The principle of the 21 Day Optimal Health Challenge is simple, yet profound. For 21 days, wean yourself off of two addictive stimulants that make you lose control of your appetite, cause you to gain weight and increase your stress: sugar and caffeine.
Experience more energy, improved mood, and increased health as your body recovers from the roller coaster ride of energy highs and lows. Join millions of Americans who are taking back their health by avoiding unhealthy, addictive foods and beverages that lead to chronic illness and dependency on prescription drugs. By achieving balanced blood sugar through a healthy diet, we can stem the tide of today's "diabesity" epidemic by reversing obesity that causes type ll diabetes and heart diseease.
AFTER 21 DAYS:
KEEP IN MIND: This is just for 21 days. You can do it!
Let’s Get Started!
1. Kick The Caffeine Habit
The goal of Teeccino’s Kick The Caffeine Habit Program is to help you gradually wean yourself off caffeine by giving your body enough time to adjust to less and less caffeine daily. This gradual withdrawal from caffeine will help you avoid unpleasant symptoms like headaches, nausea, and muscle aches that are caused by a sudden drop in caffeine intake.
The program is based on blending Teeccino with your regular coffee in gradual amounts over a two-week period that can be adjusted on an individual basis. If you want to drink ready-to-go brewed coffee at a cafe or at the office, we recommend you carry a thermos of brewed Teeccino that you can blend with coffee in the cup. Or take Teeccino Tee-bags with you for a fresh brewed cup on-the-go!
Wean Yourself Gradually To Avoid Withdrawal Symptoms
Start by blending your normal coffee 3/4 to 1/4 Teeccino Caffeine-free Herbal Coffee in the filter. Gradually reduce the percentage of your coffee over a two to three week period until you are drinking 100% Teeccino. You should be able to avoid the painful withdrawal symptoms and also gradually adjust your body to less reliance on stimulants.
Use the following proportions if you make a 10-cup pot of coffee daily:
|Day(s)||Regular Coffee||Teeccino||Day(s)||Regular Coffee||Teeccino|
|1-3||4 tbsp||1 tbsp||10||1 1/2 tbsp||3 1/2 tbsp|
|4-6||3 tbsp||2 tbsp||11||1 tbsp||4 tbsp|
|7-9||2 tbsp||3 tbsp||12-13||1/2 tbsp||4 1/2 tbsp|
|Day 14 - No Regular Coffee, 5 tablespoons Teeccino|
2. Reduce Your Sugar Intake:
Sweets to Avoid:
Sweets you can eat:
3. Healthy foods you can enjoy:
Lunch & Dinner
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4. Healthy beverages to replace caffeinated sodas, coffee and tea:
5. Dealing with Energy Slumps:
We all experience them when we least want them. Those moments when we wish we could take a nap but we're in a meeting, or taking care of others, or have a deadline to meet. Here's how your can deal with them to get steam generated that will keep you going:
Health Educators Speak Out About Caffeine And Sugar:
The Thrive Diet:
“If stimulation is used when it will not help you achieve something of value, it is an uncomplimentary stress. I consider coffee drinking an uncomplimentary stress. I view it as a form of credit, similar to shopping with a credit card. You get energy now that you don’t actually have, but you pay for it later – when the “bill” or fatigue hits. Simply drinking more coffee to put off the inevitable is like paying off one credit card with another: It will catch up with you sooner or later. You’ll most likely pay a high interest rate as well, needing more time to recover than if that energy had not been borrowed in the first place.”
“Food cravings, usually for sugary or starchy foods, are often telltale sign that the diet lacks nutrients or is tired. Cravings and chronic hunger, if not addressed, will lead to weight gain and fatigue in the short term and, in the long term, any number of health problems.”
“Nutritional stress, for the average North American, is by far the greatest source of uncomplimentary stress…Not eating enough natural, unprocessed foods rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, high-quality protein, fiber, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and good bacteria (probiotics) is a major source of stress on our bodies…Not having enough nutrients in our diet is a form of nutritional stress and therefore produces a stress response.”
Healthy Living From the Inside Out
“If you use caffeine throughout the day, then time and again you’re forcing your adrenals to respond as if there’s an emergency. It’s no wonder that when this becomes a habit it puts great wear and tear on the body…Without a regular intake, you feel withdrawal symptoms, such as powerful headaches. During one notorious episode when I quit coffee cold turkey at the height of my habit, I forgot all my lines on the TV show I was filming and the crew resorted to holding cue cards saying, “please have some java!’. Coffee had such an effect on my wiring that without it, I was turned upside down.”
Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin,
“We all know how difficult it is to stay away from sugar. But if you don’t exorcise this demon from your diet, you will never be a skinny bitch. Take a look around your kitchen and become aware of all the places the devil is lurking. Probably in places you wouldn’t ever expect to find ‘him’. Read the ingredients of your breakfast cereals, breads, crackers, junk foods, everything. Sugar is like crack, and food manufacturers know that if they add it to their products, you’ll keep on coming back for more.”
Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons,
Potatoes Not Prozac
“Yes, you can be addicted to sugar, to sweet foods and to white-flour products that your body responds to as sugars. This addiction is physiological and affects the same biochemical systems in your body as do drugs like morphine and heroin. You can actually get high on sugar. Eating it can make you feel euphoric immediately afterwards. If you don’t have your regular sugar “fix”, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Yes, You can become physiologically dependent upon the effect sugars have on your body.”
Dr. Ron Rosedale,
The Rosedale Diet
"Excess sugar poses a far greater threat to your body than excess fat (which isn’t good either, but is not quite as bad as sugar – diabetes can kill you faster!). When sugar combines with the proteins in your body (called glycation), it triggers chemical reactions that can be very damaging to healthy cells and can cause aging, disease, and death. Sugar burning also promotes the formation of potentially high amounts of toxic chemicals called free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules that can damage cells and ultimately lead to numerous diseases. My hunch is, the body probably burns off sugar first as a defense mechanism to protect you from the potentially lethal effects of sugar. Thus, if we bombard our bodies with sugar-producing foods, it becomes harder for our bodies to switch to fat-burning mode.”
The information in the 21-Day Challenge is for educational purposes only. If you have a health condition, please consult with a physician. The information in this challenge is not meant to used in place of a doctor’s advice.