I Quit Sugar {Book Review}

I Quit Sugar
Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook
by Sarah Wilson

About the book:
A New York Times bestseller, I Quit Sugar is week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your looks, mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes. 
Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar was hidden in her diet, or how much it was affecting her well-being. When she learned that her sugar consumption could be the source of a lifetime of mood swings, fluctuating weight, sleep problems, and thyroid disease, she knew she had to make a change. 
What started as an experiment to eliminate sugar--both the obvious and the hidden kinds--soon became a way of life, and now Sarah shows you how you can quit sugar too:
* follow a flexible and very doable 8-week plan
* overcome cravings
* make food you're excited to eat with these 108 recipes for detox meals, savory snacks, and sweet treats from Sarah Wilson and contributors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Curtis Stone, Dr. Robert Lustig (The Fat Chance Cookbook), Sarma Melngailis (Raw Food/ Real World), Joe "the Juicer" Cross, and Angela Liddon (Oh She Glows) 
I Quit Sugar makes it easy to kick the habit for good, lose weight, and feel better than ever before. When you are nourished with delicious meals and treats, you won't miss the sugar for an instant.

"When I quit sugar I found wellness and the kind of energy and sparkle I had as a kid. I don't believe in diets or in making eating miserable. This plan and the recipes are designed for lasting wellness." -- Sarah Wilson
I've been dabbling with not eating carbs and sugars over the past few months so when I saw this book up for review, I knew I wanted to read it.

One of the first paragraphs I read said this:
I was eating three pieces of fruit a day, a handful of dried fruit, a teaspoon or two of honey in my tea, a small bar of dark chocolate after lunch and after dinner, honey drizzled on yogurt or dessert.
This was her "too much, obviously addicted to sugar".  Fruit and a teaspoon or two of honey?  Are you serious?  Right off the bat, I was irritated.

Firstly, I just can't for the life of me deem fruit bad in my mind.  God created fruits and vegetables for a reason, for us to consume. For years and years we've been told the health benefits of fruits. They reduce risk for heart disease, protect against certain types of cancers, reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Secondly, Wilson says all fruit MUST go.  But then a recipe of "Sweet Green Meal in a Tumbler" has grapefruit, lemon and green apple in it.  What in the world?  Talk about confusing people.

Overall, I wasn't really impressed with this book.  It makes me sad to say that because I really really wanted to like it and to gain tons of knowledge from it.

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.