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DAy 24

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 23

Day 23 Challenge: Enjoy a treat today. Choose one food that you REALLY want. Make sure your portion size is reasonable (2 slices of pizza – not the whole pizza; 1 donut – not a dozen donuts, etc.) Sit down and ENJOY every single bite of it. If at any point it stops tasting absolutely… Continue Reading

Day 22

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 22

  Day 22 Challenge: Try a NEW vegetable today. Think beyond kale, broccoli and carrots. Explore the produce department and bring home something new. There are SO MANY choices and varieties – purple or orange cauliflower, okra, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, turnips, broccoli rabe, rainbow chard, eggplant, spaghetti squash… Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  There will be another… Continue Reading

Day 20

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 20

Day 20 Challenge: Expand your post workout carb horizon. Sweet potatoes are great – but they shouldn’t be your ONLY option. Try parsnips, butternut or acorn squash, plantains, white potatoes (if you don’t have an autoimmune disease), or even some white rice – really, it’s OKAY! Two-Second Take Away:  Did you say CARBS?!?!? Carbs are… Continue Reading

DAy 19

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 19

Day 19 Challenge: Pull out the slow cooker (or get one!). Seriously, this one kitchen tool will change your life! Today, pull it out and try a new recipe! Put everything in before you go to work and dinner will be waiting for you when you get home! Here’s a recipe to get you started… Continue Reading

Day 18

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 18

Day 18 Challenge: NO NUTS (or nut butters)! That’s right, today focus on getting your fat from other sources – avocado, olives, coconut, etc. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  Don’t go nuts with nuts and nut butters – one serving = ¼ cup of nuts OR 2 Tablespoons of nut butter. These shouldn’t be your primary fat… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 17

Day 17 Challenge: Hydrate!! Water is your friend –  drink it up! How much is enough? Your pee should be the color of weak lemonade (not clear like water and not apple juice brown). Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  Food cannot fix all your problems! Yes, eating well can definitely improve your health and make you feel… Continue Reading

food log

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 16

Day 16 Challenge: Write it down! Keep a food journal today. Record what you eat, how much, what time you eat and how you feel before and after (are you starving, satiated, stuffed, etc.) your meal or snack. Note if you’re craving something, if you’re eating because you’re bored, stressed, etc. Everything counts – even… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 15

  Day 15 Challenge: Eat with ZERO distractions. This means no TV, no computer, no phone, no reading while you eat. Today focus on ‘just eating’ when you eat. Enjoy your company, eat mindfully and see if it makes a difference in how satisfied you are at the end of the meal. You will likely… Continue Reading

Day 14

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 14

Challenge: Start strategizing for that upcoming holiday feast. Think about ways you can make dishes that are healthy replacements for the standard fare. Ask your paleo friends what they’re doing – share ideas and come up with a plan together. This is also a good time to reactivate your support team in the event that… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 13

Day 13 Challenge: NO CAFFEINE!! Instead of taking a coffee break – take a break from coffee. You will live. I promise. Two-Second Take Away: Bulletproof coffee is not a magic fat loss tool or the way to health. Butter, MCT oil or coconut oil + coffee isn’t going to lean you out especially if… Continue Reading