The Sugar Awareness Challenge

Can you do it?

Take our challenge!

Omit sugar from your diet for 5 days.

Have you ever not had sugar for that many days before?  Could you even omit the sugar for one day?

I am asking you to become aware of how a substance that is in almost every processed food we eat is affecting you.

The United States is experiencing an obesity and diabetes crises. Diet foods, exercise, gastro-bypass surgeries do not make a lasting difference.

You owe it to yourself to find out how this substance is affecting your body, mind, emotions, and life.

You will become aware of how hard it is to find foods that do not contain some form of sugar.

Sometimes sugar will be the first ingredient listed, but many times you will find many forms of sugar listed so it is not the first ingredient listed. (Ingredients are listed in order of concentration.)



Cane Crystals


Evaporated Cane Juice


Maltose Dextrose


Corn Sweetener





High Fructose Corn Syrup

Fruit Juice Concentrates

Just try it for 5 days and tell us about it!

Go to our guest forum and ask questions, tell us about how you feel – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Did you have withdrawals?  Did you feel more energized?

We’re excited to hear about your experience!

MJ, Your Breast Cancer BFF
January 13th, 2015 10:13 pm

I LOVE your site! Did you know sugar FEEDS cancer tumors ! I wish you would you would please add Breast Cancer to your list of diseases caused by sugar Women NEED TO KNOW this !

A said:
August 18th, 2014 8:34 am

I have not eaten refined sugar for almost a year now. I still have natural sugar from fruit etc but nothing with 'sugar' as an ingredient. It's hard but you will feel a LOT better if you stick with it! I lost so much weight.

Megan said:
May 29th, 2014 5:39 am

Are you counting natural sugars that are in fruit as well? For example a medium banana is about 34 grams of carbohydrates and 18grams of sugar. Or only refined or added sugars? Thanks!

Kay said:
January 23rd, 2014 1:00 pm

I could not stop. I took the Sugar Awareness Scale on this website and it said I definitely have a problem with sugar. I was thinking about it or eating it all day. Help!

Craig said:
January 23rd, 2014 12:57 pm

I got the flu. I heard that flu-like symptoms could be from sugar withdrawal. Is this true?

Janet said:
January 21st, 2014 12:29 pm

I am on Day 2 and I am craving a candy bar. Will it pass?

Sarah said:
January 21st, 2014 12:27 pm

The pdf downloads ok now. I can't believe how hard it is to find foods without sugar. It's in everything!!!!

Connie said:
January 21st, 2013 10:17 am

I don't eat sugar, but I have been eating artificial sweeteners. I'm going to try to omit them for the next five days to see what happens. I'll let you know.

Paul said:
January 9th, 2013 11:27 am

Does artificial sweetener count?

Jane said:
July 5th, 2012 3:38 pm

I can not go one day without sugar! What is wrong with me?

Shirley said:
July 5th, 2012 3:36 pm

Sugar is toxic beyond its calories. Sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health, according to a team of UCSF researchers.

Helen said:
July 3rd, 2012 12:44 pm

Dr Kesslers book explains the significance of sugar/fat/salt in our diet and how the combination of all three is lethal.

Lisa said:
July 3rd, 2012 12:42 pm

I believe sugar can be addictive. Processed sugar and corn syrup are scary stuff.

Kelly said:
July 3rd, 2012 12:41 pm

A lot of treatment centers across the country focus on eating intuitive and listening to hunger and fullness cues and to not be afraid of fear foods such as things like sweets.

Chris said:
July 3rd, 2012 12:39 pm

too much sugar=a hangover for me

David said:
July 3rd, 2012 12:38 pm

Sugar( Sweets) causes urges that lead to binges and weight gain and a pissy attitude and blaming.

Rachel said:
July 3rd, 2012 12:37 pm

I treat eating disorders in a holistic way and do not advocate cutting anything out of ones diet, no matter what ED they are struggling with.