Week 6 of Healthy 2020

It’s week 6 of the Healthy 2020 challenge. If you’re following the challenge, I hope you’re feeling a bit better about yourself and thinking more about what you eat and fuel your body with.

Recently, I found out I have an iron deficiency. Thus, I’m also trying to work iron-rich foods into my diet so that I don’t have to feel so darn tired all the time.

The 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

Challenge for week 6

The main aim of week 6 is to make your lunch a healthy one. In addition, you have to add two more fruit or vegetables (or more) to your daily diet. The fruit and veg can form part of any meal or snack during the day.

Personally, I try to eat 5 or 6 portions of fruit and veg a day, which is probably not that much, but you can add in the amount that you feel comfortable with (whatever is feasible for you).

Like I said in a previous post, it is good to plan out what you will be eating for lunch and make it yourself. If you have to eat out (for meetings, etc.), make sure that you stick to healthy food and decent portion sizes.

Also, do not eat seconds. One plate of food should be enough.

Lunch ideas

Since I’m not a chef or have great cooking skills, I Googled ideas for healthy lunches. Remember, tailor your diet to your needs.

For example, if you have time to cook, you can look at these websites:

In case you need ideas for quick lunches, check out these websites:

Obviously, the more you include fresh fruit and vegetables in your lunch and diet, the better.

Again, these are just suggestions, customise the Healthy 2020 challenge to your needs and circumstances – as long as you’re living healthier.

Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Thoughtful ‘meh


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