After two weeks, I have to say this Spa Week Daily Challenge was a bit more tricky then I had originally envisioned. First you think, okay, no big deal – I only ever use artificial sweeteners in my morning coffee so this will be easy. I will just swap out a pink or a blue packet for a real-sugar, white packet – no big deal, right? Wrong! Once I was turned on to the notion of looking for fake sugar to avoid, I realized just how often I actually do use artificial sweeteners: a packet in my morning oatmeal, I often toss in a few in my home-brewed iced-tea pitcher, over a bowl of fresh blueberries or strawberries, on my Cheerios… I use fake sugar way more then I realized. THEN, on top of all that, you have to become a detective and check the labels of your favorite foods and snacks for hidden artificial sweeteners in foods like gum, granola bars and even 100% fruit juice! Sometimes it’s hard to find the bad stuff when it’s masked as good stuff! On the plus side, once I became more aware of the fake sugar I was using and where it was hiding, I started to see that avoiding those foods had a positive trend on my eating and sleep habits. I slept a little better every night and was able to fall asleep a little easier, too. Keri Glassman is seriously on to something here.
Lisa V: “No splenda will be rough..but worth it. Count this as my RSVP to live healthier! :) ”
Tonya R: ” Will do this and hopefully continue after the challenge is over. Thanks for the motivation! ”
Congratulations you two, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, and please contact stephanie at spaweekmedia dot com to redeem your prize!