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Listen Anytime to Archived Gab with the Gurus Shows

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Let’s connect! What are your favorite Gab with the Gurus Shows and why? Any particular favorite among the famous health gurus on Gab with the Gurus? Post your comments here.   Have you had a chance to listen to such renowned, empowering experts or celebrities as Marianne Williamson, Marilu Henner, Dr. Christiane Northrup, tapping expert Nick […]

Beyond Sugar Shock

Tony Horton is on Gab With The Gurus

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Connie’s exciting Beyond Sugar Shock book launch continues.
Today, listen to a replay of an exciting Gab With The Gurus Show with fitness guru Tony Horton, who is founder of P90X.
Listen to Tony shares his ideas on:
– How to add a daily workout to your busy schedule
– How sugar is dangerous
The importance of fitness
How to get you motivated
How to add a daily workout to your busy schedule
And much more
Listen to internet radio with Gab With the Gurus on Blog Talk Radio

Announcements

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.

Announcements

Book Expo America & BlogWorld Await

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What wonderful riches await!
Both Book Expo American AND BlogWorld are being held simultaneously in New York City’s Javits Center.
What an amazing lineup planned for both events! What choices to make — there’s so much I want to attend, and many times I want to be at several places at once.
Now, it’s my role to find those fabulous authors and bloggers, who can inspire you, uplift you, educate you, and give you riches galore, so you can, as I like to say, Get a Life That Rocks!™
Keep a lookout at the lineup of amazing shows planned with empowering authors and bloggers on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.
Just visit www.GabWithTheGurus.com at any time to listen to Gurus Galore, who I handpick to make your life more exciting, juicy, thrilling, and tantalizing.
For instance, you can listen anytime (or live — shows are generally at 2 pm EST) to Gurus, best-selling authors, and inspiring people in the fields of:
Health
Wealth
Personal Empowerment
Fitness
Self-Help
Forgiveness
Relationships
Mindfulness
Meditation
And, of course, you also can listen to:
Celebrities, as well as
Movie and TV stars.
If you haven’t heard this show yet, check out www.GabWithTheGurus.com now and listen at your convenience.

Sugar Addiction

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.”

Catching Up With Connie

Exercise Helps Your Brain

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A fascinating new medical study reveals that exercise improves your brain health. Specifically, as the research points out, "Increasing evidence suggests that regular exercise improves brain health and promotes synaptic plasticity and hippocampal neurogenesis."   Thanks to Health Habits for the lead on this interesting research from the:  aLaboratory of Neurosciences, Intramural Research Program, National […]

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Get Sleeveless & Sexy with JJ Virgin on Today’s Gab with the Gurus

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Join acclaimed fitness and nutrition expert JJ Virgin, who appears today at 2 pm EST on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show.
JJ Virgin—the author of the exciting new book, Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy—will tell you how to get the toned, gorgeous arms like she has (in the photo above).
On today’s show, you’ll learn:
•The keys to building learn arms — and why your muscles will never get bigger from lifting weights
•Simple strategies for avoiding the common mistakes that can derail your progress
•The one simple activity that can derail your diet plan (and it doesn’t involve eating)
•How to keep motivated
•How to eat to get sinewy arms and a sleek body
•The “3 bite rule”
•And much more.
To join us live or later, go to: http://tinyurl.com/FitnessSecretsJJVirginGabGurus
Remember, you can listen to the show live at 2 pm EST or later, at your convenience. Listen here: Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with JJ Virgin.
Join us Wednesday: http://tinyurl.com/FitnessSecretsJJVirginGabGurus
Get JJ’s new book now, too.
•JJ really wants to help you. Now, learn how to have your best body by summer. Just go here:
=== >>>> http://tinyurl.com/LiveWellWithJJ-Connie

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3 Tips to Fit Fitness in Your Schedule from Fitness Expert J.J. Virgin

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People often say that they just don’t have time to fit a workout into their schedule.
Acclaimed fitness and nutrition expert J.J. Virgin—who appears Wednesday at 2 pm EST on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show—says you can fitness into your busy day.
JJ Virgin—the author of the new book, Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy—kindly offered you 3 tips so you can make time to work out. Or better yet, she figured out a way for you to fit fitness in wherever you can.
1. “Set your phone or timer to go off on the hour, and take an energizing 60-second burst break using a jump rope, a nearby flight of stairs or an X-iser, which is my favorite no-excuses burst trainer. A 60-second burst break will crank your metabolism and boost fat burning. (To learn more about an X-iser, join me on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show Wednesday. http://tinyurl.com/FitnessSecretsJJVirginGabGurus
2. “Roll and go…this is why I love to work out at home. You can roll out of bed in your jammies and head into your home gym to whip up 10-20 minutes of resistance training exercises. Be sure to warm up for a few minutes before you start lifting to get your blood flowing.
3. “Multi-task pre-dinner. Okay, so you are cooking (or like me mostly assembling), but let’s face it, there are still some time gaps here and there when things are steaming, sautéing or defrosting. Use that time to throw in your bursts, do some squats or power up some push-ups.
Remember… it all counts!”
JJ is a wealth of great information. Listen to this eye-opening program she did, “Is Your Cardio Workout Making You Age Faster, Gain Fat and Lose Your Sex Drive?”
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http://tinyurl.com/WorkOutAgingYou-JJ-Connie
What questions do you want to know about exercising?
What are you eager to know about fitness?
What would you like to know about how to tone up your
arms?
Send me your questions now and I’ll answer them Wed. at 2 pm EST for my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with JJ Virgin. (You can listen live or later.)
Join us Wednesday: http://tinyurl.com/FitnessSecretsJJVirginGabGurus
Get JJ’s new book now, too.

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Get Secrets to Becoming Slim, Sexy & Sleeveless with Celebrity Wellness Expert J.J. Virgin

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Often, I hear from many of you with questions about how to get fit, toned and lose weight.
It’s time to get your exercise questions answered.
It is my honor and privilege to interview celebrity wellness expert J.J. Virgin next Wednesday, May 12 at 2 pm EST on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.
JJ — whose clients have included Hollywood elite, Olympians and CEOs — will tell you how to get fabulous arms such as she has.
She also will share some of the secrets she shares in her new book,Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Stop Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms.
I also invite you to sign up for a recent program JJ conducted. You can listen now still. Just sign up to catch a replay of this fabulous program, “Is Your Cardio Workout Making You Age Faster, Gain Fat and Lose Your Sex Drive?”
In her free program — which you can listen to at any time — JJ will reveal how your exercise program may be working against you!
She also shared insider secrets on the most effective way to work out for the quickest and most dramatic results, and promote the release of your “young” hormones! And the best part is, it takes far less time than you think, and you don’t even have to go to the gym!
Feel free to spread the word. Just send your friends to http://tinyurl.com/JJExerciseSecrets
And make sure to mark your calendars for next Wednesday when JJ shares more secrets to being slim and sexy on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.
Got any fitness questions? Ask them here.

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My Friend JJ May Have Saved my Life; Now She Can Save Your Body

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Whenever I think of my wonderful friend JJ Virgin, I feel respect, admiration and profound gratitude.
To make the long story short, JJ — a celebrity health and nutrition expert — helped me bounce back quickly from a severe illness two summers ago. Not only that, but because of her insights and insistence, my disease was diagnosed quickly.
(It turns out that a tick had given me Lyme disease, and JJ may have saved me years of misery. In fact, she may have saved my life.)
Now, whenever JJ speaks, I listen. And today, she is offering an amazing program, “Is Your Cardio Workout Making You Age Faster, Gain Fat and Lose Your Sex Drive?”
If you’re unsatisfied with your body, you need to pay attention.
In her free program today (which you can listen to later), JJ — who works with hot Hollywood celebrities — will reveal how your exercise program may be working against you!
JJ will share her insider secrets on the most effective way to work out for the quickest and most dramatic results, and promote the release of your “young” hormones! And the best part is, it takes far less time than you think, and you don’t even have to go to the gym!
Discover JJ’s proven strategies so you can get your dream body… FAST.
Reserve your spot on this complimentary call today.
FYI, I’ll be there, too, of course. I’m making time for this important call even though I’m on back-to-back deadlines. “See you” there?
Feel free to spread the word. Just send your friends to http://tinyurl.com/JJExerciseSecrets