In order to make small changes for a healthier diet, incorporate one of these things into your diet each day. After 21 days, how do you feel?
Day 1: Eat one serving of vegetables and one serving of fruit.
Day 2: Drink at least 8 cups of water a day.
Day 3: Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains.
Day 4: Eat at least 1 serving of lean protein.
Day 5: Eat at least 1 serving of healthy fats.
Day 6: Eat at least 2 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit.
Day 7: Eat at least 2 servings of whole grains.
Day 8: Eat at least 2 servings of lean protein.
Day 9: Decrease or eliminate calorie filled beverages. If currently drinking more than one caloric beverage a day, decrease it to 1. If currently drinking 1 a day try to eliminate to 0 or once a week.
Day 10: Read labels and start to minimize your consumption of processed food. If you can't pronounce the ingredients list, more than likely it's processed.
Day 11: Eat at least 3 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit.
Day 12: Eat at least 3 servings of whole grains.
Day 13: Eat at least 3 servings of lean protein.
Day 14: Eat at least 2 servings of healthy fats.
Day 15: Eliminate or reduce consumption of added sugar. Reduce to one sugar item a day, or once a week based off where you currently are with sugar consumption.
Day 16: Try a new vegetable and fruit.
Day 17: Go meatless, try replacing protein with meat with a non-meat source such as beans.
Day 18: Make a salad for lunch.
Day 19: Make a smoothie for breakfast.
Day 20: Eat one serving of fish for your protein today.
Day 21: Make this challenge a lifestyle, and not just a 21 day challenge.