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The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Look Years Younger Hardcover – 13 Jun 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong; 1 edition (13 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738216410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738216416
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 585,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Publishers Weekly, 4/15/13

“Numerous accolades from the authors' patients and customers speak to the efficacy and life-changing aspects of the program.”

Organic Spa, 5/28/13

“Packs in fascinating research on the significant chemical impact of sugar on your skin, along with other systems of your body…The authors offer smart-but-simple food recipes plus practical advice on instigating a slow sugar wean.”


Curled Up With A Good Book

“Offers a thorough, clearly explained and organized system to get your body off sugar and clear up your skin…The book motivates through to the end…The Sugar Detoxis a simple but extensive, practical and persuasive plan towards better health and living. Highly recommended.”


New York Journal of Books, 6/11/13

“Nutrition is often a controversial topic, and a vast number of dietary fads have come and gone. But The Sugar Detox diet described by nutritionist Brooke Alpert and dermatologist Patricia Farris promises to be successful.”


Bookviews

“This is a serious book that offers a one-month plan to wean readers of their sugar cravings.”


King Features Syndicate

“A sensible approach.”


DaySpa, July 2013


 “A guidebook for people who are serious about breaking off this unhealthy dietary relationship.”


New Orleans, July 2013

“Make[s] the case for the health benefits that come from cutting back on sugar consumption.”


Natural Health, September/October 2013

“Offer[s] smart-but-simple recipes plus practical advice on how to wean yourself from some of your favorite sugar-filled foods.”


The Cookbook Papers, 8/4/13

“Surprising facts throughout…A recommended read for anyone who is dependent on sugar.”


WomanAroundTown.com, 9/7/13

“This book pulls no punches.”


Portland Book Review, 11/1/13

“A comprehensive book about how sugar affects our health and looks…Their recipes are easy to follow and use reasonable ingredients and preparation styles. This book would be a great resource for anyone trying to cut down on their sugar consumption and offers great insight on the ‘surprise' sugar content of many of our favorite foods.”

Book Description

Break your addiction to the deadly white stuff (said to be more addictive than cocaine), lose weight and look and feel great with The Sugar Detox. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I took this on to accompany someone who needed to shed some pounds for medical reasons, and therefore I wasn't going to make a big deal of it. However, as the pounds fell away very early on, I took it more seriously. Of course with all detox treatments, you have headaches and feel weaker than usual, but nothing that can't be handled.
As I moved from the initial detox to eating more, I noticed an increase in energy, which I at first attributed to the contrast with the first three days, but then I realised I actually did have more energy. And the pounds were flying off - and I am a tallish man and very far from overweight. My stomach flattened and I lost my craving for sugary highs. So when allowed fruit it tasted very sweet.
It takes some effort finding your way round the book as the index lacks detail, but once I got the hang of it I began improvising within the guide lines. By week three I had lost ten pounds.
After a month you have to rely on searching out the recipes from permitted foods, which takes more effort than the early weeks, but I now know what can and cannot be eaten and although I put back a few pounds when I started eating something approaching a normal( but sugar free) diet, after maintaining my weight level, I started losing again. I am now on week 8 and am 11 pounds lighter than when I started.

I would suggest reading about the permitted foods because knowledge helps, but otherwise I would say this is a useful book. I was never one hooked on sweet foods, or desserts, or chocolate(although chocolate is permitted)but I am even less so now.
A good book and one in keeping with the current thinking: SUGAR IS THE NEW VILLAIN. I would recommend it, if only to make people look again at their eating habits, and to be more discriminating in their choices.
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I looked into the diet as I have health issues. I was already gluten and lactose free but still being contaminated through sugar (I'm coeliac). This was really easy to follow, and for me quite simple. As I didn't need to cut bread/cakes/pastries from my diet, it wasn't a chore doing the three day detox. Three weeks later, I have no sugar cravings whatsoever, my appetite is greatly diminished due to not having the sugar push to eat. I finally understand why people who don't have a sweet tooth can be slim: they don't have the drive to eat.

The book is laid out in a functional way, and although written primarily for an American audience loses little in translation. The same applies to us fat Brits as anyone else: dump the sugar, dump the weight. I like the little vignettes scattered through it, offering examples and testimonials from real people.

I know it's all a bit 'on trend' to follow the latest diet, whatever it is. However this book has changed my life. Losing the sugar, glucose and fructose from my life has turned it back to normal. Although I'll never go back to eating 'normally' again, at least I will be healthier for it. If you're coeliac and struggling to control your symptoms even after you've given up gluten, read this book and follow it for a month. Hopefully, it will change your life for the better too.
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Best diet/healthy eating book I've ever bought! Packed full of interesting information from start to finish. 100% recommend this to everyone.
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At last I no longer crave sugar. I can walk past the pick and mix counter. I like the fact I can snack on nuts and not have to weigh everything I eat. I have lost 1 stone in 4weeks 3days. I would recommend it to anyone but you do need willpower for the first 3 days.
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On reading this book before embarking on the recommended eating programme, the nutrition advice seemed very sensible. Cutting out most things containing sugar has worked for me and I would encourage anyone wanting to lose weight to read this book first.
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For quite a time now we have generally been aware that "we", both individually and as a society, are probably consuming too much sugar. Sugar seems to be everywhere and it is a bigger problem than just adding a spoonful over our cereals or into our hot drinks.

Just five words, taken from the book's marketing materials, put things perfectly into context. "Sugar is the new controlled substance". The term "controlled substance" is often used to describe an illegal drug such as heroin. Maybe, whilst not making it illegal, we should control our use of sugar a little better, particularly when you learn that the average (which means that many use a LOT more!) American consumes up to 31 pounds (14.09kg) of sugar a year.

This book sets out to educate, inform and hopefully help change your diet and lifestyle. The usual health risks from sugar such as diabetes and obesity are well known, the source of many sugars and the side effects of over-consumption such as ageing our skin are less known. The authors, nutritionist Brooke Alpert and dermatologist Patricia Farris, believe that they have a "revolutionary programme" that will get the sugar out of your diet to recapture youthful skin and good health, help shrink your tummy and generally overhaul you. A three-day detox programme is said to provide the kick start your body needs. Now it is outside the scope of this review to give medical advice or provide a controlled review of their claims, yet certainly many of the author's claims appear to be quite valid and persuasive.

Designed to limit the amount of extra blood sugar, slim your waistline, increase your energy levels, and improve your skin - this combined approach to nutrition and skin care will make you feel--and look--better than you ever have before. The secret?
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