5-by-5 Veggie Challenge 2021
The FREE 5-day challenge to help you kickstart your healthy eating habits
Tell me if I’m right…
You probably sat at the dinner table as a kid, staring down a plate of broccoli, unable to leave the table until you ate your veggies.
We all know that eating vegetables is healthy. So why are you struggling to get them into your diet?
I bet you head out to dinner sometimes thinking about ordering a big ol’ salad, just to opt for the creamy pasta instead.
Or think about swapping out the fries for a side salad, but conveniently forget to tell the server!
You think vegetables are just boring, and given the chance you’ll pretty much always pick something else first, right?
Are you tired of fighting against yourself and laying on the guilt trip because you just aren’t eating enough of the green stuff?
I get it. It’s hard.
It’s hard to feel like making healthy choices when you’re struggling with a busy schedule, low energy, and bloating, cramps, or digestive upset that could spring up at a moment’s notice. In those moments we just want what is easy; comfort food to get you through.
I was totally there, years ago when my digestive issues were at their peak. My irritable bowel syndrome would flare up – think massive bloating, cramps, gas – and in those instances I would eat the least healthy foods because “it couldn’t get any worse”. Afterwards I would just feel frustrated at myself.
But my diet at the time was far from ideal – and I was making the cycle repeat itself with my poor choices. What I needed to do was to focus on the choices I made on a day-to-day basis to start cutting down on the number of flares I had, and thus take their power over my health away.
Now that I’ve overhauled my diet, my digestion is a completely different story. The flares that use to happen almost daily are now at a maximum a monthly occurrence. Not to mention I know now what the likely causes are, even if they are sometimes unavoidable.
Even though I still enjoy the “unhealthy” foods on occasion, choosing healthy, nourishing foods has become almost a second nature. It feels easy and the guilt and shame I use to hold around foods has been released.
Get started now!
I’VE ALWAYS BEEN BETTER AT ADDITION RATHER THAN SUBTRACTION.
Rather than focus on what to cut out, like so many fad diets do (is it fat, carbs, dairy, gluten that we should be giving up?
Let’s focus on what we add into our diet to make it even better!
This is where the 5-by-5 challenge comes in.
For 5 days, we’re going to eat (at least) 5 servings of vegetables every. single. day.
Vegetables are, without dispute, one of the healthiest foods we can consume. They provide us with a plethora of essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients (learn more here) that are key to good health.
Despite this, just 9% of Americans have been reported to consume the daily required amount. (And Europeans aren’t doing much better!)
By working to increase your daily veggie consumption, this is one habit that has a halo effect on your health – which means your likelihood to make other, beneficial habit changes significantly increases.
Hey, I'm Heather! A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and founder of healthfullyheather.com
I help my clients feel comfortable again in their bodies and stop fearing food. Whether it’s pesky digestive discomfort, like acid reflux, bloating, cramps, or irregular bowel movements, or perhaps stubborn weight that won’t shift, hormonal imbalances, or skin issues, we dig deep to use nutrition and lifestyle changes to address the root cause and find relief.
It’s my goal to educate people on how simple lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, and a healthy mindset can set them up for a healthy life. I coach on how to implement all of the above into their life in a way that is as simple as possible for the busy lives we all lead. I believe in real, nutrient-dense foods as the basis for proper health, but tailored to each individual as every body is different!