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Should you quit sugar?

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Well, only you can answer that. Our aim is to simply issue you an invitation to try things out and to see if it does good stuff for you.

But perhaps you’d like to ask yourself:

  • Do you get an energy slump in the afternoon?
  • Do you need something sweet after lunch or dinner?
  • Does your stomach get bloated after eating?
  • Are you unable to eat just one piece of cake and walk away?
  • Are you “podgy” around the middle, perhaps even slim everywhere else?
  • Do you often feel unclear? That you’re not always sharp and on-form?
  • Do you want to lose weight?
  • Do you have an autoimmune issue and wonder if quitting sugar might make a difference?

If you ticked yes to most of the above and you have a sneaking suspicion that sugar is making you feel baseline–crappy, then you might like to take up the invitation and see if quitting sugar makes you feel better.

If you’re intrigued, and keen to know the facts or do some extra reading on the science of sugar, check out our science page.

  • mel

    I’m just wondering how I go about getting a refund for the eight week program. I’ve tried emailing but the web page is down. Am running out of time so I really need some help. Thanks.

  • Teeegs


    Very keen to start, but as I am such a fussy eater and a major sugar addict, i am a bit worried that i wont enjoy the meals!!

    i dont eat seafood, avocado, capsicum, eggplant, eggs – sometimes i can eat egg but so long as it isnt the main/only ingredient, as it upsets my stomach quite a bit.

    do you think that the program would be suited to my fussy habits?

    • IQS_Team

      Hey Teegs, there is no reason to let the fact that you’re a fussy eater stop you. We have plenty of substitution fact sheets that you can use. If there are particular meals you don’t like swap it for something else that week. We do use eggs quite a bit but there are plenty of alternatives. Major sugar addicts are our specialty, and even fussy eaters can kick the sugar habit. Good luck! We hope to see you on the program.

  • Karcapellis

    Hi, I am signed up for the 8 week program. I bought all the books and did a 2 week test drive. I ate no sugar, bread, or fruit. I noticed I had very low energy and was very tired from low blood sugar. Do many people experience that? Is it just part of the detox or should I incorporate a small piece of fruit or slice of bread? Thank you

    • IQS_Team

      Hey Karen,
      It’s all part of the detox. Instead of having a piece of fruit why not try snacking on some roast sweet potato or some carrot sticks with hummus… we discuss all of this and more in the program! Not long to go now!

      • Karcapellis

        Thank you so much. Now knowing it’s part of the detox it’s full steam ahead! I can’t wait.


  • Hannah

    Hi, I’ve cut out sugar for almost a month and a half now but I’m finding I’ve put on weight and I get really bloated after every meal. I’m so confused!

    • Emily

      I’m having the same issue. Could you guys please answer this question?

  • Pauline

    I am a lacto vegetarian so not sure how I would manage this no sugar i.e can I still eat nuts ? regards Pauline

    • IQS_Team

      Yes you can still eat nuts

  • Jennifer

    I have a question on the IQS 8 week programme – if i am not available to attend the live discussion groups can i view/listen to them later? Im also not on the same timezone as Australia (there is apporx 8 hrs difference), will that matter?

  • Daniela

    Hi. If I have a fructose and wheat intolerance, will this program cater to that?

    • IQS_Team

      Hi Daniela,
      The Program aims to reduce and then cut out fructose consumption. We also provide gluten-free alternatives for all meals.

  • Bron

    Hi. I am thinking of doing the 8 week program commencing at the end of Jan. However, my 10 year old son trains and competes in high energy sport between 4 & 6 times a week. Bananas are his go to food (grapes and watermelon too, but not so much) during training and competition as they don’t sit too heavily in his stomach and provide the energy he needs to continue. Is there an alternative while on the program, or should fruit continue to be part of his diet? Thanks.

  • Sarah

    Hi there really keen on joining the 8-week program but im allergic to wheat will this be suitable for me :)

    • IQS_Team

      Hi Sarah,

      Yep, the 8-Week Program offers gluten-free options for every meal so this will suit your allergy.

  • Tara

    I am interested in doing the 8 week program but I am pregnant. Do you think that it is suitable during pregnancy?

  • denise a day

    HI Anybody else having trouble trying to log in to website ? I’ve just joined up for the Jan. 8 week program but can’t even get a password and have tried many times Help!

    • IQS_Team

      Hi Denise, are you still having issues with this? If so can you please email us at

  • Belinda

    I am allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. Will suitable substitutes be given with the meal plans? Thanks!

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