My Favourite Things about the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program – Why I’m Addicted to Quitting Sugar

My Favourite Things about the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program – Why I’m Addicted to Quitting Sugar

My name is Rani…and I’m an addict. It’s been 43 days since my last I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program. I have just signed up  to do the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program again, this will be my tenth time! I know what your thinking, I must be really bad at quitting sugar. Well your wrong, I gave up the sweet stuff years ago. Quite simply, I have gone from being addicted to sugar to addicted to quitting sugar. Here are my favourite things about the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program.

Really really ridiculously good recipes

The recipes on this program are flippin’ amazing! And each time you do the program you get access to a whole bunch of brand new recipes, along with some old favourites that are exclusive to the 8-Week Program. And rest assured it’s the recipes not my cooking skills that make the I Quit Sugar recipes so good. Not so long ago I called my Mum to ask how to line a baking tin…true story!

Life is so much easier

Imagine not having to think about what you were going to cook for 8 weeks straight. On the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program all your meal planning and shopping lists are done for you. Its like the IQS fairies came and gave me an hour back every Saturday morning. And gone are those mid week decisions about what to eat for dinner, which almost always end in me saying ‘lets just get pizza’ and my hubby saying ‘hooray’!

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You can teach an old dog new tricks

Each time I do the 8-Week Program I learn something new, like how to reheat a boiled egg in a mug (yes it works!), or that I can feed my hubby bolognaise made with capsicum and he will never know…genius!

You’ve got a friend

Truth is, I’m shy. Before the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program the thought of commenting on a strangers Instagram post was enough to send me into meltdown. Fast-forward 2 years and through the Program I have connected with hundreds of people across the world. This wonderful community makes me smile everyday with their own stories, and are always there to help…like that time I smashed a bottle of tamari in my pantry and you wiped away my virtual tears as I sobbed into my stir fry! Studies have shown that being part of a community helps you to live a longer, healthier and happier life, and the I Quit Sugar online community is no exception.

There are no limits

I have to fess up, seduced by the promise meal plans and shopping lists I have strayed from the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program once or twice. But each affair has been brief and left me feeling hangry, anxious and willing to give away a kidney for a piece of bread. Not so on the, I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program. Sure during the first 6 weeks you give up sugar completely to wipe the slate clean, but after that nothing is off limits…pasta, fruit, bread, coffee…heck you can even eat sugar if you want to (but you wont!). The IQS team call it ‘Food Freedom’ and there is nothing like it!

You can read my full review of the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program here, . And if you want to know more about why I quit sugar in the first place check out this post.

The I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program runs monthly. If you you want to join check out the  I Quit Sugar website for more details.

Have you done the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program? What are your favourite things about the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program. If you are thinking of joining? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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I am member of the I Quit Sugar Partner network, which means I receive a small commission if you purchase any I Quit Sugar products via links in this post.

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7 thoughts on “My Favourite Things about the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program – Why I’m Addicted to Quitting Sugar”

  • This is fantastic. I didn’t realise you’d done so many rounds!! An IQS veteran. And smashing the tamari bottle…….. 😮 I bet your kitchen smelled like tamari for weeks!

  • Hi Rani,
    I am thinking about joining the next I quit sugar program.
    As I saw that you already took part in it 8 times, I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I am not sure whether to do the vegetarian or the “regular” program. I do eat meat, but only let’s say twice to three times per week.
    Also, I work as a flight attendant and am away from home about 3-4 days per week. Is it still doable?
    Thanks so much for your help 🙂

    • Hi Esther
      Thanks for getting in touch! Your right I have done the program 8 times. I definitely love the structure of a meal plan, and I would get unbearable Instagram envy if I had to see all the new IQS recipes on my feed without having access to them!

      I have never done the vegetarian program, but would say it would be easier to add meat to the veggie meals if you felt like it rather than trying to make omnivore meals vegetarian. There is some cross over between the plans. This week for example, there were 2 completely vegetarian dinners in the regular plan. A couple of the girls on Instagram who are meat eaters have done the vegetarian program this round and have loved it.

      Your second question is a little more tricky. The program does assume you will be home to cook most nights. While some meals can be pre cooked, a lot can’t. Therefore, this may limit the types of meals you could have on your away nights (assuming you can pre cook and take meals with you). The program does include tips and suggestions for eating out, but if you needed to do this regularly it might be difficult to get the full affect of the meal plan which is structured a little differently each week to help your body cope with the various stages of quitting sugar. For example, some weeks there are more good fats to curb cravings, but when your body starts to get used to no sugar more veggies and gut friendly foods are incorporated into the meals. If you weren’t sure if the online program was going to work for you, there is an 8 week program starter kit for sale on the IQS website for $34.95, which may be a good way to dip your toe into the water without making the full investment. The kit includes Sarah Wilsons original I Quit Sugar book and the 8 week program in e book form ( the latter is also avialable by itself for $24.95) Having said that the e book includes recipes rather than daily plans like the online program.

      I hope I have been able to help with your decision Esther. All the best, and if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to let me know.

      • Dear Rani,
        thank you so much for your detailed reply! It was very informative for me to also read about the structures of the program. I will think about whether to choose the vegetarian or regular plans and when I have decided which one to choose (my fiancée votes for the regular one 🙂 ) then I will surely use one of your links 😉

        Greetings from sunny Germany,


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