Amid the litany of New Year’s resolutions lies health and wellness goals – but beginning your health journey doesn’t have to be something you start and forget about weeks later. The 8-Week Program is your key to making a change and sticking to it. Here's why it’s not just a diet, an empty resolution or a fad – it’s a lifestyle.
Research shows that people intend to prioritise their health and wellbeing in the new year, with goals relating to the topic proving to be the most popular resolutions. These include getting more exercise, eating better and losing weight, with the goal of increased physical activity held by 48% of participants. Another study shows that 70% of New Year’s resolutions centre around general wellbeing, and though these are all well-intentioned resolutions, only 9% stick to their goals, with 23% giving up before the first week’s over and 64% throwing in the towel after a month. But the 8-Week Program doesn’t end after 8 weeks – it equips you with tools and techniques to manage cravings, live healthily and enjoy life as you usher in a future of happiness and wellbeing. Here’s how.
A team of experts rallying behind you
We’ve assembled a team of health and wellbeing experts to guide you through the program – from Sarah Glover, world-renowned celebrity chef, and her exciting recipes to personal trainer of Biggest-Loser prominence, Libby Babet with her fun dance classes, there’s no shortage of dedicated experts. You’ll also have your fellow 8-Week Programmers onside to share stories and experiences in your own Facebook group.
Making fun and healthy recipes
Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring – here on the program, we show you how you can use real, whole ingredients to make delicious brekkies, lunches, dinners and even desserts. That’s right, just because we’ve quit sugar, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the good stuff! From our rendition of the classic peanut butter cup to brownies, muffins and slices, we’ve got it all – minus the sugar, of course.
Here's one of our fun recipes – and there are many more like this you’ll have to look forward to.
Tortilla Hot Dogs
- 2 tsp (10ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 500g Pork Sausage
8 Tortilla Wraps
1 cup Tasty Cheese, grated
Slaw (alternatively buy a pre-mixed slaw but remove the dressing)
¼ Green Cabbage, shredded
¼ Red Cabbage, shredded
2 Carrots, julienned
½ cup Corn
1 tbsp (20ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika, optional
- ¼ tsp Pepper
5 Large Potatoes, cut into chips
¼ cup (65ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp Garlic Powder
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and prepare a baking tray.
- Combine potato, oil and garlic powder in a large bowl. Spread out on a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly crisped.
- Blitz tomatoes, oil, salt, paprika and pepper in a blender until combined.
- Heat oil in a medium frying pan (or barbecue plate) and cook sausages until cooked through by continually rotating.
- Combine all slaw ingredients in a large bowl.
- Place sausage in a tortilla wrap, with cheese. Serve alongside slaw and chips.
Making exercise fun
From low-impact, relaxing Pilates exercise videos to dance sessions, we’ve always got a number of fun, enjoyable and stress-free exercises shared in the program. Whether you have high or low mobility, there’s something to suit your needs. Here at I Quit Sugar, we believe combining exercise with healthy food is one of the best ways to make your health goals happen – after all, New research has found that while diet may be more impactful than exercise, a combination of a both leads to far better health benefits. It also supports mental health, with the American Psychological Association revealing that that just 5 minutes of exercise can boost our mood!
Sounds good, right? If you’re ready to take your life back into your control and get started on your health journey in 2023, we’re here to help. Join us for the 8-Week Program where we’ll be quitting sugar and turning our health dreams into a reality. When you sign up with us, you’ll have access to clear-cut meal plans, community support and exclusive access to our sugar-free content. Here’s what’s on offer:
- 8 weeks of meal plans and shopping lists.
- 90+ member-only recipes.
- Community forums to share your journey.
- Support and guidance from the I Quit Sugar team.
- Exclusive content from our panel of experts.
So, if you’re ready to ditch sugar and the host of maladies that come with it, it’s not too late to join. We’d love to help you get started on your health journey. Sign up HERE today!
I Quit Sugar
January 04, 2023
We’re so glad it helped Margaret, all the best for your health journey!