The past week or so has really thrown me off track with clean eating and fitness. The Monday after Halloween I’ll be doing a 5-Day Sugar Detox that incorporates the 3-Day Refresh. Then, the following Monday (11/9) I’ll be starting my hybrid 21 Day Fix Extreme/Body Beast program. Read more about it, join me for one or BOTH!
It’s not fat that’s making you fat… it’s sugar. Reducing it from your diet will not only help you lose weight, curb cravings and feel better, it will help cut your risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. What better time to cut sugar out of your diet than right after Halloween?We’ll be doing a 5-Day Sugar Detox Monday-Friday and get you back on track FAST. We’ll be kicking sugar cold-turkey. Not only will we be eliminating white sugar, we will also be giving up sugar substitutes and zero-calorie sweeteners as a way to reprogram our taste buds and eliminate cravings. Naturally occurring sugars will be approved.
TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
I will personally be doing the 3-Day Refresh during the challenge. The 3-Day Refresh is perfect to get you geared up before starting a program, before a special event, or just to get you back on track after you’ve fallen off the bandwagon. The last couple times I did it, I lost about three pounds in three days, even without sticking to the program 100% (Read more about My Experience with 3-Day Refresh). Shakeology and/or 3 Day Refresh required.
GUIDELINES for Sugar Detox:
- No white or brown sugar
- No refined flour or flour products (breads, pastas, processed cereals, crackers, etc.)
- Whole grains are permissible (brown rice, quinoa, barley, etc.)
- No artificial sugars* (including diet sodas and chewing gum)
- Small amounts of natural sweeteners (honey, agave, stevia) are permitted
- Natural sugars that are found in fruit (fructose) and dairy products (lactose) are permitted
- Shakeology is permitted
The main goal of this sugar detox is to avoid consuming foods with artificial sugars and added sugars. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day for women, which equates to 24 grams. Men are allotted 9 teaspoons, or 36 grams. The AHA doesn’t factor in naturally occurring sugars in fruits, milk, and vegetables in their recommendations. Our bodies don’t need sugars to function properly. While added sugars contribute calories to food, they do not add nutrients.
How to Read Labels
Nutrition labels are required to list the number of grams of sugar a product contains. What’s tricky is that natural vs. added sugars are not differentiated. However, the Fooducate App is a great tool to see the breakdown between naturally occurring sugars and added sugars.
*Names of Artificial Sugars
- ACESULFAME POTASSIUM
- HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE (HSH)
Our NEXT 5-Day Sugar Detox Challenge Group starts on November 2, 2015. At the beginning of the week, my team of coaches and I will lay out the week’s requirements. Then, each day, we’ll have a pinned post with additional information and fun assignments designed to motivate and support you. I have TWO requirements for joining the Sugar Detox Challenge Group:
- The first is participation. No lurking allowed! You must follow through with the daily check-ins and assignments. The time required is minimal, but participation is mandatory.
- I ask that you assign me as your FREE Team Beachbody coach if you haven’t already by creating account at the page link HERE. Once you’ve done this, please let me know by emailing me at [email protected] with subject line “5-Day Sugar Detox Challenge”.
Also, be sure to sign up for our Daily Dose of Motivation emails to get updates on clean eating and recipes you can use at home. Looking forward to having you with us!
Sugar Detox Success Stories:
“I’m reporting that I lost 7.5 lb. since last Monday. Woo hoo!” – Tammie
“So I have to admit this has been a super great challenge for me! It was just what I needed to get past a weight loss slump. I had actually lost 3 lb. during the week, which was amazing! I never realized how many things had sugar in them especially hidden ones! I plan to continue this way of eating!!” – Vanessa
30-Day HITTING IT HARD Challenge
On Monday, November 9th, join my team of coaches and me as we count down to the release of Hammer & Chisel. We will be sharing workouts that get you READY for the new program, using a hybrid of 21 Day Fix Extreme and Body Beast (both are on sale this month). We will help each of our clients design a HITTING IT HARD workout that works best for you. Program and Shakeology required.
If you’re interested in participating in either of these challenges with me, please fill out this application. That way, I can learn more about you if I have not yet worked with you and see which program is right for you if you’re not sure.