• The second IQS chocolate cookbook is here! Life happens. Chocolate helps. And one sugar-free Chocolate Cookbook wasn’t enough for me and the I Quit Sugar Team…so we made another. And as of this minute, you can get hold of it! Yes, yes, yes, this is a gratuitous post to get you to buy the book. And truth be known I’ve chosen the more
  • Debating doing the 8-Week Program? Here’s how it’s helped others I get asked regularly about the benefits of quitting sugar. Personally, quitting sugar has helped me a tremendous amount with my autoimmune disease. While a lot of you ask regularly about the weight loss component – sugar does help you shift weight if you need to (I lost weight I’d put on as a result of more
  • How the 8-Week Program exceeds nutritional guidelines With the first I Quit Sugar online 8-Week Program for 2015 just around the corner, I’ve been fielding a few questions about the nutritional status of the meal plans. I figured I’d take the opportunity to tick off some of the things I keep in mind when I’m developing the meal plans for the 8-Week Program, more
  • The ultimate wellness gift: an 8 week program voucher! Thought I’d grab you as gift-buying tension hits fever pitch and suggest a smooth idea. The next round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program kicks off January 22… and gift vouchers are now available! I’m betting Uncle Bob is gagging for a trimmer waistline. Maybe your sister is after a fresh start to more
  • The Sarah Wilson mindful xmas gift guide. ‘Cos you asked for it. My family doesn’t do Christmas gifts. Each year we pitch in for a crappy, wood-veneered, chenille-bedspreaded holiday house down the coast. We wrestle, eat, attempt to play board games (none of us are good at sitting very still), go for bike rides and try not to step on each other’s toes (especially those of the more
  • So, you have one can of coconut milk…make this coconut soup I’m not sure why it’s taken me a while to do a post on coconut milk. It’s simple stuff, a few bucks a pop and a super nutritious meal base. But I know you’ll have questions. Like… How much fructose is in coconut milk? Not much; approximately 2-5 per cent. (Just make sure you buy more
  • Help me get real food into school canteens I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the canteen guidelines for schools around Australia are a shemozzle. I’m trying to change them, nationwide, starting in NSW, to reflect the Australian Dietary Guidelines. So our kids aren’t left eating Paddlepops and Dim Sims for lunch. Jamie Parker MP, Ryan Parks MP, Dr Kieron Rooney and Rosemary Stanton more
  • Is I Quit Sugar the same as Paleo? I Quit Sugar is often compared to our Paleo brethren, thanks to a few shared principles like eating whole, unprocessed foods and (obviously) cutting out sugar. But while we share some things, there are also a few core differences we’d like to explain further here.   1. What is Paleo anyway? The Paleo diet has more
  • Can I quit sugar and eat fruit? When you quit sugar, it’s pretty much expected that you’ll keep the Coca-Cola and Mars Bars to a minimum. But what about fruit? Don’t worry – despite our name, we definitely don’t want to cut out nutritious fresh fruit! At least, not for long. If you’re thinking of quitting sugar on our I Quit Sugar: more
  • Wanna be in my new cookbook? Alright, put your requests in now! Last week I invited you to suggest your favourite IQS recipes that you wanted to see pimped. Oh, how I love a e-brainstorm! I’m working through all of your suggestions now… Now to Part Two of bringing you along for the ride that is my next cookbook. I’m taking more
  • Wondering. Could you please help me with my next cookbook? Right now – as in RIGHT NOW – I’m madly recipe developing for my next cookbook. Oh, the adventures and obsessions and kitchen disasters I’m having! Some of you have caught wind and have put in requests for me to jazz up a few of my classic recipes. So I thought, gosh…OKAY… …and got the more
  • Why folk with autoimmune disease do the 8-Week Program This much I know: I quit sugar because I had a raging autoimmune disease. This much I’ve just learned: Tens of thousands of others with autoimmune disease are now doing the same thing. And getting results. In fact, according to our latest survey of I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program participants… For folk with autoimmune disease, more
  • 17 clever things to do with ice cube trays Honestly, my go-to advice when anyone asks me for the smartest culinary trick up I have up my apron? I bulk-buy ‘n’ freeze. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I love my freezer and often share nifty ideas on how to use left overs, stretch meals out or prolong produce by using this under-praised white good to more
  • Really know (and trust life from there) This is a nice little tale I hope you’ll enjoy. You might have noticed a few weeks back an I Quit Sugar social media call out looking for a mural artist who’d like to get expressive with the big blank wall on the deck of our new office (which we move into today!). I have more
  • How I stretch one organic chook to make 15 meals Some people watch Game of Thrones. Some play Ultimate Frisbee. Me, I get pleasure from finding novel ways to stretch a chicken further. For a whole bunch of reasons (that I outline in my book I Quit Sugar For Life), one should always try to invest in an organic chicken. You can read more on more
  • Last chance to sign up to the 8-Week Program What will we be eating for eight weeks? Will the meals be low-calorie? Will they have enough calories? Will it be parsimonious mungbean-y rabbit food? Sign-ups for the next round of the 8-Week Program close close at midnight, Tuesday June 3 and I know some of you on this blog are debating in your heads about more
  • Wow! Dr Lustig, Dr Noakes and Action on Sugar all in the one room! This is a brazen community announcement, as I figured you might be interested in this little update. The third round of my I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program is about to start and it’s bigger and better than, um, the last round (not so keen on too much hyperbole, as you all know!). I won’t take more
  • The IQS 8-Week Program goes global! Plus an international Getaway Giveaway… I’m not sure if you know – I Quit Sugar has gawn global. As in, my book is now on sale around the world and the online 8-Week Program can be done wherever you are on the planet. The impact of this, for me, has been huge. I now get feedback from people from cities more
  • How I wrote my 8-Week Program Meal Plans The next round of my I Quit Sugar online 8-Week Program starts June 5 and you can sign up now and join the 300,000 other peeps around the world who’ve done it, either via my books or online. In this next round you’ll still have the option to choose from two Meal Plans: the standard more
  • I Quit Sugar on NBC’s The Today Show! Followers of my blog and social media will know I’ve been camped out in New York doing publicity for the release of the US version of I Quit Sugar. This morning I did a segment with Carson Daly on NBC’s The Today Show and made two of the most popular recipes from the book: Raspberry Ripple more
  • my sugar-free strawberry and vanilla kombucha recipe All this kombucha experimenting has become something of a hobby. This recipe I’m sharing today kinda brings much of the tweaks together – how to make a fructose-free kombucha (using rice malt syrup), and how to pimp things up a treat, using the right quantities of essences and fruits. This combo really does work amazingly more
  • A bone marrow custard recipe… Plus a giveaway! There’s a lot about this recipe that gets me excited. Bones. Marrow. Warm, dense, nutritious custard. And a breakfast food not based on grains. I realise the combined effect could be a little challenging for some, but I invite everyone to think openly and consider the incredible health (and environmental and ethical) benefits of eating more
  • I need your help with I Quit Sugar in America! I start by apologising: I’m about to ask a favour. I don’t normally do this kind of thing and I’ll try not to make a habit of it. But I would love your help on this occasion. In two weeks I Quit Sugar comes out in America. In fact, I write this post as I await more
  • My fructose-free Chai Kombucha recipe…yes! I’ve become a little obsessed with making kombucha. I’ve had a brew going continuously on my bench since I made my first batch a few weeks back. One of the concerns some of you had was with the use of sugar to feed the yeast and bacteria. As I pointed out, very little sugar is more
  • Free mini sugar-free cocktail cookbook! This is a short post on a Friday, especially for my American mates. The US version of my first print book, I Quit Sugar, is now available for pre-order… with a bonus sugar-free I Quit Sugar Cocktail Cookbook! From today until the book’s US release April 8, simply place your pre-order and you’ll receive the more
  • This is my 1000th blog. Strewth. I wrote my first blog post June 28, 2009. I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t. I was filming Masterchef at the time and needed something or someone a little more cerebral to engage with. So I chose, um, you lot! Like many things that I try, if it feels right, more
  • My Paleo Inside-Out Bread recipe My new book I Quit Sugar For Life has been out for about ten days now. And going by the feedback on social media it seems the Paleo Inside-Out Bread is a little bit popular. And more than a little idiot-proof (not one imperfect shot so far!) If you haven’t bought the book yet, I more
  • The Healthy Foodie’s Guide to Auckland Whenever I travel I like to check out and then share great low-carb, sugar-free places to eat. As well as accommodation that doesn’t have a heaving ecological footprint and are… quiet and tranquil, suitable for thyroidy types. You can catch up on my New York, Byron Bay, Sardinia and Provence guides here. I was in more
  • Why I like my second book better It’s here: I Quit Sugar For Life. I see this as a follow-up book to help make cooking, eating and our health more elegant and joyous. A framework for simple, no-brainer health that supports sugar-free living. Which is what we’re after, no? If you’re keen to get your copy straight away, simply click on the more
  • My favourite recipe from the I Quit Sugar kids Cookbook! It’s here! The I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook.  Today. Like now. A quick note: your enthusiastic feedback to me as I’ve shared the “making of” sneak peeks has been very much appreciated along the way. Just saying. So I thought I’d share one of my favourite recipes from the book: My Cauliflower Pizza (that’s it more
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