Sunday, February 21, 2010

No Sugar 30 Day Challenge

I am starting a No Sugar 30 Day Challenge tomorrow (February 22nd). Over the next 30 days I would like you to follow me on my journey, and join me if you would like to.  With this 30 day challenge I will be cutting out all sugar (including the nasty High Fructose Corn Syrup and other refined sugars that are found in almost everything processed and packaged).  I do have two exceptions--Stevia and local raw honey (Both of these are good alternatives to refined sugars).

Stevia is a naturally sweet herb native to South America.  It comes in both liquid and powder form and can be found in most health food stores. The liquid form works great in coffee and is much healthier then refined, processed sugars.  I have been using Stevia for months in my coffee as well as some baked goods. I have slowly been experimenting with replacing regular refined sugar for Stevia and so far it has worked great!  Now you may wonder why I am making the exception to sugar in coffee, but giving up my morning coffee and sugar in one month would not be good for the people around me! 

The other exception I am making is using honey as a sweetener in my smoothies and Greek yogurt. This can also be found in most health food stores.

In place of the foods and drinks loaded with sugar I will be eating more fruits & vegetables and drinking lots of water.  I hope you will follow me on this journey and join  me if you desire.  I know this culture makes it extremely easy for us to eat unhealthy, but I am committed to making small steps to a healthier lifestyle.  Check in on a daily basis for updates on what I ate during the day and how I am overcoming my cravings.  I hope you will keep me accountable! I am also going to be giving you wonderful educational information all month relating to this challenge.   So are you in????

4 comments:

  1. Chef Hymie Grande (www.chefhymiegrande.com ) is the first and only bottled BBQ sauce to carry the seal of the American Diabetes Association on the label. It has no high fructose corn syrup, no processed sugar, it is all natural and vegan friendly. It is produced at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center in Bridgton, NJ by Jamie Failtelson, a.k.a. Chef Hymie Grande of Carlstadt, NJ. 5% of proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association.

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  2. I have been wanting to do this ever since I heard about a guy that did this and lost a ton of weight! Soooooo I'm in! I need someone to motivate and have a partner in crime to help me along the way :)

    So we start today?? :) Good thing I haven't had any sugar yet! ;)

    This is so exciting! We need to catch up soon! :)

    Good luck and keep up the good work!

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  3. Hondo3777--thanks for the info! I will have to check out this website and BBQ Sauce. I will have to order some of this and try it!

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  4. Sarah:
    Yeah! I am so excited to have you joining me in my challenge. How did it go today??? Yes, it does start today (Monday). We do need to followup soon, how is your new job going? Are you liking it? We should plan dinner out or something in the next month or so.

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