It all started way back with me eating boxes of chocolate. Imagine me in the episode of I Love Lucy, where her an Ethel eat all the chocolates, it’s hilarious. (I posted the video below if you haven’t see it)
Later, when I finally thought I had gained control over eating so much sugar years ago, I was just finishing up nutrition school. It was 2010 and I was eating all of these healthy things… I was so proud of myself.
Then slowly I began to feel more cravings for sweets again… they crept back because of the “healthy” food I was eating. “Healthy” gets quotes because the protein bars I loved were filled with sugar – as much as 2 donuts worth – and also marketed as “natural” and “organic”. The yogurt I used to eat was touted as healthy but had more sugar than a can of Coke. The new gluten free crackers I found had 7 grams of sugar in them. The bread I enjoyed with my healthy almond butter, I realized had sugar. The delicious salad options I chose at restaurants had salad dressing that was full of sugar.
There are so many people who say, “I don’t have a problem with sugar. I don’t eat cookies and cakes” and what they may not realize is that 74% of packaged foods are full of sugar. People who don’t think they are impacted by the inflammation, hormone impacting and immune system lowering SUGAR actually are impacted… they are just temporary victims of the labels they aren’t reading. Awareness is the first step.
I decided that I wanted to create something for the people I love to give them a peak into living without sugar for 7 days. It changed my life and I needed to be able to share that. So I created this free 7 day sugar challenge to guide people. I offer to everyone now – think of it as my gift to you.
PS. Here is Lucy and Ethel and their chocolates. Enjoy