January 2011 Nutrition Challenge

It’s Monday … and besides the fact that it’s the start of a new week, you should be extra excited because this week, we’re holding our first monthly nutrition challenge!

Let me quickly explain the monthly nutrition challenge concept:

For a week out of every month, we’ll announce a nutrition ‘challenge’. Over the next six months, we’ll touch on a ‘pilar’ of good eating for a week out of every month … and if you take every challenge, after six months, you’ll have build a foundation of healthy eating.

This month’s challenge:

Eat at least one serving of vegetables and/or fruits with every meal

Notes:

  • One serving of vegetables or fruits – according to nutrition.about.com – is equal to about one-half cup. Greens like spinach and lettuce have a serving size equal to one full cup. One serving of sliced fruit is equal to one-half cup; however a single piece of fruit, such as an apple or an orange counts as one serving.
  • Preferred veggies are dark and colorful. Broccoli, spinach, collard greens, are all great choices to start – but most importantly, just get a serving of veggies every time you eat.
  • Best fruits choices are berries, cherries, apples, pears, peaches and plums – but again, most importantly, just get a couple of servings of fruit in each day.

Good luck!

Forest 

P.S. I have one more spot left for this coming Saturday’s free boot camp … drop me a note asap if you’d like to grab it.

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