Hey Athletes! Well, it’s been a while since our last nutrition challenge so we thought we’d slide in one more right smack between Halloween and Thanksgiving to help us finish out 2012 on a not-so-sugary high ;).

And so my fellow athletes, may I introduce you to a program that will smack the pants off your sugar cravings, help you stare temptation straight in the face and say “No Thanks,” a cool, quick, 21 day program that will help turn you into the fat burning, energy filled, WoD killing beast you are inside.


Coach Lina’s 21 Day Sugar Detox

It’s Time to Get Off the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster!

Thursday November 1 through Wednesday November 21


Have You Experienced the Sugar Blues?

  • Afternoon Drops in Energy
  • Skins Issues
  • Sugar Cravings
  • Mood Swings
  • Hunger After Eating or Constant Hunger
  • Issues with Athletic Performance
  • Struggles with Weight Loss

If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, or if you are looking for a way to take your health and wellness goals to the next level, then a 21 day break from sugar may be just the thing for you!

So if you are ready to kick your physical and psychological addiction to sweets… sign up here!

Once you register, send me an email at lina@thefoundrychicago.com and I will sent you all the program details including an awesome sauce recipe guide from our very own Megan Raysby!!

Finally, though your reason for taking on this challenge may have nothing to do with weight loss, we will be conducting complimentary baseline measurements on Thursday November 1, day one of the challenge!

So here’s my final pump up speech. Guys, it’s 21 days…3 weeks….not even a month. This program is such a great way to check-yo’self. The more little steps we take to get healthy the less grand our New Year’s Resolutions have to be. It’s the steps we take each day that make us better, healthier, and stronger…not the ginormous promises we set for ourselves in the future. We encourage you to take this opportunity to engage in a fun and healthy nutrition challenge with your fellow athletes.

The basic rules are below and once you sign up you will receive all the deets:

The Detox Basics: What We’re Cutting Out for 21 Days:

Grains: including wheat, buckwheat, quinoa, corn, barley, oats, millet, rye, pastas, bread, crackers, cookies, etc.

Legumes: including beans, chickpeas, hummus, peanuts, and soy

Fruit: (yes fruit), including fruit products like juice, puree, and dried fruit. Lemons and Limes are an exception! Level 1 participants may eat 1 small fist size serving of low Glycemic Index fresh fruit like berries or citrus with either breakfast OR lunch. 

White Potatoes

Dairy: with the exception of organic butter and heavy cream

Processed Foods & Sweeteners: including salad dressing and soy sauce (read your labels!) Anything Diet or Artificially sweetened – including mints and gum

Beverages like: alcohol, juice, milk, soy/rice/hemp milk, coconut water, protein shakes with added sweeteners. Level 1 participants may consume protein shakes with minimal ingredients and limited sweeteners. Please stay away from ALL artificial sweeteners if you’re opting for a protein shake

All types of sugar and sweeteners including: Honey, Maple Syrup, Agave Nectar, Sugar, Coconut Sugar, Date Sugar….ANY SUGAR

Sweet Potato & Winter Squashes: ONLY to be eaten after completing an intense 20-minute+ CrossFit workout or 60+ minutes of endurance activity. Serving sizes allowed: 1/2 cup sweet potato or 1 cup butternut squash. Test out the timing that works best for you and add these foods either before OR after your workout!

Let me know if you have any other questions!


Yours in Fitness & in Health,

Coach Lina

Caught Red Handed 😉