If you’ve ever felt like a prisoner to sweets or processed carbs, you’ll relate to my tale.
My health journey began more than a decade ago when I was a huge sugar addict, carb junkie, night owl, and frazzled, deadlines-driven, overworked journalist. At the time, I was walloped by 44 baffling ailments, including scary heart palpitations, crushing fatigue, unpredictable mood swings, ferocious headaches, severe PMS, embarrassing sobbing spells; monstrous sugar and carb cravings, unsettling depression, and more.
My many symptoms took me to several doctors over the years. Finally, one smart M.D. had answers. “You have severe reactive hypoglycemia,” my doctor told me. “Quit eating sugar and processed carbohydrates. If you do, your headaches, heart palpitations, and cravings will go away.”
Let’s face it. I did not want to follow my physician’s advice. But I was desperate to feel better. Besides, I was intrigued. Within days, all 44 of my symptoms vanished. Suffice it to say that I was excited, energized, and intrigued.
Now that I was feeling good again, I became driven to discover The Sour Scoop about Sweets. At the same time, since kicking sugar wasn’t always easy, I began to find and create super-simple, powerful, research-backed tools to quit the sweet, dangerous stuff.
My fascination in the subject of sugar’s dangers led to my first book, Sugar Shock: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life–And How You Can Get Back on Track (Berkley Books, 2007). It quickly became a bestseller. (At the time, not many books about sugar had been released.)
Thankfully, many world-renowned experts praised it, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman, JJ Virgin, and actress/author Marilu Henner. Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra was contributing author, and Dr. Nicholas Perricone wrote the foreword.
Suddenly, readers and fans — who were Impressed by my sugar-free energy, excitement, and effervescence — people began to quiz me repeatedly about my secrets to let sugar go. That led me to coaching, inspiring and guiding people worldwide. (Because I wanted to really help people, I also studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching.)
After a decade of helping sugar addicts and hosting The Sugar Freedom Course, my second book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter (Hay House, 2012), was published. It also quickly became an international bestseller and was endorsed by many experts, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Bernie Siegel.
Now I’m thrilled to be back to inspire, motivate and encourage you. Here are ways I can help you:
- First, check out my motivating blog posts, which appear on what I call Woo-Hoo Wednesday and Follow Friday. (In addition, sign up for my ezine so you can get updates. Just subscribe here.
- Connect with me on Connie Bennett Facebook fan page.
- Follow me on Twitter.
- Check out my new Instagram account. (As you’ll see, I got really behind because I had to make completing my book my top priority.)
- Again, make sure to get your copy of my free ebbook, free 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings on the Go.
- And stay tuned for my upcoming book, I blew my diet! Now what? Stop Blaming Yourself, Crush Your Cravings, and Lose Weight for Good (September 12, 2023).
See you soon!