Year of No Sugar

Year of No Sugar

A Memoir

eBook - 2014
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It's Dinnertime. Do You Know Where Your Sugar Is Coming From?Most likely everywhere. Sure, it's in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve O. Schaub was the secret world of sugar—hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year.Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet—including diabetes, obesity, and increased incidences of health problems such as heart disease and cancer. The stories, tips, and recipes she shares throw fresh light on questionable nutritional advice we've been following for years and show that it is possible to eat at restaurants and go grocery shopping—with less and even no added sugar.Year of No Sugar is what the conversation...
Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781402295881
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sunnyfeline
Jul 02, 2017

Interesting and funny book about a family that decided to take on a year-long project of no added sugar. Some eye-opening facts are mentioned in this book about eating sugar in your diet. This has motivated me to continue watching my sugar intake, especially after learning about how it can affect your health in some unexpected ways.

AL_PATTYJI Jan 05, 2017

I have reduced my sugar intake drastically in the last 9 months. I am always searching for information regarding the hidden sugars in our food. This book is a light-hearted look at how sugar is in everything we eat. I also watched a video that the author recommends and was blown away by the facts about high-fructose corn syrup! It is definitely a good read for those who are looking for the truth about sugar.

AL_RACHEL Nov 10, 2016

A light-hearted approach to a year without a substance that most Americans would claim is essential. The family in the book would most definitely be described as normal. Yes, they still ate sugar. But my impression was that they did exactly what most people do when they change how or what they eat. You have to find a happy medium between your "before" and your goal in order to stay motivated.

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modestgoddess
Jun 25, 2016

Interesting and delightful and thought-provoking. Once you've read this book, you'll never look at everyday life the same way again. My God, so much sugar everywhere! We were inspired to attempt our own year of no sugar - which very quickly went down the toilet. However...we are much more aware of how much we consume. And sometimes we tell ourselves, There Will Be No Sugar Shaming Today. But - definitely good to be cognizant of just how prevalent sugar is in our diets these days.

SHETALKSTOANGELS Jun 02, 2016

Absolutely a delight !
I love her story, her family and her description of their experiences.

I too have found sugar to be ' the devil ' and has kept me a prisoner for over 3 decades, so I banished it from my life.
A++++++++++

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JACKCHENG
May 20, 2016

the comments are good and now I want to read it.

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Lottie_da_best
May 16, 2016

I haven't read this book yet but it seems amazing!!!

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typekase
Mar 25, 2016

Really enjoyed reading this book.

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kewly
Feb 03, 2015

Also a funny read, the author has a great sense of humor. I found the book gave lots of info that I had not heard before, although I had read some other stuff about sugar online (DR Mercola).
I know many are interested in buying organic, gluten free, non-gmo, etc, but cutting unnecessary sugar is just as important, if not more!

I have been buying xylitol instead and the mints and gum have great side benefits such as dental caries prevention! For a serious sugar addict its a sweet miracle! Theirs a book called that too that has great recipes and things you can try that replace sugar and taste exactly the same! ;-)

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TheresaAJ
Jan 26, 2015

The author and her family embark on a year of no sugar in rural Vermont in 2011. As she, her husband, and two school-age daughters adjust to the new routine, the author finds herself spending more and more time cooking each day. Schaub also explores alternatives to sugar with decidedly mixed results. Excerpts from her oldest daughter's diary and sidebar essays from her husband add a different perspective to the experiment. An interesting story for those considering changing their eating habits!

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mccracch
May 25, 2014

After watching a convincing youtube video about the dangers of fructose, Eve takes her family on a wild ride of the "year without sugar"--a near impossibility in America since we sugar everything--drinks, bread, sauces...

She is brutal, and she is honest with what her family is going through. The downside is--her job is to stay at home and write about not eating sugar and cook all the time. While you may feel inclined to swear off sugar after reading this one, it is pretty clear that is an impossibility without a similar situation.

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