Sugar-Free Challenge - CrossFit Lake Placid

4-Week Sugar-Free Challenge


Start to Finish

Wednesday, January 23 – Tuesday, February  19  (4 weeks)

Entry Fee

$60. Cash Only.

Includes DEXA Scan Pre & Post Challenge.

DEXA Scans will be the most accurate way to measure the changes of your body fat percentage and lean muscle mass over the course of the 4 weeks.

About the Challenge

For 4 weeks, we are challenging you to remove any form of sugar or sweetener from your diet. This includes all forms of natural sugars as well, i.e. honey, maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar, etc.

There is a vast body of research available explaining the harmful effects of sugar consumption on increased disease, inflammation, and weight gain. It is our goal to show how going sugar-free for 4 weeks will already begin to reveal the health benefits that will ultimately lead you to a better quality of life.

Scoring/Final Ranking

The Challenge will consist of a point system, based on your adherence to the strict No Sugar Policy.
1 Point will be awarded for a clean, sugar-free day of eating. 
0 Points awarded for a day where any bit of sugar was consumed.    

We are also asking that you only sparely eat starches, grains, and fruit throughout the 4 week Challenge. For the sake of this Challenge, we are considering this to mean, no more than 2 servings combined per day. This could be 1 grain plus 1 fruit, or 2 servings of either, but no more than 2 servings combined per day.  Choose other veggies first if possible. Consumption over this allotted amount will yield 0 points earned for that particular day.

Yes, we know this is strict with little room for flexibility. But it’s only 4 weeks and in order to experience results in such a short time frame, you’ve got to be all in.

All Points will be recorded on the Sugar-Free Whiteboard kept at the gym. Please be sure to record your score on a regular basis, preferably daily. Do not wait until the end to record all your points.


The top 3 participants with the highest overall adherence score at the end of the 4 weeks will be deemed the Challenge Winners, and will split the Cash Prize. The more participants, the bigger the prize.

In addition, all participants will have the chance to win back their Entry Fee, by losing 4% or more of their initial body fat. This will be determined by the Pre and Post Challenge DEXA Scan. Pre Challenge DEXA Scans are to be completed no earlier than Monday, January 21. Post Challenge DEXA Scans are to be completed no later than Thursday, February 21. Scans performed outside these dates will not qualify to win back your Entry Fee.

Tie Breaker

In the case of a tie for our top participants, we will rank participants based off of their change in body fat percentage from their first DEXA Scan to their final DEXA Scan. The participant with the greater difference will win the tie-breaker.