Team Sugarfree

Day 4 without refined sugar... or whatever you’ve given up.

Hey team! Good solid start and we have raised 10% of our $1k goal! 4days seems like no time at all, but, especially in the case of sugar, this is the toughest time as our bodies start to release the toxins stored up through the sugar intake and we start to feel the slumps and tire more easily. Instead of reaching for that sugary pick-me-up, I’ve found other ways to keep my energy up - going for a walk, going to the gym, seeing art exhibitions, catching up with supportive friends, to name but a few. If the sugar craving starts to hit, I either drink a glass of water or have a cup of tea. If the craving is too strong for those things, then I resort to a teaspoonful of coconut oil. It gives an instant feeling of ‘yup, I’m done’ through its oil content, and through the flavour, that you either are satisfied or you feel a little sick and no need for sugar then (hush, Mary Poppins, that is not true!). If that still doesn’t work for you, then add a teaspoonful of natural pure honey to the oil, and bam, instant sugar craving fixed. I would not recommend overdoing this, though.

Anyway, welcome one and all, and stick through this toughest part of the journey as we almost complete a week of Banuary!

Our Story

We're challenging each other to BAN sugar for 31 days this January to support Cancer Council in their mission for a cancer free future.

Because 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, we're getting healthier and raising funds and show our support.

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Karen Dickson

Good on you Emma, love Mum and Dad


Bonnie Latif

You're sweet enough anyway xx



You're a good man, Ed. As my grandma used to say, 'You don't need to add sugar. You're sweet enough."


Tamara Ng

Hey Doris, Nice work with Banuary! You have my and Gary’s support! Tamara


Kaytee Nicholls



Tracey Kent

Good job Freddy


Dor Wong


Edward Kent


Robyn Lewington

Very proud of you Em its a great cause. Keep up the great work!


Bob Kent

Go for it mate... Cheers...


Katerina H

Well done babe


Jim Sydney

Well done Ed. For a good cause too. I lost a family member and a friend to cancer. A few friends had undergone or are undergoing treatment. Best of luck.


Nathan Riddell



Yuko, Go fo it!



Good on you Yuko! You've inspired me too!