Declare Your Independence from Sugar! Then Share Your Biggest Why

Choose Healthy, Yummy, Red, White and Blue Foods

7-4-15 026Today and whenever you read this, I invite you to Declare Your Independence from Sugar and Carbs.

Even if you’re not an American and you don’t celebrate the 4th of July, I invite you to Take Back Your Sugar Power.

You’re the one in control of what you put in your mouth — not the food companies, which heavily market their sugar-filled, processed, nutrient-stripped foods.

So what would Independence from Sugar mean to you?

1) Your life would be filled with delicious, delightful freedom.

For many Sugar Kickers, that feeling of liberation is perhaps the most exciting. You’d be amazing by the comments I’ve received during my 17 years of being sugar-free.

 2) You’ll feel far happier.

Some very compelling research suggests that sugar can lead to depression. So toss the stuff to the curb, and you’ll want to say, “Woo Hoo!” a lot more!

 3) You’ll find life more enjoyable. (more…)

What Should I Do With My Mangled Book, Sugar Shock?

Seeking Your Ideas on What to Do With the Book That Helped Me Prepare for Media Interviews & Talks

7-2-15 - Sugar Shock 001This holiday weekend, instead of playing, I’m getting organized. Which brings me to an intriguing challenge. And I’d like your input.

But please make sure to have some fun with me at the same time, because this post is intended to be entertaining.

What shall I do with my mangled copy of my first book, Sugar Shock?

I’m stumped as to what to do with this handy, reliable, over-used book, which I’ve marked up and reused repeatedly since I first received it in October or November 2006, soon before it was published by Berkley Books.

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I Got Duped! Are You, Too, Being Tricked by Sneaky Hidden Sugars?

How You Can Get Sick if You Let Down Your Guard

CB-tomato sauce image pixabay 062615Recently, while attending a women’s empowerment weekend to catch live talks by the inspiring Elizabeth Gilbert, Deepak Chopra, and Joan Borysenko, I was surprised and duped.

Don’t blame the awesome experts, whose words of wisdom I zealously savored. Instead, the fault falls on me, because I neglected my usual, super-vigilant, detective-like scrutiny about what I eat.

Essentially, I let down my guard come mealtime, and became a victim of hidden sugars, which often lurk in allegedly good-for-you foods.

Symptoms Galore Struck Me Because of Sneaky Hidden Sugars

I imagine that you’re wondering how I realized that I’d overdosed on hidden sugars without even knowing it. Well, my reaction to the toxic sweets was quite dramatic.  In fact, you, too, could be suffering from Sneaky Hidden Sugars but not even know it.

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New Website/Blog is Under Construction To Serve You Better

What Do You Suggest?

Website Under ConstructoinPlease note that my new Website is under construction, and a number of changes are in the works:

  • For the first time in 10 years — since I started my Sugar Shock Blog elsewhere — my blog will be part of my main Website.
  • My new Website will be more user-friendly.
  • You’ll find it easier to share posts, quotes, tantalizing tidbits, and fun graphics to your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, Pinterest buddies, etc.
  • Soon, you’ll find my new logo and branding, too.

I’m eager to get your ideas and input so this site will be awesome! What changes do you recommend that will make this site more provocative, user-friendly, and inspiring?

Sugar Was Once Under Lock and Key!

Now That's a Sugar Shocker!

Since spring 1998, while quitting sugar on doctor’s orders, I’ve been astounded by a variety of shocking facts, which I call Sugar Shockers.

Here’s one surprising Sugar Shocker, which I discovered, thanks to author William Dufty, while writing my first book, Sugar Shock.

These days, sugar is cheap and easy to get. But back in the 16th and 17th centuries, the refined white powder was locked up!

Sugar Shocker

Just imagine: Back in the 16th and 17th centuries, sugar was so darn expensive — the equivalent of about $30 a pound or a year’s salary for the average working man! — that it was considered a delicacy reserved for the very wealthy! And the nobility didn’t want their servants to steal the exorbitantly expensive sweet substance!

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Did You Have a Relapse? 10 Ways to Bounce Back after You Blow Your Diet

Simple Tactics to Take Back Your Power

Have you had a diet relapse?  If so, don’t fret. You can easily Bounce Back after You Blow Your Diet.

ID-100147069In fact, I’m a success story. Indeed, as I reluctantly admitted last year, after my mother died — while I was reeling from grief, despair, betrayal, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome) and more — I had a Carb Relapse, which, much to my professional embarrassment, lingered for some 10 months. Not only that, but I packed on 21 pounds.

For the past two-plus years, I’ve been eating cleaning, and yes, I slimmed down, too.

These days, I’m intrigued by relapse. Why do people blow their diets? How, and with what foods? (In my case, I went for carbs, not sugar.)

Now, I’m determined to show you how not to blow your diet when abuse, gut-wrenching grief, tragedy strike.

Ever since I a Relapse Bouncer, I’ve become a magnet for questions about the topic.

Someone just asked me today, “How do you bounce back after a relapse?”

To help you, too, Bounce Back After Relapse, I’ve been creating or finding tips to help you get you back on track. Here are 10 Ways to Bounce Back After You Blow Your Diet.

1. Shower yourself with compassion if you’ve blown your diet.

If you slip on your diet, this is not the time to berate or belittle yourself. Instead, use your relapse as a reason to lavish yourself with kindness, understanding and sympathy. The research is mounting on the benefits of giving yourself compassion. (More about that in a future post.)

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Book Giveaway Contest Now Underway

Get a Complimentary Copy of Beyond Sugar Shock: Limited Copies Available

6a00d834520ed269e20168eb74891e970c-320wi (1) 2Get a complimentary copy of my latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House).

Yes, until my limited supply runs out, you can get my latest book in my first-ever Book Giveaway.

Why am I giving away free copies of Beyond Sugar Shock? First, I want to help you. Secondly, I’d like your help.

To begin, here are two ways I can serve you:

I’ll share easy, valuable, cutting-edge tactics to help you let go of your “need” for sugar, processed carbs (what I call “quickie carbs”) or other salty, fatty non-foods so you can shed weight, get more energy, reverse pre-diabetes or other diseases, and live a longer, happier, sweeter life.

In addition, when you, as a valuable member of my audience, tell me what you want and need, I can tailor-make articles, blog posts, and products just for you.

If you’re in a hurry or desperate for help, please note that to get a free book, you need to follow the Book Giveaway Guidelines. So if you’re short on time, please jump to the next page to learn about the guidelines to get Beyond Sugar Shock.

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Napkins! The Only Type of Sugar I Consume

Thought you’d get a kick from this, the only type of sugar I consume!

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Have you used napkins or other products made of sugar?

If you are still hooked on sugar and culprit carbs, I invite you to get some help.

Find out how to kick harmful sugar out of your life.

Join the limited-time Beyond Sugar Shock Giveaway on my Facebook fan page.

Look forward to connecting with you on Facebook.

Ask your questions, post comments, etc.

Enjoy “The Bliss of Healing” & Then Pass it On to Soothe Others

Music, as you know, can calm you down, help you tune in, and invigorate you.

In short, music is tremendously healing

Indeed, music can and should be a vital part of your journey to health and wellness.

For my part, after my mother died, listening to lots of music really helped me to break through my grief, shock, PTSD, despair, anxiety, turmoil, etc.

Indeed, The Power of Music is astounding and far-reaching, as Elena Mannes reveals in her book of the same name, on NPR and to audience members at the Westport Library.

For instance, did you know that music can lower stress, reduce depression, help your heart health and protect your metal sharpness?

Today’s Woo-Hoo, Feel-Good Tune — a feature I revived yesterday on my Facebook fan page after my much-needed healing hiatus — is the awesome “Bliss of Healing,” from the Pure Heart Ensemble.

While at the Chopra Center recently to see Elizabeth Gilbert, Joan Borysenko, and, of course, Deepak Chopra, I discovered this enticing CD.

As you’ll find, this melody is very, very soothing and healing. Pass it on.

And join us on my Facebook fan page for more great Woo-Hoo, Feel-Good tunes