Every Thanksgiving, being grateful often takes a back seat to over-indulging at family gatherings.
Gulping down fast-acting, processed carbohydrates, sugar-loaded desserts, and gluten-rich foods is far more common than pleasurably savoring the various culinary concoctions.
20101117-stuffingFor many, Thanksgiving means they’ll go into Sugar Shock and Carb Shock (as I dub it), and develop “Grain Brain,” as Dr. David Perlmutter puts it in his book of the same name.
In fact, I predict that on Thanksgiving, most Americans will overeat, especially those culplrit carbs.
It’s simply a given that you’ll over-indulge on this holiday. One gym even suggested that you “work out before you pig out.” Aargh!
It’s time to ignore the insidious programming that drives you to overeat on Thanksgiving.
Even if you’ve stuffed yourself at previous holiday feasts, instead this Thanksgiving you can achieve Sweet Freedom.
To begin the Sweet Freedom Thanksgiving Funcise (Fun Exercise), think ahead to the day after Thanksgiving,
Choose now not to get an upset stomach. Plan now not to pig out. Select the smarter choice — to savor the sweet holiday experience.
This Thanksgiving, you can easily shift your attention away from those cunning carbs and desserts, which most Americans over-consume and which ample research shows can contribute to more than 100-plus diseases and ailments, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and even an early death.
It’s time to take back your Sugar Power and Carb Control. This Thanksgiving, you can avoid being overly tempted by:
Cranberries, a super-healthy food that’s generally downgraded by adding gobs of sugar.
Yams or sweet potatoes, whose inherent nutrient-goodness is often destroyed on Thanksgiving by adding unnecessary brown sugar and marshmallows.
Stuffing, which generally contains gluten galore. (Use Dr. Sarah Gottlieb’s awesome gluten-free, sugar-free recipe instead.)
Pumpkin pie, which is a far cry from the delectable, nutritious, fiber-rich vegetable and weight-loss ally, as Dr. Jonny Bowden points out. The dessert you usually get a Thankisviing is weighed down by sugary, fatty ingredients; features a gluten-rich crust; and is slathered by whipped cream.
Here’s a three-part simple way to skip over-indulging this Thanksgiving and take leisurely, sociable tastes instead. (I recommend you take two to four small bites maximium of each dish.)
But before you dig into those tantalizing carb creations, just ask yourself these three simple questions:
Would I rather overeat [fill in name of food(s)] tonight and feel sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and cranky tomorrow (for up to three days afterwards)? OR would I rather have a slim, healthy body and mind? (If you have weight to lose, this thought can stop you from over-indulging.)
Would I rather overeat those carbs or sweets or enjoy the good company of family and friends on this special day?
Wouldn’t I rather feel better about myself by shifting my focus from the carb-food to gratitude, which, of course, is supposed to be the whole point of this celebration? Remind yourself that night of list of “5 Things for Which I’m Most Grateful.”
This simple, three-part mental exercise can take your attention away from those potentially harmful carb substasnces and instead put you on the path toward feeling good and enjoying your life -– not just on this holiday but during the whole holiday season ahead.
Have a sweet, joyous and healthy Thanksgiving.
New to this Sugar Shock Blog? Connie Bennett is a former lethargic, dejected sugar-addicted journalist, who reluctantly quit sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998 after being pummeled by 44 strange ailments (brain fog, heart palpitations, mood swings, etc.). Now, 15 years later, the energetic, uplifting Connie spreads the word that Life is Sweeter When Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You™. She is recognized as the Sweet Freedom Coach, and she is a life coach, health coach, blogger, and motivational speaker, who has helped thousands of sugar and carb addicts worldwide. Connie is author of two bestselling books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock, which have been praised by many acclaimed health gurus and celebrities, including America’s Favorite Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, as well as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Brian Tracy, Bernie Siegel, Mark Sisson, Marci Shimoff, John Assaraff, JJ Virgin, Katie Dolgin (“High Voltage”), and Jimmy Moore.
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Every Thanksgiving, being grateful often takes a back seat to over-indulging at family gatherings.
Woo Hoo!! Today’s a REALLY, REALLY BIG day for me!
In 1998, I very reluctantly quit sugar on doctor’s orders. (He blamed sugar for my 44 symptoms, including my fatigue, brain fog, migraines, and severe PMS.)
FINALLY, today, 14 years after I desperately kicked sugar on doctor’s orders, my new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is officially released.
It is hitting bookstores nationwide (in the U.S. and Canada). On Monday, it will be published in the U.K.
If you buy a copy of Beyond Sugar Shock, please send a photo of you and the book, which can help YOU easily, joyously release your sugar addiction, too.
When you send your photo, I’ll even post it here, too.
Please note that right now, we’re building momentum for TUESDAY, JUNE 5.
On TUESDAY, JUNE 5, you’re invited to tell your loved ones, fans, friends, relatives, and sugar-addicted co-workers — even people you don’t like too much! ( they’re probably high on sugar!) — to buy Beyond Sugar Shock.
Find out why this book has been praised by Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, Brian Tracy, Bernie Siegel, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Kathy Smith, Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. and many others.
Keep checking back here to the Sugar Shock Blog for more news about our Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch on TUESDAY, JUNE 5, when we seek to HELP sugar addicts worldwide.
And make sure to SAVE THE DATE, TUESDAY, JUNE 5 to spread the word about Beyond Sugar Shock.
Do you have a large mailing list? If so, sign up here to join my book launch on Tuesday.
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.
Buzz is now quickly building for my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock, thanks to 43 (so far) acclaimed thought leaders and distinguished health leaders, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, Brian Tracy, Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Christiane Northrup.
I’m so honored, grateful, and humbled that so many amazing wellness experts, empowerment gurus, and even fellow sugar-educators have come on board to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock, which I wrote to help you sugar addicts and carb addicts easily and effortlessly let go of your sugar and carb addiction.
In this Hay House book — which is officially published June 1 but you can order now on Amazon and get your copy within days — I gently take you by the hand and bring you along on a fun, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure so you can easily release your sugar addiction using a variety of simple, but powerful tools and tips.
By book’s end, you’ll be leading — that’s my goal — a life that’s sweeterlicious (the word I coined to convey sweeter, delicious, scrumptious, luscious, and sensuous).
JoshuaRosenthalBeyond Sugar Shock has a foreword from one of my mentors, Joshua Rosenthal, the pioneering founder and director of the remarkable Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world. (I attended IIN in 2005-2006 and am now a certified health coach.)
Now, here are the endorsements received to date for Beyond Sugar Shock.
Wayne Dyer 614″I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my own well being. We have unknowingly and unwittingly become a nation of addicts, and here in this book you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. Follow the easy-to-apply guidelines, and then you will be able to look in the mirror and say, `I AM finally living a healthy life.’ There is no greater feeling and it is your birthright. You were not designed to walk around in shock. A much needed book. –Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, internationally renowned author and speaker and bestselling author of more than 30 books
“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. Then, combine the information it contains with your new-found inspiration.” –Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing
“We are born loving sugar for its sweetness and its ability to help us store up fat for lean times. Times are no longer lean for most and too much sugar is ruining our health and our lives. 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., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers:Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause (Photo above)
Daniel-amen“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., bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Beyond Sugar Shock, which you can now pre-order — even though Hay House’s official publication date isn’t until June 1 — has received lots of praise from many admired thought leaders.
I’m so filled with gratitude!
Therefore, in this post, I’d like to my heartfelt thanks to all of Beyond Sugar Shock’s many amazing supporters, who are bestselling authors, admired speakers, respected wellness experts, and adored health or empowerment gurus.
My deep gratitude goes to all wonderful 47 people–so far–who endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock and are now spreading the word about it.
(FYI, my first book, Sugar Shock, was endorsed by America’s beloved Dr. Mehmet Oz, actress/author Marilu Henner and many others. Cardiologist Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra served as contributing author, and Dr. Nicholas Perricone wrote the foreword.)
Now, for my second book, Beyond Sugar Shock has been endorsed by 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, and Mark Sisson.
Meanwhile, it’s an honor that fellow sugar experts Jeff O’Connell (Sugar Nation), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (Beat Sugar Addiction Now!), Richard J. Johnson, M.D. (The Sugar Fix), Jill Escher (Farewell, Club Perma-Chub), and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage,” who has established sugar-free schools in New York) also have praised Beyond Sugar Shock.
And to my joy, remarkable fellow Hay House authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken Druck, Donna Gates, Lauren Mackler, and Caroline Sutherland also endorsed the book.
The amazing Institute for Integrative Nutrition–which I attended from 2005 to 2006–has supported my book, too. What an honor to have the pioneering Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the world’s nutrition school, write the foreword!
And what a pleasure to have fellow Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) grads Jared Koch, Patricia Moreno, Alex Jamieson, Stacey Morganstern and Carey Peters also say kind words about the book. Learn here about other gurus, who praised my new 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!)
Stay tuned for a full schedule of the upcoming Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch. You’ll be able to attend a number of free events (virtually, on the Web, via teleseminar or live) and get some exciting free gifts, too.
Of course, you’ll also be able to catch 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).
Check back here often for details about many upcoming activities, most of which will take place during the initial Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8.
Advance buzz is building for my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which will be published in June by Hay House and which you can pre-order now.
In this book, I take you by the hand, so to speak, and coach you to Sugar Freedom so that by the time you finish the book, you can easily Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction.
More specifically, in Beyond Sugar Shock, you get a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure so you will effortlessly release your sugar addiction using a variety of simple tools and tactics.
By book’s end, you’ll now lead (I hope) a life that’s sweeterlicious (that’s my word for delicious, combined with scrumptious, delicious, and of course, sweet).
I’m so honored, grateful, and joyful about all the health experts, empowerment gurus, and even fellow sugar-educaters, who’ve come on board to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock.
Much to my joy, the most recent endorsement came from my hero, Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting. Here’s what he said.
Wayne dyer_photo”I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my own well being. We have unknowingly and unwittingly become a nation of addicts, and here in this book you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. Follow the easy-to-apply guidelines, and then you will be able to look in the mirror and say, `I AM finally living a healthy life.’ There is no greater feeling and it is your birthright. You were not designed to walk around in shock. A much needed book. –Wayne Dyer, M.D., internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development and author of more than 30 books
Dr. Dyer is joining many other wonderful experts, who’ve generously provided endorsements, including Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Atwood, John Assaraf, Brian Alman, Ph.D., Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Oz Garcia, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ann Cooper, Marc David, and Mark Sisson.
Dr. Christiane NorthrupIt’s also been an honor to have several authors published by Hay House (my publisher) offer endorsements. A very special thanks go to Dr. Christiane Northrup (see photo to your left), Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken Druck, Donna Gates, Lauren Mackler, and CarolineSutherland.
I’m also honored to have received kudos from fitness gurus Kathy Smith and Patricia Moreno; relationship experts Dr. Diana Kirschner and Debra Berndt; and facial fitness expert Cynthia Rowland.
In addition, I’m grateful to fellow sugar experts Jeff O’Connell, left), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Jill Escher, and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage”), who also offered endorsements for Beyond Sugar Shock.
In addition, it was gratifying to get the support of the respected Dr. Carolyn Dean, Dr. Roberta Lee, Dr. Jill R. Baron, and acupuncturist Roberta Mittman.
Furthermore, I’m humbled and thankful that one of my mentors, Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the remarkable Institute for Integrative Nutrition (where I attended school to become a certified health coach), wrote the foreword to Beyond Sugar Shock. (Soon, you’ll be able to download an advance look at this foreword from Joshua.)
In addition, I’m thankful that several colleagues from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) — Jared Koch, Alex Jamieson, Stacey Morganstern, Carey Peters — who are all accomplishing amazing things — were kind enough to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock.
Much to my joy, the two people, who helped me the most to overcome my sugar addiction in 1998 — Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, and Dr. Keith DeOrio — also gave endorsements for my newest book.
Now read more endorsements received to date:
BernieSiegel2“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. Then, combine the information it contains with your new-found inspiration.” –Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing
“We are born loving sugar for its sweetness and its ability to help us store up fat for lean times. Times are no longer lean for most and too much sugar is ruining our health and our lives. 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., ob/gyn physician and 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., bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
“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 (See above photo)
“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, motivational speaker and author, Earn What You’re Really Worth “
“Connie Bennett’s Sugar Shock! is one of the best books ever written about the toll taken by excess sugar consumption, and Beyond Sugar Shock is a worthy and logical follow-up. Anyone can use her six-week action plan to break their sugar addiction—and make no mistake, sugar is addictive, not to mention complicit in diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and an long list of other health calamities when consumed to excess. Connie is a true expert in the field, and this latest book of hers represents yet another major contribution. I give it my highest recommendation.” –Jeff O’Connell, Bodybuilding.com Editor-in-Chief, author of Sugar Nation (See above photo)
“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 spot on science to help break the sugar addiction that is fueling our nation’s health epidemic. In the right hands, this book could change the course of America’s health with Connie Bennett’s unique 6-week plan for a slimmer, sexier and sweeter YOU!” –Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S. author of The Fat Flush Plan and Fat Flush for Life
Now, let’s hear from some very empowering people, who were featured in the film, The Secret:
“Break free! This refreshing and enlightening book shows how to release sugar addiction easily. It can save your life. Read it!” –Dr. Joe Vitale, author, The Attractor Factor
John_assaraf_02“Beyond Sugar Shock ambitiously breaks new ground in the field of sugar addiction! Connie shows you how to bravely and easily shift away from negative and harmful thinking to positive and productive thinking to help get you healthier and happier. She will show you how to develop hobbies and activities that nurture and nourish you; and use cutting-edge techniques that lift you to a higher plane. You must read this book if you are serious about making a change in your health and lifestyle to finally live the life you want and more importantly, deserve!” –John Assaraf, New York TimesBestselling Author, The Answer and Having It All and featured in the featured in the Blockbuster Movie, “The Secret”
“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, NY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason
Of course, it’s also an honor to have health experts praise Beyond Sugar Shock.
“Connie has written another engaging book that makes the reader a participant in a fun ride to better health. Beyond Sugar Shock offers an engaging, interactive, approach to quitting sugar and losing weight in which the reader not only becomes an active participant but becomes the conductor to gain control of his or her own health. Bravo, Connie!” –Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Tomas Berl Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado, Denver, and author, The Sugar Fix: The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick
“If you have any trouble at all losing weight and keeping it off or feel like you may be aging too fast than you absolutely must read Beyond Sugar Shock by Connie Bennett. I have and I know both personally and professionally that it works. Everyone must seek out this life-saving information before it’s too late.” – Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., bestselling author and president/medical director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
“If we as a nation are going to stop the obesity crisis, we must overcome our addiction to sugar. We have raised a generation of children, who think sugary cereals, chocolate milk, gummy candies and the like are part of every meal: This must change. We absolutely must overcome our sugar addiction, and Beyond Sugar Shock—with its powerful tips, stories and recipes—can help you. This book is an important tool in the fight against obesity.” –Ann Cooper, “The Renegade Lunch Lady” and author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children
“Beyond Sugar Shock masterfully shows us how to finally get control our sugar or carb addictions — and go from self-loathing to self-love.” –Ken Druck, Ph.D., pioneer of life coaching and author, The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms With Our Own
“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, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!
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“Wow! Beyond Sugar Shock is a must-read book for millions of overweight and sugar-addicted people worldwide. At the end of this six-week program, you’ll wonder why you ever wanted sweets in the first place, because your life will be so much happier, fuller, and healthier without those nasty insulin-blasting non-foods.“ –Oz Garcia, Ph.D., Celebrity Nutrition Expert, whose clients include Oscar winner Hilary Swank and singer Roberta Flack
“It’s very easy and expected to become hooked on sugar and refined carbs. Just look at what the millions of overweight or obese Americans are eating and you’ll see why they stay that way. But breaking free of sugar’s hold can be incredibly tough. That’s why Connie’s book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is exactly what people need. Get this book and save your waistline, your relationships, your moods, and even your life.” –Brian Alman, Ph.D., Best-selling weight-loss expert and author of The Voice: Overcome Negative Self-Talk and Discover Your Inner Wisdom
“Quitting sugar is no easy feat, but Connie Bennett’s life-changing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, makes it simple, fun, and do-able. I’ll be recommending this book to my clients.” – JJ Virgin, Ph.D., Celebrity Fitness Nutrition & Fitness Expert, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy co-star of the TLC reality series, “Freaky Eaters” (Photo above)
Now, let’s hear from some more distinguished, cutting-edge authors, who. like me, are published by Hay House. Indeed, I feel privileged to be in the company of dozens of dynamic, life-changing movers and shakers, including Colette Baron-Reid, Donna Gates, Caroline Sutherland, and Lauren Mackler (endorsements below), as well as Ken Druck (quote above).
“If you’re one of millions who feels trapped by your sugar and carb addiction, you want to get Beyond Sugar Shock from Connie Bennett, a former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach. This book will take you on a fun, exciting, transformative six-week adventure, from which you’ll emerge healthier, sexier, slimmer, and happier. Plus, you’ll finally feel free!” –Colette Baron-Reid, internationally renowned intuitive coach and author of the groundbreaking new book and program Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much and The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life
“’Avoid Sugar!’ That’s a reminder we can’t hear often enough—this substance is so bad for us! So why are you still eating it? Connie Bennett knows exactly how to help you break your habit. She struggled with and conquered the addiction herself. Now, her easy-to-read and solidly convincing book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is full of soul-satisfying tools you can implement immediately to nourish your natural, innate desire for a sweeter life. A must read!” – Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet and The Baby Boomer Diet: Body Ecology’s Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation
“Sugar is a DRUG! Sugar feeds cancer cells, robs you of vital energy, and keeps you hooked. If there is one item to leave out of your diet, it’s sugar! Connie Bennett shows you how to do it easily in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock.” –Caroline Sutherland, bestselling author of The Body knows…How to Stay Young
“Are you hooked on sugar and fed up with your excess weight? If you’re like most people, you’ve been trapped for years and keep failing over and over again. There’s good news for you sugar addicts. Beyond Sugar Shock is the only book you’ll ever need on the subject. Read this book, and you’ll release your addiction at long last—and be able to get a balanced, peaceful, delicious life in the process.” –Lauren Mackler, author of the bestseller, Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life
And it’s gratifying to have fellow bloggers Jimmy Moore and Mark Sissoon offer endorsements, too.
“For many years, Connie Bennett has been on the forefront of warning us of the dangers of what she describes as SUGAR SHOCK! Now she’s taking us ‘beyond’ that on a journey to healthy healing from our sweet obsession with an effective six-week plan devised to help you beat your sugar addiction through a methodical path through your mind, body and spirit. It’s time to make life a lot more ‘sweeterlicious’ than it’s ever been before and to get inspired to make it happen for yourself as well through real-life examples of those who did and lived to tell about it.” – Jimmy Moore, founder, Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blog & Podcast, http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog and author, 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew
Mark-sisson-2“Most people want to lose weight, increase their energy, gain muscle, reduce stress or just look and feel healthier. Of course, we all know that we need to eat fresh, organic, unprocessed food—and that means no junk! But, for most people, if you tell them to NOT do something, they want to do the exact opposite. That’s why Beyond Sugar Shock is so needed. Even if you do NOT want to quit sugar or reduce your intake of processed carbs, Connie Bennett will help you make your habit history—and easily, too! Get this book or risk being trapped in a sugar rollercoaster 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: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan
“There’s no more time to waste when it comes to empowering ourselves around diet and health. Connie Bennett has taken on perhaps the most powerful nutritional challenge of all – sugar – and has come out victorious. With an approach filled with the right ingredients – good facts, smart suggestions, and topped with a little Vitamin L, Love, Beyond Sugar Shock is a powerful tool for transforming your health, weight, and happiness.” –Marc David, bestselling author of Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet and Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
HIghVoltage“Thank you, Connie, for continuing your important mission to WAKE America up to our S.A.D. relationship with SUGAR and what to do about it!!!!! Your new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, answers a huge hunger millions have for an easy way out of their horrible addiction. You’re changing people’s lives with your powerful, amazing books!–Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage,” health and pioneer; sugar addiction expert; author of Energy Up, and founder of the Energy Up Voltage-Approved (EUVA) inner city health and wellness program, which is spearheading the first Sugar Free public school in New York City
“If you have a sugar addiction, who should you turn to for help? Someone who walks their talk and has been there too! In her book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie Janet-AttwoodBennett—a journalist and former sugar addict-turned-life-and-health coach, who runs the groundbreaking Sugar Freedom Now program—presents a brilliant, foolproof plan to rescue you even if you’ve been trapped for years.” –Janet Bray Attwood, – Co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test – The Effortless Path To Living Your Life Purpose
Still more people made my week, month, year!
“Beyond Sugar Shock is fabulous!!! It’s loaded with secrets to for you to release your sugar addiction and create what Connie calls a Sweeterlicious Life. Follow this program and break free to real happiness and joy!” –Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., author of Love in 90 Days and Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love
“I’m so proud of Connie. When she came to see me in 1998, she had severe hypoglycemia exacerbated by her powerful sugar addiction. Now, 14 years later, she’s not only still sugar-free, but she’s a best-selling author, a renowned Sugar Freedom Coach, and acclaimed speaker. Her eye-opening first book, Sugar Shock, was brilliantly researched and eloquently presented. Now, in her follow-up book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie is giving millions exactly what they need—a simple, do-able plan that’s full of compassion and that bedside manner we doctors aspire to possess. As a physician for more than two decades, I’ve seen firsthand the many ailments and diseases sugar can cause and the incredible difficulties patients face in overcoming their sugar addiction—even though they know their carb addiction can be deadly. All sugar addicts need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. I’ll be recommending it to all my patients. –Keith R. DeOrio, M.D., D. Hom
“Beyond Sugar Shock spells out the insidious and destructive nature of how sugar addiction robs you of your health. But once you discover that you are addicted you realize that stopping the addiction is not simple. Experts have shown that every effective health change always has better success with a concrete plan and this book does just that.” –Roberta Lee, M.D., Vice Chair , Department of Integrative Medicine, Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center, and author, The SuperStress Solution
“Connie Bennett’s Beyond Sugar Shock is a valuable and important addition to the growing literature on sugar addiction.” — Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”(TM) author of Living Low Carb and The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth
“Connie Bennett’s determination to educate people about sugar’s devastating effects are nothing short of impressive! Since learning she had hypoglycemia in 1998, Connie has valiantly forged a campaign to empower millions so they, like her, can successfully triumph over their horrible habit. Now, in her latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie compassionately presents amazing tools that really work! To everyone who has a sugar problem—and that’s almost all of us—you must read this remarkable book!” –Roberta Ruggiero, President/Founder The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. and author, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar
“Kicking your sugar addiction is one of the most difficult challenges on the path to healthier eating. Beyond Sugar Shock provides you with a powerful and valuable program to do it once and for all.–Jared Koch, nutritional consultant and founder,Clean Plates, guides (in various cities) to the healthiest, tastiest, and most sustainable restaurants for both vegetarians and carnivores
“Connie’s new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, is written from her heart and soul. This amazing wan really walks her talk—and has since 1998! Now, let Connie help you kick sugar to the curb like she has countless others. I will definitely recommend this book to my audience—women and men, who use facial exercise to maintain their youthfulness. Let Connie transport you Beyond Sugar Shock so you can stay healthy and whole on the inside and have healthiness show on your face and body.” –Cynthia Rowland, facial fitness expert
“Finally a book that teaches one to let go of sugar addiction by following a personal body, mind and spirit program that gets to the emotional core of sugar addiction, allowing those hooked on sugar to be their own best ally in letting go of a harmful substance.” –Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome!, Addiction Free Naturally, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies and The Sexual Herbal.
“People crave sweetness in their lives, but as Connie Bennett wisely points out, you have many more choices than refined sugar. If you’ve substituted sugar for love, you can find out how to get the Real thing by following Connie’s 6-Week Plan.” –Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D., creator of the Completement Now! Online Wellness Program.
Alex Jamieson“If you’re addicted to sugar, tired of feeling tired and blue, and just want to end the sugar cravings for good, Connie’s book is for you. With detailed lifestyle and food plans, Beyond Sugar Shock is a new way to improve your health, love your food, and enjoy your life without the pain.” –Alex Jamieson, certified health coach, healthy gourmet chef, and author (The Great American Detox Diet and Vegan Cooking for Dummies. Featured in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me and appeared on “Oprah”
“Connie Bennett has done it AGAIN! More succinct and 100% empirically valid assistance on how to not be poisoned, by the food and beverage chain. We are grossly over fed in current western dietary intake, we are heavily under nourished. Connie provides straight forward FACTS and SOLUTIONS on how to take back your life and not be harmed by food and beverage companies and (and death profiteers and regulators harming you and your family). I STRONGLY recommend this book for anyone seeking how to make at least 100 years of quality life through good nutrition! –Russ Bianchi, Managing Director & CEO, ADEPT SOLUTIONS, INC., A Global Food, Beverage, Drug, Cosmetic, Flavor, and Functional Nutrition Product Development Corporation
“As a health expert and hypnotherapist, I know how tough it is for people to quit sugar and processed carbs. But Connie Bennett has made the process smooth, simple, and powerful in her book, Beyond Sugar Shock. You must read this book if you’re among the millions who can’t say no to cookies or candies.” –Mark Patrick, author of Wake Up Skinny
“Connie Bennett has done it again!! Beyond Sugar Shock gives us the tools and techniques to deal with our sugar addiction and affliction. She empowers us to move beyond our need for sugar, and in the process, she helps us create a life of balance and health. I can’t wait to recommend this book to my patients!” –Jill R. Baron, M.D., P.C., Integrative Physician and Weight Loss Coach
“Beyond Sugar Shock is a not your average healthy-eating book, but it offers a complete life transformation! Unlike other health books that just tell you about the right foods to eat, Connie Bennett helps you get to the root of your eating behaviors and heal the body, mind and spirit for lasting change. The book is informative, fun and easy to follow to make the shifts you need to live healthy and happy ever after.” –Debra Berndt, author of Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner
“WOW!! Connie is so right on target. When you read this book, you’ll become a happy sugar kicker, too. It’s been three years since I gave up sugar, thanks to Connie and her fabulous coaching. I owe my freedom from sugar to her. You, too, will never have to go back to that pain. I recommend this book to all those who want energy, feel good, and reach their full potential.” –Dawn Strickland, D.C., CFT (chiropractor and certified fitness trainer) and former coaching client of Connie’s
“At last the long wait for the perfect follow- up to Sugar Shock is here! I have been waiting for Connie to add her wit, wisdom, insight, and research to a subject that is dear to my heart and is in need of up-to-date information, can-do strategies, and direct yet compassionate guidance. Thanks to this book, my patients, clients, and I will be rewarded with a definitive resource on how to win the sugar addiction war once and for all.” –Roberta Mittman, L.Ac., Owner, Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing, Wellness and Weight Loss Mentor
“As Connie shows, just cutting out sugar and processed carbs is the fast track to weight loss and vastly improved health. If that seems challenging, or even impossible, think again. This book will show you that even though sugar drugs and addicts us, anyone with the right tools can break out of Sugar Bondage forever. A respected pioneer in this field, Connie packages her considerable experience and knowledge with her always-spunky writing style in a motivating, readable, invaluable book.” –Jill Escher, author, Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss, and founder, www.EndSugarAddiction.com
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Now, let’s take a look at what various experts and gurus said about my first book Sugar Shock.
At the time, I remember being so thrilled that so many top health and wellness experts said nice things.
Mehmet+Oz+ItCyDgFphkvmFor instance, it was quite exciting to have bestselling author and renowned physician Dr. Mehmet Oz say nice things. (By the way, at the time, he hadn’t started still hadn’t started his much-loved “Dr. Oz Show.”) He said:
“Connie’s work spills the beans on the shocking impact of simple carbohydrates on aging and quality of life—a double whammy for humanity.” – Mehmet Oz, M.D., coauthor of the # 1 New York Times bestseller, YOU: The Owner’s Manual
JonnyBowden”This is really a stunning piece of work — a major contribution to the popular literature on blood sugar and carbohydrate addiction. Connie Bennett is a tireless researcher who has gone to great lengths to get the facts right and to explain them in an interesting and user-friendly way. She also managed to interview the absolute best minds in the field of diet and health. Steve Sinatra has been in the forefront of integrative medicine for a long time and is one of my favorite go-to doctors. Together they have produced a book that really should be read by everyone interested in improving their health.” – Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., author, The 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth (Jan. 2007, Fair Winds Press) and Living the Low Carb Life: Choosing the Diet That’s Right For You, From Atkins to Zone
Mike Huckabee“When I finally decided to turn my life around through exercise and better nutrition, one of the first things I did was give up eating refined, processed sugar. SUGAR SHOCK! by Connie Bennett is the definitive look at how Americans are simply eating too much sugar and how this is having a profound negative impact on millions of people. This well-researched book should be considered must reading for anyone interested in the complex health discussion underway in America today!” – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
“If you can’t say `no’ to foods made with sugar or processed, white flour, then you will want to read Connie Bennett’s SUGAR SHOCK! as it provides a powerful overview of the enormous damage that processed foods and sugar causes ….. Connie’s Dr-mercola1exhaustively researched, easy-to-read book — which she wrote with one of my medical heroes, natural cardiology expert. Dr. Stephen Sinatra — reveals the not-so-sweet truth that some enlightened nutritionists have known for some time now: Too much sugar and refined carbohydrates could make you very sick — and maybe even kill you. But SUGAR SHOCK! gives you hope as it is loaded with many practical tools and resources that can help you and your family avoid disease and enjoy life.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder, www.Mercola.com, the # 1 ranked natural health website
Marilu Henner Photos Marilu Henner Pictures Marilu Henner Wiki 3“SUGAR SHOCK! offers the best kind of `sweet’ that exists. This book is `Brain Candy’ for the smart consumer!” – Marilu Henner, actress and author of Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover
“This book is long overdue. Millions of people, including me, have been plagued by their relationship with Sugar, and Connie Bennett has done a superb job bringing the topic into the public’s eye. I wholeheartedly recommend SUGAR SHOCK! to anyone interested in improving their health.” – Film producer Harvey Weinstein (“Chicago,” “The English Patient,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Life is Beautiful,” “Good Will Hunting,” and many more)
Oz garcia nov2001_cover_oz_01“Wow! This is an impressive, exceptional expose and self-help work! Just about every American—or anyone who regularly eats sugar and processed carbs—needs to read this eye-opening, hard-hitting, and ultimately inspiring book.” – Oz Garcia, Ph.D., “nutritionist to the stars” and author of Look and Feel Fabulous Forever
“How can the once-sickly, depressed, unfocused Connie—who sought medical treatment from me in 1998—be the same woman, who, years later, researched and wrote this groundbreaking book about sugar’s many dangers? Little did I realize that by helping Connie to confront her sugar habit that she would turn around and help countless others to conquer their sugar problems, too. SUGAR SHOCK! is an easy-to-read encyclopedia of information about the negative effects of refined sugars and carbohydrates on the human body. I am sure that it will become the leading authority on this subject.” – Keith DeOrio, M.D., integrative physician and Connie’s doctor (and hero) back in 1998
Barbaradeangelis“This groundbreaking, hard-to-put-down book opens your eyes to little-known facts about how the typical American diet [high in sugar and refined carbs] could be wreaking havoc on your health, emotions, and relationships. You’re hooked from the first chapter, when author and journalist Connie Bennett offers an entertaining, insightful account of how her sugar habit made her so moody that her boyfriend bid her farewell. SUGAR SHOCK! is a must-read—especially if you want harmony in your relationships.” – Human relations expert Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D., author of 14 bestsellers, including the # 1 New York Times bestsellers, Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know and Are You The One For Me?
“Wish this book had been around when I was a teen—my whole life would have been better. Connie’s done enormous research, and millions of sugar addicts and hypoglycemics all around the world will benefit from this enlightening, entertaining, and fun book. SUGAR SHOCK! is a great read!” – Naura Hayden, author of eight books, including the # 1 New York Times bestseller How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time…and have her beg for more! and New York Times bestseller Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Energy…But Were Too Weak to Ask
Shane Ellison”Great book! It is a masterpiece. As an organic chemist and author of Health Myths Exposed, I found the book to be one of the best written books on the subject — and all other subjects relating to health! Way to go…I can tell you worked your ass off! Thanks for the effort!” – Shane Ellison, M.Sc., author, Health Myths Exposed
“This book accurately depicts sugar addiction as a disease, which has many similarities to and underlying mechanisms in common with drug and alcohol abuse. Through Connie’s exhaustive research, interviews, and citations, she convinces us that, like drug addiction, sugar addiction is an environmental-biological disorder and a disease, not a moral weakness. Fortunately, Connie’s interesting and clear writing, combined with a positive overtone, gives us hope that through behavioral change, people can reverse their SUGAR SHOCK! disease and live longer, healthier, and happier lives.” – Marilyn E. Carroll, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, who has spent 30 years researching drug addiction and its interaction with feeding behavior
“What’s holding you back from having the energy and body you want? What’s holding you back from being the best you can be? Connie Bennett has the answer! For so many people, it’s the sugar habit. Like a poison, sugar takes your body on a roller coaster ride of highs and lows, wreaking havoc on your blood sugar and nervous system as you tailspin out of control and reach for more. Follow Connie’s powerful advice in SUGAR SHOCK! and finally break the sugar habit for good.” – Fitness expert Kathy Smith, author/creator of bestselling books and DVDs
Dharma Singh Khalsa“Sweet as sin and deadly as a bullet. Sugar will make you fat, ruin your health, and end your life. In SUGAR SHOCK! Connie Bennett tells us all about it—and how we can stop it. A must read!” – Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of the international bestseller, Brain Longevity
“SUGAR SHOCK! tells the shocking truth about the devastating physical and mental effects of over consumption of sugar and refined carbs. And most importantly, it lays out the path to kicking the sugar habit and reclaiming your health!” – Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the bestsellers, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Markhyman-header_bigger“SUGAR SHOCK! gives us the opportunity to waken from our sweetened slumber to the serious, well-researched health implications of consuming a diet high in sugar and flour. Read this book. It could save your life.” – Mark Hyman, M.D., author of New York Times bestseller Ultra-Metabolism
“This book should be required reading for everyone who eats! SUGAR SHOCK! outlines, in a palatable and easy-to-digest style, the ravages of sugar and refined carbohydrates on the body, mind, and spirit, as well as its role in the mounting toll of degenerative and malignant diseases. Like Fast Food Nation and `Supersize Me,’ SUGAR SHOCK! provides a much-needed wake-up call. Not only is this book a valuable, well-referenced resource replete with medical input, but it spotlights Connie’s triumphant journey, which will hopefully inspire countless readers to free themselves from the sweet clutches of sugar!” – Donald I. Abrams, M.D., Director of Clinical Programs, OSHER Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and Chief, Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital
“Connie Bennett has written a compelling, highly readable, up-to-date book. SUGAR SHOCK! is a must read for anyone who cares about his or her health and well being!” – Jill R. Baron, M.D., integrative medicine physician and stress-management expert
Fred Pescatore headshot“For years, I’ve been warning my patients about the dangers of sugars and refined carbohydrates. At long last comes a book that tells the full story! SUGAR SHOCK! is hard to put down—it’s a fascinating, easy-to-read, very well-researched book. I’ll be recommending this to all of my patients.” – Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet
“SUGAR SHOCK! will shock you! Connie Bennett has dedicated her life to studying the detrimental effects of sugar. She has written a detailed, compelling, and scientific book that will become an instant classic.”
– Joshua Rosenthal, director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
“How far Connie has come! Back in spring 1998, she would cry to me over the phone about how bad she felt, both physically and emotionally, because of her hypoglycemia, and she wondered if she would ever get better. Today, she is author of a book that is like none other. SUGAR SHOCK! tells it like it is—in a pure, simple, non-sugar-coated way. Everyone, whether hypoglycemic or not, will benefit from these provocative stories, powerful information, and health-healing messages.” – Roberta Ruggiero, founder and president of The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., and author of The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar
Appleton-Nancy“SUGAR SHOCK! is an engrossing, ultimately hopeful book that is brimming with fascinating, little-known facts and insights. After reading Connie’s labor of love, you’ll learn the hard truth about sugar in its various forms—sucrose, fructose, glucose, maple syrup, fruit juice, honey, barley malt, rice syrup, agave, etc. If you do consume sugar, it should be the last ingredient on your food label— or preferably not there at all. Better yet, eat only whole, unpackaged foods, without added sugar.” – Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., author, Lick the Sugar Habit and Lick the Sugar Habit Sugar Counter; who has studied sugar’s dangers since the 1980s
“SUGAR SHOCK! is the ultimate anti-aging, weight-loss, mood-management, optimal-health-and -detoxification book! Not only will it convince you FINALLY to give up your sweets—but it will give you effective strategies from national experts to help you succeed. I would love to see this book become required reading for every high school student, every expectant mother, every med student… EVERYONE… Our health crisis could turn around overnight if people really understood how dangerous and damaging sugar, refined carbs, and artificial sweeteners truly are to their health.” – JJ Virgin, C.N.S., C.H.F.I., nutritionist for Dr. Phil’s “Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge”
“Connie does a remarkable job in explaining in lay terms the plethora of research, myths, and associated health concerns of the sugar addict. Any sugar addict should read this book between sugar bingeing. Maybe he or she will stop!”– Kenneth Blum, Ph.D., the first to associate the dopamine receptor gene with alcoholism and creator of the term, “Reward Deficiency Syndrome”
Ronald feinberg“Connie Bennett delivers a potent 1-2-3 knockout punch to the sugar demons infiltrating our lives and threatening our health and well being. SUGAR SHOCK! is a `must-read’ for all parents-to-be, especially women and men challenged by insulin overload, carb over-nourishment, and metabolic infertility.” – Ronald F. Feinberg, M.D., Ph.D., reproductive endocrinologist and author, Healing Syndrome O: A Strategic Guide to Fertility, Polycystic Ovaries, and Insulin Imbalance
“The world has been waiting for a book such as SUGAR SHOCK! It contains powerful, cutting-edge and very accurate information that can help millions. The next time you’re about to sit down to a piece of cheesecake or a soda, this book will certainly make you think twice. I predict that SUGAR SHOCK! will be a huge bestseller because of the copious and understandable information provided. If you care about your own health or the health of family and friends, read this book and buy it for them! And disregard the majority of non-nutritionally trained doctors’ counsel (or so called experts), who tell you `all sugars are alike and metabolized alike’—it’s simply NOT true.” – Russ Bianchi, managing director, Adept Solutions, Inc., a global food and beverage product development firm
MarkVictorHansen“Sugar is sweet. Tasty to eat. But, it mightily depletes. Read SUGAR SHOCK! your wisdom to complete. It’s deep and will take your health to new peaks.” – Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of One-Minute Millionaire and co-author of more than 65 titles in the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series
“If you can’t go a day without eating sweets or living on soft drinks, SUGAR SHOCK! will change your life. Depression, obesity, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes, heart disease, and more have been linked to sugars. Connie Bennett has done an awesome job of pulling the research together in an informative way that will really grab you. This is an important topic done in a professional and meaningful way. Buy it to change your life.” – Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, Author, Digestive Wellness and Digestive Wellness for Children and founder of Innovative Healing and Access to Health Experts
Julia-havey-after“Connie Bennett delivers a mind-blowing, provocative, easy-to-read book about how eating lots of sweets can throw you into SUGAR SHOCK! and usher in a host of problems, from depression to crying spells to diabetes. She then offers the most sound, effective, and do-able plan to bust your sugar vice out of your life for good. Let my friend Connie lead you from a scary, destructive Candy Land to a life of better health and fitness—she knows the way because she has walked it and talks it better than anyone else.” – Julia Havey, eDiets.com Master Motivator and author of The Vice Busting Diet
“As primary health care providers for millions of families worldwide, we chiropractors will want to recommend this landmark book to all our patients so they can learn about the detrimental effects of sugar and artificial sweeteners. SUGAR SHOCK! provides helpful, much-needed information, and it is a more-than worthy descendant of Sugar Blues, which is now more than 30 years old.” – Chiropractor Dr. Eric Plasker, Founder and CEO, The Family Practice, Inc.
Cynthia Rowland“Oh, my goodness, you’re describing my sister in this book! I bet all the sugar she eats often makes her act quite unlike her sweet self. Maybe she simply needs to stay away from sweeteners! I’ve been telling her for years that sugar disrupts her emotional balance and makes her look unhealthy. Connie Bennett’s SUGAR SHOCK! is amazing!” – Anti-aging and facial-fitness expert Cynthia Rowland
“SUGAR SHOCK! insightfully, humorously, and convincingly presents a fresh look at what sugar can do to your body, mind and spirit. You will laugh, you may cry, but you will definitely learn surprising facts that you will long remember and that can help you and those you love avoid a lot of future problems. This is an eye-opening book that should be in every home and doctor’s office.” – Barbara Reed Stitt, Ph.D., former president, Natural Ovens Bakery; author, Food & Behavior and Roadmap for Healthy Foods in Schools; and former Chief Probation Officer in Ohio, who helped probationers kick sugar and stay out of trouble with the courts
Jimmy-moore“Connie Bennett has written one of the most important health books of the 21st Century in SUGAR SHOCK! Every single diabetic and obese person needs to read this book! Connie shows us that there are ways to overcome the preventable epidemics of obesity and diabetes and live a sweeter life in the process without sugar. When I was losing 180 pounds in 2004 on a low-carb diet, one of the keys to my radical transformation was ending my lifetime addiction to sugar before it literally killed me. I can proudly say I no longer consume sugar, because it is ‘rat poison’ to me, and my health and weight are better than they have ever been.” – Jimmy Moore, blogger and author of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year
“SUGAR SHOCK! is a totally empowering look at a very disempowering problem. A WOW of a topic! This book is more yummy than any sweet `treat.’ Everyone who struggles with sugar will see herself or himself in it. This truthful, courageous look at the dangers of sugars and refined carbs will help millions. The mind-bending information and unique approach will open everyone’s eyes to something that we all suspected was true—but didn’t want to see. Connie, thank you for putting your story and research out there.” – Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein, president, Script Brokers and Noble House Entertainment, and producer of “The Substitute,” starring Tom Berenger
or and beloved teacher Dr. Wayne W. Dyer just gave me the most exciting, amazing gift!
The remarkable Dr. Dyer — author of many bestsellers, including his latest, Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting — has just endorsed my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock.
This endorsement means so much to me at this time. Although I’ve been a fan for years, lately, I’ve been relying and turning to his motivational works and books over and over again.
For instance, every morning now, I chant and listen religiously to his Meditations for Manifesting: Morning and Evening Meditations to Literally Create Your Heart’s Desire.
I’m also very eager to get his new I AM Wishes Fulfilled Meditation, that Dr. Dyer and James F. Twyman have created. I’m sure it will be miraculous.
So here the endorsement that Dr. Dyer so kindly gave:
“I have taken the advice and guidance that Connie offers here and used it to reclaim my own well being. We have unknowingly and unwittingly become a nation of addicts, and here in this book you are given a blueprint for living a life of perfect health. Follow the easy-to-apply guidelines, and then you will be able to look in the mirror and say, `I AM finally living a healthy life.’ There is no greater feeling and it is your birthright. You were not designed to walk around in shock. A much needed book. –Wayne Dyer”
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Dr. Dyer!
So watch these fascinating interviews with him.
And make sure to sign up for a chance to get Dr. Dyer’s new book, Wishes Fulfilled, and a copy of Anita Moorjani’s Dying To Be Me, offered by Hay House, his (and my) publisher.
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Dr. Dyer is joining many other wonderful experts, who’ve generously provided endorsements, including Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Atwood, John Assaraf, and Brian Alman, Ph.D.
Nutrition gurus Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Oz Garcia, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ann Cooper, Marc David, and Mark Sisson also said kind words about Beyond Sugar Shock, which offers you a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure to easily and effortlessly release your sugar addiction.
In the book, I take you by the hand, so to speak, and coach you to Sugar Freedom so that by the time you finish the book, you’re now leading a life that’s sweeterlicious (that’s my word for delicious, combined with scrumptious, delicious, and of course, sweet).
Even fellow sugar experts have been kind enough to praise it–which gives me such profound joy.
I bow my head in gratitude to such amazing authors of sugar books or programs as Jeff O’Connell (to your left), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Jill Escher, and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage”), to whom I’m so grateful for writing endorsements for Beyond Sugar Shock.
It’s also been an honor to have several authors published byHay House (my publisher) offer endorsements.
A very special thanks go to Dr. Christiane Northrup (see photo to your left), Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken Druck, Donna Gates,Lauren Mackler, and CarolineSutherland.
Read my recent Sugar Shock Blog post to read the nice things other empowering speakers and best selling authors have said about Beyond Sugar Shock.