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We actually had a pretty good time working our way through the healthy eating changes that were made at my house. My daughter, Jess, said that she really liked doing the challenge, and she was glad I roped her into it.

I think our most noticeable difference was not having any breakfast cereal in the house. That seemed to be where I found the most resistance from the kids when it came to changing foods. There was an outcry of “What are we going to eat instead?” 

So, there was a need to….adapt….but it turned out fine. Fruit, whole grains, eggs….apparently there are other foods to eat besides cereal! 

Once Jess got through the first few days of the challenge, she realized it wasn’t as hard as she thought it would be. 

She also noticed that she had more energy, and did not experience any more sugar crashes during her morning classes. No falling asleep in Spanish class!

We talked a lot about how satisfying it is to make a healthy change, and really notice a positive difference. 

Everyone Has An Opinion

In fact, Jess remarked that a lot of her friends thought it would be horrible to give up sugar for almost a month. Only one friend was supportive and encouraging to Jess. The rest thought she was nuts.

You Have Support!

So, if you are giving up sugar from your diet, know that you are in GOOD COMPANY and you have INSTANT SUPPORT right here!!! 

Go for it! You’ll be so glad you did!

by Diana Zilly, MS, MA, LPC, NBCFCH.  Diana is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Joliet Junior College.