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Just Say NO to Sugar Challenge

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Some of these headlines might sound a bit extreme to you,  but I believe if we drastically reduced the amount of added sugar in our diets we would see the health of our country drastically improve. Sugar is literally killing us. I care about you, and I want to see you healthy, energized and living life to the fullest so I challenge you to:

Just Say “NO” to Sugar

Your challenge this week is to limit your added sugar to under 24 grams (4 grams = 1 tsp) a day for at least 4 days this week. I know for many of you this will be tough BUT I also believe that “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37)

I want to warn you to be on guard. Of course you expect that your cakes, cookies and ice cream will have sugar, but sugar hides and attacks our health from places we don’t expect


Here’s the good news – You do NOT need to include the natural occurring sugar from fresh fruit, vegetables or dairy. Only added sugar needs to be included in your 24 gram goal.

I will check back on 5/14 to see if you did it. If you did you will be entered into the drawing for a FREE DVD!




  1. Elizabeth Wray May 7, 2015 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Oh this is great! This is the first time I’ve heard from u since you first started the f1 plan I only. Got one two of the challenges an now this. This no sugar is great . I can go without for a while then it seems …bang I’ve got to have something. And when you have a husband that has to have it….well you know how that is …. I see it then it s calling for me.
    I sure hope I get these challenges. See I belive my problem is I don’t have a computer. …just my phone.

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      Sorry you haven’t received other info. for your f3 Plan. It is most likely going into your junk or spam. If you email me michelle@faithfulworkouts.com I can check and see what is happening. So glad you got this Challenge emailed to you.

  2. Josephine Wolfe May 7, 2015 at 8:07 am - Reply

    This is a great challenge. It will be tough for me. I am in, I know God can do all things

  3. Jennifer Helmich May 7, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

    This comes just when I need it, my sugar intake is out out control!

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      Jennifer, please continue to pray for God’s help with this. He cares about ALL parts of your life and I don’t believe He wants you addicted to this.

  4. Gigi May 7, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Sugar – more addicting than Heroin !! Great Challenge.

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      So addicting. I know Satan loves that so many of us have a sugar addiction because it zaps us of our health and energy.

  5. maggiem May 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Great challenge! I’ve really been struggling with the sugar thing lately–I know I should never have that first piece of candy, but then I do anyway, and then it’s out of control–you can’t have just one taste of sugar!! It’s a monster! So, starting right now, when I’m tempted to have "just one," I’ll remember that there are a lot of people joining me on this challenge and draw strength from that!! May God help us all overcome this addiction!

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      That is so my prayer that we will, as a team, pray for God’s help not just for ourselves but for the rest of the group. I know sugar is a huge health issue and we need to get it out of our diet.

  6. Paula Gaehring May 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I would love to do this! Any tips for sugar detox?

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      There’s 2 different ways to go about detoxing. 1. Cold turkey. Just don’t eat it 2. is to ease off of sugar. My suggestions would be to keep your added sugar to under 24 grams and then eat natural sugar from fruits and vegetables to help you with the cravings. PLEASE really make an effort to get it out of your diet. I believe we would all feel so much better and be healthier if we got it out of our diet.

  7. shelly browne May 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    OOHHH this has been coming for along time! Hope I can do it, thanks for inspiration and motivation!

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm - Reply

      Succeeding at this starts in your heart and mind. You have to believe you can do this!! I know you can Shelly

  8. Tami May 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    I just went through a month long raw detox, I have not reintroduced sugar into my diet yet. So, I will not enter the contest. But for those entering, my best advice is to stick it out! It is worth it! It can be done! Just take it moment by moment and make sure to have healthy options available.

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      So awesome that you did this. You can still enter the challenge because you are already doing it. I am so thankful that I don’t desire sweets. I know this is a gift from God!!

  9. Sarah de Alfaor May 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Yay! Great post. You sure do keep us on our honor system. 😉 I am already very careful about how much sugar I eat, but I am going to purposely take note on packages and serving sizes to see how much sugar I truly am consuming.

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      What I like about this challenge is it helps us to realize what food products have sugar that we wouldn’t really consider a sweet.

  10. Linda May 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Well, I am going to try this. Living with a cookie monster husband will be the challenge with the challenge. But I am determined to do it. Thanks for giving us these challenges and for motivating me!

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      Linda, I pray you are will be able to stay strong even when your husband is munching down on sweets. I also pray you will be used to help your husband to make healthy changes too. No matter what our size sugar is not good for our body.

  11. Paul May 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    For me reading the lable on things is very important to do. I was very addicted to sugar. Ever since I was about eight and would eat bags of candy. In my diet it was all sugar too. When I got off to the sugar my body senced that something is different. I have to stay off of the salt and bad fats too. It is doable to stay off the sugar. My coffee is black today; used to be a lot of sugar and cream. I drink straight watered down real lemon juice and this help with curbing my appitite. And plenty of water with the food. Have fun.

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      It’s so awesome that you are making so many healthy changes. Keep it up!!

  12. Nancy Silverman May 7, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I would imagine so many of us love sugar. Book suggestion that I recently read: FOOD TRIGGERS – Rhonda Epstein, Psy.D. / Certified Addictions ounselor – Food Triggers is teeming with biblical insight, practical applications, inspiring true stories for a road map to a promised land of healthy living the way God intended. She gives understanding of chemical explanation of why we eat and why addictive eating is a SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL problem that must be addressed on all three levels. This book helped me to understand how my brain vs. willpower works. Together my husband and I purged our pantry, refrigerator of all items that had added sugars. It helps to not have in your home and team together as a family to help each other with making better choices. Replace it with something delicious. Make it fun finding replacements, I bet you will be surprised.

    • Michelle Spadafora May 7, 2015 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Nancy, sounds like a great book! Appreciate your thoughts.

  13. Rashel May 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I have cut out sugar from almost everything, but I have not been diligent when it comes to my condiments. This will be a good challenge for me to make sure I’m watching those as well. Thank you!

  14. lana bag May 8, 2015 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Gonna try this

  15. Mary Betley May 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I guess it’s all about reading the labels. I am going to try.

  16. katie G May 8, 2015 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I’m finishing up on week 2!! I went through withdrawl. Had headaches, was nauseous, and my sleep was all off. But now, I feel great. I don’t feel myself craving chocolate when my kids are stressing me out…or feel like rewarding myself with a bowl of icecrean when I get them into bed at night. Favorite food to eat when I feel a craving. Sweet potato with a tsp of brown sugar. Good luck to you all! It’s not a diet…it’s a lifestyle change!

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