Saturday, June 3, 2017

5-Day NO Sugar Challenge



Congrats on accepting the FitMenCook 5-Day No Sugar Challenge! I once read an article that suggested it was easier for people to give up sex than it was to give up sugar. And if you think about it, they may be right since added sugar is everywhere!




GOAL FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS:

Learn how to find natural, sustainable ways to satisfy our sweet tooth. We want to equip ourselves with ideas and tools that will help us kick our daily dependence on added sugars and sweeteners that are mostly found in processed foods.

OUTCOMES

We’ll be able to see how our bodies respond – physically and mentally – to a drastic reduction in added sugar.
We’ll also understand just how much processed food we are eating that we could actually be substituting with natural foods.


FOODS TO AVOID

No products with ADDED sugar. Yes, this may include some protein bars, protein shakes and…some nut butters. NOOOOOOOOO!!!
Remember, this is added sugar, not sugars naturally occurring in foods. Keep in mind that nearly all food has some amount of natural sugar in it – those are fine. It’s the added sugar we do not want.
TIP: Do not to look at the sugar content of food; rather, check the ingredient list and see if sugar or sweetener has been added.
Sugar is known by different names, so read the labels and avoid products with names such as:
High fructose corn syrup
Agave
Evaporated cane juice
Aspartame
Hydrogenated starch
Invert sugar maltose
Lactose
Mannitol
Crystalline fructose
Maltose
Sucrose
Dextrose
Brown rice syrup
Maltodextrin
Saccharine
Here is a list with other names for sugar

No artificial sweeteners. That means no to Truvia, Sweet One, Sweet ‘N Low, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, etc.

No ADDED natural sugars or sweeteners. This includes honey, syrup, coconut sugar, Stevia in the raw, xylitol, etc.

Remember, check the ingredient label to determine if what you’re about to eat satisfies the requirements for this challenge. Nearly all food has sugar so focus on what sugars or sweeteners have been ADDED to the food.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF SUGAR:

Fresh vegetables and fruits
Naturally dried fruit ONLY IF the label does not have any added form of sugar.




source:http://fitmencook.com/5-day-no-sugar-challenge/

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