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“Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits, and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.”

U.S. Surgeon General,
Richard Carmona,
March 2004

Human Interest Panel

Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C.

Journalist, former food addict, sugar-awareness expert and the author of Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life- And How You Can Get Back On Track. She has an international online Kick Sugar support group and a weekly radio show.


Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., is the author of the best-selling book SUGAR SHOCK! She is a journalist, certified health counselor, life coach, radio host, motivating speaker; blogger, and TV and radio show guest (“CBS News Sunday Morning,” “Oprah & Friends Radio,” etc.). A former sugar addict, Connie quit sweets and refined carbs on doctor’s orders in 1998, which made 44 baffling ailments vanish, including horrible headaches, crippling fatigue and brain fog. Now, Connie is the Happy Habits Guru™, who pokes fun of her myopic, “Sugar Shrew!” past and helps people break free of Sugar Shock and other unhealthy habits through Tele-Web Wellness™ teleseminars/webinars, private coaching and live talks. She hosts the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show (listen at www.GabWithTheGurus.com). Connie is completing The White-Out Diet™: A Fun, Colorful 21-Day Plan to Peel Off Pounds, Boost Energy, Rev Up Libido, Banish Toxins & Turn Back the Clock. (www.WhiteOutDiet.com)

Excerpts from Connie Bennett’s book SUGAR SHOCK!:

“…A slimmed-down Tom Arnold admitted to Ellen DeGeneres on TV that cutting sugar out of his life was harder for him than kicking the drug `crack.’ [Quitting crack] was a walk in the park compared to getting off sugar. Because sugar is everywhere,” Arnold complained. “[But] crack you gotta go looking for.

“Arnold’s story may sound like an exaggeration, but it echoes the feelings of sugar junkies everywhere. Just mention sweets and you’ll unleash a torrent of tormented tales.

“I totally feel like an addict,” laments Lisette L., 27, of Newport Beach, California. “My drug of choice is sugar.. I love sugar—and I hate it at the same time, because it makes me feel weak and out of control.”

“ All around us, I contend, millions are unknowingly hooked and trapped in a SUGAR SHOCK! cycle that has them spinning like hamsters on an exercise wheel from which escape is an enormous challenge.” –From SUGAR SHOCK! by Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., with Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.