Doing great everyone, keep up the awesome work! Before we know it, we will have adopted 20 awesome healthy practices that will improve our overall health…and ultimately, evolving into a healthier society! Keep sharing your stories and ideas with me!
The challenge of the week is in honor of World Vegetarian Day (which is today, October 1st!)….
Basal Evolution Challenge Week #7 is to eat a salad everyday for a week (and…for the rest of your life). Even better? Substitute a salad for your main meal every day this week.
Did you know the average American will consume a lousy 5% of their calories from fruits, veggies, and legumes. About 65% of their diet is composed of processed foods, and 30% meat and dairy.
Eating fruits and veggies has been shown to prevent “heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss.”
Not enough? Why else should you incorporate this salad into your everyday lifestyle?
When your body receives all the nutrients (fiber, vitamins, phytonutrients, minerals, etc.) it needs in a meal… it is “happy” and your appetite is suppressed for a long time.
On the contrary, when you feed your body foods that are highly processed and lacking in the nutrients listed above, your body will not recognize the ingredients as “food” or the “nutrients” it needs and it will become hungrier sooner….resulting in overeating.
Fascinating, isn’t it!?! Give it a shot at lunch tomorrow!
remember your two options for your evolution challenge:
A is the easiest. Pick and choose as you go. B is the path to the prize.
A) Read the post and put the suggested practice into action! Pick the ones you want to use and ignore the ones you don’t!
If you would like to participate for the “final prize” you will need to start racking up the points through your use of…
“likes. shares. posts”
B) 1.”like” (+1) the “Basal Challenge” of the week on facebook to encourage others to try it as well.
2. “share” (+1) the “Basal Challenge” of the week on facebook to encourage others to try it as well.
3. post a picture (+1) and a few words (+1) about your “challenge” experience (on facebook). For example, if the challenge was to “cook more vegetables for dinner this week,” a picture of your dinner plate that has “more vegetables” and a brief summary would count as +2! Individually, a picture or a few words is +1 a piece. You CAN post multiple pictures and/or descriptions during the week (i.e. one weekly challenge can earn you more than 4 points if you post multiple pictures for one challenge. Be sure to relate each picture to the challenge in some way).
If you don’t want to post on facebook, an email with a few words about the challenge (to firstname.lastname@example.org) will be fine and count (+1), as well!
Option B confirms that you participated in the challenge and helps spread the news to others.
The person that liked, shared, and posted the most challenges…and ultimately has the most points… will win the prize!
On another note, Congratulations to Kelly Slack for winning the 16 bar LARABAR pack giveaway!!! Enjoy and stay tuned for the next giveaway!