Could you go 20 days without any refined sugar?
It sure wouldn’t be easy. In the U.S., food producers sneak the sweet stuff into almost everything we eat — seriously, start reading food labels (if you dare) and check out Fed Up on Netflix if you want to be terrified of eating anything ever again that you didn’t make yourself.
But the fact that sugar is so hard to escape in the U.S. means that many of us eat way too much of it, prompting some to challenge themselves to cut refined sugar completely out of their diets, including Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson.
“I lost the NO (refined) SUGAR CHALLENGE after 20 days…had a scary taxi ride and succumbed to ice-cream & Mars Bar…but back on wagon,” she revealed Monday on Twitter.
I lost the NO (refined) SUGAR CHALLENGE after 20 days…had a scary taxi ride and succumbed to ice-cream & Mars Bar…but back on wagon x
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 20, 2015
“I’m going great, feeling great, resisting all processed sugar,” she added, in response to another Twitter user who asked her abut how the difficult diet was going.
The response from other fans was largely positive. Many replied to Wilson’s first tweet to show their support or their solidarity if they, too, were on a mission to cut sugar from their own diets.
“U did NOT lose. I cut sugar on May 1, cheated with beignets in New Orleans last week. U r back on the wagon so you’re a #WINNER,” one wrote.
Another chimed in, “Dont sweat it girl.we’ve all been there.. My drug of choice would have been sour patch kids and a 3 musketeer but i support u [sic].”
Earlier this year, Wilson spoke candidly to Australia’s Daily Life about her weight and how it’s affected her career.
“I took something that was seen as a disadvantage — no one thinks, if you’re fat, that you’re going to be an actress and everyone’s going to love you — and turned it into a positive,” she said. “I do have these dreams, like, ‘What if I just went to a health farm and lost 50 kilos? What would happen? Would it affect my career? But then I think, that’s never going to happen.”