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Little Sugar Addicts: End the Mood Swings, Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Low Self-Esteem in Your Child Today

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Sugar Is Not Love

Do you have a smart, creative, loving child who is also cranky, inattentive, and sometimes downright obnoxious? If you’ve written off this negative behavior as “typical” for your child’s age—whether toddler or teen—stop and think: Does your child have a taste for soda, sugary breakfast cereals, and treats like candy and cookies? Does she eat regularly sche
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 27th 2004 by Harmony (first published 2004)
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Krista Kilmer
Sep 25, 2014 Krista Kilmer rated it liked it
There was good information here and reinforced the importance of including protein at EVERY meal and making sure your children eat complex carbohydrates. I was shocked that the author suggested eliminating sugar completely from your child's diet even when it comes to special occasions like birthdays and holidays. I certainly don't want to do that and I don't expect my kids too either. One person said they were happy with fruit salad instead of birthday cake. Really?! I guess I was hoping this bo ...more
Shireemartin
Feb 20, 2013 Shireemartin rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. It came at just the right time for me. My daughter and I are both "sugar sensitive", as the author refers to it, and the jury is still out on the rest of the fam. The steps outlined are really do-able. I wish I owned this one instead of checking it out of the library!
Ellisa Barr
Apr 10, 2008 Ellisa Barr rated it really liked it
I just finished reading this book and it makes a lot of sense. Basically the author outlines a series of life-changes that you can make one tiny step at a time to improve your own life and your children's lives and health. I haven't tried it out yet, but if I do and if it works I will come back and edit this review.

All right, I tried it with my 3-year-old and I think it probably does work. I had trouble maintaining a complete absence of sugar though. It seemed like everyone was working against m
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Brenda
Nov 16, 2008 Brenda rated it liked it
For someone who has kids who CRAVE sugar (one especially--asking for it right after breakfast), I thought this book would give me some tips for cutting the sugar out of our diets. While it did have some helpful information, it got a little too preachy for me even suggesting that kids forgoe sugar at special occasions like hoildays and birthdays. I guess I was already practicing a lot of the suggestions and am not ready to go quite to the extreme that this author suggests...we practice moderation ...more
Audra
Apr 03, 2009 Audra rated it liked it
This was helpful to better understand what sugar does in our bodies. I have noticed some improvements in one of my kids by making sure there is more protein in the diet, and had plenty of chances during Easter parties to see the effects of candy/blood sugar spikes and drops. It's caused me to be more aware of sugar content and consumption in our home.

Some of the information didn't seem to match up with other literature I've been reading about the need to limit our eating of animal products, but
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Sarah
Aug 19, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
This book makes a lot of sense, and explains the effects of sugar on children well while providing good alternatives. I only gave it 4 stars because some of the writing was a little repetitive and weak. "Fun! Fun is the key word! Have fun! Have a sense of humor!" over and over again got a little old. :)
Mandy
Mar 22, 2010 Mandy rated it liked it
My kids are also addicted to sugar. This has some good recipes, but is very similar to her other book, "The Sugar Addicts Total Recovery Program." It was interesting to read the symptoms of sugar addiction in children. Quite enlightening.
Tiffany
Apr 23, 2012 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Incredibly useful and relevant.
Audra
Jan 02, 2016 Audra rated it liked it
Interesting enough to give it a try for 30 days. She has some good ideas for sugar replacements and has a great plan for incremental dietary changes.
Emily
Aug 12, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: food
3.5 stars, I'd say.
RuthAnne
Aug 02, 2009 RuthAnne rated it really liked it
Shelves: personal-care
I am hoping that I can help my daughter find some answers to her sleep issues. I figured this was worth a try.
Katie
Mar 23, 2012 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: food
If your children are sugar sensitive or if you suspect sensitivity this is a practical book for you.
Wende Pate
Feb 25, 2016 Wende Pate rated it really liked it
Great book - great information.
Amy
Jan 14, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Great book on nutrition and the effects of sugar on the little ones
Lesley
Sep 15, 2010 Lesley rated it it was amazing
Loved this book... great info on how much sugar affects kids. I found the information on sugar cravings being compared to other addictions very interesting
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