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.
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."
Aired Thursday June 9 at 7.30pm on SBS
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
Aired Thursday June 16 at 7.30pm on SBS
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.
“This is going to be difficult for me to keep up because life’s too short not to have a scone.” Jane McDonald
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.
Aired Thursday June 23 at 7.30pm on SBS
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.
"It's just hit me like a train." Jennifer Ellison