Never Confuse a Single Defeat With a Final Defeat

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“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

A single defeat should not stop you from trying over. It does not mean the end of what you are trying to achieve. Let it serve to motivate you to try harder, do better.

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Want Sweets? Try Cinnamon Instead

Cravings-Crushing Monday™ Presents a Fast, Easy Tool

One of the tastiest ways to nix your sugar cravings is with a spice you probably have in your cupboard right now: Cinnamon.

You may know this culinary spice for the warm, aromatic flavor it gives baked goods.

Cinnamon, in my opinion, is one undervalued space.

Indeed, cinnamon has been treasured for more than 3,000 years for its medicinal

properties.

For instance, cinnamon has been used to treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, erectile dysfunction and many other conditions. Pretty impressive for an ingredient derived from the bark of a small evergreen tree.

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Please Take My 2016 Reader Survey

Help Me Create Content that Serves Your Needs

Crazy Cravings™ for sugary, fatty, salty foods can, as you, of course, know, can be insistent, frustrating, and downright exasperating. I’m determined to help you triumph over these badly behaving, annoying intruders. But to give you the easiest, simplest, most powerful tools to Crush Your Crazy Cravings™ (as I put it), I need your input. So please take my 2016 Reader Survey now.

Please Take My Cravings Survey



As you’ll soon see, this 2016 Reader Survey is really easy to fill out. You tell me about your cravings and then I’ll bring you the most effective, portable, innovative tips and tools so you can easily, effortlessly Crush Your Crazy Cravings, break free of food obsessions, shed weight for good and take back your Sweet Power.

To best serve your need, I need to know more about you and your cravings.  Bear in mind that when you take my 2016 Reader Survey, you’re sharing insights so I can help you and many like you.

 

Warmly,

Connie Bennett

 

 

Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC
The Cravings Crusher™
Author of Sugar Shock, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter and the upcoming Crush Your Crazy Cravings.

 

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Do You Feel Chased by Sugar Cravings & Salt Cravings?

Get Help to Crush Your Crazy Cravings™ on Cravings-Crushing Mondays™

Do you often feel like that your sugar cravings, carb cravings, fat cravings or salt cravings are chasing you?

 

In short, do you feel hounded, haunted or harassed by what I call Crazy Cravings™?

Do your fierce, wild, seemingly irrational urges for sugary, salty, fatty, fiber-stripped, nutrient-deprived, ultra-refined snacks and “treats” suddenly strike you like vultures swooping in to nab their doomed prey?

Next, do you find that you can’t stop thinking, fantasizing or obsessing about your favorite cupcakes, pretzels, popcorn or [fill in the name of your preferred drug—okay, I mean, your trigger food]?

Then, do your Crazy Cravings for your favorite junk foods wrest your control from you, rule you and ultimately strip you of your power?

Soon, without your knowing how or why it happened, your good intentions to diet or eat healthily vanish.

You eat — or most likely, binge — with speed, ferocity and mindlessness like a runaway train that’s gone off its tracks. Soon, the numbers on the scale rise and your health backslides.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

Take heart. Help is here.

It is my pleasure to announce that early every Monday morning in 2016, I’ll share fast, easy, convenient tips to help you easily thrive and rise above your Crazy Cravings  in this fast, convenience-driven world.

On Cravings-Crushing Mondays, you’ll discover:

  • Why Crazy Cravings chase you and how or why you’ll continue to be a target;
  • The biggest reasons people get Crazy Cravings;
    • Quick, powerful tools, which have been either discovered by scientists from universities or hospitals around the world;

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Book Giveaway Contest Now Underway

Get a Complimentary Copy of Beyond Sugar Shock: Limited Copies Available

Beyond Sugar ShockGet a complimentary copy of my latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House).

Yes, until my limited supply runs out, you can get my latest book in my first-ever Book Giveaway.

Why am I giving away free copies of Beyond Sugar Shock? First, I want to help you. Secondly, I’d like your help.

To begin, here are two ways I can serve you:

I’ll share easy, valuable, cutting-edge tactics to help you let go of your “need” for sugar, processed carbs (what I call “quickie carbs”) or other salty, fatty non-foods so you can shed weight, get more energy, reverse pre-diabetes or other diseases, and live a longer, happier, sweeter life.

In addition, when you, as a valuable member of my audience, tell me what you want and need, I can tailor-make articles, blog posts, and products just for you.

If you’re in a hurry or desperate for help, please note that to get a free book, you need to follow the Book Giveaway Guidelines. So if you’re short on time, please jump to the next page to learn about the guidelines to get Beyond Sugar Shock.

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Have you Quit Sugar & Quickie Carbs: Share Your Sweet Success Story

Are you what I call a Sweet Success Story? Share your tale now.

quit sugar Have you shed excess weight, eliminated your horrible headaches, gotten rid of your pre-cancerous condition, or done away with another pesky health problem by kicking or cutting back on sugar, refined carbs and other high-glycemic foods such as corn nuts, potato chips, and French fries?
In short, are you now slimmer, happier, and sexier?
In other words, have you discovered the power of life without all those super-sweet or quickie-carb foods?

Do you now Enjoy Living Sweeter Naturally™?

If you’re a Sweet Success Story, we may want to tell your story to inspire others.

As you may already know — or your friends do — quitting sugary foods and rapidly processed carbohydrates (what I also call “culprit carbs”) can speed you on your weight loss journey.

Not only that but cutting out the culprit carbs can help you overcome a variety of health challenges, as thousands of people — whom I call “Sugar Kickers” or “Carb Kickers” — have been gleefully sharing with me for 16-plus years since I quit the dangerous carbs on doctor’s orders.

Readers of this Sugar Shock Blog love inspiring tales such as yours.

We’d like to hear from you if you’ve had a drastic health improvement by cutting out sugar, quickie carbs, gluten, dairy or artificial sweeteners.

If you’re a Sweet Success Story — whether you lost weight, got more energy, improved your moods or got your diabetes under control — we want to consider sharing your tale here.

Remember, by sharing your story, you’ll be able to inspire, motivate, and encourage people from around the world.

Wondering what I mean? Read some motivational Sweet Success Stories shared here previously:

Are you what I call a Sweet Success Story? Share your tale now. (Please submit info using the format used above, and we’ll get back to you.)

Get Help Before Halloween from JJ Virgin

Join The Sugar Impact Diet Webinar

sugar impact diet webinarIt’s time to share a great treat with you.

This is sweet, but not the dangerous, sugary kind.

Tomorrow, before the Season of Sugar Gorging kicks off (Halloween), get help from renowned fitness and nutrition expert and New York Times bestselling
author JJ Virgin.

JJ–whose groundbreaking book, The Sugar Impact Diet, hits bookstores soon—is helping you Thursday in a complimentary online video event.

Watch at: http://sugarimpactdiet.com/live

Watch to get the scoop about:

  • JJ’s latest discoveries about how we’ve been looking at sugar all wrong.
  • Her new SID 4T protocol, which gives you control over sugar in 2 weeks.
  • Frustration-free ways to keep sugar off your plate at every meal—including how to weed sugar out of your fridge and pantry.
  • And much more.

In this exciting program, you’ll also get:

  • Sugar-busting strategies from such stellar experts as Dr. Sara Gottfried
    and gluten expert Dr. Tom O’Bryan, who’s on now.

JJ is even giving away some great prizes such as goodies from Vital Choice Seafood and more.

If you missed this event, JJ’s doing another livestream Saturday with more exciting experts — cultured foods expert Donna Gates, along with nutritionist Christa Orecchio and Dr. Nalini Chilkov,, who will discuss sugar’s connection to cancer. – See more at: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/#sthash.XIB0QY7b.dpuf

k to cultured foods expert Donna Gates, along with nutritionist Christa Orecchio and Dr. Nalini Chilkov,, who will discuss sugar’s connection to cancer. – See more at: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/#sthash.XIB0QY7b.dpuf
ay, she’ll speak to cultured foods expert Donna Gates, along with nutritionist Christa Orecchio and Dr. Nalini Chilkov,, who will discuss sugar’s connection to cancer. – See more at: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/#sthash.XIB0QY7b.dpuf

See you in the chat area on JJ’s livestream?

About Sugar Shock Blog Founder Connie Bennett: Connie Bennett is a former pooped-out, fuzzy-headed, sugar-addicted journalist. After she quit sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998, ALL 44 of her baffling, crippling ailments (brain fog, PMS, headaches, etc.) vanished, and she became “reborn.” For the
past 16-plus years, the energetic, charismatic Sweet Freedom Guide has been devoted to sharing The Sour Scoop about Sweets and to helping people Get a Sweet Life that Rocks™. Connie is now a transformational speaker, certified health coach, certified life coach, EFT practitioner, Gab with the Gurus host, and bestselling author of,
Beyond Sugar Shock, which was was endorsed by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, JJ Virgin, and many others, and, Sugar Shock, which was praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz and
Dr. Christiane Northrup. Connie is now planning the first
Sugar World Summit, which will feature 21 of the biggest names in sugar and carb addiction, recovery, mindful eating, compassion, and weight loss, etc. Connie is also completing her next book, The Bounce Back Diet™, which will help millions, who’ve lost their way around food when walloped and blindsided by overpowering emotions and challenges such as death, divorce, moving, financial loss or another life-changing event. Stay in touch. Sign up for Sugar Shock Blog uupdates here.

Get a Lean Body and Fat Wallet with Danna Demetre

Want to get a lean body?

Danna DemetreToday’s Gab with the Gurus Show with speaker author Danna Demetre, you will learn a powerful concept — the same four powerful habits can help you transform both your physical and fiscal health at the same time.

In other words, what’s good for the body is good for the wallet.

Danna, a popular Christian speaker and co-author with Ellie Kay of the new book, Lean Body, Fat Wallet.

The personable, youthful, authentic speaker and author — who previously struggled with both a compulsive emotional eating and bulimia for over 15 years — discovered a practical way to both lose weight without dieting and find lasting confidence that radiates and encourages others.

In today’s Gab with the Gurus Show with Danna Demetre, you will discover:

  • How you can practice four simple habits to create both physical and fiscal health.
  • Why two experts on different topics decided to join forces to present a unifying theme in a book.
  • The power of the “You Are What You Think Habit” and how it’s vital to help you improve your health, slim down, dump debt and build greater financial security.
  • How the 3D Habit applies to both health and wealth.
  • The effectiveness of the The In and Out Habit to trim your body and fatten your wallet.
  • The difference between setting a goal and actually living that new lifestyle, day  in, day out.
  • How to make both good health and wealth a habit.
  • The most important thing to do if you want to have a lean body and fat wallet.

Listen live or later (below) to this Gab with the Gurus Show below.

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Northern Californians: Get Sweet Help to Shed Your Sugar Habit on April 13 at Book Passage

Large Logo for Sugar Freedom TourSugar and carb addicts in the Bay Area or northern California, come meet me personally and get help so you can triumph over your potentially deadly sugar and carb habit.

Thanks to the amazing group, Left Coast Writers — which supports new and established writers — you can get simple tips and tools to free you from your addiction on Sat., April 13 at 7 pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera. 

FYI, the timing for this event is fortuitous. It takes place two days before my 15-year anniversary of  being mostly sugar-free!

In this April 13th program, "Break Free of Sugar with Ease and Glee," you will get "A hah" moments and easy information to put to use immediately.

You'll discover simple, but powerful starter secrets to:

  • Become the master of your sugar cravings — and then turn them into your reliable allies.
  • Turbocharge your Sugar-Free Power.
  • Dodge the #1 mistake nearly everyone makes when quitting or reducing sweets.
  • Activate the positive power of procrastination.(Huh? Trust me — it's a simple, calming tool.) 
  • Pick yourself up after you’ve “slipped” and fallen off your less or no-sugar plan.
  • Dissolve your desire for dangerous sweets but still enjoy tasty chocolate treats. You’ll even find out how to get recipes for healthy choco-goodies.
  • Stop being duped by innocent-looking, seductive foods that are actually sugar traps.
  • Laugh at my — and your — silly-on-sugar behavior. (You'll chuckle at my former Sugar Shrew ways!)

You'll also get to try tasty, sugar-free Power Balls and a Coco-Mousse, that will melt in your mouth! I'm bringing these yummy chocolate delights, courtesy of my friend Naomi Tomoda from the farmer's market. (Check back here, on this Sugar Shock Blog, for photos of these delicious treats from Naomi's company, Mami's Crunch.)

Special thanks to Left Coast Writers founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin, who invited me to this event. (Stay tuned to learn about Linda's sugar story.)

In case, you don't know my story, here's my short bio so you'll learn why I'm so committed to helping you break free.

Why I Want to Free You from Sugar: My Bio & Tale

Bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock BSConnie Bennett is a charismatic transformational
speaker, bestselling author, life coach, health coach, and self-mocking former sugar
addict, who is now known as The Sugar Liberator. An experienced journalist, Connie is author of the new book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your
Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter
, an international bestseller that has been endorsed by Dr.
Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen. Her first book,
Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can
Derail Your Life—And How You Can Get Back on Track
, was a bestseller that was praised by America’s Favorite
Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Connie’s sour-to-sweet journey began in
1998, when she was pummeled by 44 scary ailments, including crushing fatigue, brain
fog, horrible headaches, roller-coaster mood swings, heart palpitations, and severe PMS.  When Connie’s new
doctor blamed every symptom on her
excessive sugar habit and ordered her to "Quit eating sugar or die young," Connie very reluctantly shed
her habit. Much to her surprise, all her ailments vanished, and Connie
became energetic, focused, and free.

Connie finally succeeded in shedding her dangerous sugar addiction after
years of failing, because while transitioning from sugar-gorging to becoming mostly sugar-free, Connie created or discovered simple, cool tools, which helped her transform the dreaded, difficult undertaking into a positive, fun-filled, life-changing adventure.

Since 2001, Connie has been coaching,
guiding, inspiring and uplifting thousands of carb junkies worldwide to easily, playfully
release their addiction to discover that Life is Sweeter When
Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You™
.

Connie runs the popular Sugar Freedom Now Retreat, a virtual and/or live event, which is the companion program to Beyond Sugar Shock. She also hosts the Gab with the Gurus
Radio Show, for which she interviews top names in a variety of fields from
health to the Law of Attraction.and hosts the Gab
with the Gurus Radio Show. Connie studied at the Institute for
Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), the Institute for Integrative
Nutrition (IIN), and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Get
free gifts at www.Connie-Bennett.com

Connie is now planning The Sugar Freedom Tour, which celebrates her 15 years of being mostly sugar-free and is dedicated to her recently deceased mother. To invite Connie to visit your area, apply here.

Dr. Robert Lustig Appears on my Gab with the Gurus Show


Dr. robert Lustig_thirdRobert Lustig, M.D. — whose video, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, went viral on YouTube — will be a guest on my Gab with the Gurus Show on February 11 at 9 am.

Dr. Lustig is author of the exciting new book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

The renowned Dr. Lustig has spent the past sixteen years treating
childhood obesity
Fat Chance by Dr. Lustigand studying the effects of sugar on the central
nervous system and metabolism.

He is the Director of the UCSF Weight
Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program and also a member of the
Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society.

Those of us into health
and wellness and reducing sugar consumption are very grateful to Dr.
Lustig for bringing much-needed attention to this important issue, as I
revealed on revealed on my Sugar Shock Blog post in 2009 and my Huffington Post Blog

During this Gab with the Gurus Show, Dr. Lustig will:

  • Debunk the much-cited notion about calories. He'll tell you that a calorie is not a calorie.
  • Explain how chronic disease has skyrocketed in the past 30 years and
    tell you how the food industry has played a major role by pouring more
    and more sugar into their foods–which has disastrously altered our
    biochemistry and made our eating habits veer out of control.
  • Give you ideas to readjust your key hormones to help you shed weight and regulate your hunger.
  • Share societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation.

Please spread the word about this exciting Gab with the Gurus Show with Dr. Robert Lustig to your friends and fans.