Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub

Year of No Sugar: A Memoir

byEve Schaub

Kobo ebook | 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

Title:Year of No Sugar: A MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 8, 2014Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:140229588X

ISBN - 13:9781402295881

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative and Easy to Read I really like this book. It is extremely informative and provides the narrative of a family taking on the challenge of not eating added sugar for a year. This book poses compelling arguments that one might not have ever thought.
Date published: 2018-04-06
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