A practical week-by-week guide for quitting sugar - and getting you clean, clear and lighter!
Sarah Wilson is a high-profile Australian TV and magazine journalist, as well as a health coach, and her 8-week program draws on her personal journey (through hypoglycemia and auto-immune disease) as well as tips and research from the best experts around the world.
I Quit Sugar includes recipes, shopping lists and clever tricks for ditching the sweet stuff - for good.
©2013 Sarah Wilson (P)2013 Sarah Wilson
This e-book is pretty solid advice. I must confess I was expecting an Australian accented narrator, and some of the Aussie vernacular sits badly with the dulcet American narration. It took me out of the narration every now and again and I'd be contemplating accents, rather than information.
But as someone who has tried with varying levels of success to quit sugar a few times, this approach is workable for me. I like that Sarah Wilson includes references to the research she has used and that she is honest about the detox process being potentially uncomfortable and difficult. Overall it's pretty solid. It does what it says on the box.
My issue with the narration is a personal preference. She's a good narrator, it just didn't work for me.
I honestly cannot see myself being completely sugar free, but with this knowledge I will be much more careful about what I put into my and my family's bodies.
I also purchased the actual book, great recipes.
Any 'real' information in here can be found on google by searching sugar content of food, or recommended sugar intake. I didn't find the book motivating or enlightening in anyway. Just my personal opinion of course. Sarah is a very well respected author and health coach, and I will continue to look at her work. This one just didn't hit the spot for me at all.
"What I wanted and more!"
I just wanted a small book as an intro into what life looks like without sugar, before I go into the bigger more scientific books. This book came through big time. The author tells you what to expect each step of the way and has a very balanced approach.
She gives some recipes and enough scientific backing to show just how important being off sugar is. She says in the beginning of the book being off sugar gave her a sense of calm. That's what motivated me to listen to this book and do what it says. It's been a little more then a week and I can already see a difference with myself emotionally. So yes I recommend this book!
"Going to try this"
I lowered my sugar intake and this takes it to another level. I'm going to try what she recommends. I enjoyed this and very informative.
"A great quick intro"
This was great, a quick introduction to quitting sugar. Loved the casual, low pressure approach and that I could listen to the whole book in a morning, then return over and over.
"Not what I expected"
Not what I expected. Although it was easy to listen to, the book gave more of a story than guidelines of how exactly to break down the 'diet' plan. I also thought it was strange that the recipes were read aloud, but I guess I appreciate the inclusion of them!
Was very boring. An Aussi author so it was read using Kilometers, mm, etc in measurements, weight in kilos. Americans don't measure that was so it was difficult to u understand. Waste of time and money
"Collection of tips on how to cut sugar"
Overall, this book helped me trial the sugar-free diet for a few weeks (together with reading Sweet Poison, the actual book that inspired Sarah Wilson). However, due to lack of academic and practical evidence (I didn't have much more energy) I slowly reintroduced most sugar again albeit slightly reduced.
I had to pause this audio book and reflect or make notes quite a lot. It's not a flowing story but rather instructions for a week-by-week program and as such I would have probably preferred a written version to an audio version.
As a British English speaker, I would have preferred a British English narrator to the Australian accent.
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