Review: Sugar Detox by Dottie Copps

Dottie Copps: Sugar Detox

 I purchased this book to see if I could learn new information on this subject. I personally don't eat sugar but I have been thinking of my grandchildren with all the hidden sugar that's out there. Do you crave sugar during the day or are you successful at staying away? I suppose a tiny bit doesn't hurt now and then but it seems folks are living longer lives staying away from sugar. What do you think?

 Amazon Snippet

Are you addicted to sugar? Maybe you are and you don’t even realize it. In “Sugar Detox – The Benefits Behind a Sugar Detox Diet Plan,” you will learn not only how to detox from sugar, but why you need to. This is not a diet that will occur overnight or one that will force you to eat out of the ordinary foods. It is a diet that will help you to make better food choices for life. Learning to adapt to a life without sugar can provide you with dramatic changes in your life right now and far into the future.

Whether you are a full blown sugar addict or you think you are only moderately addicted, you’ll benefit from the sugar detox diet in a variety of ways including:

• A decreased risk of chronic diseases including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease
• Increased energy levels
• More stable moods
• The ability to lose weight easier
• An ability to focus better
• A feeling of general wellness all of the time


 My Review

It's not easy to detox from sugar but it can be done successfully. It's necessary to make the change for a healthier outcome; longer life. The author breaks down some slow changes to get the job done. It's a hands-on book with journaling and having a diet plan. A sensible approach, with good advice but not too much new information.

4/5 stars

The Friday 56 

"As  you train your body to eliminate its sugar cravings, you have to feed it at regular intervals to avoid your blood sugar levels from dropping drastically, causing your body to react negatively."

-- Dottie Copps


Her desire to help others avoid living a life of obesity or being made fun of was what prompted Dottie Copps to write books about losing weight and feeling great. Being a young girl, in her 20's, Dottie has faced her fair share of issues with her health and weight, many of which could have been avoided, should she have known about the dangers of fad diets. Having gone through a large number of crash diets that either left her feeling helpless, ill or gaining any weight that she lost back right away, Dottie became fed up.

After performing many hours of research, she realized that she needed to bring her eating habits back to the basics. With the help of her friends and family, Dottie began taking the food that she ate very seriously. She learned about the pitfalls of every diet that she had tried before and simply began following a clean eating diet. This way of eating was not a diet; it was more of a way of life that has provided unlimited benefits of health and happiness for Dottie.

Through self-exploration, help from her doctors and her closest friends and family, Dottie was able to lose more than 50 pounds, simply by changing the way she looked at food. All at once her life was transformed. No longer was she the "big girl" that couldn't fit in with others or the one that was left out of active outings. She became an active, happy, woman that is now able to enjoy the years of her young adulthood. Her latest hobbies include roller blading, hiking, kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do. It is through her writing that Dottie hopes to help others achieve the healthy, happy life that she has been lucky enough to achieve.

What Others Are Saying 
"Recommend this read for anyone serious about their family's health" -- T. Perry
"Copps gives you ideas of foods that will help the cravings subside, along with sugar busting tactics you can you can use on the spot."  -- Rock Me

Sugar Detox: The Benefits Behind a Sugar Detox Diet Plan

 Next up... So, I wanted to ask if you have detoxed off of coffee? Every now and then I think about it but a hot cup of coffee just goes so well with a good book... What do you think?

Additional Information

I've been following Dr. Mark Hyman's blog and here is what he says about sugar.

Here's the not-so-sweet truth. We are killings ourselves by consuming truckloads of hidden sugar. Despite 40 years of Americans being brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, it turns out it's sugar, not fat, that makes you sick and overweight.

And here's another shocking fact: Sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine. Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It's a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and carb cravings — leading to uncontrolled overeating.

We need a clear path to detox from sugar, to break the addictive cycle of carb and sugar cravings that robs us of our health. We need science, not willpower, to reverse this.

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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