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Going cold turkey from sugar can be seriously tough and this adventure sees six celebrities undergo a dietary experiment: living entirely without sugar for two weeks. Sugar Free Farm is available on SBS On Demand now.
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1 Jun 2016 - 9:45 AM  UPDATED 27 Jun 2016 - 12:10 PM

Want to Sugar Free Farm at home? Check out series nutritionist, Angelique Panagos's house rules.

 

What does it feel like to completely quit sugar?

Six celebrities, including Chaser's star Mark Labbett, musical theatre star Jane McDonald and British comedian Rory McGrath are about to find out.

The who's who
Getting raw with the sugar-free farmers
The who and why behind Sugar Free Farm.

Living in a farm worker's cottage deep in the Hampshire countryside, over the next two weeks the celebrities' split their time between working on the farm and preparing sugar-free meals.

On hand to keep the celebrities on the sugar-free wagon is nutritionist Angelique Panagos, who warns, "There's not going to be one grain of sugar for the two weeks on the farm. They'll be learning about what foods to eat so when they leave the farm they'll have new tools."

"There's not going to be one grain of sugar for the two weeks on the farm. They'll be learning about what foods to eat so when they leave the farm they'll have new tools." 

Episode 1

Aired Thursday June 9 at 7.30pm on SBS

Watch Ep 1 now on SBS On Demand.

James Argent, Tupele Dorgu, Jennifer Ellison, Mark Labbett, Jane McDonald and Rory McGrath arrive at the farm that will be their home for the next two weeks. Here they will work in return for healthy, wholesome sugar-free food. Unsurprisingly there's some stress in store.

“We’ve got two weeks to go and there’s some broken people here already.” James Argent

A sugar-free lunch is on the cards.

What happened in Ep 1?
Sugar Free Farm FAQS
Sugar Free Farm is raising some interesting questions. Series nutritionist, Angelique Panagos gives us some insights into the what and how.

Episode 2

Aired Thursday June 16 at 7.30pm on SBS

Watch Ep 2 now on SBS On Demand.

On day four of the experiment, the celebrities are getting used to life on the farm until an argument about dinner and chickpeas breaks out. Nutritionist Angelique tries to persuade the group of the positives of going sugar-free.

The celebs are putting in the hard yards on the farm.

“This is going to be difficult for me to keep up because life’s too short not to have a scone.” Jane McDonald

Rory McGrath literally takes on Sugar Free Farm.

Try Angelique's sugar-free bowl
Sweet potato granola

Nothing gets you up and moving in the morning like this crunchy and delicious bowl of granola! This super healthy grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free recipe is packed with the natural goodness and protein of nuts and seeds and the blood sugar balancing properties of cinnamon – guaranteed to keep you going until lunch time.

Episode 3

Aired Thursday June 23 at 7.30pm on SBS

Watch Ep 3 now on SBS On Demand.

In a bid to cheer themselves up after their hard labour, the celebrities head to the local pub, but will the lure of sugar-laden alcohol and bar snacks prove too strong? This will truly test how hard it could be to stick to their new lifestyle. Finally, six months on from the experiment, the program checks in to see if anyone has managed to stay sugar-free.

Check out this recipe!
Angelique's lemon bars

Although refined-sugar free, this recipe contains dates which are dried fruits - all dried fruits are high in fructose so should be eaten in moderation.

Jennifer and Rory feeling less than enthusiastic right now.

"It's just hit me like a train." Jennifer Ellison

Is Rory in a sugar-free coma?

 

Watch Sugar Free Farm On Demand now.

 

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