I Quit Sugar by Sarah WilsonI was addicted to sugar. I needed it every day. I convinced myself it was “good sugar”. But sugar is sugar. And it was making me sick, tired and bloated. I set about researching all the different ways to quit the stuff. It took a while. But in the process I found what works — for good. They’re simple techniques and they’re kind, sensible and totally make sense. In the I Quit Sugar ebook you’ll receive:
A sharp 8-week program that walks you through each crucial stage, week by week
A tidy, easy-to-relay-to-mates-at-the-pub explanation of how + why sugar is making us fat + sick
A sugar replacement plan: tested + nutritionally sound
“Sweet” sugar-free recipes
New treat ideas
A detox + a suggested supplements list
A downloadable shopping list of new ingredients to replace sugar in your life
What Happened When 11 People Tried To Quit Sugar
Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month. It seems like everyone is trying to cut down on the sweet stuff - but is it really as simple as it seems? Chocolate fiend and Good Food guinea pig Caroline Hire quit sugar for eight weeks and learnt a few lessons along the way A friend showed up at my house this summer looking nothing short of fabulous. This was something I had to try.
1. Snacking has become a thing of the past.
Sugar will give you soaring highs, but it'll make you pay with crashing lows afterwards. And we've never been more aware of how much sugar our diets contain as we are now, with the government having recently introduced a ' sugar tax ' to soft drink manufacturers. We all know sugar isn't great for us, but what would happen if we cut it out altogether? Nutritionist Jenna Hope sheds some light:. The reason being, you'll have less insulin flowing about. The consumption of sugar triggers your body to release insulin, which Jenna says "can cause inflammation which may result in a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. If there's too much sugar in your system, it can negatively impact the functionality of the collagen, increasing the risk of skin disorders and wrinkles.
Eating too much of it can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. But what happens when you eat too little? Low-carb diets have become very popular in recent years. While these diets often have many beneficial effects on the body, cutting sugar out completely can be harder than you think. People transitioning to the popular ketogenic diet experience sugar withdrawal so often that they even have a name for it: the keto flu. Sugar is a tricky thing.