• How I build my breakfast On my travels, I think I’m asked at every turn, by journalists or at public talks I give, what I eat for breakfast. I think it’s mostly because much of the planet can’t fathom a breakfast without sugar. The first thing I flag: drop the idea that breakfast should be sweet. Until the 1950s, when breakfast more
  • Don’t Buy My Books What do you think of this? It’s a message I’m trying on for size after seeing outdoor brand Patagonia give it a crack as part of their anti-consumerist campaign. Patagonia ran with the slogan “Don’t Buy This Jacket” a few years back as a series of print ads. The irony, of course, is that it translated as more
  • Seven ways to make your blog better I recently posted my 1000th blog. I figure this puts me in a good position to share a few ideas that might help you if you’re starting out or want to extend things a little. 1.    If you’re just getting started… here’s how to start a blog. Just get into the mosh pit. It doesn’t more
  • Friday giveaway: one place in the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program! It’s a month away. To the day. The first I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program starts August 26, and the team are all madly getting ready to host you all. Seeing as it’s Friday, and I like to give things away on this site on Fridays, I’m thrilled to announce that today I Quit Sugar is more
  • what’s better for the planet: ebooks or print books? I try not to got holier than thou with environmental footprint prescriptives. I try. (Although, when it comes to bottled water, I’m rather unforgiving.) Mostly I prefer to advocate making better choices. And mostly there is a better choice. And small, everyday, mindful things we can all do. Problem is, there is so much misinformation more
  • pre-order the print version of I Quit Sugar! * This post has been updated. I’ll be quick. I don’t want to take up your time. So. This:  the print edition (hard copy) of my I Quit Sugar book hits bookstores from January 24. And because of the huge demand, and because many of you don’t have access to Australian bookstores, I decided to sell more
  • Melinda lost 50kg doing my I Quit Sugar program… * This post has been updated. You can read more about this below… Meantime, over this New Year shutdown period, I’ve come across a few reads and things that you might be interested in if you’re thinking of quitting sugar. Momentum is building, more and more people are working out that sugar is the missing more
  • OK, I’m giving 200 I Quit Sugar Cookbooks away Last week we ran a little thing where I said I’d donate 20 books to five great charities doing great stuff. I got such a beautiful response, and because I have terrible indecision issues, I had Jo narrow things down to 10 so I could choose five from there. I couldn’t. So, instead I’ll give more
  • a friday giveaway! 2 x Soup & Co and Breads of the World, valued at $540 I hear it’s cold down your way in Australia! Don’t mean to rub it in, but it’s 43 degrees here in Greece as I write to you. But – and don’t you love this segue – you, too, can get warm and comfortable (I actually do find 43 degress comfortable) by cooking up some healthy, more
  • the *I Quit Sugar* bundle deal offer! Well my I Quit Sugar Cookbook has been available for a few weeks now…thank you to everyone who has bought it, and given such kind feedback. I’ve loved seeing all your recipe photos, and hearing your enthusiasm about your own “sugar quittage” journeys. If by chance you don’t have the original I Quit Sugar ebook, more
  • how to publish an ebook Consider this more of a “do as I say, not as I did” kind of instructional manual. For, if I can say upfront, it’s a requisite of publishing an ebook to make mistakes, not know what you’re doing, get frustrated, bounce between different designers, programmers, programs, formats….oh, my! Enter this world and know this! And more
  • How to make money blogging Have you met Problogger? One of the most popular bloggers who blogs about blogging? When I first launched my blog (three years ago this month) I used to read Problogger’s posts religiously, combing them for tips on how to “do it right”. I’d first encountered him – him being the erudite Darren Rowse – when more
  • Avocado + coconut water popsicles. With a video recipe! First. A big thank you to everyone who’s already bought my I Quit Sugar Cookbook, released last week. Loved getting instagram pics of the dishes you made from it over the weekend…keep them coming. I’ll re-insta them as they come in. Second. If you’re curious about what kind of recipes I share, I thought I’d more
  • Hip hooray! The I Quit Sugar Cookbook is available, like, *now*… It’s here! And I’m so glad you’ve been patient. As you might have gathered I’ve written (and whisked, flipped, baked and roasted) up a sugar-free ecookbook, to follow on from I Quit Sugar: A Sweet 8-Week Program. It’s a behemoth of a book: more than 108 recipes of nutritious, easy, sweet, whole-food eating ideas. It’s more
  • behold my new project: an e-cookbook! I’ve been working on a very exciting project. Can’t say too much yet… …Oh, OK, then. In a few quick points: It’s a follow-up to I Quit Sugar: a sweet 8-week program. It’s an e-cookbook of super simple sugar-free recipes. It features a number of incredible contributions from some famous chefs and food folk I more
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