iquitsugar.com is now live!

Posted on July 4th, 2013

Hello there, excuse me. Can I have three minutes of your time? OK. The day has come. Iquitsugar.com is officially Gawn Live. We here at the I Quit Sugar office are bursting with pride, excitement (and bloody relief!).

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The I Quit Sugar adventure has taken on a life of its own over the past year or two. When I first launched the I Quit Sugar: an 8-Week Program ebook, I never expected it to take off like it did. Honest. It was all just a personal experiment. But for some reason it became one that a lot of people wanted to join me on. The first ebook came about from repeated requests to have the tips and techniques I was sharing in various blog posts set out in an all-in-one package.

Next came the I Quit Sugar Cookbook with all the recipes I was posting on my blog over time. Again, your requests to have them all in one spot were responsible! Next, the printed edition of I Quit Sugar earlier this year. More than 200,000 have now done the program. Which freaks me out when I think about it for too long.

And now it’s time to grow again…once more, because you’ve asked for it. And I largely have everyone here on this site to thank for giving me the confidence to take it this far. I Quit Sugar now has its own online home… Iquitsugar.com

And the I Quit Sugar Program can now be done as part of an online community.

Click over to Iquitsugar.com and check things out…There are a stack of features to help more people quit sugar and realise real wellness. But perhaps I can just highlight a few bits here:

1. So, first up, the online 8-Week Program explained…

In essence, it’s my comprehensive program, structured so that you can do as part of a community, getting real time support from myself and a bunch of IQS nutritionists, dieticians and mentors. You’ll be able to sign up and get week-by-week instructions, as well as:

  • a daily eating plan
  • over 200+ recipes
  • supportive forums
  • product samples and giveaways
  • practical tips for eating out, reading labels, feeding your kids etc.

You can sign up for our first round, which starts August 26, here or simply click on the button below. 

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A little bonus: the first 500 people who sign up, Vital is giving each of you a sachet of their Vital Protein Green Coffee Powder made from 100% pure pea protein, with decaffeinated green coffee. Note: this giveaway is only valid within Australia.

2. Plus this: The University of Sydney are partnering with us to do a research study.

If you live in Sydney and sign up to The Program, you’ll be eligible to join a study that will track your health throughout the program. The team at the University of Sydney will track your risk of metabolic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), among various health conditions that you might be concerned about/interested in. We’ll also be able to tell you your cellular age, and whether quitting sugar adds more years to your life or not. In my experience it does!

The team will also analyse your current food habits and other behavioural factors like memory for you. It’s an exciting study that’s never been done before, and is a great opportunity for you to get some really unique feedback on the state of your wellness. From all angles.

If you’re keen to sign up for the study, we’ll be sending Sydney siders more details once you’ve joined the program. You can sign up here.

3. The I Quit Sugar blog.

Iquitsugar.com will also have its own blog where we’ll be sharing:

  • Really interesting posts about the latest sugar facts and news.
  • Pretty damn sweet recipes.
  • Guest posts from contributors and experts I’ve met along the way. They know stuff!
  • Inspiring stories from our favourite sugar quitters: actors, models, personal trainers…
  • The latest sugar-related factoids and science. Fun, interesting, empowering stuff.

4. Follow I Quit Sugar on social media.

And remember, you can join the I Quit Sugar community via social media:

We’d love to interact with you there. And don’t forget to hashtag #IQS whenever you think of it.

5. And what about this site?

Over here on sarahwilson.com.au I will continue to share the stuff that gets me fired up: my spiritual stuff, my political musings, my life detox efforts, my travel adventures and, well, whatever I get into next. I’ll be tweaking this site, too. When I get my breath back.

Enough from me, without further ado, I’d like to present: Iquitsugar.com! Please do share your feedback here or over at the new home. Again, thank you to all the loyal readers here who have prodded me along the way to take things ever further. I’m so very grateful…

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  • Sharon in Singers (formerly Philly)

    Congrats, I’ll be following both from now on :-)

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  • Ian

    Congratulations, Sarah, Jo and the IQS team.

    Fabulous achievement. Great to see you’ve created the 8 week program that will assist with accountability & community.

    Hooray for IQS…

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  • Sarah Wilson

    YOu looked closely at your photo!!

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    Adam Cordner Reply:

    Always, I’m beautiful…

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  • Kirsten

    Congratulations Sarah. Very exciting for you and all of us who research the internet madly for various things around this topic. I am week 8 of my go at quitting sugar and pretty chuffed with myself for how I have gone. Loved how your ebook was laid back and straight talking. I’ve got religion and am converting other people!!!

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  • Sarah Wilson

    Me too…the longer I’m off sugar, the less I need

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  • cheryl

    Hey Sarah, Super congrats !!! I teach yr 12 Food and have been ranting on for ages and especially since you have “enlightened us all” about NO Sugar!!
    A couple of my students are using no sugar as the focus for their folios. Can’t wait to show them your new website… Bravo

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  • MissK

    Congratulations Sarah (and team).The site looks great.

    Re the University of Sydney research study: Can I ask if Jennie Brand-Miller & Bill Shrapnel are involved? (If they are, I’m hugely surprised! but I think it’s great that they are willing to look further into the potential effects of limiting sugar :-) )

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    No, they’re not. Sadly…Good pick up!

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  • http://www.skinjuice.com.au Rachel Cooper

    Congrats, I have checked your new site out, it’s clean and fresh bursting with genuine personality . Great works gals you should be proud. Cheering you on x

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

    CONGRATULATIONS – It’s so great to see and hear that people are taking on their health, well done team – excellent work

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  • Marg

    That’s awesome. I’m in week 8 at the moment and can stare down a bowl of M&M’s without wanting one. My biggest issue was grabbing sugar in times of stress – the way some people do with cigarettes but I’m even conquering that now. Feels bl**dy great! I didn’t want to lose weight – I’m light enough and pretty happy with my 36yr old post 2xbaby body. I did however want to stop screaming at my children like a banshee when they were acting up. They still act up and I still get mad, but not crazy-mad like before.

    Great program, very happy it now has its own website. Good work Sarah!

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  • http://www.womeninbusiness.com.au clare

    congrats guys! Looks amazing.

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    THanks Clare xx

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  • Gretchen Saule

    Congratulations! Your recipes are awesome. I bought your I quit sugar chocolate cookbook. The zucchini brownies were so delicious..thank you so much.. I quit sugar 7 years ago but got really tired and sick from the common sugar substitutes. Rice malt syrup is a miracle for me! I can bake again and actually enjoy the results. Thank you for your life changing cookbooks.

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  • http://www.livehealthysimply.com Jessica Nazarali

    Great work Sarah! You should be really proud of your new site!

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    We are.

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  • Sarah Wilson

    I am!

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  • Sarah Wilson

    There are diff versions of fodmap diet. Sue Shepard, for instance, allows coconut products. I can’t say it’s geared at fodmap, but it’s certainly Paleo-friendly.

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  • Carol

    Congratulations Sarah and the IQS team!

    Thank you not only for the dietary revolution, but also for you honest reflections on life – the good, bad and sometimes ugly moments we all face.

    Not only does my body feel better, but also my mind. When I wake up and say that I’m going to ‘seize the day’, I’m not joking around anymore… it is getting seized!

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  • Rose

    Hi there I LOVE the IQS book, I also was eating what I thought was good sugar, a lot of honey, dark choc, maple syrup ect. but now find I don’t miss sugar at all. Seeing as my vices are now cheese and butter, how much butter is too much butter? My butter intake has gone up significantly because for years I was always terrified to eat it in case it made me ‘fat’ but I feel like I’ve swung in the opposite direction and am not quite sure what is a healthy amount. Butter gets a bit of bad press so its hard to research what is an acceptable amount daily.

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