Sugar detox: Learn to snack sugar-free & reduce cravings
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Sugar detox: Learn to snack sugar-free & reduce cravings

Learn to snack smart with tips, strategies and over 50 sugar-free snack ideas
4.3 (168 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7,557 students enrolled
Created by Laura Thomas
Last updated 5/2015
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Snack sugar-free to reduce your sugar cravings and get healthy
  • Know the difference between different 'sugar-free' food labels
  • Learn about your own snacking constraints
  • Understand why you snack
  • Obtain a wealth of knowledge around sugar-free snacking options
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  • You need a notepad and pen to take notes and answer some questions. No other preparation needed.

Are you craving sugar and finding yourself frequently reaching for the sugary snacks like chocolate, biscuits, fruity yoghurts and health bars?

You know they're not good for you but you just feel stuck when you try to consider other options and feel like there's limited choice. You just don't know where to start.

Trust me, I know how it feels because I was also there too and so have most of my clients.

When you repeatedly snack on sugary things, not only do you ingest sugar (deemed the most dangerous substance in our diet today), you keep building your habits and routines to consume it which are harder to break over time.

There are many reasons why you might want to stop snacking on and craving sugar:

  • You want to lose weight
  • You want to reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes,
  • You want to increase your energy
  • You want to feel fuller for longer
  • You want to stop losing control over portion size and be sensible around your snacking
  • You want to improve your skin and hair quality, reduce wrinkles or see if reducing the sugar can make a difference to your appearance

This course if for you if you:

  • Find yourself snacking on sugary food at least once a day
  • Have tried to stop but have found it difficult
  • Are experiencing very strong sugar cravings
  • Think you might be over-eating on natural sugars like dried fruit or stevia

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Understand your sugar cravings in more depth
  • Use a low sugar snacking strategy to help you permanently reduce cravings
  • Work through the excuses that come up and outline actions to work around them
  • Buy truly sugar-free snacks and not be mislead by marketing
  • Make a wide range of other sugar-friendly snacks you will have never thought of!

I explain all of this through powerpoint and audio lectures. You will also get a FREE ebook with 30 low sugar high protein snack ideas plus a workbook on your snacking constraints.

In less than 90 minutes you can be on your way to happier low sugar snacking.


Don't let sugar rule you! You can take control today and overcome this dangerous addictive substance!


I'm in no doubt that you'll be excited to get out and try some of these new things which you will have never heard or thought of before.

Start snacking healthy as your first manageable step to a lower sugar lifestyle and reap the health benefits whilst enjoying delicious alternatives.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who are frequently snacking on sugary foods and snacks and who feel strong cravings for sweet things. It is NOT for those looking for a quick fix weight loss solution or crash diet.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
1 Lecture 05:14

Introduction to the course helping you understand if it's right for you, the benefits, what's included and other need to knows.

Understand your snacking needs
4 Lectures 15:41

Get clarity on the reasons behind your snacking tendencies. By the end of this lecture you'll be clear of the different reasons why you snack in the first place.

Why are you snacking?

You'll have a blueprint for how to snack effectively to reduce the frequency and strength of your sugar cravings. Know the four key points that will enable this.

How to snack to reduce sugar cravings

Learn what the different snacking constraints are and work through an exercise to understand which are the most relevant to you. After this lecture and exercise you'll have outlined some clear actions to reduce and overcome your snacking constraints.

Outline your snacking constraints

Outline your snacking constraints (workbook)
3 pages

A quick quiz to help you revise some of the key concepts in Section 1

Section 1: Understanding your snacking needs
5 questions
Low sugar snacking options and ideas
4 Lectures 42:17

Learn a wide range of options for when you're out and about. Know what to look for and what to avoid when buying certain products.

What are your low sugar snack options when out and about?

Learn a wide range of snack options to make and carry with you. Be able to make your own healthy low sugar snacks for all occasions.

What are your low sugar snack options to make and carry?

Learn a range of sugar-free snack options for when you're at home. Get some simple tips to help you stay organised, reduce preparation time and save money.

What are your low sugar snack options when at home?

Low sugar high protein snack e-book
19 pages
Implementation & tips
2 Lectures 10:53

Identify with the key things you need to be doing when trying new snacks.

Implementation tips

Know exactly what to look for with 'healthy' labelled products. Know the truth behind 'refined sugar-free', 'natural sugar only' marketing messages. You will also get some perspective on the surprising sugar content of two important items.

How to avoid sugar-free marketing pitfalls

Testing your knowledge about sugar-free labels and what to look for when buying snacks

Section 3: Sugar-free marketing
5 questions
3 Lectures 06:53

A recap on the course and what you've learnt to refresh the key principles in your mind

What have we learnt

What you can do next and information on where to get more free support to reduce your sugar cravings

Next steps and more resources

About the Instructor
Laura Thomas
4.3 Average rating
179 Reviews
8,196 Students
2 Courses
Health Coach, Sugar Cravings & Habit Change Expert

I love helping and inspiring people to embrace lower sugar living that isn't extreme but that's practical enough to make a marked difference on their emotional and physical health.

I've worked with dozens of people to help them transform their sugary ways. From the business owner who can't stop eating sweets to the chocoholic that steals her children's Easter eggs to the marathon runner who is slim but knows they depend on sugar. Even the super healthy who eat well but can't get a handle on their sweet tooth.

Taking my courses you'll learn from someone who's got this coaching and mentoring experience from others but more importantly has really been there too.

I've scoffed whole packets of biscuits and felt disgusted with myself. I've spent days dreaming and drooling over sugar. I've dashed out urgenty and spent a fortune at times getting my sweet fix.

(Note: Now I class myself as having a healthy relationship with sugar. I don't crave it so I don't eat it day to day but if a special occasion presents and decide I want to have a little, I know I can without slipping back down the slippery slope. However with my palate changed so much now, I really just don't desire or fantasise about sugar like I used to. I feel free and empowered in my eating habits.)

Would you like to get control over your sugar cravings?

What would you do with all the extra mental and physical energy?

How would a lower sugar lifestyle impact on your work, your relationships and your self confidence?

Would you like to lose weight effortlessly without ever having to diet or restrict?

All of this and more is very possible when you stop craving (and so eating) an unnecessary amount of sugar.

About Me

I'm a certified holistic health coach who has spent years understanding and focussing solely on the complex relationship people have with sugar. Studying with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition I bring a holistic angle into everything I do. This is very relevant when it comes to sugar because often there is a lot more going on that drives the unhealthy habits (emotional eating, self esteem, stress management etc.).

As a result, in addition to the nutrition side of things, I've spent a significant amount of time studying and writing about habits. emotional eating and managing sugar in social situations (which can be one of the trickier).

I've formally presented 'The Sugar Diaries' on UK Health Radio and have written for The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday Newspapers. I've also featured in Elle, Grazia, Health & Fitness magazines in addition to writing 100's of articles for online publications and websites sharing my unique approach and experience in this area.

I'm now teaching healthier sugar habits through seminars and workshops at blue chip companies.

I'm on a mission to share my knowledge as wide as possible to help free people of feeling controlled by this addictive substance but at the same time live in harmony with it (because let's face it, it's not going away!).


A wealth of resources for you to get stuck into and say hi to me on...

Visit my webisite Happy Sugar Habits for 100's of articles and sugar-free recipes

You Tube Channel: happysugarhabitstv

Twitter: @lauraj_thomas

Instagram: @happysugarhabits

Facebook: happysugarhabits


Kind Words

"My life has flipped right side up. I couldn't of done it without your help Laura. I can look at sweets and even smell it and say no thanks. Also i don't work out as much but have found i haven't put on weight fast like I used to all because I kicked sugar out of my lifestyle. Thank you."

Anonymous, London

"I was sceptical about my own ability to change my sugar habits before I started the programme. But I was surprised by the changes that I witnessed. I started to taste things more intensely – even vegetables started to taste sweet! Fruit now tastes incredible, and I now prefer dark chocolate over milk."

Victoria Peel Yates, Brussels

"I no longer have sweet cravings and find I have a lot more energy. The depth of information you get on the courses is where you get your value for money – the information covers not just sugar, but the emotional side of eating and other health snippets too. And then there's Laura herself. She is incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable, sharing her experiences to ensure you have that much-needed friend by your side as you go through"

Anna Roberts, Sheffield