Give Me Only 6 Weeks, and You'll Easily Conquer Your Lifelong Sugar Addiction or Carb Cravings For Good!
You'll Discover Simple Secrets & Strategies that You'll Get So Quickly You'll Feel Like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" Clicking Her Heels & Arriving Home!
Dear Struggling Sugar Addicts & You Who Want to Lose Weight,
- Are you fed up feeling imprisoned by your out-of-control habit of eating candies, cookies, crackers and other quickie carbs?
- Do you feel discouraged, overwhelmed and frustrated because — no matter how many different diets or programs you've tried — you still haven't overcome your sugar addiction and you keep packing on pounds instead of peeling them off?
- Are you scared that you'll get type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease or Alzheimer's Disease and die early because you eat so much junk food?
- And does being trapped in your sugar habit hold you back from achieving your dreams and goals?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I can help you Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in an easy, simple-to-follow, life-changing program that will put you on the fast track to weight loss, energy, and inner pride.
You'll embark on a voyage that's fun, easy, exhilarating, exciting, sweet, and transformative.
You heard me right. Releasing sugar can be empowering, exciting, and exhilarating!
You're probably wondering, "Who the heck is this woman, who claims she can help me easily quit sugar and refined carbs?"
I used to be very much like you. This was before spring 1998.
You see, I'm now celebrating more than 14 years sugar free.
Wow! My life is now very much sweeter without those health-harming dessert foods and what I call "quickie carbs."
But, like you -- I imagine -- I've failed umteen times before I finally succeeded.
Frankly, I've lost track of all the times I flopped, plunged into depression, beat up on my myself for failing on my diet yet again, watched the scale in dread and was so full of self-loathing . . . that is . . . until, I finally stumbled on and unlocked powerful secrets and strategies that now form the cornerstone of my transformative Sugar Freedom Now Course (also called the Beyond Sugar Shock Liberation System).
Most People Find It Very Tough to Kick Sugar! Hogwash! It Can Be E-a-s-y!"
As you've no doubt experienced, kicking sugar can be really tough!
For instance, Tom Arnold called quitting crack "a walk in the park compared to getting off sugar."
Comedian Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") said "getting off sugar was like getting off heroin or alcohol."
Even though kicking sugar is challenging for most people, this Sugar Freedom Now Course is designed to be very easy to implement.
If you're a sugar addict or carb junkie, you do not have to suffer! You can easily, quickly, permanently rise above your unsavory, sad situation.
Impatient and eager to put this sugar or carb addiction behind you? Join us now.
Impatient to Sign Up? Jump on Board Now to Get Early Bird Discount (for Program Beginning Jan. 9, 2013)
For those of you still wondering why you should bother to read this, I invite you:
Just Imagine a Life Where You're Free from Your Sugar/Carb Addiction! Woo Hoo!
Envision yourself leading a life where you're not feeling like a prisoner to your destructive food habits. This is your chance to finally -- and easily -- break free of your sugar addiction and Stop Sugar Shock!
Wouldn't it be great:
- To have your pants get looser and looser, because you've lost so much weight?
- To feel amazing -- both physically and emotionally?
- To have an overpowering sensation of joyous freedom?
- To have more energy than you've had in years?
- To NOT "need" desserts or quickie-carb "treats" anymore?
- To feel energized, enthusiastic and excited about your life?
- To feel reborn!
- To have a delicious, sublime sweetness in your life?
At this point, you may be wondering, "Who the heck is this woman, who claims quitting sugar can be easy? She's got to be kidding!"
Well, I used to be just like you. Or, rather, I was your sugar addiction sister before spring 1998. You see, this year, I'm celebrating 14 years sugar free. And my life is now much sweeter without health-harming cookies, candies, cakes, chips and crackers.
But, before I became a success, I've failed umteen times -- like you, I imagine.
Frankly, I've lost track of all the times I flopped, plunged into depression, beat up on my myself, watched the scale in dread and was full of self-loathing until I finally discovered powerful secrets and strategies that now form the cornerstone of my transformative Beyond Sugar Shock Liberation System. I also share techniques and tips from hundreds of empowering experts.
"Connie, I could not have kicked sugar without you."
"Dear Connie, I can't thank you enough! I've struggled with a sugar addiction for as long as I can remember, and during the past 10 years, my addiction has become so much worse as the stress in my life increased with career and children. Being a chiropractor and fitness freak, I switched to `healthy' sugar -- as if such a thing exists! Sugar addiction has caused me so much sadness, time, money and energy, and I've spent a lot of time looking for a solution. While it hasn't always been easy for me, I couldn't have kicked sugar without your intense coaching. You brought me through the tough times, and now I feel better now than I have in years! I don't feel as though I am going to jump out of my skin every month when it's that time of the month. (I used to have terrible PMS.) I just didn't know what it was like to feel good on a regular basis. Thank you so much!!!! I could not have done this without you."
Dawn in Mass. (Gave up sugar Feb. 5, 2009)
Thank you for being a wonderful teacher full of compassion and knowledge.
"I've now gone nearly one year LIVING free of sugar and simple carbs after taking your Sugar Freedom Now Course. I have never felt better! I'm more relaxed, and I don't crave sugar anymore! I am enjoying the natural sweet taste of healthy foods and I have already slowly brought my children along for the ride. I weighed 143 when I started, and I quickly went down to 123 pounds. I look and feel so good! Plus, my blood pressure has gone down so it's now at a normal range. And I don't have any more heart palpitations.
"The reason I'm successful this time (as compared to other times I've tried to kick sugar) is your wonderful lead with the weekly programs and daily connections, but also that I WAS READY to change my life. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher full of compassion and knowledge. My favorite day of the week now was Tuesdays at 5 pm. [Pacific time], when your calls take place. My bloated look is also gone. I'm happy, full of energy and fun to be around and that I laugh again. All those qualities blocked by sugar are back. Sugar will no longer take hold of my life. That was then...this is now! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity, encouragement, and techniques you shared in this program. This is the first time I can can remember feeling so FREE and PEACEFUL [despite a variety of stressful situations]. Sugar no longer has a "hold" on me. =) I have been able to healthfully deal with everything that has come my way with positive, clear thoughts and actions. I am forever grateful to you. By the way, one of the most exciting things that has happened since I got off sugar is that my desire for intimacy and love in my marriage is alive and kicking. Unbelievable how sugar sabotaged that!
Another two neat things that have come out of living sugar-free are that I have incredible energy. And I'm happily cooking for my family for the first time. My mom said to me, "If I didn't know better, I'd think you were on drugs." My reply: "Nope. I'm off them!" : ) - Sugarfree and Happy,"
Michele M. (Released sugar April 10, 2010.)
"Your Program sounded too good to be true!
"Connie, when I signed up for your Kick-Sugar Program, little did I know that it would change my life. I consider myself very savvy about nutrition and exercise. But at 55, I had always been a total sugar addict so all that knowledge and info went out the window when offered sugar. But your program -- which sounded too good to be true -- was not only effective, but it showed me that I was not alone and that there was a way out. At the end of your 10-week Fast-Track, Kick-Sugar program, I was 15 pounds lighter (I only needed to lose 20) and a whole lot happier and more energetic. ... I should also mention that I own 3 copies of your book, Sugar Shock! which I use for reference and lend to clients and friends (and I, of course, encourage them to buy their own). Now, five years later, I'm happy to be 80% sugar-free. I'm so glad I found you, your book Sugar Shock! and your program. Connie, I hope that you realize that all your hard work has made a tremendous impact on the lives of many people."
June Kamerling, Richmond, California
Meet Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC: Who am I and Why Should You Listen to Me?
Now, let me tell you why I'm ideal to help you break free when you’ve always failed before.
Initially, I did NOT want to give up my beloved candies, red licorice and chocolate chips.
What's more, I did NOT even know if I could quit my cherished sweets! (Sound familiar?)
Back in 1998, as I mentioned before, I was very much like you, as my coaching clients often reveal to me. Like you, I was caught up in sugar desperation, frustration and aggravation.
Although it's nearly 14 years ago, I can still feel the unbearable pain, the overpowering self-loathing and the utter hopelessness of being an agonized, frustrated, struggling sugar addict.
Let me paint a portrait of my plight when I was at the height of my sugar obsession and addiction.
In all, I suffered from a whopping 44 confusing ailments! I'd get excruciating headaches, I'd slip in and out of "brain fog" throughout the day, I'd have ferocious cramps, I'd often feel sluggish, and I'd be struck out of the blue with scary heart palpitations.
Worse still, my boyfriend at the time dumped me because he'd had enough of my irrational, erratic, moody, crybaby, unfocused, seemingly unbalanced, "Sugar Shrew" behavior. (Yes, I now laugh about my former "Sugar Shrew" ways.)
Even more embarrassing, I'd do strange things to get my sugar "fix" -- behavior that my coaching clients often share with me rings true with them, too.
For instance, on a typical day, I’d:
- Drive across town to buy my favorite, low-calorie hard candies. (Who was I fooling? They were loaded with sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup.)
- Sit in a supermarket parking lot and wolf down half a dozen or a dozen sticks of red licorice before seeing my boyfriend Mark for the evening. (At the time, I didn't realize that's why we argued afterward. Sound familiar?)
- Travel to a special, gourmet shop known for chocolate to buy candies to get “energy,” “soothe” my stress,” or “lift” my spirits. (Do you do that, too?)
Looking At Me, You Wouldn't Have Known That I Was Hooked on Sugar.
You may have been surprised that I was a sugar addict. That's because my weight was normal (other than 5 to 7 pounds I wanted to lose), but I was trapped in a vicious cycle of sugar highs and lows. What’s more, while watching my calorie intake, I neglected to get ample quality, nutritious fare. Junk food ruled me!
At my lowest point, one of my best friends urged me to seek medical attention. So I wearily dragged my baffled, befuddled self to yet another physician, one of many I'd seen over the years.
My new M.D. quickly discovered that not only was I a sugar addict, but one underlying cause was hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Next, he prescribed what then seemed impossible to me:
"Connie, kick sugar and refined carbs," my doctor ordered me.
"If you do, I predict that your life will change dramatically."
Frankly, I didn't want to listen, but I had no choice. I’d already hit rock bottom so I had nothing to lose (other than feeling life a lifeless, energy-sapped slug).
Utterly discouraged, I decided to follow my M.D.'s advice.
What came next was one of the most lonely, frustrating, but ultimately exhilarating periods of my life! Have you tried to kick sugar and refined carbs all by yourself? I imagine you have and that's why you're here.
Frankly, I was stumped. How was I going to quit the sweet substance? After all, I’d been hooked on and off for most of my life. Meanwhile, my friends, family members and then-ex-boyfriend didn't believe I could do it.
But their disbelief just fueled my desire to succeed. "I'll show them," I thought.
As I began my sugar-reducing adventure, I became encouraged. First, I decided that I could and would beat the odds for a number of reasons.
I soon realized that I some special skills — a natural curiosity; a determination to succeed so I'd feel better; special training as a reporter (I have a master's in journalism); a burning desire to not suffer any more; and a yearning to have a great life.
So, in spring 1998, I mapped out my own kick-sugar course. I made it my mission to excel at kicking sugar — even if most of the people around me thought I was kooky.
Soon, I became excited, motivated and sustained by the promise of a happier, healthier life.
Kicking sugar became my prime focus.
To make the long story short, with my new skills and strategies, I finally succeeded!
I kicked sugars and refined carbs all by myself!
And guess what? My doctor's predictions came true! Amazingly, within weeks of kicking my favorite sweets and quickie carbs, all 44 of my strange maladies disappeared! That's not all.
Just the simple act of stopping the sugar and simple carbs was the most remarkable, empowering, life-changing action that I've ever taken!
Soon after kicking sugar and refined carbs, I regained my energy, enthusiasm and elation. Not to sound trite, but I felt REBORN just by removing sugar and fast-acting carbs from my diet!
Now, nearly 14 years after kicking my sugar habit, I'm on a mission to help you. I’m driven to educate and empower sugar addicts worldwide to successfully overcome a horrible habit and begin a new life as I once did.
In short, I'm committed to serving you.
My intention now is to motivate, inspire and educate you. I want you, too, to feel excited, empowered and energized just from taking control over your sugar habit. I want to help you feel the joy, pride and self confidence that comes from breaking free of your unhealthy habit.
I'm Determined to Be Your Ideal Sugar Freedom Coach
In the past decade, I've done all I can to become the best Sugar Freedom Coach you can find anywhere in the world. But it wasn't enough for me to have triumphed over my own sugar addiction.
To begin, I researched and wrote my first book Sugar Shock! (for Berkley Books), which, thankfully was praised by a number of esteemed health experts, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Marilu Henner, and Dr. Joseph Mercola. Dr. Nicholas Perricone wrote the foreword, and Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra was medical consultant.
While writing Sugar Shock, I decided to pursue additional training so that I could easily coach you to success. Therefore, I received additional training to become a certified health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Next, I went back to school to become a certified life coach with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). I've also pursued additional studies to become a Vision Board Coach, and I'm now taking classes so I can become a Sugar-Free Chef.
In addition, my book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter -- the companion book for this course -- was published by Hay House.
Beyond Sugar Shock, I'm grateful to report, was endorsed by such empowering motivational speakers and bestselling authors Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, Kathy Smith, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Janet Bray Atwood, Dr. Ken Druck, Colette Baron-Reid, Lauren Mackler, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, and Dr. Oz Garcia all have written endorsements.
In addition, thankfully, fellow sugar sugar authors Jeff O'Connell (Sugar Nation) and Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (Beat Your Sugar Addiction Now), and Dr. Richard J. Johnson (The Sugar Fix) praised the book. Other self-development experts have come on board, too, including happiness expert Marci Shimoff, John Assaraf, and Dr. Joe Vitale, who all appeared as stars in The Secret.
Meanwhile, you also can catch me speaking at various health conferences, community centers, corporations, and non-profit organizations around the country.
Furthermore, I regularly give radio, TV and teleseminar interviews. (Thankfully, such esteemed media outlets as TIME, CBS News Sunday Morning, Oprah & Friends Radio, Women's Health, The Chicago Tribune, Shape, Woman's World, and even The Howard Stern Show have all invited me to spread the sour news about sugar and discuss the joys of being sugar-free or close to it.)
You also may have seen some of my empowering articles and blog posts on the Huffington Post, eDiets.com, SheKnows.com, or HealYourLife.com.
So, now it's time to make a decision. Would you like to let go of your sugar habit, so you, too, can enjoy a sweeterlicious life?
If I can kick sugar, you, too, can easily dispose and discard your sugar addiction as you would rotten, disgusting food!
But first, see your Bright, Sweet, Delicious, Tasty, Exciting, Sugar-Free Future.
Feel yourself swell up with pride, peace, and contentment.
Ready to take action now to claim the glorious life you deserve? Then, just skip the rest of this site, and register now for the six-week Sugar Freedom Now Course.
Connie, please sign me up immediately so I can become a Beyond Sugar Shock Liberation Success Story!
I'm more than ready to finally squash my sugar habit and take my life to new levels of energy, excitement and enthusiasm and much, much more!
Even if you think you are NOT ready to kick sugar — or you do NOT even know if you want to — I can still help you. That's because I know how to turn your hesitations and your "maybes" into "Yes, I wanna do its!"
What You'll Get in this Sugar Freedom Now Course:
In your Sugar Freedom Now Course, you'll receive everything you need to start a life that's what I call sweeterlicious -- sweeter, delicious, scrumptuous, luscious, and sensuous.
For instance, you will:
- Discover my popular, but simple "7 D's," which have used successfully by thousands of people around the world.
- Learn powerful, proven, cutting-edge tools that I learned from dozens of cutting-edge researchers, pre-eminent doctors, empowerment experts, recognized nutritionists, and motivational speakers.
- Discover how to do Sugary Soul Searching so you can uncover your reasons for bingeing.
- Receive short audio, hand-holding messages for every day of the program. (Most will contain enlightening Adventurcises™ (Adventurous Exercises).
- Discover your Sugar Color Code. (Yes, we're all different in our relationship with sugar.) This knowledge will empower you to pick your special path.
- Figure out whether you should kick cold turkey, gradually or even allow yourself some sweets from time to time. (I don't tell you what to do. Rather, as a certified life coach and certified health coach, my role is to help you tap into your inner wisdom and greatness to discover the path that works best for you.)
- Get some two dozen ways to combat your sugar cravings -- methods that run the gamut, from which herbs, supplements and spices to use to easy techniques that flip off your sweet switch.
- Discover how to Say "No!" With Sass!
- Receive compassionate coaching so you're fully prepared for any drawbacks, negative self-talk and triggers that could make you stumble and fail.
- Find out “Your Supersized True What.”
- Learn amazing, cutting edge techniques that will blow you away with their simplicity and efficiency. For instance, you’ll easily discover how to release your Anxiety, Ambivalence, Deprivation & Cravings.
- Find out how to Sin” & “Cheat” on Purpose—But Be Polite about It!
- Learn The Sweetness Principle and Why You Get No Lasting Comfort from “Comfort Foods.”
- Discover how to Treat Yourself –but in a way that nourishes you rather than destroys you.
- Get three weeks of meal plans and ideas for snack foods from a nationally recognized nutritionist and exercise physiologist.
- Get a comprehensive sugar-free shopping list so you don't wander confused around the grocery store and make a wrong turn down the cookies aisle.
- Receive delicious, easy, sugar-free recipes.
- Get instruction so you can appreciate healthy foods.
- Learn how to Find Your Sweet Serene Spot.
- Become a Smart Sugar Sleuth so you can easily identify the 20 most common sweeteners in America today. (That way, you can read read food labels intelligently without a Ph.D. and food companies won't be able to trick you.)
- Learn my "ABC's to Break Free," which will help put you in a sugar-savvy mood.
- Put into action my simple "3-Step-Sugar-Stop Process" so you can stomp out your sugar habit for good—no matter what your weight or sex.
- Discover your triggers and saboteurs and find out how to defang them.
- Have the privilege of being trained by 3 other experts in addition to myself. You'd normally normally pay each of them about $300 per hour to get access to them.)
- Get answers to questions such as these: "Should I use artificial sweeteners? How can I handle my stress with ease? How can I combat my sugar cravings when tempted by delectable desserts? What should I do when I'm partying with friends or loved ones? How do I help my kids to follow my sugar-free path?"
- Find out which transitional sweeteners are best for you.
- Learn the truth about agave, honey and dried fruit.
- Get compassion, motivation and inspiration on a regular basis.
- Discover why you won't need will power to end your sugar desire.
- Get your questions answered -- which means you decide what you want covered in this Sugar Freedom Now Course.
- Participate in simple, fun, eye-opening, interactive exercises, what I call "adventurcises™" (adventurous exercises) or "playcises™" (playful exercises) to launch you on your kick-sugar adventure.
- Set easily do-able goals.
- Get the support from other like-minded buddies in the same boat as you so you keep each other strong and committed. (You may even make some new friends.)
- Receive easy-to-duplicate-and-complete food journal forms.
- Get a list of supplements and herbs that can help combat cravings.
- Develop fulfilling, effective ways to nurture and nourish yourself without sweets and build a rich, harmonious inner life where you don't need to turn to sweets.
- Gain access to a special, members-only website, where you can post or download sugar-free recipes, read articles and connect with other "Sugar Kickers."
- Join us anytime, from anywhere around the world. All you need is a computer or iPod.
- Have an opportunity to get ongoing support by participating in a maintenance program.
Think now about your future if you don't give this a try.
- Just how desperate are you to get out of your sugar addiction rut?
- What's the value of feeling more cheerful and less depressed?
- What are you willing to do to finally defeat this pesky problem?
- Do you really want to lose weight?
- Are you ready for a change?
- And how much money do you waste on sweets and simple carbs over the course of a year?
“Connie, You Are My Inspiration and Savior”
"Since I became a member of your Kick-Sugar group, I’ve lost 50 pounds, and I feel so much better. I learned that eating a lot of sugary foods made me upset, cranky, overweight, neurotic, sick, unfocused and depressed. When I gave up sugar, I became energetic, aware, happy, focused, much healthier, and much, much more. Then, I had the greatest pleasure and honor to meet you, my favorite American Idol—Sugar-Free Idol, that is, at a health conference. You are beautiful, happy, energetic, smart, educated and inspiring. Connie, you are my inspiration and my savior. I love you, Connie. And thank you very much for letting me be a part of your programs."
Alina Deren, Brooklyn, New York
"Your Kick-Sugar Group Saved Me Many Mornings From Feeling Totally Hopeless”
"Great KickSugar group. I've learned a lot about avoiding sugar and caffeine. After three months clean, I feel great. My moods are stable, my energy is great and my outlook is so much more positive. I'm feeling sensations of well being that I've not felt in a long time. Your group saved me many mornings from feeling totally hopeless... Connie, I'm very grateful for all that you do to help folks out with this crazy condition of sugar addiction and hypoglycemia—-please don't ever stop your great work."
Ron McMillan, Fairfax, VA
Don't think you can do what these Successful Sugar Kickers quoted have done?
You may believe that they have special personality traits that you don't possess.
So let's deal with your pressing objections right now. We'll examine your resistance so you don't self-sabotage yourself by not taking action now. Based upon my extensive research and what I've witnessed by personally interviewing, corresponding with and coaching sugar and carb addicts, these are the top 7 reasons you may not register for this 6-week Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction to Get a Breakthrough Program.
Your Top 7 Reasons Why You May be Hesitant to Sign Up for This Life-Changing Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Program
Reason # 1: "I simply don't have the will power to kick sweets."
Hogwash. That isn't what kicking sugar is all about. You'll learn really easy tactics in this Break Free Program that won't require will power to keep you from eating sweets.
Reason # 2: "I just feel so darn deprived when I can't have sweets and my favorite carbs. So why even bother?"
No problem. We'll help you change your mindset so that deprivation is the last thing on your mind. Rather, you'll learn to focus on what you gain by kicking these low-quality carbs.
Reason # 3: "It's just not possible to give up sweets while living in any 'civilized,' industrialized city in America or abroad."
Trust me: You can give up sweets even if you're in the midst of the most trafficked, sugar-laden, fast-food-filled city in the world! You just need some special secrets and strategies to help you pull it off, and we'll give you some wonderful ones so you, too, can win!
Reason #4: "If I give up sweets, I won't be able to socialize with my friends and family anymore, because they're all eating that stuff."
It's understandable that you feel that way, but that's a faulty assumption. You’ll get tips on how to socialize without sweets and how to focus in on the people you're with rather than on the food that's served.
Reason # 5: "There's no way that I can deal with stress without my sugary 'fixes."
I hear that objection often from clients I coach. That’s why I'll give you foolproof, super-effective stress-breaking techniques. You’ll even get ideas in one hour with esteemed integrative physician and stress-reduction expert Jill R. Baron, M.D.
Reason # 6: "I need to take candy bar breaks just to get enough energy to get me through the day."
Actually, that's just not true! Sugar robs you of your energy and drains you of vitality. You’ll learn much better, more healthy ways to rev yourself up.
Reason # 7: "Every time I've tried to kick sugar in the past I've failed, so why should I even bother to try again?"
That point of view is common. In fact, I would've said this myself before 1998 because I "failed" so often. But in this Sugar Freedom Now Course, you'll get valuable, groundbreaking, but simple tips and tools, as well as unconditional support and understanding that will help to ensure your success this time.
I Can Hardly Believe [That I’m] This Stable, Friendly Person…”
"Sadly, there is very little understanding by the general public—or even among doctors—as to the havoc sugar addiction plays with one's emotions, relationships and health. Even now, after four years off sugar, I can hardly believe that I’m this stable, friendly person, who lay hidden for half a century under the crazy roller-coaster mood changes of my former sugar-controlled self."
Ruth M., Somerset, England
“Reduction in PMS Symptoms is a Nice `Side Effect’ of Kicking Sugar”
"Since joining your group 3 months ago, I significantly cut back on my sugar and simple-carb intake. Besides the immediate benefit of not feeling exhausted and irritable, I have noticed a longer term benefit — significantly reduced PMS. I have suffered from PMS - bloating, cravings, being overly emotional—since I was 13. I have tried all sorts of things from herbal to chemical to relieve me of my symptoms. Since I started severely restricting my sugar intake, I have noticed that I don't have most of my symptoms, and if I do, they're not as severe.
"I can't attribute my reduction in PMS symptoms this to anything else except cutting back significantly on sugar. It is the only thing that I have done that would make a difference. Reduction in PMS symptoms is a nice 'side effect' of kicking sugar!"
Anita Toth, Hamilton, Canada
"I Became a New Person."
"Over the course of a day, I'd swing from bad-tempered to lighthearted; from depressed to boisterous all for no apparent reason. All day I'd be ‘self-medicating' with a regular intake of sugar, in particular, chocolate. My favorite main courses were all sugar-laden ones such as sweet-and-sour pork and barbecued ribs.
"Once I stopped consuming sugar and other refined carbohydrates, my mood swings, weepiness, morning sensitivity, and lethargy ceased! The transformation was extraordinary; I became a new person and had to get to know myself all over again — a strange experience in one's 40s."
Maria (pseudonym), Sussex, Great Britain
"Sugar is Cheap, Socially Accepted and Tied to Love and Every American Holiday"
"I've had a sugar problem for 20 years. Eating sweets was very isolating. Physically and emotionally, I'm like two different people. On sugar, I didn't have energy, I didn't exercise, I didn't feel like eating vegetables or fruits, I withdrew from relationships, and my purposeful movement towards meaningful goals wasn't happening.
"When I ate a lot of sweets, I'd get moody, depressed, irritable, impatient, edgy, selfish, dishonest and I wasn't completely present. When you're not present, you can't be intimate with another person.
"It's like sugar would be my lover, not the woman in my life at the time. On some level, people might think that's absurd, but my body craved the sweet of sugar, and my heart wanted the food, not the woman. The sugar would take precedence over the person.
"I can so relate to a heroin addict or crackhead. At times I'm envious of drug addictions that are both illegal and socially disdained. Sugar is legal, cheap, socially accepted, readily available and tied to love and every American holiday.
"...I tried several different anti-depressants over the years. The only thing that worked for me is to not consume the depressants, which, to me, are sugars and refined grains.
(Quit sugar in January 2000)
Robert Foster, Longmont, Colorado
"Connie, You’re Giving Us a Lot of Useful Tools”
"Connie, you're giving us a lot of useful tools and emotional support. I haven't been able to get that feeling from other websites or books. I just wish people would take sugar addiction seriously. Too many people laugh it off, but they wouldn't laugh if you told them you were a drug addict or an alcoholic.”
Marie Towns, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"People Are Now Going, `Wow, you look good, what are you doing?'"
"When I used to have sugar, I would feel a false, short-lived high. Then I'd crash soon after that initial delicious, tasty feeling. Then, not long after I had some sweets, I'd need more, and this ugly, little junkie-voice would urge me, 'Don't stop. Have another chocolate bar. Get another cookie.'"
"This nagging monkey would be on my back, and I'd often be at the precipice. If I gave into sweets, I'd be having them every day.
"Now that I've kicked sugar, I've become more sculpted and toned. For example, even though I weigh the same — my clothes fit more loosely. Also, as a massage therapist, I've noticed that when I work on people who don't eat sugar, there's a purity of muscle tone that you don't find in people who eat sugar. The skin of sugar free people is more soft and pliable and lacks adhesions, congestion or stagnant energy.
"That isn't the only benefit you can get from kicking sweets. For example, ever since I was 13, I've had acne, which went anywhere from moderate to intense. After six months off sugar, my skin started to become very radiant, supple and smooth. People are now going, 'Wow, you look really good, what are you doing?' For me, the key to having good skin is cutting out sugar."
Lisa Joy Harvey, New York (Quit sugar Sept. 2002.)
"Kicking Sweets Changed My Life!"
"I've been hooked on sugar my entire life. I would stash rolls of sweet-and-sour candies in every coat pocket, in my purse, in my work bag, in my desk drawer, in my car, in my nightstand drawer, in the coffee table drawer. A 14-ounce glass of iced tea would require five to six sugars, too. Toast didn't get eaten unless it was soaked with butter and covered with brown sugar.
For 10 to 15 years, I suffered. I had no energy, and I was tired all the time. I would get the shakes and dizzy spells, I always had sugar cravings, and I would get moody, bitchy, demanding and irritable.
"Finally, on January 14, 2002, my doctor told me that I was hypoglycemic. She told me to cut out all sugar, eat a minimum of six small meals a day, and eat protein at every meal. She also told me to cut out simple carbs like white bread, rice and cereal and eat complex carbs like vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
"Kicking sweets changed my life! I feel sooo much better today than I did 4 years ago. Believe me, it is VERY worth it! I am more understanding and less demanding. I have more energy. My concentration has improved. I don't get ravenous hunger or dizzy spells anymore unless I go longer than three hours without eating. In general, I feel better overall. And, the best part is that I lost the 15 pounds that I had put on during the year prior to kicking sugar, and I have kept it off!!!"
Jodi Dreyer, Park Hills, Kentucky, Quit sugar Jan. 2002
"This group is like a little island of sanity in a world of sugar."
Jennifer Clauson, Chicago, Illinois
"Your support is priceless! You're saving my life!"
Leila Armush, San Jose, California
Dear Sugar and Carb Addicts,
Let me close with a few final words. If you're anything like I was back in 1998, I imagine that you're reluctant to take such a huge step. You may be resisting taking action even as you're reading this. (You'll hear my wacko story about how, in 1998, while I was reading books about sugar's dangers I was still eating candies!)
I feel your pain and mixed feelings. So, I'm not even asking you to quit sweets right now. I'm just inviting you to consider learning more about it. For example, I encourage you to start reading my book, Sugar Shock and pre-order my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. Then, even if you're hesitant, sign up to attend the Sugar Freedom Now Course. Do the activities and see what happens. (You're not even asked to kick sugar for the first 3 weeks.) As we continue to work together, you'll find you want to be on this exciting adventure. You'll even thrive because you're in a warm, gentle, supportive, nurturing, compassionate environment.
Please keep an open mind. Believe me when I tell you that just making that little change — kicking sweets and refined carbs — can make your life move from cruddy and crappy to happy and joyous.
Connie, I want to take advantage of your generous offer now! Please Sign Me Up Pronto for Your Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Course as fast as humanly possible!
I'd be an utter fool to miss out on this fantastic deal. I understand that once my order is processed via your online secure form, you'll send me my membership information via e-mail so I can join the exciting members-only website and begin to get all kinds of goodies. It's Easy to Order.
Please Immediately Sign Me Up As A Member of the Break Free Program. I'm more than ready to finally squash my sugar habit and take my life to new levels of energy, excitement and enthusiasm and much, much more!
Again, I congratulate you for visiting here and starting to take action to Break Free.
I'm so proud of you. I applaud you for making it to this place. Congratulations again for beginning to look at your sugar misery. This is a huge first step. Take pride in the fact that you've started to realize the value of moving away from sugar slavery to sugar freedom.
I do hope that you'll join us in this upcoming Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction Program. When you join, even if we don't start right away, you'll get helpful information before you embark on your exciting adventure so you'll Enjoy a Sweeter Life Without Refined Sweets™.
Warmly, with Fond Wishes for Your Sweeter, Happier, Sexier Life
Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC, Sugar Freedom Coach, Motivating Speaker & Author of Sugar Shock! (Berkley Books, The Penguin Group) and Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter (Hay House)P.S. If you're still undecided about coming on board, then consider this: What better way to lose weight, gain energy and boost your self esteem than to sign up for this kick-sugar coaching program now? Join us now in this exciting program.
P.P.S. Do you have friends or family members who are held hostage by their sugar or carb habits? If you and and friend join this program today, you'll get a half-hour complimentary session for the two of you. Just send your friend to this website at BreakFreeWithConnie.com
I am so confident that this 6-week Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Course can help you if put your heart, mind and soul into it that I'm willing to guarantee your success. All you need to do is attend all the fun programs, listen to all EmpoweriMessages (Empowering Audio Messages), and do all fun out-of-class Adventurcises™ and you'll be ready for a new life. If you've done all the assignments and listened to all the programs, and you're still hooked on sugar, then I'll refund you within a week of your finishing the program.
Of course, results may vary.