Defeat the Sweets Challenge Action Choices

Choose ONE action from choices below for your challenge

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Sports-DrinksACTION: RETHINK YOUR DRINK
TARGET: Cold turkey – no sweetened beverages for 21 days
Sodas, sports drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks, coffee drinks. The list of sweet beverages is endless. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest contributor of added sugar intake at 36%, and there is strong evidence linking them to weight gain and disease. read more

espresso preparationACTION: REDUCE SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
TARGET:
Reduce your current consumption by half every day
Sodas, sports drinks, sweetened coffees, and other sweet drinks are the largest contributor of added sugar intake to our diets. Not ready to go cold turkey with the fruit juices, smoothies or other sweetened beverages you drink every day? Choose this action to take a smaller yet significant step. read more

SweetsACTION: CURB YOUR CRAVINGS
TARGET: Once a day — replace your cravings for sweets with a healthy alternative
Do you describe yourself as having a sweet tooth? Do you crave chocolate after your lunch or dinner? You can retrain your brain and stop those sugar cravings with practice over these 21 days. read more

Healthy Snack FoodACTION: CHOOSE UNSWEETENED SNACKS
TARGET: Once a day
If you love a sweet snack such as yogurt, granola bar, or a muffin, but find that snack just makes you crave more sugary snacks, you’re not alone. Instead, choose a healthy, whole food snack that is free of added sugar at least once a day. read more

Organic Hard Boiled EggsACTION: EAT A SAVORY BREAKFAST
TARGET: Every day
Eating a healthy breakfast has been linked to health benefits such as weight control, improved concentration and a more nutritionally complete diet. However, most typical breakfast choices of cereals, pastries, smoothies, or granola bars contain a lot of added sugar. Start savory and avoid sugar altogether. read more

Sugar GramsACTION: KNOW YOUR SUGAR LIMIT
TARGET: Every day
How much sugar should you eat? Women should aim for no more than 6 teaspoons (100 calories) a day from added sugars. Men should aim for no more than 9 teaspoons (150 calories). Learn how to make informed choices when you want and don’t want to eat added sugar. read more

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