All About The Green...

There are just five weeks left in 2017...

I've been coming to you every Monday for the last couple weeks with a #weeklychallenge to keep you focused and motivated the rest of 2017. 

This weeks challenge is no different. 

This week is all about the greens.

We all know vegetables are good for you, but why?

Let's start with the contents of them. 

Most vegetables are low in calories and high in what we call micronutrients. 

Micronutrients are things like vitamins and minerals. 

Specifically, vegetables are very high in fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. 

All good stuff, right?

However, in our opinion, that's only half the reason why we should all get more veggies. 

Yes, the contents are good, and they have a lot of health benefits like reducing the risk for chronic disease, better skin, etc. 

But there's more than meets the eye with veggies. 

Just like everything else in life, when you say yes to something you're saying no to something else. 

So, when you say yes to vegetables, that usually means you're saying no (or less than normal) to sugary starches, sweet tooth fixes, and other high-calorie choices. 

It's not only what the vegetables contain that is beneficial, but it's what other choices are made when you're focused on a high vegetable intake. 

You tend to get filled up faster, and thus, don't crave or have room for the high-calorie choices that are not the best for your waistline. 

With all that being said...

We know getting veggies in is tough. 

Here are five simple ideas to get more in...

  • Mix them into a shake in the morning
  • Add them to your eggs in the morning
  • Bring leftovers for lunch that may include a meat, vegetable, and/or salad. 
  • Take a greens supplement-this gives you 5 servings of vegetables in a scoop (we sell the one we recommend right in our lobby)
  • Make a big salad for the week and use that as your side for your nightly dinners

Veggies are one of those bang your buck choices. 

Not only do you get lots of nutrients, but you tend to make better overall choices as a whole when a high vegetable intake is your focus. 

So this weeks challenge...

Get 20 servings of vegetables.

For some, that will be a piece of cake.

For others, adding roughly 3 servings a day will require some thoughtful decisions. 

So the bar is at 20.

If you want to go above and beyond go for it, but at least hit 20 this week. 

That's this weeks #weeklychallenge!

I'll be back tomorrow with more great stuff. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

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