Welcome to Living Sugar Free, my forum to raise awareness about the health effects of sugar and to help others take a break from sugar, maybe for the first time in their lives. Most people don’t realize just how addicted they are to sugar, how much sugar they are eating, and how much damage it is doing to their physical, mental and emotional heath.
Our programs focus on removing added high fructose sugars from the diet, which allows us to recalibrate our brain and body chemistry and change our relationship to food. I work with people all over the world, using the tools I used myself to help build a balanced, fulfilling, happy, and healthy life. High fructose sugars, otherwise knows as "free Sugars" are defined by the Institute for Responsible Nutrition as dietary sugars that provide rapidly-absorbed, concentrated doses of fructose. Fructose sugar is metabolized in the liver where it is quickly turned to fat, and contributes to obesity and many modern diseases. And, they are addictive. High fructose sugars are found in more than 50 different sweeteners including table sugar, honey, molasses, agave syrup and fruit juice.
Whether your goal is to live sugar free, take a break from sugar, or improve your health, we have several ways to help. Living Sugar Free offers one-on-one coaching, workshops, and an online 7-Day KickStart. Our programs, which provide an everything-you-need-to-know education on sugar, daily checklists, lifetime access to a private sugar free Facebook group, weekly meal plans with delicious easy-to-prepare recipes are designed for anyone wanting to quit eating sugar for a week, a month, or a lifetime.
When you're happy and healthy and feeling good, you are a better version of yourself. You are able to contribute more to your loved ones and to the world around you.
Give sugar a break, and discover a delicious new way of living
Carolynn has written and developed recipes for every big magazine you’ve heard of and some you may not have, including The New York Times Magazine, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, Gourmet, Playboy and The Los Angeles Times. Carolynn is the author and co-author of 15 books, the most recent of which, Bowls of Plenty, celebrates the intersection of healthy and delicious in the vessel of the decade: a bowl. Carolynn invents our meal plans, making sure you always have something delicious to cook and eat for every season and every occasion.
Brittnee is our all-around right hand girl, doing everything from grocery store runs to booking speaking gigs to talking to all of you nice people on the phone. That smile you see in the photo is pretty much always on her face. She is the happy, friendly voice on the other side of the phone, and the one answering your questions via email or scheduling sessions. Brittnee also assists in the kitchen with recipe development and testing. She loves cooking, exploring her new hometown of San Diego and taking long walks with her fiancé Nick and her golden retriever Charlie.