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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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:
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.
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.
Sugar 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
Connie 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.
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.