21 Day No Sugar Challenge
Join the 21 Day No Sugar Challenge from Saturday 14th July 2018 08:00 AM to Saturday, 4th Aug 2018 07:59 AM
Click here to be a part of this challenge – JOIN
What is this challenge about?
Sugar, as we know it, is a very unessential part of our diet. It is well established that sugar causes harm to our body. However, no thanks to our modern lifestyle, it has become an integral part of our lives.
There are significant side effects of sugar consumption – obesity, diabetes, early muscle fatigue and increase in acidic pH of blood which is a precursor to many more diseases like cancer.
Who can join this challenge?
Anyone and everyone actually. Runners, non-runners, friends, family members, relatives, acquaintances, outstation and overseas residents. Even Martians are welcome!
However, please consult your doctor before joining. You need to confirm there won’t be any health issues if you take up this challenge.
Why 21 days?
Psychologists reckon it takes a minimum of 21 days to develop a new habit. That’s why.
What is permissible and what is a NO NO?
Remember, we are saying NO only to processed sugar. Natural sugar is perfectly cool.
Examples given below –
-Rice, wheat and other food grains
-Tea / coffee without sugar
-Any kind of mithai, but obviously!
-Tea / coffee with sugar
-Chocolates, cake, pastries
-Sugar-free powder / granules, stevia etc.
-Energy drinks, sports drinks
-Biscuits, cookies, health / energy bars
-Aerated drinks, sherbets
-Horlicks, Boost, Complan
How to handle sugar cravings?
A good way to avoid cravings is to have a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of water every morning and evening.
Occasionally we can have brown jaggery, dry fruits (minimal quantity, not a lot), dates, dry figs and raisins.
What is THE CONFESSION BOX?
Whenever you break the rules, you immediately post a message on the FB Group – I have a confession to make…blah blah blah….but I will try not to lose my way again.
You are allowed unlimited number of confessions!
What after the 21 days?
Firstly, reward yourself with something memorable. And you would have transformed your food habits permanently.
Noted Nutrition Consultant and Fitness expert, Chitra Kulkarni will answer all questions on the FB page.