By Tosca Reno
Since I first launched the Strike Sugar® Challenge, hundreds of thousands have found their way to feeling fabulous again by ridding themselves of their addiction for sugar.And make no mistake, the love for sugar is an addiction!
Below, I answer questions you may have about how my Strike Sugar Challenge works and what you can expect.
WHAT IS THE STRIKE SUGAR® CHALLENGE?
Strike Sugar® is a four week program designed to remove refined sugar and grain products from your diet, with the goal of ridding you of the addiction for sugar while returning you to optimal wellness.
WHAT IS IN THE STRIKE SUGAR® CHALLENGE?
You will find:
- a four week menu plan
- 28 new Eat Clean®, sugar free recipes
- practical information about fats, carbs and protein
- support from me and from the private FB group
- weekly shopping lists
- a watch list of sugars and other ingredients to avoid
HOW DOES THE STRIKE SUGAR® PROGRAM LAUNCH?
All you need to do is purchase your digital copy of Strike Sugar®.
Download it here and save to your device.
I will provide the Shopping List for Week One on the Friday before the Challenge starts.That way you can get your groceries in time. There are also a few staple recipes that need to be made in advance so you can do that on the weekend before the big start.
Throughout the Challenge I answer questions and support your progress.
CAN I REPEAT THE STRIKE SUGAR® PROGRAM?
Strike Sugar® can be repeated at any time of the year. If you feel like repeating it one month after the next, that is fine too. Remember that the program has been vetted by Dr. Rachel Corradetti ND, and myself, so that it is nutritionally sound.
WHAT IF I CAN’T START WHEN THE OTHERS ARE STARTING?
You are welcome to begin whenever you can. If you are only able to jump in at Week Two, for example, that is fine. Make the program work for you on your time.The support I offer will still be there.
WHAT IF I WOULD LIKE TO REPEAT THE SAME RECIPE FOR ANY MEAL?
- If you prefer to eat the same meal for breakfast every day that is fine.
- If you want to eat leftovers for any other meal, that is fine too.
CAN I DO THE STRIKE SUGAR® CHALLENGE IF I AM DIABETIC, EITHER TYPE I OR II?
Diabetics can safely participate in the Strike Sugar® Challenge as the menu and frequency of eating are supported by the Canadian and American Diabetic Associations. You may wish to let your doctor know that you are doing the Challenge.
WHY ARE CERTAIN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES NOT ALLOWED ON THE STRIKE SUGAR® CHALLENGE?
While you are on the Strike Sugar® Challenge, my preference is to teach you and your body how to do without sugar, even fruit based sugars.Whole fruits are often healthier and better for us because they deliver fibre and nutrients, but you are trying to reset the organs of blood sugar handling.Even though fruit sugars may be plant based, they will still trigger the insulin response in the body.The organs of blood sugar handling – pancreas, liver, adrenals, and spleen still have to respond.You are trying to detoxify these organs and give them a rest and reset.
You will go back to eating fruits again once you have cleared the body and you will introduce those fruits at a certain pace.
CAN I EXPECT MY PALETTE TO BE DIFFERENT?
It is true that once we have cleansed ourselves of sugar, the palette will rest itself and your taste for sweets will be far less than it was. For example, you may find that green beans taste sweet.
I welcome you to the 25th annual World Fitness Expo and my Eat Clean® and Strike Sugar® sessions.Don’t miss out. This is your turning point.
Eat Clean for Health and for Life,