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Sugar free for 30 days

nosugarWe have finally decided to do 30 days without sugar (this is a tough one for me – but I know I can do it 😉 ).

I have been hearing so much about sugar lately, it’s effects on the brain, on energy, on health…etc… that I began to take note of my sugar intake and it scared me to realize that I was eating way too much sugar (I love chocolates – especially Tim Tams – Australian biscuits/cookies 😀 ), as well as knowing that kids learn by example.

I have been feeling a little sluggish lately and I have been craving and eating more sugar than necessary. I knew I had to do something about it, so I decided to take this step, one that I know will help us to be healthier, as well as teach our kids, at a younger age, how to control sugar cravings and intake.

I asked Jose if he was willing to try it with me and he said ‘yes’, so we will eliminate sugar for the next 30 days (join us if you can).

I will share a little of how it goes, information on the effects of sugar, and some recipes I might find along the way (if you have gone 30 days without sugar, please let us know how it went – we would love to hear from you 😉 ).


Here is a breakdown of some of the things we will not eat and the healthy options we will be enjoying:


  • sweets (candy, lollipops, chocolate, cake, ice-cream, gum, mints…etc)
  • processed sugar (white, brown, granulated, powdered, etc…)
  • sugar cane
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • crystalline fructose
  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • agave nectar
  • coconut sugar
  • molasses
  • rice syrup
  • maltodextrin
  • sucrose
  • glucose
  • artificial sugars (aspartame, saccharin, sucrolose, Splenda, etc.) sugar alcohols (maltitol, xylitol, and sorbitol)
  • Juice, smoothies, soda
  • anything that has sugar added…

*Read all labels to make sure no sugar has been added



  • water
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • grains (wholewheat, wholegrain)
  • legumes (beans, lentils, garbanzos…etc)
  • Herbal Teas (no sugar)


By | 2014-01-04T23:23:14+00:00 January 4th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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