“In 2012 about 56 million people died throughout the world; 620,000 of them died due to human violence (war killed 120,000 people, and crime killed another 500,000). In contrast, 800,000 committed suicide, and 1.5 million died of diabetes. Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder.”

Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

 

How can you argue with those numbers?  

 You can’t.  Sugar can no longer be ignored for what it is – as a destroyer of life.

So now you’re on the doorstep of making a powerful change; quitting sugar for good.  It’s got you in a grip of wanting that’s hard to shake.

It’s B I G!  It’s scary. It’s a BEHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal – but you’re good for it because how you’re feeling right now is unbearable.

You can point your finger at sugar. Blame it hard!  It’s everywhere and it has sucked the life out of you.  You may not have realized it.

Why?  Because sugar is in every modern food, and even some you wouldn’t suspect.  You eat sugar all the time whether you want to or not.

Are you ready to face the challenge?

FACT: The fewer sweets you eat, the less you crave them.

“Sugar is for the body as narcissism is for the soul. Both pleasures kill.”

Robin Sacredfire

And I was slowly killing myself once too. I once had a sugar habit so bad I had gained 84 pounds of unhealthy weight, was borderline diabetic, and experiencing heart issues all while feeling like a sloppy mess.  Hypoglycemic events would hit me unexpectedly and suddenly I’d be face down in the strawberries at the grocery store.

I was a disaster. 

Truth: I didn’t know that my diet made me that way.  I was ignorant of the facts. Sure my bad habits did too but I had a powerful experience that helped me T R A N S F O R M my life.  I took sugar out of my life and won back the exhilaration of feeling amazing AF!

 

Back to your BEHAG.  You want to quit sugar.  But what will you be eating?

 

After my massive transformation and what I learned about the negative effects of sugar, I created my very popular Strike Sugar program. It’s a 4-week online program that walks you through, step by step on how to loosen the grip of this sweet menace, and take back your life! 

Here’s a day of eating, what I eat, and what you’ll be eating, to help you imagine yourself in the Strike Sugar program. I want you to see that quitting sugar DOES NOT mean quitting food all together and it can actually be delicious!

I hope you are ready for a massive change.  The kind of change that will knock your socks off along with excess pounds, inflammation, irritability, cravings, and more …

Here we go …

One day of STRIKE SUGAR eating with TOSCA RENO

Plan for 5-6 smaller meals during your day.

BREAKFAST

Turmeric Eggs with Wilted Spinach (See Recipe Below)

Black coffee 

Hydrate: 500ml – 1000ml water

MID-MORNING SNACK

2 Tbsp Eat Clean Hummus*(See Recipe Below)

1 cup raw veggies – carrots, celery, asparagus

OR 

2 Tbsp natural nut butter

1 apple

LUNCH

Build your base with 2 cups of mixed salad greens – lots of colour please, especially red leaves.

Top with 1 cup chopped salad veggies like sliced mushrooms, celery, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, or any other veggie you like.

Fresh herbs – toss chives, basil and cilantro into the mix.

Deliver crunch with 2 Tbsp mixed nuts and seeds (omit if you don’t eat these).

Protein it up with ½ cup chickpeas or 2 HBE’s (Hard Boiled Eggs).  

Use another protein source if you prefer.  You can try chicken thighs or breast meat, turkey, tempeh, or tofu.

Dress with Apple Cider Vinegar and olive oil and a dash of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.

Season with pink Himalayan salt and black pepper.

MID-AFTERNOON SNACK

2 HBE’s (Hard Boiled Eggs)

C – 1 ½ cups raw veggies.

DINNER

2 cups steamed broccoli (you can do a mix of 1 cup broccoli and 1 cup other vegetables like asparagus)

½ baked sweet potato

Grilled salmon filet topped with fresh salsa.* (See Recipe Below)

*Note that commercially prepared salsa often has sugar in it.  Look for sugar-free or make your own, also sugar-free, please.

HYDRATION – 3 Liters of water per day

THAT’S IT!

Think you can handle it?  I do!  Dive in now

There’s no getting around it! It’s time to take your health back. Quit sugar this way 

Hugs and sugar-free LOVE!

“The link between sucrose and obesity, with its compounding symptoms of high blood pressure, high blood glucose, high cholesterol, as well as ancillary conditions such as migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux disease, and other chronic health issues, is irrefutable.”

Richard P. Jacoby

Turmeric Eggs with Wilted Spinach

Turmeric Eggs with Wilted Spinach

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs, any way you like but poached or easy over are best
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, wilted (you can also use fresh Swiss Chard)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric

Instructions

  1. Prepare your eggs. Set aside but keep warm.
  2. Wilt spinach or chard in water, with ground turmeric, in a medium fry pan.
  3. Remove greens from pan and let drain on paper towel to remove excess moisture (if any).
  4. Place your wilted spinach greens in a shallow soup bowl.
  5. Slice avocado and arrange over greens.
  6. Layer eggs over greens.
  7. Dust with pink Himalayan salt.
  8. NB: Optionally you can roast a sweet potato and place the entire  egg creation on top of half of the roasted sweet potato.
Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean® Hummus

Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean® Hummus

Yield: 5 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • Juice of 2 fresh lemons
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the food processor. Process until smooth.  Store in a glass container until ready for use.
Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean® Salsa

Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean® Salsa

Yield: 2-3 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped fine
  • 2 clove minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp dried cumin
  • Hand full chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded, deveined, chopped fine pieces
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. All ingredients can be placed in a food processor and briefly pulsed to make the salsa.  Or you can hand chop everything.

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