From Connie Bennett, author of the bestseller Sugar Shock!—the engaging book that Dr. Mehmet Oz said “spills the beans” on the shocking impact of sugar and simple carbohydrates—comes her eagerly awaited followup, Beyond Sugar Shock, the first book to provide a simple, practical Mind-Body-Spirit plan to help you break free of your sugar or carb addiction.
If you’re one of millions of people who suffer from excess weight, low libido, overpowering fatigue, mood swings, and many other unexplained ailments, Beyond Sugar Shock will give you an easy, step-by-step, six-week program that gently guides you to gleefully let go of your destructive junk food habit for good.
In this friendly, compassionate book, you’ll get:
- A playful, yet eye-opening Sugar Shock Quiz that helps you discover why you use carbs as a crutch.
- Innovative, tried-and-true techniques to stomp out your nagging sugar and carb cravings.
- Entertaining, interactive “Adventurcises” (adventurous exercises), which invite you to do “Sugary Soul Searching,” “Snatch Enough Vitamin Z,” “Be Gentle if You Slip,” or “Playfully Say ‘No’ With Sass.”
- A simple meal plan with tasty recipes to help you break away from S.A.D.—the nutrient-deprived, sugar-loaded Standard American Diet.
- Sweet affirmations to refresh, rejuvenate, and renew your Mind, Body, and Spirit.
- Inspiring, heartwarming Sweet Success Stories, with dramatic before-and-after photos.
Beyond Sugar Shock will show you that releasing your sugar or carb addiction is easier than you think—and is even fun! What’s more, when you let go of your addiction, you’ll experience an overpowering sensation of joyous freedom.
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|“A much-needed book! I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my own well-being. In this book, you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. There is no greater feeling, and it is your birthright.”
—Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
|“Beyond Sugar Shock gives you everything you need to bring more sweetness and health into your life… without the risk of sugar!”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
|“Sugar is not good for your brain. It increases erratic brain cell firing, promotes inflammation, and is clearly addictive. Beyond Sugar Shock can help you get sugar out of your life and replace it with health and vitality. It is a powerful program full of easy tips and tactics.”
—Daniel G. Amen, M.D., best-selling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
|“Beyond Sugar Shock fearlessly tackles the nation’s number-one health crisis: the diabesity epidemic. Connie Bennett offers real-life solutions, recipes, take-action programs, and spoton science to help break the sugar addiction that is fueling our nation’s health epidemic.”
—Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of The Fat Flush Plan and Fat Flush for Life
|“This enjoyable book shows you how to change your diet, reduce your sugar intake, lose weight, and enjoy greater energy than ever before.”
—Brian Tracy, author of Earn What You’re Really Worth
|“If you are ready to love yourself and your body, abandon the wounds of your past, and free yourself from unhealthy addictions, then read Beyond Sugar Shock.”
—Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope, and Healing
|“Connie Bennett’s Beyond Sugar Shock is a valuable and important addition to the growing literature on sugar addiction.”
—Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS, author of Living Low Carb and The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth
|“This refreshing and enlightening book shows how to release sugar addiction easily. It can save your life. Read it!”
—Dr. Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor
|“Get this book or risk being trapped in a sugar roller coaster for years to come—or getting diabetes, cancer, and other deadly diseases.”
—Mark Sisson, founder of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation
|“Tired of being a sugar junkie? Ready to feel better instead of guilty? Then this book is for you. Connie Bennett, Sugar Freedom Coach extraordinaire, will show you how to ditch your sugar addiction by treating your body, mind, and spirit with tenderness, compassion, and even humor!”
—Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., integrative physician and author of Beat Sugar Addiction Now!
|“As I’ve discovered myself, one of the keys to being happy is eating well, which includes limiting sugar consumption. But as any sugar addict knows, this is a tough habit to kick! In Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Bennett shows you an easy and empowering way to say farewell to those ‘sweet poisons.'”
—Marci Shimoff, New York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason
|“If you’re a sugar addict like most people, you need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. This compassionate, comforting, uplifting book will change your life.”
—Kathy Smith, International Fitness Expert
“If you’ve been addicted to a harmful substance, to overeating, or even to being a doormat, listen to the voice within that begs you to be big rather than small, and take one corrective step.”
—Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., #1 New York Times best-selling author of Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
Welcome. I invite you to imagine that I’m giving you a warm, joyful, congratulatory hug because you’re about to embark on what could be the most exciting adventure of your life.
Together we’ll go on a thrilling, fulfilling, interactive escapade that engages, motivates, and nurtures you. This six-week program will help you appreciate, honor, respect, and approve of your body; revitalize, refresh, and renew yourself; improve your concentration and become more productive; boost your metabolism and moods; peel off those extra unwanted pounds that may have been plaguing you for years; rev up your libido (yes, this can happen!); recharge your relationships; put your health back on track; and heighten your pleasure in just about everything you choose to do.
In Beyond Sugar Shock, we’ll celebrate wholesome, quality foods, because when you let go of your junk-food habit, you’ll begin to relish clean, healthy foods. You’ll also be getting a compassionate, far-reaching, life-changing Mind-Body-Spirit program, which offers you easy tools and tactics to bring all of your thoughts, emotions, spirituality, and physical needs into alignment.
That’s what makes Beyond Sugar Shock so different. Most books about how to change what you eat and lose weight focus almost exclusively on what you put in your mouth and how much you exercise. After spending well over a decade educating, inspiring, and coaching sugar and carb addicts like you and creating tips and techniques to keep you gleefully sugar-free, I’ve discovered that adjusting what you eat or how much you move isn’t nearly enough to help you totally release your carb addiction.
Trust me, your Mind matters, too. You’re far more likely to complete this program successfully and make permanent changes to the way you eat if you maintain a positive attitude and mind-set over the next six weeks. That means staying happy, engaged, and focused as you move from one week’s activities to the next.
I’ll also show you some fantastic ways to control those insidious mind games otherwise known as cravings. Now that you’re kicking sugar, cravings may hit, so you want to be prepared.
Okay, so Body and Mind probably make a lot of sense to you. But Spirit? After all, you just want to quit sugar or shed weight, not become a woo-woo, airy-fairy person, right? Let me explain.
Most sugar addicts, I’ve noticed, are steeped, mired, and entrapped in negative thought patterns. For one thing, they’re often overly focused on their bodies or weight. Their self-disgust is almost palpable. In fact, when people first come to me for help, they often say things like, “I hate my body” or “I detest my big belly.” They also believe that quitting their heavily entrenched habit is close to impossible. They’ll say, “I just can’t envision life without my favorite sugary snacks.”
That’s why just addressing your Mind and Body isn’t nearly enough. To truly make lasting peace with your sugar or carb relationship—and to rise above it and let it go—you also need to address your Spirit. By that word, I mean two things. First, your goal is to regularly fill up on activities that nourish and replenish you. For instance, you’ll need to get both sufficient Vitamin Z (sleep) and physical activity. Both will lift your Spirit.
Once you’ve boosted your morale, you’ve set the stage to take yourself to an even higher plane so you can really focus on your Spirit. Doing such enriching activities as meditation, forgiveness, gratitude, or yoga will soothe you, lift your moods, and strengthen your ability to happily and gracefully follow through with this program. You may even begin to experience more joy and freedom, feel more connected to your higher consciousness, and become more eager to pursue your passions.
Letting go of your addictions will allow you to get a yummy, sweeter, delicious, scrumptious, luscious, sensuous life—one that I call sweeterlicious. You’ll also experience an exhilarating feeling of liberation from your sugar addiction, as many of my private and group coaching clients, as well as thousands of Sugar Kickers I’ve helped worldwide, have discovered.
It’s time to buckle up. Beyond Sugar Shock will give you a fast-moving, rollercoaster ride to a slimmer, sexier body, a happier disposition, and a sweeterlicious life. Get ready to be inspired!