Eating more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? No wonder you’re anxious. Anxiety has a lot do to with lifestyle choices, including what you put in your mouth.
Sarah Wilson is an expert on sugar addiction and its connection to the most widespread mental health concern—chronic anxiety—affecting millions worldwide today. One in six people in the West alone suffer from an anxiety-related illness.While scientists know that anxiety is a chemical imbalance in the brain, recent studies have linked this condition to sugar consumption and inflammation in the gut.
In The Anti-Anxiety Diet, Wilson unravels the cutting-edge science linking sugar addiction, inflammation, and gut health to mental health. “If you have fire in the gut,” Sarah advises, “you have fire in the brain.” And sugar is the primary culprit.
The Anti-Anxiety Diet is her simple, 2-week jumpstart plan for eliminating sugar from your diet. Packed with delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, 4-color photos, and detailed meal plans, it shows you how to replace the bad stuff (sugar) with the good stuff (whole, unprocessed foods), to soothe—and ultimately tame—the anxious beast.
Sarah Wilson is author of the New York Times bestsellers First, We Make the Beast Beautiful and I Quit Sugar. She is the founder of IQuitSugar.com, an 8-week program that has been completed by 1.5 million people in 133 countries. A former news journalist and editor for Australian Cosmopolitan, she blogs on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living, and anti-consumerism at sarahwilson.com. She lives in Sydney, Australia, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker, and is eternally curious.
"Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.” – Mark Manson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful.
Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helped over 1.5 million people worldwide to live better, healthier lives through her I Quit Sugar books and program. And all along, she has been managing chronic anxiety.
In First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Wilson directs her intense focus and fierce investigating skills onto her lifetime companion, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experiences.
Wilson offers readers comfort, humor, companionship, and practical tips for living with the Beast:Cultivate a "gratitude ritual." You can't be grateful and anxious at the same time.Eat to curb anxiety. Real food is your best friend.Just breathe. Embrace the healing power of meditation.Make your bed. Every day. Simple outer order creates inner calm.Study fellow fretters to know thyself. Emily Dickinson, Charles Darwin, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all struggled with anxiety.Actively practice missing out. Forget FOMO, curl up on the couch, and order takeout.
Practical and poetic, wise and funny, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad souls who dance with this condition to embrace it as a part of who they are, and to explore the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.
This book is perfect for you if you’re:Ready to quit sugar or have tried on your own and can’t get past the first few days (there’s a very important reason for this, which we’ll be sharing!).Looking for a detailed explanation of why you should quit sugar alongside an in-depth, step-by-step guide.Searching for tools to accurately track weight loss and health progress.After 50 introductory recipes to support your sugar-quitting journey.Looking for guidance through the various stages of detox Sarah Wilson and the I Quit Sugar team.Keen for advice on how to kill cravings in an instant.Looking to re-stock the fridge, pantry and freezer with ready to go sugar-free foods.Ready for a total lifestyle change, not just a quick fix.
In a world full of processed, sugar-laden cereals, it’s easy to consume your entire day’s quota of sugar before 8am. So we decided to change the way breakfast is done and give you clever, fun and tasty brekkie solutions for every day.
Our Healthy Breakfast Cookbook is jam-packed with 45 quick and tasty sugar-free recipes that will keep you going past lunch. And to make sure it doesn’t include a single added sweetener, we’ve turned breakfast into a savoury affair. Yep, not only is it possible to eat veggies for breakfast, but it’s completely delicious too!
- 45 recipes created and developed by a qualified nutritionist.
- 25+ inspiring foodie photos.
- Step-by-step recipe instructions.
- Handy substitution and allergy guides.
"Healthy" doesn't have to mean boring.
With fun and quirky recipes like French Toast in a Mug, Chickpea Pancake Pizza and Bittersweet Savoury Yoghurt, this is a book of breakfast inspiration, education and motivation that will leave your friends and family begging for more!
1. Breakfast in 2 Minutes
2. Toasties and Toast Toppers
3. Breakfast Using Dinner's Leftovers
4. Fun Savoury Things
5. Cafe Favourites
6. Sunday Cook-ups