• Breaking Up with Sugar

  • Divorce the Diets, Drop the Pounds, and Live Your Best Life
  • By: Molly Carmel
  • Narrated by: Molly Carmel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (153 ratings)

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By: Molly Carmel
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Publisher's Summary

A proven plan to break free from your unhealthy relationship with sugar - and reclaim your health and your life for good.

The solution to your food and weight problems isn't willpower or the next fad diet - it's breaking up with sugar. Molly Carmel, an eating disorder therapist with a thriving clinic in New York City, discovered the devastating role sugar played in her own 20-year struggle with disordered eating. After reaching a peak weight of 325 pounds and trying every diet imaginable, Molly was finally able to dramatically transform her life - and find her happy weight-by breaking up with sugar. Molly has since helped thousands of people overcome compulsive overeating, repetitive dieting, and sugar addiction to reinvent their lives. Here, she shares her empowering 66-day blueprint for kicking sugar to the curb - once and for all.

Molly explains how sugar is not only bad for your health, it's also a substance with highly addictive potential - one that creates physical, neurological, and hormonal changes that often make moderation impossible. This is the first audiobook to address the emotional, spiritual, chemical, and physical components of this toxic relationship and help guide you through the steps to create a new and lasting relationship with food...and with yourself.

Breaking Up with Sugar includes step-by-step meal plans to take the guesswork out of going sugar-free, as well as seven key self-affirming vows you can rely on to help end the overeating and dieting cycle and release unhealthy weight. With empathy, honesty, and humor as your trusted coach and friend, Molly gives you essential tools to navigate this new way of eating when life gets "life-y" or times get tough. Her sustainable road map will put you on the path to true freedom.

Includes a PDF of worksheets and activities.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Molly Carmel (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"The secret about sugar is that even small amounts can be harmful to our health because our bodies learn to want more. And that makes moderation impossible. Molly explains the science behind a problem so many struggle with, and helps readers untangle the emotions that can get in their way. If you struggle with weight issues and haven’t found solutions elsewhere, this book has the answers you’ve been looking for." (Mark Hyman, MD)

"It’s exciting to see Molly Carmel present a deeply researched, battle-tested, realistic way of changing our culturally skewed relationship with sugar. The information and ideas in Breaking Up with Sugar can prevent disease, save lives, and make those lives much healthier and more joyful. If you suspect that your relationship with sugar is unhealthy (and if it is, at some level you know it) do something kind for yourself and read this book!" (Martha Beck)

"All my patients know what I think about sugar - that it is poison, and people are addicted to it. I want to get sugar, in all its forms, out of their diets, but that, as they say, is easier said than done. In Breaking Up with Sugar, Molly Carmel tells us exactly how to do it. I would recommend this to every one of my patients and anyone who wants to be healthier." (Frank Lipman, MD, coauthor of The New Health Rules)

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Good Motivation

Easy listening, well narrated. Topic should be common knowledge by now but presented in a non sensational and relatable way. I was looking for motivation to make this change and found it. I'm a new fan.

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Author AND Narrator

Molly is an excellent author AND narrator. I thoroughly enjoyed her performance and the invaluable content. She translated her knowledge and expertise into examples that I could understand, appreciate and put into practice. I will be gifting this book to family and friends.

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I didn't find this helpful

I struggled to finish this. I enjoyed the backup information and stories, but I didn't really feel like any of her tips would help with actual sugar addiction. Journaling is just not something I want to do.

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Changed my life

I can’t even tell you how this book has helped me change my relationship with food. Finally found someone who gets all the feelings I’ve ever had with food. A must read. Bless you Molly!

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The Truth I Needed To Hear

If you are looking for a slick, quick, weight loss plan this isn't it. If you are looking for a road map to get yourself out of dieting hell this just might be it. It will require commitment and open mindedness but I believe I will be successful and I think you could be too. You must commit.

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Solid Read By Someone Who's Been There

Based on her story and her seeming ability to practice what's preached, Molly seems qualified to try to help those struggling w/food addiction and/or portion control. Her humor, empathy, and spirit come through in the narration as well. No silver bullets or gimmicks, no rehashing of things most readers likely already know. The advice and action steps aren't unheard of but – as mentioned – she's both honest and all too familiar with different dietary demons, both personally and through those who come to her clinic.

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No actual plan

All good thoughts that i could relate too but never got to an actual plan. How do you get PDFs?

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Thank You Molly!

Literally Life changing! I will listen to this numerous times! Finally REAL tools to be HEALTHY mentally and physically! I Was unaware of how strong my addition was until listening to the beginning of this book- and BAM! The truth slapped me across the face! Molly opened my eyes to why “DIETING” has NEVER worked for me! I am excited to live this new lifestyle <3

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Amazing!!!

Simply amazing book! You hit so many of my issues and I’m so excited to be rid of flour and sugar once and for all!!!

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Life changing

This book changed and saved my life. I always knew I had a good problem. I never realized it was centered around sugar. I finally found a sustainable, non-diet way to live. Thank you Molly Carmel!

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