Cereal, flavoured milks, yoghurts, soft drinks, canned or boxed soups, frozen meals, stir-in sauces, ketchup, salad cream, marinades, sugars, candy, cakes, cookies, pies, chutneys and crisps. Have any of these in your kitchen? If so, this post may interest you.
Sadly, most of these things are still labeled as “natural,” which means they may seem low in calories but contain an inordinate amount of sugar. Many people consume more sugar than they realize. The AHA recommends no more than 24 grams per day (about 6 teaspoons) for most women and no more than 36 grams per day (about 9 teaspoons) for most men.
The world’s top sugar-consuming nations 2019
*Daily sugar consumption
I know, this is so crazy!
If you eat or drink too much sugar, it can lead to health problems like:
What you need is to get your sugar intake down. Reducing sugar in your diet will help you drop pounds and improve your health.
What is the 5-day No Sugar Challenge?
- 5 days of choosing to be mindful about what you eat
- Mindfully avoiding added sugar/artificial sweeteners in anything you eat
- Focusing on fueling your body with nutritious, delicious foods
- Learning what’s in your food so you can make informed choices
What this challenge is NOT:
- a detox (your organs do that every day so you’re good on that front!)
- a guarantee to lose 50 lbs and inches off your body
- an expectation that you will never eat sugar again
The purpose of this challenge is to get you to realize what’s in your food and help you to reduce your daily sugar intake, beat sugar cravings, and find out how you feel with less sugar in your life?
If you find yourself feeling more energized and better, you may think about a longer diet change in the future. Why not make it 14 days sugar-free… or a month sugar-free?
In this free challenge, I’ll help you to get your sugar intake under control. This is a good way to get started, especially for those who have never targeted sugar in their diets before. This challenge is also about giving you the tools to continue to reach healthier living goals even from your busy schedule.
Interested in seeing how cutting back on sugar may improve your life?