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The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program Paperback – May 28, 2002
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The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program is not a quick fix; DesMaisons's plan aims to eliminate sugar cravings, requiring five days of "detox," along with building up the resolve to stick to the recommendations over time--including while out at restaurants, during social gatherings, and while traveling. Fortunately, she offers plenty of tips for those situations, and her prescription is practical and easy to follow, including seven steps as simple as making sure some protein is included with each meal. (That's not to say this is a high-protein, low-carb diet; she criticizes Dr. Robert Atkins and other fad-diet hawkers.) DesMaisons includes more than 50 recipes that cover breakfast through dinner; advice for choosing comfort foods to replace those M&Ms and sodas; and an invitation to join the support group she runs through her Web site. The Recovery Program should be of particular interest to parents and teachers, considering the way sugar-saturated foods are ruthlessly marketed to children--Coke machines are more and more commonplace in elementary schools--and that many of the behaviors DesMaisons links to sugar sensitivity are remarkably similar to those of ADHD. --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program picks up where Potatoes not Prozac left off, and provides the practical know how to follow the plan outlined in Potatoes not Prozac. (By the way, this book stands by itself, so you don't need to read Potatoes not Prozac first.) It's full of practical tips and techniques. You'll learn how to make a grocery list, and shop for food, how to find a sugar free snack at a convenience store, what to order when you eat out, how to deal with nosy people who try to get you to eat sugar, how to sail through the holidays without sugar, and many other things. The book also features recipes submitted by people who are following the way of eating described in the book.
Kathleen DesMaisons has a very accessible writing style. You feel as though you are having a conversation with her. A feature I really enjoyed in this book is quotes from people who have been following the program. In case you are having doubts about the ability to have a good life without sugar, just read some of the quotes. It can be done, and here are real people who are doing it, just to prove it to you.
If you have even the slightest suspicion that you might be sugar sensitive, buy this book. It could totally change your life. In the last two years, since I started this program, I have changed in so many ways, I feel that I am finally becoming the person I was meant to be, instead of just staying stuck in depression and negativity. This book will show you how you too can become the person you were meant to be.
I have implemented these changes in my life and my life is turning around. People are telling me how radiant I look! My mind is clear and I am energetic and creative. I am going through the holidays without being tempted by the myriad of "treats" surrounding me.
For the first time, I really know how to take care of myself with food and, more importantly, I am able to follow through on what I know.
Kathleen's research and experience are a lifesaver! I highly recommend this book. And make sure to check out her website, which is an abundant resource: [...]
This new book is a wonderful hands on, practical guide that addresses all the details and questions people might have for implementing a revolutionary new way of addressing addiction related to sugar sensitivity. Gathered from her own personal experiences as well as those of the global community that has grown in support of each other, she offers us menus, shopping lists, recipes and practical tips to guide us in ways to heal our biochemistry through food.
All who have experienced the feeling of hopelessness surrounding addiction, who are looking for a solution that works, will find simple tools in this book to help reestablish their physical, mental and emotional well being.
Bravo, Dr. DesMaisons! This is a 'keep it with me all the time' guide to the serenity, sanity and radiance that has eluded me because of addiction.
I've written a review because it's that important. This book as well
as the author's first book (Potatoes Not Prozac) is life-saving and
life-changing. I am 37 years old and I've finally discovered why my
whole life has been wrought with mood swings, unpredictable violent
tempers, depression, body pain, obesity, low self-esteem etc. The
reason: sugar sensitivity and an unbalanced biochemistry. My whole
life is changing now for the better since reading the books and
getting support from the author's community forum. I thank God everyday that I found these
books and Kathleen DesMaisons.
Because of my irregular work hours, I can't eat my meals at "normal" meal times. But this program is adaptable to MY schedule, not someone else's. I just follow the outline for eating at proper intervals, and keep it in the context of my workday. And it works! I have begun to lose weight, and I no longer have to depend on an antidepressant to elevate my moods. I have been out of the depression for over a year, and I have never felt better.
Dr. DesMaisons' second book, "The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program" is a great follow-up to her first book. It gives us a "roadmap" to follow to recover from sugar addiction, as well as practical information to incorporate this program into everyday use. I recommend it to anyone who wants to feel better and live life the way it is meant to be lived!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Made sense.....not. If you want to eat potatoes every night before bed then this book is for you. The logic made sense but the execution wore off real quick . Read morePublished 17 days ago by Barry L. Sholder
amazing hooked on sugar my whole life,being a nurse and knowing this is science based info convinced me, a must readPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I can't take any nutrition book seriously which relies so heavily on protien powders, defines a meal by using McDonald's as an example and tells you eating a potato before bed is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by KatieShow
I highly recommend this book for people who are addicted to sugar. Nothing is cold turkey or extreme and the knowledge and science behind our addiction is interesting and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michele
I found this book very gimmicky and felt like the author was constantly selling and pushing her ideas, as if I were purchasing a product. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ali S.
Love this program! I started 1/5/16, and today is 2/26/16. I've lost 12 lbs from not snacking. I am not rushing through this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ellen
Everyone should read this whether they think they are sugar addicts or not. Our whole society is addicted.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer