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Taylor’s story: “Quitting sugar is the best thing I’ve ever done for my health!”

I Quit Sugar – Taylor’s story: “3 years ago I was overweight and unhappy. Now I’m a completely new person!"

Taylor thought calorie counting was the answer to her weight issues for years. But she was deeply unhappy, and her sweet tooth was out of control.

That’s when she discovered Sarah’s first book I Quit Sugar, and the joy of eating real food. Here’s Taylor on how she healed herself from the inside out.


Before I quit sugar, I really had no clue how much of it I was eating.

I could easily eat an entire block of chocolate, followed by a bag of Maltesers!

Then my boyfriend bought Sarah’s I Quit Sugar book online when we were living in the UK. Soft drinks and chocolate aside, I was shocked to learn how much sugar was in the pasta sauces, curry sauces, juices and “healthy” bars I was eating.

Sarah wasn’t lying when she said quitting sugar is like coming off “hard” drugs.

The first two weeks were hell. I had the shakes, I wanted to fall asleep at 2pm and I was STARVING all the time. But once we got into the swing I started to feel fantastic – I had energy for the first time since I was a kid!

All the extra tips and tricks Sarah has throughout the book helped a LOT.

It was so comforting for me to know that it was okay to slip up sometimes and that this was ultimately a lifestyle change rather than just another diet.

I especially love that almost nothing goes to waste in her recipes.

I’ve lost additional 12kgs since quitting sugar (and counting!)

I nearly died when I bought a size eight dress for my birthday in September! I’ve been a size 12–14 for the past two years and a size 14–16 before that.

As a result of all of the extra energy I felt motivated to get off my bum and get moving. I have always loved walking but I now run… I RUN!

I Quit Sugar – Taylor’s story: “3 years ago I was overweight and unhappy. Now I’m a completely new person!"

Quitting sugar was by far the best thing I’ve ever done for my health.

Not only because I’ve dropped a lot of weight, but also because I feel like my body is happy.

I’m making myself better on the inside. And as a result, I look and feel better on the outside.

I don’t feel bloated and sluggish anymore, and I don’t crave sweet things like I used to. My energy levels have soared and I sleep a lot better.  I had such bad pimply skin before, and now I rarely get a break out!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect. I do enjoy a sneaky piece of dark chocolate every now and then! But Sarah’s wellness philosophies have greatly impacted my life. I recommend it to anyone who asks me about it.

I have gotten my family onto the sugar-free wagon too!

I recently bought the I Quit Sugar: Simplicious book and I think my mum has already read it cover to cover! We regularly eat meals from the book and there isn’t any way we would go back to old habits now.

All I want to say is thank you to Sarah and her team.

Three years ago I was overweight and unhappy, I never thought I’d reach my fitness goals. Now I feel SO GOOD and like a completely new person!

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