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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beyond Sugar Shock Book Review and Giveaway

Sugar - lately this has been the bane of my existence...really.  With everything going on in my world, and the world around me, I seem to think of sugar at least 50 times a day.  I'm sure many of you go through something similar.   Maybe you have a lifetime of battles with sugar, or maybe you just now have realized that this 16 calorie per teaspoon, nonfat substance is just plain bad for you.  If you feel rather stupid (like I do) that this food substance has taken over part of your mind, then I may have just found some help for you. 

Beyond Sugar Shock by Connie Bennett is a follow up book to the best seller Sugar Shock.  In this book, she explains what sugar is, how it harms you, and why it is just so addictive.  I kind of knew all of the health claims and risks already.  But, if you are like me, then you need to know how to get rid of that addiction once and for all. This is where this book succeeds. The book is really informative, but also is a fun workbook that takes you step by step through six weeks that won't be torture.

The first thing you need to do is have a plan.  The first 3 weeks is building a foundation.   The book guides you right along on planning for exercise, making goals, creating a positive mind-set, and seeking out support.  The second 3 weeks are about keeping your work so far in action.  Keep affirming that you can do it, accept your charge over your health.  In other words, the book does a great (and possibly life saving) job of getting you on, and keeping you on, track.  

Filled with inspiring stories, practical solutions, and plenty of reminders on how and why to work through sugar addiction, I found the book really easy to read, and even easier to use.  It's been about 5 days since I picked up this book, and I have to say, it is working.  I keep going back to making a plan, and then working that plan.

Slimmer, Sexier, Sweeter.....I'm ready?  Are you?  You can pick up Beyond Sugar Shock at many retailers, or online.

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*Cathy was given a copy of this book to review, but was under no obligation to write a positive review.  Her opinions are her own.


  1. I NEED THIS BOOK! I am a sugar addict.

  2. I would be so thankful to win this book! I've actually been struggling with this over the past three months, and have been searching for something like this!

    jazzy3000 at gmail dot com

  3. A really helpful review. Thank you Cara and Cathy for writing about the book.

  4. Cara and Cathy, thanks so very much for this nice review of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock.

    I'm so glad to hear that you've been doing what I call "Sugary Soul Searching" -- thinking about how thoughts of sugar come to you often.

    Very cool that you even gave it a number! What power you can get from that awareness.

    Please keep in touch and connect on Facebook as you Take Back Your Sugar Power! You can do it!

    Thanks again!

    Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC
    Author, Beyond Sugar Shock and Sugar Shock

  5. Ginger b.
    Timelyone at hotmail dot com
    Tried to resist the urge but it is hard.

  6. I'm weak-I give in to it!
    pjames330 at aol dot com

  7. I usually give in and eat something sweet.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. I usually give in to it.
    Chavonne H.

  9. I eat something sweet :)

    My Name: heather abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

  10. Me too, unfortunately, I usually give in to the craving! I read a book about Serotonin recently that said a small serving of carbs or sugar without protein actually increases serotonin, so I've been trying to eat that when I crave.

  11. If I crave sugar, I usually grab a piece of candy. Unfortunately, it usually doesn't stop at one piece.

  12. I reach for yogurt, and drink water to fill my stomach up.

  13. Unfortunately, I usually cave in and eat whatever I am craving. I need to nknow how to beat these cravings.

    xraygirl2008 at hotmail dot com

  14. When I get a craving-usually a couple olives or pickles work well.

    Sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

  15. When I have a sugar craving I give in and eat some. Usually chocolate. Sigh. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  16. Unfortunately I usually give in to my sugar craving!

  17. I look for some dark chocolate.

  18. I try to have some small piece of candy available for such an occasion. Thanks!!

  19. I usually eat an oatmeal cookie when the craving strikes. I know...not the best, but it satisfies the craving :)

    Les Johnson

  20. What a wonderful review. It looks fantastic. Thank You

    Siobhan Hyland


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