i-quit-sugarWe are all familiar with the enticing pull of sugar—sweet desserts, succulent fruits, and refreshing juices have graced our lips on numerous occasions. If you are among the many who fear you could never give up your sweet treats, I have a book for you. I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson is a complete 8-week program that gradually weans you off sugar, week by week.

If you have the sinking feeling that you eat too much sugar (and you need to do something about it), this book is a great introduction for you. The book is beautifully designed with plenty of tips and how-to’s that will help you succeed every step of the way. With over 100 delicious recipes, like Zucchini “Cheesecake” and Coconut Curry Meatballs, or on-the-go snacks like Meal-in-a-Cracker, I Quit Sugar is a treasure trove of good advice.

Sarah Wilson quit sugar in January of 2011 as an experiment and never looked back. She suffered from the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (a disease that involves an attack of the thyroid by the immune system) and knew that sugar negatively affected the disease. She was addicted to sugar, but was able to break her habit with the 8-week program that she outlines in the book. The book will show you how to take sugar out of your diet and get well.

I love her “facts to arm yourself with”:

  1. Fat doesn’t make you fat (sugar does).
  2. Fat fills us up—so we can’t gorge on it.
  3. But, we gorge on sugar. In fact, we’re designed to.
  4. Sugar turns directly to fat.
  5. Sugar messes with our hormone systems.

And that’s just the beginning. I would add that starchy carbohydrates break down into sugar and have a wide range of negative effects of their own, but sugar is certainly the biggest culprit when it comes to its stronghold on our health, and it’s a great place to start.

I recommend this book to anyone who can’t bear the thought of giving up sugar. I am here to tell you that you can, and I Quit Sugar will help you on your way.

Sarah has agreed to giveaway one free copy of her book. To enter, simply share in the comments what you’re doing to lead a sugar-free lifestyle and we’ll pick one lucky person at random to win a copy of her book. Good luck!