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Connie Bennett
I'm a former sugar-addicted journalist, who is now dedicated to helping people release their carb addiction and other bad habits so they easily shed weight, boost energy, and enjoy delicious freedom.

I am also author of the books, Sugar Shock, and Beyond Sugar Shock.

Entries by Connie Bennett

Support Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt by Urging the National Speakers Association To Rethink Its Name Change

(36) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:43 AM

In the wake of the National Speakers Association announcement at its annual convention a few days ago that it was renaming the organization "Platform," some of us, who are passionate fans of Michael Hyatt -- the New York Times bestselling author of Platform: Get...

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Mom Taught Me How to Live and Die With Courage, Spirit and Spunk: Learn From Her, Too

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 12:30 PM

This is the most painful blog post I've ever had to write. But, dear reader, I feel that I owe you an explanation of why I've been absent so often and for such long stretches of time during the past year.

Last fall, my strong, energetic, astute, health-conscious mother...

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Don't Want to Quit or Reduce Sugar? First, Find Your Biggest Sugar 'Whys'

(2) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 6:01 PM

Are you angry with yourself because you can't seem to turn down tempting desserts or other empty-calorie carbs -- even though you began your day determined to eat cleanly?

Are you discouraged because, over the years, you haven't triumphed over your sugar or carb addiction?

You're in good company....

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Jack LaLanne: In Loving Memory to the Fitness Guru and Anti-Sugar Pioneer

(6) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 11:23 AM


The personable, larger-than-life fitness guru and anti-sugar pioneer Jack LaLanne passed away recently at the age of 96.

As you'll be able to learn from listening to my Tribute to Jack LaLanne show, what's so remarkable about the Superman-like health...

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Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Suicidal?

(6) Comments | Posted December 24, 2010 | 7:03 PM

Recently, right before the Christmas holidays, a 27-year-old woman with a promising future as an investment banking associate at Citi Global Markets and a committed local philanthropist jumped to her death from an Upper West Side apartment building in New York City, blocks from where she lived.

Although police...

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Sweeter Holiday Tip #1: Take Timed Breaths to Conquer Cravings and Challenging Situations

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2010 | 5:04 PM

Now that my 6-week program, the Sweeter Holiday Summit -- featuring 35+ amazing experts from a variety of fields -- is now over, it's my pleasure to share 3 Breeze Through the Holiday Tips.

Here's the first one tip, which is designed to help you if you're tempted to...

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Did You Overeat on Thanksgiving? Forgive Yourself & Then Be Grateful

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2010 | 2:21 PM

If you're like millions of Americans, yesterday you overate at your Thanksgiving meal. Many of you may feel discouraged that you indulged in excess and that your waist is expanding because you "lost control" at your family gathering.

But I'm here today to tell you to celebrate -- even if...

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Thanksgiving: 15 Tips to Breeze Through the Holidays Without Overeating

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 1:09 PM

Even though Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to gratitude, for millions of Americans, appreciation takes a back seat to high-calorie, carb-rich, sugar-filled foods, sweet drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Unfortunately, overeating on Thanksgiving is the norm for many. What's more, for many, that feast marks the beginning of a downhill food...

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5 Tips to Soften Your Kids' Sugar Shock This Halloween

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 12:55 PM


With Halloween coming soon, it's expected that millions of children and their parents will do candy hoarding and sugar gorging, which will inevitably hurl them into Sugar Shock. Let's just face it -- with all the forces urging us to go for sweets (think:...

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The Rats Who Preferred Sugar Over Cocaine

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 4:47 PM

Have you heard about the rats who found sugar or saccharin more tantalizing than cocaine?

That's right, in a fascinating study, most of the critters studied -- a whopping 94 percent -- wanted sugar or saccharin, not cocaine.

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Labor Day Lookouts: Beware of Nature-Loving Ticks

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 11:15 AM


As many of you restless, must-have-time-off vacationers venture out into nature, the wilderness or the beach for one last summer hurrah, I encourage you to be careful.

Please, for the sake of your health, don't lie on the grass, run barefoot in fields or...

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Sugar Shock: The Path to Disease and More

(11) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 12:17 PM

2010-08-28-AmazonSugSh51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_.jpgWhenever journalists, radio hosts or TV reporters interview me, they ask me what I mean by the phrase "Sugar Shock."

I've given this considerable thought, because I spent years researching and writing my book "Sugar Shock!."

Here's how I...

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Sugar Hits the News, Thanks to Dr. Lustig's YouTube Video and Nightline (VIDEO)

(44) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 6:28 PM

Recently, both DeGeneres and Jeff Garlin spoke out against sugar and declared that they were off the sweet substance, as I recently wrote about in this opinion piece for AOL News.

Lustig-Sugar-1 Sugar...

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Fell Off The Diet Wagon? 10 Tips To Pick Yourself Up

(3) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 10:27 AM


Have you fallen off the diet wagon? Did you turn to those candies, cookies or other culprit carbs that you'd promised yourself you'd give up? Are you angry at yourself for being so "weak" and caving into those darn cravings?

Often, new...

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My ABC's to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2010 | 9:07 AM

If you're like most people, you're often tempted by gorgeous, mouth-watering, nutrient-poor "treats"--dazzling donuts, colorful cereals or sugary soda.

As if that wasn't enough, many of you succumb to other enticements. For instance, you may skimp on sleep; excessively drink coffee,...

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7 Tips To Relieve Holiday Stress

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 3:16 PM


While 'tis the season to be merry, for many of us, it's also a season for stress, anxiety and angst, which leads us to behave in ways we're sure to regret later. During this time of year, people often resort to bad habits--they may...

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Speak Out Against Ill-Advised Coke-Doctors Partnership

(22) Comments | Posted November 6, 2009 | 10:03 AM

Recently, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)--in a move away from pharmaceutical funding--accepted a "strong six-figure" grant for a new "consumer alliance partnership" with the Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest beverage company, to create content about beverages and sweeteners for its award-winning...

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Stop Sugar Shock on Halloween: Power Up With PFFW

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 6:27 PM

It's inevitable.

On Halloween, while children don fun, festive costumes to go trick-or-treating as their favorite characters, well-meaning adults all across America will entice some 36 million kids into overdosing on sugar-laden candies.

In other words, our nation's children will be hurtled into sugar shock.

Even if parents...

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Holiday Health: 10 Tips to Conquer Your Cravings for Candies, Cookies Or Cakes

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 5:32 PM

If you're one of millions, who is trying to lose or maintain weight, overcome your sugar addiction or be more cheerful, this holiday season from Halloween to December 31 must be hell for you.

Every year, around this time, we're surrounded by candy corn, chewy sweets, little candy bars...

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Halloween: Sales Of Empty-Calorie, Sugar-Filled Candies Soar

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 1:39 PM

It's only fitting that I begin as a Huffington Post blogger soon before Halloween, a spooky holiday, when many of our country's adults feel that it's un-American NOT to give out sugar-loaded candies.

In fact, this year, adults are expected to fork over an estimated $1.89 billion for...

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