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Free Program: 4 Sweet Success Secrets to Declare Your Sugar Independence

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Please note: See your invite below to my free program, 4 Sweet Secrets to Sail through the 4th & Declare Your Independence.
The July 4th holiday weekend is around the corner.
Sure enough, every holiday weekend, you are inevitably faced by sugary and carb temptations galore at family gatherings and celebrations.
In fact, in this country (the U.S.), being patriotic is synonymous with eating sugar-laden, and high-starch temptations.
Before Independence Day, it’s time to Declare Your Independence from Sugar & Other Dangerous, High-Carb Non-Foods!
Let me help you breeze through the July 4th weekend by calmly facing those nutrient-lacking “treats” so that you’ll either not need or want to indulge or just partake a little. (Yes, I’m going to show you how to “sin a little” with sweets and quickie carbs so you don’t pig out.)
Join me for a free, short-and-sweet (only a half hour) program on Tuesday, June 26 at 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT) to help you enjoy your July 4th weekend (and any holiday weekend).
If you can’t attend live, just sign up below anyhow, and you’ll get a replay.
Go below now and fill out your name and email address to attend my free program, 4 Sweet Success Secrets to Sail Through the 4th & Declare Your Independence.
In this free, half-hour program, 4 Sweet Secrets to Declare Your Independence, you’ll discover goodies that will nourish you and sustain you during the July 4th weekend.
For instance, you’ll discover:
Four powerful words that can nourish and nurture you throughout your weekend celebration.
A sweet Independence Practice that will help liberate you.
An empowering way to lean into temptation without being tempted. (Don’t worry — this will make sense soon.)
A fun way to bring alive the meaning of independence. (Yes, in this program, you’ll declare your independence from your sugar habit.)
Sign up now for this free half-hour program, 4 Sweet Secrets to Declare Your Sugar Indepence.
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Beyond Sugar Shock

Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Schedule

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Beyond Sugar Shock, my next book, will be officially published June 1 by Hay House. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon and from my publisher, Hay House.
In honor of the publication of Beyond Sugar Shock, you can attend a number of free events (virtually, on the Web, via teleseminar or live) as part of the Book Launch.
Of course, you’ll also be able to watch or listen to interviews I give on TV or radio shows, and read many articles either from me or about Beyond Sugar Shock on various print publications, blogs or websites (such as on the Huffington Post and Heal Your Life).
Most Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch activities will take place Tuesday, June 5.
Other activities are scheduled for that entire first week in June, the week from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8. We’re presenting a number of events the next week, too.
Below, you’ll find a schedule of activities planned to date. We’re still adding events and details so please check back here often for updates.
But first, though, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Beyond Sugar Shock’s many amazing supporters, who are bestselling authors, admired thought leaders, or adored health or empowerment gurus. My deep gratitude goes to all wonderful 48 people–so far–who endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock and are now spreading the word about it.
Read my post here to see endorsements from the empowering, inspirational Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Atwood, John Assaraf, Dr. JJ Virgin, Dr. Oz Garcia, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, Mark Sisson, and Debbie Phillips. You’ll also see comments from fellow sugar experts Jeff O’Connell (Sugar Nation), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (Beat Sugar Addiction Now!), Dr. Richard J. Johnson (The Sugar Fix), Jill Escher (Farewell, Club Perma-Chub), and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage.”) And, find praise here for Beyond Sugar Shock from such remarkable Hay House authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken Druck, Donna Gates, Lauren Mackler, and Caroline Sutherland.
I’d also like to take a moment to thank the Institute for Integrative Nutrition–which I attended from 2005 to 2006–and its pioneering founder/director Joshua Rosenthal, who was kind enough to write the foreword. You can can read endorsements here from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) grads Jared Koch, Patricia Moreno, Alex Jamieson, Stacey Morganstern and Carey Peters.
Check out what other gurus have praised my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which offers you a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure to easily and effortlessly release your sugar or carb addiction so you can lead a life that’s sweeterlicious–that’s my word combining sweeter, delicious, scrumptious, luscious, and sensuous. (Yes, letting go of your sugar habit can boost your libido and improve action in the bedroom!)
Now, here’s the rapidly changing Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch schedule:
Thursday, May 24
Week 2 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PDT or 8 pm EDT. Enroll in this private program here.
Friday, May 25
Interview on You Can Heal Your Life show with Kerri Richardson on Hay House Radio. Details coming. Runs for four Fridays at 11 am PDT.
Bestseller PartyaliciabwdrawingfinalLive Event: Wed., May 30 in San Francisco: If you’re in the Bay Area, I invite you to attend the Bestseller Book Launch and Author Spotlight party. At this event, bestselling author Marci Shimoff and several others of us will be featured. Other non-fiction authors featured include: Jennifer Flaa (The Happiness Handbook), Melissa Steach (The Housing Project), Dane Rauschenberg (138,336 Feet to Pure Bliss), Zoe Sexton (FLIRTonomics), Sherry Berman and Julie Gleeson (Inside Job), Carrie Chavez Hansen (The Final Nesting Place), Peggy Harper Lee (Spoiled), and Nicole DeAvilla (The 2 Minute Yoga Solution). The event is presented by Alicia Dunams, CEO of the Bestseller in a Weekend. To join us, sign up here.
Thursday, May 31at 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT)
Private Webinar at 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT). Check back for sign-up information.
Thursday, May 31: Week 3 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 6 pm PDT (9 pm EDT). Special time due to other event. Sign up here.
Friday, June 1
Get Your Free Gift from Me — Your Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Mind Movie: Starting today, you’ll be able to get your own fun, free, uplifting Beyond Sugar Shock Mind Movie, which is a three-minute slideshow/movie of your perfect sugar-free life. For those of you struggling with a sugar addiction, you’ll watch your Mind Movie every morning and night to help manifest through the Law of Attraction everything you want to be and everything you want. By making a Mind Movie, you can take your ideas from the abstract and “wish” state into a reality in a short period of time. See the interview below, when Natalie Ledwell, co-founder of Mind Movies, will interview me on The Inspiration Show. be available. along with her business partner Ryan Higgins. In case you don’t know yet, a Mind Movie is a visualization tool — it’s actually a short 3-minute video or digital vision board. It provides a picture of your perfect life, offering a combination of positive, present tense affirmations, reinforced with powerful photos and images and your most emotionally inspiring music. Mind Movies is dedicated to helping you reach your greatest goals through the power of the Law of Attraction. Stay tuned, because, as noted above, you’ll have a chance to get your very own, free Beyond Sugar Shock Mind Movie so that you can visuzlize, share and materialize your ultimate dream life being sugar-free. Mind Movies has had endorsements from Personal Development guru’s like Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Bob Doyle and Joe Vitale, and testimonials from happy, thankful customers who have manifested their dreams into reality.
Monday, June 4
Jill Lane image-displayMonday, June 4 at 9:15 am PDT: Interview with Jill Lane in Dallas. www.oneliferadio.com. Today, it’s my pleasure to be interviewed by Jill Lane, an expert in the fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Jill — who is pasionate about helping pro athletes and high achievers attain max strength, quick recovery, heightened energy, sharp focus and optimal body fat for peak performance — was oversaw the meal planning and recipes, which are included in Beyond Sugar Shock. Some of her current and past clients include coaches and players from the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and Cleveland Browns as well as a variety of tennis and golf pros. As I’ve discovered upon interviewing Jill, her colleagues say she is gifted at turning complicated biochemistry into simple concepts and action steps that produce success.
Monday, June 4 at 10 am PDT: My Gab with the Gurus Show focuses on vegetarianism and Meatless Monday. For the first day of the Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week, listeners will learn how going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources. My guests are a Meatless Monday representative; gourmet chef/health coach Alex Jamieson (who appeared on “Oprah” and “Super Size Me” Alex Jamiesonand is author of Living Vegan for Dummies and The Great American Detox Diet); and Judith Kinsbury, founder of the popular SavvyVegetarian.com blog. Both authors offer recipes, which appear in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. In honor of Book Launch Week, Gab with the Gurus listeners will have a chance to a copy of my book, access to my Sugar Freedom Now Course, and even time with me. See this: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/04/meatless-monday-alex-jamieson-savvy-vegetarian-go-beyond.
Diane Ray 11128promoMonday, June 4 at 11 am: The dynamic host and radio show veteran Diane Ray interviews me on her popular, fun “I Can Do It Hour!” on www.HayHouseRadio.com. If you haven’t listened yet to Diane’s inspiring show, you must! On this weekely show, you have a special opportunity to get entertained and educated each week by empowering, compassionate Hay House authors. In addition, you can call in and ask her guests questions. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m honored that Hay House is the publisher of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock .
First Week in June
HealyourlifelogoMy article, “My 14 Years Without Sugar: Reflections on a Sour Life Turned Sweet,” runs on www.HealYourLife.com. Stay tuned for the exact link. In the article, I tell how how I made the transition from sugar addict to Sugar Freedom Coach. For those of you struggling with your addiction, you’ll learn about just how bad it got for me.
MaryOKeefeHope, Healing and WellBeing Show: Catch my interview all week with Mary Treacy O’Keefe, breast cancer survivor and co-founder and President of Well Within, a nonprofit holistic wellness resource center in St. Paul, MN. Mary’s goals are to help people reduce their levels of anxiety and foster hope, healing and spiritual growth. Mary is also trained as a Cancer Guide and as a Mind, Body Skills facilitator by the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. Mary’s first book, Thin Places: Where Faith is Affirmed and Hope Dwells, received Honorable Mention from the national Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is currently completing her next book, Meant to Be: Do Things Really Happen for a Reason?
Bestseller Book Launch: Bestselling authors, bloggers, health coaches, low-carb experts, former sugar addicts and those who were kind enough to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock will spread the word about this book to their friends and fans. Would you like to join our massive effort to help people shed pounds, become more energetic, and even boost their libido? To join our campaign, go here: http://tinyurl.com/BeyondSugarShockBookLaunch Special thanks to Hasmark Services for helping to coordinate this massive effort.
Facebook Photo Campaign re BarnesAndNoble Stores: That first week in June, you’ll be able to find Beyond Sugar Shock on book tables in front of BarnesAndNoble stores nationwide. Details coming soon about the photo contest, in which you’ll be invited to submit photos of you in your local bookstore. Details coming.
Beyond Sugar Shock Blog and Article Contributions. You’ll be able to read my guest posts on a variety of health blogs, low-carb sites, and news sites. In addition, you’ll be able to hear me interviewed on low-carb podcasts. You’ll also have a chance to read reviews of the book–favorable, I hope! Return here soon for details.
Natalie-Ledwell1Early June: I’ll be a guest on The Inspiration Show, hosted by the dynamic Natalie Ledwell, co-founder of Mind Movies 2.0, along with her business partner Ryan Higgins. In case you don’t know yet, a Mind Movie is a visualization tool — it’s actually a short 3-minute video or digital vision board. It provides a picture of your perfect life, offering a combination of positive, present tense affirmations, reinforced with powerful photos and images and your most emotionally inspiring music. Mind Movies is dedicated to helping you reach your greatest goals through the power of the Law of Attraction. Stay tuned, because, as noted above, you’ll have a chance to get your very own, free Beyond Sugar Shock Mind Movie so that you can visualize, share and materialize your ultimate dream life being sugar-free. Mind Movies has had endorsements from Personal Development guru’s like Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Bob Doyle and Joe Vitale, and a slew of testimonials from happy, thankful customers who have manifested their dreams into reality.
Tuesday, June 5: Official Book Launch Day
Jane-velez-mitchell-addict-nationTuesday, June 5 at 9 am PDT: Jane Velez-Mitchell — the endearing TV personality, who takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day on her HLN TV show on CNN — is my guest on today’s Gab with the Gurus. On this show, Jane—author of Addict Nation: An Intervention for America—will share her insights not only about addiction, but sugar addiction. We’ll also be joined by some special guests, who’ve endorsed or appeared in Beyond Sugar Shock. In the second part of this special show, my co-host will be renowned low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore. We’ll chat with and interview some people, whose Sweet Success Stories are featured in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. While the show airs, listeners will be encouraged to join our Facebook Virtual Book Launch, tweetup and the show’s chat room so they can ask questions of our guests. Those listening live will have a chance to win a copy of Beyond Sugar Shock (2 copies); get complimentary admission to my upcoming “Sugar Freedom Now Course” (1 person); or win time with me (half day or full day; 1 person each) if they buy 25 or 50 books. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/05/jane-velez-mitchell-jimmy-moore-on-addiction-beyond
BTR University7951headbtru_banner_665x90_r4Tuesday, June 5 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT): Interview on the Marketing Club on BlogTalk Radio. (Connie’s Disclosure: I’m very partial to BlogTalkRadio, because that is where I host my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.) The Marketing Club is designed to help BlogTalkRadio to better market and monetize their shows. The show is geared to Gab_With_the_Gurus (2)both new and veteran hosts and it covers topics like promoting on social media, attracting advertisers & sponsors, etc. The show is held every other Tuesday for visual presentations and Q&A. You also can listen to archived audio recordings at your leisure. You can listen to the first show here.
Speaking of BlogTalkRadio, I invite listeners to check out my Gab with the Gurus Show, on which I interview experts in health, wellness, personal empowerment, sugar addiction, weight loss, fitness, entertainment, and much more. Previous guests have included Dr. Mehmet Oz, Marilu Henner, Suzanne Somers, Dr. Joe Vitale, FlyLady (who’s coming back again soon), Montel Williams, Colette Baron-Reid, and many other experts in health, personal empowerment, Law of Attraction, entertainment, and other topics designed to help you Get a Life that Rocks™.
Lynnis_1Tuesday, June 5 at 11 am: The Wellness Journey: Lynnis Woods-Mullins, founder of PraiseWorks Health and Wellness, will interviewe me on her show, “The Wellness Journey,” which airs on www.PraiseWorksHealthAndWellnessNetwork.biz. You’ll get a specific link shortly. Lynnis is a holistic health coach, and she has been in the world of nutrition and fitness for 25 years. Like me, Lynnis is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. ‘ first love and passion has always been dance. Lynnis has over 40 years’ experience in performing and teaching modern, jazz, ballet, and Praise Dance. Lynnis’s main mission is to educate women on the importance of achieving total wellness for the mind, body and spirit. PraiseWorks targets all areas of a woman’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs through coaching, holistic education and fitness.
IIN logo to useTuesday, June 5 at 12 pm PDT (3 pm PDT): Institute for Integrative Nutrition webinar. It’s my honor to be interviewed for 45 minutes by health coach/webinar manager Sharon Stevens, a 2009 grad of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). As a 2006 graduate of the school, IIN, the world’s largest nutrition school — has played a very powerful role in my life. It’s my honor to be one of 25,000 graduates of the school. Listen to learn about what brought me to IIN, and get some tips on how to claim a powerful, sweeter life. Anyone can attend. In particular, I invite potential sutdents of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. A sign-up link will be posted shortly. (Also, stay tuned, becuase I’m presenting a special show on my Gab with the listen to IIN grads on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show on Friday.)
HealYourLifeTuesday, June 5 at 1 pm to 1:30pm PDT: Live chat on the HealYourLife.com Facebook page. This is your chance to quiz me about whatever you like — about agave, artificial sweeteners, whether or not sugar is addictive, about my sugar history, etc. Most importantly, you can get some quick tools — I call them Sugarfree Starter Secrets — so you can immediately begin to shed that access weight, stabilize your moods, and improve your concentration. These are tips to help you start to get out from under the grip sugar has on you until your copy of Beyond Sugar Shock arrives. By the way, I urge you to stump me! I love when I don’t have the answer, but I promise to look up anything that stumps me.
DrDavidTuesday, June 5 at 6 pm PDT (9 pm EDT): I’m interviewed for a Building Strength Webinar by David Ajibade (pronounced aah-jee-bah-day), M.B, B.S., M.D., MMGT, who has trained in both general medicine and radiation oncology. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Management, is a published author, former college professor, and a speaker and educator in the fields of health and human potential. He seeks to help people understand how their minds and bodies work.
Other Events on Tuesday, June 5: Invite me to speak to your group via webinar or teleseminar or tell me about a radio or TV show for which you think I’d be ideal. I’d be happy to help you and your friends. Just invite me here.
Jeff O’ConnellWednesday, June 6: Sugar Addict? Jeff O’Connell Warns Our Sugar Nation. – On my Gab with the Gurus Show, I’ll interview Jeff O’Connell, author of Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It. He’ll share how he was once the picture of health and even a health expert (writing for Men’s Health), but he was headed for Type 2 diabetes. He then went on an 18 month-long quest to improve his health through exercise and a low-carb diet. Next, Jeff — now editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com, the Internet’s largest fitness site — will interview me about Beyond Sugar Shock. Listeners will be able to win a free copy of my book and admission for 1 to my upcoming “Sugar Freedom Now Course.” http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/06/sugar-addict-jeff-oconnell-warns-our-sugar-nation.
FlyladyThursday, June 7: FlyLady Marla Cilley Gives You Tools Galore. Today’s Gab with the Gurus Radio Show will help those living in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome). With her homespun humor, Marla–who runs the wildly popular FlyLady group—will give housecleaning and organizing tips to those, who feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn. On this Gab with the Gurus Show, the entertaining, generous FlyLady also will share her own sugar-reducing experience and weight loss success story, and she’ll offer valuable pointers that are part of her Sidetracked Home Executives (SHE) system. She also will share tools to help those going through a crisis. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2012/06/07/flylady-marla-cilley-gives-you-tools-galore
Thursday, June 7: Week 4 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 6 pm PST (9 pm EDT). Sign up here.
Friday, June 8: Thank You to Gurus who Endorsed by Book: To thank the wonderful people who’ve endorsed my book Beyond Sugar Shock, I’ll be interviewing some of them on the last day of my Book Launch Week. Stay tuned for details.
Lots more info to come. Keep checking back to this www.SugarShockBlog.com to learn about other exciting things planned.
Thursday, June 14: Week 5 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.
Thursday, June 21: Week 6 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.
Thursday, June 21: Week 6 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.
New Sugar Freedom Now Course begins. Wed., July 11. 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT). Sign up coming.

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Apology to Would-Be Readers of Beyond Sugar Shock for the Cupcakes on the Cover

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Please forgive me, dear readers or would-be readers!
If the cupcakes on the cover of my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock, tempt you or offend you, I apologize profusely!
But, let’s face it, the cupcakes on the cover are a mirror.
They just reflect the sugary temptations that will inevitably taunt you on a daily basis (several times) — every time you step out of your house and almost every time you turn on the TV.
Thankfully, millions now realize that sugar is toxic, thanks to 60 Minutes, Dr. Robert Lustig and many other researchers.
In fact, in my first book, Sugar Shock, I discussed how sugar can kill you.
But, let’s face it, Sugar Kills You Sweetly. Very sweetly.
By that, I mean that most sweets look so darn inviting. That’s why beautiful cupcakes on the cover of Beyond Sugar Shock make a lot of sense, I believe.
For those of you who don’t know my history, I used to be a member of the audience for whom I’m now writing. I was a horribly hooked sugar addict in 1998. What’s more, I was plagued by a whopping 44 ailments until I quit sweets on doctor’s orders. You can read My S.A.D. to Sweet Story in Chapter 1 of Beyond Sugar Shock.
Then, in 2002, four years after I’d risen above my own addiction, I became committed to helping you sugar and carb addicts. My role as your Sugar Freedom Coach to help you, not tempt you.
You may be surprised to know that that I’ve poured 10 years of my life into developing the program — my Sugar Freedom Now Course — which then led to this companion book, Beyond Sugar Shock.
Trust me, I’ve carefully designed this book’s six-week program to help you achieve a place of liberation, excitement, and health. The cover will not bother you six weeks from now if I’ve done my job right.
Anyhow, to get some history about the cupcakes-on-the-cover-of-Beyond-Sugar-Shock controversy, read my first Sugar Shock Blog post after Natalie wrote on my Facebook fan page to say that the cupcakes tempted her so much that she covered them up. After inviting her to send me a photo, I posted it on this blog.
Natalie’s comments made me wonder if having cupcakes on the cover was a good idea. I then approached people on my mailing list to get their input.
Here’s my second Sugar Shock Blog post, in which I quote readers, who find the cupcakes either offensive, annoying, or clever, depending on whose opinion you read.
Sugar addicts and carb addicts, please join the cupcakes discussion.
I’d like to know how you feel about the cover design of Beyond Sugar Shock.
Whatever you think, please, though, will you give this book a chance, cupcakes on the cover or not?!
Post your reactions and thoughts now.
To learn how sugar is toxic, now see the 60 Minutes piece reported by Dr. Sanjay Gupta:
Please post your feelings and reactions to seeing cupcakes on cover of Beyond Sugar Shock.

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Sugar Freedom Now Course: Join Us Now

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Today, it’s my pleasure to share with you the new artwork for my Sugar Freedom Now Course.
This is the companion program to my new book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which you can pre-order now from Amazon and get in a few days!
Special thanks to talented Enrique Brooks, who was referred by my wonderful Facebook friend, Lynnis Woods- Mullins II.
What do you think of this new design? I’d love to hear what you think.
By the way, the next Sugar Freedom Now Course begins next Thursday, May 17.
If you act fast, you can join us this week and get in at the early bird rate. So join us now.

Beyond Sugar Shock

7 Secrets to Erase Your Sweet Tooth (Free Program)

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Due to popular demand and some technical issues with last night’s free program, we’re holding an encore for you so you can discover how to begin to break free of your sugar addiction for good and escape from your self-imposed misery, extra weight, and self-abuse.
Join us in another free 45-minute program tomorrow (Saturday at 8 am PDT or 11 am EDT) to discover 7 Simple Secrets to Erase Your Sweet Tooth. (Get details below on how to sign up.)
In our free teleseminar/webinar, you will discover:
1) One thing (or words) that will doom you to failure every time you try to quit your sugar or carb addiction. (You’ll also discover how to escape from this to achieve what I call “Sugar Freedom.”)
2) One super-simple, frequently ignored activity that works miracles to help calm your sugar cravings, make you feel more in control, and even improve your moods.
3) One easy way to erase your crazy cravings around that time of the month or during that time of life (if you’re going through menopause). This tool also can help you if you’re a man with low libido. This simple technique can come to your rescue no matter where you are or what tempting sweets are facing you.
4) One simple three-fold tactic (involving food) to pick yourself up if you do cheat.
5) One powerful, often-overlooked technique that can pave the way for you to ease away from your sugar addiction.
6) One simple shift that can speed you into success.
7) One easy way to begin to escape from what I call sugar bondage.
Join us at 8 am PDT (11 am EST) tomorrow (Saturday) to discover 7 Simple Secrets to Erase Your Sweet Tooth.
If you join us live, you’ll get a chance to win a special gifts.
You may be able to win:
1 copy of my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock.
Admission for 1 to my Sugar Freedom Now Course, which is a companion to Beyond Sugar Shock
A 30-minute complimentary Strategy Session with me.
Remember, If you cannot make this webinar/teleseminar live, just sign up and you’ll be able to listen later.
During our program, you’ll also get a chance to learn about my upcoming book, Beyond Sugar Shock, and my companion Sugar Freedom Now Course.
Sign up now to join us either live or later so you can find out 7 Secrets to Erase Your Sweet Tooth.

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The Ageless Sisters Cynthia Rowland & Jackie Silver Interview Me

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Today, the dynamic Cynthia Rowland and Jackie Silver will interview me at 10 am Pacific on their Ageless Sisters show on BlogTalkRadio.
Cyn and JackiegI_0_jackieandcyn1Welcome fans of The Ageless Sisters! Keep reading, because you can learn below how to get a free gift from me.
When The Ageless Sisters interview me, I’ll share some sad information about sugar addiction and juicy information about how you can begin to break free from this devastating problem, which can lead to obesity, heart disease, cancer, and an early death.
The Ageless Sisters are two amazing women, who are both beauty and anti-aging experts.
Cynthia Rowland is the creator of the highly successful Facial Magic facial exercise program and Luscious Lips lip pump, which have been featured in the national media, including Rachael Ray, The Doctors, The Today Show, The View and more.
Meanwhile, Jackie Silver is the founder and president of AgingBackwards.com. She is also author of Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young, the anti-aging expert on the syndicated television show, Daytime, and weekly columnist for The Tampa Tribune. Both are sought-after speakers and guests for TV, radio and conferences.
The Ageless Sisters show is designed to to bring health and beauty experts into conversation so that their listeners get the latest and greatest, most up-to-date info about products and services available.
People who listen live to this Ageless Sisters show will have a chance to win a copy of Beyond Sugar Shock.
In addition, listeners (who tune in live or later) will get an opportunity to win admission for one to my Sugar Freedom Now Program (The Companion Course to Beyond Sugar Shock). Fans of this show also have a unique opportunity to win a special, one-time-only, $100 discount to the course.
Listeners to The Ageless Sisters show also can get a special gift from me.
You’re invited to attend my free program tonight at 5 pm PDT, “7 Secrets to Calm Your Sweet Tooth.”
Sign up now.

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Interns & Volunteers Sought: Sugar Addicts, Get Free Coaching!

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With my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, scheduled for publication in the United States and Canada on June 1 (and on Nov. 1 in Australia), I need lots of help from dedicated volunteers or interns to spread the word about it.
Sugar addicts and carb addicts around the world need to know, I firmly believe, that this simple, friendly book can help them to easily release destructive habit for good so they can get slimmer, sexier, and sweeter. To help people, we’re planning many Book Launch activities. (Stay tuned for another post.)
If you come on board as a Beyond Sugar Shock volunteer or intern, you’ll get a number of benefits. Of course, you’ll get the satisfaction and “warm fuzzies” from knowing that you’re helping others, but you’ll receive much more. Keep reading to learn how I’ll help you if you help me.
So let’s get to you — how will you benefit when you volunteer or intern for me?
Specifically, anyone who interns or volunteers to help build buzz for Beyond Sugar Shock and the companion Sugar Freedom Now Program, gets:
Frequent access to me. (Previous interns and volunteers tell me that just being around me has helped them to improve their lives.)
A chance to have your many questions answered.
Complimentary admission to my programs, including one that helps you Bust Stress, another on How to Write How-to Articles with Joan Stewart, and, of course, my popular, six-week Sugar Freedom Now Course, which is the companion program to Beyond Sugar Shock.
Free, weekly, half-hour group coaching calls, during which you pick the topics. Previous volunteers and interns have found this to be powerful in helping them to lick sugar or another bad habit (what I call a “babit”). By the way, you don’t don’t to have sugar issues to get helped, because I’m both a certified certified health coach and certified life coach, thanks to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).
Valuable work experience or, if you’re a student, great resume-building duties.
These are the positions now available.
Social Media Interns – 2 or 3
Book Launch Publicist Intern(s) – 2 available
Graphic designer
Bloggers/Writers – 2 or 3
Radio Show/Book Launch Assistant Producer Intern
Expert in SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Blog Webmaster (To Update Website on WordPress)
Community Builder (SparkPeople Beyond Sugar Shock Team)
Another position that’s ideal for you (Feel free to suggest something!)
If you are interested in any of these positions, reply here, and my assistant and I will get back to you ASAP. (You can include all info here, which we will not publish.)
Be ready to provide:
Thoughts as to why an internship or volunteer position appeals to you.
How you heard about me and Beyond Sugar Shock.
Your time availability. We’d prefer at least 6 hours a week, but less is okay, too.
A copy of your resume or bio. Please do NOT include an attachment.
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Please note that we’re looking for people who are:
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Interested in health, wellness, personal empowerment, nutrition or exercise.
Interested in serving others and making a difference in the lives of millions.
One or more of these positions are ideal for:
Self-starters.
Stay-at-home moms, homemakers, entrepreneurs, or sugar addicts.
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Sugar Shock Readers: What Would You Like in My Next Book? (Last Call)

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Attention, readers of my first book, Sugar Shock.
Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ This is the last call for any ideas on what to include in my next book.
I’m now making last-minute changes and editing to my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet,which will be released next year by Hay House. (Here’s the original announcement.)
My next book will provide you a simple, six-week mind-body-spirit plan that will allow you to easily cut back on those quickie carbs so you can shed excess weight, boost your libido, increase your energy, and much more.
Please, dear readers of Sugar Shock, as I’m doing final rewriting and editing for Sugar Shock Diet, tell me what you’d like to see included.
What would make your life easier and sweeter?
Please tell us now, on this Sugar Shock Blog, and on the Facebook Smart Habits Fans Page what you’d like to see in this next book.

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Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings (Creatively Procrastinate)

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Here’s an article I wrote to help you those of you, who are sugar addicts or junk food junkies, who need help to sweetly say, “No, thank you!” when offered those tempting, unhealthy “treats.”
Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings™: Creatively Procrastinate to Ditch Your Sugar Addiction & Excess Weight
By Connie Bennett, MSJ, CHC, ACC, CPC
Whenever people meet me, join my Sugar Freedom Now program or work privately with me or read my book SUGAR SHOCK!, they almost immediately ask me (either in person or via e-mail), “How can I overcome my sugar cravings?”
It can be challenging to say “No, thank you!” when your favorite, tempting dessert is right there, in front of you.
Because it’s what you do in that very first one or two minutes that can make or break your diet, I’m determined to help you get over that “Must-Have Sugar Now! hurdle.”
Let me share a tactic that helped me on many occasions (back in 1998) and that now helps my clients and Facebook Smart Habits Noww fans.
One of the most powerful and effective strategies is so simple that you’ll wonder why you never tried it in the first place.
It’s this: Simply DELAY before you put any sugar or dessert foods in your mouth. That’s right, DELAY before you something that you’ll later regret such as when you look at your scale a day or two later or when your pants don’t fit anymore or when you become edgy and unfocused after your Sugar High.
Let’s be honest: If you do mindlessly nosh on those fast-acting sweets or much-like-sugar carbs™ into your mouth, won’t you become feel headachy, wiped out, spaced out, moody, depressed or even angry at yourself (and maybe your loved ones)?
Let me introduce you to the Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings Method™ (also called Do Creative Sugar Procrastination™).
Think about it: Most of us excel at putting things off or procrastinating, right?
We have every good intention to clear off our desks, donate old clothes, organize our drawers, ditch (recyle) those not-needed papers, help kids with their homework, throw out the garbage, etc.?
Clearly, all of us have things we’ve been planning to do but we just haven’t got around to doing it.
Well, I invite you to take a positive look at procrastinating. It can be a wonderful, Won’t-Have-Sugar-Just-Yet Strategy.
I hit upon this incredible simple technique back in 1998 when I reluctantly kicked sweets and refined carbs on doctor’s orders. To this day, I continue to be amazed at how easy, effortless, and darn effective it is to just delay.
What’s so wonderful about this Delaying Now Method is that people of all ages—unless maybe you’re a tot—can easily cultivate this tactic.
So, here’s how to do it: Just promise yourself to delay eating that tempting “treat” for a certain amount of time, say 10 minutes. You can do that, of course!
In other words, you will Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings for 10 minutes at a time. Then, you can delay over and over again — for another 10 minutes — for a while, like an hour even. It’s that easy!
Now think ahead to the next morning when you’re so relieved and proud of yourself that you didn’t cave into your cravings.
Here are 7 ways Delaying or Creatively Procrastinating becomes your ally to help you pull the plug on your unwanted sugar addiction. (Delaying is one of the “7 D’s” that I developed to help “Sugar Kickers.”)
First delay 10 minutes before you eat that cookie, candy bar or brownie that’s calling out to you. When you do that, you begin to detach from your destructive impulses.
When you delay for 10 minutes, then another 10 minutes, and another 10 minutes, your cravings will subside while you get involved with other things. At that point, you’ll also be able to put your cravings into proper perspective.
When you Delay Away Your Cravings, you’re taking powerful, positive, health-promoting action by simple inaction. Yes, doing absolutely nothing can be pivotal when you kick or cut back on sweets and quickie carbs. See how simple this is?
When you delay, you turn procrastinating into a useful, proactive skill. Procrastinating becomes a good thing!
When you delay, you can take time to find out which foods—if any—you’re really craving. Is your body really needing cookies, cake, and pretzels? Of course not! Your Amazing Body might instead be begging you for water, fresh vegetables and fruits, high-quality protein or healthy fats?
When you delay, you can get in touch with your true feelings. By putting your sugar binging on hold for 10 minutes or more, you can figure out what the heck is really going. Ask yourself, “Why do I feel like I must have these sweets now?”
When you delay, you’ll be so proud of yourself! You’ll be filled with a longer-lasting joy than the very short-lived, self-defeating immediate gratification you’d get from a cookie. What is your real goal? Are you seeking to shed excess weight, get more energy, concentrate better, improve your health and boost your libido? So delaying gives you a chance to think about what you really want rather than suffer the consequences of your moment of weakness.)
In short, simple delaying or creatively procrastiating is one of the most effective tools a successful Sugar Kicker can use.
Tips to Delay Away Your Cravings or Creatively Procrastinate
It’s time to learn how to put this in action. Shortly, you’ll become a Delaying Artist or a Creative Procrastinator.
The next time you want something sweet (that’s processed) or something white (as in a refined carb), delay for 10 minutes. That’s it — just 10 minutes. You can do that, right? Feel free to set a timer or look at your watch, clock or cell phone to keep you honest, so to speak.
Now, imagine that you’re stepping outside and leaving behind your obsessive sugary thoughts. Now, get going with some project you’ve been delaying.
After 10 minutes, if you still want sweets or quickie carbs, Delay Away another 10 minutes. Be creative while you delay. You may want to do the dishes, put away your clothes, organize your closet, color your hair, organize your CD collection, meditate, work out, fix your nails, etc. Doing these things can help you pass the time and pull the plug on your food thoughts.
Then challenge yourself for even longer! Wait 1 hour or even 2 hours, or maybe even the whole evening. Do something really fun in the meantime. Jump into that project that you’ve been putting off doing. Fill your time with satisfying activites that help you “forget” about the sweets calling out to you. (If you pick going to a movie as a way to delay, do NOT stop at the concession stand! Bring along your own water or snack.)
Finally, write about your experience in a journal or notebook. Just jotting down your feelings can be eye-opening, as many of my Sugar Kicker clients have revealed to me, and as I personally discovered years ago.
Ultimately, when you just delay or creatively procrastinate, you can learn a lot about yourself and the power of a focused mind.
To this day, I’m thrilled that I hit upon this Delay Away Your Sugar Cravings Tactic back in 1998 so that I could learn that Life is Sweeter Without Refined Sweets™.
Copyright © 2011, Connie Bennett, Sugar Shock Blog, Stop SUGAR SHOCK!™
Connie Bennett is the “Sugar Freedom Now Coach.” She is a former sugar addict and author of the bestselling book, SUGAR SHOCK! (Berkley Books), which has been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Joseph Mercola and others. Her next book, The Beyond Sugar Shock Diet, will be published in 2012 by Hay House. Connie is also founder of the Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Program (also called Sugar Freedom Now Course). Learn more at www.BreakFreeWithConnie.com. Connie’s Sad-to-Sour-Sugar Story began in 1998, when she reluctantly kicked sweets and quickie carbs on doctor’s orders, and all 44 of her ailments disappeared, including throbbing headaches, severe PMS, and mood swings. Nowadays, Connie jokingly dubs herself a “Sugar Shrew No More!” She has coached thousands of people around the world to Break Free of their sugar addiction and other unhealthy habits. Connie is a certified life coach, certified health counselor, certified vision board coach, popular radio host (Gab with the Gurus), journalist and essayist, who has contributed to many publications and websites and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including CBS News Sunday Morning, Oprah & Friends Radio, and The Howard Stern Show. To get free kick-sugar tips and other updates, sign up for her free Motivating Morsels e-zine. This article first appeareed on the Sugar Shock Blog. Connect with Connie on Facebook in the Smart Habits Fans page or the Gab with the Gurus page.
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