You will experience far more energy, less chronic pain, and eliminate drowsiness!
–RULES FOR THE 10 DAY NO SUGAR CHALLENGE–
1 Do not add sugar to any drinks or foods. No sugar of any kind! (use honey or 100% Maple Syrup only)
2 ESPECIALLY no artificial sweeteners! (Splenda, Sweet n Low, Equal, etc)
3 No candies or sweets or chocolate.
4 No fast food (10 days without a Whopper won’t kill you)
5 No sodas or energy drinks (No drink with “sugar” listed on the ingredients label)
6 Drink lots of water (recommend 1/2 ounce for every pound you weigh, daily)
7 Avoid snacks or foods listing “sugar” or “corn syrup” on the ingredients label.
8 DO IT FOR 10 DAYS!
DON’T WORRY ABOUT BEING PERFECT. JUST START AND DO YOUR BEST!
***NOTE about alcohol – The alcohols, themselves, are fine (there is no ADDED sugar in beer, wine, or gin/rum/vodka/whiskey) It’s the mixers that are a no-no for this Challenge. Booze up!
What’s the Purpose of The No Sugar Challenge?
This Challenge, for some of you, will be a piece of cake! You have been eating without added sugar already and you won’t be fazed by this at all. Good for you! I love it….Then there are the other 90% of Americans out there. And this Challenge is going to tear you apart! The average American will consume more than 150 lbs. of sugar in its various forms over the course of one year…so during this 10 day Challenge, (on average) you’ll be cutting out about 4 pounds of sugar…WOW! 4 pounds!
Step 1 – stop the sugar intake for a few days.
Step 2 – flush out some of the old sugar so that you can see how your body should function. It takes a lot of water to do that – so drink up! It’s important to pay attention to your body so that you don’t miss the lesson of this Challenge. I can’t stress that enough. Body functions will change and it’s not coincidence – so stay very aware of your body for 10 days!
*For the purposes of this Challenge, I’m not concerned with calories or the glycemic index. I’m concerned with a processed sweetener – thus making a less natural toxin that your body is reacting to. So only honey or 100% maple syrup (No Mrs Buttersworth!) for this Challenge!
None of these sweeteners: SUGAR IN THE RAW, STEVIA, MOLASSES, AGAVE, etc.
Be sure to check the ingredients label on some food in your kitchen.
IMPORTANT: It’s OK if “sugar” is listed on the nutrition facts AS LONG as it’s NOT listed in the ingredients list.
Signs you might need to lower sugar intake:
Poor tooth health
Low energy (dragging all day)
WHAT ABOUT THE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS???
Drug addiction type cravings!!
GOOD NEWS! The increased water intake fixes that! (Most Americans are chronically dehydrated thus making the dreaded withdrawal far worse than it ever needs to be)
What should I expect?
1. More energy (no energy yo-yos)
2. Less napping
3. Far easier to wake up (less drowsiness)
4. Decreased chronic pain
7. Mild headaches
– Make a list of things you like to eat that don’t have sugar. Vegetables, meats, nuts, seeds, snacks. Use lists for the various diets that are available online (or go buy the books)
– YES you can eat fruits! That sugar is 100% natural and not a problem for this Reset Challenge
– Go shopping for these non-added sugar items.
– Eliminate temptations. I say this after you are stocked up because it’s much easier to hide or throw away food when you have something else to replace it
Try these during the Challenge to purge sugar from your body: Colon cleansing, Deep tissue massages, Sauna sweating.
Sugar has been around forever – Why is it so bad now?
Let’s nip this in the bud right out of the gate – sugar is a naturally occurring nutrient (like vitamins and minerals). Sugar is found in thousands and thousands of fruits and vegetables and meats, etc. Sugar, in and of itself, is not the problem. But processed, extracted, concentrated sugar – now THAT’S THE DEVIL! That is what this Challenge is focusing on – I’ll refer to it as Added Sugar. (So fruits are fine to eat!)
Even the best sugars you can buy (evaporate cane sugar – for example) go through a 10-15 step process:
That turns a naturally occurring sugar cane plantInto table sugar
It’s shredded, boiled, evaporated, strained, separated, vaporized, drained, pressed, chemicals added, etc. The resulting crystals that we call sugar are no longer recognizable to your body in the normal ratio as it was in the sugar cane plant. It’s literally a chemical at this point…and your body treats it as such. The more you put in your body, the more will end up migrating to your body’s particular weak spot and wreaking havoc (your body may just see the sugar as a threat and wrap fat around it to keep you safe!). Imagine the energy your body has to use – constantly, all day long (hence lowered overall energy) – to clean out and remove this chemical that we keep bumping in at each and every meal or drink. Your body is working HARD!
So think about it – Splenda, Sweet n Low, Equal, etc – Those are 100% chemicals. The only thing worse than added sugar are artificial sweeteners. Crazy huh?! All that your body sees from those is chemical, chemical, chemical! Don’t. Use. Them. Ever 😉
If you eat the Standard American Diet, your body has built up a chemical dependency on sugar at this point. That’s not something that you’ll break overnight…but you absolutely can! So don’t beat yourself up if you can’t last the full 10 days. You can stop and restart this Challenge as many time as you need to until you make the full 10 days.
Once you see how your body feels after this 10 days, hopefully you’ll get a glimpse into your possible future. NOTE: To speed things up – The Veggie Cleanse and the Juice Cleanse and especially the Master Cleanse will be the most effective and dramatic ways to PURGE years and years of sugar effects and damage from your body. A Cleanse will also Reset your taste buds so your cravings fade away! For now, just take it one day at time and let the compound effect of the 8 Challenges rebuild you into a new, stronger, younger you!
Please share this and BE WELL…
“My reset challenge started last week with the water and no sugar challenge. After staying consistent with my exercise routine, I’m feeling great, and it was much easier to walk away from the option of doughnuts for a quick breakfast! Progress is slow, but I’m feeling great!”