DAY 1 Think ADD Before Subtract

Day 1

DAY 1 Think ADD Before Subtract

It is DAY 1, but before you start you want to have some grocery shopping completed or at least a shopping list written up. This will make for smoother sailing in the days ahead :-).

The downloadable PDF version of this challenge contains all of the recipes and a complete shopping list. Download your copy on the sidebar.

I recommend that you begin your 7 Day-Junk Foods to Super Foods Challenge on a Friday (although any day of the week is fine).

By starting on a Friday you have the weekend to get into the swing of things.

A Friday start is also helpful because you do not have to dramatically change your lifestyle for the weekend since the challenge starts with you adding foods, not subtracting them.

On DAY 1 you will ADD 1 pound of non-starchy vegetables. No need to change anything else.

  • Add Veggies of your choice.

This can be any fresh or frozen vegetable or bagged salad mix.

Canned vegetables are not preferred because they may contain sodium or additives.

Keep today sane and simple. You may simply choose to have a large salad for lunch. Many grocery stores have salad bars that rival the best restaurants and this is a quick and easy way to satisfy your Day 1 requirement (salad dressing is okay, but use it sparingly or go with a no-calorie option, like Walden Farms Salad Dressing).

Of course, you can also fix yourself one of the veggie dishes we recommend.

Yep, that’s it! DAY 1 you add 1 pound of non-starchy vegetables to your diet.

Keep It Sane and Simple and you increase your chance of success.

Let me know how you are feeling about DAY 1 by leaving a comment below. Does this seem doable? Are you scared? Are you excited?

About the Author

Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC graduated Summa Cum Laude with research honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991.

2 thoughts on “DAY 1 Think ADD Before Subtract

  1. Hi Dr. Becky,
    I need more details on how to get one pound of veggies from the salad bar. Are you suggesting I fill the salad container with 4 cups of leafy greens then topping them with non-starchy veggies, placing it on the scale and making sure the entire thing equals 1 pound? Can you please share a simple salad dressing recipe too? Thanks for your willingness to help and thanks for your encouragement from Galatians :)

    1. Hi Pam, yes, you can weigh your grocery store salad. I have some homemade salad dressing recipes in my coaching program along with a list of acceptable commercial salad dressings. Basically, you want to look for salad dressings without sugar or vegetable/soybean oils.

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