Low Blood Sugar Today Could be Diabetes Later

Learn from the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation's New Infographic -- My Way of Celebrating 20 Years Off Sugar

Did you know that if you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) today, it could turn into type 2 diabetes tomorrow — well, maybe not tomorrow, but five, 10, 20, 30 years from now?

But what if you were able to prevent that from happening? Better yet, what if you could Thrive Sugar-Free for 20 Years after you were diagnosed with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)? How would you mark the occasion?

That was my challenge. Earlier this week (April 15), I marked 20 Years Sugar-Free.

Initially, I kicked sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998 because I had hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which triggered a whopping 44 ailments, including brain fog, heart palpitations and anxiety.

A few months ago, I began to consider my challenge. How could I celebrate 20 Years Sugar-Free? After all, I couldn’t or wouldn’t eat a sugar-filled cake or processed carbs. After all, I’m a recognized sugar and carb expert, the woman people call The Cravings Ninja™, and the bestselling author of the books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock.

Then, a few months ago, it hit me. The best way to celebrate 20 Years Sugar-Free would be to support the amazing woman, Roberta Ruggiero , who’d been so instrumental to my kick-sugar success. 

The hard-working, dedicated, charming Roberta Ruggiero is founder and president of the 38-year-old non-profit Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., which provides support, advocacy and information about the causes, prevention and management of low blood sugar. (That’s hypoglycemia’s other name.)

…So today, to celebrate my Thriving 20 Years Sugar-Free, I’m pleased to share what my gift to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation has made possible. Roberta and the HSF CEO Wolfram Alderson worked hard to develop this HSF infographic, which will teach you about low blood sugar, a little-understood blood sugar disorder.

See the amazing HSF new infographic now on the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation website.

Then share this infographic with your friends, loved ones and social media buddies so you all can find out if you or your loved ones are one of millions on the blood sugar roller coaster.

You could save people of sooooo much suffering!

Share this infographic with millions of people worldwide, who badly need this information.

See the infographic here on the HSF website and then share this infographic with all your favorite peeps.

I Was So Ashamed and Embarrassed

Wow, You Related! Read Some of Your Confessions, Then Share Your Tale, Too

Wow, you so related to my tale of shame, embarrassment and self disgust when processed carbs had me under their control.

You knew exactly what I meant when I said that those toxic carbs (movie popcorn, corn snacks and other chips) cast a spell on me.

You, too, have felt Crazy Cravings™, which have led you, too, to do so much Heartbreak Bingeing™ that you gained a lot of weight quickly.

A little history is in order. Recently, I confessed to the thousands of people on my mailing list, which you, too, can join that back in late 2012 to mid-2013 after the death of my Mom and the grueling last year with her, during which my cancer-ridden mother inadvertently angrily abused, belittled and betrayed me, I mindlessly rushed to nutrient-poor quickie carbs. Months later, I’d gained 21 pounds.

At last, four-plus years later, I have the courage to easily confess to my extended Carb Relapse without shedding a tear, getting choked up or feeling mortified. I’m now vulnerably but confidently confessing that for some six months after Mom left this earth that I mindlessly, powerlessly shoveled processed carbs into my mouth with an irrational fury and velocity and completely blew my diet.

After coming back from an awesome Tony Robbins mastermind, I felt moved to write to the confessed to my list.

Read some comments I received from people who felt fed up with having sugar or carb relapses. I’m only using first names to protect the people, who’ve slipped with sugar or carbs.

One email was more poignant than the next. Linda wrote:

Hello Connie,

Thank you for being truthful and honest with your readers. 

I have been on a detox diet, lost a bunch of weight and am now trying to figure out my new eating.

Unfortunately, I am a sucker for free food. 

Yesterday I was at a wine tasting fundraiser and overate because there was food that I hadn’t had in a long time and “wouldn’t be able to eat again.” Tonight I went to a networking event and the same thing happened. 

You would think I lived in a 3rd world country with no access to good food. (Note from Connie: My emphasis.)

FOMO, feeling deprived, feeling like I deserved it……., all feelings that I didn’t know how to handle.

I’m terribly afraid that my hard work will be undone. This all or nothing thinking has got to go!

Would love to hear how you got back on track. Thank you!

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Watch this Scary Documentary about Smart Meters

Your Motivating Monday -- Catch This Fascinating Film for Free Until August 11 & Then Take Action

Ever since I temporarily moved into a place near a smart meter and began getting ferocious headaches, persistent insomnia, scary heart palpitations and other ailments, I’ve been alarmed by smart meters and cell phones, which can cause many ailments, including weight gain.

Thanks to filmmaker Josh del Sol, you can get the alarming scoop in a fabulous documentary about smart meters, are being installed (or have been) all across the world.

Catch this riveting film ASAP, because you can see it in its entirety here until August 11. (Thanks for the heads up on this documentary to mercola.com and EMF Warriors Facebook group.)

Now find out about the sequel to this documentary.

You won’t leave the movie feeling discouraged.

Instead you’ll find out how to InPower, which seeks to offer a solution using an “open source and crowd-funded movement of, by, and for the people.”

“We believe that the combination of independent media, truth, faith in our Creator or Source, and the effective enforcement of accountability upon those in positions of social leadership are keys to preserving and restoring human rights,” Del Sol continues.

Find out more about the InPower movement now. 

 

Never Confuse a Single Defeat With a Final Defeat

Share This Image With Your Friends & Loved Ones

“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.

single defeat

Help others handle defeat.

Share this inspiring message with your friends, colleagues and loved ones.

Please come back every week to get motivated, encouraged and/or entertained by a Shareable Image or Fun Cartoon.

Click here to see my complete collection of Shareable Images and Fun Cartoons. Then share them via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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.

 

Please Take My Cravings Survey

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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.