Yesterday, while meditating, my mind wandered and I began to feel sorry for you parents, because tonight, when your sugar-overloaded youngsters come back from trick-or-treating, they may make you frazzled, frustrated and flummoxed.
Although I gave some tips in a special, five-minute segment on WCBS-TV on Sunday (see the video here), I wanted to help you more. So I quickly put better together a panel of experts, who will devote a full half hour to help you deal with your Little Sugar Monsters.
Therefore, today you’re invited to listen to our Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio Special, "Halt Halloween Havoc: Tips to Tame Your Sugar-Shocked Little Monsters."
For the "Halt Halloween Havoc" show, I’ve assembled a fabulous panel of experts, who will help you figure out how to handle your hyped-up, sugar-shocked youngsters tonight (or any other night when your kids over-indulge in sweets). What’s more, we’ll help you figure out what to do afterwards with all those massive amounts of candy.
While our half-hour "Halt Halloween Havoc" show on BlogTalkRadio runs live at 3 p.m. EST, you can always listen later, at your convenience. (You may even be inspired to tune in right after your sugar-filled, trick-or-treaters come home.)
Our wonderful panel includes four dynamic women:
- The amiable, helpful "Flylady" Marla Cilley;
- The charming "Dinner Diva" Leanne Ely, C.N.C.;
- Renowned family nutrition expert Lisa Hark, Ph.D., R.D., and
- Acclaimed integrative physician and stress-management expert Jill R. Baron, M.D.
Now, for a little more information about our illustrious panelists:
FlyLady (that’s Marla) runs the wildly popular motivational, support and self-help FlyLady Mentors Group (with 441,771 members as of today).
The outrageously successful Yahoo group is designed to guide folks who are "living in CHAOS
(Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome?" and who are "overwhelmed,
overextended and overdrawn" and don’t know where to start.
As the FlyLady Mentors Group description points out, FlyLady
helps you as she "weaves her way through housecleaning and organizing
tips with homespun humor, daily musings about life and love, and
anything else that is on her mind."
Every Thursday at 2 p.m. EST, FlyLady also co-hosts her own popular Fly Show on Blog Talk Radio (the same home where I have my radio show).
Marla co-hosts her show with "Dinner Diva" Leanne Ely, C.N.C., who, as noted earlier, also will serve on today’s "Halt Halloween Havoc" panel.
Leanne, who is a certified
nutritional consultant (that’s what the C.N.C. signifies), who has been dubbed "the expert on family dinners" by Woman’s Day magazine. She specializes in bringing people back to the dinner
tables each evening.
As a mom, she knows and understands the dinner dilemmas facing
families day in and day out, and now tens of thousands of kitchens across the world
are busy creating simple, delicious meals with her weekly Menu-Mailers, freezer dinner kits, and
best-selling cookbooks, which include Saving
Dinner: The Menus, Recipes and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the
Table and Saving Dinner
the Low Carb Way.
Marla and Leeanne are co-authors of the best-selling book, Body Clutter: Love Your Body, Love Yourself.
Marla also is author of the
Reflections, which helped hundreds of thousands of fans to combat
overwhelming household C.H.A.O.S. by taking a "baby-steps" approach to do little
chores every day and wipe out clutter and feelings of inadequacy.
Meanwhile, Lisa Hark,
Ph.D., R.D. is a renowned family nutrition expert with over 20 years of
experience in nutrition counseling and promoting the benefits of healthy eating
in children and adults.
Dr. Hark has served as director of the Nutrition Education and Prevention
Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in
leading nutrition educator of medical students and doctors.
In 2006, Dr. Hark was the host for season for the TV series "Honey,
We’re Killing the Kids," which airs on TLC.
Dr. Hark is co-author of Nutrition
For Life, The
Whole Grain Miracle Diet and her latest, the new book, The
Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care, which is designed for
primary care clinicians, nurses, physician assistants and nutritionists.
And our final panelist — only mentioned last because
she was the last to agree to participate — is the esteemed Jill R. Baron, M.D., who practices
integrative medicine, where she combines conventional western with mind-body
therapies, including nutrition and weight management; lifestyle counseling;
stress management; and visualization and imagery.
As readers of this SUGAR SHOCK! Blog may recall, Dr. Baron served on a
two-part Don’t Mess With
Sugar Kickers teleseminar program with me, which is now available as an audio
download or CD set.
In our Don’t Mess With
Sugar Kickers program, we give you very simple tactics to topple stress and
quickly squash those pesky sugar cravings. Jill — I call her that, because
she’s one of my best friends — teaches you a variety of wonderful techniques,
including the Late-Night, Prevent-Pig-Out Technique and the Cookie Cutter Technique™
To Stop Cravings.I also instruct you on the The Power of Delaying Technique™ or
Creative Procrastination Technique™.
Jill — remember, it’s habit for me to call her that — sees herself as a
"physician-coach-educator" who empowers and teaches her patients how to heal
themselves. She works with her patients in a caring, compassionate, holistic
framework and treats people with both acute and chronic conditions. She also has
a slew of impressive degrees and affiliations, which you can learn about here.
So join us this afternoon at 3 p.m. EST for the Stop
SUGAR SHOCK! Radio Special, "Halt Halloween Havoc: Tips to Tame Your
Sugar-Shocked Little Monsters." Remember, you don’t have to tune in live —
you can catch the show later, at your convenience.