Ladies, it’s time to login to www.blackwomenlosingweight.com and post your weekly check-in for the November challenge! Please take some time on Saturday or Sunday to let us know. Post your check-in as a status message or blog post.
- How are you doing with our exercise goal of 5 days per week? This was not a full week of course, so how did you make out for the first 3 days?
- Are you having any problems avoiding sugar? Have you cut out sugar completely or just reduced your intake? What is helping you to avoid the sweet stuff? Do you have any tips of other BWLW Sistas?
- Have you avoided white flour products? What victories or challenges have you faced trying to avoid white flour and eat real whole wheat products?
- Bonus Challenge: How is your goal of juicing going so far? What are you experiencing as you add nutrient rich juice to your diet?
It’s only Day 3, but many times it’s in the first few days of a challenge that people give up. Don’t give up so soon, Ladies. Stay accountable to the group and share with us.
Also, please take the time to encourage a few sisters as you would like to be encouraged
- Comment on blog posts
- Comment on status messages
- Use the Advanced Search on the Members page of our online community to search for and connect to other women in your area.
- Look at our groups page to find groups of women from your area or of similar interest.
Resources you should check out:
Steer Clear of Refined Sugar and White Flour – Huffington Post
Cancer Feeds on Sugar – The consumption of white sugar in the Western diet has increased significantly in the last 100 years (from 11 lbs a year in 1830 to 150 lbs a year at the end of the 20th century). It seems that the increased sugar consumption could be a contributing factor to the cancer epidemic. It is documented that people with diabetes have a higher incidence of cancer. It was discovered by Otto Warburg in Germany that the metabolism of malignant tumors is largely dependent on glucose consumption. When we eat white sugar or white flour (high glycemic index foods) the body releases insulin accompanied by the release of IGF (Insulin-like growth factor) to allow the glucose to enter the cells to stimulate cell growth. Insulin and IGF promote cell growth as well as trigger inflammation in the system. This acts as a fertilizer for tumors.
What Is White Food? – White food generally refers to foods that are white in color and that have been processed and refined, like flour, rice, pasta, bread, crackers, cereal, and simple sugars like table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Natural, unprocessed white foods, such as onions, cauliflower, turnips, white beans, and white potatoes don’t fall into the same category. (Of course, health goes out the window when you deep-fry these or any other vegetables, or slather them with butter, sour cream, or cheese.) The difference between refined white foods and their healthier counterparts is processing and fiber. Most white carbs start with flour that has been ground and refined by stripping off the outer layer, where the fiber is located. Vitamins and/or minerals are frequently added back to enrich the refined product.
Here is a HITT Workout you can try at home.