Challenge 2: Eat Better
Some days we eat really well, and some days we eat not so well. The goal is not to remove bad food from our diet entirely, but to limit the amount of bad food we eat. In addition to the food we eat, another factor of nutrition is water. An average adult takes in less than 2.5 cups of water per day where an average adult should be taking in between 8-14 cups of water per day. Together we can challenge ourselves to eating better and drinking more water. But don’t be suprized if you lose a little weight. Don't forget to check out the step competition too!
The following tasks can be used to start accumulate points for the grand prize of $1000. Be sure to report your progress using the "Submit Your Progress" button on the left.
- Record your meals on a meal log. 1 point for each entry.
- Drink 12 cups of water per day. 10 points per day.
- Go a day with no soda. 5 points.
- Go a day with no candy. 5 points.
- Eat a salad for dinner in place of another meal. 5 points.
- Eat 3 servings of vegetables in a day. 2 points.
- Loose 5 pounds. 30 points.
- Create a meal plan of what you are going to eat for the week. 20 Points.
- Replace the Pringles (or other junk food) with carrots (or other veg). 2 points.
- Meet with a nutritionist to create a customized plan. 100 points
Choose one goal from the list provided below or create your own goal and track your progress. If you meet your goal you will earn $20 off your yearly medical premiums.
Complete goal on at least 45 out of 60 days of one of the followings:
- Track and log what you eat.
- Carry a water bottle with you.
- Skip the sugary drinks.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Eat a healthy lunch.
- Consume less carbs.
- Consume less fats.
- Create your own.
The Wellness Committee has not yet selected an on-site activity for this challenge yet. Please check back later.
Tracking your progress
To eat better you need to be aware of what you are eating. Use a food log or an app like myfitnesspal or any other tool that can track what you eat, when you eat it and how many calories or nutrients are consumed. The hardest part about changing your eating habits is to log what you eat. You do not have to be perfect in logging all you eat but be sure to include any major meals. If you have an idea and want to get it approved, please click here.
Meal Log: Click here to download.
Step 1: Register. Use the link on the side bar to register for this program. You only need to register once. If you have already done so, even for a different challenge, you can skip this step.
Step 2: Choose a goal. You can choose any goal you want that can improve your eating habits. Goals must be able to be tracked and logged in order to qualify for the Premium Discount Program.
Step 3: Track Your Progress. You can use apps like MyFittnessPal, My Plate, Loose It!, LifeSum, or any other food tracking app that logs your progress and details. You may also use a paper log as long as it contains what you ate, when you ate it, and one other measurable factor such as calories, nutritional value, quantity, serving size and number of servings, or any other measurable factor that can be used to track your progress over time.
Step 4: Join the Step Competition. The step completion is a fun way to compare how many steps you take each day with your co-workers and the rest of the company.
Step 5: Participate in Activities. Each location will have a joint activity night that is free to employees and can range from nutrition workshops to meal preps. These activities are chosen by a committee of employees. To suggest an activities reach out to your GMs.
Step 6: Submit your progress. At the end of the challenge you will get a reminder email to submit your progress. This can be done using the "Submit Your Progress" button on the side bar. Be sure to include all the required information to receive credit for your hard work.
Step 7: Get ready for the next challenge. Click here to view Challenge 3.