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You can quit sugar and still do whaaaaaaaat?

By Marie-Antoinette Issa |


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Freaked out that quitting sugar will kill your social life? What if we told you, you have nothing to worry about! Don’t believe us? Take a peek at this.

You’re probably thinking, “ummmm, what kind of a detox is this?”. But let us explain.

If you join up to the 8-Week Program you’ll learn why it’s actually a sneaky sugar called fructose that’s the enemy. And we’ll teach you how to dodge your way around it, without making life a draconian misery of deprivation.

Yep, you CAN drink coffee when you quit sugar. Hallelujah!

Although coffee may place strain on your body as it tries to detox, we couldn’t ignore the health benefits (including reduced risks of stroke, heart disease and long-term memory loss) that come from a daily coffee. However, we do recommend limiting yourself to one standard cup a day while on the program, and if you take yours with milk, full-fat only (yep, more good news). 

Red wine with dinner is on the menu

One of the top questions we get asked about the 8-Week Program is about alcohol.

You would assume a drink made from grape juice is full of sugar, right? But there’s a secret… During winemaking process, the fructose actually gets converted into the alcohol. Brilliant!

So generally if wine has been fermented to ‘dry’ it contains very low levels of residual sugar – less than 1g/litre. On the 8-Week Program, you are allowed a glass of red wine with dinner a few nights a week. (FYI: Red wine is lower in fructose than white wine – so definitely the better option of the two.)

Beer and some spirits are also included!

Non-diet food gets the green light

Sarah is very vocal that she “doesn’t do diets”. While the Program meal plans fit within nutrition guidelines for caloric intake, they are also brimful with food that favours dense nutrition over fat-free (for very sound scientific reasons). Here’s a taste of some of the dishes: Juicy Jerk Chicken, Pulled Pork Nachos or Coconut Fluff Pancakes, perhaps?

This isn’t a program that means you have to put your real life on hold, but one that looks to show you how to get into your natural eating rhythm, kick the sugar addiction and improve your health and happiness.  

Are you surprised about any of the foods we include on our program?

Are you ready to transform your life and quit sugar for good? 
Join us on our next 8-Week Program, starting soon!

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