Sassy’s 2016 Nutrition Challenge

2016-01-11 00:00:00 +0000 UTC

Sassy's sugar challenge

 

Sassy’s 2016 Sugar Challenge

The holidays are over and it’s cold and flu season. Who wants to be sick when there are plenty of WODs to hit and when the CrossFit Open is just a month and a half away? No one! If the holiday parties have ended and the Christmas cookies are still making an appearance at breakfast, it is time we cut it out and get back on track.

 

The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of ADDED sugar daily, yikes! While many people may add sugar to their diet, most of this is coming from processed foods, which you have zero control over. Would you EVER willingly down 22 teaspoons full of sugar on your own? I’m going to take a wild guess and say NO. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume no more than 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons per day for men of added sugar. That, my friends, is a whole lot less than that 22 teaspoons which we are actually consuming.

 

There is NO nutritional value in sugar. Talk about empty calories! If I am going to eat something, it better be tasty AND it better fuel me. There is a time and place for a sugary treat, but everyday and “just because” is not a good enough reason. Sugar can actually strip your body of necessary vitamins and minerals, putting you at risk for deficiencies and making you feel overall crummy. Who wants that?

 

 

 

Time To Jump Back On The Health Wagon

 

Join Sassy and the CrossFit Aevitas team for a sugar detox this January and February to have the healthiest start to your 2016 you possibly can. Not sure if this is for you? Think again. Sugar can be highly addictive and the point of this challenge is not just lose weight but to also improve sleep, improve athletic performance, regulate blood sugar, ensure better concentration, and so much more.

 

Studies show that you are more successful in reaching your goals if you have a support system to help you get there. So, let’s all join in on this challenge and help each other become a little healthier this year!

 

 

 

So Sassy, What Does This Sugar Challenge Entail?

 

 

Agave Nectar Barley Malt Barbados sugar Brown Rice Syrup Brown sugar Buttered Syrup
Cane juice Carob molasses Coconut sugar Date paste Date syrup Dextrose
Fructose Galactose High Fructose Corn Syrup Invert sugar Molasses Maize sugar
Malt Maltodextrin Maltose Maple syrup Honey Nectar
Palm sugar Raw sugar Sorghum syrup Stevia/liquid stevia Sucrose Sugar
Sugar beet syrup Sugar cane Turbinado sugar Erythritol Ethylene glycol Glyceril
Inositol Isomalt Malitol Mannitol Methanol sorbitol
Xylitol Acesulfame potassium Alitame Aspartame Equal nutrasweet
Saccharine Splenda Sucralose Sunett Sweet n low Sweet one

And more…

 

 

 

 

 

Check out all the details below and let any of the coaches know if you have any questions!

 

_Sign up by Wednesday, January 13th (Sign up via Wodify or ask one of the coaches how to get started!)  _

When: Monday, January 11th– Friday, February 5th (4 weeks) with weekly meetings on Monday evenings (YouTube video & email sent out to those who cannot make it).

Who: Everyone. We can all benefit from cutting back on sugar.

Cost: $30 per person (minimum of 20 people needed)

Prizes: (more info coming soon, trust us you’ll love the prizes!)

1st Place: TBA

2nd Place:TBA

3rd Place: TBA

Everyone= a healthier you!

Guidelines:

  1. Take starting weight, [

    Sassy's sugar challenge

 

Sassy’s 2016 Sugar Challenge

The holidays are over and it’s cold and flu season. Who wants to be sick when there are plenty of WODs to hit and when the CrossFit Open is just a month and a half away? No one! If the holiday parties have ended and the Christmas cookies are still making an appearance at breakfast, it is time we cut it out and get back on track.

 

The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of ADDED sugar daily, yikes! While many people may add sugar to their diet, most of this is coming from processed foods, which you have zero control over. Would you EVER willingly down 22 teaspoons full of sugar on your own? I’m going to take a wild guess and say NO. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume no more than 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons per day for men of added sugar. That, my friends, is a whole lot less than that 22 teaspoons which we are actually consuming.

 

There is NO nutritional value in sugar. Talk about empty calories! If I am going to eat something, it better be tasty AND it better fuel me. There is a time and place for a sugary treat, but everyday and “just because” is not a good enough reason. Sugar can actually strip your body of necessary vitamins and minerals, putting you at risk for deficiencies and making you feel overall crummy. Who wants that?

 

 

 

Time To Jump Back On The Health Wagon

 

Join Sassy and the CrossFit Aevitas team for a sugar detox this January and February to have the healthiest start to your 2016 you possibly can. Not sure if this is for you? Think again. Sugar can be highly addictive and the point of this challenge is not just lose weight but to also improve sleep, improve athletic performance, regulate blood sugar, ensure better concentration, and so much more.

 

Studies show that you are more successful in reaching your goals if you have a support system to help you get there. So, let’s all join in on this challenge and help each other become a little healthier this year!

 

 

 

So Sassy, What Does This Sugar Challenge Entail?

 

 

Agave Nectar Barley Malt Barbados sugar Brown Rice Syrup Brown sugar Buttered Syrup
Cane juice Carob molasses Coconut sugar Date paste Date syrup Dextrose
Fructose Galactose High Fructose Corn Syrup Invert sugar Molasses Maize sugar
Malt Maltodextrin Maltose Maple syrup Honey Nectar
Palm sugar Raw sugar Sorghum syrup Stevia/liquid stevia Sucrose Sugar
Sugar beet syrup Sugar cane Turbinado sugar Erythritol Ethylene glycol Glyceril
Inositol Isomalt Malitol Mannitol Methanol sorbitol
Xylitol Acesulfame potassium Alitame Aspartame Equal nutrasweet
Saccharine Splenda Sucralose Sunett Sweet n low Sweet one

And more…

 

 

 

 

 

Check out all the details below and let any of the coaches know if you have any questions!

 

_Sign up by Wednesday, January 13th (Sign up via Wodify or ask one of the coaches how to get started!)  _

When: Monday, January 11th– Friday, February 5th (4 weeks) with weekly meetings on Monday evenings (YouTube video & email sent out to those who cannot make it).

Who: Everyone. We can all benefit from cutting back on sugar.

Cost: $30 per person (minimum of 20 people needed)

Prizes: (more info coming soon, trust us you’ll love the prizes!)

1st Place: TBA

2nd Place:TBA

3rd Place: TBA

Everyone= a healthier you!

Guidelines:

  1. Take starting weight,]1 and pictures (from front, back and side).
  2. Track your food daily. See the log below.
  3. 1 Treat meal allowed each week and will not take away from your points. This treat meal should not be a splurge. Try to pick one treat that you love like a) ONE glass of wine or b) a square or two of dark chocolate. This is not the time to undo all the great things you’ve done.
  4. Earn bonus points as the challenge progresses. Join the Facebook group and stay tuned.

Here is your log to track points, weight, food, etc.:

http://crossfitaevitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Sassy2016SugarChallenge_Log.xlsx

 

Be honest and exercise forgiveness on yourself! If you fall off the wagon it’s okay! Just start with the next meal and keep going. 

 

Alright, are you ready to find out what you should be eating during this challenge? Check out the suggested foods below. I want to stress this is NOT a restriction-based challenge and you should not be cutting calories just to lose a pound. Come chat with me if you are concerned with how much you are eating!

 

Foods Allowed:

 

Foods to Limit:

 

Foods to Avoid (remember, it’s just 4 weeks)

 

How to receive points:

  1. Food Intake: Document food intake for 4 weeks, earn a point for everyday where no added sugar or alcohol is consumed. No point deducted if treat meal eaten 1x per week. 
  2. Weight Loss: 10 points for the highest weight loss percentage, 5 for 2nd place and 3 for third place, 1 point to each person that loses weight (if you did not desire to lose weight just wanted to maintain, receive 1 point-honesty counts)
  3. Movement: 1 point for completion of each movement challenge (3+ challenges released weekly) Examples = 2 min couch stretch/leg, 100 air squats/day, etc.
  4. Personal story submission: 10 points for 1st place, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd and 1 point for submitting (more to come on this!)
  5. Bonus! There will be surprise challenges throughout the 4 weeks that will allow for bonus points. Stay tuned to the Facebook page and to your email for more details.

 

Sign up by this Wednesday, January 13th! Find a coach and get started NOW!

 

There will be a Facebook group for all participating members to ask questions and support one another! Stay Tuned.

 

First meeting is THIS MONDAY, January 11th at 6:30pm (YouTube recording will be available for all who cannot attend!) 

Sign up with the Wodify link HERE

[1]: http://julielohre.com/how-to-take-measurements/