I loooooove sugar. Perhaps I can beat my addiction...?
For the month of January, we challenge you to eliminate sugar from your life. This means no added sugar, refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. As you all know, changing your eating habits can be a difficult task to tackle alone. That is why we are doing this together!
Our Facebook page will serve as a place where you can go for inspiration and motivation. This challenge will be done on a “good-faith” basis. Meaning, if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself. Do this challenge for you. We will help motivate you and provide support along the way. We want you to participate because you want to, not because you have too. There are no contracts or commitments involved. It is simply a deal you make with yourself.
We promise, it will be worth it!
- No foods that have added sugar of any kind are allowed.
- No added natural sugars (honey, molasses, stevia, etc.).
- No added refined sugars (sugar, corn syrup, brown sugar).
- No added artificial sweeteners (Truvia, Splenda, Nutrasweet).
Basically, if it has added sugar of any kind (natural or otherwise), do not eat it. This includes any and all artificial sweeteners, which are not considered part of a healthy, Skinny Ms. diet.
Note: When we say no sugar, we mean no added sugar. There will be naturally occurring sugars in milk and yogurt as well as in fruit. That’s okay. The idea is to give up ADDED sugars. So when you read a nutrition label, look at the actual list of ingredients. NOT the % of sugar per serving (unless you must do so for medical reasons).
DRINK 1 NUTRIENT-DENSE SMOOTHIE PER DAY
We have 14 fabulous, nutrient-dense smoothie recipes for you to try that will be up soon!
Fruit contains plenty of natural sugars and is also an important part of any healthy eating plan. So this means, you can have 1 small to medium apple/orange/banana/handful of berries/plum/etc., three times each day. The possibilities are only as limited as your local grocery store. However, you must limit yourself to no more than 3 pieces per day. Keep in mind that the fruit from your daily smoothie DOES count towards those 3 pieces of daily fruit. Each fruit ingredient listed in those recipes counts as 1 fruit serving for the day.
The challenge goes for the entire month of January. If you can’t start with us, start when you can. However, those who stick to the challenge for the month will benefit the most.
AFTER THE CHALLENGE
The goal of this challenge is to break sugar addiction. We want to help you get through the first month so you have the motivation to continue on your own. Whether or not you decide to continue living sugar-free after the challenge ends is completely up to you.
So what do you say? Will you join us?
SkinnyMs.com will serve as a source of motivation and support. You can interact directly with us and other participants on our Facebook page: facebook.com/SkinnyMsChallenge.
Beat your sugar addiction now!