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Day 28:

Congratulations on Completing the 28-Day Sugar Reset Challenge!

Day 28 - Congratulations on Completing the Reset

Congratulations! You made it through the 28 Day Sugar Reset Challenge! If you followed Andrea’s daily tips you should have successfully reduced the amount of sugar at every meal and stayed within the recommended 24 grams per day, while establishing some healthy habits that will hopefully last a lifetime.

We hope you feel energized, happier and refreshed!

~ The Barbara’s Team


Research shows that adhering to a low sugar diet can help improve your memory[1], make you feel happier, give you more energy, improve sleep, and even help you shed a couple of pounds.

As a reminder, here are a few tips to help you maintain your lower-sugar lifestyle beyond this challenge:

  • Get physical. When sugar cravings hit, do something physical that you enjoy: hit the gym, dance, jog, walk, skate, swim, yoga, tai chi, bike, or jump on a trampoline.
  • Avoid the white stuff. Refined sugars like pasta, white sugar, and sodas are addictive and can negatively affect our moods
  • Keep a journal. Research shows that keeping a journal can enhance your immune system and improve your mood.[7] Tracking your daily, weekly, and/or monthly activities can help you stay focused on your low sugar goal.

If you find you are slowly starting to fall off the lower-sugar bandwagon, try using Emotional Freedom Technique[8] (EFT) to get you back on track. It is estimated that 75 percent of the time we grab something to munch on stems from an emotional trigger.[9] Experts call this type hunger “emotional eating.” The good news is once we are aware of it we can change our behavior with some simple strategies like tracking your food and asking yourself why you are eating a specific food at a certain time.

Now that your 28 days are done, reward yourself with that movie you’ve wanted to see, or a nice long walk with someone you love.

We were honored to be on this journey with you for the past 28 days and look forward to continuing to hear about your successes.

Until next time…

 

The Barbara’s Team & Andrea Donsky

[1] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2145141/Does-sugar-make-stupid-Study-suggests-sabotages-learning-memory.html

[2] https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/prime-your-gray-cells/201110/why-sugar-high-leads-brain-low

[3] http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-giving-your-brain-the-sugar-blues/

[4] http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-giving-your-brain-the-sugar-blues/

[5] https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/prime-your-gray-cells/201110/why-sugar-high-leads-brain-low

[6] http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-giving-your-brain-the-sugar-blues/

[7] http://www.fastcompany.com/3041487/body-week/8-tips-to-more-effective-journaling-for-health

[8] http://www.emofree.com/

[9] http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/do-food-cravings-reflect-your-feelings


Andrea Donsky, B. COMM, is an Author, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.), Editor-in-Chief, and Founder of NaturallySavvy.com. Her passion is to inspire people to make enlightened choices for healthy living. Andrea has combined her background and expertise as both a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and an entrepreneur to educate the public on living an organic and non-GMO lifestyle through the creation of her businesses, books, articles, videos, speeches, and media appearances.