Healthy 2020: Week 11

It’s Healthy 2020 Week 11 and what a time to be alive – literally. The Corona Virus is here in South Africa; the news broke on Thursday. Guess who caught a cold on Wednesday? This germaphobe blonde. No, I don’t have Covid-19 (thank God) but people do keep asking me if I’ve been overseas recently.

Since we’re still alive, let’s try to keep it that way with our healthy lifestyle changes.

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.

Week 8: Start planning your meals ahead of time

Week 9: Replace refined carbs (like white bread, pasta, etc.) with whole wheat alternatives.

Week 10: Slowly start reducing your sugar intake

The challenge for week 11

We’re still on a mission to cut unhealthy foods out of your diet and replace them with healthier options. This week you have to try to stay away from oil.

Firstly, if you do have to use oil you can always opt to rather use coconut or olive oil. They are much healthier. Secondly, you’ll be surprised by how many meals you can bake instead of fry, and they are still super tasty. For example, my mom always bakes potato chips and they are delicious and much healthier than if she were to fry it.

There is also this great thing called an air fryer. It’s an amazing machine. Obviously, it doesn’t use oil to cook your food, plus it’s fast and you can leave it to do its thing and go on with your life. The best thing of all, it prepares healthier meals as opposed to frying, and the food is still tasty and crispy.

Like I said in a previous post it’s better to prepare your food at home and then take that to work, etc. because then you can control the amount of sugar, fat, and salt in it. An air fryer is a perfect addition to your kitchen if you’re trying to live healthier.


I hope these weekly challenges help you – they are definitely helping me (even though I have the misfortune of catching colds at inconvenient times).

Let me know what you think of this week’s challenge – contact details below.



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