Debating doing the 8-Week Program? Here’s how it’s helped others

Posted on January 19th, 2015

I get asked regularly about the benefits of quitting sugar. Personally, quitting sugar has helped me a tremendous amount with my autoimmune disease. While a lot of you ask regularly about the weight loss component – sugar does help you shift weight if you need to (I lost weight I’d put on as a result of my disease) – what I really love is that by the end of the 8-Week Program people are commenting more about their energy levels, consistent moods and their glowing skin.

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Wondering if the 8-Week Program will work for you? Why not check out some of the testimonies below.

Peta + Damien: “Our moods are overall better on a daily basis – which has seen us argue less! People randomly ask me if I’ve done  something new to my skin. And my body fat score has dropped from 24-19 with no adjustment to my 4-5 times a week gym routine.”

Dionne: “I have been suffering for years with IBS (first of which I thought was a gluten/wheat intolerance) and over the past eight weeks, my body has never felt better. I’m no longer bloated, no mad panics to the bathroom, no trapped wind! The whole process has changed my life for the better and I cannot advocate it enough to people that either have digestive concerns or who just need to Read more

How the 8-Week Program exceeds nutritional guidelines

Posted on January 13th, 2015

With the first I Quit Sugar online 8-Week Program for 2015 just around the corner, I’ve been fielding a few questions about the nutritional status of the meal plans. I figured I’d take the opportunity to tick off some of the things I keep in mind when I’m developing the meal plans for the 8-Week Program, so you know where things are at.

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1. All meals must be nutrient dense. Just Eat Real Food is the foundation of the whole I Quit Sugar food philosophy and by ensuring a wide variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, meats and whole grains, nutritional density is key. In fact, the 8WP meal plans typically feature between 7-9 serves of veggies a day.

2. “Crowding Out” is a key philosophy. I also focus on generous serves and an abundance of flavour, both of which help you to ‘crowd out’ less healthy foods.

3. I don’t count calories. What?! I know, it goes against what mainstream health teaches us. The fact is not all calories are created equal. The calories in fat, protein and carbohydrates have different biological influence on satiety, metabolic rate, Read more

Your favourite posts of 2014

Posted on December 30th, 2014

Hanging at Mum and Dad’s listening to Mitch Miller carols on the turntables? Sitting through Frozen with the kids….again? You might like a bit of distracted reading. Here’s the countdown. Ten posts that floated boats in this wonderful community throughout the year. Can you guess which was number 1, according to the whizzy Google algorithms?

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And while I have you, thank you to every one of you for being part of this community this year. It’s been a big, bodacious, fast one. And your comments and interaction has been so heartening and life purpose-creating for me.

See you in 2015….

10.  300 “typical” thyroid symptoms (yep, that many!)
A super comprehensive, whole-body list of symptoms associated with having a dodgy thyroid.

9. Why introverts just can’t handle you… sometimes

8. Fermented turmeric tonic recipe

7.  Could female self hatred be the real cause of AI

6. A Comforting note to single people. From me Read more