Food Bites

E.g., 23 August 2017

For parents: Ensure your child(ren) eat(s) a rainbow of colours every day across all meals as a 1-week educational challenge. Put up a picture of a rainbow in the kitchen or their bedroom. Ask them to pick 5 different colours they like and then select a different fruit or vegetable to match each colour. Try and ensure that you introduce them to new fruit and vegetable varieties along with others they're more familiar with to increase the amount of nutrients they're getting. Share your experiences, creative genius and successes with other parents on the website.

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Eat a rainbow of colours every day across all your meals for 2 weeks. Each different coloured vegetable and fruit is packed with essential nutrients needed to power your body through the day and help you repair while you sleep. Note your energy levels and how you feel generally.

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Cut out all chargrilled/broiled food (barbecues included!) for 4 weeks. Cooking this way generates cancer-causing carcinogens and puts your body under unnecessary risk. Avoid overcooking red meat especially. Opt for eating your meat rare to medium during this time - if you can! Make a note of any changes you feel.

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Make a commitment to limit the amount of toxic chemicals you take in from non-organic foods and drinks. Commit to switch at least 50% of your daily diet for the next 7 days to organic fresh produce. For cost savings, smaller portions of quality, organic meat are infinitely better than huge slabs of lesser quality produce.

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Balance your blood sugar by cutting out all processed and fresh fruit juices and smoothies for 2 weeks. If you do want to reintroduce them, dilute half the glass with water and drink with or after a main meal.

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For 2 weeks, only drink black tea or coffee immediately after a meal and avoid drinking either in between meals. Add no milk or sugar.

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Males: Eat between 14-18 meals maximum per week. That means eating 2 meals only on 4 days of the week, with no snacks in between, to recover your natural hunger feeling. Only eat when hungry, so if you are not hungry for breakfast, skip it and eat at lunch and dinner. If you can eat only two meals more than 4 days of the week, then do it. The key is to tune into your hunger! Try this for 2 weeks and note how you feel.

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Females: Eat between 19-21 meals maximum per week. That means eating 2 meals only on at least 2 days of the week, with no snacks in between, to recover your natural hunger and satiation responses. Only eat when hungry, so if you are not hungry for breakfast, skip it and eat at lunch and dinner. If you can skip a meal more than two days of the week, then do it. The key is to tune into your real hunger! Try this for 2 weeks and and note how you feel.

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Information is a powerful weapon in our fight for better health. Commit to becoming better informed as to what your body needs to maintain general health. Allow yourself 10 minutes a day for 1 week to browse our research and recommended reading sites.

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Whatever your strongest food/drink temptation is (take aways, fast food, chocolate, alcohol, fizzy drinks), commit to 1 week of total abstinence.

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