Starting Sunday, November 09 @ 11:59 PM, until Sunday, November 16 11:59 PM  your challenge is to ...

Do Not Drink Soda, Diet-Soda, or Drinks with High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Why no sugary drinks?
A handful of studies prove that sugar-sweetened drinks are directly associated with increase in obesity and diabetes. Sweet drinks contain a ton of sugar and it is frequently disguised as either fructose, sucrose, dextrose, or corn syrup. All of these sugars are very unhealthy, and as it flows through your bloodstream it raises your blood sugar drastically. A spike in your blood sugar can lead to a response of insulin to try and restore the balance, but if this happens on a consistent basis then the chances of facing type II diabetes are very high.

Why not Diet Soda?
Sugar-free soda contains artificial sweeteners which are equally as unhealthy. It consists of aspartame which tricks your brain into thinking you're hungry, which can lead to overeating.

Suggested Reading:
What Are the Benefits of Not Drinking Soda? - Learn more about it here.
6 Health Benefits of Not Drinking Soda - Read more here.
10 Tasty Soda Alternatives - Read more.

This challenge was closed on 11/16/2014

18  members have accepted this challenge.
11  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Ashok Savla 
Geeta H Khona 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 
Ketan Shah 
Kishorchandra C Shah 
Naresh K Chadha 
Parul M Shah 
Pravin Dagli 
Smita V Doshi 

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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