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Are You Addicted to Sugar?

Well, if you’re like most people we talk to, you have a very long, intimate relationship with sugary treats.

Maybe your mom let you lick the cookie batter from the spoon.
Maybe there were homemade cakes every birthday.
Maybe going to the candy store was an after-school ritual.
Or, maybe there was no junk food in your house, and you binged at every other opportunity…

Whatever your background with sugar, we now know that it is way worse for our health than we realized. When you quit sugar, you are on your way to improve your health.

Breaking Free from Sugar is a program that gradually
leads you to a sugar-minimal lifestyle.

Eating sugar is no longer just
“empty calories.”

The damage that refined sugar does is cumulative, and is implicated in so many diseases, including:

  • overweight and obesity
  • diabetes
  • hardening of the arteries
  • inflammation that leads to Wide Range of auto-immune diseases
  • dementia
  • depression
  • and so much more.

There are many reasons to turn
to a sugar-minimal lifestyle.

Whether you are looking to avoid all those health issues, or looking to just feel better. People who give up eating refined sugar report:”

  • consistent energy
  • greater mental clarity and less brain fog
  • easier mobility
  • clearer skin
  • control over their food choices
  • and, you’ll be reducing your risk for all the diseases listed above

Welcome to
Breaking Free From Sugar

Andrea’s primary work for the past decade has been in public health communications, where she designs marketing/outreach campaigns and programs to inspire healthy behaviors. She teaches about the social and behavioural aspects of public health in the Masters of Public Health program at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach.

The first steps to improving your health:

1. Remove what is harmful

2. Replace with what is healthful

3. Restore your body’s
natural healing systems

In the Breaking Free from Sugar program, you’ll learn:

  • How to prepare to go sugar-free
  • How to hack your cravings
  • How we got this way, and the lengths the sugar industry is going to ensure you become addicted
  • Mastering snack time
  • All about power breakfasts
  • How to move into a sustainable, sugar-minimal lifestyle — that doesn’t mean no more sweets forever.

By the time you’re done with the program, you’ll have the information, tools and support you need to create a transformation in your health.

Breaking Free From Sugar

What the Program Includes

Prep Week

Prep Week

You’ll have a full week to prep to go sugar-free, so this module includes the need-to-knows:

  • What’s in / What’s out
  • Information about the sugar content of common foods
  • Planning meals and snacks
  • Suggestions for swapping “no” foods for “yes” foods
Why Quit Sugar & Finding Your Why

Why Quit Sugar & Finding Your Why

This module digs into two kinds of WHY:

  • Why we need to stop eating sugar to prevent disease and feel better, and,
  • Why is your health important to you.

Both of these Why’s together will create a powerful source of motivation throughout the program.

How Much Sugar Are You Eating?

How much sugar are you eating?

This module is all about understanding how much sugar we are actually eating, and all the places it hides in common packaged foods — even the ones we think of as healthy. This module is a real eye-opener.

All About Cravings

All About Cravings

This module is All About Cravings! 

  • All the different kinds of cravings
  • Understanding detox
  • Planning to succeed
  • Hacking your cravings
All About Carbs

All About Carbs

Now we learn all about carbs:

  • Fast and slow carbs
  • Simple and complex carbs
  • Finding your ideal carb intake
  • Swapping this for that
The Sugar-Industrial Complex

The Sugar-Industrial Complex

You likely aren’t aware about how powerful the sugar industry is, in its ability to influence policy (and defeat initiatives) on both the state and national levels.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

This module focuses on: How to create a sugar-minimal lifestyle. How to set goals and plan around obstacles using the WOOP format.

A new program begins every month and includes:


Learn more about these programs at the PROGRAMS tab, or

Join our mailing list below, and get your FREE Guide to the Many Names for Sugar, so you can identify where all the sugar is hiding in the foods you eat.

Here’s what people are saying about the program

When I get hungry, I less often feel the shakes of hypoglycemia. My clothes feel like they fit me differently around the middle of my body. This is the first time that I've gone no-added-sugar for any length of time. I've found some new ingredients and food staples that I will continue to incorporate into my diet, moving forward.
It was supportive.

Being free of daily sugar is a game changer for my health and life, and the program support is a really great way to do that!


I have a long list of new recipes and food ideas, and my kitchen is better stocked.


It’s a lot easier than you think. In the end, you feel great and you can learn a lot. Break those bad habits! It was super fun, especially as a teen.

Macie W.

The No-Added-Sugar-Challenge raised my awareness of the hidden added sugar in the foods I was eating and drinking. I've changed by shopping and eating habits for the better after completing the challenge. Thanks for creating a very worthwhile experience for me. I am very glad that I participated.


Enlightening and not nearly as hard as it sounds. It will change the way you think about sugar and all food in general.


This was a real wake-up call to the amount of sugar in our food. I did not think of myself as a sugar addict but I was surprised by how much sugar is in the foods I eat that I consider healthy (Go Lean cereal, Chobani fruit yogurt, fruit and nut granola bars). This one month challenge was a great way to make changes I plan on keeping.

E. Lindberg

When I first heard about this program, I was definitely in the "I don't know if I could live without chocolate" class! I've known others who have given up sugar and I never understood why, and/or felt it was something I could ever do. All the more reason to sign up and try! I couldn't believe--after the first week--that it wasn't as hard as I had always imagined. Learning more about why sugar is toxic for our bodies and comparable to addictive substances (that companies capitalize on) has changed how I think about it. A LOT! Plus, I feel great and proud of myself for staying off completely for a month+.

This experience exceeded my expectations and I very much appreciate you letting us be your guinea pigs! We're the ones who benefitted!

Polly H.
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