May 30th, 2010
This morning Sierra and I decided to start a 30 day no sugar challenge. As we talked, several people decided to join us. So we thought we would open up the option to the whole gym.
For the month of June, we will swear off refined sugar from our diets. This can mean a lot of things, but let’s make it simple to start. (You can take it as far as you want). No desserts, sodas, candy–anything with sugar or high fructose corn syrup in it.
In order to participate in the challenge, we want you to sign up by Tuesday, June 1st. You can either post to the comments here or sign up at the gym.
To make this challenge actually mean something, we decided on a $100 buy in. If you make it through the month, you get the money back; if not, the money gets divided between those who finish the challenge. I know this sounds like a lot of money, but we want you to stick with the challenge, and sometimes having $100 dollars on the line can push you through a weak moment. (You will be able to ask yourself if you really want to pay $100 for a scoop of ice cream.) I will take your personal check and hold it for the month. You will get it back when you complete the challenge.
I am sure there will be a lot of questions about types of sugar. This challenge starts with refined sugar. If you want to take it farther, you can eliminate all other types of sugar:
- sugar (cane, brown, granulated, powdered, etc)
- high fructose corn syrup
- crystalline fructose
- maple syrup
- rice syrup
- agave nectar
- artificial sugars (aspartame, saccharin, sucrolose, Splenda, etc.)
- sugar alcohols (maltitol, xylitol, and sorbitol)
- alcohol (beer, wine, liquor)
Who’s in for the challenge? Post to comments.