More Strategies for Giving Up Sugar {Break the Sugar Habit Challenge}

Break the Sugar Habit Challenge

Join us for the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge in June!

Earlier this week I shared my strategies for giving up sugar this month. Today, I’ve got even more resources to help you through this challenge, as well as links to sugar-less recipes!

Strategies

The Great Sugar Detox: C’mon You Know You Need It | Simple Mom
Step 1:  Honor your need for sweet tastes and feed yourself healthy, nourishing, naturally sweet-tasting foods.Our natural craving for sweet tastes, and our addiction and over-consumption of refined sugar are two totally different issues.

Sugar Cravings | Naturally Knocked Up
Here I am, starting day four of my “No Sugar for 30 days Challenge”. And so far I’ve done really, really well. But the cravings? Yea, those are tough. So let’s talk about them shall we?

Cutting Down on Sugar: 21 Ways to Eat Less Sugar | Keeper of the Home
There is a lot of information out there about the dangers of sugar, it’s effect on our bodies, and much more. For these posts, I purposefully chose not to get all educational on you, and instead, focus on real, everyday ideas and solutions!

Overcoming Sugar Withdrawal Symptoms | GNOWFGLINS
If you’re a regular sugar eater, whether the sweeteners are natural or refined, and you are cutting back or going cold-turkey, expect to experience some withdrawal symptoms. But you can overcome!

16 Energy Boosters That Won’t Leave You Depleted | Simple Mom
Caffeine, sugar and nicotine keep us running, but they do so at a high cost, and for only so long. These temporary lifts will always leave us depleted because they are like a bank loaning out money at high interest. How do we stop this cycle and begin to nourish and care for our bodies so they are full of vibrant energy all day, throughout the day?

20 Ways to Add Sweetness to Your Life | Simple Mom
List all the things that make you happy, fulfilled, loved, joyful, and recharged. Things you find beautiful and meaningful.  Keep the list growing.  Keep it posted so you see it everyday to remind yourself of these things Here is a list of 20 ways you can bring sweetness into your life, without ever touching a gram of sugar.

How to Avoid Christmas Blood Sugar Blues | The Humbled Homemaker
Healthy, whole food fats help to keep your appetite in check, and some even lower blood sugar and speed up metabolism!  My absolute favorite fat for anyone, but especially diabetics, is virgin or extra virgin coconut oil!

Slay the Sugar Monster in Four Doable Steps | The Healthy Home Economist
I’m happy to say that my sugar addiction days are long behind me and while I do still look longingly at a box of Dunkin Donuts, I pass them by the vast majority of the time when they are available at a party or meeting.  While I do give in and eat one bite sized munchkin from time to time, I have found the hard way (refined sugar gives me such a nasty headache!) that choosing to eat none at all is far easier than indulging even just a bite or two!

Recipes

I’ve searching out and compiling as many recipes as I can so that we have plenty of variety to satiate our appetites this month (and beyond!). Here’s what I have so far, and I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks and also adding more to my Break the Sugar Habit board on Pinterest!

Beverages

Meals

Pantry Staples

More Snack Ideas

Additional Resources:

  • Healthy Snacks to Go | Kitchen Stewardship
    **save 30% through 6/30/12 with coupon code NOWHITESUGAR
  • Smart Sweets | Kitchen Stewardship
    **save 30% through 6/30/12 with coupon code SWEETSuCANEAT

Join the Break the Sugar Habit Challenge

break-the-sugar-challengeIt’s not too late to join us for the challenge! We’re eliminating all sugar from our diet completely this month, and we’d love to have you join us!

Do you have additional strategies or recipes to share? I’m all ears! I’d also love your help brainstorming meals & snacks for on-the-go, as we’ll be traveling a bit over the next two weeks!

 

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