I’m Ready for the Sugar Addiction Challenge!

Hi! Check out the video above about how I got started on this challenge and The Health Guy’s Sugar Addiction Challenge Welcome Video as well, if you haven’t already done so!

So, here I want to give you some preliminary info on me at the start of this challenge:

  • I ruptured a ligament in my ankle just a couple of weeks ago, so I am still gimping around and not able to exercise…so it will be interesting to see my weight loss results based just on my diet!
  • I’m taking all my measurements (weight, body fat, and physical measurements) along with a “before” photo so at the end of this I can post the before AND after so we have some physical proof of how this all worked for me – nope, not going to share all that info until I can say “Ta-Da look at the difference!” I don’t just want pics of my pudgy self floating around out there solo! hehehe
  • I’m going a little beyond the sugar challenge and am also quitting flour at the same time, because I’ve found it to be a strong trigger for sugar cravings!
  • If you click on the Sugar Addiction Challenge link at the top of the post (just below the post title), this will take you to a list of all of our posts just about the Challenge. So I hope you follow me through this journey!
  • Please also use the comments here and on our Sugar Addiction Facebook page to ask questions, share your story or just little words of encouragement for me!

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  • warren January 7, 2012, 4:33 pm

    i started a work out challenge, no sugar flour or bread, and i went nuts, im only one day 5 and i get the shakes, and totally pissed off, im sick of packing my own food, etc, etc etc, im still pressing on , and yes i have tanked a few times, but still working on the raw foods, sugar sucks, im 85 pounds over weight, i hate it, oh well back at it, so blessings you can do it, i know i am going to keep trying. w

    • Jenna Waites January 9, 2012, 10:50 pm

      Warren, thanks so much for sharing!! I hope you will come back and share updates as well. I completely agree that it can be really hard and honestly is a big mindset change. It is tough to change not just your habits but also come to terms with doing things differently than most around you.

      I have slipped several times on my journey to be sugar free over the past year and a half, but it is so worth it to keep at it! It helps to know there are other out there with similar struggles, so we know we aren't alone in this!

      I really appreciate your comment of support and I know that both of us are going to succeed!

    • Health Guy January 10, 2012, 1:18 pm

      Hey Warren,

      At day 5 you might be almost past the shakes – hang in. Once the physical is gone there will be other forces tempting you back. My congrats on doing both flour and sugar as that's what I recommend for the folks that can do it. I sure understand about the packing the food and being different part but once that 85 pounds is gone it will be worth it. Please keep us updated on your progress!

    • Ayla January 10, 2012, 6:07 pm

      Hello Warren, hang in there!! If you stay away from the soda’s, Corn syrup, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat and Grain – than you going to be ok. Read each & every label-ingredient. To your health!!

      My recent post Energy juice

  • kennedy December 29, 2011, 8:14 pm

    hey im 17 years old only hehe and my weight is 67 i think this is not normal for me^^ can you help how to get out my belly fat this is not looking good plz help me … i think this is because if sugar^^….. sorry for my english i hope u undestand … 2011 [email protected]

    • Jenna Waites January 9, 2012, 10:46 pm

      Hi Kennedy. I assume you are talking about kg for your weight, which would be about 147lb,s I believe. I am not an expert, but talking about weight seems a bit deceiving to me. A healthy weight obviously depends on your height, but other factors as well I believe. However, if you are worried about belly fat regardless of your weight, in my experience through this process sugar is a big problem!

      I definitely noticed a difference in my belly when I cut sugar out of my diet. I say it can hurt to try to cut it out, because sugar really has no good qualities, so it will be good for your health regardless.

      Also no need to apologize for your English; having tried to learn 2 foreign languages, I understand how hard it can be to try to say exactly what you would like. I think you did great! Thank so much for reading the blog!

    • Health Guy January 10, 2012, 1:14 pm

      Hi Kennedy, It's hard for young people to quit sugar because of the peer pressure but don't let that deter you. You can stand out and be the one with no belly fat and clear skin. Keep up the good work and let us know if we can help you in any way.

      The HealthGuy

  • Tyra November 24, 2011, 3:35 pm

    This is a good idea. I would love to see how you progress on this soon. Please keep us updated even if it’s just a sentence or two.
    My recent post Welcome to the Sugar Addiction Challenge!

    • Jenna Waites December 4, 2011, 11:56 am

      Tyra, Thank you so much for the kind post! I really appreciate it and will be posting my progress daily!

  • Cindy November 24, 2011, 3:12 pm

    Your first reason is good enough for you to initiate this. If you have a lot to lose, you can see a significant change when you change your diet plan. I used to cut on carbohydrate and I took a lot of vegetable and opt for lean meat. In weeks, I saw some changes in my figure and face shape. Then it will stop, I guess I need to add some exercises later on to keep on losing.
    My recent post Welcome to the Sugar Addiction Challenge!

    • Jenna Waites December 4, 2011, 11:55 am

      Thanks Cindy for the note! Was it hard for you to cut carbs? I actually don’t have a ton to lose, but 10-15 pounds is what I’m shooting for. However it is more to just be healthy and keep my life on track! I definitely plan on getting back into exercising once my ankle allows it! I found that for me that doesn’t lead to much weight loss (probably because I don’t have a ton to lose) but it helps me feel so much better mentally and physically!

  • Dan Stojadinovic November 15, 2011, 6:32 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I stopped eating sugar a year and a half ago when I got sick from all the toxins my health got better and now I eat raw much more and the cooking is all non processed foods, also I cut animal foods

    The results are amazing. I put a few seminar videos that mentored me through the process on DanStojadinovic.com they are shocking (at least for me) but it helped me stopped eating the toxins and hopefully never get sick again in my life. I hope it helps you to.

    Good luck on your challenge, you can do it!

    Dan Stojadinovic

    • Jenna Waites December 4, 2011, 11:51 am

      Dan, I’ve heard how well you did changing your diet and am soooo proud of you! I’m thrilled to hear how well it’s worked for you and really appreciate your support and encouragement!

      I hope to catch up with you soon and get more great tips from you!