Welcome to my review of The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook by Karen Bentley.
I have to admit that I have been a sugar addict for years. It has been since a child when I would just get some chocolate once a week and then I would want to go on a big chocolate binge. One bar of chocolate was never enough. Plus I loved chocolate that everyone else found too sickly. I think the only time I have turned something down was American Cupcakes they were just too sugary for me and I never finished one. But basically everything else is fair game.
This Christmas for example was no different. I was making some nice biscuits with the usual self raising flour, butter, white sugar and cocoa powder. It was naughty and I knew it, I even licked the bowl out when I was done like a three year old does.
And over the Christmas period I was having a lot of chocolate everyday and after weighing myself on the 1st of January I discovered I had gained 4 kilos in just 10 days. Yikes this is scary.
Yet I am all for new beginnings and thanks to the great information in this ebook I am sat here eating a delicious fruit salad sundae made with fresh fruit, coconut milk and honey. Clearly times have changed and this is why you should get the sugar free miracle diet handbook and change your life forever……
Why Read The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook?
The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook is a complete guide to fighting sugar addiction. It will show you the exact steps needed to curb sugar cravings and control your appetite. It’s a simple, practical approach to weight loss and healthy eating. This book appeals to those who want to slim down and improve their diet. It’s particularly useful for binge eaters, food addicts, and people struggling with emotional eating.
Thousands of studies indicate that sugar is one of the most toxic substances to human health. This widely used ingredient triggers weight gain, feeds cancer cells, and speeds up aging. It’s also the main cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obesity. When consumed regularly, it takes a devastating toll on your health. The latest research has found that sugar may also increase the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, and insulin resistance.
Statistics show that 20 to 40 percent of people are addicted to food. Sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. The more you eat, the more you crave it. The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook will teach you how to ditch it from your diet and reset your body to stop craving sugar.
This guide covers a wide range of topics that most dieters are interested in, such as the glycemic index, caloric sweeteners, insulin, refined flours, alcohol consumption, weight loss, and weight maintenance.
The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook is based on seven rules:
- Normalise your eating pattern
- Ditch caloric sweeteners and refined flour
- Add fat to your diet
- Determine your daily protein intake
- Stock up on veggies
- Eat up to eight ounces of fruit
- Consume up to one cup of dairy every day
This book also talks about artificial and low calorie sweeteners, grains, types of fats, protein sources, and alcoholic beverages. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Karen Bentley recommends full fat products. Research indicates that dietary fat has appetite suppressing effects and helps control cravings. It also prevents muscle loss while on a low calorie diet. If you want to lose fat, you have to eat fat.
Besides sugar addiction, Karen tackles interesting topics, such as creating a weekly menu, eating out, cooking at home, and tracking your daily food intake. She also provides shopping lists and helpful tips on how to recover from a binging episode and how to make your own healthy snacks.
The ebook features delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as dessert ideas and meal planning tips. Dieters receive full access to online tracking tools, print-outs, and a friendly sugar-free community.
What kind of results can you expect from The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook?
This ebook promotes a simple eating plan that anyone can follow. There are no complicated rules or special foods. All you have to do is to follow some simple guidelines and apply them into your daily life. If you do it, you will lose up to eight to 10 pounds every month. The best part is that you’ll be eating about four pounds of food daily. With so many meals and tasty snacks, it’s impossible to be hungry or feel deprived.
The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook is not a weight loss guide, but a step-by-step solution to stop overeating and fight sugar cravings. After reading it, you’ll know what to do next time you’re craving cookies or chocolate. Once you remove trigger foods, you’ll gain control over your life. On top of that, you’ll feel full of energy and look younger. At the same time, your metabolism will increase, leading to fast weight loss.
What I personally LOVE about The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook
What I love the most about this guide is its simplicity. The rules featured in this book are easy to understand and easy to live with. It’s no need to track your calories and macros, order ready-made meals, or take diet pills. While on this plan, you’ll eat lots of food and enjoy every bite. Compared to other weight loss plans, The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet allows more flexibility and variation. There is no daily limit for fats and oils. Eating out is not a problem.
Another thing I like about this book is that it puts fat back in. Its author actually encourages the consumption of full fat dairy as a way to curb hunger and cravings. She also teachers dieters what to eat, what to avoid, and how to make smart food swaps.
Have I mentioned the recipes, which are simply amazing?
I love the veggie, egg, and cream cheese scramble, the pumpkin muffins, the Sloppy Joe, and the tomato sauce. This guide also features a list of cookbooks that dieters can use.
Is It Suitable for The Slimming World Diet?
Even though The Sugar-Free Miracle Diet Handbook was not designed for Slimming World dieters, they can apply its rules and guidelines. Karen Bentley promotes the consumption of whole, natural foods, from which many fit into this weight loss plan. Her approach to dieting is flexible, so most recipes and meal plans can be customised for Slimming World. If you look at the free foods you can have on Slimming World (minus the stevia) it is all great for using alongside this ebook.