Friday, June 15, 2012

Challenge within a challenge - SUGAR FREE for four weeks

For those of you doing our Watch you Winter Waistline - 12 Week Comfort Buster challenge you will know that weeks 4-8 are our SUGAR FREE weeks.  Going sugar free is a great way to completely get rid of the junk from your diet and also assess how much sugar you eat in your everyday foods AND how much sugar your children might be consuming without really realising.

A few challenge mums have started to ask how it will work so this post is coming a little earlier than scheduled so you can start to ease into it if you want to rather than going cold turkey.  And for those of you not doing the challenge you are more than welcome to join us for our four weeks of sugar free.
You will be surprised how much sugar you consume on a daily basis (in various forms) and by eliminating it from your diet, along with a good exercise routine leave yourself open to gaining some fantastic results

Starting on the 2nd July (so coinciding very well with Dry July as alcohol is deemed sugar) we will remove all sugar from our diets.

This means:

No alcohol

No cakes, chocolates, pastries, ice creams, soft drink

No Fruit juices, boost juices, smoothies, milk shakes

No white potato

No sugar in tea or coffee

No sweetened yogurt

No dried fruit

1-2  pieces of fruit per day only

2 slices of wholegrain bread per day maximum

1 cup of cooked pasta per serve a maximum of two times per week

You will lose weight within these four weeks and by removing sugar from your diet you will curb the cravings that lead to more cravings, breaking the vicious cycle.  You will see how with a little thought it is possible to eat completely sugar free (and how much food contains sugar!!!)

By the end of this month, you will have developed habits that will see you;

Drink tea and coffee without sugar

Only drink alcohol once or a maximum of twice per week

Only eat sweets once or a maximum of twice per week

Learn that meals should be made up of large amounts of non root vegetables

Treat pasta or rice as a accompaniment to a meal, not the main part of the meal

Never drink soft drinks

Avoid boost and other blended drinks

Learn that dried fruit is not a health food

Choose lower sugar yogurts

If you are doing the challenge this IS part of your challenge period and HIGHLY recommended.  I also highly recommend it to all of you not doing the challenge but wanting to set yourself a little winter goal and see some great results.

So who’s in?

If you break your sugar free promise, you must tell us all on the Body Beyond Baby facebook page.  If you  break the rules again, you must log your indiscretion and double the burpees. For each indiscretion, you must double the burpees. Just think, 5 times and you will be up to 80 burpees on the 5th occasion!

You are allowed just ONE special occasion through the four weeks where you get a free pass - you don't have to use it.

Be honest! You made the decision to commit to your four sugar free weeks so let's use the penalties to keep you on track.

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