN difference

– Check out the remarkable curriculum

– Or take a quiz to learn if IIIN and you are a match.

Then get my answers to your Frequently Asked Questions about IIN:

You: Do you recommend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Connie?

Absolutely! Attending IIN was a fabulous, life-changing experience. I absolutely loved it, and I wholeheartedly
recommend that you speak to an admissions advisor now to learn more.

You: What are some of the things I can expect if I attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition?

You will get so much from attending IIIN. For instance:

  1. You have the opportunity to attend or listen via Ipod to lectures by world-renowned speakers — big names like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Joe Mercola and, plus you learn from experts in self care, dancing, eating disorders — you name it, you get it! (Learn about the stupendous speakers here.) This, for me, was one of the big draws that prompted me to sign up for the school. These lecturers are amazing!
  2. You get to meet hundreds of amazing, high-energy, positive-thinking people from all over the country even the world. What’s so exciting is that you meet people all on your wave length — you’re all into eating healthfully, making a difference
    and becoming a better person. By attending IIN, it’s sort of like joining one big, health-minded, optimistic family. Whenever you meet anyone from IIN, you instantly bond. (Meet graduates here and notable alumni.)
  3. The curriculum is all encompassing. For instance, you learn about a variety of dietary theories,
    from Atkins to macrobiotics. (What other nutrition school does this? None of which I’m aware. Sure, as with any school or program, you may not agree or relate to everything you learn. But that’s perfectly OK. For instance, I disagree with the sweetener recommendations. But I can live with that, because that’s just one very tiny piece of what this wonderful school teaches. What’s that expression? Why throw out the
    baby with the bath water? You will LOVE all this instruction on conflicting theories! That’s my prediction.
  4. You get educated about the value and importance of what founder/director Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd calls “primary food.” I just love this concept — one that I’ve been advocating for years myself (using a different name). You’ll hear me talk about primary food on our Thursday call. So make sure to sign up here for the free Thursday teleseminar/webinarI
  5. You get to meet fabulous new friends! That is so cool!
  6. You are consistently educated, inspired and motivated. How can you not be
    when your fellow classmates are all sweet, dedicated, empowering
  7. You get much, much more than a nutrition education.
    You get a whole experience. For instance, you do fun, interactive
    exercises. You even attend meetings and study groups in your
    area.You connect with classmates in many ways.
  8. You learn about yourself as a person. Plus you’ll grow!
  9. You get lots of practical training to help you build your
    health-counseling career, which to my knowledge, no other nutrition
    program does to this extent. They teach you some really wonderful
    skills and techniques. The marketing instruction from Robert Notter is simply fabulous.
  10. You can chat with classmates through the wonderful, nurturing, fun online
    education community. On the “OC,” as we called it, you also can get questions
    answered, find out about upcoming programs, read articles, etc. (I spent a lot of time on the OC while attending IIN, because I was spending a lot of time home researching and writing my book SUGAR SHOCK! during this time.)  You can even
    participate in an alumni OC after you graduate.
  11. You’re greeted and helped by warm, welcoming, hard-working Graduate Leaders and professional staff members whether you attend live or through the distance learning program. Believe you me, they have one incredibly challenging job to do! (FYI, if you attend live in New York City starting in February, you may be able to meet me, because I’m applying to be a Graduate Leader.)
  12. Everything almost always runs smoothly. (They really do pull off major logistical miracles.)
  13. After you graduate, you’re still welcomed and invited to attend alumni conferences, continuing education teleseminars and functions. Plus, if you’d like to get more involved, you can attend immersion.

You: Can I really begin a career as a health counselor after attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition either live or through the distance learning program?

Absolutely. What’s so impressive about IIN is that you get such incredible training not only in nutrition principles but in how to build a career.

You: So, how would you sum up what you get from attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition either live or through the distance learning program?

To sum it up, I’d say that at IIN, you get a lot more than just a nutrition education. You get an exhilarating, expansive, nourishing, life-changing experience.

You: If I attend classes live in New York City, can I meet you and pick your brain about kicking sugar or building a health coaching career?

Yes, let’s meet for lunch one of the weekends. Not only that, but I will take you to lunch — my treat.

You: How would we meet if I sign up the distance learning program?

It would be my pleasure to give you a complimentary laser coaching call or just a fun Q & A if you attend the distance learning program.

You: How can I learn more about IIN?

Join us Thursday from 3 pm to 3:30 pm EST in a free teleseminar/webinar to find out about this amazing school and my experiences there. You’ll even get some tips to break free of your sugar habit, too. In fact, IIN was kind enough to post this on the Integrative Nutrition Blog about the sugar blues, too. (FYI, my figures are higher. People consume more like 170 to 190 pounds of sweeteners per year per person.)

You: How can I sign up?

It’s easy.

I hope this Q &A answers your questions about the Institute for
Integrative Nutrition. If you have more questions, feel free to contact

Join us Thursday from 3 pm to 3:30 pm EST in the free teleseminar/webinar! Can’t make it live? Listen later.

Please make sure to mention that Connie Bennett, author of SUGAR SHOCK!, sent you. And tell these wonderful people that I said hi.

Now learn about some exciting Case Histories, too.

Now watch some IIN grads talk about their experience at the school:

New Year’s Day: Get Inspired in New York & Break Free

New York Dear Sugar Shock Blog readers, do you live near New York City?

If so, I invite you to join me New Year’s Day at the JCC in Manhattan for a very exciting New Year’s Day Fitness Fair.

In particular, from 1 pm to 2 pm at the JCC in Manhattan, come have fun with me while getting motivated, educated and charged up to take positive actions in the new year.

Of course, as the new year rings in, this is an ideal time to begin to create a new, improved you.

One of the best ways to better yourself is to gently, compassionately look at yourself and how you’ve been treating your lovely body.

During my New Year’s Day talk from 1 pm to 2 pm at the JCC in Manhattan, you will have an opportunity to have fun while beginning to kick your sugar habit or other bad habits (or what I call babits™).

My intention is to help gently guide you to look at your bad habits
(babits™) and to engage in fun, uplifting, adventurcises™ (adventurous exercises) so you
can get you can inspired to take some positive, life-changing actions
in the new year.

Why study your babits™ such as over-reliance on sugar, caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

Because if you set aside your babits™, you can get more energy, shed excess pounds, lift your moods, get along better with your loved ones, become more productive, accomplish more, boost your confidence and even rev up your libido. The benefits are HUGE if you break free!

Please do spread the word. Invite your friends and loved ones and my talk from 1 pm to 2 pm at the JCC in Manhattan. If you come as a result of reading this blog post, let me know, because you get a free gift from me.

Here is more information about my program:

Break Your Sugar Habit & Turn Your Babits™ (Bad Habits) into Blessings to Get a Life that Rocks™!

Would you like to release excess weight, get energy and boost your libido?
You can do ALL that—and more—by quitting sweets, refined carbs and other bad habits (babits™). Get
easy tips and exercises you can enjoy as you discover:

  • The “5 Ds” to squash cravings for sugar or other babits™.
  • The 2 types of foods that drive away your “sweet tooth.”
  • The truth about sugar substitutes.
  • The single biggest mistake people make when trying to change a bad habit
  • 3 ways to save money on food.

Please spread the word to your friends and loved ones about this New Year’s Day event at the JCC in Manhattan. You’re encouraged to tell your Facebook friends and Twitter followers, too. See you there!

New Year’s Day: Kick Sugar With Me at the JCC in Manhattan

Nyday fitness fair esident_ad As most of you get ready for your holiday celebrations, I invite you to save New Year's Day (Jan. 1, 2010) if you live in or near New York City.

As we know New Year's Day is when most of us feel compelled to turn over a new leaf.

That's when a number of us wellness experts in New York City will be around to serve you — to help you become a better, healthier you.

Come hear me live from 1 pm to 2 pm  Eastern at JCC of Manhattan so you can kick your sugar habit or other bad habits (or what I call babits™).

Here is more information about my program:

Break Your Sugar Habit & Turn Your Babits™ (Bad Habits) into Blessings to Get a Life that Rocks!

Would you like to release excess weight, get energy and boost your libido?
You can do ALL that—and more—by quitting sweets and refined carbs. Get
easy tips and exercises you can enjoy as you discover:

    The “5 Ds” to squash sugar cravings anytime
    The 2 types of foods that drive away your “sweet tooth.”
    The truth about sugar substitutes.
    The single biggest mistake people make when trying to change a bad habit
    3 ways to save money on food.

Hope to see you there. If you come as a result of this blog post, you get a free gift from me so make sure to claim it!

Pre-register now, because the JCC in Manhattan is expecting lots of people.

‘Tis the Season to be Stressed: 7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

Relax -- z188960703 Are you stressing out now that the holidays are here?

Fret not. You can get some help to calm down.

Get 7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress, which kindly posted on its home page Monday.

Thank you,, for joining with me to help people have a soothing rather than stressed-out holiday season. 

Get 7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress.

Now, take advantage of your free holiday gift — three guided visualizations — with Love-Mind Expert Debra Berndt so that you can feel relaxed and refreshed.

Sugar Addicts No More! Happy People Share Success Stories

Happy_people_1_by_alivepixel At this time of year, with all the sweet temptations around you, from candy canes to gingerbread cookies to eggnog, you feel a desire to just throw in the towel and not worry about how you eat.

It's certainly understandable. But what you put in your mouth can affect your moods, your energy levels, your immune system and your ability to get along with others. That's why you want to be at your best this holiday season. 

That's why I'd like to share a gift with you. You'll enjoy this present, I predict.

Listen now to happy people talking about their triumphs over their sugar habit.

You'll be shocked, inspired and awestruck (in my opinion) after hearing tales of how their sugar habit was ruining their lives and how life changed for them after kicking sweets and processed carbs and adopting a low-carb or quality-carbs meal plan.

You can even hear my story, too. (I embarrass myself for your benefit! LOL!)

Listen now to how Sugar Addicts became Successful Sugar Kickers.

Let me know what you think of their sour-to-sweet stories.

Stay tuned for an announcement about my five-week Break Free With Connie teleseminar/webinar program, beginning Wed., Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. (Save the dates now — Wed., Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3 at 8 pm EST.)

Please note that this program is accessible from anywhere around the world, and if you can't catch the program live (due to your work or family schedule or different (out-of-the-U.S.) time zone, you can listen later for 48 hours afterward. Details are coming later.