Talk to us. Will you join me in making a donation to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation?
I hope you had a wonderful, grateful Thanksgiving.
On Cyber Monday — or any day, for that matter — I invite you to make a donation to a worthwhile organization while you buy your holiday gifts.
HSFIn fact, i invite you to join me in donating to the worthwhile, non-profit Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.
Why am I encouraging you to donate to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation?
Because this organization does amazing work to educate people about hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
This is a condition, which can manifest some 125 symptoms, including headaches, mood swings, heart palpitations, mental confusion (brain fog), excessive fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, cold hands and feet, and Crazy Sugar Cravings.
I personally have greatly benefited from the Hypoglyemia Support Foundation.
In fact, back in 1998, when I learned that I had hypolgycemia or low blood sugar, Roberta Ruggiero, founder and president of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, helped me so much!
Indeed, thanks to Roberta’s unwavering support, encouragement, and patient explanations, I was able to follow my doctor’s orders to kick sweets and quickie carbs, to take back my health and to say farewell to 44 baffling ailments.
You’ve never met a woman more dedicated than Robera, who has been steadfastly dedicated for 34 ears to help people learn about hypoglycemia, which has been dubbed the “Great Imitator,” because people with this condition can manifest ailments that confuse medical professionals.
Did you know, for instance, that if you have hypoglycemia, your doctor can wrongly diagnose you for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, neurosis, migraines, Parkinson’s syndrome, chronic bronchial asthma, paroxysmal tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), rheematoid arthritis, cerebral arteriosclerosis (hardening of the brain’s arteries), menopause, mental retardation, alcoholism, hyperactive disorder, and even senility.
To learn more about the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation and its founder Roberta Ruggiero, listen to last year’s Gab with the Gurus Show, when I interviewed Roberta for my 15 years off sugar celebration. In this show, we share secrets to staying sugar-free.
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Now, I invite you to make a donation to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.
Feel free to say that Connie sent you.
CB – pink shirtWho is Sugar Shock Blog founder Connie Bennett? Connie is a former pooped-out, fuzzy-headed, sugar-addicted journalist. After quitting sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998, ALL 44 of her baffling, crippling ailments (brain fog, PMS, headaches, etc.) vanished, and she became “reborn.” For the past 16 1/2 years, Connie has helped thousands worldwide release their sugar addiction and Get a Sweeter Life that Rocks™. She is the acclaimed, energetic, charismatic Sweet Freedom Guide, Bounce-Back-to-Your Best Body™ coach, a transformational speaker, sugar and carb expert, blogger, certified health coach, certified life coach, EFT practitioner, Gab with the Gurus host, and bestselling author of Beyond Sugar Shock, which was endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock_RGBby Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, JJ Virgin, and many others. Her first book, Sugar Shock, was praised by such respected people as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Christiane Northrup. Connie is now planning the first Sugar World Summit, which will feature the biggest names in sugar and carb addiction, recovery, mindful eating, compassion, weight loss, etc. She is also completing her next book, The Bounce Back Diet™, which will help millions blindsided by Crazy Cravings™ after a major loss (such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or end of a job) or another life-changing event. Get free gifts at www.Connie-Bennett.com
Talk to us. Will you join me in making a donation to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation?
Talk to us: Do you have any of these symptoms?
Do you often feel wiped out, weak, dizzy, forgetful, irritable or depressed?
Or, do you struggle with insomnia, headaches, obesity, anxiety, brain fog or heart palpitations?
And are you hounded by what I call Crazy Cravings™ and sudden, ravenous hunger?
Worse still, does your doctor insist, “It’s all in your head!”
Your doctor could be completely wrong!
Instead, you could be among millions, who have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Hypolgycemia is an often-overlooked, debilitating medical condition, which means that your blood glucose drops too low for you to be able to go about your daily activities.
When your blood sugar plunges, you can get hit by dizziness, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, forgetfulness, brain fog, heart palpitations and dozens of other ailments.
Low blood sugar is the reverse of diabetes, which generally gets the most attention, but in my opinion, according to my extensive research, hypoglycemia is far more pervasive.
In fact, my research leads me to believe that about half of the people in the United States and millions more around the world have this condition — yes, it’s not a disease.
So what’s the cure for hypoglycemia?
Eat right! And exercise.
Yes, to manage your low blood sugar, you don’t need to take any medication.
You just need to cut out candies, cookies, cakes, breads, pasta, candies and other fast-acting carbohydrates, which I call carb crap.
Back in 1998, I discovered that my reactive hypoglycemia was to blame for my 44 ailments. (Yes, I had that many, as you can read about in my first book, Sugar Shock. See Chapter 13, which is about hypoglycemia.)
At the time, my savvy physician’s unusual prescription was unsettling.
“Quit sugar and processed carbohydrates,” my doctor ordered.
Letting go of my favorite sweet treats was the last thing I wanted to do! And it was no easy feat.
RobertaBut then, thankfully, I found the most amazing, kind, warm woman, Roberta Ruggiero,
Roberta — who has had her share of low blood sugar woes — is president of the non-profit Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, which she founded in 1980 to educate and support millions worldwide on how to prevent and manage their low blood sugar, came to my rescue.
This week, Roberta and her amazing organization are celebrating 34 years of serving desperate people worldwide.
In fact, last night, the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation had its fourth annual Hypoglycemia Take Center Stage Gala in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alas, I was bummed out that I couldn’t attend this hugely successful affair. (I was at another amazing event in San Diego with Lisa Sasevich, The Queen of Sales Conversion.)
I cannot overstate how grateful I am to Roberta for helping me to kick sweets and quickie carbs and to learn about hypoglycemia.
Given that I first contacted Roberta in 1998 — well before the Internet was easy to access — I had to rely on books and Roberta for my hypo education.
Wow, did Roberta come through for me!
For instance, Roberta — whose phone number I tracked down — patiently explained to me that our bodies, and especially our brains, need glucose to survive.
During a number of conversations, Roberta explained that 80 million of us worldwide are plagued by many symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia, especially if we don’t watch our diets and eat sugars, many of which are hidden in processed foods. (I believe that her figure is too low.)
As I became healthier without sugar coursing through my system, I discovered that hypoglycemia has been called the “Great Imitator.”
That’s because low blood sugar’s strange, startling symptoms — some experts cite asm many as 125 of them — can make your doctor wrongly believe that you have bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, neurosis, mibgraines, Parkinson’s syndrome, chronic bronchial asthma, paroxysmal tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), rehematoid arthritis, cerebral arteriosclerosis (hardening of the brain’s arteries), menopause, mental retardation, alcoholism, hyperactive disorder, and even senility.
In short, when you have hypoglycemia — which I dub “hypo” — you and your doctor can get mighty confused.
As I was getting better, I then heard Roberta’s startling story. In fact, both she and many doctors over the years were completely baffled as to what was wrong with her. She was even subjected to grueling electroshock treatments when all she needed to do was quit sugar!
I invite you now to listen to my interview with Roberta Ruggiero on my Gab with the Gurus Show. The interview took place last year when while I was celebrating 15 years off sugar.
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Anyhow, again, thanks to to the amazing Roberta Ruggiero, for helping me to successfully quit sugar and refined carbs back in 1998.
HSFIn fact, I’m only here today helping people worldwide to break free of their sugar addiction and Sugar Shock because of Roberta.
Again, I invite you to listen now to last year’s interview with Roberta on my Gab with the Gurus Show.
I also urge you to learn more about Roberta and her valuable Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.
For instance, I recommend that you:
Fan the HSF on Facebook.
Donate to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation. (When you offer your valuable contribution, please tell Roberta that Connie sent you.)
A very special thanks to Craig Cameron for the artwork above.
Talk to us: Do you have any of these symptoms?
Connie Bennett is a former pooped-out, fuzzy-headed, sugar-addicted journalist and “Ex-Sugar Shrew.” After quitting sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998, all 44 of her baffling, crippling ailments (brain fog, PMS, headaches, etc.) vanished.
Now, 16 years later, Connie is an acclaimed, energetic, charismatic Sugar Freedom Guide, transformational speaker, sugar ande carb expert, blogger, certified health coach, certified life coach, EFT practitioner, Gab with the Gurus host, and bestselling author.
Her latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock, was endorsed by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, JJ Virgin, and many other experts, and her first book, Sugar Shock. was praised by such acclaimed gurus as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Christiane Northrup.
Connie is now planning the first Sugar World Summit, which will feature the biggest names in sugar and carb addiction, recovery, mindful eating, compassion, weight loss, etc. Connie is also finishing her next book, Bounce Back After You Blow Your Diet: 22 Easy Ways to Ditch Sugar, Fat or Salt; Get Back on Track; & Shed Weight for Good. (Working title.)Connie’s upcoming book — which was inspired by her own embarrassing Carb Relapse after the death of her mother — is designed to help millions, who lose their way with food while being walloped and blindsided by Crazy Cravings™ and overpowering emotions as they deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, a breakup, moving, the loss of a job, or another life-changing event.
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CB – pink shirtWho is blog founder Connie Bennett? Connie is a former pooped-out, fuzzy-headed, sugar-addicted journalist. After quitting sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998, ALL 44 of her baffling, crippling ailments (brain fog, PMS, headaches, etc.) vanished,, and she became “reborn.” Now, 16 1/2 years later, Connie is devoted to helping people Get a Sweeter Life that Rocks™. She is the acclaimed, energetic, charismatic Sweet Freedom Guide, Bounce-Back-to-Your Best Body™ coach, a transformational speaker, sugar and carb expert, blogger, certified health coach, certified life coach, EFT practitioner, Gab with the Gurus host, and bestselling author of Beyond Sugar Shock, which was endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock_RGBby Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, JJ Virgin, and many others, and Sugar Shock, which was praised by such respected people as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Christiane Northrup. Connie is now planning the first Sugar World Summit, which will feature the biggest names in sugar and carb addiction, recovery, mindful eating, compassion, weight loss, etc. She is also completing her next book, The Bounce Back Diet™, which will help millions, who are blindsided by Crazy Cravings™ and overpowering emotions after the death of a loved one, a divorce or breakup, moving, losing a job, or another life-changing event. Get free gifts at www.Connie-Bennett.com
Please note that the exciting first Sugar World Summit, was originally scheduled to begin today, two weeks before Halloween, has been delayed.
I’ll announce a new date shortly.
So please rest assured, those of you who’ve written to me concerned that you’ve missed out on the many exciting programs, which will feature the biggest names in sugar education and addiction, relapse prevention, mindful eating, compassion, etc.
The Sugar World Summit is still happening. In fact, my team and I are deep into planning it.
JJ Virgin Sugar Impact DietSo why did we delay the first Sugar World Summti?
A bit of history is in order.
Many months ago, I excitedly scheduled the first Sugar World Summit to begin today, exactly two weeks before Halloween, the biggest candy-eating day in the United States — a day I dub Halloween National Sugar Overload Day.
This Sugar World Summit was timed to coincide with my big comeback.
After three years, I’d finally recoveried from My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom, which had left me TAGGED (Traumatized, Abused, Gripped by Grief and Emotionally Devastated)..
Thankffully, I’ was now emerging healed and slimmed down after I’d suffered a horribly humiliating and humbling Carb Relapse.
Now emerging triumphant, I was ready now to help millions.
As we got deep into planning the first Sugar World Summit, the biggest names in the field — most of whom I’ve known for years, since before the release of my first book, Sugar Shock in 2006 — agreed to come on board. Our goal was to reach 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide.
But as I kept inviting more and more exciting speakers and reconnecting with health colleagues after three years, I learned about launches by other esteemed experts, all of whom I greatly admire and respect.
These are people I want to support. These are also people, who can help you. It became quickly obvious that the best thing to do was to get out of the way of my colleagues’ launches.
JJ VirginIn particular, after inviting my colleague, the acclaimed nutrition and fitness expert and bestselling author JJ Virgin, to participate in the Sugar World Summit, I discovered that she was launching a new book about sugar, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, at about the same time.
That made me immediately rethink the time frame for the Sugar World Summit.
FYI, this is a big week for JJ Virgin. She is now giving away copies of her new book (until they run out).
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet is an important book, in which JJ takes an original, doable approach to cutting out sweets.
If you missed JJ’s book giveaway — she ran out of books — then go ahead and get her free Sugar Impact Diet 2-Week Cookbook so you can make tasty, sugar-free recipes.
By the way, I’m greatly, greatly indebted to JJ. For about a decade, she’s been supportive of me. Not only did she endorse both of my books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock, but she helped me get my Lyme disease quickly diagnosed years ago.
Sugar-savvy-bookBack to the Sugar World Summit. Since I wanted to support JJ and other colleagues, it became evident that I needed to move back this important event.
But delaying the Sugar World Summit turns out to be just what this event most needs. Now, the Summit will be much bigger, better and more well organized.
(In fact, I’m very gratefufl to Jeff Walker, the launch guru, whose amazing Product Launch Formula Live conference, which I attended earlier this week, helped me discover many innovative ways to spread the word for the first Sugar World Summit.)
So now I invite you: Learn more about the first Sugar World Summit and the amazing colleagues, who will participate in it.
At present, we’re honored to have received “yeses” from the following movers and shakers. Among those who’ve agreed to participate are:
Dr. Robert Lustig, pediatric endocrinologist and New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity & Disease. His “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” lecture has had more than 4.6 million hits on YouTube. Photo shown above.
Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor at the Huffington Post, on the Medical Advisory Board at “The Doctor Oz Show,” and New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet..
JJ Virgin, P.h.D., C.N.S., celebrity nutritionist, fitness expert, New York Times bestselling author and author of the new book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up To 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks
Dr. David Perlmutter, “Empowering Neurologist,” Linus Pauling award-winner and author of the # 1 New York Times bestselling Grain Brain.
Sarah Wilson, acclaimed Australian blogger, TV personality, journalist, author of I Quit Sugar and founder of the popular I Quit Sugar Community
Dr. Pamela Peeke, internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunger Fix: the 3 Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction
Jimmy Moore, popular low-carb blogger, co-author with Dr. Eric Westman of Cholesterol Clarity. He shed 180 pounds and peeled off 20 inches by quitting sugar and going low carb.
Dr. Richard Johnson, a practicing physician, acclaimed clinical scientist and author of The Sugar Fix::What You Don’t Know about Fructose and HFCS Could Kill You.
Serge H. Ahmed, Ph.D., CNRS Research Director, Principal Investigator & Team Leader, Addiction, Compulsion and Dopamine Dysregulation Syndrome, Université de Bordeaux. He’s done fascinating research on addcition, sugar and cocaine.
Dr Pedram Shojai, former Taoist monk, physician of Chinese medicine and founder of founder of the popular site, Well.org,
Trudy Scott, nutritionist, food-mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
Kristin Neff, PhD., Associate Professor, Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Dept., University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation and author of Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia. An Every Day Guide to Low Blood Sugar. (Because of Roberta, I’m here today helping others. More about her later.)
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS, leading nutritional expert and award-winning New York Times bestselling author, whose books include Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution and Get the Sugar Out, Revised and Updated: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet
High Voltage (Kathie Dolgin), author of the new book, Sugar Savvy Solution, and founder of Energy Up Voltage Approved, Inc. (EUVA), a nonprofit organization to fight teenage obesity and to prevent type 2 diabetes and other diseases, particularly among teenage girls.
Alexandra Jamieson, a mom and health coach, who helps women listen to their true cravings for pleasure to achieve the body and life they desire and author of the upcoming book, Women, Food and Desire;
“The Sleep Doctor” Michael Breus, Ph.D.
Naturopathic physician Dr. Alan Christianson;
And more… Stay tuned for more names.
Sign up now for this exciting Sugar World Summit.
Fat ChanceStay tuned to get the full and not-so-sweet scoop on how those those tempting sugary “treats” and quickie-carb snacks can damage you bigtime. Our experts will tell you how shoveling sugar and fast carbs into your poor body can make you gain weight and widen your waistline, get frustrating mood swings, find it tough to concentrate, mess up your precious brain, lose interest in sex, develop heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes, and even die at an early age.
Now, I urge you to begin to get educated by reading some books about sugar by some of my super-healthy, brilliant colleauges. For example, I invite you to check out Fat Chance by Dr. Robert Lustig; and the new books, Sugar Savvy Solution by High Voltage, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet.
Perhaps you’re wondering: “Why would I want to quit or cut back on sugar? It tastes so good!”
Here are some reasons to ditch the sweet stuff and fast-acting carbs. You can:
Easily shed your dreaded excess weight.
Fit into your skinny clothes;
Leave behind your depression and get filled up with good cheer, passion and enthusiasm.
Get enough energy to keep up with your kids or perform well on the job..
Tame Your Crazy Cravings™ (as I call them) for sugary, salty or fatty unreal foods.
Banish your annoying brain fog and concentrate with a razor-sharp focus.
Rev up your libido so you’ll be thrilled with your time alone in the bedroom with your beloved.
Ditch those awful, debilitating, tough-to-handle female ailments (either PMS or menopause, depending on your time of life.)
And much more.
Sign up now for the upcoming Sugar World Summit. And tell us what you’d like to learn during this event.
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About Sugar Shock Blog Founder: Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC is a former pooped-out, fuzzy-headed, sugar-addicted journalist and “Ex Sugar Shrew,” whose 44 baffling ailments completely vanished after kicking sugar and quickie carbs on doctor’s orders in 1998. Now, 16 years later, Connie is the acclaimed, energetic, charismatic Sweet Freedom Guide, a transformational speaker, sugar and carb expert, blogger, certified health coach, certified life coach, EFT practitioner, Gab with the Gurus host, and bestselling autho of Beyond Sugar Shock, which was endorsed by many health and empowerment luminaries such as Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, JJ Virgin. Connie’s first book, Sugar Shock. which was published in 2006, was praised by such acclaimed gurus as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Christiane Northrup. Now, Connie is planning the first Sugar World Summit, which will feature the biggest names in sugar and carb addiction, recovery, mindful eating, compassion, weight loss, etc. Connie is also finishing her next book, The Bounce Back Diet™: 22 Easy Ways to Rebound After Relapse; Ditch Sugar, Fat or Salt, and Shed Weight for Good. (Working title.) The Bounce-Back Diet — which was inspired by Connie’s embarrassing Carb Relapse after her mother’s traumatic terminal illness and death — can help millions worldwide to slim down and tone up although they’re walloped by Crazy Cravings™ and overpowering emotions following the death of a loved one, a divorce or breakup, moving or another life-changing loss. Make sure to sign up at the Sugar World Summit site to find out about the new dates and speakers.
Join the Conversation. Have you thought about quitting sugar or processed carbohydrates? Name 3 reasons why.
Heart-shaped foodSixteen years ago today, I reluctantly gave up sugar and processed carbohydrates on doctor’s orders. Although ditching sweets was the last thing I wanted to do, I had no choice, because I felt utterly awful most of the time.
On any given day, I was pummeled by many of 44 inexplicable ailments, including throbbing headaches, ferocious PMS, scary heart palpitations, vicious cravings, embarrassing crying spells, and erratic mood swings.
At the time—remember this was 1998—people didn’t realize that sugar is toxic, that it can trigger heart disease and cancer; and that it can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Despite many challenges along the way, I finally succeeded in mostly removing sugar from my life.
My sucess in letting go of my sugar and carb addiction is due to:
The encouragement of my doctor, Dr. Keith DeOrio.
Lots of support from the amazing Roberta Ruggiero, founder and president of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation and author of Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia;
Nancy Appleton’s fabulous book, Lick the Sugar Habit;
Ann Louise Gittleman’s empowering Get the Sugar Out;
The late William Dufty’s landmark book, Sugar Blues;
My determination and desperation, because I dreaded continuing to feel so bad;
My creating own tools and tactics, which I share in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock.
Quitting sugar and refined carbs was the most empowering, life-affirming, health-promoting thing I’ve ever done. Quitting the sweet stuff made me feel reborn. All 44 of my symptoms vanished — seemingly miraculously.
As I reflect on my 16 years of being sugar-free, I realize that I’ve learned many things. Here are 7 Lessons from Being Sugar-Free.
1) Being a Sugar and Carb Addict was a Big Blessing.
It’s taken me a while to reach this conclusion, but if I’d never hit rock bottom as a sugar addict, I never would have discovered the joy, peace and calm that I now derive from treating my body with the respect, love, and appreciation it deserves.
In short, because I once flopped so badly by mindlessly, quickly shoving processed carb crap into my face, I now relish putting nourishing foods into my treasured body.
2) To Strive for Perfection is Pointless.
It’s absurd to try to be totally sugar-free all the time, because sugar, high fructose corn syrup, agave, barley malt and a host of other sweeteners are hidden in thousands of processed foodstuffs, from crackers to cocktail sauce.
Even the finest of chefs tend to slip the sweet substance into their culinary creations. Rather, it’s best to aim for 80 or 90 percent sugar-free.
3) It’s a Must! Always Pack Healthy Snacks or Mini-Meals.
One of the biggest discoveries I’ve made over the years is that it’s absolutely imperative to plan ahead at all times.
Whenever I leave home, especially when I’ll be stuck on an airplane, in a meeting or out socially, I need to have a selection of healthy foods with me to ward off the blood-sugar blues, which can lead to overeating the wrong foods.
Some of my favorite snacks include cans of salmon, flax crackers, protein power, and nuts. (Stay tuned, because I’ll share more great sugar-free treats in the future.)
4) Remember: If I Don’t Eat Right, I’ll Suffer Big Time.
One of the reasons I’ve been able to stay sugar-free is that I remember how bad it can get. Cheating just isn’t worth it. It’s simply inevitable that I’ll feel horrible eating either sweets or processed carbohydrates (what I call fast carbs or quickie carbs).
For instance, eating lots of movie popcorn or corn nuts, will give me such annoying ailments as brain fog, lethargy, anxiety, depression, digestive problems, crying spells, and cravings for more of the same fast carbs.
There’s simply “no escaping the terrifying change that occurs against my will,” as I shared in Sugar Shock. “After eating quickie carbs, I become an untamable, irascible “Sugar Shrew,” a fuming, disagreeable “Sugar Monster”; a sobbing, pitiful “Sugar Crybaby”; and finally, a listless, lethargic “Sugar Zombie…
“…Alas, my dreadful, dramatic sugar-induced transformation is inevitable. As predictable as the moon rising. As sure as the swallows coming home to Capistrano at the same time every year. As expected as the crowds flocking to Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s for an annual blowout sale.”
And I’m not unique. Millions around the world suffer from mammoth physical and/or emotional turbulence after eating sweets or fast carbs.
5) When Stressed Out, Temptation Will Strike—A lot.
Over time, I’ve come to realize that if I’m under extreme stress, deadline pressure or emotional turmoil, my calm resolve will be shaken. Sure enough, at that point, fast carbs such as movie popcorn will entice me. More about that later.
6) Falling off the Wagon Is Okay; Perhaps Even Expected.
You just can’t apply the same standards towards food that you do for alcohol. Unlike booze—which you can totally skip and never drink another drop again—you always have to eat.
This means that whenever and wherever you go, sugary or quickie-carb nonfoods will abound. At times, they’ll strive to land in your stomach—or so it may feel.
What’s more, we’re human beings, which means we’re not perfect. Rest assured that there’s a tremendous freedom in accepting that despite our best efforts, at times, we just won’t eat right. That’s okay. It’s what you do afterwards that counts.
7) Real Food Tastes Sweeter & Tastier than Junk Food.
When you let go of sweets and fast carbs, you’ll discover your taste buds. Real food, you’ll find, is scrumptious and delectable as opposed to the bland, super-salty, excessively sweet or ultra-fatty taste you get when you turn to quickie-carb foods.
Plus, when you lovingly create your own dishes, you’ll be delightfully surprised at how you’ll savor the flavors.
Learn More About Me. I’m a former sugar-addicted journalist, who quit sugar on doctor’s orders in 1998. Now 16 years into sugar sobriety, I’ve created many cool tips and tools to help thousands worldwide release their over-attachment to sweets and quickie carbs. I’m also a speaker and best-selling author of Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter. Get Sugar Shock Blog updates in your mailbox.
Join the Conversation. Have you thought about quitting sugar or processed carbohydrates? Name 3 reasons why.
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Sugar addicts and carb junkies, I bring you hope!
Indeed, this is a BIG week for me. It’s been 15 years since I bid bye-bye to my sugar addiction — mostly — yes, I wasn’t totally perfect.
So let me help you now.
If you’re tired of being a sugar or carb addict and are fed up with gaining weight, getting spaced out, or have other health issues, discover Secrets to Let Sugar Go by listening anytime to this special Gab with the Gurus 15-year-mostly-sugar-free-iversary Show with my sugar-free mentor Roberta Ruggiero.
Back in 1998, I was so blessed to find Roberta, who, after dealing with her own issues of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, went on to found The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. She also wrote The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar, which has been acclaimed by the American Library Association as “one of best lay medical books public libraries.”
In our special Gab with the Gurus Show, you’ll first learn our startling stories. You’ll discover:
How when Roberta simply changed her diet by quitting sugar and those quickie carbs (processed carbohydrates that are metabolized quickly), she personally overcame 10 years of illness during which she saw dozens of doctors, endured countless medical tests, took thousands of pills and even underwent electric shock therapy!
How when I finally let go of my sugar addiction — very reluctantly, though — presto, ALL 44 of my ailments (including crippling headaches, difficulty concentrating, awful PMS, excessive fatigue, cold hands and feet, embarrassing mood swings, scary heart palpitations, etc.) vanished! Wow!
How most people are consuming too many sweets whether they know it or not, especially if they eat foods in boxes, cans or jars. That sugar or quickie-carb habit can be deadly, leading to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and an early death.
On our Gab with the Gurus Show, you’ll also find out Secrets to Go Mostly Sugar-Free. While I share some tactics in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Roberta and I go into more depth on this program, and we give you the personal touch, of course, because you get to listen to us chatting.
Among the Secrets to Go Mostly Sugar-Free, you’ll discover:
How it’s okay to be imperfect. In fact, not expecting that you’ll do everything “right,” frees you up to succeed marvelously.
How most people around the world — whether they know it or not — are eating far too much sugar (roughly 170 to more than 200 pounds per year) and/or quickie carbs (possibly as high as 200 pounds), thereby paving the way to diseases galore.
How you can take your slips and turn them into successes. You’ll realize that your so-called “failures” lead you to lasting success.
How you want to change your relationship with those persistent cravings. (We’ll talk about how to embrace them — yes! — and how they can become major allies.
How to take one of your absolute worst habits — something almost all of us do — and turn it into one of your biggest foolproof tools to bid your sugar addiction farewell.
How some people are wise to let a little sugar (some tastes here and there) into their lives. (You’ll discover that I’ve modified my stance over the years.)
How, for many people, a few tastes can turn into a binge and they’re better off to say sayonara to processed sweets.
How before I quit sugar, first I binged on candies for three weeks after my doctor’s orders to “Quit sugar or die young.”
How it’s imperative that you keep track. Roberta discusses how it’s very important to keep a symptom diary. (That way, you’ll know what happens when you eat sweets. You want to get a clear message about how too much sugar leads to symptoms.)
How you need to be prepared, wherever you go.
How you can have fun replacing those sugary treats that you used to adore.
How it’s vital to get support and learn about success stories.
And much more.
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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
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
Are you headachy, tired or crabby?
Do you cry easily, have blurred vision or get heart palpitations?
If so, Roberta Ruggiero can help you.
Fireworks02What an amazing day! A dozen years ago today, on April 15, 1998, I very reluctantly took the advice of my doctor and ditched sugar. It was either clean up my diet or continue to be waylaid by 44 ailments, from migraines to heart palpitations to severe fatigue to severe PMS.
In honor of my 12 years off sugar, I bring you three gifts. First, you can listen below to my fun anniversary radio show today, where I reminisced about my life back in 1998 when I was riddled by a whopping 44 symptoms.
Then, I thanked and interviewed my gracious heroine and selfless savior Roberta Ruggiero, founder and president of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, which has helped millions of people around the world who are suffering from low blood sugar.
On today’s Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, you also can listen to two of my clients, Dawn and Terri, talk about their lives were dramatically transformed by kicking sugar. Then, you can get insights from former sugar addict Karly Pittman, who now runs First Ourselves to help women with food issues.
Finally, you can catch my interview with journalist Dana Kennedy, who now runs her entertaining, insightful, A Year Without Candy blog. Read my recent interview with Dana about her creative venture to boot candies out of her life.
Now, listen to yesterday’s interview with another of my heroines, the anti-sugar pioneer Nancy Appleton, whose recent book is the eye-opening Suicide by Sugar.
Roberta Now that I’ve made it to this special day of 12 Years Sugar-Free (mostly), I’d like to again extend my profound gratitude to Roberta Ruggiero, without whose help I may have never made it. I certainly wouldn’t have written my book Sugar Shock! if it hadn’t been for her steadfast, consistent, loving support. Nor would I be here helping others to get over their sugar habit.
Speaking of helping others, gift # 3 is a free teleseminar to give you Tips to Let Go of Your Sugar Addiction. Sign up her to get the audio replay.
So would you like me to do for you what Roberta did for me back in 1998? It would be my honor to help you Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks, starting April 20. If you act now, you can get the Early Bird Special, which ends today.
Let me help you Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks so you can lose weight, boost your energy and get out from under that monkey on your back.
Are you like Oprah — tired of lugging around excess weight?
Do you feel that you have no control over your sugar or carb habit?
Are sugary foods your “drug of choice”?
Would you like to get more energy, focus better, rev up your libido, get along better with loved ones and get a hot, trim body?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you’ll want to join the First Annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge, which takes place Jan. 16.
Many of us experts are here to help you begin to lick your sugar habit.
We’re here to give you the support, compassion, information and education that you need and deserve.
My co-organizer Dr. Scott Olson and I invite you to take our challenge by submitting your comment here.
Spend time on Jan. 16 to look at your sugar issues, learn about the dangers of sugar overloading (which people around the world are doing) and cut it out totally on that one day.
Wondering what could happen if you kick sugar? Read these amazing success stories now.
So sign up here now.
Make sure to tell us about your sugar history, what a lot of sweets do to you and what you envision for the future if being sugar-free was a reality.
What are you waiting for? Join us now.
And spread the word. We want to get a huge viral campaign going.
After you sign up, mark your calendar.
Our festivities begin Jan. 16 at 12 p.m. Eastern on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge,.where we’ll be joined by some of the biggest health and sugar experts in the country. (You can listen live or later, at your convenience, to a podcast.)
For instance, we’ll be joined by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of Get the Sugar Out; Elizabeth Abbott, author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History; Dr. Eric Westman, director of Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic; (?), Dr. Hyla Cass, integrative psychiatrist and author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Natural Highs; MeMe Roth, founder and president of the National Action Against Obesity; Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit; Dr. Woody Merrell, author of Unleash Your Natural Energy; Dr. Fred Pescatore, author of The Hamptons Diet; Amy Kalafa, co-founder of “Two Angry Moms,” which is dedicated to cleaning up the school food environment; Susan Linn (?), director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood; Dr. Yvonne Sanders Butler, principal of Browns Mill Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia; the first sugar-free school in the country; Roberta Ruggiero, founder of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation;; Dr. Larry McCleary, author of The Brain Trust Program; Dr. Roberta Lee, vice chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel’s Center for Health and Healing in New York City; the “Nutrition Twins” Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse (“Lyssie”) Lakatos, authors of Fire Up Your Metabolism; and integrative medicine practitioner Steven J. Bock, M.D.
In addition, several happy, successful “Sugar Kickers” will participate, including popular low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore, who lost 180 pounds, mostly by cutting out sugar and refined or starchy carbs, and Amanda Lerner, who shed 25 pounds and got more energy, clearer skin, increased focus, creativity and a profound feeling of freedom. In addition, her cravings, depression, eczema, candida and fainting spells disappeared.
Then from 12 noon Friday to 11:59 Saturday, we’ll conduct a supportfest on Twitter. If you don’t have an account yet, just sign up at Twitter and then start following @TwitAsYouQuit.
Frustrated right now? Want support this minute? Get going now by becoming a member of my free online Kicksugar discussion group.
Remember, if you have sugar issues, this Sugar Shock Blog is your place to get news updates, information about upcoming programs and much more.
Sign up now for the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge.