six big fat myths about fat: a podcast with David Gillespie (plus I’m giving away 5 copies of his new book!)

Posted on March 2nd, 2012

You may remember David Gillespie from previous discussions such as Why Sugar is Really Grim For You. He’s the author of Sweet Poison and over the past 13 months since I quit sugar we’ve been in regular dialogue.

image via Bon Appetite

Sometimes we talk about the fact that much of what we know about sugar and fat is a big fat lie. Wonderfully, David has now published a book on this very point. Today we’re chatting about his new book Big Fat Lies: How the Diet Industry is Making You Sick, Fat & Poor. If you’ve been wondering, if sugar is bad and saturated fat is actually good, then why are we not been told as such, then this is your weekend read.

But curl up now with a nice buttery piece of toast and enjoy our “fact or fiction” rundown of some common nutritional advice we all get fed…

The five myths we cover off are:

1. eating fat causes heart disease

(For a little more background on the bodgy science that tried to convince us of this myth, see my blog on Ancel Keys‘ fat study.)

2. cholesterol is bad

3. egg yolks are the devil!

4.  eat more vegetable oils to avoid cancer and heart disease

5.  you need to be taking omega 3 oils

In an act of much kindness, David and Penguin Books are giving away 5 copies of Big Fat Lies to readers of this blog.

To be in the running, simply post a ripper comment below by COB Friday. Penguin will then be in touch. Regardless, would love to hear what you think…

PS. Apologies for the false posting of this earlier in the week.

PPS. David and I chat again next week about how and why so many “experts” continue to flog these kind of myths…

 

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  • Jacqui

    Id love a copy – not sure what we simply had to do as it just had ?? but hopefully comment was the missing word ;o)

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    Jul Reply:

    Big Fat Sighs!!!!! I’d love to win a copy of David’s book. I have been on the no sugar trail since september thanks to David and you. THANK YOU BOTH

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    Linda Reply:

    YES PLEASE ….. would be excellent to have your book xxxxxxxxxxx

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    Nic* Reply:

    Oh…..I got your ebook couple of weeks ago and am now in week three of the programme. I wanted to get Davids book ‘sweet poison’, but apparently it has not been translated into french yet. Well at least the mayor sellers (incliding amazon.fr) do not stock it. Bummer! I am getting it now through a friend in the US.
    Therefore, would love to win this one.
    Cheers from France,
    Nic*

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    Angela Reply:

    I would love to win a copy of the book!

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    Liz Dziedzic Reply:

    I would love a copy of the book! Im still in the process of cutting sugar, and am keen to learn sooo much more! so much that I am never tempted by reeces pieces again!

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    Marie Little Reply:

    Hi Peeps, fellow hashimotos, embarked on no grain, no sugar diet with amazing benefits. Weight slow to come off (10 kgs appeared over night – perhaps I should give it a name, my second hashimotos belly). Muscular pain far far reduced.
    So no sugar, are there any thoughts on Stevia, or coconut sugar, or alternatives?
    I find after 2 months I really don’t crave it all all anyway…good luck to all the other people out there getting through it all
    M

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    J Reply:

    Ok. I’m jumping on the ‘quit sugar’ band wagon. Never too late right? I’m one day in and feeling better for it already!!! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE a copy of David’s book.

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    L Reply:

    Can’t believe how much my appetite has changed since I’ve become sugar free! I’m so excited for this new chapter in my life and I’m loving soaking up all this new information! So nice to have some Aussie sugar gurus too! Thanks David & Sarah!

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  • http://www.essenceofwellnesscolorado.blogspot.com Ashley

    I’m following Jacqui and hoping that I can be entered to win a copy of Big Fat Lies by commenting here!!!

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  • Gabby

    Would love to win a copy of the book too – but suspected you may have posted a draft Sarah?

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  • http://nourishingnewsroom.blogger.com Sara

    oohh pick me!

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  • Rebecca

    Simply….comment/pipe up/make myself known/try and win the book?

    Love David.
    Love you.
    Really would like book if you happen to need someone to give it to….

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  • Gabby

    PS There is no question I am a techno spastic but I can only seem to hear you on the podcast? Can’t hear David at all!! :(

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    Jill Reply:

    Gabby, please choose a different word.

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  • Renee

    Can’ WAIT for this book to come out, already have it on pre-order at the library but would love to have a copy of my own!!

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  • erin

    I would love a copy of the book!

    My question (might be silly) – how much fat is too much fat?

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  • Christa

    Here is my ??
    Consider me eligible for a random book prize, please.

    And I will show my husband, he has cut the yolks out for years!

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  • http://www.thesummerhouse.blogspot.com Jana Miller

    i’d love a copy!

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  • Lauren Rose

    I would love to win a copy of David’s new book. For me, his research is what prompted me to start askign questions last year, and really was the trigger for what has got me to this positive point I am at today.

    Fingers and toes crossed! Otherwise will just add it to my birthday list in August :-D xxx

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  • Felicity

    Hi Sarah,

    I can only hear you on the podcast, not David? Am i doing something wrong? :)

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    Sarah Wilson Reply:

    Yes, it’s been updated now. Apologies! It would appear you’re the only one so far who’d actually listened in !

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    Gabby Reply:

    Actually nope – the sixth comment down was mine – I think I may have been the very first person to try!
    Glad its working now….

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  • Aimee

    I just hired Sweet Poison from the library and can’t wait to get stuck into this book. I recently watched Food Inc and was gobsmacked by how misleady the food industry is! I would love to enter myself in the comp to win his new book as I am newly facinated in this (and also horrified by some of the things that were on the film!)

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  • aj

    oh me please!

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  • http://Headplanthealth.com Catie

    Two words to convert a fat-fearin’ friend:
    1. pork
    2. crackling
    (From (previously) happy, free roaming piggies, of course).
    It doesn’t get more compelling than that!
    Would love to indulge my fat-tooth and gnaw on a big hunk of David’s new book!

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  • Lindsey

    I would love to win a copy of David’s book- I have been slowly coming around to my husband’s way of thinking as a paleo follower and have been enjoying butter on my vegies of late. :) I find it fascinating that public perception can be skewed so comprehensively and would love to learn more. I’ll have a listen to the podcast when I’m not doing the sneaky at work!

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/Luluguru011 Lisa

    I am so interested in health but amazed how many lies are out there to make money by brain washing people!
    id love a copy of this book to set the record straight!!

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  • Louise

    So interested in this book and would love a copy to answer some of my own questions and ponderings on this subject and to explain these concepts to others. Following the path of less sugar and processed foods and more of the raw, less processed, good fats in my diet has been so beneficial for my digestive system, skin, metabolism, mood, outlook on life etc. etc. Thankyou David and Sarah for speaking out on this and for equipping people with knowledge and practical how to’s!!

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  • Melody

    I would love a copy.
    I’m not sure if you send to the US?

    I just recently found your blog. Such great information!
    Thanks

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  • aj

    yes please. I’d love this. I am week three in iqs

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  • kate

    I would love a copy of David’s new book. I really enjoyed his first so much that I’m reading it again. I reall want to soak up all of his information so I can make the right choices about my health and the food I eat. Woo :)

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  • Cindy

    Would love a copy of this book just to be able to poke under the nose of all my disbelieving friends and relatives. So difficult to try and justify my way of eating without turning into an evangelical type – at least they will know that is not just me!

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  • miss jodi

    It is a major challenge to educate yourself in all of these matters, whether you eat meat or not……really is a lifelong thing. It seems to be the nature of taking responsibility for your own health. I seemed to have it all sorted about 13 years ago when I ate red meat, chicken and fish and went to the gym nearly every day, did weights, etc. Ate all the good fats, probably looking back along the Paleo thing even then, without realising. Since Ive been vego, however, I havent been able to hit my stride yet, with the weight training and the good fats, although Im well educated in this area. I have researched and discovered some excellent information in the arena of eating for training on a vegan/ vegetarian super food type of diet but still preparing for success!! All of this sort of information, on your site, Sarah as well as the wealth of info you share with us for further reading and digging is awesome. Doesn’t matter what is is or what food choices people have, it is up to the person to take in the sourse, be creative and flexible enough to adapt and adjust the information to their own requirements. All the pieces are important as well to respect other people’s choices. We are all looking for truth and really, all paths lead to truth. Thanks a big fat million for arming us up for the battle of McFat Buster!
    :)

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  • Blythe

    Oh, lovely. My husband still thinks eggs are evil, too many and they’re bad for you, he says.

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  • Fiona

    I am currently pregnant with baby #2 & have been fructose free since the beginning of the year. It has certainly been a rollercoaster with all these pregnancy hormones running wild but I feel so much better than I did with my 1st pregnancy.

    Keep up the wonderful work David & Sarah.

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  • Keisha

    I would LOVE to win a copy of this book. Through you and David, I am feeling the best I have in YEARS and am committed to properly taking care of myself as a result :)

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  • Linda

    I am so excited about this book and that more and more of the lies that we have been told for years by Government and experts are being disproven.

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  • Cheryl

    Some friends in the USA “unfriended” me on Facebook because I challenged them about their fear of egg yolks and saturated fat. Maybe I shouldn’t have laughed when I saw them making omlettes by throwing all the yolks away and whipping up the whites ( a very bizarre habit to us Europeans). Or, trying to be helpful, I posted a link to an article on your blog about the myth of saturated fat on their FB page – that one was the last straw for them !

    I would love to win a copy of the book so I can learn the full picture and maybe pass on some convincing arguments to my friends…

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  • Beth

    I have read both of David’s books many times, and have been sugar free for just over 12 months.
    I would love a copy of this book. Since quitting sugar, I’ve avoided as much diet food as I can and have found my overall health has improved and have actually lost weight.
    I look forward to passing this book around to those who have constantly told me my full milk coffee is bad for me, and sugar is healthy.

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  • Sam

    I would love to win a copy of this book!
    I relay so much of the information on this blog, and from David Gillespie on to my mum as she isn’t the most internet savy person, but usually I get jumbled up and it doesn’t have quite the impact haha. I can’t wait to burn through this book in a weekend, and pass it onto her!
    xx

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  • Lee Robinson

    That was me before Sweet Poison…SICK of all the yo-yo dieting and exercing my butt off, FAT from diets and exercising my butt off and POOR from dieting and exercising my butt off..thank you David Gillespie for changing my life :-)

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  • Lauren H

    Sung to the tune of “I’m a believer” by The Monkees

    I thought fat was really bad for dieters,
    Meant for skinny chicks but not for me.
    Lite milk made me feel quite ill,
    But I persevered,
    Sugar cookies haunted all my dreams.

    Then I saw my ass, I was a believer,
    Brainwashed by the media mass, no doubt in my mind,
    I was wrong,
    I was a believer, fat couldn’t leave her if it tried!

    Would love a copy of the book, seriously (a little bit) fat, sick, poor and in need of some help!

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    Hayley Reply:

    This made me smile, very creative :)

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  • Gemma Kelaher

    I would love a copy of the book. Being hypothyroid and trying very hard to rid sugar out of my diet. I have been researching trying to lose weight so this will help me with my goal!

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  • Belinda

    I NEED to read this book! My fiancé has been ‘dieting’ to lose weight for about a year now and I have tried to tell him all of the things I have learnt from your posts Sarah, but I know having a highlighter in hand as I read this book, and show him what I try to tell him he is doing wrong, will always be more powerful. I have on and off given up sugar and I know the truth is in just doing it like you always say. The way you feel is all the proof I need to know that this book is the extension of my knowledge I need!!

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  • Mark Forrest

    I would love a copy too! I lost 44kg’s after reading his first book so imagine what I can do with the new one!

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  • Lisa

    First four easy peasy. But then number 5… I knew about the omega 3 and 6 imbalance but had not thought about it in terms of decreasing the omega 6 INSTEAD OF increasing the omega 3 (I’ve tried to do both). Long story short… I clearly need to read the book!

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  • Clare

    I saw your sugar-free segment on the morning show this week. It was great. By placing sugar cubes next to the foods you really opened my eyes to how much sugar we can consume without realising. The soft drink and apple juice comparison astounded me! I would love a copy of David’s book to learn more about the sugar in ‘lite’ foods.
    Thanks to you both for the opportunity.

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  • Kate

    Like many others who read this site, and countless books and articles, I have a chronic illness that is still a ‘mystery illness’-no one (I’ve seen so many specialists in different fields) can work out what caused it or what exactly it is. So I’ve been on a mission, whilst pretty much house-bound for 2 years, to do my best to fight it. I’ve found (although I think I always knew, from when I was little and would go crazy after a red frog) that sugar is a very big problem for me, and I’ve yet been able to kick the habit. The book might be another nudge.

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  • Madelyn

    My Dad is going in for an operation next week after having a second severe Pancreas attack. He now also has a damaged gallbladder. I have now started on the road to quitting sugar! I would love a copy of this book – the more research I do and the more I read the more scared I am about the role big business is playing in the downfall of the health of our society. I love my Dad and it really kills me inside to think that all the miss-information we have been fed for so long almost killed him literally and is still causing him so many health problems. Any well wishes for his operation will be greatly appreciated.

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  • http://www.viendamaria.com Vienda

    I’d love to read this book as I have lots of questions around this. For example, there must be such a thing as over-eating on fat also, no? Does not eating sugar curb all over-eating habits? I’m not so sure….. And if we ate everything in moderation, included some sugars, would that not be better than simply and harshly cutting certain food groups? I am totally in on the anti-sugar concept but there must be a wavering line that makes it not seem quite so harsh…… Hmmmm many questions!!

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  • Michelle

    Since eating clean i am the fittest, healthiest, leanest and strongest i have ever been! My excema has gone, my skin doesn’t sag and i feel great (I’m 49)! i cut out the sugar, caffeine and overly processed foods. I eat all those good fats, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, avocadoes, eggs, seeds, butter etc and i’ve never looked better. don’t crave sugar at all and have heaps of energy. Would love to read the book :)

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  • http://www.sarahwilson.com.au Michelle

    Want to read about the BIG myths about FAT so I can be happy and healthy.

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  • http://www.ForkYes.wordpress.com Lydia McD

    TERRIFIC! Please keep up your lifesaving work (both of you :-) ). It seems like in every blog I post I have to bring up saturated fat at least once, if not making it the entire subject. I’m obsessed with making sure the word is getting out about quality fats, avoiding veggie oils, eating the WHOLE freaking egg. I read about it so much that I forget how much completely incorrect info is still out there in the world – until, that is, I get on other food blogs and see how many people still talk about reducing fat, using only egg whites, cooking with canola, all while filling their recipes with copious amounts of white flour and fructose.
    Thanks for continuing the crusade, and I’ll continue to re-post your blogs all the time!

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    Rebecca Reply:

    Wish there was a ‘Like’ button. Love this comment, I find that all the time, glad to see I am not the only one. As for egg white omelettes I have one word…..Why?

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  • Selena

    I’d love a copy of the book. Upon medical advice, I’ve managed to maintain a GF, DF and egg-free diet for 2 years now….but I am Stttruuuuggglllling to give up sugar!

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  • Bec

    Wow I’m seriously lusting after this book like no else! I know it will be a fabulous book and will change the way I think and in doing so my life. David you are a true genius, can’t wait to get my hands on your precious piece of work!

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  • Ellen

    Beautifully said, Lydia : ) Refined rubbish is the easiest place to start. If only people tried it and realised how freakin’ delicious the ‘good fats’ are – Out of this world compared with the ‘treats’ in which much of our society indulges.
    Personally I endeavour to eat a diet that is clean and unprocessed, but it is definitely a struggle to ditch the many years of misinformation, and ignore the constant low-fat ranting that goes on around us. As a kid who was bought up on skim milk and TAB, countered with fish and chips Friday, I am still trying to reform the dietary I’ve developed over a lifetime.
    I would suggest this is turned into an audio-book as the messages will ultimately reach more people that way. Sad but true

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  • http://nutritionbynature.com.au/ Kate@ Nutrition by Nature

    So thrilled the message is getting out there. We need more people in the nutrition and medical fields touting this stuff. The science is undeniably spot on, and just look around you for compelling evidence that the low-fat push and the bastardisation of poor cholesterol and saturated fat are having a pretty devastating effect on our health.
    Pass the pork belly please!

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  • Karli

    I would love a totally phat copy of this fat-busting book.
    I’m just starting week 3 of IQS today. Have loved increasing the fat this past week – and would LOVE to read more about good fats and myth busters. Some of my friends and people at work think I’m crazy, when I say I’m crowding out sugar, no matter what I explain to them about it they think it’s insane/impossible/why on Earth would you do that?! (to which I say, why the heck would you not?!)
    I think it’s totally phat, and would them to think it’s phat too by sharing the love of this fat book.

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  • Kerri

    Hi Sarah, as the mum of three teenagers, I would love a copy of this book. I’ve had thryoid issues for years and thanks to you, I’m trying to learn how to help myself rather than rely solely on medication. I also want to give my kids as much information as possible on eating healthily and well, without ‘dieting’. With two girls, I think it’s really important to set a good example, so I’ve given up the copious amounts of sugar I used to live on, and have now embraced the fact that fat can be good! Thanks for being the voice of wisdom…it’s so nice to find balanced, educated information without all the hoopla.

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  • Alisha lynch

    Would soooooooo love a copy of this book! I’m a naturopath and have always been a fan of fats (love Sally Fallon and nourishing traditions) but am confused about Davids take on ‘not needing’ omega 3! Haven’t studied anything recent (stay at home mum now and not been in a clinic for 4 years!) so would love to read the latest on this as omega 3 was/is touted as extremely important in our diets and I have taken fish oil caps religiously for years and years as has all my family (cos of me!). Really enjoyed sweet poison so bring on the next book of enlightenment and for free would be the butter on my veg! (not the icing on my cake!)

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    Gill Reply:

    Alisha, David isn’t saying you don’t need omega 3s. He’s just saying that our ratio of omega 6s (polyunsaturated fats) is out of whack with the omega 3s we consume. “10 times the ratio of a mere 200 years ago”. They are called essential fatty acids, but we only need about 3% of them in our diet.

    Just cruise the isles of the supermarkets and you’ll see how much seed oils and sugar is in the majority of processed foods. You just can’t escape it, except by not buying it.

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  • Crystal David

    Brilliant! It’s about time people realize the truth! Society has been fed corporatist lies and we need to be more critical! This book sounds like it goes hand in hand with the Paleo Movement and I am all for it!!! Our minds and bodies are temples. We should nourish it with what mother nature gave us and the right information!

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  • Elle G

    I have just listened to the podcast. It is so interesting and I would love to win a copy of David’s book to explore further the science behind his findings.
    It appears that the way I was feed as a child may be right after all!

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  • Lukas Grounds

    Sarah and David, great collaboration!
    The way in which u deliver the content, is what I believe to be the reason why this podcast is a home run! :)
    Its non threatening, you dont shove it down peoples throats and most importantly you both deliver it from an everyday person perspective.
    Eat well, live… Forever ;)
    LG

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  • http://www.kisslifestyle.blogspot.com April

    Here here!!! 1-4 I am on the band wagon….number 5??? how interesting, can’t wait to find out more!! :)

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  • http://www.chisel-fitness.com.au Chris

    Sarah and David,

    Great podcast with some really clear points to get the message across. I’m particularly looking forward to listening next week about the ‘experts’ who continue to spread these myths.

    As a health and fitness professional one of the toughest things that I deal with when empowering clients to make better choices, is educating them on all the mountains of misinformation that exist in the industry. Unfortunately, women in particular are really vulnerable when it comes to any information on fat in nutrition, and very rarely do I find someone who has a comprehensive understanding on how the body metabolises fat. It takes a lot of work to break down the fear that exists and it can so easily become undone by ‘experts’ spreading myths without understanding the real science behind it.

    I think one of the most powerful things that an individual can do is recognise that above everyone else, they are the experts in their own body. By tuning in to the messages and signals that the body creates, an individual can begin to understand the real truths behind nutrition and health.

    So tuck into a meal that includes a whole CHO, some lean protein and a healthy source of fat, and then see how your energy levels are an hour after eating. Compare that to how you feel and hour after having a meal that includes a lot of sugar? Simple!

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  • Kacey

    Can’t begin to tell you how much your blog has opened my eyes Sarah. This year I really put my diet under the microscope following severe birth complications that left me depleted and anaemic. The biggest shock however was learning I had Syndrome X. Despite being fit, active and slim, my low-fat food obsession was sending me straight towards diabetes. Go figure. Determined to fix things without medical intervention, I read everything I could get my hands on – including your blog and bookshelf recs. I’ve almost kicked sugar, shown grains the door and am rediscovering the joys of (good) fat. I’m also no longer insulin resistant! Me and butter are still reticent company (I can REALLY eat that and still fit into my jeans?), and I’ve a long way to go with maintaining normal iron levels, but I’ll get there. I want this book to show my mum who is also insulin resistant and has tried every fad diet out there to lose her menopausal weight – she is struggling to let go of all that 90′s low-fat dogma too.

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  • Becca

    After so many years of dieting and failing I have now just passed week four of being sugar free, it is a great feeling and I have an awesome sense of achievement (especially as only 2 days ago I had to cut up sugar doughnuts and cakes at a work function, and I was tempted to lick the sugar cream off my fingers I was able to resist – something I never would have done in the past). I am overweight, but my decision to go sugar free was to be healthy, weight loss is a bonus. It took at least 2 weeks on this program for me not feel guilty each time i drank full fat milk, or blobbed some cream on my (sugar free) pancakes. I am loving the gift of being able to enjoy food again. I want to yell from the rooftops – thanks so much to Sarah for all the advise and support compassionately given and to David as well for doing all the research and hard yards.
    Life? Its GREAT!!

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  • Jules

    After years of avoiding fat I’m now embracing it and am thinner than I’ve ever been. My skin is better, I’m more satisfied with what I eat than ever before and a recent test shows that my cholesterol and blood sugar is perfect.

    I wish I could turn back the clock and save myself from those years of steamed vegies and egg white omelettes….

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  • Cat

    I have read both of David’s books and have cut out sugar (well most of it) yet I am still amazed at where I find it e.g. crushed chilli…What the?? Why does crushed chilli need sugar in it???

    Does this book come in an audio version? I keep hounding my other half about what sugar is doing to him but he’s never had a weight problem so doesn’t think it’s an issue…and he won’t read books…

    I would love to win this book so I can read it to him…he’ll love it…NOT! :)

    Pick me!!!!

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  • Caroline

    Convince me… ;)

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  • http://www.mslimalicious.com Mademoiselle Slimalicious

    I would love to win a copy of this book as I am always looking for new ways to motivate me to eat better. Via my blog Mademoiselle Slimalicious I share my experience of losing weight and I try to encourage people to change their eating habits to reach their weight loss goals!

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  • Bonnie

    The no sugar diet rocks! I’ve shed kilos since new years, feel fantastic, and have also experienced massive benefits including increased energy and clearer skin. Its hard to know whether related or not but I’ve also stopped getting headaches and muscle pain in my neck and shoulders. Interesting!

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  • Leia Parrington

    wow – what we all need to know and teach others, as they say one person tells another that tells another etc.

    There are so many wonderful people out there like David and Sarah that are really making a healthy difference in so many peoples lives. I love reading all about what David and Sarah think and implementing it in mine and my families lives. i believe we are all healthier and happy because of the simple things they teach us that the majority of food companies and the like don’t want us to know.

    I would love to read his new book.

    Regards Leia

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  • Lauren Wall

    Sounds fascinating and I really agree with the preface and want to also make a comment that too often we focus on right/wrong and good/bad and numbers on a scale when these dichotomies are an incorrect way to measure health. PLEASE CHOOSE ME!

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  • Simone

    Oh a copy of Big Fat Lies would look so hansome on my bookshelf next to my copy of The Sweet Poison Quit Plan!

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  • http://holistichealingandcfs.wordpress.com amy

    Thanks so very much for the podcast… Would love love a copy of David’s new book! So fantastic to see the truth seeping into the media, and an aussie author, woo. I might be able to persuade ‘some’ of my friends to read it. Although I am secretly stoked when my friends are hesitant to eat any of my sweets I make with coconut milk and oil (the fear of saturated fat!), more for me!!

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  • Deborah

    Oh please I so need this book, I’ve run out of things to read, other than the 2012 Master Tax Guide (I’d rather poke my eyes out with a spoon than be reduced to reading that from cover to cover) and need something that’s not sugar to get my teeth into!!!!!

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  • ML Ripe

    Big Fat Myth #2012:

    Including salt in your diet is bad for you.

    Myth BUSTED:

    In fact, not many Australians are getting adequate amounts of salt in their diet. Almost ALL of the table salt is refined salt, which means the body isn’t really getting ‘authentic’ sources of salt/sodium and minerals.
    Although we are lead to believe that high sodium causes blood pressure, heart and renal failure, bloating, hormone imbalance and many more claims, it’s the bad salt (that’s even in sugary goods) that’s causing the problem!

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  • http://www.barrys-bistro.blogspot.com Barry Rutherford

    “Mary Poppins may well sing A Spoonful of Sugar helps the Medicine go down!

    But nothing will save the fat like sugar!

    Whitlam 1975

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  • Matt

    Sometimes it’s the ‘uneducated’ (read: non-brainwashed) ones in the diet/food/healthy eating industry that give the best, unbiased insights. David Gillespie you are one of them!

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  • Miranda

    Would love to win a copy of this book. I have always been a ‘health nut’ and eaten a healthy diet – the one ‘set’ by the National Standards. Since shifting my eating to Sugar Free I have never felt so much better and actually been a whole lot healthier. It is terrific that finally some of these myths are being dispelled and enabling people to learn that the least amount of modifications made to food the better it is for us – eat good wholesome foods in its closest as possible to its natural form – our body can not handle ‘extras’ and add ons. What’s more David speaks from experience – an experience of once being ‘that’ person and making his own changes to better his own health.

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  • Fiona

    Guys, this book only costs $23.95 via Booktopia. There are only 5 copies to be given away so your chances of winning are getting slimmer by the minute! If you buy your own copy today, you could have it finished by Monday.

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    maddy Reply:

    Fiona it’s a competition. so people are writing comments. Killjoy

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    jan Reply:

    Free is good if one of you is out of work or you are on a low income!!

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    Fiona Reply:

    Try the library.

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  • http://N/A Kendy

    I’d love a copy of the book also. David certainly is full of great info!
    I’ve stopped eating added sugar and processed foods and i eat more fat then ever…. Yet i am at a healthy weight and quite lean. It’s obvious to me now that FAT does not make you FAT.

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  • http://sarahwilson.com.au lisa

    In the process of reading “Sweet Poison Quit Plan” , I am beginning the quit myself. I would like to continue to read more of David Gillespie’s books to safeguard self saboutaging . His latest book would greatly help me reinforce my resolve to doing this and to recruit family and friends to do the same. Thank you for the opportunity to finding out more.

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  • Kath

    Thank goodness for a book with the truth! With all the advertising, celeb endorsements and current affairs type shows that try to bombard and confuse us with the newest health craze, the latest medical studies and what’s best for prevention of this, that and the other thing, let alone what’s best for our growing children. It’s not only difficult to find the facts, but its downright exhausting! I’m all about healthy eating, natural products, and a fit lifestyle to ensure my family and I have the best chance of a long, healthy and happy life.. here’s to that!

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  • Erin

    I, along with many other IQS’ers are proof of the big fat lies about fat.

    5kg down in 6 weeks without excersise and all while eating full cream milk, cheese, butter and oils.

    Can’t wait to get stuck into this book, whether I win or not!

    Thanks, Sarah, David and Penguin!

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  • Kathryn

    David’s first two books have changed my life, my husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary of being sugar free. I’d love a copy of his new book.

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  • http://www.timeframed.blogspot.com Shaz

    Would love a copy please.

    I have been trying for 10 years to lose weight the “conventional” way. Well guess, what? Yep you guessed it, the “conventional” way made me PUT ON weight. Finally, I did lots of research myself and with the help of loads of coconut oil/butter, (previously wouldn’t go near it as it was supposed to be SO BAD FOR ME!!!!) and totally cutting out sugar. Anyway cutting to the chase, for the first time in 10 years I actually have lost weight by adding FAT to my diet. My doctor asked me how I did it. I told him and he laughed and said it couldn’t possibly be true. Why am I not surprised by his reaction. Well, I am now having the last laugh. A copy of David’s book would be the icing on the “coconut” cake.

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  • http://www.melissaambrosini.com Melissa Ambrosini

    By posting a comment I can win a copy of this AMAZING book whooo hooooo this would make my Friday xxx

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  • http://www.hotpinkchilli.wordpress.com Jodi Theisen

    There once was a girl from the coast
    Who LOVED sugar the most!
    I gave up cold turkey,
    Was no longer leaky
    Since I also gave up dairy AND toast!

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    miss jodi Reply:

    ah ah hahahah a that’s awesome. really cute!!!

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  • Caroline Bell

    It was David’s book ‘Sweet Poison’ that started me down the path of discovering Paleo. Given how much is out there now about ancestral health, it is amazing that so much of the ‘health & nutrition’ industry still push the myths of low fat, saturated fat etc and people still believe them! I guess we have a long way to go….

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  • http://themindfulfoodie.com Lesh@TheMindfulFoodie

    Hi Sarah, thanks for the opportunity to put my hand up to win a copy of David’s book. I’d love one. Why? Because I’m yet to be convinced about fat.

    Thanks,
    Lesh

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  • Caroline

    I’m wearing my L Plates in this Big Fat Lies world….but am a fast learner and want to whizz thru my P Plates and onto an open licence as fast as possible and of course winning Davids book will be advanced lessons and send me straight to the top of the class !!

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  • laura

    i would love a copy! i was on weight watchers and have watched everyone i know struggle with weight loss, especially with the myths you covered! it would be great to explain my new sugar free lifestyle better!

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  • http://www.cavelesbian.wordpress.com CaveL

    I already bought the book, it arrived yesterday, and I have to wait to finish this mountain of work before I can tuck into it! Delayed gratification!
    Good luck guys!

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  • kris

    I would LOVE to have a copy of this book and thank you so much to David & Sarah for exposing the crock of lies we are all being fed by the food manufacturers controlling the food industry!

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  • Emily

    One of my favourite blogs about nutritional info, paleo, benefits of eating fat etc from a scientific POV is http://primalmeded.com/

    Just thought I’d share!

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  • http://www.diigital.com Mike

    Does David bring up grass fed beef in his book?
    Not all animal fats are equal, and the grain finished beef that you get almost everywhere is much higher in Omega 6 fat than grass fed beef.

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    joolzgirl Reply:

    Wow yeah I seem to remember hearing about that actually but I had forgotten! You make a great point! Thanks Mike.

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    Anon Reply:

    He does mention that in Big Fat Lies

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  • Sonia

    Sweet Poison and the I quit sugar e-book have totally changed my life. I have broken my love/hate relationship with food, and it no longer controls me. I am forever grateful for the wonderful effort and work you have both done. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of David’s new book. To continue changing my life for the better. Words can not express my gratitude. Thank you.

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  • Renee

    Everyone needs the good fat in their diet. Really what is eggs without a bit of bacon or an egg minus yolk whilst we’re on the topic. Would love a copy of this book to further cement this way of eating to my obsessive girlfriends!

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  • http://asweeterlife Kerry

    I would love to receive this book, have just started reading David’s sweet poison plan and had heard about this new one. Love the fact he will speak out against traditional thinking on health subjects. :)

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  • Tina

    Hi Sarah, my husband has been trying to convice me that fat is not bad for a few years now and wouldnt listen even though i wondered why the diet shakes had so much sugar in them – it didnt make sense. I would love to win a copy of Davids book to understand what really is going on and get me back on track for a healthy life ahead.

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  • Michelle

    What? Even more lies about our food? Especially the stuff about Omega 6. Thanks for the info on the podcast and thanks for taking the time to write the book. Sounds like eye-opening reading

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  • Lisa

    I am a big fan of both yourself and David’s work, Sarah – and also work with a team of registered dietitians who coach people every day in changing their health behaviours. They can be a little sceptical, so I plan to be a walking talking power of example of this way of eating – then when they tell me how well I look and ask what I am doing, I can smile & present the book!

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  • Jayne gillies

    I LOVE buttery buttery buttery, REAL butter toast!!!!

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  • Jon

    Wow. Another book.

    As I’ve told you before Sarah, I attribute my current ‘condition’ to you and David. I read your column about sugar in the Sunday paper and went straight out and bought his first 2 sugar books. Well, over the last 12 months, I have lost 20kg, my skin has cleared up, I’m now off blood pressure medication, I’ve ‘cured’ my own depression and off meds for that as well, not to mention myriad other benefits.

    I’ve also taken your tips and read the books by David Pollan and Norah Gedgaudas and picked up many other good things from them as well.

    I eat better than ever before, I NEVER eat anything labeled, ‘low-fat’, lo-calorie, diet, etc, etc. As a matter of fact, I rarely eat anything with a label, other than, “Certified Organic”.

    I would love to read David’s next book, as I’ve been trying to tell other people about my own journey, with mixed results, unfortunately. The more people uncover the ‘truths’ behind the current diet industries and the lies peddled as ‘nutritional science’ the better we all will be – and our kids, and their kinds…….

    Jon

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  • melipac

    Thanks for this, your podcast was really interesting. I’ve started using better oils in my home cooking, but I’d love to read David’s book to find out how I can further avoid seed oils, and where they may be used that I’m not aware of in case I’m unknowingly still consuming them. Melipac

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  • Wendy

    can’t wait to read David’s new book! I’ve been on the IQS plan for 20 weeks now and have lost nearly 12 kgs. I feel fantastic, my moods are better and I’m never hungry. I love my full cream milk, full fat cream and butter!!!

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  • http://www.thisisemilykate.blogspot.com Emily

    Loved David’s first book and lent it to my mum who got a lot out of it too. really keen to read about the further investagation David has been doing- he makes things very easy to understand and implement.

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  • ashley

    I would like the book very much but am happy learning more about sugar and fat from this site. I am learning to reprogram my mind about what is and isnt healthy. any encouragement and help is very useful to me. Thank you for all you do. God Bless

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  • Griz Thomson

    Fat and protein has become my new best friends and since eating the right quantities of these 3 times a day and dramatically reducing carbs (sugar) intake my sugar cravings have dissappeared and my weight has stabilised, that’s right have not put on weight in fact I initially lost some! Bring on the pork roast!

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  • Shanne

    I love reading what you have to say Sarah and I also found sweet poison very informative, I would love to win a copy of David’s new book so that I too can create a better me for myself and my family :)

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  • Colette

    I’m new to Sarah’s site but have been impressed with her I Quit Sugar ebook. I have also both of David Gillespies books & would love to win a copy of his new book. Thanks for all you good advise. Keep up the good work!

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  • Margaret

    It has become so difficult to know what we should be eating for good health and so it is very important to continue to educate ourselves to make an informed decision. By reading books such as David’s we become aware of a different lot of information that could change our entire outlook on food.

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  • http://eatingplansforweightloss.info jan

    Thanks for this great info Sarah, I am so very happy that people like David Gillespie are leading the pro-fat march along with others such as yourself. It is going to be a very, very tough battle, not only because it has been part of our psychie for so many decades, but also because doctors, politicians and governments are going to one day have to admit that they have been wrong and I seriously can’t see that happening.

    Nobody has considered civilisations such as the Inuit (Eskimos) who lived on 80% fat and nomadic tribes such as the Indians who lived on almost primarily a meat diet full of animal fats with the offal and high fat pieces being the most prized food. These people were fit and healthy, but they didn’t raise crops to eat. Only when processed foods were introduced into their diet did they start to develop cardiovascular disease, cancers and diabetes. But you can’t consider these diets when you are trying to prove a point!

    I have been reading a great book by Gary Taubes called Why we get fat and what we can do about it, in it, he also talks about how statins (blood cholesterol lowering medications) are huge business. There is no evidence to date to prove that a low fat diet prevents heart disease – so imagine if everybody started eating fats again – no big $ for the pharmaceutical companies because people would heal themselves. I have 4 people just in my closest circle on them.

    Clinical trials in the past 10 years involving huge numbers of people have failed to prove that low fat diets are heart healthy, in fact they are quite the opposite. You can read about the results of one US Government funded one at http://nutrition.stanford.edu/documents/AZ_press.pdf and you will get the picture.

    There is another important factor, you probably all know about LDL – the bad cholesterol – and how it sticks to your arteries. Well LDL comes in different sizes, small and dense to large and fluffy and sizes in between. Only the small dense particles can stick to your arteries. When you eat a high carbohydrate diet (lots of processed stuff) the particles stay small and dense, but when you eat fat, the LDL becomes larger and fluffier and so do not get stuck in your arteries.

    Would love David’s new book – he’s awesome!

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  • Andy

    awesome, pretty much quit carbs and lost my sugar addiction along with about 20kg, don’t exercise outside normal daily activities either :)
    more and more and more need to get this word out.

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  • Brodie

    I need this book in my life! The Internet is so full of people saying this and that, I need a simple source…also so I can show it off to everyone who doesn’t believe me haha!

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  • http://n/a Pepita

    All so true, food for thought, food for health, kudos to you David for debunking some of these myths, I’ll be seeking out your new book, Sweet Poison “superb” read. Keep it up, we need crusaders like yourself.

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  • Yvonne

    I bought davids book sweet poison, it completel opened my eyes, i was diagnosed with hashimotos last year, and have gone gluten free an sugar free for about a month now, my energy levels were all over the place. BIg big follower of David Gillespie and you sarah. Ive already cinverted a few of my friends through Sweet poison! Wud lovea copyof hs latest book

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  • Nicole

    A big fan I am with your great Blog!
    Being healthy is definitely a hard slog!
    Desperately in need of Big Fat Lies!
    Pick me for this fantastic prize!

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  • Tracy Stone

    New to finding you and just starting out on changing my and my family’s diet, but I’m already worrying about my extended family. I’d love to get this book so that I can add more to the discussions I’m trying to have. If I don’t win, I imagine I’ll get it soon anyway!
    Thanks!

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  • Liz

    Just listened to the podcast over bacon and egg lunch! I find it all fascinating, and can’t wait to hear next week’s podcast about the so-called experts. I have been sugar-free for several months now, and even though I’ve only lost 2 kilos, I’m getting so many comments about how much weight I’ve lost and how well I look. So grateful to you and David for re-educating me on the myths of fats and sugars. Now I just need to convince my doctor I don’t need to take Crestor for high cholesterol (especially now that research has shown it increases blood sugar!). Thanks Sarah and David. Keep up the good work.
    PS. I’d love a copy of David’s new book!

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  • Aimee

    Fantastic podcast. Very informative. Would love to learn more. Wish I had something more witty to say but my hashi’s brain forbids it today. Just watched your IQS webinar recordings. Also great. Thanks for doing all that you do! Please keep it coming!

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  • Lyn

    After reading Davids Sweet Poison book and Sarah’s e-book,I was able to reduce my sugar intake significantly but I just can not make myself put fat in my mouth. I have conditioned myself over the years to just avoid anything that I know has fat in it :-( trying to keep my body healthy.
    Hopefully reading David’s new book might help me get into the right head space to actually do it!

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  • Gabriella

    What an AWESOME podcast!! Love your work Sarah and keep the food posts coming! Cannot get enough of them!

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  • lucys mum

    I’ve been off gluten, lactose and sugar for a month and would love to know more!

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  • http://barrowplan@activ8.net.au Jane Whitelock

    I eat better than ever before- beautiful, rich, full-fat less-processed fructose-free foods ~ living and eating my way through life as nature intended! I’ve been fructose free for 13 months- proudly and happily. I am so keen to read Big Fat Lies, I’ve read and reread Davids two previous books and crave more- he explains things so well :)

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  • Andrea Cave

    Really?

    Convince me David. ;-)

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  • http://Www.whatdoeshealthyfeellike.blogspot.com Jessica edkins

    Our whole house is 5 weeks fructose free. We are following your quit sugare book. We print out each week and stick it on the fridge for motivation. The biggest criticism we get is how unhealthy we must be eating so much fat. We need this book to kick but.

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  • Nic

    Just want to thank you both. David started me on my sugar free journey, which has morphed into a grain free lifestyle and I feel fantastic. Sarah, I always enjoy your blogs, keep up the good work!

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  • Susannah

    4 weeks sugar free – hooray! I would love to read this book – more knowledge and encouragement is always needed. Thanks for all, Sarah.

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  • Louise Blackmore

    I went fructose free on boxing day (to chicken to miss out on one last Christmas Day) still managing, it is not as hard this week last week was a shocker.
    I am from the generation that grew up in the 70′s with no weight issues then in the 80′s low fat came in, well that screwed everything up! The low fat brigade have a lot to answer for. This book is going to be a great read, put me in the draw please ;-)

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  • http://www.lowcarbcooking.co.nz Prue

    Hi Sarah – I’m so impressed with the waves you and David are making in Australia. Any chance of coming across the Tasman to shake things up here a bit? Would love a copy of the book. Hope it’s a raging success.

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  • http://www.lowcarbcooking.co.nz Prue

    Oops wrong email addy – corrected!

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  • Trace

    As a vegetarian I’m an advocate for holistic health and always curious to learn what is new and effective for better health. I’d love to win a copy and read what David and you are convinced of for better and healthier eating habits.

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  • Sarah L

    Every morning I eat my toast with a big whack of butter while my housemates make do with thin scrapes of margarine. They constantly tease me for it, I just say I think of my taste buds having a party!

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  • Hells Bells

    The lessons learned from Sweet Poison have already done wonders for my family’s waistline, our and the planet’s health and overall mindfulness as to what we eat….. and we thought we were already healthy prior to reading the book…. that’s the scary thing!! One way or the other we will be getting our hands on Big Fat Lies!!
    Love your work David
    Congrats Sarah for championing the cause (Power to the People!!!!!!!

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  • Kate

    Since quitting sugar on 1 January, and uping my protein and fat intake (I’m eating butter, for the first time in years, and using ghee and coconut oil for the first time ever), I’ve not only lost weight, I’ve gained energy, my skin and hair is much healthier, and my mental clarity (especially in the normal afternoon ‘slump’) has improved. In fact, my general physical appearance has changed so much that people don’t recognise me when they see me in the street (including my own parents!). Thanks to both of you for guiding me through on my journey. Without either of you I wouldn’t have discovered what it’s like to feel ‘normal’.

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  • Jenni Kerle

    I’d love to win a copy of David’s latest book please :)
    David (and Sarah) are pioneers into a dangerous industry in trying to correct people’s thinking by pointing out how important it is to be so mindful of what we are eating and drinking!
    Keep up the good work! I’m a believer :)

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  • Andrea

    Hi Sarah, I heard you talking about IQS on the radio earlier this year and immediately purchased your ebook. Through your blog I have discovered and now enrolled with IIN (just received my course materials today….how exciting…..) and the Silence of Stillness, and have made significant changes to my diet and lifestyle as a result! I would love to win a copy of David’s book! Keep up the great work and thanks for inspiring me!

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  • Amanda

    Another cracker post – so much to consider and digest but the good news is that the tide is FINALLY turning for us to better understand what modified foods, processing and additives are doing to us and take back control. Knowledge is POWER!!! But what do we advocate? Gluten free, Sugar free, Paleo?…

    I have just recently discovered the hard way (ie, diagnosis) about autoimmune and metabolic disorders. So I start the process of re-education – read LOADS of books, by following blogs (How I LOVE the internet!) have watched documentaries such as Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, Food Inc, Food Matters, Raw Food etc all to better understand that what I perceive is that moment of instant gratification as I reach for something fast, easy, cheap is doing me so much harm… accumulatively!!!… and I am passing this ‘philosophy’ on to my daughter. I often wonder what the the long-term outcome would be if I hadn’t found the resources to educate and inspire me to create change.

    My fairly progressive GP keeps saying it’s emerging science and there is not enough clinical trial and scientific data to support my health concerns and make such in her mind, such radical changes to my nutrition. So back to knowledge is power – I would love to continue my self education back to good health and would love to read David’s new book and am putting up my hand for a free copy (like so many before me) – fingers crossed!

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  • Lisa

    I’ve been sugar free for 11 months now. I would love to read David’s new book and figure out how to further improve our family’s diet.

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  • Cherie

    It’s my turn to recommend something for book club – do you think this could be the one? I think so. Imagine if I won a copy – the girls would think I was magnificent!!

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  • Sarah

    quitting sugar = hard ……eating bacon as a snack = most excellent pay back …..
    My best friend and I were in different diet camps – she said the only way was to cut out fat having read your IQS posts I said no sugar – we both have followed our preferred paths now for 4 months – she has loathed my bacon and egg muffin snacks and laughed that I will just get fatter….we just had our version of a weigh in ( we both pulled out jeans from our early 20′s that we had kept for some reason ) …mine fit …she just quit sugar…..

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    joolzgirl Reply:

    LOL I love this post :-)

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  • http://SarahWilson Miranda

    Wow. More great info. The revelations in this food/health area are fantastic. Isn’t nature wonderful. It really concretes the fact that if we eat as “Paleo” man did, we will all be much healthier and happier. The energy and clarity of mind that I am benefiting from by eating this way, is truely astounding. To think back only three to four months ago I was Sick, Fat and very imprisoned in a nasty hypothyroid state of both body and mind!

    Can’t express how happy I am to find your blog, and can’t wait to read Davids’ “Big Fat Lies”.

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  • http://Www.bodybusiness.com.au Christine

    As a naturopath I’m constantly grappling with the trick of getting people to eat more fat- then having them ‘freak out’ that they will get fat! Would love to read the book for more back up in helping people get better, not fatter.

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  • http://www.sugar-free-nickirs.com Nic

    Another great interview, I love how David keeps it simple. :)

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  • Carrie Gardner

    At least now those poor souls eating egg-white omelettes can live a little and include the yolks!!!!

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  • Sharon

    I would love a copy of the book too. Thanks for the podcast. The information regarding seed oils is quite frightening. Also the eggs. I have always been a believer in whole eggs. How could such a perfect food be harmful. Such a delicious way to get so many nutrients.

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  • http://lizazeni.wordpress.com Liza Zeni

    Thank-you Sarah I love David’s work and am really looking forward to a good read through this book too. Slowly I think more people are becoming aware of the damage the diet industry has done to our health. The evidence is certainly there, we just need the cycle to be broken now. Keep up the great work we love hearing all your advice, reading your info, and trying out the fabulous healthy recipes that you share. Also, there’s a interview on channel 7 6:30pm Sunday night about sugar, I briefly saw an add for it, although at the time was distracted by my little munchkins dinner time antics…could be interesting viewing, I look forward to reading your thoughts about it next week (o: Liza x

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  • naomi

    Our sex hormones need cholesterol? What?? How much have we been lead to understand that this ‘c’ word has been our enemy! Bring on the eggs – chook ones, and reproductive ones!

    Our body can’t tell the difference between poly-unsaturated and saturated fats? really?!? We just talk about things as if we understand everything don’t we? We still have so much to learn.

    Feeling pretty run down by the diet our society praises as ‘good for you’, I can’t keep going like this and need some mega changes to what I eat, and what I feed my family.

    Cheers for all your study and research, really appreciate it. Thanks for making us all think about all of these rather than just taking commonly touted dietary rules as truth.

    Naomi

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  • Shemin Sumar

    Please pick me. I’m so fat down the list of comments nt are if mine wi even get read. I would I’ve to read this book and compare what I learned from the late Dr Atkins. £< 2 g crbs pr day but unlimited protein and fats. What are you comments on that. Thanks

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    jan Reply:

    Shemin, the Atkins diet is great for weight loss but it doesn’t suit everybody – I almost passed out after 6 days on it. Even Atkins has modified the diet now to have more carbs in it. I personally don’t think it is a terribly healthy diet even if you can do it and certainly not for the long term. Hunter-gatherer civilisations that had a large intake of meat used to eat all of the organs of the animal, so they would be getting a lot more nutrition than what you would get from a nice piece of clean, lean steak or chicken thigh from the butchers.

    Our diets have become so carbohydrate rich because of the low fat craze but many of those are through the very processed foods and drinks with all of the added sugar to make the “foods” palatable. If you eat protein, fat, fruit, vegetables and a moderate amount of starches like rice and potato you will be doing OK. And don’t fear to have the occasional treat either.

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  • Sharon in Philly

    Would welcome winning the book!

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  • http://www.addie-n-emee.blogspot.com Kelly

    I would love a copy of this book. My mother is diabetic (along with her brothers and mother) and my sister has chrons disease. I am always looking for a new book to help me down a path to sugar-free.

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  • Kristyn

    RIPPER COMMENT!:
    I would love love love a copy of the book! I struggle with sugar addiction; it’s like crack for me! UGH!!!! Please, help! Release me from this sugar Hell…..

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  • Liz

    I have lent out my copies of David’s previous books so much I am scared they’ll never come back… The advice & info is so humourously and humbly put, they are readable by all and *MAKE THEIR POINT* which is one reason why we are seeing so much debate instead of them getting ignored!
    The revelation of diet being at the root of so many sicknesses was truly an eye opener to me so thank you for continuing your work/crusade Sarah and David.

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  • Marsi

    Wow. I love love love this stuff. I really admire David for having the balls to write this book and get the truth out there. If we just looked back to the typical diet 50 or 60 years ago……dripping on bread!, butter, fresh foods, meat and 3 veg, LESS take-aways, preservatives and packaged foods. LESS supplements required. Shopping at local community butchers, delis, fruit shops etc in those pre-supermarket giant days….. Where was the obesity epidemic then?? Just like Big Pharma has a vested interest in keeping us sick, it seems they are in it with the Food Corporate Giants who by keeping us from the truth and making/keeping us FAT will pop us over to the Big Pharma/sickness machine all the quicker!!! David, it is so refreshing to find someone with integrity whose vested interest is in educating people rather than confusing them further. I loved Sweet Poison, my husband and I have kicked sugar and our young daughters have such an amazing awareness around the addictive qualities of it that they too are almost there as well. I would love to read your new book, your interview with Sarah just makes so much sense. Through Sarahs columns and blog, I have joined the no sugar, pro-fats bandwagon some time ago, and have never felt healthier, been thinner, or had more energy. Ok, I’m all fired up now……David and Sarah, Go You Good Things!!!

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  • Amy

    Hi Sarah,

    For a long time I’ve been trying to figure out what works best for me in terms of diet and am finding that the no sugar thing is agreeing with me.
    I cannot get enough of this information and between reading up on publications and blogs between yourself and David have learnt a lot! I really appreciate the work you’re both doing – please do keep the info and tips coming :-)

    Cheers,
    Amy.

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  • Maria

    I picked this book up in Dymocks the other day and was flicking through it. It all make sense now! I followed the traditional diet tips of the “professionals” and swiched to low-fat dairy, margarine, various vegetable oils and NO eggs. I could not figure out why I was getting fatter and felt unhealther than ever before. 5 years ago, I threw all of the diet stuff out the window and now eat full cream dairy, butter, cold pressed olive oil, eggs and bacon. Over the first year of switching my health had improved dramatically and I lost 10kg and have mantained a healthy weight ever since. Simply amazing, and I never knew how it happened, until now!

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  • Jo

    Great to see a book dispelling the many myths of food, all of which tie people up in knots trying to work out what is right and wrong. How about we all aim to practice mindfulness in our eating to truly enjoy the delicious taste, and to savour the social experience that so often accompanies eating.

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  • Gennie

    Would love a copy mainly to give to my parents, maybe they would believe David cause they won’t listen to me! The older generation are hard to convince.

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  • Rebecca

    Ripper post hey!! mmmmm nothing comes to mind except – with hands waving in the air – “pick me pick me!”

    I have David’s two other books (one is even signed by David) and since that led to this sugarless road together with Sarah’s I quite book as the road map, I’d love a copy of David’s new book to stop all those guilty thoughts ensuring no wrong turns are made……

    PS love the podcats.

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  • Carrie

    Loved the first two books, shocking but lifechanging in a good way! ….hard to undo 30+ years of brainwashing in terms of ‘low fat’ etc etc – and to think that fructose has been the problem all along! Really had no idea how badly it affects my kids health and wellbeing…needless to say, we are all fructose free now! Read an exerpt online from David’s third book, and would love to own a copy! Good work guys :-)

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  • Kate

    I have been scrounging the internet, utilising wonderful free resources, such as this blog, for information on nutrtion, fitness and health. I have been eating primally/paleo with a little W.A.P thrown in for 18 months now. I didn’t have a lot of weight to lose, or serious health concerns to address, but I did want to feel better and feel healthy like I used to. When we were kids, we ate butter, offal, and sugary treats were only something from other kids parties. I forgot all of this as I got older and felt tired, was skinny fat and generally unenthusiatic about the way I felt. I tried calorie counting and eating the recommended wholegrains and non-fat dairy. I didn’t feel any better, I felt deprived. Then I discovered that people were eating real food and doing just fine. I incorporated butter, and ate eggs…whole eggs! Now I feel great, and people have started asking me (ME?) for advice on their diet. I know it works, but in all honesty, I’m not exactly sure why. I would love a copy of this book, to teach myself and be confident in providing answers to those questions that people have started asking me about.

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  • http://denisemod@bigpond.com denise morden

    Fat is Fabulous to be fit and fantastic
    xxxxxxx

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  • tracy

    Hmmm, well I’ve been embracing both – ie Sarah and David’s – dietry advice for about a year now, with excellent results. As much as I would love a copy of David’s new book for myself, I’d rather be able to hand a copy to my niece; she is a first-time mum with a 6 month old girl and is doing a wonderful job of being diligent and intelligent about her baby’s diet. Plus, she’s stepmum to 2 girls, aged 9 & 12 and is teaching them how to eat well, as they were raised on a diet primarily of sugar and salt. I reckon they would all benefit from the family dietician being well informed!

    cheers

    Trace

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  • http://www.crysania.com/ Cassiel

    I recently stumbled across your blog, Sarah, but haven’t felt moved to comment yet, as I’m more of a lurker. XD

    However I’m so excited to hear about David’s new book coming out! Sweet Poison is a great book and has (hopefully) done a lot of good in making people realise just how AWFUL sugar is, and I really do hope that his new book can do the same thing in regards to fat.

    About a year ago I tried the Atkins diet with the idea of weight loss. The end result of that — cutting out sugar and grains and greatly upping my fat intake — totally changed my life, healthwise, and I have never looked back since. Once I saw it working, I wanted to know why, so I started reading blogs, and research papers, and forums, and whatever I could get my hands on, and learnt even more about how best to manage my eating. The more I read, the more horrified I become at how far our society has been derailed from what is a good diet for humans.

    The fat thing in particular horrifies me. Not just because of how essential fat obviously is in our diet, but especially with the obsession with veggies oils despite all the studies now showing that THEY are causing heart disease, not saturated fat. I’m really looking forward to reading David’s book and finding out what he has to say on the matter… and then buying a few copies to hand out to friends! :D

    I’ve only been following your blog a short while, but I really love your posts. You have a lot of good things to say, and you say them in such a great voice. Keep up the fantastic work! :D

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  • Naz

    Is this available to overseas people as well or only those in Australia? Would definitely love a copy of the book! but am thinking it’s probably not for those who aren’t in Australia.

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  • Sri

    Hmmm.. Would love to read this book. I have worked in the food industry for several years – first in dairy and then in baking. So, I’ve seen and heard a lot of rumours, fads, half truths, and some good research. Would be good to see if that correlates with David Gillespie’s view of the world.

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  • Kate

    My husband won’t eat butter coz he thinks it makes him fat
    But after all my research, I know better than that!
    He eats low-fat everything, but as much as he really tries
    I want him to know it’s all BIG FAT LIES!!!!
    Please, please, PLEASE can I have a copy of the book
    So I can encourage my husband to adopt a new look
    And when he realises that butter is good
    He will lavish it on everything, as everyone should!!

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  • Kate Cadd

    I am so glad that David is sorting out the ‘fact’ from the ‘fiction’. Eating food should not be so complicated, going back to basic and eating clean basic foods… Its not rocket science scientists, if its man made then its gotta be bad… You are one legend Mr Gillespie, thank you is all I can say!!!

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  • Saya

    I’m studying for a degree in nutrition and while all the physiology and biochemistry rings true, the advice we’re supposed to give to people does not…It would be a great help to read the book and get why exactly it doesn’t – I don’t have very much extra time to do research apart from assignment stuff at the moment but David’s book looks like it’s all the goods in one place.

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  • Jennifer

    Hi, like everyone else I would love a copy of the book. Love reading your entries and nutrition advice. I teach Home Economics and like to present a balanced view on topics that I teach. Keep up the great work.
    Cheers.

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  • MirandaBB

    I’ve just had an inspiration moment… Sarah & David hosting a series leading a group of people back to health following the no sugar, eat fat principles… Would love a copy of the book Penguin people!

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    seeker Reply:

    excellent idea. most tv sucks – sarah & david could make something wonderful! this is what the world needs – the ones who are watching tv usually are the ones who need it most! make it mainstream yay!

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  • sami

    Hi! I’m 3weeks sugar free today :) its been easier than i thought, thankfully! Especially as I’m vegan. Anyway I’d love to read the new book, David speaks a lot of sense.

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  • Jodie

    Dear Sarah,
    thanks again for bringing this all to light, sugar free is the way to go…now i cant imagine life without a big spoonful of coconut butter before bed. The book sounds awesome!
    xx

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  • Sheree

    Help me, I am a sugar addict who is breastfeeding…I need helppppp!

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  • Darren

    I work as a Personal Trainer and have always thought why it was people without the sweet tooth that were thinner and those who love the sweet stuff were bigger. It is important to get this message out there and get us all healthy. I’m now sugar free and seeing amazing results without being on a diet and have recommended many clients to review David’s research and Sarah’s eBook.

    This just makes sense and the more people I tell to avoid the sweet stuff. The less reliant they are upon me for weight loss. I can make them fit but not necessarily thin.

    This completes the picture

    Just one question if Thai food has so much sugar – why are they not huge?

    Thanks

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    Darren Reply:

    Just to let you also know I’ve always struggled with weight and at my heaviest I was 116kg! I finished Sweet Poison Jan 2012 and started going sugar free and sweetener free 01/02/2012 starting at 104kg. As of 01/03/2012 I’m 99.5kg with a gradual drop each and every week.

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  • DD

    Ohhhhh just the book I need to make my husband believe everything I’ve been telling him, as he shoves yet another naughty goodie into his pie-hole!

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  • DIANA

    After this read, will be we game to eat anything we’ve not made ourselves at home from scratch???

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    Cassiel Reply:

    I don’t eat anything I haven’t made myself — and everything I eat taste a heck of a lot better for it! :D I know not everyone can afford the time sink, but if you can, it is SO worth it!

    (Obviously, I can’t make my own coconut oil, or white vinegar, or whatever, but I’m talking anything with more than about one or two ingredients. I make my own mayo, pesto, etc — they are way tastier than store bought stuff.)

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  • Dee

    I would LOVE to win a copy of David’s new book. I have a copy of his previous book, The Sweet Poison Quit Plan, which is compelling reading. I didn’t think I’d be able to stick to it but I have now been sugar free since December last year (with the exception of Christmas Day!!).

    I am very interested to read what David has to say about the use of polyunsaturated oils in the food processing industry and, in particular, margarine (which I don’t think should be allowed to be sold as food). My father had a major heart operation last year and I was saddened to note that margarine consumption was recommended by his doctor (instead of butter). I had to bite my tongue hard when I saw him buying it – he was doing as he has been told by his doctor; trying to do the right thing for his health. I’d very much like him to read BIg Fat Lies too.

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  • Hungry Hippo

    [a ripper comment]! :)

    no but really; i love this whole area, and loved david’s first book. i work in marketing / advertising and really struggle working on briefs that promote weight loss or some element of ‘healthy’ living that i know is inaccurate. reading books and blogs like sarah’s and david’s, teamed with continuing to teach myself the best ways to eat and move keep me hanging on.

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  • Janice

    I would love to win a copy of Big Fat Lies, as I can’t tweak my budget anymore at this time to purchase a copy and my local library hasn’t got it in stock, although I have asked and they do have both Sweet Poison books. So frustrating when I keep reading all the positive remarks about it. :)

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  • Voni

    I’d LOVE a copy of the book – I’m wasting a small fortune on Fish oils, I NEED to know the truth. I’m sugar-free, grain-free and feeling fabulous (and not looking too bad either!)

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  • Malcolm

    I have been sugar free for nearly 2 weeks…read Sweet Poison at Christmas, now reading the Quit Plan. It has been difficult getting the balance right as I am a type 2 diabetic and also on a vegetarian diet now…lots of challenges. But on the up side I have lost 2.5kg…woot!!

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  • http://rinniez-rinniez.blogspot.com Karrine

    Thankgoodness i found this in time to enter!
    I have read sweet poison and have the IQS ebook.
    I love learning about food and health and in particular sugar free eating.
    The more I read, the more motivated I am to not eat sugar, and I could really use some more motivation right now.
    I have been sharing what I have learnt about sugar with some of my friends and love that I actually have read the information and back up everything im telling them with facts from the books ive read.
    Studying to be a teacher, I see a HUGE lack of suitable health education in primary schools and thats one thing I really want to change, so I try to educate myself as much as possible. I want students to get an understanding of food on a level greater then chocolate is bad and apples are good. I want them to think about WHY they are putting things in their mouth and consider where all these crazy, impossible to pronounce ingredients are coming from!
    also, thankyou to both you and david for making yourselves so available on twitter to give feedback and advice. (@rinniez)
    fingers crossed for a win :)
    and thanks for not making this a 25 words or less competition haha.

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  • Kimberley

    Started reading this book whilst still in the bookshop last weekend! Waiting for next weekend (after next pay) to go back and buy so I can really get stuck into it. Working on quitting sugar after having my second baby 7 weeks ago. Not feeling very fit and fab at the moment, so I really need the inspiration.

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  • http://www.adreamhousefortrish.blogspot.com Trish

    i have just downloaded i quit sugar & am on day 1 of my new lifestyle, my next read was going to be Sweet poisin so this new book would certainly keep the ball rolling, cant wait to keep reading!!

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  • manda

    I would love this book to help with with my crayz mission to stay sugar free.
    No matter what I do I keep falling off the wagon.
    I would love to learn more about Fats so hopefully that will help me with my crayz cravings!!
    My head and stoamach are like eat sugar mmmm nom nom nom all the time.
    But my real brain and my eyes when i look at my body go ewww you need to stop do you know how much you are hurting yourself… i have weak self control and the cravings win every time :(

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  • Penny George

    I am living proof that the diet industry makes you sick, fat and poor. If I had just been sensible over the years I’d be healthy,thin and rich!! Have spent countless thousands of dollars on diet plans, special foods and exercise equipment fads and am still out of shape.

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  • Gabrielle

    After reading David’s first two books I was absolutely horrified the amount of sugar that I have been giving myself and my kids. After being on sugarfree for 4 weeks now I am now confident that i can make the right choices for myself and my family. I was going to buy his neew book this weekend but It would be fantastic if I could win a free one. Either way I am very happy now and feel so much healthier.

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  • Louella

    Hopefully, in the not *too* distant future, we’ll look back and see you, Sarah, and David at the forefront of a move toward dietary advice based on unbiased science.

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    Prue Reply:

    Have been following Sarah and David’s books and feel fantastic, sugar free now for 5weeks:) Would love to win this book so i can pass it on to my son and daughter in law who are without doubt ‘sugar addicts’ and i fear for my two beautiful grandaughters who are 3yrs and 1 year old – they need help!! Keep up the good work, love you both xx

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  • Tricia

    I would LOVE this book 2 weeks ago I read Sarahs ebook and davids sweet poison and started straight away to cut out sugar, i have already started to lose centimeters and weight for the first time in 3 years although the last 3 years I have been exercising and eating a low fat diet as everyone told me i had too. Thank you for showing me I can enjoy a little high fat and still lose weight i feel so much better and can now approach my health and weight loss stress free.

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  • Sarah

    Would love to have this book! I would make my dad read it, he has NO idea about this stuff and never listens to me

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  • http://www.teawithlucy.blogspot.com/ rachel @ tea with lucy

    My husband and I have been following your IQS program. It’s rocking my world. I haven’t been missing the sugar nearly as much as I though i would, mostly because it’s given me permission to enjoy some guilt free fats in my diet. My lifelong sweet tooth has been replaced with a voracious appetite though, for all things Sarah Wilson, David Gillespie & Weston Price . . . a copy of Big Fat Lies would hit the spot.

    rachel

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  • Kimberly

    I would love to win a copy of the book, if I am eligible… I’m in the US.

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  • Lisa

    I would love a copy of this book! As someone who has struggled with digestion and diets, this blog and David’s book have been invaluable.
    I work as a teacher in a pre school where the kids are being fed margarines and
    Replacement products all the time. I would love to become more
    Educated in this area so that I could then pass on this knowledge to others. I think it’s sad that little children are totally starting off on the wrong foot due to all the misinformation out there. Thanks and great podcast!

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  • Lisa Ingram

    Have long been in disagreement with low fat promoters – better to have 1 tsbp of something unstuffed about with than 4 tbsp of some fake filler food. Yogurt is my absolute bugbear – it is SO not yogurt any more! And who knew they put stuff in milk! Permeate? I can’t believe it does not have to be on the label. Keen to read this book. Also I am interested in foods that help with mood and serotonin. I can not do low carb and low fat. I feel depressed on protein. Simply not happening. Bring back whole real food. Lisa

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  • Jo

    I just read ‘Big Fat Lies’ while on a flight to NZ today. I don’t disagree with anything David is saying. In fact I have been following the Paleo diet for 2 months now and feel fantastic!
    Eliminating sugar is the best thing I have ever done for myself.

    However, I am curious to know David’s take on gluten? It doesn’t seem to get a mention in his book but I would rate Gluten up there with sugar as something we all should eliminate due to the numerous health conditions most people develop from eating it (whether they realise its related to gluten intake or not).

    Anyway – still a great read!

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    Lisa Reply:

    If I remember correctly someone asked this on the Sweet Poison Facebook page, but it may have been grains in general that they asked about, and I think (someone correct me if I’m wrong) David replied that he hadn’t found any strong evidence that grains/gluten caused a problem. I think he said he was still looking into it?

    I quit grains not long after sugar, seemed a natural progression to me. :)

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  • http://sarahwilson mia

    This is one area I must improve my knowlege on…for my health’s sake

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  • Rosemary Dale

    I have the book and it’s fantastic!

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  • http://eatingplansforweightloss.info jan

    How nice to see 204 comments and not a hyped up aggressive or insulting one! Love it.

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    Gabby Reply:

    Jan I totally agree!! Amazing and fantastic.

    BTW loved your long comment further back too……

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    agree.

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  • http://www.allthngsheartandhome.com Robin

    I’m in week 3 of your I Quit Sugar program…diagnosed w/ Celiac and Sjogren’s last year and though I’m off gluten, I’m still not feeling great. So I began searching for ideas on what could be wrong…your website has helped me so much. I have David’s sugar book on my reading list and would love to read this one too!

    (I’m in the US, so that may exempt me. I totally understand :) )

    Thank you for all the information you give us~ it’s appreciated and oh so needed~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  • Jo Roy

    This info is so important, everybody should read! In fact this type of book, written for the lay person in a very easy to read, humorous manner should be given out to all new parents, in schools and to GPs! The only way to change the general modern (poor) diet is to share, educate and empower people because no one (particulary those we assume will) is going to do it for us. Bravo David and Sarah between you guys i am not only living my message but have some ‘data’ to throw back to doubters too!!

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  • http://vibrantgrace.com Grace

    I would love a copy of this book. I’ve been trying to find a copy of his first book, but can’t seem to find it stateside. Thanks for the opportunity Sarah and David!

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  • Michaela

    Thank you for all your motivation! This book would also help! It is so hard being off sugar and gluten!

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  • Ginny

    Embracing fats, yolks, real foods. Still struggling with sugar (but off the soft drink toxic insanity!). Would love to win. Thanks.

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  • Marcia

    I would love to have a copy of this book. It sounds wonderful!

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  • Sara

    As a RD I am so glad that people are talking about this so much. I would think that most dietitians teaching patients at bedside in the hospital are telling them not to eat a lot of fat and to choose low fat items. I know I did. Not any more.

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  • Carly

    I would love to read this for myself – and then pass it to my mum; she would love a free pass to eat butter, animal fat etc, but high cholesterol (and my dad!) have her holding back. Thanks for the giveaway – if nothing else the other comments have been really interesting. :)

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  • Candice

    Sweet I hope I win! I would love to read this book. No sugar is a totally foreign and frightening concept to me. I would love to have someone walk me through it!

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  • Gemma

    Wow I would really love to win a copy of that book! As a nurse working in Cardiology I have been fed these lies since my training. It is really hard for me to change my thinking and to even concider changing the nutritional information I give my patients.
    I have just started this no sugar diet, I’m on week one and it sure is hard. I did not know just how much sugar is in everything. As for saturated fats, I’m still very nervous about this since all I see every day is people with heart disease. Would be great to learn some more about it all so I can make much more informed decisions about my diet.

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    Gabby Reply:

    Gemma good on you for starting the sugar free journey.

    There is no doubt it is really hard to go against the advice and information we have been given for the last few decades – especially if you work in a health care industry!

    I was a true sugar addict before I started IQS. I read David’ Gillespie’s Quit Plan and that coincided with the start of Sarah’s 8 week program. If someone had told me at the start that there would come a day when I did not crave sugary treats, I would never have believed them.

    The first two weeks were really hard, especially trying to find alternatives for the kids.
    I used stevia and xylitol sweetened treats (Sarah’s sugar free choc nut balls were an absolute godsend – you should look for the recipe link on this blog) and had a headache for three days.

    You also need to give yourself time to get your head around reading labels, eating different go-to snacks and preparing food differently.

    While my weight loss has not been dramatic (and was my original purpose) – I have lost about 3kg in 8 weeks – I cannot tell you how much better I feel.
    Less bloating, less indigestion, more energy, clearer skin… the list goes on and on.
    This is a lifestyle, not a diet (and believe me, I have tried every diet in the book), and I cannot imagine going back to my old ways.

    The true test came yesterday when some girlfriends took me out for lunch.
    I was a dessert fanatic, but dessert held no interest for me yesterday (I can’t believe I am saying those words, let alone feeling it!). Those desserts sat in front of me and to my friends’ consternation, I was not even tempted. And I did not feel deprived, at all.

    I totally encourage you to stick with it Gemma – it really will change your life.

    PS I’m still getting my head around the fat/oil thing too…its all part of the process!

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    Gabby Reply:

    Ooops sorry everyone…didn’t realise it would come out that long……

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  • http://www.fitnessmattersbeerwah.com.au Andrea Poole

    I have started on the ” I Quit Sugar” as a trial. I have alot of Personal Training Clients and members of our gym we are in contact with everyday and they are always asking for advice. this is opening up a whole new world and one that I personally am enjoying exploring. I look forward to more posts and information about the lies we are being fed – no pun intented. thank you for opening my eyes.

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  • Judy McComb

    Excellent podcast and blog. I thoroughly enjoy the information and way it is presented! I would love to read David’s latest book!!!

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  • Cherie

    Finally my suspicion align with someone elses values! I’ve been a sufferer of candida albican and sugar really is a hard habit to shake. What makes life somewhat bearable is the vegetables, meats and good fats! I really would love to read this book and follow more of David’s releases. Your blog/website and the continuous real and genuine information has been a blessing! :)

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  • Naz

    I just got around to listening to the podcast. Great work Sarah and David! I remember a few years ago being one of those people who thought eggs were evil and that we should only be eating egg whites and that margarine was better for you than butter :| So glad I got out of that thinking!

    Now I love my eggs and my butter among other things, but I am yet to convince my husband of the whole butter thing, and that it is actually good for you! So glad I did the 8 week IQS program, I no longer have sugar cravings and if I do happen to make a dessert using things like stevia/dextrose I don’t feel the need to gorge myself!

    Would definitely love a copy of the book, but not sure if it is possible seeing as I’m not in Australia. Hopefully it will be available on Amazon and I can get it from there!

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  • Sara

    Hi Sarah – not sure if you usually read the Good Weekend, but there are 2 great articles in todays mag which made me think of you!

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  • Kerry

    Hi, I am also 4 weeks into quiting sugar since I read sweet poison.Love all the info & being able to have all the good fats,love butter. No more sugar cravings(mostly) & will defiantly be keeping it up & trying to teach people what I have learnt. So yes would love, love a copy of David’s new book. Thanks

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  • amazon

    Hi Sarah, I would love to win one copy of David’s book. I’m a health and fitness professional and enthusiast. It was more a personal reason first of all why I actually get into this industry and the second to help others who struggle, looking for answers and get results with their troubles.
    I found your blog a few weeks ago, through a friend of mine and I love what you do!!
    I had trouble with nutrition myself a few years back and then when I decided it’s time to cut the crap out of my diet; everything changed! Processed food, drinks, sugar, fake human meal creations are harmful to us, to our body! And its so great that we are in one side, helping people realising the facts and help them along the way to their desire. Thanks

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  • emma

    I wasn’t able to got the pod cast to play :( anyone else having that problem?
    Book sounds great too!

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  • Cindy

    If possible I would like to ask David what bread he has for toast that he mentions in his book Sweet Poison – I can get my husband to give up almost everything else except toast. Many thanks.

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    David Gillespie Reply:

    Cindy – my favourite is Burgen’s Rye toast with vegemite and butter. But most breads are fine just check the label and make sure it has less than 3g per 100g sugar.

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    Cindy Reply:

    Thank you very much.
    Love both your books that I have read – Sweet Poison and Big Fat Lies.

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  • Michaela

    Hi Sarah!
    Suspecting this is a bit late, but just come across the email for this friday just past with the link to this page. A copy of David’s new book would be great to pass on to my mum who bought his previous book Sweet Poison which is where we first learnt about the problems with sugar.

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  • cathy

    Hi David and Sarah,
    Can’t thank you enough for sharing your knowledge about sugar. I’ve been sugar free for 5 months now and have noticed huge changes in my diet and taste buds. I’m feeling so much better for it. I’m definitely keen to know more with the new book.

    On the research side of things, and to understand the validity of health studies a colleague had recommended I read articles from the Cochrane Collaboration. An international, independent, not-for-profit organisation of over 28,000 contributors from more than 100 countries, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. Wasn’t sure if either of you had stumbled across it yet… If not, then just wanting to return the karma. :)

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  • shelley

    I am confused. I just read the following article about you and you say that a reduction of excercise lead to a 10kg weight gain. Why do you not advocate excercise as part of your IQS program?

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/masterchef-recipe-for-recovery/story-fna7dq6e-1225727873118

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    Anon Reply:

    That article is almost 3 years old.

    Sarah does talk about exercise. Have you read any of her other posts in this blog?

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    Naz Reply:

    Hi Shelley,

    As anon said above Sarah does talk about exercise, just do a search for exercise on the blog and you will find plenty of articles. I think it goes without saying that people should exercise anyway, regardless of weight loss.

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    Shelley, I was very much misquoted in that story. I put on weight due to the AI disease. I was also unable to exercise due to the illness. Regardless, my view on exercise is that it ‘s extremely important..but it’s not really the best thing for losing weight. In fact, it’s been proven otherwise. I exercise to remain agile, sharp, happy and healthy.

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  • Amy S

    I enjoyed this podcast very much. I have sent a link to my mother. I was trying to explain t her last week how essential saturated fat is in our diets, and the goodness of animal fats/ evils of margarine. I’d love a copy of this book to polish up my facts! Thanks Sarah for the opportunity.

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  • Amy S

    Haha, I should have commented on Friday when I first ready this post! Oh well, maybe my local library will get it.
    One more thing – does anybody else have trouble typing a comment on this site using an iPhone?

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  • Kate

    I recently purchased the I quit sugar ebook and am very motivated this wek after finishing the contemplation week and also cutting back last week. I have been training for my first triatholon and as a result started picking and binging on all things sweet, while secreting thinking I was working the extra calories off and would still loose weight. I realised I was in a circle of sugar addiction and what I perceive to be my yeast intolerance was getting worse. Ive taken a step back and am not not focusing on loosing weight but telling myself that Im making healthier food choices for a better body and mind. I have looked on various websites some contradict and so David’s new book would be a perfectly timed addition to my new way of life.
    I went for a meal last night and after a some healthier choices I still had a few wines so coukdnt be more motivated again this morning. Pls help my motivation needs some solid direction. Thanks all the way from the sunny UK!

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  • Maria

    What about cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Is it good or bad?
    Thanks

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  • alexandra

    Our forefathers ate off the land, full fat meat and raw milk, home grown vege’s, no heart disease back then, until the 1950′s when sunflower oil, vege oil, canola oil came onto the market and trans fats and sugars were introduce into all sorts of convenience foods and heart disease gradually increased to previously unseen proportions.

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    Maria Reply:

    I agree with you Sarah but I think that including olive oil into the “bad for you” vegetable oil category is not right. Our forefathers in the Mediterranean region of the world used olive oil as a staple of their nutrition and there was not heart disease there as well. I think that everything that we get from the earth is good as long as we use it in moderation.
    Thanks

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    jan Reply:

    Hi Maria

    I don’t have my notes with me but from memory the oils that David classified as “bad” are the hightly processed ones that are made from seeds such as sunflower oil, soy bean oil etc Olive oil is made from olives (a fruit) and that is one of the good ones. So you can use it with no worries.

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  • http://activehandsyoga.com/blog Bettina

    I’d love to read David’s book!

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  • Mary

    What a blessing this book is…… After having a (what I think is a thyroid flareup), but my doctor disagrees – arrggghhh….. I have well and truly taken my health into my own hands. What a disgrace the medical profession can be. Just because your blood work comes back ‘normal’, you are meant to miraculously feel better. Not one phone call or inquiry did I get back from the surgery to see if I was feeling the ‘same’ – ‘better’ – ‘worse’?????? Not one suggestion as to what may or may not be happening in my life to contribute to my feeling ‘unwell’. I have been to three different doctors, and I have finally bitten the bullet so to speak, and after joining Sarah’s site, doing some online research, I have come to my own conclusions. I know this is not the ideal, but I am so sick of feeling sick and tired. I grow my own vegetables (organic), have access to organic eggs, raw milk and fresh produce, so there is no excuse for not looking after myself. With some modifications to diet, I can truly say that I have felt better than I have in such a long while. With Sarah’s help and this book to look forward to, life is just GREAT…! Thankyou :)

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  • Holly Baker

    Oh I have been on this journey of unveiling these lies that the food industry has told us for so long and I am astounded… Its almost opposite to reality.. But I am loving how I feel as I cut out all the real evils in food!
    Ps. I love my egg yolk – its the best part! So glad to finally know its okay to eat :)

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  • Kerrie smith

    Hi,

    I just heard David speaking on radio national and couldn’t get out of the car because I was so enthralled…I ended up being late for work, oops!
    I’d love a copy of David’s book because I’d like to learn more about how seed oils may cause inflammation. Being only 33 and in chronic pain from inflammation of the hip (after 2 unsuccessful surgeries) I’d like to give changing my diet a go and see if it helps.
    Keep up the good work guys!

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  • http://www.juliawakefield.com.au Julia Wakefield

    I’m probably far too late to get a free copy of this book but I’ll probably buy one for every member of my family – my husband has spent years trying to understand what causes his gout, my parents both had diabetes type 2 tho neither of them were overweight, my daughter suffers from inflammation – and I was very overweight as a child, then cut out sugar as a teenager, having realised that I don’t actually like sweet things very much, but love butter and full fat yogurt – and have never had a weight problem since.

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  • http://naturopathfionahogan.blogspot.com/ fiona hogan

    I hope Laura H got a book

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  • Peter B

    I heard much of the interview with David on radio in Adelaide last week, and then yesterday in the office in Melbourne a colleague was discussing the subject because of an interview that he had heard, so I decided to try and find the book.

    I have been reducing sugar for a while on Drs advice, but personally have wondered about margarine and vegetable fats. Years ago I was skinny when I ate a fried egg for breakfast every day! now I eat cerals, rarely eat eggs, and am overweight and less fit.

    So I would love to get a copy of this book and find out more.

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  • http://www.juliawakefield.com.au Julia Wakefield

    so how does this advice compare to Gillespie’s observations? A very long video, but it seems to make sense. But do we really need these people to help us get there?
    http://www.beyonddiet.com/bd/landing?food=avocado

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  • Tina

    Hi
    I’m on a huge mission … Just finished a 5moths session of chemo for my advanced cancer all over the bones, changed my diet over a year ago, leaning leaning and learning… Got your book and many others, working on getting a perfect personalized diet together for the next step of my journey: mostly rawfood & vegan, no sugar, only very limited fat (good fat), high alkaline ….
    Could definitely do with the book to help me finalise the path
    Cheers x

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  • Rachel

    Sarah, I’ve followed your sugar quest from the beginning and bought ‘Sweet Poison’ before also buying your ‘I Quit Sugar’. Both have been so interesting and eye opening, helping me on my quest to stop sugar!!! I keep failing, so definitely need to change my approach because you just keep convincing me over and over again that I really need to eradicate it from my diet!

    Rachel x

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  • Dawnmarie brennan

    Turning 51 and this is my time I am overweight eat unhealthy and fatty liver today I change all that but the info out there is so conflicting don’t eat fats, eat fats stay away from sugar oh it is ok in moderation who do I listen to than I stumbled punk this wow not matter what I am going to read ur books and I am going to be fit and 50 today is the start of the rest of my life healthy thank you for enlighten me keep up the work
    Dawny

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  • caro

    Just when you thought you had it all sorted! So – I am following a sugar free diet and try to eat beneficial foods from the Blood Type Diet by Peter D’Adamo which resonates with me, so I am not supposed to have evening primrose oil and instead take flaxseed – now I’m not sure that’s good? Also, I cook with rice bran oil as coconut oil is an avoid food for O blood types – what will I cook with now?

    Please HELP – any advice would be appreciated to set me on track – maybe even a copy of BIG FAT LIES, if I’m lucky :)

    ps my diet is generally high protein, low carb, no grains.

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  • bernadette johnson

    Is it OK to ask questions here? I am at the end of six weeks sugar free. Cold turkey, not too stressful but one of the side effects I was hoping for was some weight loss. But…nothing!!! Wierd. Hot flushes gone, sleep improved but the 5 kg I want to drop are not going anywhere it seems. Ideas? I am eating super healthy and used to eat many sweet treats [loved to bake].

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  • Kristal

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

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  • http://www.deborahparkerimaging.com deborah

    Hi Sarah( and David)

    Being fructose free is the best thing to happen to me in like… for ever!!!

    never felt so good… I am fascinated by the food mind body connection… so obvious and simple really… all those obvious cliches like “you are what you eat ” and “what you put in you get out” are SO true!

    Every day it’s a choice to be as healthy as you can…. I LOVE it!!! and I love butter and I love coconut milk and I love avocado… I love eating the way we are meant to……
    It fits……. Can’t wait to learn more.. and Sarah don’t stop blogging… I cried reading it this morning…. you are doing all sorts of good… trust the universe.. it knows! :)

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  • JULIE

    OH YES PLEASE CAN I HAVE A BOOK XXXX

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  • Fiona Casey

    Wow, soooo interesting and makes a lot of sense. When it is explained like this you can have such a better understanding of what we should be doing to help us to stay healthy. This is one book I will definately be buying. Thank you for sharing this fascinating information xxx

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  • http://www.taraspicerart.com Tara Spicer

    Holy crap Sarah… you are going to send me broke with all of these fantastic books and interesting and informative tit bits on all the stuff that I am interested in investigating like fats, oils, which oils to cook at which temperatures before they turn from good for you to bad for you! and the list goes on and on and on! My daughter (9yrs) and I have already bought all your e-books and now we want a hard copy… because they are prettier and we can look at it without copping ‘rays’ from the computer screen or tablet screen and leave it open on the kitchen table for inspiration … and then there’s the growing stack of books by my bed of making your home healthy… oh man, why don’t they just teach this all at school so we don’t have to re-learn it all the right way as an adult between cooking, cleaning and working!

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  • Kathryn

    Eggs “provide just about every nutrient that we need”…I don’t think so. As for suggesting that it’s ok to eat 20 eggs in a day, not good. Please be careful of the claims and recommendations you are making around what is healthful for people. There is a lot of information discussed by yourself and David here that is not right.

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  • Gillian Dotti

    I have been following the no sugar thing for quite some time and am right into if its real its okay philosophy with cyndi o’meara. My daughter was recently diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at 15 and your book Sarah and your newsletter has been amazing! I took her to a natural therapist instead of going down the GP anti inflammotary regime, and he was awesome! Although she is now on a no grain, sugar or dairy nutrition plan, to help her body heal itself. So discovering you, Sarah and David Gillespie has made my life with food a lot less difficult. Therefore I would love to gain a copy of David’s book, wether I win one or buy one, I know it will be a great help to me! Thankyou guys for sharing all your knowledge about health and nutrition!

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