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Get Ready to Calm Your Crazy Cravings with Me

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Do you find that whenever stress strikes, deadline hits, your kids misbehave or grief wallops you, you’re seized by absolutely urgent, overpowering Crazy Cravings™ for easily accessible, fiber-stripped carbohydrates or other sugary, salty, fatty foods?
Then, the next thing you know, fueled by your frantic cravings, you hunt out your favorite trigger foods, which, of course, are quite easy to find.
After all, unless we live in the boonies or the outbacks, we’re in the midst of a junk-food jungle, which is full of convenience stores, bakeries, and carts that sell a plethora of tempting donuts, candies, cookies, crackers, chips, and junk foods.
What’s a wanna-be healthy eater to do?
And what can you do if you want to lose weight and your cravings keep derailing you?
Well, you need to learn to Calm Your Crazy Cravings™, as I put it.
Lately, I’ve been wracking my brain and exhaustively researchng how to help you do just that.
In fact, that’s why, as you may have noticed. I haven’t been posting as much lately on this Sugar Shock Blog or on my Huffington Post or Heal Your Life blogs.
You see, I’ve been deep into writing and researching my third book, Calm Your Crazy Cravings (that’s the wokring title).
My next book will help you finally let go of your urgent urges for unhealthy sugary, salty, fatty junk foods, or what I call nonfoods or unreal foods.
My next book, which I’ve been working on intensely for two years, while healing after the death of my mother, is the the follow up to my books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock.
Although — as I mentioned in My Carb Confession here and then later here, when I thanked Sean Croxton for inspring me to come clean — the initial inspiration for this book grew out of my own challenging, traumatic experiences and Crazy Cravings, my next book can help millions, I believe, to rise about those incessant desires for unreal foods, which can lead you to disease and even an early death.
Anyhow, I ask you to please be patient with me a while longer, because I’m sooooooo close to finishing my book, Calm Your Crazy Cravings, and then I’ll be posting lots of great tips for you.
For now, I invite you to get excited! At last, you’ll get help to rise above your Crazy Cravings.
Alex-JamiesonIn the meantime, I encourage you to get valuable perspective, awesome insights and wonderful help to understand and manage your cravings from my astute colleague, Alex Jamieson.
Alex offers a different, wortehile, brilliant perspective on the subject of cravings. (Yes, our books will complement each other well.)
The empowering, personable Alex Jamieson — who I had the pleasure of meeting years ago while living in New York City and who I saw recently at an awesome event for health experts presented by cutting-edge health guru JJ Virgin — is now gearing up for the publication of her next book, Women, Food and Desire, which comes out in January.
In fact, you may have been one of millions, who had the pleasure of seeing her on such shows as “Oprah” or “The National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel” or in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me.
You also can hear her inspring TedX talk here.
In fact, I’m honored to be able to present Alex as one of more than 20 experts, who will participate in my upcoming Sugar World Summit. Stay tuned for details.
In the meantime, talk to us.
Join the Crazy Cravings Conversation™. What foods do you most crave and when? Post your comment now.
Photo Credit: Please note that since I’m on book deadline, I haven’t resarched if it’s okay to use this artwork above. If not, please let me know and I’ll take it down. In the meantime, I want to profusely thank Clipart Vector for this awesome cartoon. Check them out.

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Confessing is Cleansing & Empowering

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Last week before heading out of town, I finally made My Big Carb Confession about how, for months after losing my mother and reeling from My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom, I stopped walking my clean-carbs talk.
Bittersweet_banner_final (2)Although in my grief, trauma and anguish, I NEVER had sugar as I had in 1998, suddenly, Crazy Carb Cravings™ pounced on me, and I mindlessly shoveled in movie popcorn, corn nuggets and onion rings.
This week, I wrote a follow-up post to thank prolific blogger and podcaster Sean Croxton for inspiring me to make my Confessions of a Health Expert.
Now, this morning, after continuing to eat only wholesome foods and beverages and cranking up my workout routine, I lost yet another pound.
This was exciting news. I finally hit my previous weight, the one before Mom became terminally ill. Woo Hoo!
Evidently, confessing about my carb relapse so publicly has been quite cleansing.
First, in a post on this Sugar Shock Blogg, I made My Big Carb Confession.
Then, over the weekend, without planning to do it, fueled by courage, I spontaneously admitted to some 100-plus fellow health experts that I’d had a carb relapse. (This was at an amazing event presented by JJ Viirgin, one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts and bestselling author of The Virgin Diet.).
Of course, confessing is an important part of most religions, but owning up to my carb “sinning” in such a public way, first on this Sugar Shock Blog and then to other health experts has unleased a tremendous enthusiasm, passon and power in me.
Not only did I shed more weight, but at long last, I finished the preface to my next book, How this Book Came to Be: My Tale of Trauma, Temptation and Triumph.
I’ve been working on this very challenging section of the book for more than a year, and I’ve rewritten it at least dozens of times.
Stay tuned for a blog post to learn How to Break a Weight-Loss Plateau (something I experienced).
And keep a lookout for news about the upcoming Sugar World Summit, which will feature world-renowned experts in health, wellness, sugar and addiction.
Join the Conversation. When was the last time you confessed something that embarrassing? We want to hear from you. Post your thoughts here.

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Confessions of a Health Expert: Special Thanks to Sean Croxton

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We’d like to hear from you. What is your Big Confession? It feels great to do! Join us! Together, let’s move on to create a glorious life. Talk to us now.
Last week, before heading out of town to hang out with some fellow health experts, I made what I consider My Big Carb Confession.
I finally came clean about how for months after my Mom passed away, when I was walloped by grief, anguish and symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), I quit walking my clean carbs talk.
What a relief it was to finally admit that I’d had a relapse! That freed me up to plunge into my big plans.
Indeed, admitting to you that I had flopped has now unleashed a new enthusiasm and excitement in me to serve you. In fact, not only am I back to eating cleanly (and have been for a year), but I’m also working on an exciting new book to help you Tame Your Cravings™.
In case you missed My Big Carb Confession, here’s a summary of what I shared:
After my mother died, for months, I did lots of what I now call Heartbreak Eating™ or Heartbreak Bingeing™ of refined carbs, as well as salty cheeses and oily nuts. (FYI, this wasn’t just emotional eating. Heartbreak Bingeing — which is fueled by colossal,gut-wrenching, profound pain caused by huge loss, abuse, or even betrayal — is far more intense, frenetic, and frantic than emotional eating.)
Although I cavorted with carbs in a big way — shoveling in movie popcorn, onion rings, and corn nuggets — I did, however, continue to steer clear of my old sugary favorites, which I’d quit in 1998, as I reveal in my books, Sugar Shock.and Beyond Sugar Shock.
My Heartbreak Eating had led me to pack on 20 extra pounds. .
What’s more, for months, due to the intensity and ferocity of my grief, PTSD, and anguish, I kept ignoring what I know well, which is that processed carbohydrates quickly convert to sugar in your bloodstream, which is why, for years I’ve been calling them quickie carbs, fast carbs, culprit carbs and much-like-sugar carbs.
In short, all those fast carbs I’d been inhaling had been sending me flying in and out of Sugar Shock, or more accurately, Carb Shock. Hence my many symptoms of depression (and how!), mood swings, crying spells (lots of them), insomnia, and big brain fog.
Of course, grief over the loss of a loved one is tough enough to face, but when you eat crappy carbs, you exacerbate your many ailments, which is what happened to me.
Anyhow, for about a year, I’ve been back to eating cleanly, thanks to lots of healing work and workshops, including grief counseling, therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), energy work and many cool tactics, which I’ve created or discovered to help me confront those Crazy Carb Cravings™.
I’m also happy to report that I’m close to my weight loss goal. I’ve shed 18 of the 20 pounds I gained doing Heartbreak Eating, and I’m now working off the additional inches to get back to my previous slim, toned figure.
Making My Big Carb Confession.was a huge deal for me. I was embarrassed to admit that I fell offf the wagon and that I was no longer doing what I encourage others to do.
Sen Croxton UW For months, I’d been thinking about coming clean about my carb relapse.
That’s why I need and want to thank the amazing Sean Croxton, whose Confessoins of a Health Blogger post finally gave me courage to make My Big Carb Confession.
I urge you to get on Sean Croxton’s mailing list. Sean is a passionate health and fitness professional, who is dedicated to revolutionizng the way the world thinks about health.
His Underground Wellness videos and Underground Wellness Radio are quite popular, and I encourage you to listen to these exciting programs, where you can catch Sean interview such top names in health and fitness such as Paul Chek, Mark Sisson, Dr. Robert Lustig, Julia Ross, and Cynthia Pasquella..
Anyhow, thank you, Sean, for inspiring me to join you in making My Big Carb Confession.
We’d like to hear from you. What is your Big Confession? It feels great to do! Join us! Together, let’s move on to create a glorious life. Talk to us now.

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Break Free With Me Tomorrow for Free – Skinny Jeans Telesummit

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Imagine being able to zip up your jeans without having to suck in your stomach.
Slip into jeans Did I get your attention? I hope so.
So, think about how great it would be to slip into your skinny jeans. Plus, feel how great it would be to get fit, boost your energy, to live like a champion and to let go of your self-sabotage, stress and feelings of unworthiness.
To learn how to do all of that, join seven of us experts for a free, four-week Skinny Jeans Telesummit, which is now being offered taking place Tuesday and Wednesdays at 2 pm EST (11 am PST) until June 8.
This event is brought to you by my friend Ashley Mahaffey, a certified personal trainer and fitness strategy expert.
For the Skinny Jeans Telesummit, Heather Fleming, Dr. Melissa McCreery, Sean Croxton, Ann Vertel, Dr. Dennis Waitley, Ashley and I will help you get fit and healthy in mind and body.
You’ll hear us help you succeed in:
* Performance
* Conscious nutrition
* Hormone balancing
* Stress reduction
* Fat burning exercise
* Champion visioning
* Ending overeating and emotional-eating
* Conquering your sugar addiction (That’s my topic.)
Here’s the remaining schedule for the Skinny Jeans Telesummit. All events take place at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific.)
* My program — Tuesday, May 25 – Connie Bennett
* Wednesday, May 26 – Melissa McCreery
* Tuesday, June 1 – Ashley Mahaffey
* Wednesday, June 2 – Sean Croxton
* Tuesday, June 8 – Heather Fleming
Sign up now to join the free Skinny Jeans Telesummit.
Feel free to invite your friends and loved ones, too. Just send them to http://tinyurl.com/SkinnyJeansTelesummit-Connie

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Slip Into Your Skinny Jeans & Live Like a Champion — Free Telesummit Begins Tomorrow

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Imagine being able to zip up your jeans without having to suck in your stomach.
Slip into jeans Did I get your attention? I hope so.
So, think about how great it would be to slip into your skinny jeans. Plus, feel how great it would be to get fit, boost your energy, to live like a champion and to let go of your self-sabotage, stress and feelings of unworthiness.
To learn how to do all of that, join seven of us experts for a free, four-week Skinny Jeans Telesummit, which begins tomorrow at 2 pm EST (11 am PST).
The seven-session event is held Tuesday and Wednesdays at 2 pm EST (11 am PST) for the next four weeks, from May 18 to June 8.
This event is brought to you by my friend Ashley Mahaffey, a certified personal trainer and fitness strategy expert.
For the Skinny Jeans Telesummit, Heather Fleming, Dr. Melissa McCreery, Sean Croxton, Ann Vertel, Dr. Dennis Waitley, Ashley and I will help you get fit and healthy in mind and body.
You’ll hear us help you succeed in:
* Performance
* Conscious nutrition
* Hormone balancing
* Stress reduction
* Fat burning exercise
* Champion visioning
* Ending overeating and emotional-eating
* Conquering your sugar addiction (That’s my topic.)
Here’s the schedule for the Skinny Jeans Telesummit. All events take place at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific.)
* Tuesday, May 18 – Denis Waitley
* Wednesday, May 19 – Ann Vertel
* My program — Tuesday, May 25 – Connie Bennett
* Wednesday, May 26 – Melissa McCreery
* Tuesday, June 1 – Ashley Mahaffey
* Wednesday, June 2 – Sean Croxton
* Tuesday, June 8 – Heather Fleming
Sign up now to join the free Skinny Jeans Telesummit.
Feel free to invite your friends and loved ones, too. Just send them to http://tinyurl.com/SkinnyJeansTelesummit-Connie