Monday, October 29, 2012

Our Get Healthy Challenge: Week 5

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Welcome to Week 5 of Our Get Healthy Challenge! If you're just joining us, here is what you missed so far - so you can get all caught up. This series is running for the next six months with pro nutritionists, The GetReal Gurls. They are helping us make small changes every week that build upon each weekly task. Our challenge this week?

Boost Your Veg and Fruit Intake!
We know we should “eat our greens” daily and keep up our fruit intake but who actually gets enough of the stuff? Well, now you will know what it’s like to get in the amount that’s actually recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. And this is totally on track to get you healthy: you’ll get a dose of vitamins, minerals, fibre and choosing a fruit or veggie over a higher calorie snack will result in that slow, steady, didn’t even know it happened kinda weight loss.

What’s in a serving anyways (probably not as much as you think!)? 

*A serving of fruit = 1 medium piece of fruit (tennis ball size) or ½ cup (like berries or pineapple). 
*And no, juice doesn’t count (unless it’s whole fruit blended in a smoothie).
*A serving of veg = ½ cup fresh or frozen or 1 cup raw or ½ cup cooked leafy greens

Here’s your Do this! Post this!

Do this! Eat 4 servings of veggies PER DAY and eat 3 servings of fruit PER DAY. 

It may sound daunting but look at it this way: 1 fruit with breakfast, 2 veggies with lunch (side salad or veggie soup and some raw veg with hummus), fruit for afternoon snack, 2 veggies at supper and fruit for dessert - voila!

Post this! We wanna know - were you already doing this? Do you find it easy or kinda hard to get all this goodness into your diet? What time of day is the hardest?

- A & M, 

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