Healthy 2020: Let’s do week 8

It’s week 8 of the Healthy 2020 challenge and I have never craved chocolate and sweet things so much in my life. However, let’s do week 8 and see how it goes.

First, we need to do the mandatory recap of how far we’ve come.

Mandatory recap

Week 1: Drink 2 litres of water per day

Week 2: Eat breakfast within one hour of waking up (it could have been any breakfast – didn’t have to be healthy)

Week 3: Eat a healthy breakfast (there are plenty of suggestions in the post)

Week 4: Add in two portions of fruits or veggies in your diet per day.

Week 5: Eat your biggest meal of the day at lunchtime

Week 6: Your lunch should be a healthy one, and add two more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet.

Week 7: Start following an eating schedule where you have three main meals a day and two snacks in between.

Challenge for week 8

Last week we started with the eating schedule, but now we’re going to take it a bit further.

The challenge for this week is to plan your meals and snacks ahead of time so that they are as healthy as possible. This means bringing in as much fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and other healthy food into your diet.

This challenge is a bit easier when you put in some effort to buy your healthy food in advance. Let’s say, on a Saturday you go buy all your groceries and healthy food so that you don’t have to run to the shops during the week.

As stated in a previous post, it’s also better to prepare your own food at home and take them to work, because you have more control over the ingredients and portion sizes.

Also, when you make your own food, you’ll be surprised how much money you save than trying to buy healthy food at a restaurant.

Regarding the snacks in between meals, I usually have an apple, carrot or other fruit, or a yogurt. Pretty much anything healthy that keeps me satisfied until the next meal will do.

What do you think? Is week 8 do-able. Let me know – contact details below.



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