WoW! #BeSugarSmart Challenge | WesternCape On Wellness

WoW! #BeSugarSmart Challenge

For the month of November we challenge you to reduce your added sugar intake! 

What should you do?

  • Reduce sugar during November (and thereafter). One day at a time!
  • What to reduce? Select at least one added sugar food item (that you have often) to reduce during November. 
  • Move more: Aim for at least 30min of physical activity on most days of the week.
  • Read food labels: Make sure you read all food labels before just grabbing something from the shelves. 
  • Swap your snacks: Choose healthier snacks that are lower in sugar.
  • Rethink your drink: Drink water. Flavour water by adding natural ingredients such as lemon, apple, strawberry, mint, cucumber, and more.
  • Mindful eating: Get mindful on all of your food choices, start to explore alternative healthy options, eat and enjoy your food with others.
  • Stay motivated: If you fall short, keep going. Get someone to do the challenge with you.

Why should you participate?

  • Some of the benefits that you might experience:
    • Lose weight – this in turn reduces your risk of developing a chronic disease such as diabetes.
    • Improve concentration.
    • Clearer skin.
    • Reset your system.
    • Your taste buds will be adjusted.
    • Sleep better.
    • Improve health.
    • Control you energy levels.
    • Look and feel great in your summer clothing.
    • Save money.

How can I take part?

  • Visit this page over the next few weeks to get regular #BeSugarSmart information.
  • Join the WoW! Facebook Group: WoW! WesternCape on Wellness.
  • Join the WhatsApp Broadcast List: Send “Join WoW!” with your name & surname to: 066 390 6646.
  • You can participate on your own or form your own group of friends/colleagues/family – challenge and support each other.
  • Have a look at the #BeSugarSmart leaflets to get you started:
  • Complete the WoW! Wellness Monitor and capture your results on the WoW! Wellness Passport

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