No Junk Food November: A 21 Day Challenge

The holidays are finally just around the corner which means it’s about to be non-stop goodies and treats before we know it. And for any of my readers that are up for a challenge, I’ve got one for you.

I’m taking a spin on the “No Shave November” concept and challenging y’all to a No Junk Food November. Luckily for you, this challenge is only 3 weeks long and will end on Thanksgiving, so you’ll still get to wear your stretchy pants and eat your heart out. It’ll be a nice little reward for completing the task.

If any of you read my last post over sugar addiction and developed a newfound desire to challenge yourself to eat less sugar and junk food, here’s your chance!

FOR 21 DAYS, AVOID EATING:

  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Ice cream
  • Donuts
  • Muffins
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • White bread
  • Fast food
  • Chips
  • Soda

It might feel intimidating – it seems like a lot to cut out. But here are some things to consider before deciding one way or another to do the challenge or not.

  1. It’s a good opportunity to try and detoxify your body a little bit before all the Christmas parties and constant holiday treats never stop. Although Thanksgiving is approaching, the anticipation and buildup for it is significantly less than that of Christmas (since it seems to last the whole month of December)
  2. If you have seen any of those videos where people cut out sugar for X amount of time and track some of their thoughts and comments throughout the process, you know that a lot of people say that in the first few days, making those cuts are rough. However, by the end of the challenge, most times they come back around saying that they feel so much better than they did before in terms of energy, alertness, and health. This challenge could be a good opportunity for you to see just how sugar and junk foods are effecting you.
  3. If cutting out everything listed sounds too intimidating, find a happy medium. Maybe cut out the sugars but leave fast food and chips, or just soda if you know you’re a serial soda drinker (I used to be and after cutting it out of my diet for 3 weeks for a fast with my church, I saw a huge change in my body and felt so much better – all that to say, cutting out soda is huge even if you don’t cut out the rest!)

Let me know if you decide to go through with the challenge, and let me know what you thought or experienced! I would love to be able to compare and share experiences. (-:

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