The 21 Day Sugar Detox Book Review and GIVEAWAY

 

Good Morning!

I’m trying this new thing today like getting up earlier here on the west coast so when I’m in DC doing the whole STUFT Mezamashii Marathon Mizuno Week, the time change won’t take such a toll on me. Isn’t that just a great idea? Too bad it probably won’t help much, but hey, it’s worth a shot.

Not that you care, but we made sure to start the day focusing on our little “One Small Change” again.

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We’ve kind of been in survival mode here a little this week with catching up after last weekend and then getting ready for this one. I have a few too many loads of laundry to do. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute. Nice.

 

I have been getting my fix in with my men though. Dang I love them.

We even went all out last night and went out to dinner to one of our favorite places.

Souplantation.

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Um, yes, I need two plates and yes, I have a skill for making mile high salads. Thank you.

 

 

Okay, as promised, I have a little giveaway for you.

 

Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, author of the amazing book Practical Paleo,

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was kind enough to send a copy of her not yet released book, The 21 Day Sugar Detox Book.

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I was seriously counting down until this book was in my hands.

Back in June, when I was dealing with the brunt of the whole hip dysplasia thing, I decided my diet needed a major change if I wanted to recover and take care of myself the right way. I pretty much figured if I ever wanted to be able to run again and was going to go through all the expenses and time with prolotherapy treatment, then I had to reevaluate my diet too.

I did the STUFT Detox by following Diane’s 21 Day Sugar Detox plan (with a few modifications for my activity level) along with It Starts With Food guidelines.

 

At the end of it I felt the best I’ve ever felt in my life. I wrote a post here that talks a little bit about how things were right after I finished it. I also don’t think it’s just coincidence that soon after I was also slowly able to get back into running. It’s crazy how important nutrition can be.

I don’t eat strictly paleo all the time, but I do like to eat that way for the good majority of my meals. I just feel so much better when I do. Diane’s original book, Practical Paleo is a great resource just for finding out more about paleo and different recipes and such.

 

So, The 21 Day Sugar Detox Book…….

 

Let’s just say it exceeds my very high expectations. I love it for so many reasons.

 

Here’s the official trailer that explains all about the book.

 

You can also get a free sneak peek here.

The book is divided into three parts:

Part 1 teaches the basics about bad carbs and the body, how to prepare, what to expect, etc.

Part 2 gives a self quiz so you can figure out which level (there are 3) is right for you and has 21-day corresponding meal plans along with modifications for each level.

Part 3 has over 90 easy recipes that go along with the meal plans.

 

So let me just review each part really quickly for you, yes?

 

I’m not sure about you, but I have definitely gone through my fair share of sugar issues. Not saying I still don’t, but it’s nice to be out of the whole binging cycle of things.

I love Diane’s story about her struggles and how she got to where she is. It makes the whole program a little more relatable and gives those people who are struggling motivation to get things on the right track and make some changes.

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If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you already know that one of my major issues awhile back was way too many artificial sweeteners. I didn’t realize it at the time, but man those pretty much wreaked havoc on my body. A lot of the negative side effects are listed in the book.

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Um yep. Have experienced pretty much all of them.

And the whole sugar and inflammation thing. I’m pretty sure I was living in a constant state of inflammation. That along with marathon training obviously was causing too much stress for my body to handle. It’s funny because you don’t really think of all the side effects that certain foods can have on your body. You might feel them, but until you really sit down and educate yourself, it’s tough to grasp how it all ties together.

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Part 2 of the book goes into the quiz so you can choose what program is right for you. The program guidelines are very easy to follow for each level.

One thing I really love is that there are modifications for each level too for your activity level and/or if you are pregnant or nursing. I definitely made modifications when doing the program because of my high activity level.

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Part 2 also has meal plans to follow.

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I haven’t followed the meals plans, but I have used them as guidelines.

 

Now, part 3 is all about the recipes. With the downloadable 21 Day Sugar Detox, you get quite a few, but with this book you get over 90 easy ones. (Thank goodness they’re easy friends, because I do not do well with difficult recipes.)

Since I’m working on incorporating more of a cleaner, paleo type lifestyle for the family I had to put some recipes to the test for all of us.

My two favorites so far have been the apple streusel egg muffins.

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I actually subbed in my huge jug of egg whites one of the times I’ve made these because we were out of fresh eggs. (I know, right? Those darn chickens.) The muffins are better with real eggs, but still held up really well with egg whites only.

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Next time I think I need to use parchment paper for the muffin liners. These muffins are perfect though for on the go snacks and if you need a little something right when you wake up (like me).

Oh, and they go well with a little dessert too.

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Pictured here with some strawberries and a Granny Smith apple with unsweetened dark chocolate sauce.

The recipe for the muffins is online also here, but it’s better from the book. Ha ha.

(I Have a lot of my sweetener free recipes that I’ve come up with over the past few months on my STUFT Detox Creations pinterest board.)

 

Another favorite recipe is the crumb-topped brussel sprouts.

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I got one of those huge stalks from Trader Joe’s just so I could make these. This was one of those recipes that you don’t really tell the family about until after they are sitting down eating it and saying how good it is. You have some of those right?

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They were a hit with the almond meal topping and everything. I even made a spicier batch for myself.

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Mmmmm hmmm……

 

Okay, well, I won’t be doing any cooking for the next few days since I’m off to DC tomorrow for the MCM Marathon with the Runner’s World Challenge crew, but this book is a life changer. Seriously.

I can’t say enough great things about this book, about Diane, about her program and how it has changed my life. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if I can get out of that downhill sugar/binge cycle, anyone can.

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The book officially releases October 29th. You can pre-order it from Amazon here.

The 21 Day Sugar Detox Book

 

If you preorder it now, you can get all the downloads for free on the website

There is also a lot of information on the 21 Day Sugar Detox Facebook page along with a great community of people who have completed or are currently following the program.

 

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!

I was sent an additional copy of the book to give away to one of you. Yippee!

I get so darn excited to giveaway things I love.

 

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here telling me what you would most like to read in the book and/or any thoughts you feel like sharing about sugar, etc.

 

For an additional entry you can tweet about the giveaway:

I want to win a copy of @balancedbites new @21daysugardetox book from @stuftmama  http://ow.ly/q8IvW #21dsd 

 

Just make sure to come back and leave an additional comment letting me know.

Winner will be randomly chosen Monday, October 28th at 10 pm PST and announced in Tuesday’s post. Must be US resident since I’m doing the shipping myself. I may add in a few goodies though. That would be nice of me, wouldn’t it?

 

Have a good one!

One more big announcement and HUGE giveaway in the works before I leave town again tomorrow so stay tuned! Woot woot!

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Comments

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    Laura says:

    I am a huge sugar addict (I’ll admit it) and need to do a sugar detox and get all the junk out of my body. This book would be a great start for doing that! I read your blog, Skinny Runner and HRG and they are all inspiring me to sign up for more races and improve my running. My only “limitation” is nutrition right now. Would love some helpful hints on getting rid of the sugar. Thanks for considering me!

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    Laura says:

    I also tweeted it! :)

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    Sara says:

    I am most interested in breaking the artificial sugar habit. This book seems like a great way to get myself motivated and hold myself accountable.

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    Alyssa says:

    I would love to read about the harms of sugar and artificial sugar. All the Halloween candy is taking a serious toll on my body, I could use a reality check!

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    Tracy OConnell says:

    I’m a total sugar addict! And as I followed your journey over the summer, I too did the 21 Day Sugar detox. But soon after fell right back into my old habits. I consider myself a binge eater so I would like to have the book handy to plan ahead and make the recipes! This is an awesome giveaway! I also tweeted!!

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    Alyssa says:

    I also tweeted!

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    Rebecca Payne says:

    I would LOVE to read this book as I am most interested in how sugar affects inflammation. I have within the past few months cut out gluten just to see if it would kick up my energy and limit my bloating/swelling. So far, so good on the bloating! But if there are any other ways to kick up my energy and have a more active lifestyle without my muscles feeling so tired, I’m ready to hear all about it! I have a huge sweet tooth, and would love to curb those cravings some.

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    Lori Cavallo says:

    So this book could be my saviour as cravings for sugar and carbs have always been my downfall particularly one week a month! I swear I could live on sweettarts and pretzels sometimes. Now that I am in my early 40s it is not as easy to shed the few extra ponds on exercise/running alone and it is time for me to start breaking some of my bad eating habits for real! I’m thinking this book could be a great start. Anyway, thanks for sharing all of the insight and oh! I bought my first halo headband and it is awesome!! Hope you have a great day :)

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    Traci says:

    I did the 21 day detox about a year ago and loved it, but have settled back into some bad habits since then. Would love to read this book for a little motivation to clean things up again!

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    Donna says:

    I have NO control when it comes to things sugar. ANY help would be much appreciated!

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    Candy says:

    I would most like to read the section regarding the artificial sweeteners. I can relate to you in that area and have been trying on my own to cut them out as much as possible. But, even though I don’t do refined sugar but on very rare occasions I still have such a sweet tooth. I am looking forward to the recipes that help satisfy me. Thank you.

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    Ali says:

    I love your giveaways and how excited you get about them. :-)
    I am super intrigued but the 21-day sugar detox book. You have mentioned this several times in your blog and every time I think that i’d so love to learn more about it and try out the recipes. I really like that the program has options and can be modified to how/what works better for me.

    Have a great day!! :-)
    Ali

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    Bethp262 says:

    I’d love to try some recipes from this book. I did a Whole 30 challenge this summer and I have been pretty good about limiting sugar most of the time. But it can be easy to let it sneak back in if you aren’t careful!

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    Jenny says:

    I would love a sugar detox, especially to help me prepare for the holidays coming, it would put me on the right state of mind!!

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    Meredith says:

    I really want to try out all the recipes!! Good luck at MCM! I’ve done it twice and love the course. The 14th Street bridge can be tough but energy is high in Crystal City. Have fun in DC while you’re there!

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    Elle says:

    Darn! Would love to check out this book in your giveaway! But not in the U.S.

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    Tracy says:

    I love easy recipes. As a mom who works full-time and has two very active in sports, boys, it would make life easier to have easy, healthy recipes! I also would like to try to break my sugar habit. I absolutely LOVE sugar! I love my sweet treats right after lunch and dinner… Thank you, Tracy
    Good luck at your marathon this weekend! :)

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    Ali says:

    Tweeted too! :-)

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    Courtney says:

    i’d LOVE the book! i’ve gone mostly paleo since june…and have noticed SO many great changes! the more ideas/recipes/encouragement i can get to get rid of sugar completely, the better!

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    Lesli says:

    I think it’d be interesting to read about all the ways artificial sugar affects your body. It’s really neat that she provides different levels of the program!

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    Lanna says:

    SO need this! I limited my sugar for a while, then sadly it’s creeped back in. Would love to read this book.

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    Shannon says:

    I am just interested in how to eat paleo. I have heard such great thins about it and would be interested in giving it a try!

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    Amy says:

    I definitely have a sweet tooth and I think knowing how sugar and artificial sweeteners affect my body may help me keep it in check – I’d love to read this!

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    Lesli says:

    I tweeted!

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    Hayley says:

    I would love to try this!! I think I eat to many artificial sweeteners…I want to change that!

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    Melanie says:

    A comment about sugar? I wish I weren’t so addicted to it! Oh, and Diet Coke! Very naughty I know! Trying to make changes though :)

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    Danielle says:

    I would love to learn about how to cut out sugar- when I try it cold turkey I always find my self over indulging when it gets into my hands again! This book seems like it would be a great start!

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    Lauren N says:

    I would love to see some recipes for some of those “sweet temptations” without sugar and without Splenda.

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    Christie says:

    I am interested in finding out about what artificial sweeteners do to your body. I’m a little scared to find out considering how much I use them! The recipes look great too!

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    Catherine B says:

    I would most like to read in this book how to detox from sugar while pregnant. :)

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    Emily says:

    I can’t wait to get a hold of this book and begin a life change. I want to learn more about Paleo and clean eating in order to take my fitness/performance to the next level. Being lactose intolerant is a challenge when it comes to eating. I love experimenting with new recipes and discovery foods that are healthy and easy to digest. Even if I don’t win…I’m definitely going to be buying this book :)

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    Kelli says:

    I love books that combine education and practical application. So learning about the way we metabolize sugar and then having recipes that use the info = priceless. This will be in my next Amazon order for sure….unless I am the lucky winner. Good luck this weekend!

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    Corey says:

    I definitely need to hit the restart button, I did so good keeping real foods in my diet, I have kind of fallen off the bandwagon since the start of fall!

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    Courtney says:

    I have just been officially diagnosed with a stress fracture in my foot. I was training for my first marathon and out on my first 20 mile run. At mile 10 I was in so much pain I could barely walk. Needless to say I had to be picked up and have been out since. I am looking for a way to stay motivated and work on other areas, such as my diet, while I am recovering. If you can do it so can I!!! I have an artificial sugar addiction as well. This is the perfect time to get on track.

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    Vicki T. says:

    I have been looking for a sugar detox for a while, for myself and for my family. I want a great way to get my kids involved, and this book looks like it has a great approach and recipes that appeal to kids too! I would love to win this! :D

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    Shaunna says:

    I need those meal plans! Simple!!!!

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    Karen says:

    As a marathon runner also, I am interested in finding out how to modify the program and still keep up training or how best to incorporate the program as a runner. Plus, tips on how to encourage family members to join in. Thanks!

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    Melissa says:

    I am interested in learning more about this sugar detox. My eating habits are what ruin my hard work. I run and try to take of myself. But, need help with the eating. I just love to many bad foods! I am interested in the meal plans. If I have it written out for me. Then maybe I would be able to follow it. :)

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    Melissa Jo says:

    Greetings, I recently Found your blog and I LOVE it. I Love running so … I have the in common with your blog, plus I want to get NASM Certified so that I can be a fitness instructor, and I am testing my hand at blogging right now. The 21 day Sugar detox sounds like a great book great for anyone who wants to live healthy and eat less processed foods. I would love a Copy to read and to go through the plan.

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    Allyssa says:

    This book sounds amazing!! The part I would be most excited for would be the recipes!! I am constantly on pinterest and writing recipes from your blog and I think this book would be another great source for me! I have been reading a lot about the book and it seems like such a great tool! I have never really used artificial sweetner but a couple years ago I gave up drinking pop and try to eat as much non processed food as I can!

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    Jo Anna says:

    Everyone needs a good sugar detox!

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    Shelly says:

    I am a sugar addict and need to be informed on the damage I’m doing

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    Stacie M. says:

    I am most looking forward to the easy recipes. I do well for awhile, but tend to resort back to sugary fast food when I am short on time!

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    Katelyn Rose says:

    I am most excited/interested in the meal plans. I want to read the effects of sugar/fake sugar on the body, because I sure love sweets. But, having the side effects will be good motivation to detox from it. I’m a huge planner, and cannot follow any sort of diet/cleanse/whatever without a set plan in front of me. This book sounds amazing!

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    Amie says:

    Thanks for your review! I’m most excited about the self-quiz and programs!

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    I would love love love to win this! I’ve been dealing with a lot of bloating issues along headaches that I think are caused by my issue and addiction to sugar and all types!

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    I tweeted as well (@LovingOnTheRun)

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    Meredith says:

    I would love to win the book!! I’ve tried to go paleo too but have struggled getting in enough carbs with my mileage. I think this is something that would help me! I would love the recipes too!

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    Heather says:

    I have been trying to eat low sugar for a while, but definitely struggle as sweets are my most favorite! Would definitely like to read this book!

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    Anne says:

    I am most interested in the recipe section to be able to incorporate healthier meals for my family, but also was to read about the effects of fake sugar on the body – sounds like an awesome book!

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    jill says:

    I am terribly addicted to sugar. I think this book would be the start (and hopefully the solution) to kicking the habit.

    I also tweeted: jbean119 is my twitter name.

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    I would LOVE to learn more about the subject as a whole, and check out the recipes of course! Thanks for sharing!

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    I also tweeted about the giveaway!

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    Lindsay says:

    I have a terrible sweet tooth! I always attempt to cut sugar out of my diet, but miss baking too much! I’d love to find some recipes to make some treats without the sugar!

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    Kathy says:

    I would enjoy reading the whole entire book, trying new recipes, and especially being made more aware of the drug (that’s what I call it in MY body) aka…sugar…and its effect of the body. I swear just as the smoker craves a cigarette, my body craves sugar and I need to start thinking of it as a bad drug.

    But, that’s just my view….

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    Nicole says:

    I’m interested in reading this book because I am the Princess of Sugar. I am in the process of starting my own baking business (real sugar, real butter, real eggs…..really tempting) and it’s so hard for me to not have “samples” of what I make. I tell myself “Quality Control”, yeah yeah yeah. I’m calling BS on myself. I’m addicted.
    Also, it’s hard not to end my night – heck, end a MEAL – without something sweet.

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    Nicole says:

    Tweet tweet! @NV1019 tweeted!

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    Amy Zirkle says:

    Holy cow – you’re coming to my neck of the woods :) . The weather here is supposed to be lovely this weekend and great for the race – damn – why didn’t i read further – how long will you be in these parts – it’s funny I drive home from work past several spots on the MCM – and in fact all the signs are up :) Safe travels!

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    Krystle says:

    I’m super pumped to read about the benefits of going sugar free. Hopefully it’ll give me some inspiration & those recipes would really be helpful too!

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    Mariah Johnston says:

    I have been waiting for her book to release! I would love to read more about sugars and the effects they have, especially artificial ones. My husband and I went gluten free a year ago due to some food intolerances and major inflamation and that has caused us to read labels a lot more closely….I am always shocked at how much sugar is in things!

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    Kelly says:

    Would love to win this book! I have been battling the sugar thing for as long as i can remember!!

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    Tess says:

    Enjoy the boys and good luck at the MCM!!! Last weekend at the RW event looked flipping fantastic!!!! Great give-a-way. I would love new recipe ideas that the whole family will enjoy!!!

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    Allison says:

    I would love to read the book.

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    Emily says:

    I use waaaayy too many artificial sweeteners. This book might just be the push I need to clean up my diet! great review!

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    Katie says:

    I use way too many fake sugars and I can tell it’s taking a toll on my body. But I have no idea where to start so I think this book would be a great start in learning how to fuel my body with real food!

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    Laura says:

    I would love to win this book! I definitely have a major sweet tooth and could use some help reigning it in. I would love to tryout some of her recipes.

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    Maggie says:

    I would love to win this book and finally kick my bad sugar habit to the curb! Especially with all my sugar substitutes.

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    Rebekah says:

    I have been contemplating getting this book! I have a major sweet tooth that I need to get under control.

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    Emmascott says:

    So glad to hear your thoughts on this book. I “finish” my whole30 challenge on the 30th (but it’s really a start more than a finish right!) and have been curious how rentry will go. Cravings are high but it’s like they’re mythical dreams bc they haven’t been fulfilled in 25 days. Sugar addiction and lots of sneaky little treats were my drug…I think the 21 day detox would help keep me on track esp with the holidays coming up!

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    Kelsey says:

    I’d love to learn more about what an overload of sugar does to the body. I have a huge sweet tooth and often deprive myself, so I’d like to find a healthy balance.

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    Amy says:

    I would love the cookbook! I am making the apple muffins as I type :)

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    Kacie says:

    I struggle with sugar cravings frequently and I’d love to learn how to kick the habit and break the cycle!

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    Jenny says:

    I also would love the book. I am addicted to sugar, and my boyfriend is addicted to Sweet & Low. Not a good combo for us huh?

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    Ashley B. says:

    I would most like to read the recipes section–a little inspiration to keep the daily sugar detox going would be helpful!

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    Morgan Meyer says:

    Would love to have help on a sugar detox! And meal plans of course ;)

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    Angela says:

    I would love some help with my sugar problem. I LOVE sugar. I literally go to bed trying to figure out when we’ll be together again. Yuck! What’s wrong with me? I love to workout, and yet my sugar addiction makes it almost null and void. I’ve read other books, but haven’t had success. I’d love the help, I know it’s time I rid myself of all that poison. I loved all the success you’ve had! Makes me really think this will be the book that helps!

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    Angela says:

    Also tweeted!

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    Deb E says:

    So many things I’d like to read about, especially about how inflammation and energy are related to it. I checked out her site and looking at the sneak peak of the book,so thanks!

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    Ali says:

    I love Diane and I have followed her for years. I think sugar is ok for some in moderation, but others CAN’T STOP once they get started. This is me now, 5 months into pregnancy, lol. I mostly want this book because her recipes are amazing, and I will need help meal planning once the baby comes!

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    Claire says:

    I struggle a lot with my sugar intake; I know I need to detox, but to be honest I just am lacking the motivation! I think this book would really help educate me and get me on the right track.

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    Abby says:

    I have a bad sugar addiction problem, and it only seems to creep up on me at night after dinner! I would love to use this cookbook for the recipes to help keep me away from sugar!

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    Courtney says:

    I just came off a program where we cut sugar to 20g or less per day, and until then i didn’t realize the insane amount of sugar i was consuming. It’s in EVERYTHING. We were allowed to have stevia, which I rely on (definitely too much)…. but I LOVE how I felt with little sugar in my diet. Hoping to continue that and this book would be perfect :)

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    Angie says:

    I would love to try out the recipes on my daughters. I am trying to raise them eating this way so they don’t have to convert to healthy eating like most of us!

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    Deb E says:

    Almost forgot to let you know I tweeted! here: https://twitter.com/deedeethatsmee/status/393453218589466624

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    Cassie says:

    This book would be amazing! Sugar, unfortunately, artificial or otherwise, is a HUGE weakness for me. I find once I start eating “junk sweets” I cannot stop…which leads to me becoming very disappointed in myself. I recently lost 125 lbs, and found that when I was being more structured and cut out a lot of products with added sugar, I didn’t miss them after awhile! Now that I have “relaxed” a bit with the structured eating, I am finding it hard to go back to eliminating excessive sugar consumption. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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    Kristen M says:

    One of the best things I’ve done for myself is give up sugar in my daily coffee or tea. I actually look forward to the coffee/tea now instead of looking forward to the accompanying sugar high. I loved Diane’s first book and I look forward to reading this one too.

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    Brandie says:

    We try to follow a Paleo lifestyle normally, but being pregnant with baby #3 has thrown me off the boat! This book would be a great jump start once baby is born! Thanks for this fun giveaway!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I’d be interested to read more about artificial sugar, particularly how it affects athletes and training plans. Good luck with the MCM!

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    Melissa says:

    I love Diane and listen to her podcast religiously. I don’t have any of her books yet bc I get so much out of her recordings but I would love to learn the basics principles and see them In writing, it would be much easier to put into practice. At this point … I feel lost. Her book appears to make the process simpler to follow.

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    Leila says:

    Oh man, I am such a huge fan of the 21 day sugar detox. I’ve done it once before (thanks for the recommendation!) and I’m starting again November 4! I think I’m most looking forward to all the new recipes!!!! No added sugar in 90 recipes?! Heck yes!

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    Shannon says:

    I’d definitely be most interested in the “Which level are you?” section. There’s so much info floating around regarding nutrition, a simple quiz is nice to have!

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    Amy says:

    This book sounds like so much fun! My dad was recently told he was pre-diabetic so he really needed to make some changes to his diet. Both my mom and myself have been trying to prepare even healthier meals (we cook healthy at home, but he makes his own breakfast and lunch) for him. I can’t wait to try those apple streusel egg muffins. So, I obviously want to read about a sugar in the book.

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    I am a long time fan of the balanced bites podcast and have been dying to get a copy of Diane’s sugar detox book! I really feel that I maybe don’t have a sugar addiction but definitely consume a bit too much sugar and would love to have access to delicious recipes that are sugar free but still delicious! I’ve seen previews for her book and know I would love it!! Regardless I am so excited for her success she deserves it!

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    Danielle says:

    I want to try all those recipes!

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    Amanda S. says:

    I think I DEFINITELY need to read the section on artificial sweeteners! I have been a Diet Pepsi lover (okay, addict) for years, I think in part because I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10 so regular pop is out of the question (requires wwwaaaaayyyyyy too much insulin- um, no thanks). I also drink tons of water and unsweetened iced tea (occasionally), run regularly, blood sugar control is great; but I am trying to figure out why I am exhausted all.the.time. My kids are 2 1/2 and 5, so I am sleeping through the night….but could it be my beloved artificially sweetened drink that’s zapping my energy?!

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    erika says:

    I have cut out a lot of sugar from my diet but still use quite a bit of artificial sugar-would love to take the next step and eliminate/curtail it in my diet.

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    lindsay says:

    I have been tempted to do a sugar detox but it seems really restrictive. I’d love to read more specifics.

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    Michelle Kim says:

    This is very timely. I just realized that this whole week, I’ve been consuming so much sugar from being fatigued (which makes me reach for sweets, which sends my energy going high shortly and then crashing… only to make me grab more sweets). Totally in need of a sugar detox!

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    Allie says:

    Oh boy you know all about my inflammation issues!!! I need this book. Ha ha! Fingers crossed!!! Thanks!!!

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    Sarah says:

    I honestly would love to read the whole book. I have been following paleo approach for a while but I think I need more carbs being an athlete. It would be awesome to read the different phases and see what would work best for me

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    Christina says:

    Hi Stuft Mama! This book sounds awesome! I have recently begun changing my diet to eliminate sugar, and I have noticed a big difference in my recovery from long runs, and the afternoon slump. The hard part is getting into that sugar free state, and having the will power to stay there, right?! I just ordered the Runner’s World Cookbook, but this book also sounds great! I would probably be most interested in reading all the information in it and then diving into breakfast recipes.

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      Christina says:

      Forgot to wish you good luck on MCM! I live in D.C. and have finished the race twice, it is a big one, but it is always good!

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    Carol Canfield says:

    Would love to win a copy! I read Practical Paleo and still refer to it for menu ideas. Would love to see what the new book is all about:)

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    Catherine F says:

    I would really like to break my habit of using artificial sugar! This book would be really helpful!

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    Paige says:

    I have taken a break off from training and will start up in a few months for some races in the spring. I am determined to improve from previous races and I want to make some changes in my diet. I have to work ethic to get there, but don’t always make the best food choices. This could help me get in line and choose more whole foods that will benefit my training instead of hinder it. I want to break that darn sugar habit!!! I usually don’t comment of blogs, but I just wanted to let you know I love your posts and look forward to them daily. Thank you for all motivation you have provided me with. Good luck this weekend!

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      STUFT Mama says:

      Paige- thank you for commenting. It’s ALWAYS such a treat to hear things like this. I’ve been in the same boat as you- I totally had to rethink how I was fueling my body. Sometimes being smart about that is harder than the actual training itself. Ha ha. Weird, right? Thanks for reading this silly thing and being along for the ride. Sending good vibes your way! YOU’re going to get back out there faster and better than before. I just know it!

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    Sarah says:

    I really want to target the hidden sweeteners and sugar.

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    Alicia says:

    This looks AMAZING!!! One of the things that I want to read about is definitely the artificial sweeteners. I try to avoid them as much as possible but there are times when it is just hard to resist them. This wouldn’t just help me it could help my parents who are definitely sugar junkies and use artificial sweeteners all the time. But the part of the book that I would even be more excited about is the recipe part! I love baking new things and the apple streusel egg muffins you included in the post look absolutely amazing! I would love to get a chance to make those!!!!

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    Joell says:

    I’m definitely interested in the 90 recipes!

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    Brooke says:

    With all of my digestive issues, that my 3 year old unfortunately seems to have inherited, I really am steering my family towards a more paleo-ish way of eating. I love Danielle’s recipes and would love to check out her book! My biggest issue with sugar, or sweetener really, is stevia in my morning coffee. I LOVE coffee but hate it black! I guess if I’m going to have a vice, this isn’t a horrible one to have though, right? But I sure would love to kick my sweet/starch cravings!

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    jane says:

    I am so addicted to sugar it’s not even funny. I have battled this for most of my adult life and
    have worked hard to TRY and get it somewhat under control. I find that complete abstinence
    from all sugar works best for me. Still, it’s a daily struggle. I do use artificial sweetners AKA
    diet coke as my vice…I would love to read what the book says about this. I am sure it will
    scare me

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    steph says:

    definitely have an artificial sugar addiction. i need my flavored sweeteners in my coffee every morning.

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    Lisa C says:

    I am very interested in ways to be healthier & to have more energy. I would love to read up on some of these ways!

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    nicole says:

    I’m interested in how detoxing can actually give me more energy!

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    Jenn P says:

    I tweeted!!

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    Jenn P says:

    Your story has given me hope in a place where it has been severely lacking. About a month ago I got injured while I was training for a marathon, after several doctors visits, and sport message therapists I was told it would be unlikely that I able to run to the capacity that I did. Reading your blog re-inspried me to and assured me to never lose hope. I too have a serious sugar addiction and I have been told that my diet might have contributed to my injury or at least its not helping me get any better. So, would really love to get a copy of the book to help me turn my diet around and hopefully be back on me feet again.

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      STUFT Mama says:

      Jenn- I was told more than just a few times that I wasn’t meant to be a distance runner. I was also told by my PT that he couldn’t help me. Don’t give up hope.Yes, I’m slower and running is a bit harder than before, but I’m out there with a little better grip on my nutrition. :) I totally think my diet played a part in getting injured and stressing out my body in the first place. I don’t know you, but am sending hugs your way!!!!!

      • Jenn P says:

        Thanks for the encouraging words! It’s crazy how one minute you are so concerned with getting faster and always run “hard” and then once your injured everything is put back into perspective. It’s a very humbling experience but it’s a lot easier to go through when you know other runners have gone through similar situations. So thank you for sharing your story and good luck with your marathon! You are going to rock it :)

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    Ashley L. says:

    I would LOVE to do this! I have heard of paleo diets but not the sugar detox; I think it is a great idea. I have major issues on feeling like binge eating sugary treats but then crash soon after and it’s really affected my training (I am a triathlete). I think this would help get me back on track, and help get my family eating more healthy, too! :-)

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    Amie says:

    I want to try those apple muffins! I loved practical paleo so I can’t wait to check this book out!

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    Andrea s says:

    I really need to get my sugar cravings under control. People have told me in the past it would really help with the arthritis in my knee along with helping me fuel better for my trainings. This book looks great all around!

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    elizabeth says:

    The older I get, the more in tune I am with my body and the less sugar I can tolerate. Stevia has been great to sweeten some things, but I’ve never been into artificial sweeteners really. I used to be a huge sugar freak as a kid though.

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    Jenny says:

    I have yet to do a sugar detox but would love to try. I am addicted to artificial sweeteners.

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    Catherine says:

    The book looks great. I would love to see the recipes and learn about the different recommendations for varying activity levels, pregnancy and lactation. Good stuff!

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    Cindy Hamilton says:

    I have vertigo and I’m sure it’s due to sugar!!!

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    Carolyn says:

    I’d love to see the recipes! I’m chronically addicted to artificial sweeteners. Need to stop!

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    Lindsey says:

    I would love to stop my sugar cravings (especially at night!). After reading It Starts With Food, I would love to see how this compares!

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    Kristen says:

    I’d really love to read more about how sugar affects me as well as the recipes!!

    Oh and I’m a Beavis because the tweet url for my post above is: https://twitter.com/PuttPuttRunner/status/393518305635344384

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    kolya says:

    Basically I just need inspiration to keep on the sugar detox track….a tough tough road!!!!!!!!!!

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    Laura says:

    I just want it for all the recipes…everything looks so good!!!! :)

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    Michelle Giese says:

    Over the past 5 years, I’ve developed the discipline to exercise regularly (especially running), but now I need to work on being more disciplined with how I eat. I most definitely eat way too much sugar! I think if I could make it through a 21 day fast, I could get leaner and break through my running plateau. Love your blog!

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    Megan says:

    I would love it cut out sugar to see how much better I will feel. I definitely eat too much of it now!

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    carah cole says:

    recipes! recipes! recipes!

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    Amanda Yetter says:

    I am desperately trying to quit the candy habit, so this book would be a godsend!

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    Amanda Yetter says:

    I also tweeted about the contest!

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    Leslie says:

    I go through cycles with sugar where I’ll be so diligent and have hardly any sugar in my diet, and then all of the sudden I’ll be binging on snacks. I tend to run into trouble when I rely to heavily on processed foods, so I’m definitely interested in the recipes!!

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    Leslie says:

    *too! Ahh, the future English teacher in me just cringed. Sorry! =D

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    Kristin P. says:

    I follow the Paleo diet 85% of the time and purchased Practical Paleo for my mom. I would love to try the sugar detox and love the idea!

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    Randyll says:

    I would love to read this book and kick my sugar addiction!

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    Jen S. says:

    I need to get back on the Paleo wagon after having my first baby! Would love to get jump started with this book…

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    Jessica Jessup says:

    I really want to read the section about moms and kids. I’m exclusive breast feeding abs also back at with as a nanny. Kids and health are my passion and to be able to help fight the sugar addiction these kids have and also fuel myself with great nutrition would really help.

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    Alexis says:

    A sugar detox is exactly what I need! I’ve tried so hard to avoid it and think the recipes will help me…and my kids!

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    I would love to see some of the recipes from the book! Especially the ones that you pictured here :)

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    I need to keep the sugars at bay. Having good reason to will help! Totally need to read

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    Lauren S. says:

    I definitely need to give this a go. After being diagnosed with celiac 11 years ago, I have in the past 2 years been experiencing a whole host of new issues. I really feel a vacation from sugar might help me and I could certainly used a structured approach from the book if I am to actually take this on!

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    Lauren S. says:

    I also tweeted

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    elena says:

    I have such a huge sweet tooth that I need to get under control. Would love to get a copy of this book.

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    Danielle Johnson says:

    i am so addicted to sugar. i don’t know where to start, would love a book with a guide!

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    Alissa A says:

    I want to read the info on migraines and how to reduce!

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    Kristin Tepovich says:

    Im a huge sugar addict! I’ve been dying to try this book. Even if I don’t win I need the strength to start!

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    Brenna P Caldwell says:

    I have an addiction to artificial sugars! Stevia actually. I’m not sure if it’s safe/good/bad and if things like maple syrup/honey (the natural sweeteners) are the way to go either! It’s all confusing. Figuring out what your brain and your body wants is complicated when you’re body clearly dislikes certain things, but your brain tells you it actually likes them. I would love to read this book so that I can have some assistance in figuring out our complex bodies and how to fuel them properly!!!

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    Hillary says:

    I eat wayyyyy too much sugar for my own good. I would like to learn more about cutting it out and how go eat healthier so I don’t have so many of the cravings.

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    Katherine says:

    Am so curious about this book! Definitely have a sweet tooth that can take over at times…

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    Amanda says:

    I am so addicted to sugar! It isn’t even funny. I would love to just read about the right things to eat and how to step away from the sugar! :)

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    Adrienne says:

    I would love to read more about this. I have been following your sugar eliminating and it is exactly what my body needs.

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    Rebecca says:

    i am so excited for diane’s book! i love her personality and the ease of her recipes

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    Rebecca says:

    i tweeted about the giveaway too!

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    Haley says:

    I myself, admittedly, have had an issue with the whole sugar/binge thing too….darn sweet tooth. This book would be amazing to have and I would love do this to pull me out of the sugar slump, and LEARN!

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    Michelle Thayer says:

    I’d love to read this. I need to reduce the amount of sugar in my diet and have been struggling how to do this in an organized way.

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    Angie says:

    I’ve been slowly trying to improve my diet and my family’s diet with small steps along the way. My husband and I were both born with a “sweet tooth” and it seems like both of our boys have also inherited this. I’ve done pretty well with eliminating the artificial sweetners that I’d become so dependent on. I would love to learn more about cutting back on our overall sugar. The section about sugar and inflammation has peaked my interest as a runner trying to avoid aches, pains, and injuries!

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    marie says:

    I’d love to reduced the amount of sweeteners, both artificial & natural, in my life, so I’d love to win a copy of this book.

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    Alexandra says:

    For the past month or so I have completely cut out all artificial sweeteners after reading how terrible that they are for you – my stomach has felt better than ever!

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    I would absolutely love to win this book…Overall, I’m proud of my diet, BUT, the one thing I continue to struggle with (and have for as long as I can remember) is dealing with sugar cravings. I know this book could help me overcome this!

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    Jill Morris says:

    I remember reading your posts during the detox and thinking I could never do that, gotta have my sugar free torani syrup in my coffee! Now I am realizing that my artificial sweetener intake is outrageous. I crave other sweets and have trouble with binging on random “healthy” foods too. I so need this book! I am excited for the different levels to adapt as I am marathon training.

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    Kaci L. says:

    Since I have started reading your blog I have cut back on the artificial sweetner, but I would love to learn more about it as well as the Paleo diet.

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    Amy H says:

    Is there data linking sugar and inflammation? I’ve tried to find actual studies that support this with no luck. Does this book contain any references to support the claims? I agree that limiting sugar is likely a good idea, but I’m not convinced it has to be so draconian, especially for normal weight, lean, active individuals.

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      STUFT Mama says:

      There’s some good data in the book. I agree that normal amounts of sugar are okay, but sometimes people need a little reset when things get out of hand.:)

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    Corrina says:

    I would love this book! I do have the electronic version, but I know the hard copy is totally redone and new recipes!!

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    Corrina says:

    I tweeted! I want to win a copy of @balancedbites new @21daysugardetox book from @stuftmama http://ow.ly/q8IvW #21dsd

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    kristen says:

    I am excited to read about any paleo veggie recipes!

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    Paula says:

    I would love to try out the recipes in this book

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    Meagan says:

    My husband and I know we have a serious sugar/sweetener problem, but can’t figure out a way that can be sustained for longer than a few days of cutting it and busting the addiction. Would love to read this book!

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    Erin says:

    Sugar cravings are a big time struggle with my family, especially with self control and moderation. I would love to read this book with my family to understand the huge impact sugar has on the body. I watched her clip on the book and I was really interested to learn more about the 21 day process and how to really make a change for the better in my life and my family’s! Thanks for the great offer!!

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    i’d love to read this book for more info on reducing sugar intake

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    mel says:

    I am a sugar addict and it has caused me to really struggle with my weight. This book would be a great help.

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    Keri says:

    Because I have psoriasis, which is triggered by inflammation, I am concerned with what foods cause inflammation in the body. I know sugar leads to inflammation but I was hoping she would talk about starchy foods that are naturally high in sugar but also high in fiber which might offset the glycemic response. I also wonder about stevia and its effect on the body.

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    Sugar is one of my vices that I can’t quite kick to the curb. I don’t have a single sweet tooth; I have a whole mouthful. I’d like to read the book to see if I could kick it!

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    I would LOVE to learn more about this topic- I’m going to start training for my first 1/2 ironman soon and nutrition is going to be a huge focus for me.

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    chirppppped to the world!

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    Stacey says:

    I am playing with paleo and would love to incorporate more recipes that are tried and true.

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    Nicole says:

    I can’t live without my sugar in my coffee, but I’m slowly cutting back. Not sure if I will ever be able to drink it black. I’m having a real problem with Halloween candy though and I normally don’t have a sweet tooth!

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    Keri says:

    I don’t eat much sugar, besides natural sugar found in fruit, but I do use lots of sweeteners… I’d love to learn about a healthier alternative!

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    Pam says:

    ohh… extra treats sounds so exciting!!! haha.. I think that I could definitely benefit from eliminating sugar from my diet. I actually have been doing so all week as much as possible (even before this post). So, this post comes at a good time for me. It’s hard, but definitely worth making a effort to do so.

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    Carri Arrieta says:

    My husband has a serious sweet tooth, and some serious health issues to go along with it…..could really use this book

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    Carri Arrieta says:

    I tweeted the giveaway..(frazledmom5runs)

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    Tracy says:

    Of course I’m interested in the recipes!!

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    Tracy says:

    I tweeted!

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    Jen A. says:

    I am really looking forward to sugar detox. I am so addicted to sugar it’s terrible! I need to find a SUSTAINABLE way to kick the habit and a detox sounds like the right way to get started!

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    Suzie says:

    I would be curious to read about the inflammation peace. I feel as if I am always in a constant state of information too1

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    Monica says:

    I’ve never heard of sugar inflammation but I’m pretty sure my body is painfully familiar with it. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

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    Amy Skelton says:

    I would really love the info on how to beat sugar cravings while on the detox!

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    aubrey says:

    I REALLy wanna WIN CUZ IVE BEEN BINGLING SO BAD AND I CANT AFFORD IT!

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    Vikki says:

    I’m always looking for new recipes and these sound great!

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    Melissa says:

    Sounds like a good book to get!

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    Kate says:

    I would love to read and make more desserts with low or no sugar in them. I would love to see what this book is all about and review it :)

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    Maria L says:

    I keep hearing about the inflammation – would love to learn more! My carb consumption is probably worse than my sugar consumption. I could use help with both though.

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    Rachel says:

    I have been contemplating a sugar detox for a long time and just haven’t been able to get myself fully committed to it. This just might do it!

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    As I mentioned during your 21 Day Detox, I’d love to do something similar for myself. It’s hard while I’m traveling for work and relying on restaurant food 4 days per week, but really that’s just an excuse. I don’t think I’ll ever 100% eliminate artificial sweeteners and sugars for good, but I could do it for 21 days!

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    Lauren says:

    I thought it was just recipes but now I’m really excited to read about sugar and inflammation and all the different program modifications for energy levels!

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    Amy says:

    I would love to learn more about the correlation between sugar and inflammation and also would like to try out the sugar detox program. Thanks!

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    Katie M says:

    Sugar and are are BFFs, so I’d love to read more about why I should ditch my friend…And if sugar is actually my enemy, isn’t that another reason to keep it close a la “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”?

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    Maria L says:

    I think I may have posted incorrectly the first time – trying again.

    I keep hearing about the inflammation – would love to learn more! My carb consumption is probably worse than my sugar consumption. I could use help with both though.

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