Health & Wellness

Healthy Eating for Life – will you take the challenge?

April 12, 2020
7-day Eat Healthy for Life Challenge

As we all try to accept and live with the effects of COVID-19 in daily life, it is a great opportunity to look at some changes we can make to live healthier and happier. Healthy eating, understanding the importance of including immune boosting foods into our diet and the relationship between our Food & Mood is a good start and that is why I’ve come up with the 7-day Healthy Eating for Life Challenge.

EAT HEALTHY FOR LIFE is a FREE 7-day course designed to empower and equip you to make healthy choices in your everyday life, to replace some bad habits with some better ones, all to assist you into becoming a healthier, happier, sexier version of YOU!

Over the next 7 days you will learn ways to make small changes in your eating habits to start you on your journey to making healthy eating a lifestyle.

For example:

  • You might want to live a healthier and more active life by eating foods that will provide energy, boost immunity and reduce the risk of chronic disease
  • You might want to understand the link with Food & Mood
  • You might want to stop the between meals or after-dinner snacking,
  • You might want to cut down on processed foods
  • You might want inspiration to cook healthier meals
  • You might just want to learn how to make healthier food choices

Whatever your reason, this challenge will help you start on the track to healthier eating not only for 7 days but for life.

THIS CHALLENGE IS NOT

A DIET OR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM – Research shows that Fad diets are quick fixes but only in the short term. The focus will not be losing weight, although when we make healthier food choices you may feel a difference in your clothes and the way you feel.

I have not designed this short 7-day course to be a crash diet, because crash diets are quick fixes and do not help you live longer or better in the long run.

NOTE: If you feel you need help with weight loss a consultation with your General Practitioner and/or a Dietitian is recommended. Do not start any serious weight loss plan without medical advice.

THIS CHALLEGE IS ABOUT

NEW HABITS – learning about and implementing ways you can make healthier eating a lifestyle for life.

HAVING MORE ENERGY to enjoy a full and active lifestyle

FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF

This course is designed to motivate and inspire you to make small SUSTAINABLE changes every day toward a better lifestyle.  Who doesn’t want that?

7-day Eat Healthy for Life Challenge

What you can expect from me:

We will cover basic clean eating essentials, why they are important, share quick tips, food prep & recipes, and help motivate you toward your healthier lifestyle.  Through daily posts and LIVE interviews, my guests and I will educate, support and motivate you to make the change to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

What I expect from you:

  • Be present in the group by posting questions, comments, or sharing a personal story or experience. Add the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Facebook group to your Shortcuts so you can easily access daily.
  • Choose a few ideas from this course and implement them into your daily routine. Each day you will have daily challenges to help you start making small changes each day. Whilst I can’t make you complete the daily tasks, if you are serious about making positive and long term changes to your eating habits plus increasing your immunity and energy levels then I’m sure you will at least give them a try.
  • Commit to get moving daily. It doesn’t matter what you are doing. Just exercise. Take a walk, ride a bike, lift weights or go for a run ….just DO SOMETHING ?
  • Drink water. Lots and lots of water.

So are you ready to join me to make a difference in your life?

Click HERE to join the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Facebook Group and make a note in your diary for Monday 20th April.

I look forward to taking this challenge with you!

7-day Eat Healthy for Life Challenge. Improve your health & boost your immunity

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33 Comments

  • Reply Christine April 12, 2020 at 06:56

    Hi Sue, this is a great time, while we are home so much more to focus on healthy eating . I will be joining in the challenge, thank you for creating this opportunity. X

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 12, 2020 at 07:57

      Hi Chris, happy that you are joining me for the Challenge and it is my pleasure to bring it to you. Stay healthy and well. xx

  • Reply Jennifer Jones April 12, 2020 at 10:20

    Hi Sue happy to join you in this. Looking forward to your tips It can work along side the #isolationchallenge I have set for myself

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 12, 2020 at 10:43

      Hi Jen, I look forward to you join in and would love to hear more about your #isolationchallenge. xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly April 13, 2020 at 07:54

    What an awesome idea, Sue!
    Tonight we are having Tuscany Salmon with spinach, tomatoes and brown rice (no heavy cream as in some original recipes).
    See you on the 20th!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2020 at 11:42

      That sounds delicious Donna. We are having Salmon tonight with salad. So healthy for us! I look forward to you joining in next week. xx

  • Reply Jo April 13, 2020 at 10:12

    What an awesome idea. It’s beef and aubergine fatteh here tonight…

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan April 15, 2020 at 05:27

    Ah oh, we are having pork chops. Not sure how I will prepare them. Maybe on the grill. This sounds a week full of encouragement for healthier eating and improved habits. We both sat here for the first weeks of the stay at home order eating figurative bon-bons and drying our tears. But we are back on track in the last week with runs, bike rides, walks and online exercise routines. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 15, 2020 at 09:01

      Grilling is healthy! I think many of us did the same thing Leslie, sitting and taking time out but I know my mind and body can only take so much inaction and I need to get out for a run and get physical again. Take care and sending love to your both xx

  • Reply Allison Gonzalez April 15, 2020 at 07:07

    Sue,

    Perfect timing! Not only are you encouraging healthy eating during a time that it’s tough to do but giving the gift of camaraderie! We need both right now for sure.

    ~Allison
    #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 15, 2020 at 09:01

      We do Allison and I just thought it was a good way to help everyone stay on a healthy lifestyle track. Take care and thanks for stopping by xx

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee April 15, 2020 at 07:11

    Good for you! I am trying to increase my water. Because I’m out of my routine, this is the thing that has noticably slipped! Good luck with it #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 15, 2020 at 09:02

      Hi Lydia, it is difficult to keep up habits when we are out of routine isn’t it? Also as it becomes cooler weather where I live, I find I forget to drink water. Will be covering that topic in the challenge. Take care and have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Natalie April 15, 2020 at 08:27

    Hi Sue – I like how you take a holistic approach to achieve good health (exercise and healthy food choices). Have a wonderful week! #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 15, 2020 at 08:59

      Thanks Natalie! I loved your post about nature this morning. It really lifted my spirits especially the swans. Take care xx

  • Reply Miriam April 15, 2020 at 13:30

    You always come up with inspiring ideas for our times Sue, good on you. I’be become much more mindful of what I’m eating, even more so these days, and I’ve cut down heaps on my snacking between meals. Good habits are definitely worth carving out now. Stay well and safe. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 16, 2020 at 11:06

      Oh thank you Miriam! I hope you are keeping well and staying safe during this time. Take care xx

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au April 15, 2020 at 17:53

    Hi Sue – I love how you inspire us all to be our healthiest selves. I’ve actually increased my walking over the last few weeks (not much else to do to get outside!) and I eat healthy for all my main meals. But now I’m also looking at the sneaky little snacks that have worked their way into my daily routine and plan to be more intentional about what goes into my mouth along with my cups of coffee!
    Thanks for another great MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 16, 2020 at 11:05

      HI Leanne, thank you and I’m glad I can inspire others to be healthier. Subtle changes can make such a difference to our health and wellbeing and now is a great time to perhaps introduce some of those changes.xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan April 15, 2020 at 19:13

    Interesting how eating has been a comfort go-to for many of us. I started baking again and we have full freezers and cupboards. But, with that, came an observation for me that I don’t need to eat it all but can have it in small serves if at all. I admit, I learned a lot about my eating recently with having the adapt to head and neck cancer changes and I am a more mindful eater than ever before. I did make an adjustment to my apple watch activity plan as I am not outside the house as much but am still generally doing the moving I need . Thanks for sharing what your plans are. Denyse #mlstl

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 16, 2020 at 11:04

      Hi Denyse, emotional eating is something everyone struggles with at times of stress and anxiety. Comfort food is just that ‘comforting’ however, too much is not good for our health. Having this challenge I hope will encourage people to look at another area of their life that could do with some improvement and positive changes. Hope you ae keeping well. xx

  • Reply Candi Randolph April 16, 2020 at 01:19

    Hi Sue, what a wonderful challenge you’ve created, particularly during this difficult time in our world. Healthy eating starts with our mindset and our willingness to changes habits, and you address all of that in your challenge, as well as setting a positive example for everyone! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 16, 2020 at 11:02

      Hi Candi, I felt that we needed something to take our minds off being at home and also many of us are turning to comfort food during this time. I hope you are staying well and I certainly enjoyed our chat last week. xx

  • Reply Nancy Andres April 16, 2020 at 01:35

    Hi Sue, Food can be a big healer as well as a preventive measure. Your ideas and tips are always appreciated. My best food tip is to be conscious of every mouthful. I ask myself whether it will contribute to good health or not. Then I face that challenge of doing the healthy thing or eating out of emotional hunger, boredom, or habit. Surely support helps everyone and seeking professional help is good. Bottom line is I made a personal commitment to take good self-care and eat only when hungry and then make it healthy food. Visiting you at #MLSTL. Thanks so much for hosting.

  • Reply Erica/Erika April 16, 2020 at 10:20

    Hi Sue, I feel eating healthy is constantly evolving for me, depending on the nourishment my body craves. Tonight it is crab cakes and Greek salad. Tons of water is always a great idea. Take care and stay healthy. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 16, 2020 at 11:01

      Hi Erica, yes I agree I think we need to connect our body and mind and listen to what our body needs. Your crab cakes sound delicious and I love a Greek salad. Keeping hydrated in all seasons is so important. You take care and stay well. Lovely to hear from you. xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris April 16, 2020 at 11:55

    Hi Sue, you had me at “who wouldn’t want that” and I couldn’t think of an answer except to say “I’m in’. See you on 20th. Shared for #mlstl

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2020 at 10:49

      Thanks Deb, I look forward to you joining in.

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues April 16, 2020 at 17:06

    You are an inspiration, Sue. At times like this it’s easy to tell ourselves that it’s okay to binge a little. Your effort is so necessary and timely.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2020 at 10:51

      Thank you Corinne. Today I’ve shared today 10 hobbies we can try to overcome boredom which can also lead to comfort eating.

  • Reply Christie Hawkes April 16, 2020 at 22:29

    I am in Sue! As you know, I’m ready for a re-set after six weeks of indulging myself, as far as food and movement go. This sounds like just the thing I need. I am especially drawn to the focus on food for mood and building my immune system. You’ll see me in the Facebook group for sure. Thank you for doing this! #MLSTL

  • Reply Christine April 20, 2020 at 13:50

    What a great idea! You are very supportive in helping others eat well. I won’t join you thank you as I feel we eat pretty well in our house (apart from my sugar addiction which I’m constantly trying to keep under control) and I like the flexibility we have in making up food plans as needed. I do believe food is incredibly important for our health and well being so I applaud you.

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