• A really bizarre trick for drinking coffee when you have hormone issues! My mate Kate Callaghan is a nutritionist, personal trainer and author, specialising in hormone healing and fertility. Today I’ve asked her to share a trick she told me about recently for those of us who have hormone derangement, but who love coffee. It’s a common quandary…and it would appear Kate has a solution… Over to more
  • I’m giving away my #Simplicious cover outfit Well, that’s slightly clickbait-y. But I am giving away a bunch of the sports bras and pyramid necklaces that I wear on the the cover of I Quit Sugar: Simplicious….and that I wear pretty much most days…because that’s the way I roll. To tie it all in to my anti-wastage mission, I’m going to share the more
  • Giveaway: 6 x Wool and the Gang knitting kits This competition has now ended. Congratulations to prize winners Mel, Kate, Chantel, Kirsten, Nicole and Rachel. So, I knit. If you follow my blog, you’ll have read this post about my new thing for taking up Real Life Hobbies. I believe it’s making me a more interesting human. Keen to give it a go, too? 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
  • Who loves Danielle LaPorte? Want to meet her in Melbourne? I love how the interwebs work! As time passes a growing number of the Good Eggs who I’ve met online have been finding a way to interconnect and circle back and form a lovely, supportive e-Tribe. I e-met bloggers Gala Darling, Gabby Bernstein, Tara Stiles, Danielle LaPorte and Clare Bowditch all through independent e-avenues. And 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
  • Learn how to ferment. Plus a Sandor Katz giveaway! If there’s one thing you need to learn to do – for the good of your guts (and broader health) – it’s to ferment. Fermenting is a big focus in my second book, I Quit Sugar For Life (which you can preorder now), and I feature a bunch of cultured recipes – including a beetroot more
  • Pre-order your copy of the (updated!) I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook today! With the festive season just around the block, I’m excited to join in the build-up with the release of this year’s  I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook, a revised version of our original, designed specifically to help you enjoy a simple, joyful, and healthy, sugar-free Christmas. Plus I’ve chucked in a bonus Thanksgiving meal plan, perfect for a dinner party more
  • Congratulations Caroline, you’ve won a place in the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program Last week on my site, I Quit Sugar gave away one place in the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program starting August 26. My site and the I Quit Sugar Facebook page were flooded with entries, and the IQS team and I have been really touched by everyone’s stories. Thank you to all of you who shared. 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
  • a friday giveaway: 30 Wild Patch chocolate gifts Because it’s a Friday, and it’s a long weekend, I thought it might be nice to giveaway chocolate. This time, Linda from Wild Patch has kicked in to share: 30 x fructose-free chocolate gifts, worth $15 each plus shipping  I’ve shared a bit of Linda’s story before. She’s a chocolate maker from Olinda (near Mt Dandenong) more
  • cooking sugar-free with xylitol As many of you who follow the I Quit Sugar journey know, my preferred sweetener is rice malt syrup and stevia for a number of reasons, which you can catch up on here. But I’ve also mentioned before that xylitol is one of the very few safe sugar alcohols and works a treat for baking. more
  • My 12 days of Christmas giveaway! It’s exactly twelve days to Christmas. And so: a twelve days of Christmas giveaway seems entirely appropriate. Also, I’ve had a great year with everyone here. And it would be nice to share around a bunch of special prizes as a thank you. Feel free to spread them around as Christmas gifts for your friends more
  • Make my Christmas pumpkin spice granola! And win an “About Life” Christmas hamper! As you may have noticed, I’ve launched my new ebook…the I Quit Sugar Christmas Meal Plan.  One of the gift recipe ideas in the ebook is a festive take on my classic granola.  I’m sharing the recipe with you today, but I’ve also got some extra good news. The wonderfully well folk at About Life more
  • a friday giveaway: 15 bottles of invisible tan from eco tan A few days ago I shared a post about safe fake tan. One of the brands recommended was Eco Tan. Well. Happily, Australian brand Eco Tan have been in touch and today…. Eco Tan are giving away 15 bottles of their Invisible Tan, worth $34.95 Eco Tan makes their products locally, the DHA in Eco Tan more
  • Friday giveaway: my Bonlook glasses If I had a dime for every time someone asks me where I got my glasses from…I’d have enough to shout Jo (who has to field such questions via Twitter, Facebook and this blog) dinner somewhere posh. The answer to the question, to help things out, is this: Bonlook, an online site where you enter your specs 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! 6 chia seed packs worth $162 Another Friday, another wholesome flinging out to you of some damn good food stuff! This time it’s some of my favourite little packages of goodness: chia seeds. Yes, Chia Seed Co are giving away 6 x chia seed “runner’s packs”, each worth $162 Chia seeds are a source of many vitamins, minerals and fats, and more
  • A Friday giveaway! 15 sweet Pure Harvest hampers Anyone who’s been on this blog for a bit knows I advocate using rice malt syrup as a sweetener in many of my sugar-free recipes. I use Pure Harvest, which is available in most health food stores and some supermarkets. Not tried it? Well…today’s your lucky Friday. Pure Harvest are giving away: 15 x rice more
  • A Friday giveaway! 25 Loving Earth “almond butter bark” packs Because it’s a Friday. And because you might be in a baking frame of mind, with the weekend looming…I thought it might be nice to do another giveaway. This time Loving Earth are generously giving away 25 almond butter bark packs, each valued at $20  Each pack contains coconut flakes and cacao nibs, to help more
  • a friday giveaway: 20 cases of Kokomo coconut water Boy, do we have a great deal for you! If you’ve bought my I Quit Sugar Cookbook then you’d know that a good number of my recipes use coconut water. I’m a huge fan. You  might also have noticed that the good folk at Kokomo kindly helped me out by providing some of their coconut more
  • Friday giveaway: vanessa megan hand cream packs This Friday I’m in Melbourne and working on an exciting project with my mate Marija…details will come! In the interim…I’m giving away 25 x Vanessa Megan hand wash & cream packs valued at $30.00  I recently met Vanessa through a mutual friend in Byron. She’s a woman passionate about providing natural and organic skin care more
  • friday giveaway: 10 copies of the luscious “Supercharged Food” cookbook by Lee Holmes It’s Friday. It’s summer. Everyone seems to be on some sort of healthy switch-about. So a fitting giveaway! This week I’m giving away… 10 copies of ‘Supercharged Food’ From Lee’s book: sugarfree coconut icecream! See recipe below. Regular readers will have caught previous posts about Lee Holmes‘ cooking. Lee has an autoimmune disease and has more
  • friday giveaway: clean eating magazine subscriptions It’s another Friday summer giveaway, and this week, I’m giving away 5  x one-year subscriptions to Clean Eating magazine Simply buy your copy of my ‘I Quit Sugar’ ebook before 5pm AEST on Monday 28th November, and you could win one of these five subscriptions.   Clean Eating is a shiny new magazine geared at more
  • friday giveaway: 10 double passes to see “we need to talk about kevin” Over the summer I’m going to do a number of Friday giveaways. So stay tuned! Last giveaway, Lisa Corduff won free tuition with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition course in NYC. (Sorry to everyone else who was keen to win…for those of you still thinking of doing the course, if you enrol between now and more
  • My oprah necklace giveaway/charity thingo I asked last week what you thought of giveaways. I loved the feedback – thank you for taking the time to be clear and honest with me about it. It’s a tricky issue. And thank you for the suggestion to tie giveaways in with giving to those in more need than those of us reading more
  • our bike basket winner: Kathleen! Kathleen from Brisbane has a snazzy fold up Brompton which fits under her desk. She says “I haven’t figured out the clothes thing. I can keep my top cool, but am I the only one who ends up with a sweaty bum?” Um, nope. Kathleen, please email us at [email protected] with your contact details, and more
  • what to wear on a bike: part two (plus a bike basket giveaway!) I wrote a post recently on what I wear on my bike…how to dress to ride…sans lyrca. I write these blogs to inspire you to ride a bike. My motivations are pure! Here, a few extra pics and some that you lot sent in (thank you!). Also, our friend  Joyce from Cyclestyle has VERY kindly more
  • my dilemma with gifts…and a resulting gift giveaway for you I’m struggling at the moment. With being given things (yeah, yeah, poor me!). I’ll come clean with you all. I get sent some very lovely gifts by strangers daily. Some of these strangers are wanting me to promote their wares. Others are genuinely spreading their eagerness for something they really care about. Others are simply more
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