In October, over 30 brave gut-clenchers gave up grains in favor of GAINS. They trimmed up, felt better (eventually) and started performing better in class. Some will stick with the plan in November. Some will head straight for the Cheerios…and some are ready to move up to the next stage.
No-Sugar November is here!
Giving up sugar won’t be easy. Several popular articles have highlighted the similarities between sugar’s effect on the brain and cocaine’s. Though these effects are exaggerated, the challenge is exposure: sugar is everywhere. We have yet to see a cocaine-powdered donut at Tim’s (though some argue it’s in their coffee.)
Total avoidance of sugar is impossible. All carbohydrates are sugars of varying complexity. Fruits have simpler sugars, which break down in your mouth and taste sweet. Potatoes are more complex, but hold them in your mouth for awhile and they’ll start to taste sweet. Luckily, by avoiding added sugars, corn syrup and the sour-cream glazed, we can still make a lot of headway.
We’re well aware that Hallowe’en is the night before the start of No-Sugar November. Go ahead and create some regrets: waking up nauseous from hypoglycemia is probably not a great strategy, but MIGHT keep you away from donuts before 9am.
On the other hand, this roller-coaster of glucose is probably what’s causing you problems in the first place…so you might as well take it easy on the kids’ stash.
If you did No-Grain, No Pain in October, this is a great comparison month: which will have greatest effect on you in the long term? Which strategy should you stick with – or both? If you’re new to all this, you can still do the challenge! Click here to enter, commit and potentially win some sweet prizes from Catalyst!
IT’S FREE! Catalyst members and non-members alike can sign up, participate with recipes and daily motivation, track their progress and WIN!