Have questions about the Challenge. Check our Q & A below to see if we answered it. Remember, try not to over complicate the challenge and ALWAYS consult your MD if you have questions.
Q: What should I avoid for the challenge?
NO sweets, processed OR Junk Food
NO alcohol, soda, sweet tea
NO white breads, cereals, pastas, rice or potatoes (starch = sugar)
NO added sugar based products
Q: OK, so what DO I eat?
A: This is not an all encompassing list but here are some examples.m
Non Starchy & Leafy Green Veggies ( salad with no sugary dressing, spinach, asparagus, zucchini, squash, peppers, tomatoes, etc)
Nuts (Almonds, cashews, pistachios, almond or natural peanut butter)
Fruit (berries, apples, bananas, melons, kiwi)
Lean Protein ( Fish, chicken, turkey)
Water, Hot Tea, Coffee ( black…try to eliminate artificial sugar if you can)
Other foods like eggs (omlete, boiled, egg muffins, etc) , quinoa, avocado, plain yogurt topped with fruit & honey,
Limit: diary, pork, beef
Snacks: 100 calorie popcorn, carrot or celery sticks, non sugary snacks
There’s a lot more to eat than you think! It’s all about thinking outside the box. Follow my NO SUGAR PINTREST PAGE & Follow us on Instagram for more meal & recipe ideas as we’ll post more ideas during the challenge.
Q: Ok I see the list of things to eat but I feel so LOST on how to create these meals or how much to eat. I truly want to be healthier
A: Then we recommend you Checking out our 21 day Weight Loss meal plan. We break it ALL down for you. We provide all the calorie counting, meal planning, and recipe ideas for you. Just click the link and we’ll walk you through it with INSTANT access to the plan.
Q: What if I don’t cut out all sugars… Will it still work?
A: Results will vary based on your discipline and amount of sugar you remove from your diet. No matter the amount everyone will see SOME difference. Your goal is to COMPLETE the challenge. So structure the challenge how YOU need to to be successful. Even if you can’t do everything, then at least remove as many things from the list as you can ESPECIALLY your areas of weakness. If it’s sweets then no sweets for 21 days. The same thing for breads, pastas, rice, sodas, etc. Even if you just give up ONE thing – do it. At least try!! Or if you can’t go cold turkey, then stair-step down. Say, ‘I’m only going to have one or two sodas today’. Or only bread with breakfast or lunch – but not dinner.
Q: How do I curb the craving for something sweet?
A: Try replacing it with fruit instead. Frozen grapes, an orange or a bowl of berries works wonders! You can also do an apple and some almond butter, or all-natural peanut butter, too. You can also try chewing on some sugar free gum…that too can do the trick. REMEMBER, you’re not in this alone. Post your WINS & Temptations on the Facebook Accountability Group for support! (REQUEST TO JOIN. Please introduce yourself to the group & tell us your goals once accepted)
Q: Why say no to sugar?
A: This is about re-setting your metabolism to burn stored fat FIRST. Right, anything you eat that’s has added or processed sugars turns to sugar as soon as you eat. Breads, pastas, rice, junk food – you name it. So your body has to burn off all that sugar off before it can get to the stored fat AKA the weight you’re trying to lose! By denying your body the sugar – you trick your metabolism into burning the fat first. That’s why you can see results so quickly!
Q: What about the headaches? The fatigue? The crabbiness?
A: It’s usually just the first 3-7 days. It’s just your body’s physiological response to cutting sugar. Hang in there! Pop an Advil if need be (but ask your doc first!) and keep going. It gets better.
Q: What happens if I slip-up?
A: It happens. Seriously. To everyone – including US! The important thing is not to fall off the wagon and JUST quit! If you make a bad choice, don’t just throw in the towel. Get right back to make a better choice for the next meal or snack! The end goal is to KEEP GOING with these healthy habits. When you’re on a journey to healthier living you WILL NOT always eat “Perfect” but hopefully this challenge will encourage you to keep fueling your body with the things that makes it feel & look good!
Q: How do I resist the temptation of sweets and/or my favorite foods?
A: It won’t be easy BUT it CAN be done! First rule – don’t keep the sweets & junk food in the house. I know that can be tough with spouses, partners, roomies and families – but TRY not to have it around. If it’s there, you’ll eat it.
Walk in your kitchen now and if there’s anything of yours that will tempt you THROW IT OUT. And by throw out – I mean pour salt and water on it, pour it down the sink so you wont be tempted by it later. Seriously! The struggle is REAL. Even if you can’t get all the junk out – at least banish it to one cabinet so you know NOT to go in it!
Q: What if I don’t have a significant amount of weight to lose? Should I still join the challenge?
A: Absolutely! This is not just about getting physical results but also Mental and even spiritual results as well. We cannot tell you just how much better you’re going to FEEL & How much clearer you’re going to THINK when you don’t have added sugars in your system. Yes, the first 7 days can be tough BUT stay the course…. The results will be LIFE Changing… It will AMAZE you! If you’re wanting to take these next 21 days to the NEXT LEVEL and improve physically, mentally AND spiritually then Combine this challenge with our 21 Day Mind, Body, Spirit challenge where we provide workouts, exercise demonstrations, daily affirmations, & devotional readings for you! End goal: A healthier you in 21 days.
Q: Do I have to work out, too?
A: You don’t have to – but it will certainly turbo charge your results. And it doesn’t have to be strenuous. Even a brisk walk, most days of the week for at least 30 minutes will do the trick. But remember, you can NOT out-exercise a bad diet.PERIOD.
Q: How will I know my results from the challenge?
A: We encourage you to take Before & After pictures; Hip & Waist measurements and see how your clothes fit. The scale is NOT the only measure of progress but if weight loss is your goal, write down your before and after weight over the next 21 days. Everyone is different – and don’t get discouraged if you’re not dropping the pounds as fast as you think you should. This is not just about the numbers but your OVERALL HEALTH as well. Feel free to email us your before and after pics to showcase your results!
Last Tip: Encourage your family, friends, coworkers to Join you by directing them to our sign up page or any of our social media pages to join! The people you have in your corner to do this along side of you the better. If you post pics of your meals or progress during the challenge DONT FORGET TO TAG US OR USE HASHTAG #LIFEChangersChallenge
Alright guys! If you have any other questions feel free to email us BUT don’t over complicate things. Just try to make healthier choices over the next 21 days and we guarantee you you won’t regret it!