Share Your Sweet Success Story to this Sugar Shock Blog

Have you shed weight, eliminated your horrible headaches, gotten rid of your pre-cancerous condition, or done away with another pesky health problem by kicking or cutting back on sugar, refined carbs and other high-glycemic foods such as corn nuts, potato chips, and French fries?
Kicking those rapidly processed “culprit carbs” is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and overcome a variety of health challenges, as thousands of people — whom I call “Sugar Kickers” or “Carb Kickers” — have been gleefully sharing with me for more than a decade.
We’d also like to hear from you if you’ve had a drastic health improvement by cutting out gluten, dairy or artificial sweeteners,
If you’re a Sweet Success Story — whether you lost weight, got more energy, improved your moods or got your diabetes under control — we want to read your tale her.
By sharing your story, you’ll be able to inspire, motivate, and encourage others.
Wondering what I mean? Read some motivational Sweet Success Stories shared here before:
Fellow blogger Jimmy Moore. (Catch our interview on my Gab With the Gurus Show.)
Jaime Jackson
Felicia DesRosiers
Karly Pitman
Want to tell your story? Contact me now.

Sugar Addicts: Share Your Success Stories from Sadness to Sweetness

Calling former sugar addicts: Have you kicked sugar and refined carbs?
And are you a reader of SUGAR SHOCK! who was then inspired to remove refined sweets from your life?
Did cutting out sugar enable you to boost your energy, release weight, become more cheerful, have better relationships and get other amazing benefits? If your sugar addiction is a thing of the past — or is under control — we want to hear from you!
Share your Sugar-Free Success story with me so I can share it on this Sugar Shock Blog and other places. Please help me to encourage, educate and inspire other people.
Wondering what a Sugar-Free Success Story sounds like? Read motivational Kick-Sugar Success Stories shared previously on the Sugar Shock Blog.
* Jimmy Moore, who I interviewed recently on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show
* Jaime Jackson
* Felicia DesRosiers
* Karly Pitman
To be featured as a Kick-Sugar Success Story on this Sugar Shock Blog and on other places, you should have either cut out or heavily cut back on your sugar and quickie-carb consumption for at least 3 months and achieved wonderful results. By sharing your story, you agree that I can publish all or parts of it on my Sugar Shock Blog, any other websites or in an upcoming book or books. You agree that I can use your name and photo and that I will edit your story for accuracy and readability. You agree that you are contributing this piece to help others and that you are sharing it without compensation. (Sorry!) To tell your sour-to-sweet story and to be considered for inclusion in this column, just write to me with answers to the following questions. Please also send photos — preferably before-and-after photos.
* Your Name (full or first name only), City, State & Country (or just list state, if you like) & Age (if you choose):
* Your Previous Weight & Height & Your Present Height:
* Favorite Hobbies & Activities Now:
* When did you kick sugar? Have you quit other foods, too? If so, what?
* What are the biggest BENEFITS you’ve received from kicking sugar?
* What was your rock-bottom moment before you decided you needed to change your diet?
* Just how bad were you feeling? What ailments did you have? Please be specific.
* Please describe any pivotal moments. For example, you could share something that happened in your doctor’s office, how you behaved towards a loved one (like I confessed in Chapter 1 of my book SUGAR SHOCK!), or what embarrassing event made you decide that it was high time to tackle your sugar habit, etc.
* What made you finally decide to eliminate sugar and refined carbs to help with your health issues?
* Describe the day that you finally decided it was time to break free!
* What were the very first 3 things that you did to prepare yourself to quit sweets?
* DS (During Your Sugar Days), what did you used to eat?
* Tell us how bad you felt. What was your lowest point? What was it like?
* What do you think most people don’t know about processed carbs that they need to know?
* How did you first learn about the dangers of sugars and refined carbs?
* Did you find a doctor or other health professional (acupuncturist, nutritionist, etc.), who understood all about how eating sugar triggers drastic blood sugar swings, etc. Tell us about him or her.
* What were your biggest challenges when kicking sugar and refined carbs? Please help prepare others for any potential pitfalls ahead.
* Do you have any favorite websites, blogs, books, organizations or support groups that have helped you to lick your habit?
* What are your best 3 tips and tactics to help other people kick sweets and quickie carbs?
* Please share some final words of wisdom, inspiration, encouragement or motivation to others who are thinking of cutting out sugar and simple carbs.
* Add your own question and response, if you like:
Please feel free to share this call for Confessions of Sugar Addicts No More on your blog or website, in your ezine, on your Facebook page or via Twitter. Please note that Connie Bennett, author of SUGAR SHOCK!, and the founder of the Sugar Shock Blog ( is compiling this collection. Please let me know if you’ve shared this call to action.
If you are not yet a success story but want to me, learn how to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks.

3 Gifts in Honor of 12 Years Off Sugar Today!

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.

Sugar Addict No More? Share Your Sugar-Free Success Story Now

Have you licked sugar and refined carbs and experienced amazing benefits? Did cutting out sweets give you more energy, easy weight loss and better moods? Or have you experienced other great results?
So is your sugar addiction a thing of the past, or is it at least under control? If so, I want to hear from you. More specifically, readers want to be inspired by YOU!
Share your Sugar-Free Success story here!
Please help me to encourage, educate and inspire other people.
Wondering what I mean? Read some motivational Kick-Sugar Success Stories shared previously.
* Jimmy Moore, who I interviewed recently on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show
* Jaime Jackson
* Felicia DesRosiers
* Karly Pitman
To share your story, just answer the following questions:
Your Name
Your Location & Age (if you choose):
Your Present Height & Weight:
Your Previous Weight:
When did you kick sugar?
Have you quit other foods, too? If so, what?
What are the biggest BENEFITS you’ve received rom kicking sugar?
Connie: Let’s go back in time to what drove you to kick sugar. What was your rock-bottom moment before you decided you needed to change your diet?

SUGAR SHOCK! Reader Shares Sad Story

Today, I am humbled, honored and touched by the most poignant, touching letter that I received from a reader of my book SUGAR SHOCK!
This letter brought tears to my eyes. I do hope that it inspires you to realize that eliminating sugar and refined carbs, along with other smart lifestyle choices, can help bring you good health and keep away cancer.
Here’s what I heard from Carolyn:
“Connie, I wish you had written SUGAR SHOCK! many years ago. I think it would have really helped my husband stop drinking. He was a health care professional, and if your book would have been available explaining the real reason why he drank, he probably would have stopped.
“My husband was not only addicted to alcohol, but to candy, sweets and refined carbs like white bread, rice, and most of all, pasta. He died in 2005 of pancreatic cancer — a direct result of years of sugar and alcohol damage to his body.
“Your book was a turning point for me, because as once I read it, I forgave him. I understood after reading it that he had an addiction that was food related, which led to the alcoholism.