By Leo Babauta
There are very few people among us who doesn’t want his or her diet to get healthier. So I’m issuing a challenge for March: the Healthy Eating Challenge!
This challenge is meant to be doable and promote small, gradual change … but also help push us a little out of our comfort zone so that we can have a powerful change within a month.
It’s not going to change your entire diet all at once, but it can help you move to a healthier diet.
Here’s how it works:
It’s that simple. Choose from the mini-challenges and commit to it for the week, picking a new one each week. One small change at a time. Gradual change is the most powerful change, and this challenge is the perfect way to do that.
I suggest you join us in Sea Change — it’s free for a week, then $15/month after that. For this small monthly fee, you also get:
The Weekly Mini-Challenges
Here are the mini-challenges (you do not have to do all of these, just pick one per week):
1. Adding healthy things:
2. Changing your approach:
3. Cutting out unhealthy things (look at what you do now, and set a target that’s lower):
4. Vegan stuff (a few people asked for some suggestions):
Not every change listed above for everyone. Find changes that feel right to you, as I know not everyone agrees with everything I’ve listed.
What is healthy for you will be different than what is healthy for me. I believe in a vegan diet (out of compassion for animals) and try to eat whole foods as much as I can (but not religiously). That doesn’t mean you have to do that.
The one thing I believe is in trying to get foods that are full of nutrients — vegetables, fruits, beans (and legumes), nuts, seeds, whole grains — and eat less of the foods that are mostly empty of nutrients (processed foods, white bread and sugar, fried foods). Again, you don’t have to be religious about it — I eat cookies and French fries just like most normals!
Are you ready to start the challenge? Start today by joining my Sea Change Program.