about 8wp

the program explained

In January 2011 I quit sugar. It started as a gentle experiment, but my energy, skin and wellness changed so dramatically, I kept going.

Inspired by my own personal experience, I designed the 8-Week Program to set you up with the skills and knowledge for everyday life, so you can stay sugar free long after you complete the Program.

I Quit Sugar

What you get on the Program

  • 8 weeks of Meal Plans and Shopping Lists.
  • Over 90 exclusive member-only recipes.
  • Community forums and weekly emails to keep you on track.
  • Access to more than 30 IQS Experts to mentor you as you quit sugar.
  • Weekly motivational videos from Sarah.
  • 94% of 8WP Graduates would recommend the Program.

How the Program Works

Each day on the 8-Week Program, we’ll unlock new content, recipes, tips and techniques to help you quit sugar.

Here’s what a week on the Program looks like:

  • thursday
    your info for the week Meal Plan, Shopping List, Sunday Cook-Up and Movement Plan.
  • Friday
    WEEKEND READ A wealth of info to get up-to-date on all the science, research and facts surrounding sugar.
  • saturday
    GO SHOPPING! Grab your Shopping List and head to the farmers’ markets or grocery shop.
  • sunday
    SUNDAY COOK-UP Get prepared for the week ahead with some simple prep.
  • monday
    TRY THIS Helpful tips and tasks to stay on track.
  • tuesday
    TUESDAY EATS Clever food ideas and tricks.
  • wednesday
    SARAH'S WRAP-UP Bonus videos, info and advice as you cut out sugar.

WHY QUIT SUGAR?

change your relationship with food

I've designed the 8-Week Program to set you up with the skills and knowledge for everyday life, so you can stay sugar free long after you complete the Program.​

Benefits of quitting

  • Learn new recipes and cooking skills.​
  • Discover how to take control of your health.​
  • Better concentration.​
  • Increased energy.​
  • Clearer skin.​
  • Weight loss.​
  • Better sleep.​
  • Improved moods.​
  • Balanced hormones.​

But don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what 8WP Graduates told us about their experiences.

Recipes + Nutrition

learn to nourish you

Each week, we’ll give you a range of fuss-free meals that are densely nutritious with minimal wastage. You don’t have to be a master chef to enjoy delicious meals!

  • Choose from our seasonal Summer or Winter menu.
  • Omnivore or Vegetarian Meal Plans to suit your tastes.
  • Gluten free, dairy-free and Paleo options on every recipe.
breakfast
  • Cheat’s Croque Monsieur Cheat’s Croque Monsieur
  • Abundant Brekkie Bowl Abundant Brekkie Bowl
  • Chia Jam + Ricotta Toast Chia Jam + Ricotta Toast
lunch
  • Chicken Caesar Salad Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Paleo Avo Smash Paleo Avo Smash
  • Ultimate Salad Ultimate Salad
dinner
  • One-Pan Mediterranean Lamb Chops One-Pan Mediterranean Lamb Chops
  • Sesame Salmon Noodles Sesame Salmon Noodles
  • BLATT Burger BLATT Burger

success stories

WHAT 8WP GRADUATES SAY

Quitting sugar is the easiest way to be well.

Whether it’s weight-loss, reducing medication, or just improving general health and energy, almost everyone who has completed the 8-Week Program has an inspiring experience to share.

  • Elise

    “My family loved the meals and variety.”

  • Natasha

    “I feel younger. Sugar doesn’t rule me like it used to.”

  • Laura

    “In eight weeks, I lost 4.5kg and haven’t exercised properly yet! My tastebuds seem like they’ve come alive and I no longer need that sugar fix.”

  • Hamish

    “I quit sugar and my cholesterol, hormone levels and liver function tests all improved!”

  • Vanessa

    “I’ve lost 16 kilos, my skin has cleared, my eyes are brighter, and my blood pressure is normal after being high for many years.”

  • Laura

    "For the first time in my adult life, my skin is completely clear!"

  • Dara

    "I lost weight and kept it off."

  • Fay

    “I’m the only person I know who used to sprinkle sugar on my salad!”

  • Daniela

    "The 8-Week Program helped heal my depression."

  • Bonni

    "I'm no longer afraid of the kitchen."

  • Rosemary

    "I now feel energetic, vibrant and my moods are stabilised!"

  • Laura

    "I look and feel lighter."

  • Tahlia

    "8 weeks after quitting sugar, we naturally conceived our first child."

  • Tabitha

    "I quit sugar and lost 15 kilos!"

  • Jess

    "Quitting sugar gave me strength and energy."

  • Rani

    “I’ve gone from being addicted to sugar, to addicted to quitting sugar!”

  • Victoria

    "I feel comfortable in my own body."

  • Nicole

    "I owe the I Quit Sugar Team big time."

  • Jess

    "The 8-Week Program was the best and easiest change I've made to my life."

  • Ella

    "I use the 8-Week Program to help my clients lose weight!"

  • Jon

    "I lost 20 kilos and came off anti-depressants"

  • Susan and Carrie

    "We're happy, healthy, sugar-free and 41 kilos lighter!"

  • Marilyn

    "I was a Weight Watcher's lifetime member for 35 years. Then I quit sugar"

  • Ivy

    "I Quit Sugar, and lost 23 kilos"

  • Jessie

    "I feel in control and more energised."

  • Sammy

    "I've learned how to deal with unwanted cravings."

  • Kirra

    "I'm no longer on the brink of diabetes"

  • Natasha

    "I've gone from a size 16 to a size 10-12."

  • Sarah

    "I lost weight, became calmer and found food freedom."

  • Anita

    "I'm a pastry chef, always on a diet. Finally, this one has worked."

  • Glen and Sarah

    "I quit sugar, lost 15kg, and we can now have a baby."

  • Erin

    "I feel more like myself."

  • Rebecca

    "I quit sugar and my kids benefited too!"

  • Emily

    "I lost twenty pounds the healthy way and my skin has never looked better."

  • Adam

    "I now have a complexion, cheekbones and a six-pack"

  • Trish

    "I've lost 8 kilos and my husband has halved his diabetes medication!"

  • Lilian

    "I've finally found balance."

  • Katherine

    "I've never felt better!"

  • Renee

    "I was a sugar addict."

  • Jackie

    “I reversed my pre-diabetes and came off my thyroid medication.”

  • Amanda

    "Quitting sugar helped my anxiety and my autoimmune disease"

  • Kristin

    "My body felt right again and more importantly, so did my mind."

  • Lucy

    "I have never been more toned in my life."

  • Natasha

    "I feel like a new person"

*Results may vary from person to person

Our IQS Experts

with you all the way

Our crew of IQS Experts are on call to mentor you throughout the Program. During the Program, you’ll be able to connect with our IQS Experts in the community forums and ask them any questions you may have.

  • Kate Callaghan Holistic Dietician and Nutritionist
  • Brooke Daley Naturopath, Herbalist and Nutritional Medicine Practitioner
  • Dr Natasha Andreadis Fertility Specialist, Gynaecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist
  • Kate Norris Integrative General Practitioner
  • Wilma MacDonald Nutritional Therapist
  • Nicola Sankey Nutritional Therapist
  • Olivia Bates Dietitian
  • Nadine Veverka Personal Trainer
  • Claudette Freeman Clinical Nutritionist and Research Writer
  • Raj Barker Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher
  • Vanessa Platt Holistic Dentist
  • Dr Steven Lin Dentist
  • Keri Maas Cardiac Physiologist
  • Angelique Panagos Nutritional Therapist
  • Diana Tencic Personal Trainer, Fitness and Food Coach
  • Sally Hansen Nutritionist
  • Ross Andrews Fitness Coach and Trainer
  • Lauren Gayfer Nutritional Therapist
  • Victoria McCarthy Nurse Consultant + Food and Nutritional Coach
  • Nila Oppedisano Nutritionist
  • Carla Thomas Holistic Counsellor and Nutrition Educator
  • Marieke Rodenstein Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Liesbeth Geerligs Psychologist
  • Talia Seychell Naturopath, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Counsellor and Healer
  • Corina Baylis General Practitioner
  • Lidia Bier Naturopath and Nutritionist
  • Megan Yonson Nutritionist and Recipe Developer
  • Monica Schweickle Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher
  • Emily Seddon Naturopath + Nutritionist
  • Claire Grullemans Naturopath and Nutritionist
  • Rachel Wyndham Medical Doctor and Naturopath
  • Hasmira Sloane Medical Herbalist and Health and Wellbeing Coach
  • Joanne McCormack General Practitioner
  • Kate Pamphilon Kinesiologist
  • Aaron Callaghan Personal Trainer
  • Nat Kringoudis Acupuncturist and Natural Fertility Specialist
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FAQs

want to know more?

Have a question? Read through our FAQs below to find the answer, or use the chat box to talk to one of our Customer Service Gurus.

How much does it cost?
The 8-Week Program costs AUD $150.
Will I lose weight?
The 8-Week Program is geared towards helping you quit sugar, and while weight loss isn’t the focus, many people find that they do lose weight when they quit sugar.
Can I do the Program with my family?
Absolutely. We've had lots of families quit sugar together on the 8-Week Program. The recipes on the Program serve one, but you can easily multiply these by the number of people in your family. If you need any help adjusting the meals, we’re always on hand in the online Forums.
Can I do the Program overseas?
Absolutely! Everything you need to do the Program is online. Plus, we have seasonal Meal Plans, so you can take your pick from the Summer or Winter options, depending on how the weather is in your neck of the woods.
Can I eat fruit?
Short answer: Yes. But during the first few weeks of the Program, we do recommend cutting out all fruit to break your sugar addiction and allow your body to recalibrate. (Don’t worry: Our Program is packed with a range of fresh foods, so you won’t miss out on any nutrients!) After this short period, we gently reintroduce fruit and see how your body handles it.
Do I have to give up coffee and alcohol?
No, not necessarily, but keep in mind these drinks can place additional strain on your body as it tries to detox. It’s best to cut your body some slack and stick to no more than one coffee and one standard drink of alcohol a day.
Does quitting sugar mean giving it up forever?
When you quit sugar, you also cut out a lot of processed junk and focus on Just Eating Real Food (JERF!). In doing this, your taste buds begin to change and you find that you actually don’t want or need that ‘sweet fix’ in the same way that you once did. You can get away with eating a lot less of the stuff. This is what we like to call food freedom, and it’s our job is to get you there. In the end, you really cut back on the amount of added sugar and processed foods in your diet, and ideally stick to no more than 6-9 teaspoons of added sugar a day.
Vegan or vegetarian?
While we do offer a Vegetarian Meal Plan, we unfortunately do not provide vegan options on our Vegetarian recipes.
I can’t eat ---
Whether you’re dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, Paleo, egg-free, low FODMAP, know this: we design our Meal Plans to be as adaptable as possible so you can swap ingredients and recipes in and out as necessary. We encourage you to be as creative and imaginative as you can with recipes – don’t be afraid to try something new or think outside the box! We also provide gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo options on all of our 8-Week Program recipes. If you need extra advice on food swaps, simply post in the Forums or email us – we’re a friendly bunch and always happy to help you out!
I have a medical condition, is the 8-Week Program suitable for me?
The 8-Week Program Meal Plans are based around fresh, whole foods, but as with any medical condition, we strongly recommend that you chat to your doctor before making any significant changes to your diet.
Can I do this if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes you can, but you may need to make a few adjustments to suit. We encourage participants to focus on three meals per day and minimise snacking during the Program, however we wouldn't advise the same for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman. You can read more about that here.

It might be a good idea to have a chat to your midwife or healthcare provider to clarify any questions or issues you may have.
How long will I have access to the Program?
You’ll have access to all of the Program information, forums and recipes for eight weeks. We also grant a grace period of 2 weeks post-Program to cater to people who may wish to start a little later.
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