The Sugar Detox
Brooke Alpert and Patricia Farris
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The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Look Years Younger
Brooke Alpert and Patricia Farris
Da Capo Lifelong Books
288 pages
June 2013
rated 4 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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The Sugar Detox offers a thorough, clearly explained and organized system to get your body off sugar and clear up your skin so you can “lose weight, feel great, and look years younger.”

The co-authors—nutritionist Brooke R. Alpert and Dr. Patricia Farris, a board-certified dermatologist—have pooled their experience in this comprehensive treatment plan to help people who want to break the sugar addiction but also suffer from premature aging, acne and other skin conditions which the co-authors link with excessive sugar consumption.

Multiple-choice quizzes that test your general knowledge about sugar, diet and health punctuate the simple, persuasive narrative text, charts and bullet points that make this book an easy resource and reference guide even after you have assimilated all the information about why you should detox your body.

The book addresses the foods that you should and should not eat in general but also during the four-week diet following the three-day super detox. An extensive skin care and exercise program are also included in this balanced regime.

The Sugar Detox reveals the various forms that sugar takes and how each form affects the body. The authors also discuss the seemingly innocuous “f” word – fructose. This practical guide also provides information on how to monitor your sugar intake as well as how to eat less sugar and avoid it when eating out, with easy-to-follow advice, such as eating modest amounts to maintain your blood sugar so you aren’t compelled to binge out of hunger.

The detox process is broken down week by week, highlighting and motivating you through the sugar withdrawal symptoms and reiterating food dos and don’ts as well as giving sample menus to fuel your determination. The “Dermal detox” process offers an equally detailed regime for the skin, revealing changes that you should see in your skin, in addition to breaking down the skin products available so you can best understand what products to use, and how to choose the products. A resource guide in the back of the book actually breaks these products down by brand to make obtaining the products simpler.

The final factor in the diet is an exercise regime, which is as thoroughly presented as the other aspects of the diet. This chapter breaks down an exercise regime for beginners through to advanced exercisers, with suggestions for types of exercises to follow.

The book motivates through to the end with the last chapters offering the reader tips on maintaining the weight, how and when to indulge in addition to numerous resources, such as recipes and appendices with food brands to keep your momentum going.

The Sugar Detox is a simple but extensive, practical and persuasive plan towards better health and living. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Maya Fleischmann, 2013

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