Friday, April 6, 2012

The Sugar Blues by William Dufty



The Sugar Blues by William Dufty was published in 1975. It's a bit overdramatic, a bit over the top and completely frightening. I read the first chapter one night after an Oscar Party thrown at my house. I couldn't sleep, my hands were shaking becauseof the sugar. I was sure one chapter of this book would put me right to sleep.

How wrong I was.

Dufty outlines his own battle with sugar in the first chapter, his biography as an addict. He talks about his skin and health issues, his mood swings, his depression and his chance meeting with silent screen legend Gloria Swanson. It was Ms. Swanson who first advised against the sugar. He'd never considered it before.


Next, came his own drastic live and let die moment of throwing away all sugar in his
house. But more importantly, the results he got. The headaches from the withdrawls but also the end of acne, illness and his own drastic before and after photo. Within five months he lost an incredible 75 lbs just having his body regulate itself.

Everything he said resonated with me. The skin issues, the illness, the self-loathing, the lack of motivation and a new and entirely life-changing concept occurred to me.
What if it was the sugar??

What if I could be free from the poison too??

What would my results be if I gave it up completely??

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for all you have written here- I am trying to read it all. I stumbled into going sugar free without knowing what to expect at all. I just knew that I needed to do something towards getting my health back. I wasn't a sweet eater at all when I was young,never finished a piece of birthday cake! I enjoyed fruit and vegetables. But now I am older and have been through a lot of loss, and I started comforting myself with sweets. Before long I was finishing birthday cake- and taking a slice to go. I would eat sugar every night until I felt sick, then I would go to bed.
    Sorry, I don't mean to tell you my whole story, but this is new to me, and I feel SO DIFFERENT AND GOOD! and I've been googling looking for information and support and found you! THANK YOU! How are you?

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  2. I love the book "Sugar Blues" I purchased it and read it 20 years ago and it is really enlightening. It is a must read if you really care about your health.

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  3. I love the book "Sugar Blues" I purchased it and read it 20 years ago and it is really enlightening. It is a must read if you really care about your health.

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