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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.

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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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SUGAR SHOCK! is Topic on “San Diego Living”

Get some tips to kill your unhealthy habit by catching my appearance yesterday on Fox’s "San Diego Living."

Kudos to sugar-savvy anchor Joe Bauer. Not only does the articulate journalist ask insightful questions, but he already is a believer in the dangers of sugar. (In fact, before interviewing me, he confessed that his wife had kicked sugar years ago on doctor’s recommendations, and she had received innumerable benefits. Cool, eh?) Anyhow, watch the interview now.

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Is your sweet tooth ruining and running your life? Say goodbye to sugar and hello to feeling good.

Hope this interview offers you some valuable tips to eliminate both your sugar overloading or any bad habit.

3 Thanksgiving Recipes to Help Stop Sugar Shock This Holiday

Earlier this week, I offered ideas so you can SUGAR SHOCK! this Thanksgiving by giving you 5 Tips to Have a Sweeter, Tastier Holiday.

In that entry, I promised you three scrumptious, sugar-free recipes that you could bring to your gathering this Thursday.

Here they are, thanks to the creative, talented culinary consultant Pamela Morgan.

Before you try out these recipes, you have to take my word for it. These three dishes are simply divine. Yummy! You’ll absolutely marvel about the fact that they contain no refined sugar.

Last night, I picked up these three dishes from Pamela Morgan to bring with me on the plane to California for when I appear on KTLA Morning Show tomorrow, and you should have heard me "ooh" and "aah."

So here are recipes to three Thanksgiving dishes, thanks to Pamela Morgan. Try them out this Thanksgiving!

Here, then, are the recipes for:

Sweet Potato Puree Heaven with Orange; Cool Cranberry Relish with Walnuts and Pears; and Spiced Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Ginger

3 Thanksgiving Recipes to Stop SUGAR SHOCK! — Created and Prepared by Pamela Morgan

Spiced Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Ginger

Serves 6

6 large McIntosh apples (about 3 pounds total), cored completely through to create a ¾-inch-wide cavity

1 ½ cups dark or golden raisins

2 tablespoons peeled and julienned fresh ginger

1 cup fresh apple juice (freshly made from apples)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces.

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. With a swivel-bladed vegetable peeler, remove a 1-inch-wide band of peel from around the top of each apple. Arrange the apples in a shallow baking dish just large enough to hold them comfortably. Divide the raisins among the apple cavities, packing them in if necessary. Place the ginger pieces atop the apples. Pour the apple juice over and around the apples. Scatter the butter pieces over all. Set the dish in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Baste with the pan juices and bake another 10 minutes. Baste again and bake until the apples are puffed and tender, maybe even a little collapsed-looking, another 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand in the dish, basting occasionally, for 10 minutes. Transfer the apples to individual plates or shallow bowls. Spoon the sauce from the pan evenly over the apples. Serve warm.


Halloween: Video Clip of My Appearance on WCBS-TV in New York

Missed my appearance on WCBS-TV this morning? No problem. You can now catch the segment, "How to Cut the Sugar Out of Halloween," right on the Internet.

Just download this clip to hear my healthy Halloween tips. (You have to wait first for the brief commercial to air.)

Hope my remarks on WCBS-TV  help you and your children enjoy a festive, joyous, healthy Halloween.  (Again, if the right video doesn’t pop up, just search for "sugar shock" and Oct. 28 at 11:15 a.m., and you’ll find it very easily.)

Also, I’d love to hear what you think of the interview. Just contact me now to share your opinion.


Halloween Help For Parents: Turn On WCBS-TV Sunday Morning For My Fun, Healthy Halloween Tips

Most people closely associate Halloween with chomping on candies and the subsequent sugar shock. But the holiday doesn’t have to revolve around sugar.

You can still bring fun, joy and excitement and into your children’s Halloween without making the holiday mainly about the sugary "goodies."

Learn how this Sunday morning (Oct. 28 at 8:15 a.m. EST) when I appear on WCBS-TV in the New York metropolitan area.

I’ll offer helpful tips galore on WCBS-TV, in a live, four-to-six-minute segment on "CBS 2 Sunday Morning."

The talented general assignment reporter Deborah Garcia
will interview me. (Deborah, who joined the WCBS-TV team a year ago, around this time, must have experienced some feelings of deja vu this past week because of the raging San Diego fires. That’s because she
covered the central Florida brush fires of 2006 while previously working
at WKMG-TV in Orlando.)

Anyhow, during the happy-and-healthy-Halloween segment on CBS 2 Sunday Morning, I’ll tell Deborah and CBS viewers:

  • How parents can help their kids prepare their children for Halloween. (I’ll offer easy, fun ideas on what to do before your little goblin or ghost takes to the streets.)
  • How to fill those trick-or-treaters’ Jack O’Lanterns with non-edible, toy treats, which kids will love. (You’ll get to see colorful examples of what you could hand out instead of candies as I gleefully illustrate fun items. You’ll even learn about a Yale study, which proved that kids will love your creative options.)
  • What to do if your kids come home as sugar shocked, ramped-up "Sugar Brats." (Parents, That’s what I call kids who are "high" on candies, cookies and soda. Rest assured, I share some valuable tips on how to deal with these little demons so they don’t create a Halloween nightmare for you.)
  • How to be a good role model yourself and how to cope with your own sugar cravings (as a parent).
  • How to enjoy much sweeter times all year round by living a joyous, sugar-free (or sugar-reducing) life. (As sugar-free fans of this blog and book SUGAR SHOCK! know, life can be so much more wonderful without filling up on refined, "culprit carbs.")

Hope you catch me on "CBS 2 Sunday Morning."

News 12 Connecticut’s “12 on Health”: Interview Tomorrow

Do you live in southwestern Connecticut or nearby? Catch me on News 12 Connecticut this weekend when I appear on Cablevision’s "12 on Health."

Host Gillian Neff will interview me at the station’s Norwalk offices tomorrow. (It’s being taped to air this weekend. I’ll send details shortly.)

Gillian will ask me to give parents some helpful Halloween tips so the holiday doesn’t have to be a "Spooky Sugar Overload Day" for their kids.

I’m also bringing some sweet, surprise goodies with me, too, which I hope will help make the segment a lot of fun.

It’ll be an honor to be interviewed by "12 on Health" reporter Gillian Neff. The reporter, who has been part of the News 12 Connecticut team since 1999, regularly works on stories that help viewers make informed health care choices.

Gillian has won numerous awards, most recently for special reports, "Raising Low Fat Kids" and "Blood Working for You," an ongoing series in which Neff works for Southwestern
Connecticut residents while they donate blood.