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From Connie Bennett, author of the bestseller Sugar Shock!—the book that Mehmet Oz said “spills the beans” on the shocking impact of sugar and simple carbohydrates—comes Beyond Sugar Shock, the first book to provide a simple, practical, mind-body-spirit plan to help readers break free of their sugar or carb addiction.

For the millions of people who suffer with problems such
Paperback, 337 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Hay House (first published May 1st 2012)
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Robert Beveridge
Connie Bennett, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction and Get Slimmer, Sexier, and Sweeter (Hay House, 2012)

Full disclosure: this book was provided to me free of charge by Amazon Vine.

Oh, Connie Bennett. How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways…

It seems like every “how-to” diet-related book I’ve read over the past decade has been some form of modified Atkins. Which makes me wonder… why not just go Atkins? Especially when the people doing the modifying are n
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Since this is a book about cutting out sugar, it is ironic that the author uses a saccharine tone that began grating on my nerves from the start of the book. In fact, the tone of the writing got so annoying that I didn’t finish reading the book. (I really tried as I rarely quit books. I made it to Part III before deciding to stop punishing myself.)

Although I think she makes a good case for why you should drastically reduce the amount of sugar in your diet and I think this is something I need to
HeatherAnne Norbury
My library didn't have the original book, Sugar Shock, but they had this one. Ms. Bennett really likes the thesaurus. I felt like a lot of useful information was difficult to access after having to wade through a LOT of adjectives and hyperbole. I think a lot of readers will like her style, but I wasn't very fond of it.

If you want a more scientific approach to sugar information, I recommend the YouTube video Sugar: The Bitter Truth by Robert Lustig.
Nov 13, 2021 rated it did not like it

I tried to read it, but it was too lighthearted given the subject matter. Just not in the mood for the tongue in cheek attitude.

May 21, 2012 rated it liked it
The Why

One afternoon at work, a few months ago, I was daintily nibbling on a Snack Right Fruit Slice with Sultanas and Chocolate (Yuuuum! Right?), I suddenly wondered how much sugar am I consuming every day? Well, I figured the only way to find out is to give it up and see how many times in a day where I would reach for the sugar sticks (my Bushell’s tea) or the scrumptious biscuits in the kitchen or the luscious slice of cake in the fridge or… I’d better stop there or it’s going to be a neveren
Jun 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
Can you live on five or six teaspoons of sugar PER DAY? Not per hour. Per DAY?

Well, if Connie Bennett and her anti-sugar crusaders have anything to say about it, you can and you will.

Sugar is bad for you. I think we all know that. We - or at least most Americans - consume too much sugar, which puts our health at great risk. And contrary to what we may believe, we do not need sugar to survive. Bennett tells us that we get all the glucose we need from stuff like vegetables, fruits, seeds, whole gr
Kitten Kisser
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Once you get past the silly terminology you will find that buried beneath is a book filled with very good information. I guess the author was trying to act like the readers friend rather than an author. In this way the book is an epic fail. While I enjoy many a silly moment, I do not care for the juvenile way the book is written.

First we start with the cover featuring what to the majority of Americans is the most tempting bit of bliss their eyes can behold, sweet sprinkle laden cupcakes. Every t
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting diet book. First of all, it was written by someone who has actually "walked the walk" - meaning Connie was a sugar addict who managed to kick the habit. Yes, there are a lot of "I did it" diet books out there, but take a look at this one. First of all, it's not filled with high-brow science that would put an insomniac to sleep. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with knowing the logic and science behind body composition and weight and loss - but when I read a diet ...more
Cyndi Beane-Henry
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
It isn't for me to admit this....however, I feel I must.

This book has been sitting on my shelf for a few months now. Why?

I couldn't face up to my own sugar addiction.

Yep. I am a sugar addict. [Why is it I feel I need to say this in some kind SA [sugar addict] support meeting?]

Hello, my name is Texicanwife, and I am a sugar addict!

I was prepared for a lot of "Blah, blah, blah.... Yackety, yack, yack".

You know what I mean. The same ol' same ol'!

Instead, I got insight. Truth. A
Sep 08, 2012 rated it liked it
I wavered between giving this two or three stars, because although it was really positive and I liked it for that reason, this book has a cheesy diet "pop" vibe that makes me feel vaguely embarrassed for intending to follow it. I don't want to get "Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter" -- I just think sugar might be fucking up my mental and physical health. There's a considerable bibliography, but almost none of the sources are scientific (although her sources may cite scientific studies). It's very pop ps ...more
Suzie Waltner
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
For anyone struggling with Sugar addiction and wanting to kick the habit, there are a lot of resources out there. Connie Bennett has been there. She has struggles with the sugar monster and won. The first third of her book tells her story and delves into the science of what sugar and carbs do in our bodies. The next third is her six week plan to rid yourself of sugar an d the final portion is comprised if meal plans and recipes. When I finally got around to the six week p m&m an, I had already g ...more
Connie Bennett
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I want and need to be honest.

Beyond Sugar Shock is my latest book. Therefore, I cannot review it.

But I'd love to invite you to read it and let it help you easily, effortlessly break free of your sugar or carb addiction.

And please connect with me at Facebook so I can continue to inspire you.

Look forward to meaningfully connecting.

Cynthia Harrison
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I need to finish this book. I have pretty much given up on sugar and crap carbs, but I do slip sometimes. And that is what is keeping me at my current (over)weight! *** After finally getting the message (years later) I am mostly crap carb free and have learned that for me just about any carb is not a good carb. Was a hard lesson to learn but this book is permanently in my kitchen collection. And yes I've lost weight and stabilized because I finally figured out sugar is not for me. ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Not too bad but was a tad preachy and did not really delve into anything new though for someone not versed in nutrition and just wants to get off sugar it isn't bad. . However, some of the ideas to try and quit sugar weren't bad though a lot had to do with will power. Sugar is a 'drug' and getting off it is the same. ...more
This book has some really great tips for kicking the sugar habit. I love her idea about having a good playlist to distract you from eating the sugary foods. Read this one on Kindle but I think it would work better to have a copy to write in to do the exercises in the book.
Allison Varvaro
Jun 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Too over the top with the affirmations and trying to sell you on her website and life coach options. I got about 100 pages in and realized I hadn't learned anything useful whatsoever. Don't waste your time. ...more
Aug 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Nothing new, and not helpful; was very turned off by the cheerleader tone, and the dubious science quoted. Motivational phrases, on the order of "If I can do it, so can you!!" get old after a while. Not recommended. ...more
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
This included a sugar shock quiz that helps you discover why you use carbs as a crutch, techniques to stomp out sugar and carb cravings. Also included a few recipes.
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Non-fiction of course, but full of info.
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Connie Bennett is the compassionate, self-mocking, former sugar-and-carbs-addicted journalist, motivational speaker, author of the bestselling books, Sugar Shock (Berkley Books) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House).

The idea for her newest book, I blew my diet! Now what?, emerged after Connie endured a grueling, heartbreaking, stressful year helplessly watching her terminally ill mother angrily lose

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