"My aunt, a close and long time friend of Laura’s, recommended that I start the sugar detox two years ago. This year I knew I had to make a change as I struggled with sudden weight gain, stress and anxiety that culminated in a series of panic attacks and debilitating night terrors. I went back to my aunt to follow up on the program and for my 25th birthday she gifted me the detox. It changed my life.
As a PhD student, my budget for food is limited by my stipend and my (limited) free time. I treated food as nothing more than a chore and as a result I became queen of the five-minute dinner: frozen meals, bagged meals, ready-made meals were all my default choices. With Laura’s program, I realized two fundamental things: my five-minute dinners didn’t need to be in a box to be fast, delicious and nutritious and second, I was addicted to sugar and it was harming my body in ways I didn’t even know. Despite working with several nutritionists and dieticians in recent years, this was the first program that I started and immediately felt a change in my mood, my skin and my energy levels. I was faced with the fact that any of the things I had considered good choices were in fact loaded to the nines with sugar! The first week was especially hard, but Dr. Foster was immediately available to answer all of my questions. When I needed more specific recommendations, she had them - as did my fellow detoxers!
There was an immense sense of community within the program and its participants. The struggle to break our sugar addictions was collective, and it was powerful knowing that I wasn’t alone. Additional online content from a series of experts and close friends of Dr. Foster's was incredibly motivational. Completing this program culminated in a thorough re-evaluation of my relationship with food and cooking. When it ended, I felt vibrant for the first time in years and that was reason enough for me to make this a lifestyle. "
- Lauren K., 40-day Sugar Detox Participant