A Month Without Sugar 2017

This JANUARY 2017 will mark the 10th year of the Month Without Sugar.

If you think sugar is evil and destroying your health, then join us for a month of sugar-kicking, weight loss, and all-around-better-feeling-ness.

How Does It Work?

It is simple, really.

Starting January 1st, you avoid sugar and foods that act like sugar for one month

But the truth is it is not that simple because sugar is the most addicting substance on the planet and if you have ever tried to stop it, you know how hard it can be. We have learned a lot from the many years of doing this challenge and now have a program that works for almost anyone committed to feeling better and losing weight.

What you need to succeed in kicking sugar out of your life is:

  • Knowledge: If you have ever journeyed to a difficult place, you know how important a good guide can be. We have created 30 days of e-mails to help you learn how to avoid cravings, what to eat, and what not to eat.
  • Support: Support means that you have people around you to help you when things get tough. Talk to your friends, family (and even enemies) and have them join you on the program. The more people you can find, the more likely you are to succeed.
  • Inspiration: While staying motivated can be hard, we provide you will all the tools you need to keep going for 30 days.

Are You Ready?

If you are ready to sign up, choose your program and get stared (every program has the option of starting now or in January).

I wish you the best on your journey towards health! — Dr. Scott Olson, ND



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About the Author

I'm Dr. Scott Olson ND. I'm a Naturopathic doctor who specializes in diet, health, nutrition, and alternative medicine. I've written numerous books and articles on health, medicine, and alternative medicine I want to help you get healthy! Take a look at my blog and make sure you join in the conversation!

13 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. mike January 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm -

    couple of small questions? what is the difference between boiled and raw carrots, besides the boiling taking the nutrients out, does it change the GI? Is steming OK? what about Edamame & sugar snap peas? there is a frozen veggie mix I sometimes eat that contain these, should I avoid frozen veggies and just eat fresh raw? Thanks

    • Dr. Scott January 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm -

      Mike, as crazy as it sounds, yes: cooking carrots increases their glycemic index. Part of it seems to be due to breaking down the fiber and making sugars more available, and other part seems to have do with warmth (warm foods may absorb quicker). The peas and edamame are just fine.

      Hope the helps!

      Dr. Scott

      • mike January 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm -

        Dr. Scott, a follow up to the carrots question, concerning GI, what do you consider low GI? I was looking at the GI link that I saw on the website and according to that boiled carrots are considered low GI. I know this is probably not all an exact science (what to ear not to eat) – jut curious. Also what is your opinion of greek yogurt? I usually buy organic and make smoothies with it an fresh fruit & protein powder. thanks again

        • Dr. Scott January 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm -


          The glycemic index of any food can change from person to person, lab to lab, and study to study – that is why you might see different values post on the web. I think, though, that what all the studies have shown is that there are certain characteristics that make a food act more like sugar in our bodies. Certainly all the grains act this way and the more processed the grain, the higher blood sugars.

          I would consider anything under 50 to be low glycemic. As far as the 30 Days go, I would avoid all foods over 50. Afterwards, I still believe in avoiding grains, but the starchy veggies are okay depending on how much you eat (as a small side-dish), your activity level, and your personal reactions. Greek yogurt is fine; it is higher in protein and, therefore, lower glycemic.

          Dr. Scott