#MOVETHATLYMPH September Sugar Withdrawal Food Challenge Registration


Challenge duration: Sept 15 – Oct 15, 2019

Registration Closed:  Sept 20, 2019

This is the perfect close for summer to decongest!  If you are NEW to lymphedema and no one has told you that food is a potential trigger for swelling, it can definitely be a source for more inflammation. The catch is everyone is different, so the triggers are NOT the same for all.  

We all have different reactions based on different factors in our lives.  Factors involved include but are not limited to:

  • Genetics
  • Environment
  • Food allergies
  • Co-existing conditions like diabetes, lipedema, etc.

Thus, this is a self-customized challenge for you to choose to reduce your own triggers associated with sugar. While my polls are unscientific, over 150 people responded to the following categories in our group with some additional suggestions. 

Challenge Categories

Based on the most recent poll, the following categories ranked as the top foods people with lymphedema are looking to reduce or completely eliminate.

  • Sweets and Pastries (ice cream, candy, chocolate, etc.) – Led the pack with 88 out of 230 votes in the poll. 
  • Breads, Tortillas, etc.
  • Pasta
  • Alcohol
  • Snacks (Potato Chips, etc.)
  • Beverages (Sodas, Sweet Tea, etc.)
  • Rice
  • Starchy Vegetables
  • Sugary Vegetables
  • Dressings, Sauces, & Condiments

Challenge Overview

  • You will receive a virtual ribbon number as your identifier in the challenges.  Use it as your hashtag in addition to #lymphiestrong #movethatlymph and  #feedyourlymph (optional)
  • Short challenge – Only 1 month!
  • Streamlined registration / Centralized instructions and inbox pages from the 2019 #MOVETHATLYMPH Challenge Series menu on this blog.
  • A private group will be created

Sign-Up & Challenge Process

  1. Before filling out the form below, make sure you have read the entire #MOVETHATLYMPH Sugar Withdrawal Food Challenge!
  2. Submit the registration fee.
  3. Submit the registration form.
  4. Upon receipt of payment and form, you will receive a virtual ribbon number via email to use as a hashtag in your check-in posts along with a link to a closed group to join if you are on Facebook. 
  5. Submit your check-ins.
  6. Have fun! 🙂

1. Submit Registration Fee Here:


Instruction for payment – To pay $15, enter 1 in the box. To pay $30, enter a 2 for optional gift and so forth. Click on the Pay with PayPal button. Thank you.


2. Submit Registration Form Here:

3. Email Confirmation

Check your Spam or Junk folder in your email inbox if you do not receive your virtual ribbon number within 1-2 days.


Always consult your personal medical provider before making any changes to your diet.  Our full disclaimer is here.

Questions & FAQ

There is no t-shirt or swag for this event. Questions or communications may be submitted to the #MOVETHATLYMPH Virtual Challenge Volunteer FAQ & Inbox.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to reach the form.  It is not monitored on the weekends.

Good Luck and Wishing You Awesome Lymphatic Health!

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