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 Obesity; 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; 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
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
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
= 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