SUGAR FREE is back! For those of you that joined in with NOsugarVEMBER you will know what this is all about and for those of you that are new to the NO SUGAR challenge you are about to find out what it is all about.
Established by Troy over at Fitta Bodies (check the Fitta bodies blog here), I have jumped on board in a big way and will be instigating two sugar free months per year. The warm up and pre Christmas calm being NOsugarVEMBER and now the post Christmas, get back on track month being just one week away 'SUGAR FREE feb'. I invite you to join us on this challenge and make a difference to yourself and also to our charity for this month - we are raising much needed funds to support those affected by the Queensland floods.
Some awesome changes were gained during NOsugarVEMBER and post Christmas and New Year many of us are looking for some great results.
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 just in time for summer and before Christmas rolls around. So, rules, borrowed from Troy's blog they are as follows:
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
2 – 3 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 are all going to lose some weight in this month, but the main aim of this 30 days without sugar is to show you how much sugar you normally consume and to hopefully curb your sugar cravings.
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
So who’s in?
Please put your name down in the comments section on either this blog or on the BBB facebook page (I will be taking down registrations from there. Then head to our fund raising page, join our team and we can kick the sugar as team 'Body Beyond Baby'. You don't have to be training with BBB to be eligible to join in, the more the merrier and the fitter, healthier and lighter. Invite your friends and family to join in and help to raise the awareness of what sugar is doing to us and how much better we will feel once the habit is broken.
If you break your sugar free promise, you must log your indiscretion on the blog and/or on the weekly facebook 'confession corner' and perform 5 burpees. If you happen to 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!
I am introducing a video log this time of burpees performed by anyone attending BBB sessions - burpees will be done at the end of a session, recorded and posted on this blog and on FB
Be honest! You signed up to this, nobody forced you! You need some sort of guidelines to keep you on track!