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.

New Yorkers in Sugar Shock: Hear Me Speak Sept. 10 at the New York Open Center Open House

New Yorkers, would you like to get more energy, lose weight, improve your relationships and boost your libido? One of the fastest way to get there is to break your sugar addiction.

Join me at a free talk, Breaking Free of Your Sugar Habit, on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 pm EST when I speak at the New York Open Center's Open House. I am one of 9 speakers featured that evening.

On Sept. 10, you'll get some ideas on how to begin to get out from under your sugar habit. If you can't make it Sept. 10, you also can attend a free introductory program on Jan. 5.

Then, in the new year (2010), I'm teaching a four-week course at the New York Open Center, beginning January 12.

If you sign up for my Breaking Free of Your Sugar Habit course at the New York Open Center as a result of reading about this on this blog, please let me know here, and I'll give you a special gift.

Plan now to attend the New York Open Center's open house on Sept. 10.

Food Diary Forms for You: Keep Track & Your Weight Will Disappear

Keeping a food diary or food journal is a faster way to weight loss, as I pointed out here, on the Sugar Shock Blog and as I often remind my clients. To help you peel off those pounds, I’m providing you with a special food diary.

I encourage you to print out many copies of this page and then track yourself like a lab rat all day long. Just imagine that you’re a scientist watching the behavior of your beloved animals.

Feel free to share The Ultimate Food Diary with friends, co-workers, gym buddies, bosses, hairdressers, fitness trainers, loved ones and frenemies. In short, spread the link love, as some say.

Sugars & Fake-Sugars Tracker: The Soul-Searching Food Diary™

Name ________________________________________

Date _________________________________________

What did I eat and drink? (Any sugary foods or drinks? Any refined carbs? Any artificial sweeteners?) How did I I feel? Was I physically or emotionally hungry? (On the 1st line, state what you ate. On the 2nd line, jot down how you felt — really hungry, angry, lonely, frustrated, furious, stressed out, etc.)

7 a.m.      _______________________________________________________________
7 a.m.      _______________________________________________________________

8 a.m.      _______________________________________________________________
8 a.m.      _______________________________________________________________

9 a.m.     _______________________________________________________________
9 a.m.     _______________________________________________________________

(more…)

Dr. Nancy Appleton, Lick the Sugar Habit, Joins Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Monday

NancyAppleton
Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit, will join The Gab With The Gurus Radio Show on Monday in a special added show as part of the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

So many experts joined the Sugar-Out Challenge on Friday that some gurus couldn't get in on the show or couldn't wait anymore on the phone line.

It's an honor to have Nancy on the show, because she's an anti-sugar pioneer, who's been speaking out against sugar's dangers since the 1970s.

Check out her famous, much-distributed list of 146 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health. This will scare you into taking action!

Join us live at 10 am Eastern on Monday, Jan. 19. Or listen later to this special episode of Gab With the Gurus Radio Show.

Other experts who patiently and generously took time out for 15-minute, add-on shows on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge included:

Have you visited the new Gab With the Gurus Blog?

You'll find all kinds of great information over there about upcoming guests on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show and some of their juicy sound bites. Check it out now.

Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge: Congratulations

Congratulations to @sweetrock (www.Twitter.com/sweetrock) for making it through 24 hours without sugar.

As the first to the finish line, Mary gets a 20-minute complimentary coaching session with me.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge — which Dr. Scott Olson and I are co-coordinating — continues to the end of January.

In fact on Monday, on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, I'll interview Dr. Nancy Appleton, one of my mentors and author of the groundbreaking book, Lick the Sugar Habit.

More info on Monday. I'm wiped out from planning and hosting the 2-hour Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, three follow-up interviews and being up half the night with our TwitAsYouQuit campaign on Twitter, which will be edited shortly.

I need to take some time out for me now. See you soon.

Sugar Addicts & Overweight People: Get Help Now! Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge

Are you tired of being a slave to your sugar habit?

Would you like to find a way to break free of your excess
weight, mood swings, fatigue and addiction to sugar and refined carbs?

Did you listen to numerous guests on my 2-hour radio
show
that kicked off the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge?

Numerous experts will tell you about sugar's dangers and more.

Listen to the show now.

Get "tweets" (messages up to 140 characters
each) with information and information for 24 hours, from noon today to noon
tomorrow.

www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit

Sign up to take the challenge here.  (http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up)

Join us. This is one life-changing program.

Listen now to the show with:.

  • Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of “Get the Sugar Out”; 
  • Dr. Peter H. Gott,
    nationally syndicated medical columnist and author of “Dr. Gott’s No Sugar, No
    Flour Diet”;
  • Elizabeth Abbott, author of “Sugar: A Bittersweet History”; Dr. Eric
    Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic; 
  • Dr. Hyla Cass, integrative psychiatrist and
    author of “8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Natural Highs”;
  • MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National Action Against Obesity;
  • Dr. Woody Merrell, author of “The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger”;
  • Dr. Fred Pescatore, author of “The Hamptons
    Diet”;
  • Amy Kalafa, co-founder of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning
    up the school food environment; 
  • Susan
    Linn, director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood; 
  • Dr.
    Larry McCleary, author of “The Brain Trust 
    Program”;
  • Valerie Berkowitz, R.D. and certified diabetes
    educator, author of the upcoming book, “The Stubborn Fat Fix.” 
  • Jimmy Moore
  • Amanda Lerner
  • Mark Berry
  • Susan Shapiro

Sign Up Now for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Jan. 16

Are you like Oprah — tired of lugging around excess weight?

Do you feel that you have no control over your sugar or carb habit?

Are sugary foods your "drug of choice"?

Would you like to get more energy, focus better, rev up your libido, get along better with loved ones and get a hot, trim body?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you'll want to join the First Annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge, which takes place Jan. 16.

Many of us experts are here to help you begin to lick your sugar habit.

We're here to give you the support, compassion, information and education that you need and deserve.

My co-organizer Dr. Scott Olson and I invite you to take our challenge by submitting your comment here.

Spend time on Jan. 16 to look  at your sugar issues, learn about the
dangers of sugar overloading (which people around the world are doing) and cut
it out totally on that one day.

Wondering what could happen if you kick sugar? Read these amazing success stories now.

So sign up here now.

Make sure to tell us about your sugar history, what a lot of sweets do to
you and what you envision for the future if being sugar-free was a
reality.

What are you waiting for? Join us now.

And spread the word. We want to get a huge viral campaign going.

After you sign up, mark your calendar.

Our festivities begin Jan. 16 at 12 p.m. Eastern on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge,.where we'll be joined by some of the biggest health and sugar experts in the country. (You can listen live or later, at your convenience, to a podcast.)

For instance, we'll be joined by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of Get the Sugar Out; Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History; Dr. Eric Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic; (?),
Dr.
Hyla
Cass, integrative psychiatrist and author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health
and Natural Highs
; MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National
Action Against Obesity
; Dr. Nancy
Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit;
 Dr. Woody Merrell, author of
Unleash
Your Natural Energy
; Dr. Fred
Pescatore, author of The Hamptons Diet;
Amy Kalafa, co-founder
of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning up the school food environment;
 Susan Linn (?), director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood;
 Dr. Yvonne Sanders Butler, principal of
Browns Mill Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia; the first sugar-free school
in the country; Roberta Ruggiero,
founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation;; Dr. Larry McCleary, author of The Brain Trust  Program; Dr. Roberta Lee, vice chair of
the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel's Center for Health and Healing in New York City; the “Nutrition Twins” Tammy Lakatos Shames and
Elysse ("Lyssie") Lakatos, authors of Fire Up Your Metabolism;
and integrative medicine practitioner Steven J. Bock, M.D.

In addition, several
happy, successful “Sugar Kickers” will participate, including popular low-carb
blogger Jimmy Moore, who lost 180 pounds, mostly by cutting out sugar and
refined or starchy carbs, and Amanda Lerner, who shed 25 pounds and got more
energy, clearer skin, increased focus, creativity and a profound feeling of
freedom. In addition, her cravings, depression, eczema, candida and fainting spells
disappeared.

Then from 12 noon Friday to 11:59 Saturday, we'll conduct a supportfest on Twitter. If you don't have an account yet, just sign up at Twitter and then start following @TwitAsYouQuit.

Frustrated right now? Want support this minute? Get going now by becoming a member of my free online Kicksugar discussion group.

Remember, if you have sugar issues, this Sugar Shock Blog is your place to get news updates, information about upcoming programs and much more.

Sign up now for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

Dieters, Sugar Addicts, Diabetics & Hypoglycemics To Be Helped By Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Jan. 16 (Press Release)

Note from Connie: Get help and hope, beginning this Friday if you're overly attached to sugar, want to lose weight, have diabetes, hypoglycemia or pre-diabetes. Here's the press release s going out tomorrow. Feel free to republish this, but please use in its entirety.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge Kicks Off Jan. 16 to Help Dieters, Sugar Addicts, Diabetics And Hypoglycemics Worldwide

Learn the Sour Sugar Facts from Experts Dr. Ann Louise
Gittleman, Dr. Nancy Appleton, Dr. Hyla Cass and Others

Another kind of inauguration is happening on Jan. 16: The
first ever annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

Health, wellness and sugar experts have come together to
draw attention to the many health hazards that could result from over-consuming
sugar and refined carbohydrates, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, infertility and Alzheimer's disease. (They warn about all caloric sweeteners, including sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and dextrose.)

This is the first time that a worldwide event has been
held to draw attention to the massive amounts of sugar that the typical person
consumes, which is about 170 pounds a year or one cup a day for the average
American and the same for someone living overseas.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge — which takes place through the end of January — is also the first
time authors of  "competing" sugar books have banded together to invite people worldwide to learn the sour sugar facts and to urge them to remove sugar for at least one day (or at least cut back on it).

Persons of all ages and sexes — even if they don't think
they have a sugar problem — are invited to find a buddy and take the Great
Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge begins on Jan. 16, at noon Eastern, with a fast-paced, two-hour, sugar-consciousness-raising program on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show (http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show).

The show will feature such health experts as Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of Get the Sugar Out; Dr. Peter H. Gott, nationally syndicated medical columnist and author of Dr. Gott’s No Sugar, No Flour Diet; Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History; Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit; Dr. Hyla Cass, integrative psychiatrist and author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Natural Highs; MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National Action Against ObesityDr. Woody Merrell, author of Unleash Your Natural Energy; Dr. Fred
Pescatore, author of The Hamptons Diet; Amy Kalafa, co-founder of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning up the school food environment;
Susan Linn, director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood; Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation;; Dr.
Larry McCleary, author of The Brain Trust  Program; and Dr. Eric Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. 

In addition, several happy, successful “Sugar Kickers” will participate, including popular low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore, who lost 180 pounds, mostly by cutting out sugar and refined or starchy carbs, and Amanda Lerner, who shed 25 pounds and got more energy, clearer skin, increased focus, creativity and a profound feeling of freedom. In addition, her cravings, depression, eczema, candida and fainting
spells disappeared.

The Sugar-Out Challenge is coordinated by Dr. Scott
Olson, author of “Sugarettes," and Connie Bennett, host of the Gab With
the Gurus Radio Show and author of "SUGAR SHOCK! How Sweets and Simple
Carbs Can Derail Your Life — And How You Can Get Back on Track." Low-carb
blogger Jimmy Moore and MeMe Roth of the National Action Against Obesity are Sugar-Out advisory board members.  

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge also features a
24-hour twitfest, where frequent, inspiring, motivating, informative tweets
will be sent out from www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit. In addition, participants will give each other support. Twitter is a popular, fast-growing, microblogging program, with 6 million users now sending out
messages of up to 140 characters.

"Most people don't realize that whenever you eat or
drink foods or drinks from a bottle, can or package, you’re probably getting
sugar or high fructose corn syrup,” says "Sugar Liberator" and
Sugar-Out Challenge co-coordinator Bennett, a journalist, certified health
counselor, speaker and life coach.

"Of course, you get sugar and other sweeteners from
candy bars, soda and cookies, but you also get it from less obvious sources
like yogurt, whole grain cereal, peanut butter, salad dressings and mayonnaise,"
continues Bennett, who, before kicking sugar in 1998 “needed” frequent sugar
"fixes" to meet her article deadlines.

“People who want to lose weight as their New Year’s
resolution need to know that if you just cut out sugar and refined carbs, your
weight will lift right off.”

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge co-planner Scott
Olson, N.D., a Colorado-based naturopath, who was once overly attached to
much-like-sugar carbs, such as breads, crackers and chips, adds, "People
assume that diseases are a normal part of aging, but that’s not true. Many
illnesses are caused by the sugary foods and drinks and refined carbohydrates
that we put into our mouths. Our mission is to get people and medical
authorities to admit to this reality."

The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge will take place
virtually, on the Internet:


= To join the challenge, sign up anytime by posting a comment at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up or click on the “Sign Up
for Sugar-Out Challenge” button (on the upper nav bar)

= Listen live on Jan. 16 (at noon Eastern) to a 2-hour
show/podcast on the Gab With the Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio. Or listen
later, at any time to: http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show

= Get inspired by following a 24-hour-long TwitAsYouQuit campaign (from Jan. 16 at noon to Jan. 17 at 11:59 p.m.) on www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit.
Supportive, motivating, inspirational, 140-character tweets will help dieters,
sugar addicts, diabetics and hypoglycemics, who also will give each other
twitter support. (If you’re not yet on Twitter and don't know how to use it,
get a link to a great Columbia University, Twitter for Journalists podcast at http://tinyurl.com/get-twitter-trained-CJ

= Begin to immerse yourself in a sugar education at www.SugarShock.com and www.SugarShockBlog.com

The goals of the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge are:

= To wake people up to the sour truth about the huge
amounts (about 170 pounds per year) of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and
other sweeteners that they are consuming — often without knowing it.

= To educate people about the many dangers of sugar overloading, which could lead to more than 100 health problems, including obesity, heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome,
infertility, sexual dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, failing memory, mood
swings, depression, anxiety, severe PMS, heart palpitations, acne and premature
aging.

= To motivate challenge-takers to eliminate sugar and other sweeteners all day, Fri., Jan. 16 and/or to stop anytime before the end of the month, and/or to begin phasing them out so they can lose weight, feel and look more youthful, boost their energy, diminish depression, concentrate better, rev up their sex drive and improve their
general health overall.

——–

To take the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge either on or after Jan. 16:

1) Just join at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-sign-up or go the “Sign Up for Sugar-Out Challenge.”

2) Then, listen to the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show  at http://tinyurl.com/sugar-out-challenge-radio-show
either live at noon Eastern or later, at your convenience.

3) Next, sign up at Twitter (if you don't have an account yet) and begin following www.Twitter.com/TwitAsYouQuit and posting encouraging posts to other sugar addicts.

4) Read quotes from supporters of this first-of-a-kind
campaign att: http://snipurl.com/sugar-out-supporters

—————————————

ABOUT CONNIE BENNETT, C.H.H.C.:

== Connie Bennett is the author of the book "SUGAR
SHOCK!," with cardiologist/anti-aging expert Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.
"SUGAR SHOCK!" has a foreword by Dr. Nicholas Perricone and endorsements from numerous experts, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, former presidential candidate/former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, actress/author Marilu Henner and film producer Harvey Weinstein. Bennett — who is a journalist, certified health counselor, sugar-liberation expert, speaker and life coach — is a former sugar addict, who was once besieged by 44 baffling ailments, including ferocious headaches, crippling fatigue, troubling "brain fog" and severe PMS. More than 10 years ago, she reluctantly
kicked sugar on doctor’s orders and within days, she felt “reborn,” becoming
more energetic, focused, cheerful and more. Bennett has helped thousands of
people around the world break free from their sugar and carb addiction. She is
based in New York. Her website is www.SugarShock.com; her radio show is www.GabWithTheGurus.com, and her blogs are www.SugarShockBlog.com and www.GabWithTheGurusBlog.com

ABOUT SCOTT OLSON, N.D.:

==Dr. Scott Olson is a naturopathic doctor, an expert in
natural medicine, as well as a writer, researcher, speaker, health adviser,
health coach and author of the book “Sugarettes,” which spotlights the
addictive, nicotine-like nature of sugar. He was once overly attached to
much-like-sugar carbs such as breads, chips and crackers. He is based in
Denver. Dr. Olson specializes in treating people with sugar addiction, cancer,
type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. His website is www.OlsonND.com

To read quotes from supporters of the campaign, visit: http://snipurl.com/sugar-out-supporters

Tired of Being Tired, Overweight, Stressed Out, Moody, Empty, Disorganized & Hooked on Sugar? Learn How to Thrive (Don’t Just Survive) in 2009! Eleven Renowned Experts Tell You How in Life-Changing Program

Now that the year is coming to a close, it's time to finally begin to confront those demons that sabotage you and find ways to change your life for the better.

For instance:

  • Are you fed up with lugging around extra weight?
  • Are you tired of being unfit and getting out of breath walking up stairs or even being on the treadmill for 2 minutes?
  • Have you had enough of being stressed out? 
  • Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? (In other words, are you wiped out much of the time? And do you need energy now?)
  • Are you angry at yourself that you're a slave to your sugar habit?
  • Do you feel empty and unfulfilled, and does your life lack meaning?
  • Do you wish you had simple tips and techniques (like EFT or hypnosis) to lose weight, win out over cravings, conquer stress, etc?
  • Are you worried about money and just don't know how to calm down your fears?
  • Are you overwhelmed by clutter and disorganization and long to take charge and be focused?
  • Are you concerned about how you'll survive in 2009?
  • Do you feel hopeless because this battle with your weight battle has gone on for years?

Fret not! Help is here You can learn to Thrive (Not Just Survive) in 2009!

Because of hearing all of the above complaints, I've put together a life-changing program with 11 of the most amazing, internationally recognized experts, who will help you deal with all of the above… and much more!

Starting Wed., Jan. 7, you can learn via teleseminar or webinar — how to Thrive (Not Just Survive) in 2009!

In your Thrive (Don't Just Survive) in 2009 program:

  • You'll get easy-to apply tools, tips and tactics to help you peel off the po*unds. 
  • You'll learn simple techniques to help you calmly rise above annoying obstacles that cross your path. 
  • You'll learn secrets to becoming fit without over having to over exercise. 
  • You'll get simple techniques to rise above your stress. 
  • You'll learn how to get meaning in your life and bring a spirituality to it. 
  • You'll get secrets to becoming energetic, focused and calm. 
  • You'll find out about superfoods so you feel good and heal. 
  • You'll get tried-and-true tactics to use when temptation tries (it seems) to overcomes you. 
  • You'll get valuable information on how to release toxins that make you tired, mooody and unfocused. 
  • You'll learn how clearing your clutter will open up space in your life for wonderful things and people. 
  • And much, much more.

Get details now here at www.thrivedontsurvive.com

As my new year's gift to you, I've decided to make this remarkable program affordable for each and every one of you! How?

Well, for the first 24 hours, you can listen live for F*REE via teleseminar or webinar — or to an audio replay. (Please note that admission is limited for the teleseminar. There's only room for 200, but thousands can listen via the Web.

Then, the information you'll get is so amazing that you're encouraged to get audio replays, which are priced for a mere $39 for all 11 programs.

That's an absolute steal, which amounts to only an unheard-of $3.55 per teleseminar/webinar.

 

Many people told me I'm absolutely crazy to offer 11 programs for such an absurdly low price — other wellness experts offer programs for about $99, $179 and up — but I want to make this great information accessible to ALL of you so you all can Thrive (Not Just Survive) in 2009.

 

So what are you waiting for? Get details now on how to Thrive (Don't Just Survive) in 2009 at ThriveDontSurvive.com

I look forward to having you join us, beginning Jan. 7.

Now, here's the exciting schedule for your groundbreaking 11-part series:

Session 1: Wed., Jan. 7, 2009 — 5:30 pm Eastern
How to Lose W*eight In the New Year
With Jonny Bowden, Ph.D.,
Famous Nutrition & Weight-Loss Expert

Session 2: Wed., Jan. 14, 2009 — 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Fitness Secrets To Tone Up for the New Year
With Kevin Gianni, CPT, One of America's Top Fitness Experts

Session 3:   Wed., Jan. 21 – 5:30 Eastern
Toss the Toxins & Get Healthy in the New Year
With Famed Nutrition & Fitness Expert J.J. Virgin, Ph.D.

Session 4:  Wed., Jan. 28 – 5:30 pm Eastern
How to Tap Away Your Stresses In the New Year
With Rick Wilkes, LMT, EFT-ADV, Emotional Freedom Coach & EFT Pain Relief Specialist

Session 5: Feb. 4 at 5:30 pm Eastern
How to Tame Your Stressed-Out Tiger Nature
With Stress-Management Expert & Integrative Physician Jill R. Baron, M.D.

Session 6: Feb. 11 at 5:30 pm Eastern
Five Healthy Habits to Turn Your Life Around
With "Health Ranger" Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com

Session 7: Feb 18 at 5:30 pm Eastern
How To Grow Your Soul & Become Spiritually Fit
With Canyon Ranch Spiritual Director Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D.

Session 8: Feb. 25 at 5:30 pm Eastern
Look & Feel Younger By Giving Sugar the Boot in the New Year
With Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., Certified Health Counselor, Life Coach & Author of SUGAR SHOCK! (That's yours truly. : ] )

Session 9: Wed., March 4 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Hypnotize Your Way to Weight Loss
With Acclaimed Hypnotherapist Jim Katsoulis

Session 10: Wed., March 11 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Superfoods to Rev You Up & Heal You
With Renowned Expert (TBA)

Session 11: Date and time TBA
Secrets to Shed Your Clutter & Make Way for Fun, Joy & More
With "FlyLady" Marla Cilley, Founder of FlyLady on Yahoo & Bestselling Author of Sink Reflections and co-author of Body Clutter

More Bonuses, Too: Since January is the time when people want to kick sugar, break bad habits and learn new, life-changing info, I'm also offering two other events early in the month in addition to the first Thrive (Don't Just Survive) in 2009 program on Wed., Jan.7.

Join us for two bonus programs then, both fr*ee. One is on Tues., Jan. 6 and another is on Thurs., Jan. 8, both at 3 p.m. Eastern.

On Tues., Jan. 6, you'll get to spend 1 hour listening to the respected, bestselling author Dr. Mark

Hyman, author of the new book, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First.. You'll even have a chance to ask him questions. This all takes place on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio. Just listen live or later at www.GabWithTheGurus.com. Just call (347) 426-3366.

 

Then, as noted above, Wed., Jan. 7, you're invited to join us in Session 1 of 10 of the Thrive (Don't Just Survive) in 2009 program. Just sign up here.

 

And Thurs., Jan. 9, you can join us for The Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge. My guests will include Dr. Scott Olson, author of Sugarettes. This is also on my radio show. Just listen live or later to this exciting program at www.GabWithTheGurus.com

 

See you soon, and I look forward to helping you to have a happy, healthy new year!

Halloween: Handing Out “Treats” Is “Tricky”—6 Tips To a Healthier Holiday

Here’s an article I wrote to help all of you. Feel free to distribute it, but please include the entire document, with the links to this Sugar Shock Blog.

Halloween: Handing Out “Treats” Is “Tricky”—6 Tips To a Healthier Holiday

By Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C.

Halloween is a spooky time and not because of goblins, ghosts or ghouls. Oct. 31 is downright frightening because it is a nationally accepted Sugar Overload Day.

Around Halloween, just about everyone “forgets” the truly scary facts: Kids have been growing more and more obese, even developing type 2 diabetes—conditions that researchers attribute to such unhealthy activities as over-consuming sweets and refined carbs and lack of exercise.

Despite the dangers to our children’s  health, every Halloween, it’s accepted—even encouraged—to pass out gobs of sugar-filled candies that could harm the health of our neighbors’ kids.

But every time you give candies to youngsters who come knocking on your door to playfully trick-or-treat, you’re tricking them, not treating them.

Indeed, the average child easily wolfs down about 20 to 40 teaspoons of sugar and more than 500 calories on that one night alone. Then, for days or weeks afterwards, the typical kid is still pigging out on leftover candies.

Research at Harvard, Yale and other institutions have discovered that eating fewer sweets and skipping the soda and other sugary drinks could help children and adults alike lose weight and reduce their risks of getting type 2 diabetes.

This Halloween, I invite you to quit encouraging sugar gorging and instead to begin to take some steps to make Halloween more healthy. Here are 6 tips to create a healthier holiday.

1.     Give raisins, nuts, cheese and seeds on Halloween. In other words, come up with some non- sugary options. For instance, you could pass out little packets of cheese, fruit leather (with no sugar), almonds, pistachios or shelled sunflower seeds. (Make sure to tell the trick or treaters not to eat what you give out if they have particular allergies.)

2.     Offer wrapped dark chocolate pieces. Try giving youngsters tiny pieces of less-sugar-filled dark chocolate rather than sugar-rich milk chocolate. Research shows that dark chocolate has beneficial antioxidant properties and it usually contains less sugar than the light chocolate counterparts.

3.     Hand out little water bottles. By offering water, you’ll be helping the young trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood stay hydrated.

4.     Feed your own kids well first. Before your kids cavort around the neighborhood on Halloween, make sure to give them a healthy meal of ample protein (such as a piece of free-range chicken) and quality carbs (like a salad, cooked veggies such as broccoli, a sweet potato with olive oil drizzled on top, a small portion of brown rice). Powering up with protein, quality carbs and superior fats will make your kids less inclined to eat too many candies.

5.     Pass out non-edible treats and toys. Bring healthy fun to Halloween by giving trick or treaters party favors, which you can find at drug stores and 99 cent stores. Children love getting toys, according to Marlene B. Schwartz, Ph.D., deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. In fact, Dr. Schwartz headed up a study, which found that half of 3- to 14-year-old trick-or-treaters preferred non-sugary favors over candies. Here are some ideas of non-sugary treats to pass out on Halloween:

  • Rubber worms, spiders or other animal figures
  • Creepy fingers
  • Engine whistles and kazoos
  • Plastic key chains
  • Baseball cards
  • Halloween-themed stickers
  • Orange-and-black-colored pens, pencils or chalk
  • Animal-shaped erasers
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Non-Halloween-themed party favors such as hair clips, hair bands, scrunchies, plastic bracelets and rings
  • Spin tops

6.  Watch out for high fructose corn syrup and sucrose. If you’re not ready yet to break away from the Halloween candy-giving tradition, then avoid passing out candies with lots of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup. The easiest way to steer clear of these sweeteners is to make sure that they’re not the first five ingredients listed on food labels. (To find out how much teaspoons each piece of candy contains, just divide the number of grams by 4.)

Halloween can be a wonderful, festive celebration for you and your kids. So why not do your part this year to show your children that they can have lots of fun and excitement without so much emphasis on unhealthy candy?

Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C. is the author of SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkley Books). She is a “Sugar Liberator,” certified health counselor, life coach, writer, frequent TV and radio show guest (“CBS News Sunday Morning,” “Oprah & Friends Radio,” “The Howard Stern Show,” etc.) and speaker. In 1998, Connie quit sugar and refined carbs on doctor’s orders, and her horrible headaches, crippling fatigue and brain fog vanished, as did 41 other ailments.” Connie, who now laughingly dubs herself an “Ex-Sugar Shrew!,” has helped thousands of sugar addicts break free from the depressing, debilitating aftershocks of overloading on “culprit carbs.” She hosts the weekly Gab With The Gurus Radio Show (www.GabWithTheGurus.com); runs the Sugar Shock! Blog (www.SugarShockBlog.com); and offers Break Free With Connie group and private coaching (www.BreakFreeWithConnie.com) Connie is an experienced journalist and columnist, who has been widely published (The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, TV Guide, eDiets.com, SheKnows.com, etc.) To learn if you’ve been brainwashed to become a sugar addict, take the SUGAR SHOCK! Quiz at www.SugarShockBlog.com.