8 week no-sugar pre-christmas program

quick post today, more of an update on where the direction of this blog will be going for the next 8 weeks…

now, those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that i like challenges. i like putting my diet to the test and seeing what i can accomplish with it- my transition to veganism was largely a result of myself wondering if i could do it! i’ve been doing lots of stress eating lately so I want to try and curb that and i also want to clean up  my diet a bit before the christmas season. so even though i’m a few days late 'i’m going to be joining in on sarah wilson’s pre-christmas 8 week “i quit sugar” challenge.

this is actually a challenge i have done before, pre-blogging days and i found it so beneficial! i felt so much better getting of the sweet stuff, including reducing my fruit intake. my intake of vegetables and healthy fats went way up and i found new and interesting foods and snacks. i’m so excited to do it again!

if anyone would like to join me, please let me know in the comments! i would love to have someone to bounce ideas off of and let’s face it, it’s always more fun to do these things with someone! i know megan @ the detoxinista is participating, so join in, all the cool people are doing it ;)

now, i may post a few recipes coming up that have sugar in them since i have a few seasonal ones in the back-log but i will do my best to keep them to a minimum. you might even see a re-emergence of the “what i ate wednesday” style posts! after a good break from them i’m actually pretty excited to get back into it!

here’s to a fantastic 8 (well almost 7 weeks now) of delicious, healthy sugar-free eating!

24 thoughts on “8 week no-sugar pre-christmas program

  1. This is great Gabby! I’ve done the same thing before for a few months and felt amazing. Blogged when I was eating and it was a fun journey. I too found new things I enjoyed eating.

    • Thanks Heather! Yes I’m hoping this will help me discover alternative snack foods- I always reach for sweet things! Also dessert is huge for me. I’m sure it does a number on my blood sugar despite the fact they are healthy sweet things!

    • Well that’s what I love about Sarah’s 8-week program- it eases you in! You don’t actually cut out all sugars till week 3!  But I totally understand- it’s so hard thinking of not even having fruit! I know I’ve done it before but it still sounds so daunting. Thanks for your well wishes! 

  2. Can’t wait to see what you are posting! I have absolutely no food left in my fridge or freezer and I’m so looking forward to being able to re-stock and cook again when we have power. I’m pretty desperate for some fresh food. Can’t wait to see what you come up with, I’ll need some inspiration!

    Please keep us updated with your progress!

    • Thanks so much Sarah! For the next week, there might be a little added sweeteners here and there (back log and all that) but definitely some sugar-free stuff coming up :) 

      You poor thing- I can’t believe how long you’ve been without power! Just thing how amazing all that fresh produce will tasta- silver lining right?

      Thanks for stopping by even in with your lack of power!

    • That’s so great Theresa! You can find all the info on Sarah Wilson’s website that I linked to above. It’s a gradual process to try and get you off sugar, so it starts with just cutting out added sugar, then adding in some fat to help keeping you satisfied, then cutting out ALL sugar- this includes natural fruit sugars, to help break the sweet cravings and cycle. Then I think around week 6/7 you start adding a little natural back in. She has the whole program in an e-book and has a cookbook you can also get- I highly recommend getting them! I’m so glad you’re going to do it!

  3. Brilliant! Well done you! I’ve been doing something similar which I’ll continue to do – it’s the Ab Attack Programme (www.pureformfitness.co.uk/ab-attack/). Similar principles :) I may still post a few recipes with sugar in to my blog (www.pureandsimplebake.com) though as, like you, I have a few up my sleeves that haven’t been posted yet. Good luck with it – look forward to hearing how you get on :)

    • That’s great Nancy! It’s funny because last time I didn it, I remember it not being nearly as bad as I expected. I’m really excited this time around to get creative in the kitchen! I wish you well on your program and thanks so much!

  4. Good luck! :D It’s an awesome challenge and just think how great you will feel afterwards ^^ …as always, so much respect to you and thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. I <3 them!

  5. Nice one, Gabby – you know that I dig the low-sugar thing ;) I actually had a few dates for the first time a few days ago – with no adverse effects which is great!

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