Congratulations on joining the 28-Day Sugar Reset Challenge! You’ve just taken a BIG step towards a healthier you!
Ready? Let’s do this! – The Barbara’s Team
It’s so great to meet you, and I’m excited to be spending the next 28 days with you! Barbara’s is committed to helping you reduce your sugar intake safely, and so am I, so let’s get started…
The average American consumes 270 calories or 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day. This equals to roughly 13% of total daily calories. Nearly half of that added sugar comes from sweetened beverages like soda, flavored water, alcohol, and energy drinks.
Every five years the Government revises its nutrition guidelines, and in January of this year the Obama administration released its new take on sugar consumption. It now recommends we limit our intake of added sugars to no more than 10 percent of total daily calories based on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet (roughly 200 calories, 12.5 teaspoons, or 50 grams). It’s important to note that the Government does not consider milk and fruit to be added sugars.
Experts agree that reducing your daily intake of sugar will have profound effects on dental cavities, weight and overall health.
The good news is you are ready to take on this challenge—to help you get started I created a sample 7 day meal plan. You can download the PDF HERE.
To make this Challenge as successful for you as possible, here are a few tips:
- Have fun. As hard as it may seem to reduce your sugar, we still want you to have fun doing it.
- Do your best. The only person you have to be accountable to is yourself. If you happen to get off track…
- There is always tomorrow! So if one day doesn’t go as you planned, try again tomorrow.
- Find a buddy! It’s always more fun to do something with a friend. Invite your friends to join you by sharing this Challenge on your social media channels.
Now, let’s have some fun!
Andrea Donsky, B. COMM, is an Author, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.), Editor-in-Chief, and Founder of NaturallySavvy.com. Her passion is to inspire people to make enlightened choices for healthy living. Andrea has combined her background and expertise as both a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and an entrepreneur to educate the public on living an organic and non-GMO lifestyle through the creation of her businesses, books, articles, videos, speeches, and media appearances.