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Sweet Nothing [Paperback]

Nicole Mowbray
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Book Description

5 Jun 2014

Two years ago Nicole Mowbray gave up sugar and the effects were astonishing. It changed her life, her body, her relationships, her face and her health.

Now sugar is under fire and firmly in the dietary spotlight - the World Health Organisation have lowered the recommended daily intake and Britain's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies has raised the idea that sugar may even be addictive. Nicole's book - part memoir, part guide - will help people to give up sugar. She interviews experts, including nutritionists, cardiologists, and psychologists, to back up the science and explore the link between sugar, validation and our emotions.

Nicole shares with readers how she did it, why they should, what they can expect and how they can do it - with recipes, expert tips and help along the way. This book will tell you what to kick and what to keep and how not to fall into the secret sugar traps.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (5 Jun 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140915484X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409154846
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's impossible to avoid the bitter truth - sugar is bad for us, and just how bad, we're only beginning to find out. Nicole Mowbray was one of those sugar addicts and in Sweet Nothing she tells us about the incredible effects on her body and moods once she kicked the habit. (PRESS ASSOCIATION)

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Quit sugar. Change your life.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Sugar: I never thought I was an over-enthusiastic consumer of this recently introduced product to the human race. I don't have a sweet tooth, I don't add it to drinks - and neither am I someone who has to have the latest highfalutin smoothie or diet something-or-other at key points during the day. But, like the author, I enjoy sushi and other 'health' foods such as granola and a decent glass of wine...turns out these preferences in my diet are most likely contributing to my hard-to-shift muffin top. I really enjoyed this memoir on two levels: the author's personal journey in eradicating the white stuff from her diet and the amount of research there was in it to back her approach and perspective up. I recommend this to anyone who wants to make changes to their lifestyle and their sugar consumption.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 26 Jun 2014
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I share all the symptoms Nicole mentioned in her book and was amazed to think of the damage sugar can cause. It was easy to read, I love Nicole' s stories about her own experience and I finished reading it in a day! It has inspired me, informed me and entertained me. It makes sense. I began today. I'd recommend to anyone 100%.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Brizy
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Quite easy to read but could have done with a few more tips and less about the authors private life
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new in here... 12 Sep 2014
This is an OK read about a very important topic, but really most of what is in here has been said before elsewhere and with more credence (eg discussions around the clinical research). Having said this, it is the memoir element of the book (how a normal person gets off sugar) which for some people will provide most traction as Mowbray takes great pains to show that it is possible and the benefits that it brought her, on this she cannot be faulted, and if it inspires people to reduce their intake then job done (and well done!).

However, the over-reliance on James Duigan’s Clean and Lean book and subsequent quotes from him and references to his Bodyism gym (and nutritional products) made a lot of the book feel as if she was warming over other people’s ideas (as well as promoting someone else’s business). A similar discussion around sugar, and how insulin affects the body as well as how fat isn’t as evil as we thought can be found better explained and discussed in any of Dr John Briffa’s books.

The main issue I had with this book (and, indeed, with many newly published books) is the laughable level of copy editing. There are elements of copy which are repeated, and in one case a chunk of a quote which reappears again just over the page.

The wrong version of rein/reign is used. As well as the real stinker of a sentence: “A bit of researching revealed to me that it’s a completely empirical statement, in other words it’s never been proved in a clinical setting.” Someone needed to look up the meaning of empirical, I think.

Yet this isn’t surprising when you consider that in the final chapter we find out she was still writing it in March 2014, but it was published just three months later in June. Seems like a case of trying to cash in on the low-sugar wave…
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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This contemporary book covering 2012-2014 is well researched and well written. Nicole is a true sugar addict. If she can come off sugar, anyone can. It's sensible, practical and often very funny. Easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and very honest 15 Oct 2014
I read Nicole's article in Vogue summer 2013 and related to her story so much I decided to try the Clean and Lean diet for myself. I was delighted to see she had released a book but having read it I have to say I was a little disappointed. I felt the book wasn't as snappy and inspiring as her article, especially when explaining how turning to a clean and sugar free lifestyle had formed a divide between her and the people in her life. This was a little disheartening for me trying to follow in her footsteps but I think in all fairness she was being completely honest about her transformation. It is a challenge in this day and age, and not everyone will want to join you on your ride to clean living. I absolutely still enjoyed the read and applaud Nicole for her success in not only her personal health and wellbeing but also for producing a book (and numerous articles) encouraging people to good health.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 24 July 2014
By Saz
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LOVE this book! Haven't finished reading it yet but feel so inspired and have already started having less sugar. Terrible headaches for first few days but feel great less than a week later. Really easy reading and thoroughly enjoyable. Interesting and humorous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It was factual but also very easy to read 18 July 2014
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This was such an interesting and honest account of giving up sugar. It was factual but also very easy to read, and very helpful for anyone wanting to learn about nutrition without reading a scientific book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The included recipes are great, especially protein pancakes
Nicole's experience is extreme but she is honest about that, i took some of her advice with a pinch of salt. . The included recipes are great, especially protein pancakes.
Published 23 days ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
easy to read, informative and not at all preachy.
Published 29 days ago by Mr R Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very interesting and informative book.
Published 29 days ago by Jean Drury
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful
Useful information
Published 1 month ago by Memories of the 60s
4.0 out of 5 stars Fab!
fab read.... but you may wish to buy clean and lean book as a lot of it is based on that
Published 1 month ago by Topcat2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
This book is very good, and has loads of helpful information and tips.

It is the first thing I've read in regards to a sugar free diet but it has certainly made me think... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sophia
4.0 out of 5 stars enlightening
I don't add sugar to anything and try to be healthy I am astonished at how much sugar I was in knowingly consuming - going to give it a try
Published 1 month ago by Fiona McGrory
5.0 out of 5 stars good read, clear written & explained.
Well written, easy read, interesting with appropriate research, information explained within the context of true life & the challenges & achievements of changing nutritional &... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Susan Smith Coach and Aromatherapy Practitioner
5.0 out of 5 stars Diabetic reading
New view on sugar
Published 2 months ago by J. B. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Book arrived within timespan stated and was as expected.
Published 2 months ago by Colin Wood
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