If you are new to this blog and are wondering “what in the world is a no sugar challenge and why in the world would anyone do that?” let me just say a few things to explain:
- I am NOT a believer in doing crazy dietary things. For the most part, I believe in balance, moderation, and variety.
- A 30 Day No Sugar Challenge is just designed to help you be less dependent on sugar, for whatever reason you may be so. (this includes drinking sugary beverages or eating sweets)
- This is one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time. I’ve thought about giving up coffee completely, and I may do so one day. But next to giving up caffeine, this is one of the hardest things for me to give up completely.
- Doing this 30 Day No Sugar Challenge has turned out to actually been much easier than I predicted.
- If you go through times where you eat sweets quite often and find yourself feeling like you need something sweet most days, this challenge if FOR YOU! You will not regret doing this (once you get through the first few days!) Read this post and watch the video!
Daily Recap (how my day went without sugar)
- Despite a rather hectic afternoon at work, I felt no propensity towards eating sweets
- I’m getting to the point now where candy bars and cookies are just barely appealing at all (hooray!)
- Looking forward to tomorrow, which marks the halfway point of the 30 Day No Sugar Challenge
If you drink anything (besides milk) that has calories in it, you are probably drinking something with sugar.
Keep in mind that sports drinks (i.e. regular Gatorade, Powerade), mixed coffee beverages, and many “fruit” drinks have added sugar in them.
The downside to drinking sugary beverages: you don’t get full on them, yet you get a lot of calories from the sugar.
Stick to water or calorie-free drinks and get your calories from foods that will fill you up such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean protein.