“Change 1 Thing” Challenge
Have You Accepted the Challenge?
Take One Year to Develop a Lifetime of Optimal Health!
The “Change One Thing” Challenge is a 12 step process over one year to help you achieve your health goals. You simply commit to make one change in your lifestyle every month, so that by the end of the year, you will have completely transformed to a healthy lifestyle. Why each month? It takes about 21 days to establish a new habit. So each month, you will firmly establish one change before starting another. Are you willing to take the challenge?
Your July Challenge (should you choose to accept it):
“I will Eat Early, Eat Often and Stop Before it’s Too Late!”
Eat early means to start with breakfast. You may have many excuses for skipping breakfast such “I don’t have time,” or “I’m not hungry in the mornings,” or my favorite “I’m just not a breakfast person.” But breakfast is critical because it stimulates your metabolism for the day, helping you burn calories efficiently. Now of course, you want a quality breakfast. It doesn’t have to be big. In fact, a bowl of whole-grain oatmeal sprinkled with walnuts or fruit is a great choice!
Eat Often: That sounds counterproductive doesn’t it? In fact, you may already eat all the time and it’s gotten you into trouble. However, it is a proven fact that frequent meals result in weight loss in both adults and children. But of course, it depends what you’re eating all day. In between meals, you need power-packed snacks. Snacks that are packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that keep your metabolism running at a high level. Foods that fit the bill would be vegetables, fruits, and nuts and seeds. For maximum benefit, these snacks need to be organic so that you’re not ingesting pesticides and other toxins along with the good stuff.
STOP before it’s too late! Too late means eating within 3 to 4 hours of going to sleep. Lots of fast food places entice you to grab a late night meal on your way home. Resist! Your body is simply not designed to eat late at night and process food while you’re sleeping. Late eating causes weight gain, and leads to all types of digestion problems, especially GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). You’ll even sleep better when you lay down on a quiet stomach (a stomach that’s finished its work of digestion).
It’s a 3-part challenge for the month of July, but you can handle it. Remember, you are building habits that will result in optimal health for the rest of your life.
So, are you taking the challenge? We’re on a 12 month journey to a lifetime of incredible health! If you didn’t start with us in January, that’s okay. You can start right now with this month’s challenge.
Don’t forget to continue your:
January habit of drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day (1/2 your weight in ounces of water per day)
February habit of eating 7 to 9 servings of fruit and vegetables per day
March habit of replacing refined white foods with whole grains
April habit of exercising for at least 30 minutes 3 times per week
May habit of detoxifying your system daily
June habit of sleeping for 7 to 8 hours each night