I Quit Sugar
By Sarah Wilson
Published by Clarkson Potter
212 Pages

Back Cover: A New York Times bestseller, I Quit Sugar is week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your looks, mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes.

Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar was hidden in her diet, or how much it was affecting her well-being. When she learned that her sugar consumption could be the source of a lifetime of mood swings, fluctuating weight, sleep problems, and thyroid disease, she knew she had to make a change.

What started as an experiment to eliminate sugar--both the obvious and the hidden kinds--soon became a way of life, and now Sarah shows you how you can quit sugar too:

* follow a flexible and very doable 8-week plan
* overcome cravings
* make food you're excited to eat with these 108 recipes for detox meals, savory snacks, and sweet treats from Sarah Wilson and contributors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Curtis Stone, Dr. Robert Lustig (The Fat Chance Cookbook), Sarma Melngailis (Raw Food/ Real World), Joe "the Juicer" Cross, and Angela Liddon (Oh She Glows)

I Quit Sugar makes it easy to kick the habit for good, lose weight, and feel better than ever before. When you are nourished with delicious meals and treats, you won't miss the sugar for an instant. 

REVIEW: I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that is easy to read, very informative and has yummy recipes that are simple to make. This author lives in Sydney, Australia, is a journalist, T.V. host, Blogger and a qualified health coach with the Institute of Integrative nutrition in New York.

I appreciated this author sharing the reason she wanted to try giving up sugar. She was honest about her struggles and finds as she sought to be sugar free. The facts she shared about sugar were surprising. I knew our modern food system was laced with sugar but I didn't realize how much until she points all the places its hidden. She says that our bodies were only designed to consume 6-9 teaspoons of sugar daily. The average American consumes about 2 pounds of sugar a week. OHMYGOSH! These facts and many others were helpful and motivating for me.

Sarah Wilson has great tips and tricks to make this life style work. I loved her ideas on using your freezer as a sort of pantry for you fresh veggies. It makes them last longer and stay fresh. She states, “Most of the recipes are completely fructose-free and are perfect for the 8 week plan. Some recipes contain sugar alternatives or low-fructose fruit and are best for eating after the two month quitting period is over. The recipes are mostly gluten and grain free!

The first week of this plan starts out simple. She doesn’t believe in the cold turkey approach and says, “…humans respond badly to outright bans….If you are told to stop a certain food, we’ll carve it all the more and it’s all we can think about.” So true!

This authors gives you all the tools to be successful in changing your life style. Slow and steady wins the race! I’ve made some of the recipes they were good. I’m ready to begin her eight week plan. I’m very excited about this journey! Grin!

Nora St. Laurent
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