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Thursday, June 12, 2014

I Quit, . . . Well, Not Really

In a detour from my usual reading fare, I chose a book that I thought could help me with one of my struggles--my weight. I Quit Sugar is one quick read, with a lot of information to digest, along with 108 recipes that look very enticing. Sarah Wilson has put together a step by step guide to detoxifying your body of sugar, along with how to keep it from being a controlling factor of your life.

From the get-go, this program will be very hard for me simply because there is a time where I will have to give up my fruit to completely cleanse myself of sugar. From the time I was tiny, sugar and I have been very good friends. Chocolate has always been a favorite, but a little over ten years ago, I had to give it up, along with a lot of other sugary things. The main sweet I have now is fruit, although I have been known to bake my own sugar-free cookies or other desserts when my sweet tooth is getting the best of me.

Sarah lays out the steps necessary along with valuable information that makes you wonder what it is that you are putting into your mouth. Her website has even more recipes than the book and if they are all like the one I made tonight, they are to die for. On page 96, she has a recipe for a Zucchini "Cheesecake." My husband had picked up the book and was flipping through it. He came upon this recipe and I asked him to read ingredients to me and I fell in love. I knew we were having company so I trotted myself to my local grocery store and bought the ingredients. I made it today and it was absolutely WONDERFUL! I never really thought about a savory cheesecake, but this is something to die for! I used it for a light dinner dish along with some biscuits, and then a strawberry cheesecake for dessert. All of this meal was sugar free as far as added sugars go and I got rave reviews for it. So Sarah, thank you for quitting sugar, and then showing us all how it's done.

My only criticism is that nutritional values are left off of the recipes.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a slice of heavenly cheesecake.

This book was provided for me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

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