Happy Thursday my friends! And happy EAT PRETTY kick off day! Although the actual challenge does not begin until Monday, I wanted to give you enough time to go grocery shopping and to mentally prepare yourself. In my opinion, the first week is the most difficult. Don’t get discouraged by this- I promise it will get better!
For those of you who are new to the challenge, you are probably wondering what exactly is this #eatpretty18? Back when I was in graduate school a few years ago, I developed the first ever #eatpretty challenge to help start the new year right. The name of the challenge came from a book I read called Eat Pretty, by Jolene Hart, where she gives detailed information on how food affects our beauty. Each week’s challenge has been inspired by her book and my experience as a registered dietitian.
I will be incorporating a lot of my education and real nutrition research into this challenge as well. I truly feel well equipped to educate others on the beauty of healthy eating. My goal for this challenge is for you to come out feeling better about the way you eat AND ready to take on the rest of the year by developing new, healthy lifestyle skills.
This year will also have an added beauty challenge every week! These beauty challenges will focus on helping us feel pretty on the outside! During week two, the beauty challenge is to give one compliment to someone every day. There is nothing more beautiful than to spread kindness!
eat pretty and feel pretty
The challenge will be broken down into 3 weeks since research shows that it takes 21 days for habit to be formed. Each week will bring a new challenge, both food related and beauty related. Along with nutritional information, I will also be featuring a delicious, healthy recipe each week. Remember to incorporate my Pinterest and maybe even make your own special board just for the challenge! Join in on the community of women who are doing this challenge by using hashtag #eatpretty18 on your pictures via social media. I will feature pictures that you tag me and use the hashtag on my Instagram story!
Here is the list of what the 3 food challenges will be:
and here are what the three beauty challenges will be:
Depending on how much of a challenge you want, you can do this two different ways:
- Method 1: Do one week at a time. Do as much as you can handle and one weekly challenge at a time.
- Method 2: Do each weeks challenge, then carry it into the following week. For example, you would go all 3 weeks with only drinking water if you did this method. This is very difficult but if you are up for the challenge- YOU GO GIRL!
This challenge does not have the sole purpose of “cleansing” your bodies, like for example- a week long juice cleanse. This challenge is to get your body healthy by incorporating exercise and clean eating. Cleansing will naturally happen with your new clean eating methods.
If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. My email address is email@example.com. Although I cannot give you an individual meal plan, I can help answer any questions of what you can and can’t eat.
Tomorrow I will doing a full post on week one’s challenge- hydration. If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up HERE to receive my challenge emails!
Good luck my pretty friends!