Around this time of year, I have a tendency to be less picky and more apt to “try” treats that are offered to me, even when I’m not hungry and they’re not that good! This is when I know I need to get more serious about my health. Sugar escalates health problems, feeds cancer, and basically wreaks havoc on our systems. We KNOW this but tend to whisk these facts to the back of our minds when double chocolate brownies are available!
To squelch these sugar cravings, we need to reduce our sugar intake, set a reachable goal, and have a prize waiting at the end.
Come join my “Beat the Treats- Holiday Health Challenge!” You know you’d feel so much better at the end of year, with more energy, less inflammation, and most likely, less pounds on your body!
Sign up before: October 1, 2015
Challenge ends: January 1, 2016
2: Starting October 1st, consume no more than one treat per week. This includes: white sugar, sweets, treats & deserts. (Major holidays or personal birthdays are free days, if you want them.) Replace the bad stuff with food that is good for you: Fruit, veggies, whole grains, etc.
3. Decide how you’re going to reward yourself. I’ve decided on a certain amount of massage time, by my favorite massage therapist. Choose something that motivates you and put a little money away each month so you’re ready to purchase your reward, guilt free. Figure out what a “mess-up” will cost you and be ready to deduct that from your reward, if need be. Give yourself a little room to make a mistake or two.
4. Let us know how you’re doing each Thursday by commenting on the weekly “Beat the Treats” update posts at www.facebook.com/greenchick21.
Now have some FUN with this! Make sure that your one desert each week is worthy of being the one and only. (I’ll be posting recipes for a few of these!) Also, ENJOY how your body feels when it isn’t consuming sugar several times a day. I hope you feel great! Good luck!