Week 6 Assignment: Replace Processed Foods with Whole Foods!
Wow! It’s hard to believe we’re in the last week of our 6 Week Fat Loss Challenge. Although this week’s assignment comes last in the challenge, it is top in importance. Our advice at Synergy has always been to minimize eating foods that come in a box, a bag or a can. Heavily processed foods almost always contain added sugars, high amounts of sodium and unhealthy fats and other additives and preservatives that are just plain bad for you.
If your diet is high in processed foods, it can be hard to make the switch. So, this week’s assignment is to start by replacing one processed food in your daily diet with a serving of veggies. For example, if you typically have a protein bar as a snack mid-day, replace it with a serving of carrots and hummus. Have steamed or grilled vegetables with your burger or steak instead of fries. Instead of snacking on a bag of chips try roasted chick peas or edamame. The more processed food to whole food swaps you can make, the better! Shoot for 3-4 servings of vegetables every day.