Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life-- and How YouCan Get Back on Track [NOOK Book]

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A provocative exposŽ of the negative effects of sugars and simple carbs-and how to break the addiction.

Most readers already know that succumbing to sweets too often can lead to obesity and diabetes. What many don't know, however, is that too many "quickie carbs" can bring on a host of other maladies-such as "brain fog," fatigue, mood swings, heart disease, and even cancer-from which millions may be suffering because of their sugar or ...
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Overview

A provocative exposŽ of the negative effects of sugars and simple carbs-and how to break the addiction.

Most readers already know that succumbing to sweets too often can lead to obesity and diabetes. What many don't know, however, is that too many "quickie carbs" can bring on a host of other maladies-such as "brain fog," fatigue, mood swings, heart disease, and even cancer-from which millions may be suffering because of their sugar or carbohydrate habits. Once besieged by 44 seemingly unconnected symptoms, former "sugar addict" Connie Bennett, an experienced journalist, managed to kick sweets and simple carbs in 1998. She improved her health-and uncovered extensive medical research that substantiated her theory: people who eat too many low-caliber culprit carbs could be in sugar shock. Based on the insights of thousands of physicians, nutritionists, researchers, and "sugar sufferers" worldwide, SUGAR SHOCK!(tm) not only addresses how badly sugar affects the body, it demonstrates how everyone can kick the sugar habit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101205655
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 215,387
  • File size: 730 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2007

    THE BEST

    Reading 'Sugar Shock!' is a watershed event for me. Have felt tired, had the blues, out-of-control with cravings, humiliated, lackluster, and FAT for years now. To sum up Connie¿s book in a word: WOW! No other book I¿ve read on it (starting with 'Sugar Blues' in the 80s) has motivated me to get off the junk. I¿ve recommended 'Sugar Shock!' to a co-worker who is having trouble with her daughter¿s emotional and physical health. I offered to loan it to her, but she wanted her own copy. I was relieved as I¿m rereading it now and have marked it all up anyway, lol. My grandsons (ages 10 and 7) live with me and, believe it or not, now relish fruit for dessert. I had colorectal cancer eight years ago and have had a bit of a helpless feeling before. Last year I became vegan with hopes of preventing it again after reading 'The China Study.' This year, I feel even more empowered by becoming sugar-free. I'm so HAPPY and grateful to have found this book! It has the potential of ¿being on the cutting edge¿ of saving millions of lives.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2007

    Wow! Pivotal read for real life style changes!

    Incredibly organized, with years of research before publication, offers overwhelming evidence that our love for Sugar and Sugary Fake Foods in American and around the world are impacting the state of health of millions. The Author, Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., with Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. are surrounded by cutting edge research from experts around the world balanced between the conventional and alternative medical communities. Our future as a healthy population in America and other world countries is totally dependent on a diet of quality, nutritious, basic foods. 'Sugar Shock!' exposes the real dangers of refined, processed, Sugary-Carbs on our personal health from our desire for beautiful wrinkle-free skin, epidemic health issues as obesity, type 2 diabetes, reactive hypoglycemia 'serious blood sugar disorders' to Heart Disease. Sugar Shock! will shock you into the life style changes that we all need for healthier lives.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2006

    Get Ready For The SUGAR SHOCK! Of Your Life

    Tens of millions of people in the United States of America every single day willfully expose themselves to one of the most harmful substances that has ever been discovered. This stuff quite literally wreaks havoc on both your mental and physical health in a multiplicity of ways like nothing else and yet nobody seems to be sounding the alarm loud enough for something to be done about this dangerous substance before it claims any more victims. br Is it crack cocaine? No. How about the much-vilified fat? Uh-uh. Could it be alcoholic beverages? Nope again. This is arguably one of the most stealth public health threats in the history of mankind that has quite literally fallen beneath the radar of public scorn somehow while millions of people worldwide have fallen prey to its inevitable health consequences. br I'm referring to the sweet kiss of death known as sugar! br In the great debate over the healthiness of this white granular substance, there is one singular voice of reason that rises above them all. Her name is Connie Bennett and she has written the ultimate book on why people should be concerned about consuming too much sugar in her long-awaited debut book release entitled SUGAR SHOCK!: How Sweets And Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life--And How You Can Get Back On Track! from Berkley Books (part of the Penguin Group). br With all the honesty of a woman who admits her once all-encompassing, head-over-heels love affair with sugar, Bennett implores her tremendous skills as a talented journalist to uncover some deep dark secrets surrounding sugar by digging into the great body of research and personal experiences of people who have been negatively impacted by it. What she discovers in the process could very well unlock the mystery behind so many of the health crises that plague our healthcare system today. br Incredibly entertaining and impeccably sourced, SUGAR SHOCK! will quite literally give you the 'shock' of your life when you learn just how ruthless and unforgiving sugar can actually be on your health. For people who smugly proclaim that 'it's only sugar,' you might want to get yourself a copy of this book and see for yourself why there is cause for concern. br Bennett, along with medical consulting from cardiologist and nutritionist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, share her harrowing experiences with sugar, including wild mood swings, unstable blood sugar, depression, headaches, and much worse. It's this personal touch that makes you realize she isn't just blowing smoke on a subject she knows nothing about. On the contrary, Bennett is abundantly aware of the reaction she had to sugar and wants to warn others so they can avoid the same mistakes she did. br Aftering becoming successful at overcoming her own SUGAR SHOCK!, now Bennett seeks to educate people about what they can do to not only reduce, but actually eliminate their desire to eat sugar ever again. Seriously! Does this sound too good to be true? After you read this book, you may never want to put anything containing sugar in your mouth for the rest of your life. This book is indeed lifechanging! br As someone who has lost nearly 200 pounds on the low-carb lifestyle and by permanently eliminating sugar from my diet, I can certainly appreciate what Bennett has to say about how processed carbs are exascerbating the weight and health of most Americans. I was there once weighing over 400 pounds and suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and breathing problems. Additionally, my sugar addiction had me gripped by the throat and refused to let me go. br All of that changed in 2004 when I bid farewell to sugar and my life will never be the same again. It is a difficult transition, but a necessary one that people need to make before sugar claims you as its next victim. That's why I appreciate what Connie Bennett is doing to help others who desire to learn more about the outstanding benefits of eating quality carbohydrates while pointin

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2006

    A must-read for those who care at all about their health.

    The introduction alone provided me with enough information to be disgusted by a formerly enticing enemy. Hopefully as I continue to read, my revulsion will grow! Connie's and Dr Sinatra's stories are very interesting, while frustrating (thinking how many years Connie's health problems had gone misdiagnosed) and quite inspiring. This book is here just in time for the oh-so-challenging holiday season! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2007

    It's Okay

    Altohugh I'm not done with the book yet, all I can say is that, although it's very informative, it tends to go on and on when you want it to just get to the point. Also, I find that I already know much of the information the book reports, so it's a bit boring to me. It's good for people who have problems with sugar,though, and would like to gain greater insight about it. That is, if you can sit through the entire thing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2006

    Sugar shock spells sweet success for Connie Bennett !

    Through Connie¿s personal experiences, extensive research, and expert advice from a Who¿s Who¿s list of medical and nutritional experts, her book shows the dangers of eating sugar and simple carbs and why it¿s essential to change our diets and lifestyles. My lifelong addiction to sugar and simple carbs exacerbated my fifteen years of serious health problems. One year ago, I found Connie¿s web site, kicksugar.com, which is explained in her new book, Sugar Shock. Now, thirty pounds lighter, sugar free and 95% simple carb free, my health and quality of life have significantly improved. Kudos to Connie and many thanks for this very informative book! I know it will be a best seller! She has exposed many secrets about the true effects of sugar and simple carbs that will give people the courage to live sugar free lives. A definite read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    Very enlightening and life changing

    Tremendous knowledge and vital information that everyone should read. Connie has provided information from so many sources and references and her personal as well as others experiences in breaking the sugar addiction. Anyone reading this book will see how sugar is destroying our day to day world. A true eye opening book and I am thankful I found it.

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