• 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
  • I was wrong about sugar… Just kidding. Although today I want to take a moment to emphasise and clarify a really crucial issue that a few unmentionables in the comments insist on challenging: that my focus on fructose is misguided. Or, more specifically, that substituting fructose with glucose as a sweetener is misguided (which I don’t actually do, but more more
  • Does your hair fall out when you quit sugar? While I was riding a mountain bike in Sardinia’s barren hills last week a sugary fuss was hitting fans Down Under. Did you read the fuss? The upshot of the fuss, if you missed it, is that a Sydney nutritionist is putting out a book that counters I Quit Sugar. It’s called Don’t Quit Sugar. more
  • make your own ginger-ade soda Do you fit one or several of these scenarios? Gone sugar free, but crave a “sweet” soft drink/soda, especially on hot days? Want a healthy drink to give the kids? Got gut issues and need to up the probiotics in your diet? Need more electrolytes? I think I have the answer: homemade ginger-ade. I kind more
  • Is there fructose in coconut water? This was something I got asked on my I Quit Sugar forums a lot. I promised to get to the bottom of the conflicting information…Et voila! In a coconut shell. 1. yes, there is in fact sugar in coconut water All coconuts contain sugar. The levels depend on the type of coconut, and it’s age. more
  • sugar as toxic as booze and fags? my thoughts… You might have followed all the chatter yesterday – sugar as toxic as alcohol…should be banned…oh, hang on, no, it’s harmless. Etc. Etc. Wendy Harmer buzzed and asked me to provide this comment for TheHoopla. I’d spent the day chatting about it today on radio (and I think I shocked a few jocks into putting more
  • I quit sugar program: full quittage! (week 3) It’s week three. The time is now. No more run ups…  we’re going cold turkey…no more sugar! First up, though, some housekeeping: * On Friday I invited you all to join FebFast (quit booze for February and raise $ for charity). It’s a good time to drop the booze if you’ve just quit sugar. It more
  • who’s joining me on Febfast this year? (a great IQS thing to do*) If you’re currently quitting sugar* – or if you’re not, but would like to do SOMETHING to get your health back on flowing tracks – you’ll like this poke up the bum I’m about to give you: join me in ditching alcohol in February Yes, just one month. Actually, 29 days this year. Which is more
  • I Quit Sugar program: love that fat (week 2) All things cruising well, most of you are probably a good few days, if not a little longer, into this sugar quitting caper. I’ve loved following how you’re all going. First up, some little house keeping: * I have a new Facebook I Quit Sugar page: I’ll be updating it mostly daily with new helpful more
  • The “I quit sugar” ebook: on sale now! Phew! Yes. Indeed. I’ve been working on this ebook for months now. And now it’s ready and I’m a little bit scared, but ultimately really happy to be able to share something that has truly changed my life. I hope you enjoy it…. I quit sugar: a simple 8-week program by Sarah Wilson   If more
  • so, I’ve written a “I quit sugar” ebook… * this post has been updated* …and I thought I’d tell you about it in advance of it’s release in a few weeks. And to give you the chance to sign up to be alerted when it arrives. Basically, because so many of you kept asking how I quit sugar eight months ago, I thought more
  • Depression or mood issues? It could be sugar… As you read this I’m en route to Brisbane to present at the Happiness & It’s Causes conference…and to interview His Holiness The Dalai Lama for Channel Seven. As fate would have it, I’m chairing the presentation and panel discussion at the conference on Friday that sugar expert David Gillespie is doing – Eating Your more
  • what’s the deal with coconut sugar? OK. Still on the hunt for fructose-free sugar substitutes. Jo and I came across coconut sugar this week – a health food shop here in Byron had a bunch of very wholesome treats using coconut sugar. I reckon you’ll start seeing it everywhere. A few of the health food companies are starting to market it. more
  • how quitting sugar made me nicer: Sunday Life This week I’m (still) quitting sugar Again, a quick note for readers of this blog who’ve been following my “I quit sugar” posts, this might seem like I’m repeating myself…I kinda did for my Sunday Life column readers. For those of you playing catch up on this topic, you can read other “I quit sugar” more
  • artificial sweeteners…are any ok? Honesty corner: I’ve been trying to cheat the system and find a way to eat sugar-free chocolate. A cup of tea and chocolate at 3pm. Real tea. Fake sugar… sadly it’s tougher than the idea suggests. I figured there had to be one out there that was OK. The fake chocolate scenario: Loving Earth chocolate  more
  • how sugar stacks up One of our readers Mia sent in the link to this site. Sugar Stacks uses sugar cubes  (4grams/1 tsp) to show how much of the white stuff is stacked up in the guff you eat. Little bit shocking… (40% more caffiene than coke, and 15% more sugar. Scary stacks.)
  • Sunday life: I quit sugar This week I quit sugar (part 1) * Dear reader, most of you have read my “I quit sugar” posts over the past few weeks and are probably wondering ‘why’s she going over this again’? Well, this should give you an insight into the turn-around times in publishing. I wrote this Sunday Life column at more
  • I quit sugar #3 (why sugar makes us fat) OK. So this is where it gets interesting and a little bit tricky. As in, good tricky. Today I’m going to cover off two key issues. Yesterday I said I’m eating more (good) fat and protein as a way of getting me through this quit sugar business. This is in part cos fat and protein more
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