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Follow Friday: sugar-free challenge



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For the past several years I’ve adopted a different diet for Lent. This year I’ve decided to try going sugar-free. To be fair, not completely sugar free. I’ll still be consuming naturally occurring sugars in foods such as fruit and yoghurt. However, I’m going to be giving up all added sugars. This means no chocolate, baked goods, candy, honey, maple syrup, dried fruit, etc. No, I’m not religious, I just find it to be a good opportunity to try new things and experience ways of living that can help me be a better dietitian.

Anyone want to try to do this with me this year?

If you’re interested, as much as I wasn’t a huge fan of the Fed-Up movie, they have some helpful resources on their website. I have a feeling that this may be the most difficult challenge yet.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

9 thoughts on “Follow Friday: sugar-free challenge

  1. I thought you opposed temporary, limiting diets, and now you yourself want to forego basically 95% of treats in existence for a whole year? What prompted you?


    • I oppose unsustainable diets for weight management. Did you read my post? I have tried a different diet for Lent for the past several years. Lent is only about a month and a half; nowhere near a year. I find it’s a good opportunity for me to experience various diets that clients may be following so that I can better relate to them. I’m not doing this to lose weight. I’m doing this to gain experience and awareness.


  2. I am also planning on giving up added sugars for Lent.


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