We’ll be frank: there are a few harsh-ish realities to bear in mind if you’re thinking of quitting the white stuff.
It will take eight weeks: Studies say it takes between 21 and 66 days to change a habit from a psychological perspective. Sarah’s experience and research found it took most people the same amount of time to overcome the physical habit of quitting sugar, too. Sugar is a gnarly habit; it’s advised that you pace yourself. Do it properly over eight weeks. Click here to join the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program.
You’ll be quitting fruit: When you quit sugar, you must quit ALL of it. Fruit, fruit juice, agave and honey included. Some nutritionists advise just cutting out the added sugar. But a growing bulk of experts agree: it’s best to get rid of all of it at first, so you can break the addiction, and then recalibrate.
At the six-week mark, once the addiction to sugar is broken, you might feel fine to introduce a few pieces of fruit a day back into your diet, as well as some sugar alternatives. But we’ll get to that later.
There is a detox period: And you might feel like crap. This lasts only a week or two for some. For others it can last six weeks. After that, it’s a non-issue. We promise.
Yes, you will be able to eat chocolate. Amen! For the nitty-nutty-gritty on this, check out our “Can I Eat Chocolate?” fact sheet on the topic.
The Program is supported by accredited dieticians. We’ve included experts in the process of building our Program and have a credible panel of I Quit Sugar Experts. You’ll see posts from them cropping up as you explore the site.
It’ll cost you $150 for the 8-Week Program.
If you have any more questions, you might find some of them answered in our Frequently Asked Questions section.