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Is avocado consider as a Fruit or vegetable serving? Also what about starchy vegetables such as potatoes, squashes and yam?
11mo
  • Rachna yes! Avocado is a fruit and it counts. Starchy vegetables also count, so long as they aren't deep friend - e.g. french fries or potato chips don't count. However, if you make roasted potatoes with...
Is Simply Lite Low Carb Dark Chocolate Sugar-Free 50% Cacao okay for this challenge? Is it healthy or best to just skip it?
1yr
  • Rachna I would suggest skipping it because one of its main ingredients is Maltitol, a sugar alcohol or sweetener. Though it is not as sweet as sugar, it’s still an artificial sweetener, which you should...
  • AlexB Okay cool! Thank you. I just usually have one square of super dark chocolate.
  • annefood It's best to just skip it. Sugar alternatives tend to cause gastrointestinal issues when eaten in excess. I eat 100% cacao chips with dried fruit for a little dessert sometimes. No added sugar or...
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Any tips for full or half pass check-ins? I had a salad with the only sugar I could find was in the dressing (listed eighth).
1yr
  • Rachna If you have just a little added sugar, such as that found in salad dressing, that would qualify as half a pass for sure. A great no added sugar salad dressing is this shallot dijon dressing by...
  • ingalls Thank you!
What did everyone have for dinner tonight?! I made salmon, green beans and cous cous. Feeling very healthy :)
1yr
  • Cgsmile I made chicken breasts lightly seasoned on grill, salad , corn and fresh mango and pineapple.
  • eemawolf I had squash with chicken and broclli
  • AlexB I made mahi mahi with veggies and had watermelon for dessert. The watermelon saved me. 😀
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Can I do more than one challenge at a time?
1yr
  • Rachna Hi @Ellen89 - you can only do one challenge at a time. We designed it this way because studies show you'll be more successful at building a good habit if you focus on one thing, vs. trying to...
  • Ellen89 That helps. Thnx!
  • zsanagustin I just started this challenge yesterday. So far, so good. I just feel my tummy is so heavy! Is this the normal effect?
Having a tough time this weekend. I used two passes. 😬
1yr
  • cgsegelette Maybe make yourself an acceptable treat, that tastes great! Fruit smoothie .. pb on frozen banana... good luck 👍 you’ve been doing great
  • annefood I did that last weekend too- ice cream. But I got back on track. Dried fruit was helpful. You can too! Great advice @cgsegelette. You’ve got this @shmoozii !
  • ingalls I have to admit, I’ll most likely use up my passes, too, so have been anticipating which will be my weak days in advance. Like tomorrow... we’re making a fancy dinner for my mother-in-law’s 70th...
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Energy is way up! Two weeks in. 🤜🤛
1yr
Any thoughts on stevia or alternatives if the need arises?
1yr
  • annefood Great question @ingalls ! Pure stevia extract is the only "sweetener" that is allowed during the Avoid Added Sugar Challenge. Make sure that it is only stevia leaf though, as stevia products (such...
  • ingalls Thanks for the stevia info! Outside of that, avoid all the other artificial alternatives you'd find in typical "diet" and "zero calorie" stuff?
  • annefood You’re welcome! Yes exactly, avoid all artificial alternatives.
any tips for drinking 8 cups of water a day?
1yr
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How do marinades weigh in regards to eating sugar? ie: a marinade for meat that uses Dijon mustard before cooking.
1yr
  • Rachna So there are marinades that have added sugar and those that don’t. Dijon mustard is oftentimes made with honey (which is added sugar) so you can try the same recipe with ground mustard instead. You...
  • ingalls Thanks! Part of the question stemmed from picking up pre-made stuff. I noticed some things are awesome - like salad dressing listed ingredients. But marinades might just say “Dijon mustard” with no...
  • Rachna Yes!! this is a hard one. Once the new nutrition labels hit the market, they will list out the actual grams of added sugar vs naturally occuring sugar. That should make all the difference. Great...