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8 Best Nutrition Books That Explain All You Need To Know About Sugar

Confused about sugar in your diet? These books put an end to your doubts.

Anti sugar and anti fat nutritionists have been at war with each other since the 20th century. It has been inconclusive to say the least, until now.

We’ve found reputable authors whose books have been based on academic research. They’re easy to digest and you’re bound to take away a lot from any of these books.

#1 The Sugar Detox by Brooke Alpert

The Sugar Detox by Brooke Alpert
Who suggested this book?
The The Sugar Detox by Brooke Alpert was recommended by Jennifer Ruff from RuffCommunications. You can find out more about Jennifer Ruff here or read their book recommendation below.

This best selling book gives you a realistic plan to cut extra sugar out of your life in a realistic way. The first 3 days are the most significant, as they allow your taste buds to recalibrate what natural sweet tastes like but eliminating even the hidden sugars in healthy foods.

#2 Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig

Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig
Who suggested this book?
The Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig was recommended by Jon Rhodes from HypnoBusters. You can find out more about Jon Rhodes here or read their book recommendation below.

This is a well written and easy to understand book about sugar. It shows the science behind why sugar is so bad for us, and how it basically poisons us. Armed with this information I have found myself more questioning when I crave something sweet, and less likely to give in to temptation. I now say to myself Do I want to poison myself with this sugar?. And 9 times out of 10 I now say No!.

#3 Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell

Sugar Nation by Jeff O'Connell
Who suggested this book?
The Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell was recommended by Calloway Cook from Illuminate Labs. You can find out more about Calloway Cook here or read their book recommendation below.

The great thing about Sugar Nation is it’s not as clinical as other health & nutrition books about sugar. Jeff tells a gripping and sad personal story about his family’s health struggles with the complications of consuming too much sugar. His father dies of diabetes complications. The author does a great job weaving between personal stories and scientific explanations.

#4 Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies by Dan DeFigio

Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies by Dan DeFigio
Who suggested this book?
The Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies by Dan DeFigio was recommended by Dan DeFigio from BeatingSugarAddiction. You can find out more about Dan DeFigio here or read their book recommendation below.

Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies contains everything you need to start your journey down the road to wellness:

  • Four common types of sugar addicts – which one are you?
  • Finally understand carbs, protein, and fat with a simple nutrition system for weight loss and healthy eating, including what to choose and what to stay away from
  • Detoxing from sugar and performing a kitchen makeover
  • Eating mindfully – making purposeful decisions instead of stress eating
  • How to survive holidays, restaurants, and special occasions
  • Building a support system
  • Exercise programs for energy and weight loss
  • Speedy low-sugar recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts
  • Staying on track and breaking the cycle of failure – including a step-by-step list of exactly what to do when a sugar craving strikes!

If you’re one of the millions of people worldwide who relies too much on sugar for energy, comfort, or convenience, Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies is your no-nonsense guide to decreasing your sugar intake, losing weight, and changing your life for the better!”

#5 The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman M.D.

The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman M.D.
Who suggested this book?
The The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman M.D. was recommended by Reynelda Jones, LMSW-clinical, ADS from ASolutionB. You can find out more about Reynelda Jones here or read their book recommendation below.

The Blood Sugar Solution book has a wealth of information both research-based and practical. This book informs readers how the American diet is impacting our physical and emotional health. This book comes with practical tips as to how to communicate with your Primary Care Physician and how to add needed nutrition into your life.

#6 The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
Who suggested this book?
The The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes was recommended by Stefanie Almond from Hope & Love Radio. You can find out more about Stefanie Almond here or read their book recommendation below.

This book discusses American’s history with sugar,including what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He then discucesst he misconceptions about sugar and weight loss and gives points on how we can make better health decisions. The book is well written, persuasive and a great suggestion to anyone who wants to know how sugar affects our health.

#7 Becoming Lean and Free by Williams MCHC, Kris Doran

Becoming Lean and Free by Williams MCHC, Kris Doran
Who suggested this book?
The Becoming Lean and Free by Williams MCHC, Kris Doran was recommended by Kris Doran Williams from Kris Williams Wellness. You can find out more about Kris Doran Williams here or read their book recommendation below.

Becoming Lean and Free: Surprising Secrets to Healthy Weight, written by a certified health coach, is a conversational 21-day nutrition and weight-loss guide that can be trusted to be scientifically and nutritionally sound. This guide has one chapter fully dedicated to sugar, but references to its influence appear throughout the book. If you want to learn the real source of sugar addiction, read the guide. If you want to be free of sugar addiction, follow the guide.

Each reader who embarks on the journey of Becoming will be encouraged to take small steps that, if completed every day, will bring success in losing weight — while rewarding that person with health. Want to keep off unwanted weight? Let this guide reveal to you the “secrets” to living at peace with yourself.

#8 The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Sanfilippo BS NC, Diane

The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Sanfilippo BS NC, Diane
Who suggested this book?
The The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Sanfilippo BS NC, Diane was recommended by Jamie Bacharach from Acupuncture Jerusalem. You can find out more about Jamie Bacharach here or read their book recommendation below.

The 21-Day Sugar Detox is an incredible, comprehensive guide to ridding your body of sugar as well as building a sugar-free life. Health and wellness-minded individuals who are looking to improve their diet or lessen sugar consumption but don’t know where to start should look no further than this book. It offers the tips and guidelines you need in order to cut out sugar without missing it or wondering how you’ll survive without it.


Who contributed to this article?

Jennifer Ruff from RuffCommunications

Jon Rhodes from HypnoBusters

Calloway Cook from Illuminate Labs

Dan DeFigio from BeatingSugarAddiction

Reynelda Jones from ASolutionB

Stefanie Almond from Hope & Love Radio

Kris Doran Williams from Kris Williams Wellness

Jamie Bacharach from Acupuncture Jerusalem

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