A few months ago I did a 2-week sugar-free challenge and I’m happy to announce that I’m doing it again but for a week only this time as a kick off to our weekly challenges. My first challenge really opened my eyes as to how addictive sugar is and although I’m eating sugar again (in moderation), I can’t wait to do another round.
Ever since my last sugar-free challenge:
- I’m super sensitive to the taste of artificial sweeteners (I use to be a Splenda queen but now I can’t stand it).
- I don’t eat thing I use to love and eat A LOT of anymore just because its way to sweet and I can totally taste all the artificial sweeteners (ice cream sandwiches, Chinese fruit cakes by the slice from T&T, sugar in my tea or coffee…).
- I don’t even eat or crave for fruit as much as I use to!
- Super-sweet processed foods makes me queasy. Like these sweet crispy egg rolls that I use to ADORE. In fact, I had some this weekend and I felt sick after eating a single one. It actually kind of makes me sad as I grew up eating those but you live and you learn…
- I am more aware of my reactions to sugar now and how I crave for more really badly even after taking a single bite of something sweet.
This time, our challenge won’t be as hardcore as last time but here are the rules for this sugar-free challenge:
- No processed sugars and artificial sweeteners (sauces, condiments, candy, white bread/rice/pasta/flour, pretty much all processed foods).
- Protein powders are allowed.
- Natural sweeteners such as Agave and Stevia allowed.
- Fruit is allowed.
Have you ever done a sugar-free challenge? If not, it is something you must do at least once. It’s an eye-opener and if you are successful, it will change the way you think of sugar! Read this blog post for more details but to reiterate: sugar is in everything so always remember to check your labels!