*Picture taken from USDA (2015). 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (8th ed.). www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines
This week 45+ participants within the DIG companies began reading The 40-Day Sugar Fast by Wendy Speake. In doing so, we have also begun the discussion on what “sugar” looks like in our own lives. I want to challenge you to join us in the thought process of how sugar is everywhere in our lives. It is in the office, it is in the gym, it is at our restaurants, and it is in our homes!
Ask yourself these four questions:
Do you know how much sugar you have a day?
Where is your sugar intake coming from? (Reference the picture chart)
Do you rely on sugar intake to make it through the workday?
What is one thing you can start today to eliminate even one gram of sugar?
If I choose the sugar free sports drink over the regular sports drink, how much sugar will I cut out in a week? If I bring my own cucumbers or carrots, instead of eating the snack I saw in XYZ department, how many grams of sugar will I cut out this week? Do I really need the vanilla flavored Greek yogurt over the plain.. or can I add a little fruit with natural sugars to make it taste better. What are your internal questions… think about it!