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Nutrition Challenge Day 2 – Food That You Like

🎯 Today’s Mission:

To successfully complete today’s mission:

  • ✅ Highlight the foods that you actually like and are willing to eat.
  • Write these foods down in your food journal so that you can quickly reference them at a later stage.
  • Complete the form at the bottom of the page when done.

💡 More Info:

One of the BIGGEST secrets in health and fitness is that there are NO foods that you MUST eat in order to lose weight, transform your body, and be healthy.

It may be sexy and marketable to tell people that eating only “these foods” or avoiding “those foods” will unlock the results that they’ve been looking for, but that’s not the truth.

You see, there are SO many healthy foods out there that you DON’T need to make yourself miserable by restricting your eating to boring foods like chicken, broccoli, and rice if you don’t like them.

Healthy eating should be a positive thing that makes your life 😍 better, not 😭 worse.

  • Maybe you don’t like mushy steamed broccoli and bitter spinach, but you really enjoy crunchy carrots or sweet bell peppers? Those are super healthy veggies too!
  • Maybe you like to make homemade burger patties? Mince is a great and versatile source of protein.
  • Maybe you just want something quick and easy, like some yoghurt or some protein powder – or both! Try mixing them together, it’s life changing!
  • Maybe you would prefer to eat less meat and more plant-based proteins? Beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, edamame, vegan protein powders… Go for it!
  • Maybe you don’t want to cut out carbs from your diet and would rather look at just making better choices like potatoes, rolled oats, chickpeas, or apples.
  • Maybe you already know that fat isn’t the enemy, but aren’t so sure about loading up with butter in your coffee so would rather focus on eating a variety of healthy fats in moderation like olive oil, nuts, seeds, coconut, or even natural peanut butter.

As you can see, you actually have a LOT to choose from.

Sure, broccoli or spinach might have this “health halo” around them and are constantly in the spotlight, but if you don’t like them then it’s going to be a lot harder to eat that instead of a chocolate or a muffin at lunch time. But if you’re a huge fan of crunchy foods and like carrots, well it might just be a bit easier to make the healthy choice and stay on track.

The Sleekgeek Food List is a list of some of the healthiest foods that you can easily and immediately start adding to your diet to help you build a solid foundation of good health.

🟢 The Sleekgeek Green Food List:

The Sleekgeek Green Food List is a list of some of the healthiest foods that you can easily and immediately start adding to your diet to help you build a solid foundation of good health.

(We also have an Orange List and a Red List which we’ll talk more about soon.)

If you want to download a larger version of this image, here’s the PDF version and here’s a Google Sheets version for quick access on your PC/Phone.

Unlike other diets, we don’t claim this to be the ultimate list of foods that you can or cannot eat. It is simply a starting point to help you eat better. You are always free to eat other foods that you feel are healthy (or the less healthy foods that you are willing to accept the tradeoffs to your progress when you eat them).

You may however notice that the foods in the Sleekgeek Green Food List:

  • ARE NOT exotic, novel, gimmicky, expensive, or hyped up “superfoods” or food-products with dubious health claims.
  • ARE commonly found, nutrient-dense, minimally processed, filling, affordable, delicious, and easily included in your diet for everyday health.

This is done on purpose. At Sleekgeek we like to stick to the basics that work really well and help you to avoid fads, gimmicks, and other hyped-up food products that may waste your money.

🎛️ Divided Into 4 Main Food Groups:

  1. Quality Protein
  2. Colourful Vegetables
  3. Smart Carbs
  4. Healthy Fats

You may recognise protein, carbohydrates, and fats as the three main macronutrients in food.

However, for practical reasons, we have made a distinction between vegetables (which are in fact mostly carbohydrates) and other more calorie-dense and carbohydrate-dense foods.

🤔 Why These Foods?

Add more of these healthy foods into your diet on a daily basis and you will:

  • Naturally eat less junk food because you are substituting them out (this is called dietary displacement).
  • Stay satiated for longer with a higher level of satisfaction and fullness after meals.
  • Crave less sugary and unhealthy foods as the less of them you eat, the less of them you want.
  • Overeat much less frequently (if ever), which means less weight gain and easier weight loss.
  • Have a higher overall micronutrient intake with less chance for deficiencies.
  • Build a healthier relationship with food and create a new normal or standard of food that you eat.

REMEMBER: Don’t force yourself to eat foods that you hate, that won’t be very sustainable. Rather, make the journey easier for yourself by focusing on the healthy foods that you actually do like and are willing to eat. See how you can eat more of those foods more consistently each day.

✅ Mission Accomplished?

Fill in the form below once you’re done to keep track of your progress.

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