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Tempted by Cupcakes On My Book, Beyond Sugar Shock? Cover Them Up!

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Are you hooked on cupcakes but want (and need) to get my book, Beyond Sugar Shock?
Follow the advice of my creative Facebook friend Natalie Rothman, who came up with an innovative way of dealing with those enticing cupcakes on the cover of my book.
Just paste a piece of pater cover those annoying (but pretty) cupcakes!
Thank you, Natalie, for this brilliant idea!
And thank you for sharing a photo with would-be readers of Beyond Sugar Shock about how you got rid of temptation.
Please forgive me, but your photo really cracked me up!
Now bear in mind that I’m not laughing at you — I’m cracking up at your ingenious way of dealing with the enticing cupcakes. Most sugar addicts — as I’ve discovered from working with you for almost a decade — are really sharp people!
It’s now time for an apology to all you sugar addicts out there.
Please, please forgive me if the cupcakes on the cover of my new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, are too enticing for you right now!
But bear in mind that at the end of our six-week adventure together, those cupcakes won’t bother you in the least if I do my job right as your Sugar Freedom Coach/guide and if you use the innovative tools you get in this program.
Why Are Cupcakes on the Cover of Beyond Sugar Shock? Am I Being Mean to You Readers?

Catching Up With Connie

Tony Horton Dishes Great Tips & Info on Gab with the Gurus

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Did you catch today’s Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with fitness guru Tony Horton?
Get ready to be motivated, encouraged, challenged, excited, and intrigued.
Tony — the founder of the amazing P90X and other programs and author of Bring It! The Revolutionary Fitness Plan for All Levels That Burns Fat, Builds Muscle, and Shreds Inches — shared lots of valuable information.
You’ll love our Gab with the Gurus interview!
Listen now — or whenever you like — to this amazing interview.
Listen to internet radio with Gab With the Gurus on Blog Talk Radio
Tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc. to listen, too.

Beware of Hidden Sugars

Is Sugar as Toxic as Alcohol? Researchers Say Yes

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In recent years, scientists have theorized that sugar can be as addictive as alcohol or tobacco.
You, of course, know how easy it is to get hooked on sweets — and how incredibly challenging and difficult it can be to break free of your sugar addiction.
(In fact, because breaking free from sugar is so tough, I’ve devoted an entire book to take you on a fun, empowering journey so you can easily let go of your addiction. Beyond Sugar Shock — which will be published in June and which you can pre-order now — is designed to hold you by the hand and guide you to what I call Sugar Freedom.)
So since sugar is addictive, should this commonplace but potentially harmful (even deadly) substance be regulated?
Acclaimed researcher Robert Lustig, M.D. and a team of UCSF researchers say yes.
They argue that sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health.
Indeed, Dr. Lustig, along with Laura Schmidt, Ph.D., Claire Brindis, D.P.H. and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), contend that sugar’s potential for abuse, coupled with its toxicity and pervasiveness in the Western diet, make it a primary culprit of this worldwide health crisis.
They maintain that sugar is fueling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
The authors then advocate taxing sugary foods and controlling sales to children under 17.
According to their statistics, reported on CBS New’s HealthPop, worldwide sugar intake has tripled in the last 50 years, and the average person is taking in a whopping 500 calories from added sugar in processed foods alone.
So what do you think? Should sugar be regulated?
A special thank you: Photo credit is due here (flickr) and here (DailyBurn).
Post your ideas here on this Sugar Shock Blog and/or on my Facebook Smart Habits Fans page.

Beyond Sugar Shock

Pre-Order Beyond Sugar Shock and Win a Complimentary Strategy Session

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Would you like to shed weight, get more energy, boost your libido and get along better with loved ones?
Well, if you quit sugar, all of that can happen — and more.
Since my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is coming out on June, I’ve decided to make you an an amazing offer so you can get help now.
Be among the first 100 people to pre-order my book, Beyond Sugar Shock, and win a 20-minute complimentary Strategy Session with me.
And if you’re among the first 50 people to pre-order Beyond Sugar Shock, you’ll get a full hour with me.
Get help to win your sugar battle now!
Just pre-order Beyond Sugar Shock now and get help.
Then e-mail me proof of ordering the book, and we’ll set up your free session. I will begin offering complimentary Strategy Sessions in January.
I forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your support!

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Beyond Sugar Shock is On the Way – See the Cool New Cover from Hay House

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Beyond Sugar Shock, the follow-up to my first book, Sugar Shock, is on the way!
Check out the exciting new book cover, which the talented people at Hay House (my publisher) created. Isn’t it stunning?
Beyond Sugar Shock
So, what’s the difference between my first book, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life– and How You Can Get Back on Track. and my second book, Beyond Sugar Shock?
To begin, you need to know how you’re damaging your body. So Sugar Shock dished the dirt about sugar and refined carbs.
Now, this book provides a simple Mind-Body-Spirit program that shows you how to gently let go of your sugar habit for good.
How will you benefit by releasing your sugar habit?
You’ll shave off unwanted excess pounds, get energy, be happier, boost your libido and get a life that I call sweeterlicious — my word for sweeter, delicious, scrumptuous and luscious.
Learn more about Beyond Sugar Shock here.
By the way, I’m honored and pleased that Joshua Rosenthal, head of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, was kind enough to write the foreword.
Please help me get the buzz going about Beyond Sugar Shock!
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Beyond Sugar Shock: Why I’ve Been Away a Lot — Coming Soon

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You may have noticed that I haven’t been super active on this Sugar Shock Blog during the past few months.
That’s because I’ve been quite busy writing, rewriting, and wrapping up work for my next book Beyond Sugar Shock.
The subtitle is: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter.
This book is the follow up to my first book, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life– and How You Can Get Back on Track.
Earlier, I announced Beyond Sugar Shock here and also here. And here is my my recent post about it.
Hay HouseBeyond Sugar Shock, marks the culmination of more than 13 years of researching and helping sugar addicts. (Of course, I also learned a lot by quitting sugar myself in 1998, on doctor’s orders.)
Beyond Sugar Shock is coming to you, thanks to my publisher, Hay House, which is the international leader in self-help and transformational publishing.
This book is designed to help you if you’re a sugar addict of any size or shape — overweight, obese, or even slim.
It’s also for you if you’ve been plagued by headaches, anxiety, crazy cravings, brain fog, fatigue, low libido, severe PMS, or other unexplained symptoms.
Beyond Sugar Shock will provide you with a simple six-week program, which allows you to release your sugar addiction easily and effortlessly.
For instance, in Beyond Sugar Shock:
You’ll get simple, fun Mind-Body-Spirit techniques to break free of your sugar addiction.
You’ll undertake simple, interactive adventurcises™ (my word for adventurous exercises), which will drive you to important self-discoveries.
You’ll get several dozen ways to stomp out your sugar cravings.
You’ll discover your sugar color code. (Yes, we’re all different in our relationship with sweets, and this knowledge will empower you to make the right choices for you.)
You’ll detox gradually so that your body, mind and spirit won’t go into shock as you move beyond your sugar obsessions and towards a better life.
You’ll get healthy meal plans and tasty recipes from a nutritionist and exercise physiologist.
And much more.
Hay House is releasing Beyond Sugar Shock on May 1, but in the meantime, you can sign up for a pre-recorded Sugar Freedom Now Course, in which you’ll get to learn some amazingly simple techniques to help you break free.
In addition, stay tuned for some special programs.
Stay tuned for a sneak peek at the gorgeous cover! And I invite you to get excited and spread the word to friends.

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Sugar Addicts: Listen to Free Teleseminar Now

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Did you catch my recent, free teleseminar/webinar, 7 Fast-Track Secrets to Release Your Sugar Addiction & Shed Excess Weight? Just submit your email and contact info below, and you’ll get a link to listen automatically sent to you. In our program, you’ll discover: 1) What one activity will help you lose weight and it doesn’t […]

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Think Big With Gregorian

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As I’m now in the final phase of writing my book,Beyond Sugar Shock (for Hay House), I’m often being inspired, encouraged and motivated by the German band, Gregorian
As I listen to this group’s Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs, words, ideas and thoughts are coming at me — thank you, Universal Intelligence — so I can help people around the world break free of their sugar addiction and let loose of extra weight.
No matter what your religion, I believe these tunes can bring you to a higher, more positive place.
I urge you to join me in becoming a fan of this uplifting band, Gregorian.
Now listen to a couple of my favorite tunes, thanks to YouTube.
My book, Beyond Sugar Shock, awaits!

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Zumba Success Stories: Are You One?

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Do you absolutely adore Zumba Fitness?
In fact, has Zumba changed your life?
In other words, are you a Zumba success story?
Have you lost weight, kicked sugar, or achieved other goals, in large part, because of your love of Zumba Fitness?
Please let me know ASAP so I can share your story with others and inspire them, too.
By the way, Zumba fans, did you listen to my short (15-minute) radio interview on my Gab with the Gurus Show with Zumba founder Alberto (“Beto”) Perez?
You can listen at any time.
If you’re a Zumba success story, just write back here. Please provide your full name, location (partial is OK), age (if you’re comfortable), and tell me how Zumba has helped you. Also, please let me know how I may contact you. Please note that when you post this remark, it will appear on my blog so be comfortable with everything you say.
If you’re having challenges posting your comment to this blog, feel free to contact me through my website, but ideally, you’ll try here first, so your remark will get posted to this Zumba entry.
By the way, if you’re not a fan of Zumba yet, join us! Just find a class here.