Sugar free life

How to Break Sugar Addiction: 7 steps to help you stop eating sugar 

Recent health surveys show that Australians consume 22kg of free sugars each year! Break that down and it equates to just about 14 teaspoons of sugar every day. Sugar can be hard to avoid as it is in almost 80% of foods. Meeting the World Health Organization recommendation of six teaspoons a day can be a challenge. Australia is ranked 5th highest in the world for sugar consumption.

The impact of an overload of sugar can be devastating to your health. Linked to obesity, diabetes, inflammation, fatty liver and heart disease through to acne, ageing depression, or cancer – one begins to wonder why Australians continue to consume it at all. A large part of the answer is addiction. Sugar is well known to be more addictive than many dangerous drugs.

So if you are interested in reducing your sugar intake or launching into sugar-free living, there is plenty of help available.

Tips and tricks to curb sugar consumption

Access the library resources and learn how to start your sugar-free journey.


Reserve these sugar-free living titles and collect from your local library:

View the help guide for reserving items. Libraries will alert you when an item is ready for collection. If you are not member, join online.


Libraries love these sugar-free living eBooks:

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.


Browse for sugar-free living related articles in these eMagazines:

  • Diabetic Living Australia
  • Australian Natural Health Magazine
  • Weight Watchers Magazine Australia
  • Prevention Magazine Australia

To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Enjoy this sugar documentary from Kanopy:

  • That sugar film: That Sugar Film is one man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as healthy. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. That Sugar Film will forever change the way you think about healthy food.

First time customer: select "Add Library Card" and enter your member number and password. Create a Kanopy account, then verify your email address.


What about a podcast episode to help spur you on?

What if you stopped eating sugar for 1 week? 15 great reasons to reduce your sugar intake to zero! 

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