With the release of The 21-Day Sugar Detox book happening today, I figured it was a good time to give everyone a one-stop shop for the FAQs I've been getting about it! Here you go! I'll add parts to this if I get a lot more questions, perhaps about the program itself next – though I did cover a TON of questions about the program in last week's podcast, which can be listened to or read via transcript. In any event, here are some really useful bits of information for you about my new book!
Q: Where can I buy The 21-Day Sugar Detox?
A: The book is currently sold in bookstores nationwide, in a large number of Costco (see the list of stores at the bottom of this post) in airports, and online at all major retailers. Before heading out to a store, I highly recommend calling them and asking them if the book is in stock, as well as to hold the book for you so that you're sure to get it when you arrive!
Order from any of these retailers!
Q: Will there be book signing events?
A: YES! Click here for a list of upcoming events and subscribe to my emailing list and on Facebook for more dates being added regularly!
Q: What is the difference between The 21-Day Sugar Detox book and the PDF guides that were available online since April 2010?
A: There are a lot of differences! First and foremost, this is a printed, physical book—which the previous version was not. So, you can get this book and hold it, flip through it, and reference it very easily. If you own the PDFs and are wondering if you should get the book, trust me, you are going to LOVE IT.
The original PDF program guide was 90 pages; the book is 240 pages! And… the PDF guides are actually no longer available to order on their own—so if you've been wondering which you should get, wonder no longer! My new online program called Beyond Sugar Detox will be available soon and will have additional supporting materials that will add to the experience for you if you are using the book for your detox as well as, ahem, beyond the three weeks. SWEET. Pun intended…
The original PDFs had no meal plans, while the book has three 21-Day Meal Plans, one for each level.
The original PDFs had brief information on modifications for all levels, but the book has two modification options for each level, with specific notes based on that level. Levels 1 and 2 have Energy & Pescetarian modifications, and Level 3 has Energy & Autoimmune modifications. Note that The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook releasing in December will have further notes, ideas, and recipe modifications to support these groups.
The book also features much more comprehensive (but still easy-to-understand) science about how sugar works in your body, more FAQs, a full 23-day guide of what to expect day-by-day (from Day 0-Day 22), as well as new guides and a Daily Success Log that you can either photocopy and fill in or print from this page.
The book features updated versions of my 21-Day Sugar Detox guides to: dining out, fats & oils, sneaky sugar synonyms, replacing foods – as well as new guides including 15 egg-free breakfast ideas and recommended products and brands for your detox and beyond.
AND – I did all of this in 240 jam-packed pages! I could easily have expanded the page count on this book by spacing out the information more and by putting recipes and photos on separate pages for every recipe, but I put the photo on the same page with the ingredients & instructions for many of the recipes (and every recipe does have a photo!) so that I could save pages and keep this book PORTABLE for you.
Wait until you see it – it's SO CUTE. It's about half the size of Practical Paleo (432 pages and almost 4 pounds!) and weighs just about 1 pound. You'll love carrying it around with you everywhere: to the office, the grocery store, on an airplane….
Be inspired, motivated and excited to get started on YOUR 21-Day Sugar Detox NOW– check out my official book preview trailer!
Q: How is the 21-Day Sugar Detox book (and the recipes) different from Practical Paleo?
A: First off, as mentioned above, Practical Paleo is 432 pages and nearly 4 pounds! The 21-Day Sugar Detox book is 240 pages and just about 1 pound. So, physically, they're quite different! The content in Practical Paleo is loaded with information on how your body should work, and what do to when it doesn't exactly happen (digestion, blood sugar, clinical health concerns), while The 21-Day Sugar Detox addresses sugar and carb cravings—why we get them, and what to do about them. It's a much more targeted plan that's specifically designed for just THREE WEEKS of your life (or multiple sets of three weeks if you choose) versus a lifestyle plan.
While I kept the page count down, I didn't skimp on content—I jammed over 90 recipes into The 21-Day Sugar Detox book, however, as noted in the previous answer, I did so by putting a recipe on the same page with the photo for a lot of them in order to SAVE PAGES and make this book very portable for you! Most folks on the 21-Day Sugar Detox want to carry around the guide and refer to it often throughout the program—this makes it EASY. It was my #1 priority in putting this book into print – it had to be small enough to put in your purse/tote bag and bring anywhere you are going!
So, as a reminder, The 21-Day Sugar Detox is intended to be a three week program targeted at helping you break away from sugar and carb cravings, not a book that discusses a lifestyle plan, nor is it directed at therapeutic support for various health challenges.
In fact, The 21-Day Sugar Detox is not even technically a “Paleo” eating program. Level 1 of the program does include some gluten-free grains. (GASP!) Indeed, I do believe that the vast majority of folks out there, not in here (the group of you who regularly read my blog is quite large, but the rest of the world is bigger!), are still eating lots of refined foods—and making a move to something like whole rice instead of pasta or cookies, well, it'll move people towards health!
That said, the three LEVELS of The 21-Day Sugar Detox program are designed to invite anyone from total beginners to nutrition changes all the way up to those of you who DO eat a Paleo or Primal type of diet but are still struggling with some cravings. All of the recipes in The 21-Day Sugar Detox book are grain-free and Paleo-friendly.
There are a few recipes in The 21-Day Sugar Detox book that are also in Practical Paleo, some with updates—all with new photos with new ideas for serving them up. I used only the absolute FAVORITES that you all told me were the best and that everyone should really have—along with a few basics like broth and some spice blends.
The recipes in The 21-Day Sugar Detox do note the same common allergen/dietary irritants that are listed in Practical Paleo with notes for swaps whenever possible.
None of the recipes in The 21-Day Sugar Detox use sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, while the recipes in Practical Paleo did have sweeteners here or there.
I hope that helps to clarify some more things! If you simply want more easy recipes and one-page guides from me, you'll love this book! It's user-friendly and easy to tote with you anywhere.
Q: Will the recipes in The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD) be the same as the ones in The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook?
A: NOPE! Guys, do you think I'd release two sugar detox books with the exact same recipes? No way!
The 21-Day Sugar Detox book contains program information, background, guides, etc. to get you going with the 21DSD, as well as meal plans, recipes, and more.
The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook will contain recipes and corresponding meal plans that use just the recipes in the cookbook…and they will be ALL NEW!
Over 100 NEW recipes. Yes, there will be some reference to basic recipes from the first book (broth, sweetener-free ketchup, healthy homemade mayo, and some spice blends for example), but those recipes will be included again in the book for easy reference, not counted in the total number of new ones in the book!
So… if you're wondering which to get, I'm sorry to tell you that BOTH books are really going to be FANTASTIC resources to not only help you on your 21DSD, but also for easy, sweetener-free, Paleo-friendly, cravings-busting recipes to have on-hand to make life easier. And tastier. Noms.
And here's a quick preview look-inside!
Take a peek at how The 21-Day Sugar Detox is laid out and organized and how delicious the recipes look! You are sure to be convinced that I truly support you every step of the way.
Order from any of these retailers!
Costco stores currently stocking “The 21-Day Sugar Detox” – listed by-state.
4125 DEBARR RD ANCHORAGE AK
330 W DIMOND BLVD ANCHORAGE AK
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101 NORTH BEACH BLVD LA HABRA CA
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520 N LONE HILL AVE SAN DIMAS CA
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I pre-ordered the 21-Day Sugar Detox book and should have it tomorrow. I can’t wait! Practical Paleo was one of the first cookbooks I bought on my paleo journey and it is one that I go back to over and over again. Your mustard glazed chicken thighs have become a staple at our house. We also love the crock pot ribs. Thanks Diane!
Will you be making the 21-Day Sugar Detox book available in ebook format?
It is available for Nook and Kindle currently – enjoy!
Is 21 days sugar detox for Paleo only? Is it possible to do it as vegan?