Year Of No Sugar

It’s dinnertime. Do you know where your sugar is coming from?

Most likely everywhere. Sure, it’s in ice cream and cookies and apple pie, but what scared Eve O. Schaub was the secret world of sugar- the sugar she found lurking in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth and baby food.

With her eyes opened to the insidiousness of sugar by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her in a search for meals that would contain absolutely no added sugar– for an entire year.

Along the way, Eve became a sugar sleuth who uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet- including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer. The stories, tips and recipes she shares from her family’s year of no sugar throw fresh light on questionable nutritional advice we’ve been following for years and show that it is possible to eat at restaurants, go grocery shopping, and do everything a normal family needs and wants to do- 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.

  • Release Date: April 8, 2014 – Published by Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Facebook Page: Year Of No Sugar

§ 13 Responses to Year Of No Sugar

  • […] experiencia llevo a Eve O. Schaub a escribir su libro “Year Of No Sugar” (un año sin azúcar), en el que relata toda su trayectoria pero sobre todo, lo difícil que ha […]

  • jeffali mohammed says:

    can yyou help me to reduce my obesity

    • Apologies for my super delayed response. But here it is: The number one thing I recommend to people to try first is to give up drinking sugar- no soda, no sweetened teas or sports drinks, and no smoothies or juice. Sugary beverages account for a huge percentage of added sugar intake, so start with this and see how it goes.

  • […] It was one of the big inspirations for me in the past few years. Also, I love The Dirty Life and Year of No Sugar by two local authors and Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi. Can you tell I really like […]

  • Jacq says:

    My question is what brand of milk did you use ? an is Ezekiel bread a good option to use for this diet?

    • Any brand of milk is fine as long as it without any additives, ie: chcolate milk. Yes, it has lactose- milk sugar- but this is not fructose, which is the part of sugar we are overloading on, and the one we need to worry about. For breads, you just have to read the ingredients to be sure- I haven’t checked all their breads but Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is fine, and even their Cinnamon Raisin has no added sugar, which is kind of amazing!

  • […] author and mom Eve Schaub previously set her family on an adventure in her well-known first novel, Year of No Sugar. For her next project, she set her sights (and her family) on the 567-square-foot, jam-packed spare […]

  • william says:

    I just want to know can I get the book for free online or from any place

    • Well, you can find it at many libraries, however if that isn’t doable you can certainly read the blog which I posted throughout our Year of No Sugar. The format is different but a lot of the same info is there.

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  • Kelsi says:

    Currently well into reading your book–love it–curious to why you have Stevia listed as an added sweetner to avoid on your resource list? Looking on the internet it seems to have no fructose in it. Thanks!

    • Hi Kelsi- You’re correct that Stevia has no fructose in it- we made the decision to stay away from any sweeteners about which there was any substantive controversy, and Stevia is definitely a bit controversial. In 1999 the EU banned Stevia’s use in food, and the US only allows certain types of Stevia extracts to be used in drinks or supplements. Apparently there is some concern about cancer-causing properties. Controversy is the same reason, by the way, that we decided to stay away from sugar alcohols, which are most often used on products advertising as “no sugar.” Sugar alcohols have been associated with everything from gastric distress to cancer. (Speaking of which, sugar alcohols are combined with Stevia in Coke’s “no sugar’ sweetener Truvia.)

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