Swimsuit season is coming (sooner some places than others). With this season looming…coming, I have decided to take the 30 day food challenge. I hope you all try it out with me.
For 30 days-Cut (soda, sugary juices, fast food, fried food, packaged sweets, packaged snacks, white bread and pasta, fatty meats, fatty and processed foods)
Limit (salt, caffeine, and alcohol)
Get (8-10 glasses of water a day, 1 fruit or vegetable with every meal, 1 fruit or vegetable with every snack, whole grains)
Yes I am sad to see my coffee cup go but it will be worth it at the end of the month. To help me with this challenge I have also decided to follow the 10 Commandments of weight loss.
1-lifestyle not a diet
Change your life and make changes you will keep, don’t just try to change your diet
make an exercise and meal plan to stay on track and keep from reaching for whatever is there
Eat smaller portions at regular intervals throughout the day instead of three heavy meals
4-learn to leave food on your plate
Not sure I agree with this one, I hate wasting food. I would just serve smaller portions
5-never feel deprived
Eat food that keeps you full, not food that makes you hungry in a few minutes
6-make a meal out of it
Plan meals out and keep it healthy 🙂
Take your time and follow the 8th commandment, my sister told me to start using chopsticks because it makes me slow down because I am still awkward with them
8-enjoy your food
Eat food you like, don’t force yourself to eat things you hate
Get up, get out and move it! Dance, jump rope, run, do whatever exercise you enjoy doing
10-get enough sleep
Yet another reason to catch your 8 to 7 hours of Z’s
Check out our instagram, @inbetweenthoughtsblog for updates on my progress, what I’m eating and what exercises I’m doing. Feel free to give us updates on your progress and any ideas on recipes and exercises.