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The 28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge

The Healthy Teachers team invites you to participate in our 28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge. Before you say “this is not for me” or “28 days…that’s so long” just know we designed this program so anyone can participate and you decide how much or little you’d like to do. All we ask is for you to review the plan and give it a try. We’ll be here to support you to the

28- Day Healthy Eating Challenge

The beauty of this plan is that you can customize the plan however you wish. Follow these steps:

Step 1

Pick one level that best suits you and your goals. Consider a level that you can sustain, but is just a little outside your normal habits.

Step 2

Once you’ve determined your level, review the healthy eating action items listed. Pick 1 or 2 to incorporate or if you feel brave do all 3 actions listed.

Step 3

Select a day you’d like to begin. Mark the start date on your calendar and the end date, too. Again, if you think 28 days is too long, start with 7 days. See how you feel after 7 days and determine whether you can handle to keep going for another 7 days. You might be surprised how each week gets a little easier.

 

Choose one of the following levels that best suits your health goals.

 

Level 1: Do 1 or 2 of the healthy eating action items listed in this level

  • Avoid sugary drinks (i.e. soda, diet sodas, juice, Gatorade)
  • Read nutrition labels for all products or foods you eat
  • Incorporate 3-5 colors of food on your plate for at least 2 meals

 

Level 2: Do 1 or 2 of the healthy eating action items listed in this level

  • Omit foods with processed sugars —Read more on how to find added sugars on food packaging labels
  • Eat leafy greens at every meal
  • Cooking with no oil

 

Level 3: Do 1 or 2 of the healthy eating action items listed in this level

  • Eat all whole foods—foods that are unprocessed
  • Cook all main meals from scratch (at least 3x per day)
  • Join the Engine 2 Seven-Day challenge