Starting Sunday, October 15 @ 11:59 PM, until Sunday, October 22 11:59 PM  your challenge is to ...

Cut Back On Sugar

In this week's challenge you must Cut Back On Sugar. Don’t be alarmed—but something’s hiding in your food. From the cereal you had for breakfast to the dressing on your salad to the ketchup on your fries, an addictive substance is lurking in many foods that you'd never suspect. Far more loathed than fat or cholesterol these days, sugar has become public enemy No. 1 when it comes to the health of America. In fact, in our effort to listen to doctors' orders (and government guidelines) to consume less fat and less cholesterol, Americans turned to “healthy” low-fat foods that were actually loaded with sugar.

  • It can lower your blood pressure
  • Lower your bad cholesterol
  • Decrease your heart attack risk
  • Keeps your brain sharp
  • You'll be less likely to have Alzheimer's and dementia
  • You'll be less likely to have depression
  • You'll break your addiction to the sweet stuff
  • It'll keep your skin looking young and clear
  • It will lower your risk of diabetes
  • It can help prevent fatty liver disease
  • It can help reduce your risk of certain cancers
  • Your breath will be sweeter
  • You'll breathe easier
  • You'll have more energy
  • You'll have fewer cravings
  • You'll make fewer trips to the dentist and doctor
  • You'll save money

    Suggested Reading:
    The Killer American Diet That's Sweeping The Planet - Learn more here.
    How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain - Learn more here.
    A Month Without Sugar - Learn more here.
    Sugar-Free Wellness - Learn more here.

  • This challenge was closed on 10/22/2017

    2  members have accepted this challenge.
    2  members have completed this challenge.

    Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
    Hemant v. V Gandhi 
    Naresh K Chadha 

    The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

    How it works:
    1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

    2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

    3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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