About our 8-Week Program

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.

Next Program starts: Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Win a ScanPan Cookware Set

We’re giving away two LIMITED RELEASE ScanPan cookware sets.

ScanPan has created these sets exclusively for its 60th anniversary, so you can’t buy them in stores! Each set is worth a tasty $519.

What you get:

  • 24cm fry pan.
  • 4 litre dutch oven with lid (great for your Sunday Cook-Ups!).
  • ScanPan’s famous patented ceramic titanium non-stick coating.
  • The envy of all your foodie buddies!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply join our new 8-Week Program before October 4.

*Competition open to Australian residents only.

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WHY QUIT SUGAR?

change your relationship with food

We’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 sugar.​

  • Learn fun new recipes and cooking skills.​​
  • Discover how to take control of your health.​
  • Improve your concentration.​​
  • Increase your energy levels.​​​​
  • Clear up your skin.​​
  • Improve your relationship with food.​​​​
  • Lose weight.​​
  • Sleep better.​
  • Improve your moods.​​
  • Balance your hormones.​​

93% of 8WP Graduates would recommend the Program. But don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our 8-Week Program Graduates told us about their experiences.

I Quit Sugar

What you get on the Program

  • 8 weeks of tasty, seasonal Meal Plans and simple, flexible Shopping Lists.
  • Over 100 quick and satisfying recipes, including more than 20 15-minute meals (Easiest Chinese Fried Rice, anyone?).
  • Tips and tricks to help you explore new foods and make cooking fun again (have you made kombucha yet?!).
  • Support from more than 45 IQS Experts, including nutritionists, GPs, psychologists and PTs.
  • Access to our vibrant Community Forums, full of inspiration to keep you in the right mindset.
  • Weekly motivational videos and emails to help you stay focused and on track.
  • Heaps of informative and inspirational info about why sugar is a health issue, how to curb cravings, and what we can eat instead!

Next Program starts: Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Which option is right for you?

Looking for some extra support before, during or after the Program? Add to your Program package with lots more tips, tricks and recipes, or continue your low-sugar journey with our mini 5-Day Detox.

Here’s what you get Good
$150AUD
Better
$179AUD
Best
$199AUD
Total Value $150 $193.98 $228.97
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8 weeks of tasty, seasonal Meal Plans with simple, adaptable Shopping Lists.
More than 90 quick and satisfying recipes, with lots of tips to help make cooking fun again.
Support from over 45 IQS Experts, including nutritionists, GPs, psychologists and PTs.
Access to our vibrant Community Forums, full of inspiration to keep you in the right mindset.
Weekly motivational videos and emails to help you stay focused and on track.

Your chance to win one of two
exclusive ScanPan sets*
(perfect for your Sunday Cook-Ups!).

(RRP A$519 each)
*Offer ends October 4 2016
*Competition open to Australian residents only.

I Quit Sugar eCookbook
(RRP A$18.99)

108 quick, tasty and low-sugar recipes to impress your family and friends.

I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program eBook
(RRP A$24.99)

A handy guide of tips and tricks from the 8‑Week Program, to help keep you sugar‑free for good!

Our brand new 5-Day Detox
(RRP A$34.99)

A no-fuss nutritionally dense meal plan, to help you detox and continue your low-sugar journey.

Tap an option below for more details.
Good: $150AUD
  • 8 weeks of tasty, seasonal Meal Plans with simple, adaptable Shopping Lists.
  • More than 90 quick and satisfying recipes, with lots of tips to help make cooking fun again.
  • Support from over 45 IQS Experts, including nutritionists, GPs, psychologists and PTs.
  • Access to our vibrant Community Forums, full of inspiration to keep you in the right mindset.
  • Weekly motivational videos and emails to help you stay focused and on track.
Your chance to win one of two exclusive ScanPan sets*
(perfect for your Sunday Cook-Ups!).

(RRP A$519 each)
*Offer ends October 4 2016
*Competition open to Australian residents only.
Total Value $150
Better: $179AUD
  • 8 weeks of tasty, seasonal Meal Plans with simple, adaptable Shopping Lists.
  • More than 90 quick and satisfying recipes, with lots of tips to help make cooking fun again.
  • Support from over 45 IQS Experts, including nutritionists, GPs, psychologists and PTs.
  • Access to our vibrant Community Forums, full of inspiration to keep you in the right mindset.
  • Weekly motivational videos and emails to help you stay focused and on track.
Your chance to win one of two exclusive ScanPan sets*
(perfect for your Sunday Cook-Ups!).

(RRP A$519 each)
*Offer ends October 4 2016
*Competition open to Australian residents only.
I Quit Sugar eCookbook
(RRP A$18.99)
I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program eBook
(RRP A$24.99)
Total Value $193.98
Best: $199AUD
  • 8 weeks of tasty, seasonal Meal Plans with simple, adaptable Shopping Lists.
  • More than 90 quick and satisfying recipes, with lots of tips to help make cooking fun again.
  • Support from over 45 IQS Experts, including nutritionists, GPs, psychologists and PTs.
  • Access to our vibrant Community Forums, full of inspiration to keep you in the right mindset.
  • Weekly motivational videos and emails to help you stay focused and on track.
Your chance to win one of two exclusive ScanPan sets*
(perfect for your Sunday Cook-Ups!).

(RRP A$519 each)
*Offer ends October 4 2016
*Competition open to Australian residents only.
I Quit Sugar eCookbook
(RRP A$18.99)
I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program eBook
(RRP A$24.99)
Our brand new 5-Day Detox
(RRP A$34.99)
Total Value $228.97

How the Program Works

Each day on the 8-Week Program, we 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 Your Meal Plan, Shopping List, Sunday Cook-Up and Movement Plan.
  • Friday
    WEEKEND READ A wealth of info that will get you 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. Our flexible Shopping Lists mean you can shop for the whole week or just a few recipes at a time.
  • sunday
    SUNDAY COOK-UP Get prepared for the week ahead with some simple Sunday prep.
  • monday
    TRY THIS Useful tips and tasks to help you 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.

Recipes + Nutrition

learn to nourish you

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

Choose from:

  • Seasonal Summer or Winter menus.
  • Omnivore or Vegetarian Meal Plans to suit your tastes.
  • Gluten-free and dairy-free options for every recipe.
breakfast
  • Cheat’s Croque Monsieur Cheat’s Croque Monsieur
  • Abundant Brekkie Bowl Abundant Brekkie Bowl
  • Curried Carrot Fritters Curried Carrot Fritters
lunch
  • Chicken Caesar Salad Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Bangin’ Sausage Sarnie Bangin’ Sausage Sarnie
  • Ultimate Salad Ultimate Salad
dinner
  • One-Pan Mediterranean Lamb Chops One-Pan Mediterranean Lamb Chops
  • Pork with Kimchi Cabbage Pork with Kimchi Cabbage
  • BLATT Burger BLATT Burger

Our IQS Experts

with you all the way

Our crew of IQS Experts are on call to mentor you throughout the Program. You’ll be able to connect with them 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
  • Diana Tencic Personal Trainer, Fitness and Food Coach
  • Emily Seddon Naturopath and Nutritionist
  • Megan Yonson Nutritionist and Recipe Developer
  • Aaron Callaghan Personal Trainer
  • Liesbeth Geerligs Psychologist
  • Claudette Freeman Clinical Nutritionist and Research Writer
  • Ross Andrews Fitness Coach and Trainer
  • Lidia Bier Naturopath and Nutritionist
  • Talia Seychell Naturopath, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Counsellor and Healer
  • Angelique Panagos Nutritional Therapist
  • Nat Kringoudis Acupuncturist and Natural Fertility Specialist
  • Hasmira Sloane Medical Herbalist and Health and Wellbeing Coach
  • Victoria McCarthy Nurse Consultant and Food and Nutritional Coach
  • Joanne McCormack General Practitioner
  • Nicola Sankey Nutritional Therapist
  • Corina Baylis General Practitioner
  • Lauren Gayfer Nutritional Therapist
  • Claire Grullemans Naturopath and Nutritionist
  • Monica Schweickle Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher
  • Carla Thomas Holistic Counsellor and Nutrition Educator
  • Raj Barker Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher
  • Nadine Veverka Personal Trainer
  • Dr Steven Lin Dentist
  • Kate Pamphilon Kinesiologist
  • Vanessa Platt Holistic Dentist
  • Wilma MacDonald Nutritional Therapist
  • Marieke Rodenstein Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Keri Maas Cardiac Physiologist
  • Rachel Wyndham Medical Doctor and Naturopath
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success stories

WHAT 8WP GRADUATES SAY

Quitting sugar is the easiest way to reclaim and embrace your health and wellness.

Whether they’ve lost weight, reduced their medication or gained a whole new lease of life, 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 5.4kg. I have more energy, feel calmer and no longer experience mood swings.”

  • 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.”

  • Tahlia

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

  • Natasha

    "I feel like a new person."

  • Kirra

    "I’m no longer on the brink of diabetes."

  • Ivy

    "I quit sugar, and lost 23 kilos."

  • Marilyn

    "I was a Weight Watchers’ lifetime member for 35 years. Then I quit sugar."

  • Lilian

    "I’ve finally found balance."

  • Sammy

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

  • Sarah

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

  • Rosemary

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

  • Jess

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

  • Amanda

    "Quitting sugar helped my anxiety and my autoimmune disease."

  • Trish

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

  • Emily

    "I lost 20lbs the healthy way and my skin has never looked better."

  • Victoria

    "I feel comfortable in my own body."

  • Nicole

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

  • Rani

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

  • Natasha

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

  • Tabitha

    "I quit sugar and lost 15 kilos!"

  • Jess

    "Quitting sugar gave me strength and energy."

  • Laura

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

  • Glen and Sarah

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

  • Anita

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

  • Renee

    "I was a sugar addict."

  • Katherine

    "I’ve never felt better!"

  • Jessie

    "I feel in control and more energised."

  • Jackie

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

  • Kristin

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

  • Dara

    "I lost weight and kept it off."

  • Jon

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

  • Susan and Carrie

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

  • Adam

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

  • Daniela

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

  • Fay

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

  • Lucy

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

  • Bonni

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

  • Erin

    "I feel more like myself."

  • Ella

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

  • Rebecca

    "I quit sugar and my kids benefited too!"

  • Laura

    "I am having so much fun going through the recipes and trying out new things."

More Real Stories

*Results may vary from person to person

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 from AUD $150.
When does the next Program start?
Our next Program starts on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
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 during the process.
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, there’s always someone 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 gets used to your new eating habits. 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. This is what we like to call food freedom, and it’s our job is to get you there. After the Program, we like to focus on “low sugar”, rather than “no sugar”. But after you’ve cut right back on the amount of processed foods in your diet, it’s much easier to stick to the recommendation of no more than 6–9 teaspoons of added (free) 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 [---] can I do the Program
Whether you’re dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, Paleo, egg-free or 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 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 two weeks post-Program to cater to people who may wish to start a little later.
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