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Is avocado consider as a Fruit or vegetable serving? Also what about starchy vegetables such as potatoes, squashes and yam?
11mo
  • Rachna yes! Avocado is a fruit and it counts. Starchy vegetables also count, so long as they aren't deep friend - e.g. french fries or potato chips don't count. However, if you make roasted potatoes with...
Is Simply Lite Low Carb Dark Chocolate Sugar-Free 50% Cacao okay for this challenge? Is it healthy or best to just skip it?
1yr
  • Rachna I would suggest skipping it because one of its main ingredients is Maltitol, a sugar alcohol or sweetener. Though it is not as sweet as sugar, it’s still an artificial sweetener, which you should...
  • AlexB Okay cool! Thank you. I just usually have one square of super dark chocolate.
  • annefood It's best to just skip it. Sugar alternatives tend to cause gastrointestinal issues when eaten in excess. I eat 100% cacao chips with dried fruit for a little dessert sometimes. No added sugar or...
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Any tips for full or half pass check-ins? I had a salad with the only sugar I could find was in the dressing (listed eighth).
1yr
  • Rachna If you have just a little added sugar, such as that found in salad dressing, that would qualify as half a pass for sure. A great no added sugar salad dressing is this shallot dijon dressing by...
  • ingalls Thank you!
What did everyone have for dinner tonight?! I made salmon, green beans and cous cous. Feeling very healthy :)
1yr
  • Cgsmile I made chicken breasts lightly seasoned on grill, salad , corn and fresh mango and pineapple.
  • eemawolf I had squash with chicken and broclli
  • AlexB I made mahi mahi with veggies and had watermelon for dessert. The watermelon saved me. 😀
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Can I do more than one challenge at a time?
1yr
  • Rachna Hi @Ellen89 - you can only do one challenge at a time. We designed it this way because studies show you'll be more successful at building a good habit if you focus on one thing, vs. trying to...
  • Ellen89 That helps. Thnx!
  • zsanagustin I just started this challenge yesterday. So far, so good. I just feel my tummy is so heavy! Is this the normal effect?
Spiced chicken
1yr
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Not pretty, but 2 minute breakfast using leftover veggies!
1yr
With only a few weeks till baby arrives, it’s super important that I get as much iron as possible...
With only a few weeks till baby arrives, it’s super important that I get as much iron as possible. So I added leftover saag (Indian spinach) right into the pan with 1 egg and topped a piece of spro...
Bowl dinners are the best
1yr
Quinoa, lentils, avocado, roasted beats, roasted chickpeas, with tomato-cucumber salsa. This deli...
Quinoa, lentils, avocado, roasted beats, roasted chickpeas, with tomato-cucumber salsa. This delicious dinner came together in about 25 minutes, and it’s balanced and full of veggies!
  • annefood Agreed- I keep whole grains and beans in the pantry and when I don’t know what to do for dinner I just throw them in a bowl with a veggie or lettuce and some dressing.
  • msantiago I never thought of raising beets! I love beets any which way . Think I’ll try that! 🤔
  • Rachna Yes! Super easy to roast. Just oil, salt, pepper and straight into the oven.
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Any thoughts on stevia or alternatives if the need arises?
1yr
  • annefood Great question @ingalls ! Pure stevia extract is the only "sweetener" that is allowed during the Avoid Added Sugar Challenge. Make sure that it is only stevia leaf though, as stevia products (such...
  • ingalls Thanks for the stevia info! Outside of that, avoid all the other artificial alternatives you'd find in typical "diet" and "zero calorie" stuff?
  • annefood You’re welcome! Yes exactly, avoid all artificial alternatives.
any tips for drinking 8 cups of water a day?
1yr
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