Hi CleanFoodCleanPlate readers!  If you’ve been around awhile, you’ve noticed that sugar is a sort of a *thing* for me – something I’m constantly keeping in check.  But it is a worthwhile endeavor, as the health consequences of eating too much sugar are vast.  As you may recall from my Sugar Free May (lots of good info here), there are a few “reset” points for me throughout the year that I have found useful to keeping me on the right track to good health.  Well, school is upon us, and it’s a great time to get back in the groove after summer stripped away some boundaries (and we loved every minute of it!).  For the first time ever, I’ve co-created a 7 Day Sugar Detox program, which will kick off the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 5.  It’s a downloadable PDF available here, and it includes a complete meal plan, original recipes, and grocery list.  No excuses!  No extra planning for you!  Just download the guide, follow it, spend a little time over the holiday weekend prepping, and you’ll be smooth sailing for 7 days.  And hopefully you’ll learn some things to carry you through the fall in good health.  If you don’t want to follow the meal plan, no worries!  You can still join us in the challenge for some extra moral support!  Here are the rules:

  • NO refined sugar
  • NO natural sweeteners (maple syrup, honey, stevia, etc.)
  • NO artificial sweeteners
  • NO dried fruit (dates, etc)
  • Limit fresh fruit to 0-2 servings per day

This means we will be making most of our food from scratch since so many processed foods contain added sugars.  Read labels carefully.  At the end of 7 days, your tastebuds will become more sensitive to naturally sweet flavors in whole foods.  Your cravings for sweets will decrease significantly.  And your body will thank you!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

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