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It’s Not About the Cookies: Shed Weight with Colette Baron-Reid

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Do you turn to cookies, cakes, pasta and other junk foods for comfort?
When stress hits you, do you gain extra weight without even eating extra food?
Do worry and overeating go together?
If so, you want to join today’s special Gab with the Gurus Show with Colette Baron-Reid, the internationally renowned intuitive counselor, life coach, speaker and author of Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much.
On today’s Gab with the Gurus Show, you will learn:
How emotional eating is not about the food.
How to set healthy boundaries.
How your thoughts can make you fat or think.
What the connection is between stress and cortisol.
How to let go of self-bullying, which will help you release the weight.
How do discover radical self-acceptance.
Listen to this show live or later, at your convenience. Please spread the word about this show to your friends and colleagues.
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9 Ways Strategic Social Media Breaks Make You More Social

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In today’s world you need to be social even if you’re not naturally gregarious or extroverted.
To spread the word about your book, program, product, or professional expertise, you have to be active in social media in a BIG way, using such tools as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your blog, Pinterest, etc.
But what if you’re feeling decidedly anti-social, because you’re facing a grueling Dark Night of the Soul?
Should you continue to post regularly on Facebook, Twitter, and your blog when you’re enduring an existential crisis like a terminally ill parent or spouse, the breakup of your long-term marriage, or the death of a cherished loved one?
TwitterWhen you’re shaken up by such a trying situation, I contend, you need to take Strategic Social Media Breaks of varying lengths of time—from a few days to a few weeks.
Something interesting happens when you become deliberately anti-social. Ultimately, after you devote time to yourself and your healing, you ultimately become more social.
In other words, staying away from social media paves the way for you to become active again and to return with vitality, peace of mind, and a better frame of mind.
Gab with the Gurus Large LogoFor my part, I discovered the value and need to take Strategic Social Media Breaks soon afterddiscovering that my mother—who lived on the other side of the country—was terminally ill with stage 4 lung cancer.
Over the next two years, I took several Social Media Breaks—during Mom’s final months when we enjoyed a plethora of plays, operas, and farmer’s markets together, and she taught me how to die with grace and spunk.
Three months before Mom died, I became quite active again on social media when my new new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, was published. But soon afterwards, I needed a longer Social Media Break after Mom passed away and I was grief-stricken and depressed.
Again, I needed more time away from social media when I needed to travel around to find a new, peaceful place to live; and when I needed to Take Back My Power and heal from my mother’s unintentional cancer-driven rage, abuse, betrayal and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
If you’re facing a family crisis, I urge you to step back from social media. Here are nine benefits of staying away from the Web for a few days or weeks.
You can spend precious time with a loved one. (This is especially important if your loved one is very ill.).
You can take ample time to go inward and put your attention on nurturing and nourishing yourself.
Focusing on yourself rather than on posts or tweets allows you to emerge more compassionate and committed to giving valuable information to your fans through social media..
When you’re absent from social media, you can become more fully present in your life.
You can reassess your priorities without getting distracted by social media.
When you shift your focus from serving others to preserving yourself, it’s easier to triumph over your stressful, heart-breaking situations.
When you’re not concerned about the responses you’re getting to a comment, quote or photo you posted on Facebook, your blog or Google+, you have more energy to face your profound pain, which, in turn, will help you move faster away from the dark and into the light.
When you’re not sidetracked by social media, you can gain valuable perspective, insights, and the distance you need to rise above your pain.
A Social Media Break “fills you up” so that you can return with more energy, exuberance, and enthusiasm to serving people.
So how do you know you need a Social Media Break? Youi may benefit from time away from social media if you haven’t regained your mojo, zest, or gusto after your Dark Night of the Soul. In other words:
You often feel anxious, depressed, and devastated after the death of a loved one.
You just don’t have much enthusiasm to share great information with your fans. Rather, you need to focus on healing after your challenging time such as the end of your marriage.
You just don’t feel ready to serve your Facebook fans, Twitter followers, blog readers, etc. Before being so visible ot he world, you need to regain your strength.
Anyhow, now that I’m active again in social media, I invite you to become social with me.
Please subscribe to this Sugar Shock Blog; listen to my Gab with the Gurus Shows on BlogTalkRadio; connect with me on Facebook; and follow me on Twitter.
Share Your Feedback: Have you ever taken a Strategic Social Media Break? Why and for how long? How did being anti-social help you to become more social? Let us know your experiences here.

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FlyLady Marla Cilley Shares Juicy Tips

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Catch today’s exciting, special Gab with the Gurus Show with the inspiring “FlyLady” Marla Cilley.
You’ll get so many wonderful pointers in this show from Marla, whose mission is to teach you how to FLY (Finally Love Yourself).
During this show — which is part of Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week — Marla shared:
Her turning point — the one that led her to trim the carbs.
A foolproof way to celebrate without using sugar or food.
How to deal with the fact that you slipped.
One very funny way on how to limit your intake of desserts at restaurants.
A valuable way of coming to peace with comfort foods.
Tips on how to lead a Sugar-Free Summer to Donna Smith, who is coordinating such an effort.
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Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Schedule

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Beyond Sugar Shock, my next book, will be officially published June 1 by Hay House. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon and from my publisher, Hay House.
In honor of the publication of Beyond Sugar Shock, you can attend a number of free events (virtually, on the Web, via teleseminar or live) as part of the Book Launch.
Of course, you’ll also be able to watch or listen to interviews I give on TV or radio shows, and read many articles either from me or about Beyond Sugar Shock on various print publications, blogs or websites (such as on the Huffington Post and Heal Your Life).
Most Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch activities will take place Tuesday, June 5.
Other activities are scheduled for that entire first week in June, the week from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8. We’re presenting a number of events the next week, too.
Below, you’ll find a schedule of activities planned to date. We’re still adding events and details so please check back here often for updates.
But first, though, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Beyond Sugar Shock’s many amazing supporters, who are bestselling authors, admired thought leaders, or adored health or empowerment gurus. My deep gratitude goes to all wonderful 48 people–so far–who endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock and are now spreading the word about it.
Read my post here to see endorsements from the empowering, inspirational Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Atwood, John Assaraf, Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Oz Garcia, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, Mark Sisson, and Debbie Phillips. You’ll also see comments from fellow sugar experts Jeff O’Connell (Sugar Nation), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (Beat Sugar Addiction Now!), Dr. Richard J. Johnson (The Sugar Fix), Jill Escher (Farewell, Club Perma-Chub), and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage.”) And, find praise here for Beyond Sugar Shock from such remarkable Hay House authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken Druck, Donna Gates, Lauren Mackler, and Caroline Sutherland.
I’d also like to take a moment to thank the Institute for Integrative Nutrition–which I attended from 2005 to 2006–and its pioneering founder/director Joshua Rosenthal, who was kind enough to write the foreword. You can can read endorsements here from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) grads Jared Koch, Patricia Moreno, Alex Jamieson, Stacey Morganstern and Carey Peters.
Check out what other gurus have praised my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which offers you a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure to easily and effortlessly release your sugar or carb addiction so you can lead a life that’s sweeterlicious–that’s my word combining sweeter, delicious, scrumptious, luscious, and sensuous. (Yes, letting go of your sugar habit can boost your libido and improve action in the bedroom!)
Now, here’s the rapidly changing Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch schedule:
Thursday, May 24
Week 2 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PDT or 8 pm EDT. Enroll in this private program here.
Friday, May 25
Interview on You Can Heal Your Life show with Kerri Richardson on Hay House Radio. Details coming. Runs for four Fridays at 11 am PDT.
Bestseller PartyaliciabwdrawingfinalLive Event: Wed., May 30 in San Francisco: If you’re in the Bay Area, I invite you to attend the Bestseller Book Launch and Author Spotlight party. At this event, bestselling author Marci Shimoff and several others of us will be featured. Other non-fiction authors featured include: Jennifer Flaa (The Happiness Handbook), Melissa Steach (The Housing Project), Dane Rauschenberg (138,336 Feet to Pure Bliss), Zoe Sexton (FLIRTonomics), Sherry Berman and Julie Gleeson (Inside Job), Carrie Chavez Hansen (The Final Nesting Place), Peggy Harper Lee (Spoiled), and Nicole DeAvilla (The 2 Minute Yoga Solution). The event is presented by Alicia Dunams, CEO of the Bestseller in a Weekend. To join us, sign up here.
Thursday, May 31at 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT)
Private Webinar at 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT). Check back for sign-up information.
Thursday, May 31: Week 3 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 6 pm PDT (9 pm EDT). Special time due to other event. Sign up here.
Friday, June 1
Get Your Free Gift from Me — Your Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Mind Movie: Starting today, you’ll be able to get your own fun, free, uplifting Beyond Sugar Shock Mind Movie, which is a three-minute slideshow/movie of your perfect sugar-free life. For those of you struggling with a sugar addiction, you’ll watch your Mind Movie every morning and night to help manifest through the Law of Attraction everything you want to be and everything you want. By making a Mind Movie, you can take your ideas from the abstract and “wish” state into a reality in a short period of time. See the interview below, when Natalie Ledwell, co-founder of Mind Movies, will interview me on The Inspiration Show. be available. along with her business partner Ryan Higgins. In case you don’t know yet, a Mind Movie is a visualization tool — it’s actually a short 3-minute video or digital vision board. It provides a picture of your perfect life, offering a combination of positive, present tense affirmations, reinforced with powerful photos and images and your most emotionally inspiring music. Mind Movies is dedicated to helping you reach your greatest goals through the power of the Law of Attraction. Stay tuned, because, as noted above, you’ll have a chance to get your very own, free Beyond Sugar Shock Mind Movie so that you can visuzlize, share and materialize your ultimate dream life being sugar-free. Mind Movies has had endorsements from Personal Development guru’s like Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Bob Doyle and Joe Vitale, and testimonials from happy, thankful customers who have manifested their dreams into reality.
Monday, June 4
Jill Lane image-displayMonday, June 4 at 9:15 am PDT: Interview with Jill Lane in Dallas. www.oneliferadio.com. Today, it’s my pleasure to be interviewed by Jill Lane, an expert in the fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Jill — who is pasionate about helping pro athletes and high achievers attain max strength, quick recovery, heightened energy, sharp focus and optimal body fat for peak performance — was oversaw the meal planning and recipes, which are included in Beyond Sugar Shock. Some of her current and past clients include coaches and players from the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and Cleveland Browns as well as a variety of tennis and golf pros. As I’ve discovered upon interviewing Jill, her colleagues say she is gifted at turning complicated biochemistry into simple concepts and action steps that produce success.
Monday, June 4 at 10 am PDT: My Gab with the Gurus Show focuses on vegetarianism and Meatless Monday. For the first day of the Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week, listeners will learn how going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources. My guests are a Meatless Monday representative; gourmet chef/health coach Alex Jamieson (who appeared on “Oprah” and “Super Size Me” Alex Jamiesonand is author of Living Vegan for Dummies and The Great American Detox Diet); and Judith Kinsbury, founder of the popular SavvyVegetarian.com blog. Both authors offer recipes, which appear in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. In honor of Book Launch Week, Gab with the Gurus listeners will have a chance to a copy of my book, access to my Sugar Freedom Now Course, and even time with me. See this: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/04/meatless-monday-alex-jamieson-savvy-vegetarian-go-beyond.
Diane Ray 11128promoMonday, June 4 at 11 am: The dynamic host and radio show veteran Diane Ray interviews me on her popular, fun “I Can Do It Hour!” on www.HayHouseRadio.com. If you haven’t listened yet to Diane’s inspiring show, you must! On this weekely show, you have a special opportunity to get entertained and educated each week by empowering, compassionate Hay House authors. In addition, you can call in and ask her guests questions. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m honored that Hay House is the publisher of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock .
First Week in June
HealyourlifelogoMy article, “My 14 Years Without Sugar: Reflections on a Sour Life Turned Sweet,” runs on www.HealYourLife.com. Stay tuned for the exact link. In the article, I tell how how I made the transition from sugar addict to Sugar Freedom Coach. For those of you struggling with your addiction, you’ll learn about just how bad it got for me.
MaryOKeefeHope, Healing and WellBeing Show: Catch my interview all week with Mary Treacy O’Keefe, breast cancer survivor and co-founder and President of Well Within, a nonprofit holistic wellness resource center in St. Paul, MN. Mary’s goals are to help people reduce their levels of anxiety and foster hope, healing and spiritual growth. Mary is also trained as a Cancer Guide and as a Mind, Body Skills facilitator by the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. Mary’s first book, Thin Places: Where Faith is Affirmed and Hope Dwells, received Honorable Mention from the national Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is currently completing her next book, Meant to Be: Do Things Really Happen for a Reason?
Bestseller Book Launch: Bestselling authors, bloggers, health coaches, low-carb experts, former sugar addicts and those who were kind enough to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock will spread the word about this book to their friends and fans. Would you like to join our massive effort to help people shed pounds, become more energetic, and even boost their libido? To join our campaign, go here: http://tinyurl.com/BeyondSugarShockBookLaunch Special thanks to Hasmark Services for helping to coordinate this massive effort.
Facebook Photo Campaign re BarnesAndNoble Stores: That first week in June, you’ll be able to find Beyond Sugar Shock on book tables in front of BarnesAndNoble stores nationwide. Details coming soon about the photo contest, in which you’ll be invited to submit photos of you in your local bookstore. Details coming.
Beyond Sugar Shock Blog and Article Contributions. You’ll be able to read my guest posts on a variety of health blogs, low-carb sites, and news sites. In addition, you’ll be able to hear me interviewed on low-carb podcasts. You’ll also have a chance to read reviews of the book–favorable, I hope! Return here soon for details.
Natalie-Ledwell1Early June: I’ll be a guest on The Inspiration Show, hosted by the dynamic Natalie Ledwell, co-founder of Mind Movies 2.0, along with her business partner Ryan Higgins. In case you don’t know yet, a Mind Movie is a visualization tool — it’s actually a short 3-minute video or digital vision board. It provides a picture of your perfect life, offering a combination of positive, present tense affirmations, reinforced with powerful photos and images and your most emotionally inspiring music. Mind Movies is dedicated to helping you reach your greatest goals through the power of the Law of Attraction. Stay tuned, because, as noted above, you’ll have a chance to get your very own, free Beyond Sugar Shock Mind Movie so that you can visualize, share and materialize your ultimate dream life being sugar-free. Mind Movies has had endorsements from Personal Development guru’s like Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Bob Doyle and Joe Vitale, and a slew of testimonials from happy, thankful customers who have manifested their dreams into reality.
Tuesday, June 5: Official Book Launch Day
Jane-velez-mitchell-addict-nationTuesday, June 5 at 9 am PDT: Jane Velez-Mitchell — the endearing TV personality, who takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day on her HLN TV show on CNN — is my guest on today’s Gab with the Gurus. On this show, Jane—author of Addict Nation: An Intervention for America—will share her insights not only about addiction, but sugar addiction. We’ll also be joined by some special guests, who’ve endorsed or appeared in Beyond Sugar Shock. In the second part of this special show, my co-host will be renowned low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore. We’ll chat with and interview some people, whose Sweet Success Stories are featured in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. While the show airs, listeners will be encouraged to join our Facebook Virtual Book Launch, tweetup and the show’s chat room so they can ask questions of our guests. Those listening live will have a chance to win a copy of Beyond Sugar Shock (2 copies); get complimentary admission to my upcoming “Sugar Freedom Now Course” (1 person); or win time with me (half day or full day; 1 person each) if they buy 25 or 50 books. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/05/jane-velez-mitchell-jimmy-moore-on-addiction-beyond
BTR University7951headbtru_banner_665x90_r4Tuesday, June 5 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT): Interview on the Marketing Club on BlogTalk Radio. (Connie’s Disclosure: I’m very partial to BlogTalkRadio, because that is where I host my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.) The Marketing Club is designed to help BlogTalkRadio to better market and monetize their shows. The show is geared to Gab_With_the_Gurus (2)both new and veteran hosts and it covers topics like promoting on social media, attracting advertisers & sponsors, etc. The show is held every other Tuesday for visual presentations and Q&A. You also can listen to archived audio recordings at your leisure. You can listen to the first show here.
Speaking of BlogTalkRadio, I invite listeners to check out my Gab with the Gurus Show, on which I interview experts in health, wellness, personal empowerment, sugar addiction, weight loss, fitness, entertainment, and much more. Previous guests have included Dr. Mehmet Oz, Marilu Henner, Suzanne Somers, Dr. Joe Vitale, FlyLady (who’s coming back again soon), Montel Williams, Colette Baron-Reid, and many other experts in health, personal empowerment, Law of Attraction, entertainment, and other topics designed to help you Get a Life that Rocks™.
Lynnis_1Tuesday, June 5 at 11 am: The Wellness Journey: Lynnis Woods-Mullins, founder of PraiseWorks Health and Wellness, will interviewe me on her show, “The Wellness Journey,” which airs on www.PraiseWorksHealthAndWellnessNetwork.biz. You’ll get a specific link shortly. Lynnis is a holistic health coach, and she has been in the world of nutrition and fitness for 25 years. Like me, Lynnis is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. ‘ first love and passion has always been dance. Lynnis has over 40 years’ experience in performing and teaching modern, jazz, ballet, and Praise Dance. Lynnis’s main mission is to educate women on the importance of achieving total wellness for the mind, body and spirit. PraiseWorks targets all areas of a woman’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs through coaching, holistic education and fitness.
IIN logo to useTuesday, June 5 at 12 pm PDT (3 pm PDT): Institute for Integrative Nutrition webinar. It’s my honor to be interviewed for 45 minutes by health coach/webinar manager Sharon Stevens, a 2009 grad of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). As a 2006 graduate of the school, IIN, the world’s largest nutrition school — has played a very powerful role in my life. It’s my honor to be one of 25,000 graduates of the school. Listen to learn about what brought me to IIN, and get some tips on how to claim a powerful, sweeter life. Anyone can attend. In particular, I invite potential sutdents of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. A sign-up link will be posted shortly. (Also, stay tuned, becuase I’m presenting a special show on my Gab with the listen to IIN grads on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show on Friday.)
HealYourLifeTuesday, June 5 at 1 pm to 1:30pm PDT: Live chat on the HealYourLife.com Facebook page. This is your chance to quiz me about whatever you like — about agave, artificial sweeteners, whether or not sugar is addictive, about my sugar history, etc. Most importantly, you can get some quick tools — I call them Sugarfree Starter Secrets — so you can immediately begin to shed that access weight, stabilize your moods, and improve your concentration. These are tips to help you start to get out from under the grip sugar has on you until your copy of Beyond Sugar Shock arrives. By the way, I urge you to stump me! I love when I don’t have the answer, but I promise to look up anything that stumps me.
DrDavidTuesday, June 5 at 6 pm PDT (9 pm EDT): I’m interviewed for a Building Strength Webinar by David Ajibade (pronounced aah-jee-bah-day), M.B, B.S., M.D., MMGT, who has trained in both general medicine and radiation oncology. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Management, is a published author, former college professor, and a speaker and educator in the fields of health and human potential. He seeks to help people understand how their minds and bodies work.
Other Events on Tuesday, June 5: Invite me to speak to your group via webinar or teleseminar or tell me about a radio or TV show for which you think I’d be ideal. I’d be happy to help you and your friends. Just invite me here.
Jeff O’ConnellWednesday, June 6: Sugar Addict? Jeff O’Connell Warns Our Sugar Nation. – On my Gab with the Gurus Show, I’ll interview Jeff O’Connell, author of Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It. He’ll share how he was once the picture of health and even a health expert (writing for Men’s Health), but he was headed for Type 2 diabetes. He then went on an 18 month-long quest to improve his health through exercise and a low-carb diet. Next, Jeff — now editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com, the Internet’s largest fitness site — will interview me about Beyond Sugar Shock. Listeners will be able to win a free copy of my book and admission for 1 to my upcoming “Sugar Freedom Now Course.” http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/06/sugar-addict-jeff-oconnell-warns-our-sugar-nation.
FlyladyThursday, June 7: FlyLady Marla Cilley Gives You Tools Galore. Today’s Gab with the Gurus Radio Show will help those living in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome). With her homespun humor, Marla–who runs the wildly popular FlyLady group—will give housecleaning and organizing tips to those, who feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn. On this Gab with the Gurus Show, the entertaining, generous FlyLady also will share her own sugar-reducing experience and weight loss success story, and she’ll offer valuable pointers that are part of her Sidetracked Home Executives (SHE) system. She also will share tools to help those going through a crisis. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/07/flylady-marla-cilley-gives-you-tools-galore
Thursday, June 7: Week 4 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 6 pm PST (9 pm EDT). Sign up here.
Friday, June 8: Thank You to Gurus who Endorsed by Book: To thank the wonderful people who’ve endorsed my book Beyond Sugar Shock, I’ll be interviewing some of them on the last day of my Book Launch Week. Stay tuned for details.
Lots more info to come. Keep checking back to this www.SugarShockBlog.com to learn about other exciting things planned.
Thursday, June 14: Week 5 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.
Thursday, June 21: Week 6 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.
Thursday, June 21: Week 6 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.
New Sugar Freedom Now Course begins. Wed., July 11. 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT). Sign up coming.

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The Ageless Sisters Cynthia Rowland & Jackie Silver Interview Me

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Today, the dynamic Cynthia Rowland and Jackie Silver will interview me at 10 am Pacific on their Ageless Sisters show on BlogTalkRadio.
Cyn and JackiegI_0_jackieandcyn1Welcome fans of The Ageless Sisters! Keep reading, because you can learn below how to get a free gift from me.
When The Ageless Sisters interview me, I’ll share some sad information about sugar addiction and juicy information about how you can begin to break free from this devastating problem, which can lead to obesity, heart disease, cancer, and an early death.
The Ageless Sisters are two amazing women, who are both beauty and anti-aging experts.
Cynthia Rowland is the creator of the highly successful Facial Magic facial exercise program and Luscious Lips lip pump, which have been featured in the national media, including Rachael Ray, The Doctors, The Today Show, The View and more.
Meanwhile, Jackie Silver is the founder and president of AgingBackwards.com. She is also author of Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young, the anti-aging expert on the syndicated television show, Daytime, and weekly columnist for The Tampa Tribune. Both are sought-after speakers and guests for TV, radio and conferences.
The Ageless Sisters show is designed to to bring health and beauty experts into conversation so that their listeners get the latest and greatest, most up-to-date info about products and services available.
People who listen live to this Ageless Sisters show will have a chance to win a copy of Beyond Sugar Shock.
In addition, listeners (who tune in live or later) will get an opportunity to win admission for one to my Sugar Freedom Now Program (The Companion Course to Beyond Sugar Shock). Fans of this show also have a unique opportunity to win a special, one-time-only, $100 discount to the course.
Listeners to The Ageless Sisters show also can get a special gift from me.
You’re invited to attend my free program tonight at 5 pm PDT, “7 Secrets to Calm Your Sweet Tooth.”
Sign up now.

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Sugar Shock Blog Turns 5 Today! How Shall We Celebrate?

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Today is the Sugar Shock Blog’s five-year anniversary! Wow!
I may have missed this birthday, but I had to look it up, because today, someone requested more information about me and what I do.
As long-time fans may know — and newer visitors can discover — this Sugar Shock Blog began dedicated to providing health and wellness information, with a focus on providing tips to quit sugar, updates about sugar research and ifnormation about artificial sweeteners, etc. Now its mission and goal has expanded greatly. Over time, we’ve enlarged our focus to help you live a happier, more fulfilling life.
My intention here is to give you content that:
Helps you improve your health and activate your wellness
Shows or tells you how to become personally empowered
Helps you lead a better life, or, as I like to say, Get a Life that Rocks™
Gives you info so you can master social networking and realize your dreams
Tells you about inspiring guests, who will appear or have entertained and educated you on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio. These gurus — many of whom have written bestselling books, have a revolutionary product or are appearing in exciting movies or TV shows, etc. — can help you a lot! In fact, there’s nothing like hearing people’s voices to help you. (By the way, Gab with the Gurus turns 3 next week — actually it’s 4 years (because the show began as the Stop Sugar Shock Radio Show.) Stay tuned for an exciting week of shows, which, as usual, you can listen to live or later.
Educates you about cutting edge studies related to sugar, nutrition and more
Helps you improve your relationships
Lets you catch up with me and connect with me
Updates you about my free teleseminars and my Sugar Freedom Now program.
And so much more
For those of you who are new here, let tell you about myself. I’m:
A trained-journalist-turned blogger.
Author of the book, Sugar Shock (from Berkley Books, part of the Penguin Group).
Author of the upcoming book, The Sugar Shock Diet (from Hay House), which I just finished writing. (I’m taking it easy a little before we go into major editing mode shortly.)
A certified life coach (who studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching or iPEC), and certified health coach (who trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition or IIN).
Host of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show, which is how I bring to you many experts from a variety of fields, including health, wellness, personal empowerment, social networking, relationships, dating, fitness, forgiveness, celebrities, etc. Some of my guests have included Dr. Mehmet Oz, Montel Williams, Lisa Rinna, Suzanne Somers, Chris Brogan, Mari Smith, Marianne Williamson, Gretchen Rubin and many more.
People refer to me as a “Sugar Shrew No More,” a Sugar Freedom Coach or Freedom Coach, Sugar Liberator or Smart Habits Girl (which is my handle on Twitter).
So how do you think we should celebrate the Sugar Shock Blog’s five-year anniversary? Please share your ideas here.

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Jack LaLanne: Fitness Guru & Anti-Sugar Pioneer Thrives Until 96

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In Loving Memory of Jack LaLanne
The personable, larger-than-life fitness guru and anti-sugar pioneer Jack LaLanne passed away yesterday at the age of 96.
What’s so remarkable about the Superman-like Jack LaLanne was not that he lasted into his 90s but that the energetic, effervescent health aficionado knew how to live well.
Decades before Americans realized the value of fitness, Jack opened his first own health spa and, of course, worked out regularly himself.
What’s more, decades before people knew that sugar was bad for you, Jack spurned the sweet stuff. (Actually, people are still waking up to sugar’s dangers, which is now keeping me busy.)
More importantly, because of Jack LaLanne’s determination to stay healthy, fit and happy, he thrived. The idea of “just surviving” or “getting by” was completely foreign to him.
I mean, the “Godfather of Fitness” really lived, as I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing.
That’s because, in recent years, since becoming an anti-sugar advocate, I’ve had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Jack LaLanne several times.
First, in 2004 or 2005, he took time out for an interview for my book, Sugar Shock. (For those of you who have my book, please turn to page 139, where you can read his compelling sugar story.)
Then, in April 2008, Jack graciously appeared on my radio show as part of my 10 Years’ Sugarfree Celebration. At the time, Jack had been off of sugar for a whopping 80 years! (FYI, my show was then called the Stop Sugar Shock Radio Show, not the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show, which is what it’s called now. Special thanks to BlogTalkRadio for featuring that interview with Jack LaLanne.)
The following year, on April 26, 2009, I had the pleasure of meeting Jack in person.
I was invited to interview Jack and to present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a Obesity and Food Addiction Addition Summit on IslandWood, Bainbridge Island. What a treat that was! (You can watch the program here.)
Granted, I wasn’t a close personal friend of Jack’s, but from our few times chatting, what struck me about this amazing man was his infectious enthusiasm, his remarkable power to motivate people, his deep-seated joie do vivre (gusto for life), his diehard commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and his profound love and admiration for his wife Elaine (to whom he was married for 51 years).
Jack LaLanne also had a gleeful, “I’ll-show-you-how-much-a-man-can-do” attitude, which, of course, led him to perform quite amazing feats, which I recounted on my Sugar Shock Blog.
As I take some time out from writing my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, to reflect on this magnificent, inspiring man, I’ve trying to think of how best to pay tribute to Jack LaLanne.
What I’ve concluded is this: Each and every one of us should honor Jack by living gloriously and cleanly, as he did.
In other words, fellow Americans — or people around the world — let’s get off our tushes now. In short, let’s exercise often. No excuse is good enough, as Jack pointed out.
And ditch the sugar, which can, to put it bluntly, kill you if you consume too much of the stuff. (Almost all of you fit into that category, as The Dr. Oz Show pointed out last week.)
For that matter, let me scare you more. Your excess sugar intake can trigger heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer so there’s a good chance you won’t make it anywhere near 96 like Jack.
Now, let’s all honor Jack LaLanne by making plans to get on a regular work-out regimen.
And please, I implore you, also in his honor, get on the White-Out Wagon — in short, quit the nasty White Substance, sugar, that can cut your life short.
Now, I invite you to watch what Jack said about sugar years ago, on his “Jack LaLanne Show.”

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Gab With the Gurus Speed Interviewing Debuts On YouTube

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I’m very excited to announce that the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, which is hosted on BlogTalkRadio, now has a video companion.
You can now get inspired, educated and educated by watching the new Gab With the Gurus Speed Interviewing channel on YouTube.
Given all of our busy schedules — from the gurus to you — each guest will participate in what I’m calling “Speed Interviewing,” answering only two questions. This means each guest will chat for roughly 2 minutes.
The Gab With the Gurus Speed Interviews — which will feature experts in a variety of fields, including health, fitness, social media, relationships and more — are being taken on my newly purchased Flip Video. The first three gurus, whom I met at the New York Press Club Foundation 17th Annual Conference on Journalism at New York University Kimmel Center on Saturday, Sept. 26, are:

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FlyLady Helps You Clear Your Clutter — Join Her Thriving Community Now

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Did you catch the wonderful Flylady Marla Cilley today?
She brings help and hope to those of you, who are overwhelmed with clutter and a mood-destroying state of CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome).
Listen now to this exciting program, where you’ll get entertained, motivated and helped to move away from CHAOS and move toward comfort, compassion and joy with the much-acclaimed Marla Cilley.