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Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show – Beyond Sugar Shock with Connie Bennett

With the beginning of the new year, many of us are committed to developing a healthier life. One of the best things to do is get off sugar and processed foods.  Certified health and life coach and “sugar liberation expert”, Connie Bennett discusses her book, Beyond Sugar Shock:The Six Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction and get Slimmer, Sexier and Sweeter. Connie begins by discussing her own battle with sugar addiction. Years of heavy consumption of it contributed to 44 different physical and emotional ailments. She was miserable in mind, body, emotions and spirit. After being told she likely would die young, she was motivated eliminate sugar totally from her diet.

Connie explains the initial difficulty of confronting her addiction, yet reassures us that once we get through the first 21 days, cravings are much less than originally felt. She convincingly describes the overall benefits of getting off sugar Her book is about preparing for taking the big step of getting rid of sugary foods, then she offers a holistic plan for healthier eating. She describes the “five stages of sugar bondage” that indicate the levels of sugar addiction people experience. Then she goes on to give specific tips for coping with a sugar-free lifestyle. She also offers a companion course that shares tips and techniques for reducing and hopefully eliminating sugar from their diet.

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