No Sugar Challenge Review

Not going to lie, feeling like a bit of a loser for not giving weekly updates for the sugar detox. I am really trying to create a more streamlined process with this “blogging” side hustle, as well as owning a retail store. It’s tricky to run a retail store and create content for the Co-op but I am committed to making it happen, so bare with me while I figure it all out!

Okay so here’s the scoop with the whole sugar detox for the month of August. I am very happy I did it and it really did help reset me. Like I said in the beginning of August, I wasn’t so worried about my consumption of fruit sugar or even the few glasses of wine I enjoy on the weekend. I was really concerned about the dessert habit we were starting to form. The detox was successful in showing me how additcive sugar is and how you can mindlessly consume sugar.

I think If you’re looking to clean up your diet and limit excess sugar from your life, this challenge really makes you aware of what triggers you to eat sugary treats. It also goes to show how social eating especially at work can be sabotaging. Below are the Questions and Answers I gathered up from Justin and my Aunt who also participated in the sugar detox challenge.

Anna

Q) I know we lost track there in the middle of the month with everyone getting busy, but did you follow the no sugar rules?

A) Yes, even though I did not write weekly updates, I tried my best to be mindful of the no sugar rule.

Q) If you weren’t able to follow the no sugar rules, were you at least more conscious about how much sugar you were eating?

A) I did follow and I only had a few treats 5 in total and I was really careful about portions. I would have a few bites and move on and not over think it, and then the next day I would just jump back on track.

Q) Is cutting sugar out of your diet still something you’re looking to do after this month?

A) Yes, I felt really good about cutting out the sweets at night but will still continue to enjoy my fruit and wine on the weekends.

Q) What were some positives you took from attempting to eat no sugar for an entire month?

A) I think the most positive part for me was that even though I did have a few treats I didn’t let the few treats sabotage my overall and I felt like I gained back control over my sugar addiction.

Justin

Q) I know we lost track there in the middle of the month with everyone getting busy, but did you follow the no sugar rules?

A) No, I did for the first 9 days. Then binged sugar at work, then I went back to normal eating it every other day for the rest of the month.

Q) If you weren’t able to follow the no sugar rules, were you at least more conscious about how much sugar you were eating?

A) Yes, I definitely was more thoughtful before eating sugar.

Q) Is cutting sugar out of your diet still something you’re looking to do after this month?

A) Yes, not to the extreme of zero sugar, but definitely only having it once a week.

Q) What were some positives you took from attempting to eat no sugar for an entire month?

A) I was surprised I made it 9 days which was a positive!!

Liz

 Q) I know we lost track there in the middle of the month with everyone getting busy, but did you follow the no sugar rules?

A)  No!

Q) If you weren’t able to follow the no sugar rules, were you at least more conscious about how much sugar you were eating?

A) Yes…and realized that one error leads to another e.g. cookies

Q) Is cutting sugar out of your diet still something you’re looking to do after this month?

A) definitely want reset, refocus on reducing/eliminate sugar as previously discussed

Q) What were some positives you took from attempting to eat no sugar for an entire month?