Monthly Archives: August 2014

#12 My Man Quits Sugar: Our Review of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program

Note: This is a review of the June 2014 program. For a review of the January 2015 program, click here.

Our review of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program includes what we believe are the best parts of the program, areas where it could improve, my husband’s thoughts on participating in it as a male, and also our tips for people thinking of registering for the upcoming program starting in September. Here goes! Continue reading

#11 My Man Quits Sugar: The Post-Program Interview

It doesn’t seem so long ago that I was interviewing my husband before we started the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program. But here we are, two months later, done and dusted! One week on, we are still going strong. We are still eating fructose-free meals, and I’m having lots of fun experimenting with fructose-free treats. The I Quit Sugar Peanut Butter Fudge (pictured below) is a huge success. Make it with crunchy peanut butter! Continue reading

Fructose Free! Salted Popcorn Brownie Sundae with Almond Toffee

While my husband and I were doing the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, I kept seeing salted caramel popcorn sundaes, EVERYWHERE. They seem to be the dessert of the moment. I wanted one. I promised myself that once the program was finished, I would get one.

But as the program progressed and I adjusted to life with minimal fructose, I started to think about how much sugar must be in such a sundae. When a local restaurant published the recipe for their incredibly popular caramel popcorn sundae, I couldn’t hide from the truth – one serve contained a whopping 15 TEASPOONS of sugar (7.5 teaspoons of fructose), plus extra liquid glucose, waffle cones which probably also contain sugar, and even extra icing sugar to serve. Suddenly it didn’t seem so appealing anymore. Continue reading

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