The Sugar Challenge
Join your fellow The Sugar Challenge members in a 30-day no sugar challenge. Get the 'white stuff' out of your diet and learn more about how proper nutrition makes you both feel better and perform better. Take the first step towards building a better, healthier, happier, you.
THE SUGAR CHALLENGE - RULES & GUIDELINES
1. All participants must Sign Up by joining the Official Facebook group (TheSugarChallenge). The first Challenge starts at 12:00am Saturday June 20th and ends at 11:59pm on Sunday July 14th. Vist the Facebook group regularly, post updates of your Sugar Challenge journey and share your experiences with other participants. Do not post motivational images/jpegs, links to 3rd party blogs, crude images that may offend, advertising material or images that you do not own the copyright to. Lets keep the group clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy and not be bombarded by social media spam.
2. Do not consume these items:
Sugar (cane, brown, granulated, powdered, etc)
High fructose corn syrup
Honey, syrups or jams
Biscuits, cakes, chocolate (in any form)
Rice syrup & coconut sugar
Flavoured dairy products
Bread based items (pre-packed sandwiches, wraps, etc) & baked products unless home-made
Carbonated (fizzy) & manufactured drinks
Artificial sugars or substitutes (aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, Splenda, etc.)
Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor)
Processed foods/ready meals
Concentrated Fruit Juice, pre-packaged smoothies
In fact...if it has an 'E' number (which is assigned to all food additives) then give it miss
3. Read LABELS. Any food whatsoever that contains sugar or sweetener of ANY KIND is not allowed. Dont take the easy way out, read your own labels, use the guidelines outlined above and share communication with the group.
4. DO eat: meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, basically everything else, etc. Make sure you get enough food if you are used to eating a lot of sugary stuff.
If you have a serious sweet tooth, you may experience withdrawals. They will be completely gone in 3-10 days.
You need to weather the storm and remember why you started this Challenge in the first place.
If you wish to participate as part of a weight loss strategy then take a photo on the morning of Saturday 15th June before midday in sufficient clothing to show your body (underwear MUST ALWAYS be worn) as it is. Then take a photo and post every 10 days to show the changes alongside brief info on how you are finding the Challenge. Please do not participate in this section as a means of advertising or promoting any diets/supplements.
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