This FREE challenge is open to anyone looking to get started on their health journey, getting back on track or that may need a jumpstart.
An excess of sweetened foods and beverages can lead to weight gain, blood sugar problems and an increased risk of heart disease, among other dangerous conditions.
Although a moderate amount of sugar in your diet will not particularly harm you, it’s best to limit your overall intake as much as possible. Mainly, avoiding items that are processed, refined or have added sugars.
Challenge Dates: Monday, September 16 – 29
I will be posting daily tips and motivation via Snapchat: TaiMcQueen each day of the challenge to help you stay on task.
This list will help you choose specific items you may and may not consume during this challenge. Although fruits are limited, you may eat them as the sugar is naturally occurring. However, try to limit your intake to no more than 5 servings of fruit per day. It is suggested to track your daily food intake using an app such as My Fitness Pal. This way you’re able to check your overall macronutrients as well as the amount of sugar you intake. Try to keep your sugar limited to 25g or less each day.
Questioning “can I eat this?”, first refer to the list of do’s and do not of what you should be eating. If an item isn’t listed there, refer to the sugar content outlined on the nutrition label. If all else fails, USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT!! You should be able to determine if an item is high in sugar or not, regardless of it having a nutrition label. Be sure to do your own research if you have a question or rely on common senses. For example, asking if you can have eggs or chicken should be a simple question for you to answer on your own.
If you’re in need of a meal plan regarding what to eat during this Challenge click here to get a program!
In order to see how you’re progressing during this challenge, it is suggested that you use ALL of the following methods to track your progress.
Before / After Photos
Although exercise isn’t a part of this challenge, you should still be making a conscious effort to stay active. Aim to get at least 30 mins of activity in each day. This can be a simple as walking, playing with your kids outside or going to the gym. If you’re in need of a structured home or gym workout program click here to check out available programs.
I also offer online training, which can be done ANYWHERE in the world. All you need is a phone or tablet, and access to a gym or basic home equipment. Click here if you’re interested in signing up. Spaces are limited!!