Welcome to the Fall of 2015 Sugar Free Challenge!
I’m super excited for you to join me in cleansing the body of sugar for the change in seasons from summer to fall. I’ve had multiple requests to host another challenge, and it is finally here!
I’m especially excited for this challenge because I’ll be using the survey data to write a Thesis on the negative effects of sugar and what happens to the body when it is eliminated from the diet. Help me spread the word on what sugar does to the body, and show the world through this research study! (Please know that if you do not wish to participate in the study, you can still take the sugar-free challenge and opt-out of the surveys).
Here’s the Challenge:
“Don’t eat any sugar for 21 days. This includes honey, molasses, syrups, artificial sweeteners (like Splenda), sugar alcohols (like maltitol or xylitol), and no refined sugar.”
The challenge will start on October 1st and end on October 21st. This is a 21 day challenge (3 weeks). I know you can do it!
Spread the word with instagram, twitter, facebook, pinterest, whatever you use! The hash tag for the challenge is #sfchallenge2015. Use this for any tweet, pin, facebook post, or instagram photo you use so that you can connect with other followers. If you have any tips, recipes, or meals you’d like to share, use this. You can follow me on twitter, instagram, facebook, and pinterest for more ideas.
Join the Facebook Group
New this year! We have a Facebook group just for challengers. I highly encourage you to join. You can connect with other challengers to encourage each other, post your meals, and ask questions. Request to join here.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you ever need any help, don’t hesitate to ask. I am creating this challenge so that we will have a big sugar-free support group! If you would like to send me your story on how being sugar-free helped you, I would love to publish it! Any other ideas you have? I’d love to hear!
Frequently Asked Challenge Questions:
Are you allowed to eat fruit during the challenge?
Yes, you are allowed to eat fruit. Try not to overdo it, though (as in, don’t eat 15 bananas a day!). Other than that, I believe the naturally occurring sugars found in fruit are perfectly healthy in small amounts. Fruit contains plenty of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins to help your body.
Is stevia allowed during the challenge?
Since stevia is considered a sugar-substitute, I am not allowing it in the challenge. This makes the challenge, well, more challenging! Challenging is fun! If you think that you absolutely cannot complete the challenge without stevia, then feel free to use it.
Is alcohol allowed during the challenge?
Yes, as long as it isn’t a “mixed” alcoholic beverage like margaritas, because they have added sugar. Mixed alcoholic drinks that use only fruit juice and no added sugar are accepted. Plain wine, beer, etc. are allowed.
Everyone who signs up for the challenge will be entered to win weekly 1-2-1 Skype counseling sessions from Laura Thomas of Happy Sugar Habits for the month of October.