Earlier this year, my friend and colleague Annabel Boys and I created the Sweet Charity Sugar Challenge. It came out of a little conversation we had around the holidays when we wanted to challenge each other to a few months of eating healthier with no added or processed sugar.
We did it, we went three months in 2017 without sugar. We also managed to include several courageous souls to challenge themselves as well, while giving something to a good cause.
Sweet Charity Challenge was able to raise almost $10,000 to benefit United World Schools in three months time!
During that period, The Hunger Project reached out to us because they were intrigued at what we were doing. They thought it was such a good idea to challenge ourselves toward better health, while helping better the world.
With World Hunger Day approaching, they wanted us to help them launch a fundraising campaign.
So here we are, two days from the date, Annabel and I have teamed up with them to launch the No Sugar Challenge!
It’s quite simple to join: you pledge to give up sugar for one week while fundraising for The Hunger Project to help end world hunger.
It’s giving up something small (but so beneficial for you) while giving away something BIG.
Why give up sugar, even for a week, you ask?
If you have not heard, sugar is a major culprit to all kinds of conditions. From obesity, to diabetes, to heart disease, to name a few. Sugar is as addictive as cocaine, so it’s no wonder we are consuming so much of it without even realizing.
The World Health Organization recommends that we have no more than 25g of sugar per day. In the US, an average adult consumes 4-5 times that amount, at about 130g of sugar a day!
Sugar is found in most processed and packaged foods. Sugar is found in most of our meals. It’s no wonder we are getting bigger, and sicker by the day.
You will find that with less sugar in your diet, you will feel lighter, have more energy, sleep better, and possibly lose those extra pounds that have been hanging around.
Annabel and I will be their consultants/ coaches throughout the No Sugar Challenge. We have set up a Facebook group to help support the community and will be there daily! Once you pledge, you will enter the community!
Won’t you join us in helping the Hunger Project realize their goals?
To learn more about The Hunger Project, you can check out their website here.
To learn more about the No Sugar Challenge or to join, please click here!