We’re starting another round of my 7-Day Added Sugar Detox today and I’ve never been so excited for a community challenge 🥳 (PS – it’s not too late to join! Jump on the bandwagon asap).

After my whirlwind book tour, I’m so happy to be back in my kitchen, but I feel like I’m still catching up on sleep and getting back into my daily routine. I just know that this round of the Added Sugar Detox is going to get me back to feeling my absolute best – and I’m so glad I have the accountability of this incredible community 🥰

Here are 5 tips to help you get started:

  1. Get an accountability partner. Ask your partner, a friend or sibling to complete the challenge with you. Having someone to talk to, strategize with and cheer on throughout the week will give you all the inspo you need to stick with it.
  2. Plan ahead. I really can’t emphasize the power of planning enough. If you surround yourself with healthy and delicious snacks, and make sure you have protein-centric meals on hand, you’re taking away a major part of the challenge. Changing a habit is difficult, but changing your environment can make a big difference in your success. I have a tab on my website dedicated to no added sugar recipes – use that!
  3. Prioritize protein. Try to get 25-30 g of protein with every meal! Eating enough protein helps with satiety – which helps combat needing to reach for quick-energy (aka, sugary) food.
  4. Find a new way to treat yourself. I love reaching for a bite of something sweet after dinner.. anyone else? So this week my plan is to grab the weenies and enjoy a 10-minute post-dinner walk.
  5. Sleep. Do not underestimate the power of a good night of sleep 🙏🏻 While the focus of this challenge is removing those sneaky added sugars from our diets, it’s a great opportunity to take a week to focus on yourself. Get good sleep this week – you won’t regret it!

I want to remind you that it’s not easy to get through these 7 days at first, but I guarantee it’s the most rewarding challenge. I always see and FEEL so many benefits after this challenge like noticing more hydrated & clearer skin, sleeping better, having more energy not only for my workouts but for the workday, less bloat, and honestly so much more. Good luck! I can’t wait to hear how it goes 🙂 If you want to read more about the challenge, click here.

Welcome! I’m Rachael.

I enjoy sharing my love for food and fitness. I'm a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and a New York Times Bestselling author. Here you'll find all kinds of recipes and kitchen hacks, as well as workouts and fitness motivation. Enjoy! — xx Rachael

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  1. This is a great article! I am having awful stomach issues the last 6 months and hoping this will help the symptoms or even fix the problem!