What Happened When Nick Turk Cut Sugar for 30 Days
hiladelphia instructor NICK TURK decided to cut out all added sugar for the month of September. Find out how it went!
Here's how the challenge went for a few riders!
THAO LE. The no sugar challenge seems daunting, but it was really a good way for me to be honest about my nutrition and eating habits. It made me more aware of the amount of sugar that is hidden in our foods (have to read the labels!) and simply be aware that there are so many great food choices that don't involve sugar. I have become more aware of what I put on my plate and I still don't really feel like I'm missing out.
AMANDA MICHELLE. The NSA challenge was my way of hitting the reset button and helping my body detox from sugar. I generally eat healthy, but I didn’t realize how much added sugar I was actually consuming until I really started paying attention. Those little bits of added sugar here and there really do add up! This challenge has made me so much more cognizant of reading labels before I eat or buy. The month was full of ups and downs, but overall, I have a lot more energy and I just feel SO much better (not craving sugar, not crashing mid-day, etc.)! I will definitely be continuing this lifestyle. Next challenge: getting my workout game back on track!
JULIE ANNE. The no sugar challenge has completely changed my prospective on my eating. I’m now more aware of what I put into my body. When you actually look at the label, you may be surprised by what they put in your favorite foods. During this challenge, I not only changed my food habits, but I also changed the way I saw myself. I am now full of life and energy, which I definitely need as a special education teacher for autistic students. I'm also starting to dig deep and begin to see the self-love I’ve so desperately been struggling with. My body has changed, my face is no longer bloated, and inches just started falling off me. I no longer crave the toxins in my life — I make my own sweetness. Who would have known that something so simple could have such a major outcome!
NINA ZECCA. The thing I like most about this challenge is that it promotes a positive relationship with food. It has forced me to focus on what I'm eating with more purpose, and I'm consciously choosing foods with the intent to properly fuel my body. I feel good about the choices I'm making because they make me feel good. It's elevated my energy and my overall mood, and I definitely see myself keeping up with these habits when the challenge ends.
SARAH SHANNON. I started the challenge because I have done five million different diets and workouts — everything to try and lose weight — and nothing works. Although I doubt I can do this forever, cutting sugar out has made me realize how many things have hidden sugar and also how easy it can be to eat clean. I really appreciate the way that it's making my mind stop and think about what I'm actually putting into my body. I feel a lot more energized and definitely have noticed my shirts are a little looser.