Year of No Sugar
Eve O. Schaub
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It s Dinnertime Do you know where your sugar is coming from Most likely everywhere Sure, it s in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve O Schaub was the secret world of sugar hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband aIt s Dinnertime Do you know where your sugar is coming from Most likely everywhere Sure, it s in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve O Schaub was the secret world of sugar hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year.Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs of our sugar heavy American diet including diabetes, obesity, and increased incidences of health problems such as heart disease and cancer The stories, tips, and recipes she shares throw fresh light on questionable nutritional advice we ve been following for years and show that it is possible to eat at restaurants and go grocery shopping 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.
  • Title: Year of No Sugar
  • Author: Eve O. Schaub
  • ISBN: 9781402295874
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback

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Dorcas Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
3 1/2 StarsI'm a little mixed on this. I did enjoy it, very much actually, but the title is a little wrong. I don't want to be pedantic but it was not 'a year without sugar', it was an attempted year with no sugar; and there's a big difference. I know because Ive done it myself.I had "no sugar in any shape or form, no substitutes and no cheating" for 18 months, several years ago. Yes, I had a health reason for doing so (and therefore more impetus) but I'm just saying it can be done. Diabetics do [...]
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Read, Run, Ramble Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Title: Year of No SugarAuthor: Eve O. SchaubGenre: Non-Fiction/MemoirPublisher: SourcebooksPublication Date: April 8, 2014Format: Egalley from NetgalleyFind this review and much more at Read, Run, Ramble Thank you Sourcebooks via Netgalley for providing me with an early copy of this book!I abandoned this book at 79%.There were a few things I was expecting from a book that exclaims the author and her family went without sugar for a year:1. That the family would actually go without added sugar fo [...]
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Janssen Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Really fascinating. Also, there is sugar in absolutely everything. My phone probably has sugar in it (actually, I'm sure it does, since I'm always eating while I use it). I've included it as part of my 2014 Summer Reading Guide: everyday-reading/2014/
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hanna Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Make it stop, someone please make her stoppp. Annoying American complaining about how hard life is without sugar? Ugh check your priviledge lady. And the writing, please don't get me started, who gave her a book deal? Its tedious, and quite frankly reads like a teenager wrote it. No, scratch that. It reads like I wrote it, and that isn't a complimentThe issue I have with this book isn't the subject, it's the fact that it reads like one overtly long complaint. "We cant drink fruit juice!" "We can [...]
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Carrie Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I am actively interested and engaged in reading food/nutrition science and information. I also like a good memoir. Unfortunately, this book did little more than make me angry and worried that people will be getting the wrong message. There are so many wonderful, smart books about food and the industrial food industry that promote a message of eating whole foods, mostly plants (Michael Pollan, anyone?) that would be much better guides for the average reader. One of my major issues was the author' [...]
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Jeanette"Astute Crabbist" Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Got me a jumbo-size bag of Jelly Bellys to eat while I read this.This book served as excellent motivator for me to stay on track and remind me to be vigilant about limiting sugar intake. However, it is a memoir, and thus does not provide much scientific information for those who are new to the topic. Use it as a supplement for meatier books on health and nutrition and the evils of refined sugar in its various forms.If you think you know what causes heart disease and other modern lifestyle epidem [...]
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Ken Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
First things first: This is a memoir, not a diet book. If you're looking for a diet book, you'll wind up 2-starring this in the end. Relax and take it for what it is, though, and you'll be fine. It's just one Vermont mom's rage, rage against the ubiquitous sweet toxin, is all, told with a sense of humor. In fact, the writing is fairly laid back and informal, so it's a breezy read, start to finish.What Eve, her husband, and two daughters did is to try and abandon ADDED sugar in their foods for an [...]
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Jessica Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Eve Straub, a food blogger, wife, and mother of two girls, decided in 2010 that her family would spend an entire year without consuming any fructose (except for the fructose that naturally occurs in fruits), and thus this book was born. They have a couple of exceptions to the "no fructose" rule, which was plenty onerous (no sugar, no honey, no maple syrup, no fruit juice, and so on): they were allowed to have one regular dessert per month as a family, and the girls were allowed to indulge in cak [...]
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Badseedgirl Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I'm sorry to say I had a love-hate relationship with this novel when I finished it. The information on how much hidden sugar is found in American's diets was amazing and horrifying at the same time, and by the fourth chapter of the book i had started carefully checking all the foods in my cupboard and I found some truly shocking things. The powdered onion soup mix I like to use, contains sugar, why? I feel much more aware of "hidden" sugar in the food I eat and I have this book to thank. So what [...]
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Rebecca Foster Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
(Nearly 3.5) An engaging account of the author’s family project to cut out all added sugar for the year of 2011. It reminded me most of Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (from the multiple family narrators down to the poultry processing and a trip to Italy) and Gretchen Rubin’s happiness books. Like Julie and Julia, this book originated as a one-year foodie blog, and Schaub shares some of Julie Powell’s conversational wit. I think this is an important book, but possibly lim [...]
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Julian Pecenco Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Overall, I liked this book. However, especially having recently read numerous critiques of both Dr Lustig's laser focus on fructose and the similar tack taken by the new film Fed Up!, it was hard to get past the idea that cutting all sugar at the expense of other key elements of good diet is a useful exercise. As a journalistic experiment/experience, it makes a bit more sense, and she does touch on some of that in her summary chapters. Still, I found it hard to take dietary advice from a self de [...]
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Jenn Ballmann Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I was sent a copy of the book for review through Net Galley, as always, all opinions are my own.Much like the author I’m concerned about how much sugar I consume and the lengths manufacturers go to hide it in an ingredient list, which is why I thought I would like this book. Unfortunately rather than truly going a whole year without sugar time and time again the author found reasons to deviate from the experiment and even went so far as to replace fructose with dextrose which is still a type o [...]
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Amanda Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I did something with this book that I almost never do--I checked out a few of the reviews other members had posted. It cracks me up that so many people got bent out of shape over the title of the book, saying that it's misleading because the author's family still indulged in some sugar. It's called marketing, people! "Year of Mostly No Sugar" just doesn't have the same ring to it. Rational people will understand the reasons for the sugar exception rules. Schaub did not take on the "no sugar" ta [...]
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Katherine Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I am surprised by how strongly I disliked this book. The author comes across as self-congratulatory and pompous, based on a decision to undertake a project that was, to me, questionable in matching its claim. I truly don't care if they had a dessert every month. That part doesn't bother me. I believe that reducing our sugar consumption is only a good thing, but they would make these tremendous desserts that admittedly lasted more than one day. I acknowledge that I don't eat very much sugar, but [...]
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Terzah Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Eliminating as much sugar from my diet as I can in 2017 (without being tedious and self-righteous and boring about it) is my New Year's resolution, so I picked this book up on New Year's Eve and dove in. While I liked the "reality" of it (the author and her family didn't give it up entirely, just mostly, a moderate approach I can appreciate) and the science was interesting and alarming, the writing and repetition of information got irritating after a while. The italics especially: she just could [...]
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Kristan Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I had high expectations for this book and it came up short. First, the title is catchy but misleading. The author didn't give up sugar for a year and instead had monthly desserts and substituted sugar with dextrose (which is often made from GMO corn starches) and brown rice syrup. I thought this would be more about eating more whole foods and less about trying to find ways to eat desserts without sugar. The author also mentioned several instances where she had little to no choices (especially br [...]
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Ana Rînceanu Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
To my Romanian sensibilities, USA food culture seems like a dystopian novel so I think this book gave me a clear appreciation for my parents cooking and respect for the way my grandparents grow chicken and pigs for us to eat. It also explains why I find most processed sweets too sweet (except ice-cream).
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Skylar Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
The author writes about her frustrations with the unquestioning blindness of American society to their sugar consumption. Yet I feel that same frustration with her agonizing over their exemptions and rule bending (though at least she recognizes she is awfully privileged to have that ability). Those of us with dietary restrictions for religious, ethical, allergy, lactose intolerance, or health reasons don't get that luxury to splurge or the luxury to not feel "cut off from the community" or frust [...]
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Katie Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Like the other reviews say, this isn't a science book about why to avoid sugar and the metabolic processing of it in our digestive system. Those books have been written by many and will continue to be written, as long as there is an obesity epidemic and people try to figure out why and how to combat it. This is a memoir about a family that heard that science (specifically, the YouTube lecture of dr. Liustig called sugar: The Bitter Truth, which should be required viewing) and decided to avoid al [...]
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Kathy Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
How can someone entitle a book "Year of No Sugar", and then proceed to do nothing but eat sugar all year? This book purports to be about a family who stops eating sugar for a year, but that's not really what they do. At best, they attempt to stop eating processed food that contains added fructose. But, they constantly make exceptions. Once a month, they choose a dessert and eat that, things like chocolate cake with frosting, banana cream pie,. The children, daughters aged 6 and 11, are also allo [...]
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Cindy Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I know many people belittle the fact that she didn't actually go a year a without sugar (or fructose). They had normal desserts once a month and a few things in between. I don't begrudge her efforts though. It is very hard to eat without getting some, even when you think "this can't possibly have sugar in it", it usually does. Unless you make it yourself and you know every single thing that goes into it. I found it hard to find canned tomato paste or organic canned tomato sauce that didn't have [...]
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Megan Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
while there are a couple funny parts to this book it is basically the 'twilight' of dietary references. also lets clarify she doesnt avoid sugar for an entire year- she only avoids added fructose- not other types of sugar, and certainly no restricting carbs (which hello turn into sugar in your body). she does repeatedly say that fructose is a 'poison' and gives a variety of reasons but when pressed for something scientific she basically says 'oh science is hard' or 'i may be paraphrasing this wr [...]
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Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
4.0 StarsAs someone who personally loves reading these "do something for the year" memoirs, I found this one to be both entertaining and informative. I do believe the health research that suggests that sugar is a dangerous substance that should be consumed in moderation. (Although I still need to decide how to put this into practice in my own life.) A lot of readers have criticized the fact that this family's "year of no sugar" involved so many exceptions. However, I feel that is actually a stre [...]
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Rachel M. Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
The title of this book is misleading as it's not the story of a year without sugar - it's the story of a year of EXCEPTIONS to the rule of "no sugar." The author allowed her family to make lots of exceptions, so in my mind, it invalidates the title and the effort behind the book. Also, I'm not sold on her use of dextrose as a "good" substitute for added sugar. I get her point - that added sugar is hidden in everything we eat, from ketchup, to protein bars, to dressings, and even meat - but does [...]
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Amanda Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
When when I learn to stop reading all these stupid "a year of _____" books? (Apparently, the answer is "never.")As with most, this book was okay to start with. By the middle, it got pretty repetitive and by the 3/4 mark, I was skimming a lot.
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Burtonbunch Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
This is a great funny book. I think I would do it this way if I could get people on board in my family. Very scary. She did not do this like a militant but did it honestly. Really enjoyed this book
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Malika Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
I've been wanting to read this book for a very long time. I believe it's been in my to-read shelf for 3-4 years. As a long-time sugar addict, I wanted to peer into the life of someone who had gone an entire year without using. Now admittedly, I did not finish this book because I felt that it went on for too long. Mostly because the author absolutely loves writing about the intricacies of her family - which is fair because, as it turns out, the book is about her entire family doing a Year of No S [...]
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Ali-Jae Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
The author appears to be pretty easily influenced. She watches one YouTube video (literally) and then commits her whole family to a year without sugar (A standard which, as you might notice in the other reviews, is even inaccurate. Her family has a dessert every month, and then uses a subjective barometer like "this has less sugar than this other horrible thing, so we ate it.").I was hoping to learn more about the science that motivated her decision, or the nutritional impact that followed, but [...]
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Krystal Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
Should have been called "Year of Less Sugar". "No Sugar" doesn't mean no sugar in this case. Sugar treats once a month, or when they're in Italy or made from dates and bananas or whatever she can find to satisfy her sweet tooth - instead of just biting the bullet - doesn't translate into no sugar to me. Absolutely no information on any health benefits they may have seen - except the kids didn't miss as much school as in previous years - which I found odd as Dr Robert Lustig started her on this j [...]
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Donna Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 AM
After seeing a YouTube clip about how fructose is like poison, the author and her family kind of go a year without eating sugar (with some cheats).This book is not written well. The majority of it sounds like the author spoke her thoughts into a tape recorder, then typed it up and sent it in. The research on the scientific basis for this sounded extremely sketchy and very skewed. The biggest thing that irked me about the book was that there was no real conclusion - if you've decided sugar is wha [...]
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Year of No Sugar By Eve O. Schaub It s Dinnertime Do you know where your sugar is coming from Most likely everywhere Sure, it s in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve O Schaub was the secret world of sugar hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband aIt s Dinnertime Do you know where your sugar is coming from Most likely everywhere Sure, it s in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve O Schaub was the secret world of sugar hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year.Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs of our sugar heavy American diet including diabetes, obesity, and increased incidences of health problems such as heart disease and cancer The stories, tips, and recipes she shares throw fresh light on questionable nutritional advice we ve been following for years and show that it is possible to eat at restaurants and go grocery shopping 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.

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