Health & Wellness Over 50s Lifestyle

Could you give up Sugar for 40 days?

January 29, 2024

Do you crave sugar? Could you give it up? Allison Liu a Brain Health Coach might just be able to help. Allison was my guest on the Women Living Well Podcast earlier last year and we discussed ‘Optimizing your brain health’. I’ve included the link again to the post which includes a link to the podcast or the Youtube video of our interview. It certainly is well worth a listen.

Optimizing your Brain Health – it’s never too late – Allison Liu

40-Day Sugar Fast Challenge

40-Day Sugar Fast Challenge. I’m thinking of taking the challenge myself!

I’m thrilled to share an exciting opportunity to improve your health and well-being. Allison Liu, a former guest on “Women Living Well After 50” and Brain Health Coach, is inviting you to join her 40-Day Sugar Fast during Lent this year.

Are you tired of feeling sluggish, experiencing mood swings, and struggling with sugar cravings? The Sugar Fast is a transformative program designed to help you regain control over your relationship with sugar and improve your overall well-being.

By participating in the Sugar Fast, you’ll experience a wide range of benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Improved Mood: Say goodbye to those energy crashes and mood swings caused by sugar consumption. The Sugar Fast will help stabilize your blood sugar levels, leading to a more balanced and positive mood.
  • Enhanced Memory and Mental Sharpness: Excessive sugar intake can impair cognitive function. By reducing your sugar intake, you’ll notice improved memory, focus, and mental clarity.
  • Control Sugar Cravings: The Sugar Fast provides you with effective strategies to overcome sugar cravings. You’ll learn how to listen to your body’s true hunger signals and make conscious food choices that nourish and energize you.
  • Recalibrate Your Relationship with Sugar: The Sugar Fast is not about deprivation or strict diets. It’s about creating a healthier and more sustainable relationship with sugar. You’ll learn how to enjoy treats in moderation and make informed choices that support your long-term health goals.
  • Increased Awareness of Food Choices: Throughout the Sugar Fast, you’ll develop a increased sense of awareness about the foods you consume. You’ll learn to read labels, identify hidden sugars, and make informed decisions that align with your health and wellness goals.

This fast isn’t like any other. It is aimed at raising awareness about the impact of excessive sugar consumption on our mood, memory and mental sharpness. I love Allison’s passion to help people protect their brains!

During the Sugar Fast, she’ll provide you with practical strategies, expert insights, and a supportive community to help you reduce your sugar intake and create healthier habits. Together, you’ll explore the latest research, share personal experiences, and empower each other to make positive changes.

Here’s to a healthier, happier you in 2024!

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply marsha57 January 29, 2024 at 06:40

    I rarely add sugar to anything, but I’ve also discovered sugar is hiding in so many of our foods. I really try to limit that hidden sugar, too. Thanks for sharing the information, Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 29, 2024 at 10:43

      Hi Marsha, my husband has Diabetes Type 2 so we need to watch sugar intake. It is the hidden sugars that many people don’t understand or realise they are consuming. x

  • Reply Suzanne January 29, 2024 at 09:51

    Sue, I could give up sugar for 40 days, but I don’t consume enough of it to be a problem. I have never been a big dessert eater, (even though Malcolm makes some amazing treats) and I never add sugar to anything. The thing I do abuse is sugar substitutes. I committed to cutting out the bulk of that by quitting diet sodas and have only had three since January 1. Baby steps.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 29, 2024 at 10:44

      good for you with your commitment to cutting back sugar substitutes. Mike has Diabetes Type 2 so we are vigilent with our sugar intake. I do sometimes enjoy a dessert but try to limit those. Everything in moderation. Have a lovely week and hope you are both doing okay x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections January 29, 2024 at 09:53

    Hi, Sue – I’m like Marsha (and you). I rarely add sugar to anything and do try to limit it. But the hidden sugars are the real killers!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 29, 2024 at 10:45

      Yes they are the real killers, Donna and many people don’t realise they are still consuming sugar because they don’t read the labels on the packs. Low fat items are full of sugar to make them taste better. x

  • Reply Joanne February 3, 2024 at 01:24

    I try so hard to limit our sugar intake as well but those hidden sugars are so sneaky! We keep trying to purposefully move toward a more whole foods diet.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 5, 2024 at 10:34

      Hi Joanne it is definitely the hidden sugars that we get caught up with, isn’t it? x

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