Get Ready to Calm Your Crazy Cravings with Me

Join the Crazy Cravings Conversation™. What foods do you most crave and when? Post your comment now.
Do you find that whenever stress strikes, deadline hits, your kids misbehave or grief wallops you, you’re seized by absolutely urgent, overpowering Crazy Cravings™ for easily accessible, fiber-stripped carbohydrates or other sugary, salty, fatty foods?
Then, the next thing you know, fueled by your frantic cravings, you hunt out your favorite trigger foods, which, of course, are quite easy to find.
After all, unless we live in the boonies or the outbacks, we’re in the midst of a junk-food jungle, which is full of convenience stores, bakeries, and carts that sell a plethora of tempting donuts, candies, cookies, crackers, chips, and junk foods.
What’s a wanna-be healthy eater to do?
And what can you do if you want to lose weight and your cravings keep derailing you?
Well, you need to learn to Calm Your Crazy Cravings™, as I put it.
Lately, I’ve been wracking my brain and exhaustively researchng how to help you do just that.
In fact, that’s why, as you may have noticed. I haven’t been posting as much lately on this Sugar Shock Blog or on my Huffington Post or Heal Your Life blogs.
You see, I’ve been deep into writing and researching my third book, Calm Your Crazy Cravings (that’s the wokring title).
My next book will help you finally let go of your urgent urges for unhealthy sugary, salty, fatty junk foods, or what I call nonfoods or unreal foods.
My next book, which I’ve been working on intensely for two years, while healing after the death of my mother, is the the follow up to my books, Sugar Shock and Beyond Sugar Shock.
Although — as I mentioned in My Carb Confession here and then later here, when I thanked Sean Croxton for inspring me to come clean — the initial inspiration for this book grew out of my own challenging, traumatic experiences and Crazy Cravings, my next book can help millions, I believe, to rise about those incessant desires for unreal foods, which can lead you to disease and even an early death.
Anyhow, I ask you to please be patient with me a while longer, because I’m sooooooo close to finishing my book, Calm Your Crazy Cravings, and then I’ll be posting lots of great tips for you.
For now, I invite you to get excited! At last, you’ll get help to rise above your Crazy Cravings.
Alex-JamiesonIn the meantime, I encourage you to get valuable perspective, awesome insights and wonderful help to understand and manage your cravings from my astute colleague, Alex Jamieson.
Alex offers a different, wortehile, brilliant perspective on the subject of cravings. (Yes, our books will complement each other well.)
The empowering, personable Alex Jamieson — who I had the pleasure of meeting years ago while living in New York City and who I saw recently at an awesome event for health experts presented by cutting-edge health guru JJ Virgin — is now gearing up for the publication of her next book, Women, Food and Desire, which comes out in January.
In fact, you may have been one of millions, who had the pleasure of seeing her on such shows as “Oprah” or “The National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel” or in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me.
You also can hear her inspring TedX talk here.
In fact, I’m honored to be able to present Alex as one of more than 20 experts, who will participate in my upcoming Sugar World Summit. Stay tuned for details.
In the meantime, talk to us.
Join the Crazy Cravings Conversation™. What foods do you most crave and when? Post your comment now.
Photo Credit: Please note that since I’m on book deadline, I haven’t resarched if it’s okay to use this artwork above. If not, please let me know and I’ll take it down. In the meantime, I want to profusely thank Clipart Vector for this awesome cartoon. Check them out.

Get a Lean Body and Fat Wallet with Danna Demetre

Today’s Gab with the Gurus Show with speaker author Danna Demetre, you will learn a powerful concept — the same four powerful habits can help you transform both your physical and fiscal health at the same time.
In other words, what’s good for the body is good for the wallet.
Danna, a popular Christian speaker and co-author with Ellie Kay of the new book, Lean Body, Fat Wallet.
The personable, youthful, authentic speaker and author — who previously struggled with both a compulsive emotional eating and bulimia for over 15 years — discovered a practical way to both lose weight without dieting and find lasting confidence that radiates and encourages others.
In today’s Gab with the Gurus Show with Danna Demetre, you will discover:
How you can practice four simple habits to create both physical and fiscal health.
Why two experts on different topics decided to join forces to present a unifying theme in a book.
The power of the “You Are What You Think Habit” and how it’s vital to help you improve your health, slim down, dump debt and build greater financial security.
How the 3D Habit applies to both health and wealth.
The effectiveness of the The In and Out Habit to trim your body and fatten your wallet.
The difference between setting a goal and actually living that new lifestyle, day in, day out.
How to make both good health and wealth a habit.
The most important thing to do if you want to have a lean body and fat wallet.
You can listen live or later (below) to this Gab with the Gurus Show below.
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Tony Horton Dishes Great Tips & Info on Gab with the Gurus

Did you catch today’s Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with fitness guru Tony Horton?
Get ready to be motivated, encouraged, challenged, excited, and intrigued.
Tony — the founder of the amazing P90X and other programs and author of Bring It! The Revolutionary Fitness Plan for All Levels That Burns Fat, Builds Muscle, and Shreds Inches — shared lots of valuable information.
You’ll love our Gab with the Gurus interview!
Listen now — or whenever you like — to this amazing interview.
Listen to internet radio with Gab With the Gurus on Blog Talk Radio
Tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc. to listen, too.

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

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

CLA May Speed Reduce Stubborn Fat Around the Middle

CLA Frequently, clients ask me what they can do to reduce reduce stubborn fat around their mid-section other than quit sugar and refined carbs and regularly exercise.
My friend Jonny Bowden — one of the most knowledgeable nutritionists in America today — just wrote a fascinating post on his blog that touts the virtues of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), noting its effectiveness in losing body fat, especially around the tummy.
While “losing pounds is CLA’s most notable claim to fame,” Jonny points out, its benefits also have been known to also include “slowing the spread of cancer cells, help stop bone loss in postmenopausal women and interestingly, calming of inflammation linked to asthma and a host of other things.”
Jonny writes about CLA, because a study in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that CLA is effective at reducing body mass index (BMI) and total fat tissue without altering lean body mass among obese, postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes.

The Soul-Searching Food Journal™ — Forms to Keep Track So Your Weight Disappears

Did you know that research shows that if you keep a food journal, you stand a greater chance of losing weight and achieving better health?
Indeed, people who’ve happily peeled off the weight — “Highly Successful Losers™,” as I call them — report that one of their Smart Diet Habits™ is to “Keep Track Like a Lab Rat™.” (In other words, watch yourself as if you were a scientist conducting an experiment or monitor yourself as if you were your beloved pet.)
When you Keep Track, you don’t mindlessly shove nutrient-lacking non-food in your face. You think first, because you know you have to write it down — and possibly share it with an accountability partner.
To help you out, I’m sharing a food journal that I’ve created.
Feel free to share The Ultimate, Soul-Searching Food Diary™ with friends, co-workers, gym buddies, bosses, hairdressers, fitness trainers, loved ones and even frustrating frenemies. In short, spread the link love, as some like to say. (Of course, please provide the proper credit though, as indicated below.)
The Soul-Searching Food Diary™ — From Connie Bennett, Author, SUGAR SHOCK!
Name ________________________________________
Date _________________________________________
What did I eat and drink?
(Any sugary foods or drinks? Any refined carbs? Any artificial sweeteners? Any foods with gluten? How much salt? How did I I feel? Was I physically or emotionally hungry? (On the 1st line, state what you ate. On the 2nd line, jot down how you felt — tired, famished, angry, edgy, frustrated, furious, stressed out, etc.)
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