David Gillespie’s “The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook”


book cover The Sweet Poison Quit Plan CookbookYou’ve probably noticed at The Sugar Breakup we’re big fans of David Gillespie.

Reading ‘The Sweet Poison Quit Plan’ opened our eyes to the dangers of fructose and made us look at what and how we were eating.

But quitting sugar didn’t stop our love of cooking and baking. As David says, “When you quit sugar you don’t want to resign from life. You are still going to put treats into children’s lunchboxes, you’re still going to need to take a plate to the school fete, you’re still going to want to invite people over for morning tea and to do that you are going to need normal food.”

Our journey into cooking sugar free treats started with the recipes in The Sweet Poison Quit Plan.

David’s wife Lizzie developed these recipes using dextrose for their family and we grew to love many of them. Imagine how delighted we were when The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook was launched early this year. They have taken Lizzie’s recipes and further developed them with professional chefs to ensure they work for sugar eaters and people who have quit sugar.

sweet poison recipes app screenshot jpgAnd now there’s also The Sweet Poison Recipes iPhone and iPad App! Which is not just wonderful recipes straight to your iPhone or iPad but also video demonstrations, handy hints on cooking with dextrose and a shopping list function to help with buying ingredients.

We’re pleased to announce there will be a signed copy of The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook from David Gillespie in our sugar free prize pack!

To be in the running to win The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook and other fantastic sugar free prizes go to Facebook.com/TheSugarBreakup.

Entries close Tuesday 5th November so get in quick and GOOD LUCK!

Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies


melindaSo many of you are gluten-free as well as sugar-free so we’re thrilled to have discovered Melinda’s new fructose free range. Many of you will know and love Melinda’s Gluten-Free Goodies so we just had to include her in our Facebook competition. Here is Melinda’s story:

Hi, I’m Melinda Trembath, the creator of Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies. I’ve been a Coeliac for over 18 years which led me to the start of my business, Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies, in 2005.

I decided to quit fructose three and a half years ago after reading Sweet Poison and wanting to shift some extra weight which I accumulated after having my three gorgeous children within four years & running a cake business!

Surprisingly I lost over 28kg (4 dress sizes) within 18 months and overall became much healthier. I’ve successfully maintained this weight since that time.

I developed a range of gluten free and fructose free sweeties for our family to enjoy and then became passionate about offering the same to our customers.

It took three years to convince the retailers to range these products so we are rapt and hope they sell so well that we can offer more of our range.

Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies is Australia’s leading gluten free gourmet food company and is thrilled to now offer two 99.7% Fructose Free Cake Mixes.

The Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes and Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes are perfect for those choosing to avoid fructose in their diet along with offering a healthy choice for lunchboxes, kids parties and entertaining.

So enter our Facebook competition because this is just one of the amazing prizes in our Ultimate Sugar Free prize pack.

(please note: our Facebook competition finishes on Tuesday November 5.)

Why I Quit Sugar


David Gillespie's The Sweet Poison Quit PlanEighteen months ago I had an epiphany.

I was at my sister’s and couldn’t get to sleep. So looking through her books late one night I discovered David Gillespie’s “The Sweet Poison Quit Plan”.

She had talked about it, I hadn’t taken much notice (I am the typical older sister). But I had to admit she was looking increasingly happier, healthier and fitter.

In fact she looked fantastic.

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