Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute, Vol. 1 – Squash Your Sugar Cravings

I’m pleased to finally launch my new e-zine, Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute. I’m providing a copy here for those of you who aren’t on my mailing list yet. (Click here to get your copy e-mailed directly to you.) 

Of course, if you’re a member of my free, online KickSugar support group, you know that I couldn’t start your subscription sooner because, up until recently, I was researching and writing my book SUGAR SHOCK! pretty much around the clock (OK, give or take a very small amount of play time).

Your Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute is intended to be easy to digest and comprehend. It’s designed to take you only a minute or two to read, but you’ll be able to use the information to encourage, motivate, and inspire you for a long time. (For example, this issue features some valuable tips to squash your sugar cravings.)

In this e-zine, which will go out monthly (or thereabouts), you’ll receive quick-to-read, easy-to-follow, nutritional and lifestyle tips and tidbits that you can put to use right away. You’ll also get the sweet, (but sugarfree) scoop on some helpful, exciting services and products to help you achieve your goal.

Please forward this e-zine to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, exercise buddies, hairdressers, fellow PTA members and anyone you know who wants or needs to overcome their sugar (or simple-carb) habit. No matter what your reasons — to lose weight, to feel more focused, to gain more energy, to boost your libido, etc. — Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute is designed to help you. (Again, remember to subscribe now.)

By the way, I’d love to get your innovative suggestions, provocative questions, and intriguing comments.


Connie Bennett
Publisher, Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute
Author, SUGAR SHOCK! (Upcoming)
Expert/Coach to Break Your Sugar Habit
Founder/Moderator, Free Online KickSugar Support Group

Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute
Volume # 1 – June 24, 2005

Writer/Publisher: Connie Bennett
Copyright (c) 2005. All rights reserved.
Connie Bennett/A Sweeter You, LLC


Connie’s Tantalizing Tip:
Squash Your Sugar (and Simple-Carb) Cravings by Delaying

Quite often, members of my Free Online KickSugar Support Group ask, "How
can I curb my carb cravings to keep myself from gobbling an entire
package of cookies or crackers?"

One of the most powerful and potent strategies is to hold off before
doing anything you’ll regret later. (If you mindlessly shove those
fast-acting, Much-Like-Sugar carbs in your mouth, you might later feel
wiped out, spaced out, and moody.)

I learned the wonders of this incredible delaying strategy when I kicked
sweets and simple carbs back in 1998. To this day, I’m struck by how
simple,  effortless, and darn effective it is to just DELAY!

Anyone of any age can cultivate the art of delaying – even your kids.
All you have to do is promise yourself to hold off for a brief period of
time! Then, you can just delay over and over again, even for hours!
(Just think, the next morning you’ll be so relieved that you didn’t cave
into your cravings!)

Here are 6 ways this very easy delaying strategy can be a remarkable
ally and cultivated skill that helps you pull the plug on your unwanted
sugar habit.

1. Delaying (first 5 minutes, then 10 minutes, an hour, 2 hours, etc.)
before eating that brownie, cookie, or candy bar lets you break away
from your impulses so that you can easily detach from them.

2. Delaying allows you to zero in on what you’re really craving. Does
your body really need cookies, cake, and pretzels (I highly doubt it!?
Or would your amazing body rather have water, fresh vegetables and
fruits, high-quality protein, or healthy fats? 

3. Delaying lets you take positive, health-promoting action by simple
inaction. Yes, doing absolutely nothing can be vital and pivotal when
kicking or cutting back on sweets and refined carbs.

4. Delaying for 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, and more allows your
cravings to readily subside while you get involved with other things.

5. Delaying gives you a chance to get in touch with your true feelings.
What the heck is really going on that makes these quickie carbs so
tantalizing to you?

6. Delaying permits you to take pride in yourself that you put off a
short-lived, self-defeating immediate gratification in favor of a
long-term positive outcome. (Isn’t it far preferable to lose weight,
have more energy, and concentrate better than giving in one moment and
feeling the consequences?)

In short, simple delaying is truly one of the most effective tools a
successful Sugar Kicker can use.

Personal Exercise Action

You can begin to become a delaying expert now! As the saying goes,
"practice makes perfect."

– Next time you have a hankering for something sweet (that’s processed),
begin by delaying. Do it first for 5 minutes-you can easily do that!

– Now, step outside your obsessive sugary thoughts and wait 10 minutes.

– Then hold off another 20 minutes. (Be creative with your delaying

– Then really challenge yourself! (Wait an hour, then 2 hours, or maybe
even the whole evening. You can do it!)

– And, finally write about your experience in a journal or notebook.

Tell us about your delaying experience!   

By delaying, you could learn a lot about yourself and the power of a focused mind.

Stay tuned for more Squash Sugar Cravings tips in future issues of your
Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Minute.


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Who is Connie Bennett & Why Should You Listen to Her

Connie Bennett is a former sugar addict, an experienced journalist, and author of the upcoming book, SUGAR SHOCK! (a well-known physician — to be named later — will be my co-author). She now coaches people to kick sweets and refined carbs.

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Connie Bennett is the bestselling author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House), one or both of which have been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and many others. Connie is now completing her next book, Crush Your Cravings On the Go™ and the companion Crush Your Cravings System, both of which will help people easily, quickly let their cravings go. Her interest in the subject was triggered in late 2012, when she walloped by Crazy Carb Cravings after helplessly standing by her abusive, dying mother .

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