Cookies Abounded at a Conference, But I Passed Them Up. What Could You Do to Resist?

Today, I was at an authors’ conference all day long, and junk food abounded. In fact, as the day
progressed, the sugary snacks came out more often!
It never fails to amaze me how events that are supposed to help authors or entrepreneurs serve such
incredibly low-caliber snacks that actually diminish your brain capacity. (And we were supposed
to think bigtime about our books, our audiences and even our blog readers — that means you!)
So how did I resist all those cookies that conspired to land in my stomach?
First of all, these days, resisting sweets is a really simple, happy habit that I now have. I’m so used to a healthy lifestyle that having sweets just isn’t even an option. And, much to many people’s amazement, it does not bother me that I have to turn the stuff down.

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Some Scary Facts to Consider Before You Gulp Down Soda

Did you know that consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the United States has increased by a a whopping 10,673 percent between 1970 and 2005? So reports the USDA Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption report.
Are you one of millions, who, according to the USDA report, consume one-quarter of your calories from added sugars, most of which comes from high fructose corn syrup?
And have you heard about the a recent study, which reveals that a diet high in high fructose corn syrup may be partly to blame for insulin resistance?

Jack LaLanne: Sugar is Ruining Millions of People’s Lives

Did you know that fitness icon Jack LaLanne used to be a sugar addict 80 years ago?
Tonight, at a food addiction and obesity conference on Bainbridge Island, I had the pleasure of interviewing him.
Check out this video from years ago, where you can see how Jack was so ahead of his time.
Now watch this interview I conducted with Jack last Saturday, at this amazing conference.

Kick the Sugar: Improve Your Health & Life Just Like Jack LaLanne

Sugar? Does it rule your life? Are you trying to get out from under its control?
I guarantee you that if you cut out what I call culprit carbs, your life will completely change. Indeed, I truly became reborn when I took the plunge to banish sweets and refined carbs.
In fact, last week, on April 15, marked 11 years off sugar for me. This year, I celebrated quietly by exercising, working, getting ready for a trip and holding a special 10-minute announcement radio show.
But last year, for my 10-year anniversary I held a wonderful, two-part Gab Fest With the Gurus, who shared information about the value of removing sugar from your life.
Right now, I’m listening to the inspiring interview I had the pleasure of doing with Jack LaLanne in 2007 right around this time. I’m actually preparing for an exciting, first-of-a-kind Obesity and Food Addiction Summit this weekend at which I’m presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to the Grandfather of Fitness and interviewing him. I’m also appearing on a panel.

Soda Drinkers: Are You Trapped in a Soft-Drink Habit That Could Trigger Weight Gain, Cancer, Heart Disease & More?

Are you one of millions hooked on sugary soda?
Are you lured by the taste, convenience and cost?
Do you “need” a sugar buzz to give you “energy”?
Or do you turn to soda when life isn’t quite going your way?
No matter what your reasons, I invite you to ask yourself why you turn to these sugary, often-caffeine-laced beverages. What drives you to drink soft drinks, especially when the dangers are so many?
Before you swig another soda, think about what could happen if you keep up this horrible habit.
As this post, “10 Dieases Linked to Soda,” reveals, you could:
* Gain weight
* Get liver damage
* Develop kidney stones or kidney disease
* Get tooth decay
* Develop type 2 diabetes
* Get heartburn and acid reflux
* Develop osteoporosis
* Get High blood pressure (hypertension)
* Develop Heart disease
* Get impaired digestion

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Hurrah to NPR for Looking at Sugar & Warning People Not to Eat So Much Of the Stuff

Hurrah to NPR’s Allison Aubrey for pointing out on NPR’s “All Things Considered” that everyone should watch their intake of sweeteners this time of year.
Aubrey points out some very valid points, even quoting researcher Barry Popkin, who I interviewed for my book SUGAR SHOCK! and Dr. Richard Johnson, who appeared as a guest on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show. (Begin listening at 21:47.)
Listen now to this compelling NPR story.

Quickie Holiday Sugar Support Begins Dec. 11 — Conquer Cravings & Pitfalls in 15-Minute Chunks

Now that the holiday season is upon us, you could easily go hog wild and grab the sugary foods and drinks.
I don’t intend to be mean — I’m just realistic — and I want to prepare you for the tricky situations you’ll encounter.
For instance: You know how you’re at your family’s house and the sugar temptation hits you strong and you don’t know what to do?
Or how you get so stressed out before a work party or family function that you shove candies and cookies into your mouth?
Well, because people have been asking me to give them extra support around this time, I decided to help you out during this season by offering Quickie Holiday Sugar Support.
The idea is to give you four, 15-minute, group coaching calls to help you overcome holiday pitfalls and to raise your sugar awareness.

The Internet is Abuzz With Talk About The Negative-Calorie Beverage Enviga, But Does It or Does It Not Have Sugar?

The Internet is abuzz with talk about Enviga, a new sparkling, green-tea-based beverage “proven to burn calories,” which will hit Northeast stores in November and roll out nationally in January.
The new, “negative-calorie” drink — developed jointly by The Coca-Cola Company and Nestle S.A.. — is being touted as actually increasing calorie burning — that is, if you drink three beverages over the course of a day. In fact, a press release from Coke and Nestle cites extensive scientific studies, which showed that three cans a day of the drink — which contain a blend of green tea extracts (epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG), calcium, and caffeine — will burn a net average of 60 to 100 calories.
This is absolutely brilliant marketing to get you, the unsuspecting consumer, to fork over the suggested $1.29 to $1.49 per can three times a day. (If you develop an Enviga habit, it can be quite costly. That’s a minimum of $3.87 a day, $27.09 a week, or a whopping $116.10 a month!)