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30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 17

Day 17 Challenge: Hydrate!! Water is your friend –  drink it up! How much is enough? Your pee should be the color of weak lemonade (not clear like water and not apple juice brown). Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  Food cannot fix all your problems! Yes, eating well can definitely improve your health and make you feel… Continue Reading

Day 16 Challenge: Write it down! Keep a food journal today. Record what you eat, how much, what time you eat and how you feel before and after (are you starving, satiated, stuffed, etc.) your meal or snack. Note if you’re craving something, if you’re eating because you’re bored, stressed, etc. Everything counts – even… Continue Reading

  Day 15 Challenge: Eat with ZERO distractions. This means no TV, no computer, no phone, no reading while you eat. Today focus on ‘just eating’ when you eat. Enjoy your company, eat mindfully and see if it makes a difference in how satisfied you are at the end of the meal. You will likely… Continue Reading

Challenge: Start strategizing for that upcoming holiday feast. Think about ways you can make dishes that are healthy replacements for the standard fare. Ask your paleo friends what they’re doing – share ideas and come up with a plan together. This is also a good time to reactivate your support team in the event that… Continue Reading

Day 13 Challenge: NO CAFFEINE!! Instead of taking a coffee break – take a break from coffee. You will live. I promise. Two-Second Take Away: Bulletproof coffee is not a magic fat loss tool or the way to health. Butter, MCT oil or coconut oil + coffee isn’t going to lean you out especially if… Continue Reading

Day 12 Challenge: Go out to eat – but do it Paleo style! Don’t succumb to the persuasive power of the menu or your dining partners – plan what you’re going to order before you go and stick with your decision. You can eat well even if you’re eating away from home. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:… Continue Reading

Day 11 Challenge: Try a new protein or cut of meat. If you always eat beef and chicken – try something from the sea. If you’ve never had lamb, bison or halibut – give it shot. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway: Fat isn’t bad – the devil is in the dose. Too much of this good stuff… Continue Reading

Day 10 Challenge: “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Today take a close look at your portion sizes – this includes protein, starchy vegetables, fruit and fat – even the stuff you’re cooking with.. Non-starchy veggies are pretty non-threatening – enjoy these liberally! Practice eating until you’re satisfied – not stuffed. Amy’s Two-Second… Continue Reading

Day 9 Challenge: Vary your veggies! Today’s goal is to eat at least three different colors of vegetables. Green is good – but orange, red, white, yellow and purple are pretty darn awesome too and the more colors you eat the more vitamins and minerals you’ll get! Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway: Vegetables are your friend! Make… Continue Reading

Day 8 Challenge: No eggs for breakfast today! Think outside the carton. Every day doesn’t have to start with eggs and bacon or sausage. Smoothies need not apply here either… Start thinking of breakfast as ‘just another meal’ – if ‘breakfast for dinner’ can be a thing, then so can ‘dinner for breakfast’! Amy’s Two-Second… Continue Reading

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