2 week sugar & GMO fast. Are you in?

sugar

We’ve all heard that sugar is bad; some claim it’s downright toxic. It contributes towards the obesity epidemic, causes cancers and numerous health problems. In the newly-released movie “Fed Up” we’re told that the body turns sugar, honey, agave, artificial sweeteners and grains stripped of their fiber directly into fat. How can we expect to burn off extra fat if we keep adding fat daily?

Some people appear to eat whatever they desire and still stay skinny. What if the rest of us is hypersensitive to sugars and modified foods so that our body just packs on pound after pound with just a moderate amount of these sugars? For two weeks, July 1st and ending July 15th join me in avoiding all sugars, including all artificial sugars, genetically modified foods (GMO’s), and foods stripped of their fiber. I’m trying to get as many people to join me so we can see how many pounds and inches we can lose in this short experiment. Since sugar is hidden in many foods, make sure to read the ingredients. I’ll provide another post with a list of items that sneak in sugar.

For this to work, planning is key so make a shopping list and make as many homemade meals as possible that will last you seven days (then shop again the following week). To be sure you’re not accidentally eating sugar, keep to the produce and meat section. When eating out, leave out the sauces or ask that your meal be sugar and honey free. Reply to this blog to let me know if you are joining me in my 2-week sugar & GMO fast. Feel free to contact me with questions too.

 

Instead of these:

Eat these:

Sugar, cane syrup, cane sugar, saccharin, HFCS, corn syrup, honey, agave, molasses, glucose, fructose, brown rice syrup.

Sugar substitutes & sugar alcohols: Splenda, Sweet & Low, aspartame, sucralose, Truvia, PureVia, Neotame, stevia, Xylo Sweet, acesulfame potassium, erythritol, arabitol, glycerol, HSH, Isomalt, Lactitol, lactose, maltitol, maltose, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates

fruit

Juice, milk (it contains lactose)

Sweetened tea

Juice with fiber (ex: orange juice)

Fruit & fruit smoothies, unsweetened tea w/lemon

Unsweetened vegan milks, lactose-free milk

White rice

Any grain as long as it’s whole grain (ex: Brown rice, quinoa)

White flour, white bread

Pasta (as long as it’s whole grain), whole grain bread (as long as there’s no sugar in the ingredient list)

Chewing gum

Carrots, celery

Corn and soy (if it’s not organic, you can bet that it’s genetically modified)

Organic corn and organic soy

 

Deli meats and sausages (most have sugar or honey added)

Organic chicken, organic beef, pork, lamb, fish, turkey, eggs

 

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