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Day 25

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 25

Day 25 Challenge: Baby got Bac(teria). Eat something fermented today. Raw sauerkraut, dill pickles kimchi, cultured beets or other fermented/pickled (not SWEET tasting pickled) vegetables. You can find these in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. Shelf-stable and canned products don’t count – those bugs are DEAD! Amy’s Two-Second Read more…

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Day 23

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 24

Day 24 Challenge: Make today ‘snack free’. If you’re eating well at each of your meals – adequate protein, fat and non-starchy vegetables – your body should be well fueled to carry you through to the next meal. And contrary to popular belief – eating 6 times a day does Read more…

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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 Read more…

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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 Read more…

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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 Read more…

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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 Read more…

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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 Read more…

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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 Read more…

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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, Read more…

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Mindful

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 Read more…

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