Title: I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook
Author: By Sarah Wilson
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (Penguin Random House)
Publication Date: April 8, 2014 by Clarkson Potter (first published November 25, 2013 by Macmillan)
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Thank you Clarkson Potter via Blogging for Books for providing me with a copy of this book!
I’ve found myself drawn to the sugar debate recently so I was pretty intrigued when I found this little gem available for request. It looked bright and inviting while the summary/synopsis sounded like the book would contain content I’d find helpful. I was not disappointed (thankfully as I recently finished a rather disappointing book on the subject so I was very interested in finding a well-written book on the subject).
Wilson has designed a program and written a book that will be useful for those who are just beginning to dip their toes into the pool of sugar investigation. I Quit Sugar doesn’t get so deep into the Scientifics that is loses the average reader, but it does offer explanation as to how our society has gotten to this point with sugar, and why it may not be the best place for us to be (eating tons of sugar a year).
When she realized sugar was an issue in her life and with her health, Wilson decided to experiment. What she’s given readers in I Quit Sugar is the way she went about getting sugar out of her diet. She talks briefly about how that helped her as well as quickly and simply detailing her detox experience (which she also reminds readers will be different for everyone). This all gives credit to what she’s providing in the book – these are not hypotheses; the book isn’t hypothetical. She’s researched, experimented, documented, and is now reporting on it all.
Additionally, the book is set up in easy-to-use sections from the details of the 8-week-program to the recipes, to the help on getting set up. Everything is grouped together in its own section, but referenced, via page numbers, in alternate sections as needed. Readers are able to go directly to recipes when needed, but also see recommended recipes within different weeks of the program.
While not all the recipes will be useful in every reader’s household, Wilson did include a large variety of recipes so there should be something for everyone. There’s even a separate section for beverages and smoothies – no stone left unturned really!
This beautiful, easy-to-read book will be perfect for anyone who’s looking to make changes to the amount of sugar they eat.
*I have started monitoring and limiting added sugar, but I have not, at this time, begun the 8-week program detailed in this book.
I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.