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After our Nutrition talk on Saturday, we’ve had some more requests for a Food Challenge. While I certainly see the merits of a food challenge I want to make it clear what the goals are and are NOT when we run one of them.
Food Challenges are designed to:
– Introduce people to a cleaner/better/healthier way of eating
– Create accountability to keep them on track
– Help people feel and see the difference that better food choices can make
– Make people more aware of the food they are currently eating and the things they need to do to make better choices
– Encourage people to find lifelong changes that lead to increased health, wellness and fitness.
Food Challenges are NOT designed to:
– Be abandoned immediately upon completion
– Create a sense of relief when they’re over
– Encourage people to adopt unsustainable habits (think massive calorie restriction) in order to meet goals
– Be about winning a cash prize/t-shirt/award
Hopefully this list gives you an idea of our mindset when we run one of these things. Our hope is always that we can help people make meaningful change in the choices they make regarding food.
If you really NEED a food challenge to get back on track, or to find the motivation to eat better… If it’s more important to you that you “don’t let the team down” by going to grab that carton of Ben and Jerry’s than letting YOURSELF down by doing so… my suggestion is that you also NEED to re-evaluate your relationship with food.. We can certainly help you do that but a food challenge for you will not create real change until you find it within yourself to make the choices you know you need to.