EAT REAL FOOD
Overeating, along with the consumption of over-processed foods, is ruining people’s health. This 2-week habit coaching program encourages you to increase your frequency of eating healthy single-ingredient foods while reducing unnecessary processed ones.
DAY 0 - INTRODUCTION OF HABIT (SUNDAY)
Habit Challenge: Eat single ingredient foods
For the next two weeks, I challenge you to eat mostly real food i.e. swapping processed foods for single-ingredient foods.The type of food you eat will have a massive impact on your end results.
Overeating, along with the consumption of over-processed foods, is ruining people’s health. Many processed foods are packed with sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and other man-made chemicals. Nobody feels good eating this stuff. Making the correct food choices is a must if you want to support your goals. This habit challenge will show you the benefits of single ingredient foods.
How can I personalise this habit?
Choose where your current biggest pitfall with this habit may currently lie.
Are you eating a lot of processed meals or foods? If so, which ones in particular? And are you doing this on a weekday or weekend, or both?
Think about what area needs your focus and attention the most to help you add more single ingredient foods to your diet, and put some small changes into place to make it a success.
How can I make this habit easy?
The first step is to scale the habit to something you are 90-100% confident you can do for 6 days of the week. You might want to start with eating a 100% single ingredient breakfast (or lunch or dinner), or focus on specific foods you always eat e.g. replace snacks like crisps for an apple.
Note: The goal here is not to eat only single ingredient foods 100% of the time. To help you get this balance right is to follow the 90% rule. So for every 10 single ingredient foods you eat, have one that doesn’t match the rules. The same applies if you are only following this habit 70% of the time, so 7 times out of 10. If you want to see further progress this needs to increase to 80% and then 90%.
What can I piggyback off of?
It’s likely the existing trigger to eat something will be the cue for this habit. It could also be linked to meal preparation if you like to bulk cook for days ahead. Just pick a pre-existing habit to use as your reminder.
TO DO: Create your personal version of the habit to commit to this challenge!
Here’s a template:
I am 90-100% confident that I will [insert habit] for 6 days a week after I [insert what you’re going to piggyback off of].
Here’s an example:
I am 90-100% confident that I will eat a single ingredient breakfast and lunch for 6 days per week after I decide to eat/cook.
P.S. Don’t worry about making this perfect. We’ll help you adjust.