Cutting out sugar with The 61-Day Challenge

A new study is out that when you take away sugar from kids and teenagers it can make a big difference in 10 days.

There's also a challenge to have all of us to get rid of the sugar in our diets.

"When they took out the sugar what they found was kids had a decrease in their cholesterol and a decrease in their overall weight," said Dr. Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback, DMC Harper/Hutzel Hospital.

Not all calories are created and we are getting too much sugar.

"The processed sugar is the worst,' Uddyback said. "The non-refined sugar does the most damage."

Eating fruit is okay, but eating junk is what's bad.

Imana Minard took the 61 Day Challenge last year and lost 15 pounds. She is cutting out fried food, no soda pop, less sugar, more steps and eating more fruit.

The DMC 61-Day Challenge kicks off Nov. 1. You can go online and take a pledge to eat healthy for 61 days too. Go to  for all the information.


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