Feeling 'Blah' This Winter? Try the 10-Day Sugar Detox!

The 10-Day Sugar Detox Challenge

We're eating WAY too much of the sweet stuff, with the average American consuming approximately 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day in the form of sugary beverages, cookies, cakes, candies - even condiments like ketchup and salad dressings.  To make matters worse, processed foods you wouldn't even expect to have sugar can contain high amounts as well!

The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons per day for women, and 9 teaspoons for men.  The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the group that makes recommendations for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, recently suggested capping added sugar at 12 teaspoons per day for both men and women. 

So with this challenge - you're kicking the sweet stuff for 10 days!

 

Learn How It Works:

For 10 Days you'll avoid all forms of added sugar - real and artificial.

Even though the artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Equal, Sweet'N Low, and other zero-calorie containing sugar substitutes like Stevia and Monkfruit don't add any calories, they DO saturate your tastebuds with "sweet", and we want to get rid of that. 

This 10-day Sugar Detox will be the ultimate reality check.  It's a learning experience to open our eyes to just how much sugar we are all consuming. 

Read through the following list and memorize the foods that are - and are not - allowed on this plan.  

Foods To Avoid:

S W E E T E N E R S

  • Added sugar in any form: sugar, agave, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, evaporated cane juice, brown rice syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, glucose, fructose, molasses
  • Artificial sweeteners in any form: sucralose/Splenda, aspartame/Equal, saccharin/Sweet'N Low
  • Natural non-caloric sweeteners like Stevia, PurVia, Trivia, and Monkfruit, a relatively new "natural yet processed" sugar substitute 

B E V E R A G E S

  • Coffee with sugar, artificial sweeteners, or natural non-caloric sweeteners
  • Soda
  • Diet Soda
  • Fruit Juice
  • Sweetened teas or energy drinks (regular and diet)
  • Alcohol

C O N D I M E N T S

  • Jam/Jelly
  • Ketchup
  • Salad Dressings (with any added sugars or sweeteners)
  • Nut Butters (with any added sugars or sweeteners)
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce

D E S S E R T S

  • Cakes, cookies, pies, tarts or other baked goods
  • Candies and chocolates (even dark)
  • Ice cream, popsicles, or other frozen treats

M I S C E L L A N E O U S

  • Flavored yogurt
  • Cereals (with any added sugars or sweeteners)
  • Breads (with any added sugars or sweeteners)
  • Pasta Sauce (with any added sugars or sweeteners)
  • Dried Fruit
  • "Nutrition" bars and granola bars (with any added sugars or sweeteners)
  • Chewing gum (regular and sugar-free)

Foods To Enjoy:

F R U I T S

  • Organic Berries

V E G E T A B L E S

  • All Vegetables (no limitations here!)

P R O T E I N S

  • Meat
  • Fish and Shellfish 
  • Poultry
  • Pork
  • Eggs
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Whey, Pea, or Rice Protein Powder

S M A R T - C A R B O H Y D R A T E S (without any added sugars or sweeteners)

  • Brown/Wild Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal (steel cut or rolled)
  • Beans
  • Potatoes (preferably sweet potatoes)

H E A L T H Y - F A T S

  • Coconut oil, olive oil, grass fed butter
  • Raw or Dry Roasted Nuts
  • Avocado
  • Seeds (Chia, freshly ground Flax seeds)
  • Omega 3's
  • Coconut milk

B E V E R A G E S

  • Water
  • Seltzer/sparkling water (including naturally flavored)
  • Unsweetened teas (all varieties, including herbal)
  • Milk alternatives (unsweetened: almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and rice milk)
  • Black Coffee (can add extracts like vanilla and hazelnut, or spices like cinnamon, but no sugary syrups or sweeteners)

Now, lets do this!

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