Sarah Wilson’s name is synonymous with her best-selling book, and now eight week program, titled I Quit Sugar.
On Mamamia’s lifestyle podcast, Can’t Live Without, Wilson explained that five years ago she was “very unwell…I had a knarly sugar addiction.”
But she wasn’t chowing down on bags of lollies, or drinking 10 cans of Coke a day. Rather, her sugar intake was covert. She says it was in the honey she was adding to her chai tea, or the fruit juice she would have with breakfast.
That was until she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Hasimoto’s thyroiditis, and decided that something had to change.
Listen to Sarah Wilson talk about eating sugar on Can’t Live Without.
So as an experiment for a column she was writing at the time, Wilson decided to quit sugar.
Since then, she has written several books and developed an 8-week program, to help people – in Wilson’s words – “recalibrate your appetite hormones”.
But what most people don’t know, is that the smiling face next to the big words “I QUIT SUGAR” actually eats sugar. Every day.
Excuse me, but I have something in common with Sarah Wilson and I did not think this day would come.