Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve SchaubYear of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub

Year of No Sugar: A Memoir

byEve Schaub

Paperback | April 8, 2014

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For fans of the New York Times bestseller I Quit Sugar or Katie Couric's controversial food industry documentary Fed Up, A Year of No Sugar is a delightfully readable account of how [one family] survived a yearlong sugar-free diet and lived to tell the tale? A funny, intelligent, and informative memoir." -Kirkus 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 opened 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 quit 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 about "kicking the sugar addiction" looks like for a real American family-a roller coaster of unexpected discoveries and challenges. "As an outspoken advocate for healthy eating, I found Schaub's book to shine a much-needed spotlight on an aspect of American culture that is making us sick, fat, and unhappy, and it does so with wit and warmth."-Suvir Sara, author of Indian Home Cooking "Delicious and compelling, her book is just about the best sugar substitute I've ever encountered."-Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Powers"
Eve O. Schaub graduated from Cornell and Rochester Institute of Technology. She has written for Vermont Life and Vermont Magazine, among others. During her family's year of no sugar, Schaub blogged regularly and was often a guest on WAMC, New York's NPR affiliate, as well as a regular visitor to Vermont Public Radio. She lives in Verm...
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Title:Year of No Sugar: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.57 × 0.85 inPublished:April 8, 2014Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781402295874

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as expected This book was a disappointment. I didn't finish reading it, it didn't have much in the way of how to quit sugar, or anything useful.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not much substance but a "nice" read Should have been called "Year of Less Sugar". "No Sugar" doesn't mean no sugar in this case. Sugar treats once a month, or when they're in Italy or made from dates and bananas or whatever she can find to satisfy her sweet tooth - instead of just biting the bullet - doesn't translate into no sugar to me. Absolutely no infomation on any health benefits they may have seen - except the kids didn't miss as much school as in previous years - which I found odd as Dr Robert Lustig started her on this journey and she refers to David Gillespie frequently. Maybe there were none because French fries, potato chips, canola oil and Crisco were okay. (Okay, I know canola oil and Crisco don't have sugar, but really?) If you want to be entertained, this almost does it. If your looking for information, there are much better books out there.
Date published: 2014-06-15