If you’re on board the sugar free train (or at least considering it), we applaud you. But we know, this road can be the one less travelled, and we’d never want you to feel alone. That’s why we’ve written this – so you can get your besties involved too, and you can all benefit together. Here’s how.
Lead by example. If you’ve been reading our articles on the detrimental impact of sugar (such as this one); then you’ll know that your body will be feeling a lot better with the removal of the sweet stuff. Rather than force people to make the switch, let your glowing skin, natural energy (especially in the morning) and enthusiasm for wholesome cuisine be the drawcard that intrigues them. And, when the time is right, share your secret.
If you’re all going into this together at the same time, then type it up and give everyone a copy. Goals that are written and shared have a tenfold greater chance of succeeding than those which have neither of these factors. Making a commitment to your gal-pals or partner holds you accountable to not only your own conscience, but to theirs as well. Naturally, we don’t want to let them down, so it’s much easier to pass on that scoop of ice cream in favour of a piece of pineapple.
Have a party. Seriously. Especially for all your friends who think that healthy = boring, gather friends and hold a dinner or afternoon BBQ filled with delicious treats – just check out the recipes on this website for inspiration! Throw some of your favourite r’n’b tunes on your Beatbox, wear funny hats, decorate with flowers and make the best snapchat stories ever. Why? To celebrate the collective decision to treat your bodies like the temples they are.
See, going sugar free is definitely fun, doesn’t have to destroy your social life (point #3 would imply it will most likely improve it), and will make you feel great. So really, what do you have to lose?
Written by Olivia Arezzolo, model, personal trainer and nutritional medicine student. She’s the go-to girl of her friends when it comes to finding sugar free options, as she spends a significant portion of her time in cafes and restaurants both in Bali (current home) and Sydney / Melbourne (previous homes). More of her sugar free insight can be seen on her website – www.oliviaarezzolo.com.au.