21 Day no sugar challenge guidelines

27 Oct

Good news… it’s over by Thanksgiving 🙂 our nutrition expert on staff has put together a great list of no no’s and yes yes’s. If you have any questions please ask!

NOPE
Dairy (cheese/milk/butter/yogurt)
Grains including corn, bread, pasta
Legumes aka beans/peanuts
fruit 😦 Wah Wah
*if this is your first no sugar challenge you may want to include one serving of low glycemic index per day with breakfast or lunch
No processed sugars obviously, ha
Maple syrup/honey/date sugar etc
White potatoes
Cashews or cashew butter
Drinks containing sugar, sweeteners, or alcohol, including coconut water
Winter squash or sweet potato except after a workout
Processed foods including dressings
Breakfast meats with added sugar, bye bye bacon
Soy

YES
Meat
Veggies not on the “no” list
Coconut oil, organic butter, heavy cream, olive oil
Herbs and spices
Limes and lemons
Water, black coffee, unsweetened tea, seltzer water, veggie juice

All things considered, you only have to be as strict as your goals dictate. We have athletes who are going into competition season and will be consuming dairy or other supplements. Some people choose to have one serving of fruit per day limited to one serving of low GI fruit best eaten in combination with protein to minimize insulin response. Here is a good guideline for a serving size. Others claim they can’t live without bacon, which seems true, but isn’t 🙂 To prove it to myself I gave up bacon the last few weeks. Please see the grocery shopping list to follow. Ask questions! Leave comments on your progress! Take measurements and photos 🙂

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2 Responses to “21 Day no sugar challenge guidelines”

  1. Lina @ Lil B in the Big C October 31, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Hey! Just one correction to the No’s. Organic Grassfed Butter and Organic Grassfed heavy whipping cream are allowed 🙂

    • mraysby October 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      Noted and fixed 🙂

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