Week 2 Wrap-up
Congratulations to all of those that were able to complete the dry week- awesome work! We would love to hear what you thought of it or how you felt after the week. And just because the week is over doesn’t mean you need to stop. If you want to really challenge yourself, go the rest of January! If you want to see the benefits after being dry for a whole month, check out this quick read!
Additionally, don’t forget to login your points through the app!
Week 3 Challenge
A new week ahead of us means a new challenge. This week will be ‘Whole Foods.’ This challenge will last from 1/12/2020 – 1/19/2020.
So what do we mean by this?
What we mean by this is to challenge yourself to not eat out ALL WEEK and cook every meal yourself (Frozen Meals do not count!) The purpose of this challenge is to understand what you are putting in your body from the beginning (Ingredients) through the end (final product). When you eat out, you (typically) don’t know how your food is being prepared and what are the underlying ingredients. The idea is to encourage fresh food rather than food already prepared for you (fruits, veggies, meat, etc).
- No eating out
- You can not make frozen meals (pizza, microwave dinners, etc.)
- Frozen Veggies are OKAY but fresh are preferred
- Cut out any prepackaged snacks or heavily processed foods (granola bars, Kraft Mac N Cheese, Doritos, pretzels, etc.) – If you aren’t sure if something would fall in this category, play it safe and just don’t eat it
How do we get points for the challenge?
In order to get points for this weeks’ challenge, you must make a recipe from scratch and post it via social media (tagging us).
Benefits of Not Eating Out
- Your sodium and cholesterol levels will lower – Food at restaurants tend to have a lot more sodium, saturated fat and trans fat than meals you would prepare yourself.
- Can lead to Weight Gain – When eating out, restaurants often provide larger portions than you would typically eat at home, and if you’re anything like me—if it’s in front of you, you’ll finish it all!
- Save Money! – I think this is something we can all get behind. The average cost of a commercially cooked meal is about $13 if you include tax and tip. The average cost of a meal cooked at home is around $4 after tax. So that is a difference of $9 per meal!
Let’s say you eat out everyday for lunch during the work week (5 times) and then eat out 3 times for dinner. That would be a total of $165 dollars spent that week (assuming all of your other meals were eaten at home). Now let’s say you bring your lunch every day and eat out only once that week for dinner. It would cost you $93 for the whole week, saving you $72!
Take the challenge and see how your body and your wallet feel after 1 week of sticking to cooking at home!
If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to each out! For more about the challenge, go here!