Hey guys! Sorry this post is a little late… I’m currently in Austin, TX for a conference and have been super busy!
Checking in from Week 2
Last week was all about fiber and I’m curious to know how it went for you! Please check in and leave a comment below!
I feel like fiber is kind of tough to fit in but also super important for health and satiety. I hope everyone did well last week!
Week 2 Giveaway
Congrats to *DONNA* for winning the infusion water bottle from last week’s giveaway. Donna, please email me your address and I will be sure to get your water bottle to you!
Week 3 Challenge
Alright, guys. It’s time for the next challenge…
Your challenge this week is to get the recommended amount of fruit servings each day. These recommendations are:
Ladies: 1.5 – 2 cups per day
Gentlemen: 2-2.5 cups per day
Click here for your food diary.
This may seem like a simple challenge but the average American does not consume the recommended amount of fruit servings. Furthermore, 1/3 of our fruit servings come from fruit juice.
Let’s back track to last week. Does anyone remember a big different between fruit juice and whole fruit?
Fruit juice lacks the fiber that provides all of those health benefits and helps us feel full! We really should be trying to limit our juice intake and get our fruit servings from whole fruit instead.
Rule for Week 3
Because of this ^^^^, we will not be counting fruit juice towards our fruit goal. Let’s try to get our fruit servings from whole sources this week.
Tips for Increasing Your Fruit Intake
Eating fruit during the summer comes easily for me, but it gets a little tough during the winter. Here are some tips to fit your fruit in:
- Add fruit to your breakfast! Whether you are eating oatmeal, cereal, greek yogurt, or cottage cheese, fruit is the perfect companion
- Fruit is awesome to add with a snack to help sneak in a little bit of fiber and hold you over until the next meal
- Smoothies are a great way to add a fruit serving or two into your day!
Good luck this week!
Questions for my boot campers:
How many points did you earn last week?
Was getting enough fiber easy or difficult for you?
How was your water intake this week?
I’d love to hear how things went for you! Have a great week