Sugar can be an addiction for some.
Why? Well, for one, it is just plain good. I mean, who doesn’t like sugar?
Also, it is just so readily available for us these days. You go to the gas station and there’s everything imaginable. You check out at the grocery store and there is….sugar. You go to a social event, and most likely there is something sweet. Now you can’t even go to Starbucks without being tempted by there little “petite” desserts (which, by the way, are delicious but also close to 200 calories!).
We are bombarded with sugar. If you pay real close attention to those food labels, you may see ingredients such as “corn sweetener, dextrose, maltose”, etc. These ingredients are sugar!!!
Join me in the 30 Day No Sugar Challenge, and you will benefit in so many ways:
- Cut out a lot of excess empty calories
- Increased energy in the long run
- Gain control over cravings
- Learn new recipes that satisfy the desire for something sweet without eating sugar
- Possible weight loss
How to do the 30 Day No Sugar Challenge:
- Cut out any beverages with sugar
- Do not add sugar to anything
- Avoid pies, cookies, cakes, brownies, ice cream, etc. (you know, the sweet desserts and snack foods)
- Replace high sugar cereals, cereal bars, oatmeal, etc with low sugar versions (for example, replace Frosted Flakes with plain or multi-grain Cheerios
- Read food labels’ ingredients lists: if a food has sugar (or some form of sugar) listed as a top ingredient, then you know it’s got too much in it
- Eat fruit in place of a dessert or sweet snack
During this challenge, I will share tips and recipes, along with occasional lamenting over how much I miss sugar! But I have cut sugar out before, and I know firsthand the positive effects it has on your health and energy level. Stick with it and you will be so glad you did!