Sugar World Summit Date Change — You’ll Learn the Sour Scoop & Break Free

Sugar World Summit headerPlease note that the exciting first Sugar World Summit, was originally scheduled to begin today, two weeks before Halloween, has been delayed.

I’ll announce a new date shortly.

So please rest assured, those of you who’ve written to me concerned that you’ve missed out on the many exciting programs, which will feature the biggest names in sugar education and addiction, relapse prevention, mindful eating, compassion, etc.

The Sugar World Summit is still happening. In fact, my team and I are deep into planning it.

JJ Virgin Sugar Impact DietSo why did we delay the first Sugar World Summit?

A bit of history is in order.

Many months ago, I excitedly scheduled the first Sugar World Summit to begin today, exactly two weeks before Halloween, the biggest candy-eating day in the United States — a day I dub Halloween National Sugar Overload Day.

This Sugar World Summit was timed to coincide with my big comeback.

After three years, I’d finally recoveried from My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom,  which had left me TAGGED (Traumatized, Abused, Gripped by Grief and Emotionally Devastated)..

Thankffully, I’ was now emerging healed and slimmed down after I’d suffered a horribly humiliating and humbling Carb Relapse.

Now emerging triumphant, I was ready now to help millions.

As we got deep into planning the first Sugar World Summit, the biggest names in the field — most of whom I’ve known for years, since before the release of my first book, Sugar Shock in 2006 — agreed to come on board. Our goal was to reach 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide.

But as I kept inviting more and more exciting speakers and reconnecting with health colleagues after three years, I learned about launches by other esteemed experts, all of whom I greatly admire and respect.

These are people I want to support. These are also people, who can help you. It became quickly obvious that the best thing to do was to get out of the way of my colleagues’ launches.

JJ VirginIn particular, after inviting my colleague, the acclaimed nutrition and fitness expert and bestselling author JJ Virgin, to participate in the Sugar World Summit, I discovered that she was launching a new book about sugar, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, at about the same time.

That made me immediately rethink the time frame for the Sugar World Summit.

FYI, this is a big week for JJ Virgin. She is now giving away copies of her new book (until they run out).

JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet is an important book, in which JJ takes an original, doable approach to cutting out sweets.

If you missed JJ’s book giveaway — she ran out of books — then go ahead and get her free Sugar Impact Diet 2-Week Cookbook so you can make tasty, sugar-free recipes.

By the way, I’m greatly, greatly indebted to JJ. For about a decade, she’s been supportive of me. Not only did she endorse both of my books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock, but she helped me get my Lyme disease quickly diagnosed years ago.

Sugar-savvy-bookBack to the Sugar World Summit. Since I wanted to support JJ and other colleagues, it became evident that I needed to move back this important event.

But delaying the Sugar World Summit turns out to be just what this event most needs. Now, the Summit will be much bigger, better and more well organized.

(In fact, I’m very gratefufl to Jeff Walker, the launch guru, whose amazing Product Launch Formula Live conference, which I attended earlier this week, helped me discover many innovative ways to spread the word for the first Sugar World Summit.)

So now I invite you: Learn more about the first Sugar World Summit and the amazing colleagues, who will participate in it.

At present, we’re honored to have received “yeses” from the following movers and shakers. Among those who’ve agreed to participate are:

Sign up now for this exciting Sugar World Summit.

Fat ChanceStay tuned to get the full and not-so-sweet scoop on how those those tempting sugary “treats” and quickie-carb snacks can damage you bigtime. Our experts will tell you how shoveling sugar and fast carbs into your poor body can make you gain weight and widen your waistline, get frustrating mood swings, find it tough to concentrate, mess up your precious brain, lose interest in sex, develop heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes, and even die at an early age.

Now, I urge you to begin to get educated by reading some books about sugar by some of my super-healthy, brilliant colleauges. For example, I invite you to check out Fat Chance by Dr. Robert Lustig; and the new books, Sugar Savvy Solution by High Voltage, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet.

Perhaps you’re wondering: “Why would I want to quit or cut back on sugar? It tastes so good!”

Here are some reasons to ditch the sweet stuff and fast-acting carbs. You can:

  • Easily shed your dreaded excess weight.
  • Fit into your skinny clothes;
  • Leave behind your depression and get filled up with good cheer, passion and enthusiasm.
  • Get enough energy to keep up with your kids or perform well on the job..
  • Tame Your Crazy Cravings™ (as I call them) for sugary, salty or fatty unreal foods.
  • Banish your annoying brain fog and concentrate with a razor-sharp focus.
  • Rev up your libido so you’ll be thrilled with your time alone in the bedroom with your beloved.
  • Ditch those awful, debilitating, tough-to-handle female ailments (either PMS or menopause, depending on your time of life.)
  • And much more.

Sign up now for the upcoming Sugar World Summit. And tell us what you’d like to learn during this event.

 

CB - pink shirtAbout Sugar Shock Blog Founder: Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC is a former pooped-out, fuzzy-headed, sugar-addicted journalist and “Ex Sugar Shrew,” whose 44 baffling ailments completely vanished after kicking sugar and quickie carbs on doctor’s orders in 1998. Now, 16 years later, Connie is the acclaimed, energetic, charismatic Sweet Freedom Guide, a transformational speaker, sugar and carb expert, blogger, certified health coach, certified life coach, EFT practitioner, Gab with the Gurus host, and bestselling autho of Beyond Sugar Shock, which was endorsed by many health and empowerment luminaries such as Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, JJ Virgin. Connie’s first book, Sugar Shock. which was published in 2006, was praised by such acclaimed gurus as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Christiane Northrup. Now, Connie is planning the first Sugar World Summit, which will feature the biggest names in sugar and carb addiction, recovery, mindful eating, compassion, weight loss, etc. Connie is also finishing her next book, The Bounce Back Diet: 22 Easy Ways to Rebound After Relapse; Ditch Sugar, Fat or Salt, and Shed Weight for Good. (Working title.) The Bounce-Back Diet — which was inspired by Connie’s embarrassing Carb Relapse after her mother’s traumatic terminal illness and death — can help millions worldwide to slim down and tone up although they’re walloped by Crazy Cravings™ and overpowering emotions following the death of a loved one, a divorce or breakup, moving or another life-changing loss. Make sure to sign up at the Sugar World Summit site to find out about the new dates and speakers.

Get Ready to Calm Your Crazy Cravings with Me

Join the Crazy Cravings Conversation. What foods do you most crave and when? Post your comment now.

Calm Your Crazy Cravings

Do you find that whenever stress strikes, deadline hits, your kids misbehave or grief wallops you, you’re seized by absolutely urgent, overpowering Crazy Cravings™ for easily accessible, fiber-stripped carbohydrates or other sugary, salty, fatty foods?

Then, the next thing you know, fueled by your frantic cravings, you hunt out your favorite trigger foods, which, of course, are quite easy to find.

After all, unless we live in the boonies or the outbacks, we’re in the midst of a junk-food jungle, which is full of convenience stores, bakeries, and carts that sell a plethora of tempting donuts, candies, cookies, crackers, chips, and junk foods.

What’s a wanna-be healthy eater to do?

And what can you do if you want to lose weight and your cravings keep derailing you?

Well, you need to learn to Calm Your Crazy Cravings, as I put it.

Lately, I’ve been wracking my brain and exhaustively researchng how to help you do just that.

In fact, that’s why, as you may have noticed. I haven’t been posting as much lately on this Sugar Shock Blog or on my Huffington Post or Heal Your Life blogs.

You see, I’ve been deep into writing and researching my third book, Calm Your Crazy Cravings (that’s the wokring title).

My next book will help you finally let go of your urgent urges for unhealthy sugary, salty, fatty junk foods, or what I call nonfoods or unreal foods.

My next book, which I’ve been working on intensely for two years, while healing after the death of my mother, is the the follow up to my books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock.

Although — as I mentioned in My Carb Confession here and then later here, when I thanked Sean Croxton for inspring me to come clean —  the initial inspiration for this book grew out of my own challenging, traumatic experiences and Crazy Cravings, my next book can help millions, I believe, to rise about those incessant desires for unreal foods, which can lead you to disease and even an early death.

Anyhow, I ask you to please be patient with me a while longer, because I’m sooooooo close to finishing my book, Calm Your Crazy Cravings, and then I’ll be posting lots of great tips for you.

For now, I invite you to get excited! At last, you’ll get help to rise above your Crazy Cravings.

Alex-JamiesonIn the meantime, I encourage you to get valuable perspective, awesome insights and wonderful help to understand and manage your cravings from my astute colleague, Alex Jamieson.

Alex offers a different, wortehile, brilliant perspective on the subject of cravings. (Yes, our books will complement each other well.)

The empowering, personable Alex Jamieson — who I had the pleasure of meeting years ago while living in New York City and who I saw recently at an awesome event for health experts presented by cutting-edge health guru JJ Virgin —  is now gearing up for the publication of her next book, Women, Food and Desire, which comes out in January.

In fact, you  may have been one of millions, who had the pleasure of seeing her on such shows as “Oprah” or “The National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel” or in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me.

You also can hear her inspring TedX talk here.

In fact, I’m honored to be able to present Alex as one of more than 20 experts, who will participate in my upcoming Sugar World Summit. Stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, talk to us.

Join the Crazy Cravings Conversation. What foods do you most crave and when? Post your comment now. 

 

Photo Credit: Please note that since I’m on book deadline, I haven’t resarched if it’s okay to use this artwork above. If not, please let me know and I’ll take it down. In the meantime, I want to profusely thank Clipart Vector for this awesome cartoon. Check them out.

Join us for The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign

Join the conversation. Please tell us what you’re doing as part of The 31 Days of Kindness and Sweetness Campaign. How will or are you being kind and sweet to others?

When was the last time you did something really kind and sweet for someone else with no expectation of getting anything back in return?

Have you noticed that when you give freely to other people or organizations that you tend to forget or at least ignore your pressing problems? Plus, you feel so good for being so generous.

Now, for those of you who ned to weight , your frustrations about about the number on your bathroom scale won’t seem all that important when you’re focused on giving.

Plus, if you’re a sugar or carb addict, your plight will fade away or at least greatly diminish when you do something sweet for someone else or several something elses.

In fact, being kind and sweet makes you feel so good that it’s a lot easier and more enjoyable to eat healthy, wholesome, unrefined, natural foods that don’t contain a lot of sugar, gluten, salt, fat or other additives.

Anyhow, I’m so excited to invite you to join me for The 31 Days of Kindness Challenge.

Although I’d love to be able to claim this fabulous idea as my own, I can’t.

This great suggestion for The 31 Days of Kindness Challenge. comes from speaker/communicator Ryan Avery,, who is co-author with Jeremey Donovan of Speaker, Leader, Champion:  Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking, featuring the prize-winning speeches of Toastmasters World Champions.

kindness and sweetnessFYI, please note that I’m personalizing the experience. Although I plan to do kind and sweet things every day for 31 days (and probably longer) and I’m printing out Rya’ns list, I won’t t follow his guidelines exactly. Rather, I’ll use them as suggestions.

Ryan-Avery-Keynote-Speaker-300x300Furthermore, with Ryan Avery’s blessing, I hope, for my fans, I’d like to rename this The 31 Days of Kindness-and- Sweetness Campaign, because you’ll be focused on giving or doing something kind and sweet instead of stuffing your face with something sweet.

Now, let me tell you how I plan to kick off tomorrow, day one of The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Chaallenge.

At last, I’ll write a thank you letter to the amazing pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig for the valuable work he’s done to raise people’s sugar consciousness and to improve the health of the planet.

More importantly, though, along with my thank you note, I plan to make a donation to his Institute for Responsible Nutrition, whose mission is to reverse childhood obesity and type 2 obesity.

Institute for REsponsible Nutrition rewbztj9dvkvr8ifs30aThis is something I’ve been planning on doing for a while. In fact, my envelope (without a stamp attached yet) has been ready for weeks. So tomorrow, thanks to Ryan Avery’s polite nudge, I’ll finally do this.

As you probably already know, the remarkable Dr. Lustig is acclaimed for his powerful Sugar: The Bitter Truth lecture, which has had nearly 5 million views on YouTube.

You can watch Dr. Lustig’s lecture below. (By the way, Dr. Lustig will be participating in my upcoming Sugar World Summit. Stay tuned for details.)

In addition to watching the video below, I urge you to get Dr. Lustig’s remarkable, bestselling book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

So will you join me in The 31-Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign?

To participate, first get guidance from Ryan Avery, who offers great ideas on how to join in.

Then, will you join me by kicking off your involvement in The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign tomorrow by making a tax-detuctible donation to Dr. Robert Lustfg’s important Institute for Responsible Nutrition?

Join the conversation. Please tell us what you’re doing as part of The 31 Days of Kindness-and-Sweetness Campaign. How will or are you being kind and sweet to others?

Salt, Sugar, Fat: Michael Moss Reveals How the Food Industry Addicted Us

Join the Conversation. What most surprised you from this fascinating interview with Michael Moss?

 

Salt, Sugar, FatLately, I’ve been planning the Sugar World Summit, which will feature some of the biggest names in sugar education, carb addiction, health, wellness, mindful eating, and personal empowerment.

For instance, in this virtual event, which will take place two weeks before Halloween, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Robert Lustig, JJ Virgin, Dr. Richard Johnson, Colette Baron-Reid, Sarah Wilson and many others will join us to give you The Sour Scoop or Sweet Solutions.

Anyhow, while preparing for the event, I came across this fascinating NPR interview with Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist Michael Moss, author of the extraordinary book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us..

In his fascinating book, Moss takes an insightful look at the $1 trillion processed food industry, which most health experts believe has triggered the obesity epidemic and put millions at risk for such chronic health conditions as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Thanks to his many revealing interviews with leading food scientists and top food industry executives from companies such as Kraft and Coca-Cola, Moss explains how most Americans have become so dependent on processed food.

Get shocked now, thanks to this intriguing NPR interview.

 

Join the Conversation. What was your biggest A-hah?

Dr. Mark Hyman, JJ Virgin & More Help You in Upcoming Sugar World Summit

Who would you Sugar World Summit? Let us know now as we’re planning this virtual event.

Join our new Sugar World Summit Facebook page, too.

health expertsMore and more world-renowned experts are coming on board for the Sugar World Summit.

This virtual event will feature leading internationally acclaimed experts in sugar addiction, weight loss, mindful eating, cravings, the food-mood connection and more.

The Sugar World Summit — which will begin October 17, exactly two weeks before Halloween — will help you discover both The Sour Scoop and Sweet Solutions.

Here’s an updated list.

Among those who’ve already agreed to participate are:

You’ll also hear from such scientists and practicing physicians as:

We’ll also be joined by our sugar-conscious allies from all over the world, including:

In some of the programs, I’ll conducting the interview along with an esteened journalist or blogger. For instance, I’ll be joined by:

Get in on the planning. Who would you like me to help you during the Sugar World Summit? Share your ideas now.

Please join our new Sugar World Summit Facebook page, too.