Course Description: At this point, we all know we should *probably* be eating less sugar...but that can be overwhelming, as it seems to be in everything! Maybe you’ve heard folks talking about a “sugar detox”, but you weren’t really sure what that meant, or how it could work for you. Let’s chat! We’ll discuss where sugar hides (and the names it hides under!), the impact of both sugary - and seemingly “sugar-free” - foods on our health, and ways to manage and tackle cravings to help rebalance your energy and enjoy the natural sweetness in foods again!
Resources & Links | February 20, 2020
Here you'll find links to several articles and topics mentioned in our presentation.
Are you an abstainer or a moderator? | Gretchen Rubin
The 56 Most Common Names for Sugar | Healthline
Artificial Sweeteners: Sugar-free, but at what cost? | Harvard Health
21-Day Sugar Detox Free Resources | The 21-Day Sugar Detox
Sugar-free Recipes & Recipe Roundups | The 21-Day Sugar Detox
11 Reasons Why Too Much Sugar is Bad for You | Healthline
Sugar Detox-friendly Brands & Products | The 21-Day Sugar Detox
Healthy Sleep Tips | Resources compiled as a companion post for a workshop I hosted last year.
In this section you'll find links to several books that may be helpful on your journey to enjoying a sugar-free lifestyle, or starting a sugar-free program. All are available via Amazon.
The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide by Diane Sanfilippo
Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo
Keto Quick Start by Diane Sanfilippo
The Keto Diet by Leanne Vogel
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Sweetener & Other Real Food Options
These Amazon links will take you to products I either use or have tried in limiting sugar and carbs in my own diet.
Single-ingredient, dairy-free protein powder: Great Lakes Collagen
Alternative, lower-carb baking flours: Blanched Almond Flour or Coconut Flour* (*Note: coconut flour cannot be used 1-for-1 for traditional flour, as it absorbs a lot more liquid; Google recipes before using.)
Soda Stream | Over time, significantly cheaper than buying seltzer every week, and you can sweeten with a few drops of liquid stevia (above) and fresh citrus if you're craving a soda, or something more "bubbly" than plain water.
Below you'll find a download link for a PDF copy of the Daily Tracker I share with my clients. It's a single page that can be printed as many times as needed. This can be an incredible resource for your own wellness tracking, as well as to share with your practitioner or health coach. Tracking is one of the most important components in learning what's working - or not working - for you and your body as you embark on any new lifestyle change.
Daily Tracker >> Click to Download
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