The Sugar Detox Challenge: week 6

sugar detox challengeThe last couple of years now, we’ve done a sugar detox challenge after the holidays. This year I’ve made a lot of changes for you! Instead of weekly posts or emails, I’ve bundled it all up into a convenient, 24-page, FREE ebook. This way you can download it (for free) and keep it for future reference.

I used to be quite attached to sugar as I’m sure some of you are, but I had no idea how to reduce my consumption and then replace refined sugars with natural ones.

Whether you’re just starting on your journey to ‘real’ and natural foods, or you’ve been on this road for some time and just need a bit of encouragement, this ebook is for you!

As our Standard American Diet dictates, most of us are addicted to refined sugars. Not only do we dump them into our coffee, and inhale cookies, it’s hidden in almost every processed food we buy. And the problem is, the more we eat it, the more our body craves it.

Along with the 8 weekly challenges you’ll also find:

  • My Story with Sugar
  • What’s Wrong with Sugar
  • Know Your Good Sugars
  • Dealing with Cravings
  • Links to recipes using natural sweeteners

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I have totally cut out starches… I have done so for a few years now. I make my own bread now and tortillas. BUT I do sometimes buy the low carb wheat tortillas when I’m in a hurry… :)

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  3. Donielle,

    Thanks for your challenges! They are challenging!

    I was wondering, could you share a little bit more about the why’s of the breads and pastas and if this includes whole wheat, too?

    I’d appreciate it!


  4. Oh, and could you share if you cut out the breads/pastas, what are ideas of what we are left with that you would suggest eating?

    I am trying to get a clearer picture…


  5. Lauren – I updated my post on more of the whys behind cutting out breads and pastas.

    Other reason include;
    *even whole wheat breads include some sort of sugar as it’s needed to feed the yeast. Unless you make your own at home with honey, it’s always a refined sugar that’s used.
    *whole wheat flours are very different today than they were a hundred years ago. They have been changed to include more gluten so they rise better, and they’ve also been changed to taste better. It’s just not as healthy as it used to be and up to 1/3 of Americans actually have some sort of gluten sensitivity that causes your intestines to not absorb nutrients.

    And for ideas try filling up more on meats, eggs, veggies, smoothies, fruits, nuts, and dairy products like yogurt. You may feel hungrier than normal the first few days, so just make sure you snack on something every couple of hours.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is un-sweetned oatmeal okay?

  7. Donielle says:

    Re: Oatmeal. Personally, I would cut it out just for the short term. If you absolutely can’t, at least soak it so your body is absorbing all the nutrients it can.