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30 Day Sugar Free Challenge

Are you tired of feeling sugar-addicted, bloated, and fatigued? Consider joining the 30-Day Sugar Free Challenge to reduce or eliminate your intake of refined and added sugars.

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It’s time to make changes to feel healthy, energized, and vibrant! The best way to start is to join the 30-Day Sugar Free Challenge. The idea is to reduce or completely eliminate all added sugars for a month to reduce cravings and break the dependence on sugary foods.

What Happens When You Go Sugar Free?

The results can be incredible! People who have done the Challenge have lost weight, reduced medications, eliminated migraines, and other health successes.

People also report having better control over their cravings once they have stopped eating sugar all the time. While it can be challenging for the first few days or even the first week, the benefits of going sugar-free usually outweigh the challenges. 

No Added Sugar Challenge

The idea with the Sugar Free Challenge is to eliminate added sugars from your diet. Unless you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, then you should be able to continue eating natural sugars from fresh fruits, sweet potatoes, and other naturally sweet foods.

That said, if your doctor has put you on a low sugar diet, then please stick to that. But, for most people, it’s okay to eat natural sugars found in whole foods.

As an example, a meal with natural sugars would include roasted sweet potatoes, vegetables, lean protein, and fresh fruit for dessert. A meal with added sugars would include packaged foods that have sugars added, or most packaged desserts.

When you join my email list, I’ll send you a lot more information about how to identify added sugars.

My Sugar Addiction

I know how it feels to be addicted and hooked on sugar. My childhood home was chaotic and unhealthy and I learned to use sugar to comfort myself. All of those sugary foods were incredibly unhealthy for me, though, and I ended up overweight with digestive issues, PCOS (a female hormonal imbalance), and autoimmune disease.

It wasn’t until I learned more about nutrition and health that I realized that what I ate truly impacted how I felt. When I started eating real foods and not just candy and packaged foods, my energy increased, my weight balanced, my digestive issues resolved, my skin cleared, and so much more. Learn more about me and my health journey including my cancer diagnosis.

While I don’t want to demonize sugar or junk foods, I do know that I feel my best when I eat foods that are unprocessed and without too many added sugars. If I can give up sugar after nearly 30 years of sugar addiction, then you can too!

Sugar Free Challenge History

In August of 2018, I realized that while I was eating an overall healthy diet (much healthier than during my childhood and adolescence), I was still eating too much sugar. So, the Sugar Free Challenge was born!

Thousands of people have joined the Sugar Free Challenge Facebook group and hundreds of people have completed the Challenge. The Challenge is ongoing with a start date of the first of each month.

My role is to provide you with support, guidance, recipes, and any other help on your journey to breaking up with sugar. That said, I am not a healthcare provider and you should check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

FAQs

How much does it cost?

Nothing, the Sugar Free Challenge is free.

How do I join?

It’s easy! Here are the steps.

  1. Sign up for my email list so I can send you information, tips, and recipes. I’ll also send you my Sugar Free Quick Start Guide.
  2. Join the private Facebook group.
  3. Buy my Sugar Free Challenge Guidebook. The ebook has meal plans, weekly tips, and support for your sugar free journey.

What does the Sugar Free Guidebook include?

The Guidebook is exactly that: a guide to help you get through the 30 days without any added sugars. It is organized into four weeks including what to expect when you give up sugar, how to find sugar on ingredient labels, meal plans, and recipes.

The Guidebook costs $27 and is a bargain considering that you get a full meal plan, recipes, and access to the private Facebook group. You can also check out a preview of the Guidebook including the table of contents. 

What makes this Challenge different from others?

The Sugar Free Challenge has always been about accountability and support. Our Facebook group is where you can get answers to your questions, find daily support and check-ins, and celebrate your successes.

This Challenge is also different because you can set your own goals. If you don’t want to go 100% sugar-free, then you can set smaller goals. An example would be to cut out soda in the first week, cut out candy in the second week, and so on.

What are added sugars? What foods are allowed/not allowed?

Added sugars are not naturally-occurring, but are added to foods during processing. Added sugars that we do not allow during the Challenge include: cane sugar, maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, etc.

Foods that are allowed in our Challenge include fruit, dried fruit, some sweeteners, and dates. Limited amounts of alcohol (without added sugars) and sweeteners like stevia are okay. See the list of sugar substitutes

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Is the Sugar Free Challenge Free?

Yes, it is free to join the Facebook group. I do have a Sugar Free Challenge Guidebook that I highly recommend you purchase. The Guidebook includes meal plans, recipes, and information to get you through each of the four weeks.

Testimonials

Here’s what participants said after completing the Sugar Free Challenge (names have been changes to protect their privacy):

“4 weeks sugar free today and I’ve lost 13 pounds feeling fantastic with no headaches!!” — Sara

“I am super excited about my progress. I continue to be sugar free and I dropped 2 pounds this week. (I am also grain free, so that helps as well.) I am 49 and the weight does not come off easily. So sticking to this commitment has really helped!” –Randy

“I can’t believe tomorrow is day 30. What is amazing is that I have not had one headache or migraine.” –Kathy

Not sure if the program is right for you? Email me with any questions!

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.

Or, If you’re new to eating sugar free and just want more information, get my FREE Sugar Free Quick Start Guide when you join my email list. Join now; unsubscribe anytime.

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