The holidays can be a time of unhealthy eating. Normally, I enjoy the holidays a little too much and end up gaining weight. Previously, this didn’t really bother me as I could lose the additional weight by just returning to my normal eating and working out habits. However, over the last few years, this holiday weight has been much harder to lose. Therefore, I try not to eat too much or too many treats, especially around the holidays. That being said, I believe if you are filling your body with healthy foods, making healthy choices is easier.
A simple step to healthier eating is to add more fruits and vegetables to our diet. This sounds easy, but unfortunately most Americans aren’t getting the recommended amounts of fruits and veggies. I thought I was eating healthy and eating lots of fruits and veggies until I started tracking my food intake. It turns out, I wasn’t eating as many as I thought.
So, I decided that if this challenge would help me, it could help others too. In this challenge, a fruit or vegetable (or both) will be consumed at every meal. That’s it! Hopefully, keeping it simple will make you say “challenge accepted!” (Anyone else miss How I met your Mother?)
My plan is to post my favorite fruit and vegetable recipes here at SATZ. I hope you will share with me some of your favorites, too!
You can challenge yourself even more by making sure you are drinking at least eight cups of water a day. Additionally, if you would really like to kick-start your progress, check out the reboot I will also be doing.
The challenge will begin November 1st and I hope you will join me. Invite your family and friends to get healthier and join in the fun! I’d love to hear all about your journey. Please leave any comments below or on our Facebook page.
To your health,
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This is great! I started doing this a couple of months ago with my snacks, pretty much! Instead of eating a “snack food”, I eat a fruit or a veggie!
Good for you! That is a great way to get healthier!
Such a great challenge! I’ve been slacking on the water drinking recently. Thanks to my dh, I’ve been doing better about eating fruit at night instead of grabbing something sweet.
Thank you! That is a great idea for nighttime munchies! Thanks for sharing.
I really need to eat more fruit and veggies!
sounds like a great challenge!
great challenge. i’m in. i love fruits and veggies.
Wonderful! I’ll be posting some recipes and other ideas, so check back. I would love to hear yours, too!