CHALLENGE STARTS FEBRUARY 1ST, 2024
Eat no added sugar or artificial sweeteners from February 1st to February 21st.
No added sugar or artificial sweeteners for 21 days.
This includes removing sweeteners such as: sugar, honey, pure maple syrup, molasses, sugary alcoholic beverages, agave nectar, sucralose, aspartame, etc.
Natural sweeteners like honey, although natural, can still drive the desire for sugar. We want to stop triggering that pathway in the brain. Artificial sweeteners can make sugar cravings worse or prevent you from stopping the cravings.
OK foods to have during the 21 day challenge
Fruit, stevia, monk fruit, wine, and unsweetened alcohol are allowed. It's not my intention to make this an alcohol-free challenge.
Many high-quality supplements, magnesium powders, and protein powders contain monk fruit or stevia, which is why it's OK to include these two ingredients.
You will build your meals around a lot of vegetables, fruit, proteins, healthy fats, grains with zero added sugar, and unsweetened beverages.
Go here for Sugar Challenge FAQs.
**Keep in mind, perfection is not the goal here. There are circumstances you can't control. Please don't stress about that or let that prevent you from joining.
THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO...
Minimize (and possibly eliminate) your sugar cravings.
Learn how to minimize the "knee-jerk" reaction for sugar.
Understand what triggers your sugar cravings. Everyone is different.
Form new habits around grocery shopping, label reading, and cooking without sugar.
Detox your body and brain from sugar.
Reduce brain fog, bloating, and digestive issues.
Improve skin health.
Improve your sleep and increase your energy levels.
Understand how your lifestyle impacts your sugar intake.
Have an accountability partner.
Get your friends, family, and co-workers on board; make it fun together. This is no easy feat, but I will provide daily support to help you succeed.
WHAT YOU GET DURING THE 21 DAY NO ADDED SUGAR CHALLENGE
Knowledge, experience, and daily messages from myself. I've been a registered dietitian for 23 years.
Insight and tips from a recovering sugaraholic myself. I feel you!
Accountability and support through my daily modules. Everything is virtual. I send a short video and written message everyday helping you understand how to reduce your cravings. The first week is the nutrition behind how to eat to reduce cravings. The second week is lifestyle's impact on cravings. The third week dives into mindset and the mental and emotional factors involved in cravings.
Access to a Group Chat with other challenge members. It's an opportunity to learn, ask questions, share new food findings, and have support.
A perspective on managing sugar cravings that will hopefully last well beyond 21 days.
Recipe ideas for meals and snacks.
PRACTICE BETTER APP
All communication throughout the 21 days will take place in a HIPPA-compliant app for dietitians called Practice Better. It allows us to interact in a secure place from your phone, tablet, or computer any time and anywhere. It's simple!
I will send you a short video and written message everyday. We do not actually "talk" to each other, but there is a group chat for all participants. You will be able to share ideas, ask questions, and gain support and motivation from other challenge participants and me.
After you join the challenge, you will receive an invitation to join Practice Better and activate your account.
MY HOPE FOR YOU
My hope is your journey doesn't end on day 22 because you will have learned and implemented ways to navigate your life without sugar for 21 days in a sustainable way.
My hope is your cravings will dramatically lessen or disappear, and best of all, you will LOVE the way you feel after 21 days without sugar. You won't want to return to your previous eating habits. You can be happy without sugar.
TESTIMONIALS AND SUCCESS STORIES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
JOIN THIS CHALLENGE
If your gut or intuition is saying "yes" to this challenge, sign up today. If you're not sure, sleep on it and then decide. Perhaps you best come to your decision by talking it out with a trusted friend. However you make decisions, you have until 1/31/24 to decide.
Imagine your health and habits improving drastically for only $44?! This is a lesson in awareness and consistency too, which is priceless.
I'm looking forward to it!