Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Book Review & Giveaway

WIN: Beat Sugar Addiction Now!

The cutting-edge program that cures your type of sugar addiction and puts you on the road to feeling great – And losing weight!

Author: Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. with Chrystle Fiedler

Published: 2010  Pages: 255
Genre: Health

Price: $16.99 / £10.99

Purchase 'Beat Sugar Addiction Now!' HERE (USA) & HERE (UK)

In January 2013 I made the big decision to go sugar-free. I had this strong intuitive feeling that sugar was not only damaging the skin under my eyes but that it was also causing erratic mood swings, depression and other health and hormonal issues. Back then I did a whole lot of research on how to go about giving up sugar, but I now realise since reading 'Beat Sugar Now', that it would have been far easier to simply buy the book.

'Beat Sugar Now' is a perfect guide for anyone wishing to give up sugar. 

My Experience

We are surrounded by a sugar-filled society, where often if you refuse or decide not to take a piece of cake or chocolate offered to you, you are looked upon as strange. Since giving up sugar I think it is now strange to eat sugar (especially refined). This is a big change for a total sugar addict.

Being a recovering sugar addict, I know how challenging it can be to give up sugar. Not just the initial craving phase, but the very thought of making it a life-long decision to do the opposite of what many people in the world are doing. To have had a guide on hand would have made my sugar detox far easier than it was.

Why 'Beat Sugar Now!'?

It is obvious after reading this book that the author knows what it is like to be a sugar addict. It takes you through the step-by-step process to quitting sugar with effortless ease. Unlike my own research, Jacob goes into more depth on why we are addicted to sugar. I did not realise that there are many different types of sugar addict, and you may be a sugar addict that is affected by more than simply the craving for that cake or chocolate.

Jacob as a medical doctor gives a lot of support to the reader. He does not fill the book with jargon and so anyone can understand all about their own sugar addiction and how to make the changes.

Unlike other diet programmes this is not a scary program where you will feel hungry or lacking. Each chapter takes you through your particular sugar addiction and how to release the need for sugar in your diet. 

The different sugar addicts are:

Type 1: Addicted to caffeine and energy drinks containing caffeine - often exhausted.
Type 2: Addicted to sugar because they have adrenal gland issues and tiredness.
Type 3: Needing sugar regularly from morning to night - candida/yeast overgrowth.
Type 4: Depressed and craving carbs - hormonal issues. 

After doing the short quizzes to find out what type of sugar addict I was, I discovered I was a combination of type 2, 3 and 4. My highest score in the type 4 and type 2. The guidance in the book has helped me immensely. As someone that experiences low blood pressure often, Jacob gave me a great tips on how to raise my blood pressure and to balance my adrenals. The description of each sugar addict was so informative to me and as the book went on it is split into chapters where you get brilliant advice on what to eat, how to eat, and any supplementation that may help your particular addiction.

The book is separated into well organised sections and for each sugar addiction type a helpful bullet-pointed 'Wellness Prescription' is provided, which rounds up what is said within the chapter if you are wanting a quick overview after reading the book.  I discovered new options for my own sugar addiction. It was good to finally understand the benefits of salt and licorice  for my own sugar addiction type, which I have never considered before.

It gives an easy-to-follow plan on how to beat sugar addiction in a way that I didn't have when I tried to detox. Excellent news for anybody wanting to give up who has no idea where or how to begin.

I loved the in-depth section at the back that helps the reader focus on specific health concerns like anxiety, depression, sinusitis, irritable bowel syndrome and more. And if you want a quick overview of what to eat once you have finished reading the book, there is a section on the GI of foods to help you eat the best foods possible for your sugar addiction type.

Who Would Benefit From This Book?

Anyone struggling with weight issues that has tried every diet going and cannot sustain the diet and cannot lose the weight.

Those suffering from obesity.

Anyone that is diabetic.

People with anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sinusitis, hypothyroidism, heart disease, migraines, headaches.

Anyone that experiences regular mood swings and hormonal issues.

My Overview:

Easy to read, clear chapters. Very encouraging and supportive when giving up sugar. Not overly dramatic in its detox, so easy to sustain the change. Excellent for beginners wishing to detox, lose weight and experience a greater health balance. A great health plan for life. Fantastic dietary advice. Manageable eating plans. Helps you eat in a way that is more sustainable. Bullet-pointed overviews of each chapter, very descriptive and helpful in understanding specific health issues. Overall a program for lasting change.

This book encourages a lot of supplementation as part of each sugar addiction. While excellent and worthwhile, it may be a challenge for those on a low budget but this could be remedied with wholesome nutritious-full food and diet. 

I would like to give a big THANK YOU   
' Fair Winds Pressfor sponsoring this giveaway.

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ENDS Midnight 5th June

Post Disclaimer: I received 'Beat Sugar Addiction!' Now from Grantham Book Services. All opinions are my own.

Sugar Photograph : SHARED via CREATIVE COMMONS re-use policy. Taken by Umberto Salvagnin

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