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Building on the science of nutrition that she outlined in her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac, Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons now presents the first complete, in-depth dietary plan for living with–and healing–sugar sensitivity. She explains exactly how you can free your mind and body from the tyranny of sugar and shake off the exhaustion, mental fogginess, and mood swings t Building on the science of nutrition that she outlined in her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac, Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons now presents the first complete, in-depth dietary plan for living with–and healing–sugar sensitivity. She explains exactly how you can free your mind and body from the tyranny of sugar and shake off the exhaustion, mental fogginess, and mood swings that sugar dependence causes. Revealing the various ways sugar addiction affects both men and women, and the unique methods for healing it, Dr. DesMaisons encourages you to custom-tailor her simple program to fit your lifestyle and includes information on • How to integrate a “slow-carbs not low-carbs” strategy into your diet • Why regular protein is essential and how to get it with every meal • What to eat when a sugar craving strikes • How to get the nutrition you need on the run–even at fast-food restaurants • How to find an exercise program you’ll enjoy • Ten breakfasts you can prepare in a flash • Menus and recipes for every lifestyle and taste Practical, hands-on, and reader friendly, The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program will transform your life by helping you eat right–starting today!


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Building on the science of nutrition that she outlined in her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac, Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons now presents the first complete, in-depth dietary plan for living with–and healing–sugar sensitivity. She explains exactly how you can free your mind and body from the tyranny of sugar and shake off the exhaustion, mental fogginess, and mood swings t Building on the science of nutrition that she outlined in her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac, Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons now presents the first complete, in-depth dietary plan for living with–and healing–sugar sensitivity. She explains exactly how you can free your mind and body from the tyranny of sugar and shake off the exhaustion, mental fogginess, and mood swings that sugar dependence causes. Revealing the various ways sugar addiction affects both men and women, and the unique methods for healing it, Dr. DesMaisons encourages you to custom-tailor her simple program to fit your lifestyle and includes information on • How to integrate a “slow-carbs not low-carbs” strategy into your diet • Why regular protein is essential and how to get it with every meal • What to eat when a sugar craving strikes • How to get the nutrition you need on the run–even at fast-food restaurants • How to find an exercise program you’ll enjoy • Ten breakfasts you can prepare in a flash • Menus and recipes for every lifestyle and taste Practical, hands-on, and reader friendly, The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program will transform your life by helping you eat right–starting today!

30 review for The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program

  1. 5 out of 5

    Miranda

    Excellent plan, but the writing style was a little over the top. Not *every* person who has a problem with sugar runs out to buy sweets when the cupboards are sparse or eats ice cream in front of the TV every night. This book seemed to be aimed at the lowest possible common denominator. Also, when I've already bought the book, I don't want to read 30 pages of sales pitch. That said, I was able to read through to get the important information and strategies that ARE outlined in this book, which m Excellent plan, but the writing style was a little over the top. Not *every* person who has a problem with sugar runs out to buy sweets when the cupboards are sparse or eats ice cream in front of the TV every night. This book seemed to be aimed at the lowest possible common denominator. Also, when I've already bought the book, I don't want to read 30 pages of sales pitch. That said, I was able to read through to get the important information and strategies that ARE outlined in this book, which merits reading by anyone who has ever wondered about the connection between diet and quality of life.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was an excellent book. It should have received 5 stars, but I'm not a big fan of the authors style. THis is a book by a woman, written for women, especially fluffy women. I find it highly annoying when books like this use phrases like "keep loving on yourself" Just because we are women does not mean we need to be wrapped in pillows and showered in rose petals. It's possible to be supportive and understanding without being condescending. It provides several basic steps that are right in line This was an excellent book. It should have received 5 stars, but I'm not a big fan of the authors style. THis is a book by a woman, written for women, especially fluffy women. I find it highly annoying when books like this use phrases like "keep loving on yourself" Just because we are women does not mean we need to be wrapped in pillows and showered in rose petals. It's possible to be supportive and understanding without being condescending. It provides several basic steps that are right in line with all metabolic management steps. eat 3 meals a day don't snack. Last meal 3 hours before dinner protein at every meal, especially breakfast. replace white fast carbohydrate foods with slow brown complex carbohydrates and add more fruits and veggies. None of that is news. What is EXCELLENT about her book is that it gives a solid understanding how how the body's rewards system works, and why addiction is such a crucial concept. The way the body uses beta-endorphin and serotonin, and the way the body MAKES serotonin is critical information, and Kathleen describes it beautifully. THIS information is what is critical to all health counselors and anyone looking to revamp their diet and struggling with cravings for sugary foods like pasta, donuts, cake or coffee-drinks. Ignore the fluffy bunny attitude of the writer if you find it as annoying as I did, and you'll have a great weapon in your arsenal for weight loss and health improvement through lifestyle changes. A note: I read this in the Kindle format. It was one of the buggier conversions I've come across. I recommend the Dead Tree Version of this one for better reading.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I thought this was a fascinating book with some excellent theories and scientific research about how our bodies handle and process the amount of sugar we eat. I could completely relate to so many aspects of what the physical, emotional, and chemical reactions in creates in our bodies. And I LOVE her practical, methodical "recovery" program. I plan on buying and copying and using it frequently... I thought this was a fascinating book with some excellent theories and scientific research about how our bodies handle and process the amount of sugar we eat. I could completely relate to so many aspects of what the physical, emotional, and chemical reactions in creates in our bodies. And I LOVE her practical, methodical "recovery" program. I plan on buying and copying and using it frequently...

  4. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Hi, my name is Andrea, and I'm a sugar addict. And you know what? I think I'm okay with that. I picked up this book at the library on a whim in order to see if I could find some ideas for cutting back on sugar a bit. The ideas I found were mostly what I already do when I feel like I've been eating too much white stuff (sugar, white flour, white rice, etc): eat more protein and whole grains, eat regular meals, keep sweets out of the house, etc. (Though if I tried to do the three meals a day that t Hi, my name is Andrea, and I'm a sugar addict. And you know what? I think I'm okay with that. I picked up this book at the library on a whim in order to see if I could find some ideas for cutting back on sugar a bit. The ideas I found were mostly what I already do when I feel like I've been eating too much white stuff (sugar, white flour, white rice, etc): eat more protein and whole grains, eat regular meals, keep sweets out of the house, etc. (Though if I tried to do the three meals a day that this books suggests, experience informs me that I'd be a cranky wreck, even when I'm not eating sugar--my body does seem to need 3 to 4 hour feedings). The potato before bed idea was new to me; I'm looking forward to trying it. But other than that, there wasn't anything I found new or helpful. The ultimate goal of the program is going clean of sugar, and that is what I have no desire to do--it's way too limiting for me, and I've already found strategies that do a decent job of keeping the amount of sugar I eat in check. Small amounts of sugar don't seem to be a problem for me, and when I'm eating enough that it starts to cause cravings, believe me, I notice. But if you think your life would be better without sugar in it and haven't come up with a good strategy to make that happen yet, then this book is probably worth a try.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    This one was a disappointment. There were quite a few helpful bits, but I'm sorry I just can't take seriously someone who has a section in their book about how to highlight said book. Way to talk down to your readers. I am a sugar addict, and I am going to do a few of the things the author puts into her program. But her approach in general is tailored towards people who are way bigger addicts than I am, and I often didn't feel like the author was speaking to me. This one was a disappointment. There were quite a few helpful bits, but I'm sorry I just can't take seriously someone who has a section in their book about how to highlight said book. Way to talk down to your readers. I am a sugar addict, and I am going to do a few of the things the author puts into her program. But her approach in general is tailored towards people who are way bigger addicts than I am, and I often didn't feel like the author was speaking to me.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nicky

    I'd give this book 500 stars if I could. I recommend it to anyone who can't say no to sweet things and can never have just one bickie. It will explain the biochemistry of your body and give you tools to balance things out so you can eat for your own unique body chemistry and learn to say no to sugar. I'd give this book 500 stars if I could. I recommend it to anyone who can't say no to sweet things and can never have just one bickie. It will explain the biochemistry of your body and give you tools to balance things out so you can eat for your own unique body chemistry and learn to say no to sugar.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I read this a few years ago and am realizing now that I ought to add it to the Goodreads "shelf" of books I love. It's such an important book, written by the first person to get her PhD in Addictive Nutrition, Kathleen DesMaisons. Here is a quote from her website, Radiant Recovery.com, which captures what I want to say so much better than I could: "You probably think your sugar addiction is about lack of willpower or discipline or motivation. It is not. It is about your biochemistry. You were bo I read this a few years ago and am realizing now that I ought to add it to the Goodreads "shelf" of books I love. It's such an important book, written by the first person to get her PhD in Addictive Nutrition, Kathleen DesMaisons. Here is a quote from her website, Radiant Recovery.com, which captures what I want to say so much better than I could: "You probably think your sugar addiction is about lack of willpower or discipline or motivation. It is not. It is about your biochemistry. You were born with a body that responds to sugar, alcohol and refined carbohydrates differently than other people. You are sugar sensitive. Sugar acts like a drug in your body. In fact, it affects the very same brain chemicals that morphine, heroin and amphetamines do. Because you have a sugar-sensitive body, you can be addicted to sugar. You can’t NOT eat it. And because you are sugar sensitive, the “high” you get from eating sugar is actually heightened. Sugar addiction is not a joke or a fad. It is a serious problem for your health and happiness. Being sugar sensitive means you have unstable blood sugar, low serotonin and low beta endorphin. All three are out of balance. When this happens, you feel bad and you cannot will or medicate or talk your way into feeling better. Therapy, self-help or 12-step programs alone cannot heal you either because they do not heal the cause of your addiction: your sugar-sensitive biochemistry." The path to healing from sugar addiction isn't quick -- slow and steady is truly the only way to do it-- and this book helps you through a nutrition program that will support and heal your body slowly so that when you are ready to detox from the sugar, your body and your mind will be ready.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    Much of this books is information I already know and do - whole grains, protein at each meal, water, balanced breakfast, etc. However, I found the idea of eating a potato before bed completely new. She shares lots of good evidence and I plan to read that chapter to my husband. I rate the book 4 stars, not necessarily because I learned so much but for other reasons. It is well organized. The author is very qualified to write the book. The book includes good, concrete ideas for phasing sugar out of Much of this books is information I already know and do - whole grains, protein at each meal, water, balanced breakfast, etc. However, I found the idea of eating a potato before bed completely new. She shares lots of good evidence and I plan to read that chapter to my husband. I rate the book 4 stars, not necessarily because I learned so much but for other reasons. It is well organized. The author is very qualified to write the book. The book includes good, concrete ideas for phasing sugar out of your life. She encourages creating healthier lifetime habits a little at a time. The book is short, simply written, validating and gentle. It gets a little repetitive at times, but I think it would be valuable for anyone with a sugar addiction. It definitely motivated me to be a little more diligent.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Hi. I'm a sugar addict. If, like me, you: 1. Have tried to cut down or control your use of sweet foods? 2. Are using more sweet foods than ever before? 3. Miss your regular "dose" of sugar and you get cranky and irritable? 4. Have gotten upset because someone ate your special food? 5. Have lied about how much sweet food you eat? 6. Have ever gone out of your way to get something sweet? 7. Have ever binged on sweet or refined flour foods? 8. Have ever felt like you have a sugar hangover? 9. Find it impossi Hi. I'm a sugar addict. If, like me, you: 1. Have tried to cut down or control your use of sweet foods? 2. Are using more sweet foods than ever before? 3. Miss your regular "dose" of sugar and you get cranky and irritable? 4. Have gotten upset because someone ate your special food? 5. Have lied about how much sweet food you eat? 6. Have ever gone out of your way to get something sweet? 7. Have ever binged on sweet or refined flour foods? 8. Have ever felt like you have a sugar hangover? 9. Find it impossible to "just say no" to sweet foods? 10. Find sugar is controlling your life? Then this book is for you. If not, well then just keep on walking. Nothing to read here. Also, I'm hugely jealous of you and you should know that I will eat the rest of the cake you left on your plate because you're "not hungry" for it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Bad rip-off on the Atkins Diet. The few tidbits of useful information are overwhelmed by touchy-feely babble (the book would be fifty pages at most if this poorly edited tripe were removed). My expectations were low, but, to be fair, it did provide entertainment while I was stuck in line at the DMV for an hour (which is about how long it takes to read the decent parts of this book). It's depressing it got such good reviews on Amazon ... no wonder thousands of people apply to The Biggest Loser ev Bad rip-off on the Atkins Diet. The few tidbits of useful information are overwhelmed by touchy-feely babble (the book would be fifty pages at most if this poorly edited tripe were removed). My expectations were low, but, to be fair, it did provide entertainment while I was stuck in line at the DMV for an hour (which is about how long it takes to read the decent parts of this book). It's depressing it got such good reviews on Amazon ... no wonder thousands of people apply to The Biggest Loser every year. Not recommended.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Clare K. R.

    I may raise my rating once I've actually gone through the program (I intend to at least try it), but certainly not above four stars. The book is sometimes inconsistent, it could really be organized better (if there's an official list of steps, at least put it at the front of the book, not buried in only one chapter!), and based on the symptoms given, I'm honestly not too sure I'm actually considered a sugar addict. But I would like to eat less sugar. I may raise my rating once I've actually gone through the program (I intend to at least try it), but certainly not above four stars. The book is sometimes inconsistent, it could really be organized better (if there's an official list of steps, at least put it at the front of the book, not buried in only one chapter!), and based on the symptoms given, I'm honestly not too sure I'm actually considered a sugar addict. But I would like to eat less sugar.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Justine

    a very simple approach to eating, taking small steps and slowly eliminating sugar from my diet. easy to read, great suggestions, with grocery list and recipes. how food effects physiology (serotonin levels). choosing the right foods can heal depression and many other ailments. Protein, protein, protein with every meal. this recovery program does not ban any certain food groups, only sugar.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This is an amazing book as is her other one on sugar addict's. She works with addicts-alcoholics. They come to here when nothing else will help them and she has a 92% success rate with them. She uses this same strategy for sugar addicts. Fixing the brains chemical elements that are off for any addicts. So good. I ordered it in for my local library! This is an amazing book as is her other one on sugar addict's. She works with addicts-alcoholics. They come to here when nothing else will help them and she has a 92% success rate with them. She uses this same strategy for sugar addicts. Fixing the brains chemical elements that are off for any addicts. So good. I ordered it in for my local library!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

    I'm currently reading this book for the second time because I need the reminder the author gives me. The book supports what I'm trying to change in my own eating habits. She (the author) gives research as well as solutions to overcoming what really is an addiction. I'm currently reading this book for the second time because I need the reminder the author gives me. The book supports what I'm trying to change in my own eating habits. She (the author) gives research as well as solutions to overcoming what really is an addiction.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    After reading this book, my suspicions were confirmed that I am indeed a sugar addict. This book has some helpful tips to try and kick this habit, if one is in the mindset to do so. Maybe someday, I will be.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Aischa

    A "must read" passed over from my neighbor. It was written in 2000, and only this year did I hear that sugar is like a drug. It looks informative, and useful. Jeez my pile of diet and self-help books is growing. I need a month at the beach to read. A "must read" passed over from my neighbor. It was written in 2000, and only this year did I hear that sugar is like a drug. It looks informative, and useful. Jeez my pile of diet and self-help books is growing. I need a month at the beach to read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    I mostly loved this book and I am converted to the ideas. Some of the chapters were too technical and repetitive and I had a hard time getting through them, but overall a great book and a wonderful plan!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    This book helps folks realize how much sugar we eat. I've become mindful of ingredients more now; however, I would never take sugar completely out of my diet as this book suggests. We live only once. This book helps folks realize how much sugar we eat. I've become mindful of ingredients more now; however, I would never take sugar completely out of my diet as this book suggests. We live only once.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rita

    Building on the science of nutrition that she outlined in her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac , Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons now presents the first complete, in-depth dietary plan for living with__and healing__sugar sensitivity.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    Because I mean COME ON - something's gotta give here. Because I mean COME ON - something's gotta give here.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Grandma Judy

    Interesting book. I've tried eating a potato before bedtime like she suggests, and didn't notice any difference in sleep. I'm not a sugar addict, tho, so it could help those addicted to sugar. Interesting book. I've tried eating a potato before bedtime like she suggests, and didn't notice any difference in sleep. I'm not a sugar addict, tho, so it could help those addicted to sugar.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Trying the plan now. So far so good. Not a diet, a lifestyle change. Interesting science behind it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mindy

    This is me. If you can't stay away from sugar and you want to - this is the book for you. This is me. If you can't stay away from sugar and you want to - this is the book for you.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Pam Reeder

    I don't think I'm a sugar addict, but enjoyed reading. I don't think I'm a sugar addict, but enjoyed reading.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    comforting, simple, grounding advice.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Darin

    I like the premise of the book and have begun using it as a partial guideline to how I eat, but I found it to be too wordy. Some of the material at the end I just skimmed.

  27. 5 out of 5

    George

    The science was interesting, but brief. The author struggles with keeping on topic. I couldn't relate to the subject enough, and I wonder if there was even enough meat there for someone who does. The science was interesting, but brief. The author struggles with keeping on topic. I couldn't relate to the subject enough, and I wonder if there was even enough meat there for someone who does.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ronnie

    changed diet to low carb, I didn't end up finishing the book. changed diet to low carb, I didn't end up finishing the book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Robinson

    Good biochemistry in the book, but sadly just like the exercise videos on the shelf - with out putting the info to use - one remains an addict.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Beth Balen

    Some interesting ideas for getting off sugar. I'm such a sugar hog! Some interesting ideas for getting off sugar. I'm such a sugar hog!

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