Do You Get Crazy Cravings Too?

Get Help on Cravings-Crushing Monday

You know how absolutely awful it feels to be in the stranglehold of an overpowering craving to eat—or, rather scarf— a certain bad-for-you nonfood?

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Do you often feel like a hamster trapped on a spinning wheel—and against your will, you’re driven this urgent, burning, panicky need to shovel that edible junk food into your mouth now?

And do you find that you can’t stop thinking or fantasizing about your favorite donut, popcorn or [other trigger food]?

Even worse, do those junk foods keep calling out to you? (Or at least, that’s what it feels like.)

Do the enticing-looking, savory-smelling goodies seem to beckon you, pleading “E-a-t me, e-a-t me?”

Throw stress into the mix, and you have a disastrous recipe for bingeing on unhealthy foods loaded with sugar, fat or salt.

Then, add your time of month or time of life, grief, challenges with your honey or mother, work woes or other compelling reasons, and danger is on the way.

In short, do you get “possessed”—or so it feels—by what I call Crazy Cravings™?

There’s no need for you to suffer anymore. I’m here to bring you help every week. Welcome to Cravings-Crushing Monday…

Crazy Cravings are the SINGLE Biggest Hurdle to Health & Weight-Loss Success

Why am I doing Cravings-Crushing Mondays?

Four years ago, when I was walloped by my own Crazy Cravings four years ago (after a particularly traumatic time), it hit me hard.

Crazy Cravings are the single biggest hurdle to weight-loss success.

Just ask anyone seeking to shed excess pounds and she or he will unleash a torrent of complaints about overpowering, can’t-ignore, cravings for fiber-stripped, sugary, fatty or salty snacks and “treats.”

Typically, the whine goes like this:

“I always promise myself to go on a diet, eating only healthy, slimming foods.

“I start out with a bang. I’ll be ‘good’ for a day, a week or even several months.

“Then, suddenly one day—usually when I pass a donut shop, fast-food joint or candy store and I’m dealing with stress, frustration or that time of month—one sight of the goodies in the shop window and a whiff of the sweet aroma sends me dashing inside.

“I then become `possessed’ by an urgent need for a sweet roll or [fill in the name of your biggest trigger food]. I feel that it’s calling out to me!

“Pretty soon, I’ll zone out, mindlessly polish off one, two, three or more of [put in your trigger food], and I just can’t stop. Within days, weeks or months, I’ve gained five, 20, 40 pounds.

“It’s awful. I feel so out of control. I hate being a slave to my Crazy Cravings!”

Darn—or, if you like it, add your preferred expletive here—those Crazy Cravings can derail the most well-intentioned of us.

When our sudden, unpredictable Crazy Cravings take hold of us, our best-planned diet intentions can quickly slide down a gutter as if they were misbehaving bowling balls.

But you don’t have to be at the mercy of your Crazy Cravings…

It’s time to take charge, and I’ll be here all year on Cravings-Crushing Mondays to give you fast, convenient information and tools to whip out at a moment’s notice in our fast, convenience-driven world.

What are Cravings-Crushing Mondays?

Since many people blow their diets over the weekend and plan to get back to healthy eating the first day of the week, I’m presenting Cravings Crushing Mondays.

Every week in 2016, you’ll get fast, convenient, science-backed tips, tools and pointers so you can easily eat clean despite our fast, convenience-driven culture.

Taking Time to Unplug

It's Digital Detox Time

I’m utterly wiped out.

Years of not taking enough time for me — including worrying about my terminally ill Mom, grieving for her, healing from PTSD and then feeling massive digital overload  while trying to catch up so I can serve millions — has done me in.

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So now I’m taking vital down time for me so I can serve you better later.

For the past few years, I’ve been in massive creation mode, and all that writing, researching and creating Cravings-Crushing tools has drained me.

Before I get sick, I’m taking time off.

The recent vacation (and road trip) I took wasn’t much of a vacation, since I was stuck driving up and down the windy, treacherous Highway 1, which is one of America’s most dangerous roads. Talk about stressful.

Sure, it was beautiful but I had to be ever-so alert with the ocean below, while I was was working though the final vestiges of PTSD, or learning many new things.

I can’t even begin to tell you how konked out I feel. I desperately need down time from all that information juggling, finding new cravings research and creating tools to Crush Your Cravings.

Learn more about the dangers of digital overload and how it can really mess you up, including making you less productive.

Digital overload can really mess you up.

Now learn 7 Important Reasons to Unplug.

Have you felt wiped out recently? Have you taken down time? What did you do? Post your comments below (just following this link).

See you on Cravings-Crushing Monday.

Watch Out for Hidden Sugars on Your Holiday

Cravings-Crushing Monday (In Advance) Because of the Long July 4 Weekend

Independence Day in the United States is, of course, in the height of the picnic season. That means you’ll be offered and partake of a veritable feast of sugar-laden snacks and main courses — whether you know it or not.

CB-Patrioticfruittable (003)If you suffer from sugar cravings — or even if you don’t — this holiday can be tricky, especially if you aren’t armed with the right information.

You don’t need to be a nutritionist to know that it’s best to avoid sugar-sweetened cookies, brownies or cake cake—no matter how patriotically you decorate them.

But the Sneakiest Sugars in Disguise often grace your picnic tables.

And you wonder why you get Crazy Cravings after your ostensibly healthy meal?

Here’s a list of some popular picnic favorites and better options, which will help you to get through the day (or any sugar-laden holiday) feeling good.

Remember, the American Heart Association recommends that you limit your daily intake of added sugars to no more than 6 teaspoons if you’re a woman, or 9 teaspoons if you’re a man. And, as I’ve shared, I always advise eating less.

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Announcing: Free Crush Your Cravings Guide

Cravings-Crushing Monday Gift: 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings for You, Your Loved Ones & Online Friends

For this week’s Cravings-Crushing Monday, I have a special gift for you to help you begin to easily, effortlessly, even playfully Crush Your Cravings for good.

7_29_16_connie_eBook_standing Get help now to rise above your frustrating cravings.

Get ready to avoid temptation in this fast-food oriented, convenience-driven world.

I’m determined to help you Crush Your Cravings right away.

(In fact, for nearly four years, I’ve been studying and creating ways so you can Crush Your Cravings quickly and unobtrusively, using powerful, science-based tools.)

Ready to rock now?

Just sign up now to get your free, Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide.

In this easy-to-read, fun Cravings-Crushing, Quick-Start Guide, you’ll discover:

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Sugar is Addictive

Learn How the Research Shows You May Be Hooked

Do you find it hard to say no to sugary foods?

Cookies BowlIf so, you may be addicted to sugar.

In recent years, scientists have discovered fascinating findings, which reveal what sugaraholics have been feeling for years — they may be addicted.

Learn how in this fascinating episode of Gab with the Gurus, when I interviewed neuroscientist and addiction expert Nicole Avena, Ph.D., who has been conducting studies related to sugar and its addictive properties for the past 10 years.

If you’re a sugar addict, you definitely want to listen to this show.

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What is Cravings-Crushing Monday?

Join the Cravings-Crushing Monday Movement & Get Weekly Help to Slim Down & Boost Your Health

You know how absolutely awful you can feel on Monday, after a weekend of blowing your diet and feeling trapped by overpowering cravings to eat—or, rather scarf— various bad-for-you nonfoods?

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For many who’ve eaten badly over the weekend, Monday is often the day they vow to finally get back on track.

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The First Step to Quit Sugar

A Cravings-Crushing Monday Feature: Dream Big with Me

People often ask me, “Connie, what’s the very first thing I should do help me kick my sugar habit for good?”

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This has been one of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) I’ve been receiving for the past 18 years, ever since I reluctantly quit sweets and processed carbs on doctor’s orders. (For those of you want some help with the math, that was in 1998.)

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How to Ward off a Popcorn Urge

A Cravings-Crushing Monday Feature: My First Interview in Years for the Free Yourself From Dieting... Losing Weight from the Inside Out Summit

This week, for Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m going to share one ridiculously easy way to get a handle on your popcorn bingeing. However, this week, instead of writing about the tool, I’m urging you to listen to my first interview in about three years so you can discover how to take control of your popcorn intake while in the movie theater or when you’re on the run.

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I share this really remarkable Popcorn-Ignoring Tool in an interview I gave to Denise Barry for her Free Yourself From Dieting… Losing Weight From the Inside Out Summit.

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Sugar Shocker! Are You Overloading on Hidden Sweeteners? (Part 2)

A Cravings-Crushing Feature: You Be Unknowingly Gorging on 60 to 90 Tsp. of Added Sweeteners Each Day!

It’s time to get Sugar Shocked. Every day, you may be among millions, who are unknowingly gorging on some 60 to 90 teaspoons of Sneaky Hidden Sugars™, as I call them.

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Without realizing it, you may be overdosing on hidden sweeteners a whopping 22 times a day, as I revealed in Part 1 of this blog post

How did I arrive at this astounding figure?

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Are You Overdosing on Hidden Sugars? (Part 1 of 2)

A Cravings-Crushing Mondays™ Feature: Get the Shocking Sugar Truth!

You’re probably overdosing on some 60 to 90 teaspoons of Sneaky Hidden Sugars™—as I call them—at least 22 times a day.

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Indeed, you may be dipping in and out of Sugar Shock for much of your day, and you may be unknowingly sabotaging your weight-loss efforts every single time you eat foods from cans, jars or packages.  How can you be eating that much sugar?

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