Join the Conversation. Do you relate to my Sugar Shrew past? Please let us know.
Lately, thanks to David Perlmutter, M.D., author of Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain's Silent Killers, we've been hearing a lot about how Carbs Can Kill Your Brain.
In short, sweets and carbs can make you fuzzy-headed, confused, and scattered.
What we don't hear about often enough is that Carbs Can Make You Cranky.
To prove my point, I'll introduce you to the frazzled, brain-foggy, sugar-addicted Connie of 1998.
That's because people often want to know what I was like back in 1998, when I was in the throes of my sugar and carb addiction, before I let sugar go.
"How did sugar affect you?" they ask me.
Sure, I can rattle off my litany of 44 ailments — including mood swings, difficulty concentrating, severe PMS and heart palpitations — but today I'll just let a cartoon illustrate my embarrassing, humiliating, mortifying plight,
This cartoon will show you how I hit lower than rock bottom.
Now, I invite you to laugh with me at the Ex-Sugar Shrew me.
While looking at this cartoon, bear in mind that this is NO longer me.
I've been mostly sugar-free since 1998.
One thing I’ve learned is that humor can be a powerful yet super-simple tool to help distance yourself from your challenges with quickie carbs and sugar.
Okay, maybe I didn’t literally gorge on red licorice while cowering in closets but this embarrassing image certainly captures the flavor (pardon the pun!) of my one-time addiction. Anyhow, now that I’ve kicked sugar, I urge others to discover the power of living sugar-free. —-Connie Bennett, “Sugar Shrew No More!” & Sweet Freedom Guide, © Copyright 2014, Sugar Shock Blog, www.SugarShockBlog.com (Feel free to share this, but kindly make sure to include the proper attribution.)
Would you like some help to kick sugar? It would be my honor to guide you to let go of your dangerous habit.
Just check out my latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter.
By the way, you can let go of your sugasr habit at any time — you dont' need to do it on January 1.
Join the Conversation! Okay, I feel naked showing this to you!