This Challenge ended 8 years ago

About this Challenge:

This is an introduction to cleaner eating, meaning eating less processed foods and more whole foods.

Final Challenge Progress Results

enu021000 Total Progress: 5.54%  (Down 7.4 lb)
Kaorustalker30 Total Progress: 5.30%  (Down 7.6 lb)
lmc5238 Total Progress: 4.27%  (Down 11.0 lb)
bubba7 Total Progress: 4.19%  (Down 7.0 lb)
zairi Total Progress: 3.75%  (Down 8.6 lb)
Sheryl10 Total Progress: 3.15%  (Down 4.0 lb)
epright9 Total Progress: 3.03%  (Down 3.8 lb)
Peaceperson Total Progress: 2.86%  (Down 5.0 lb)
heidija Total Progress: 2.67%  (Down 4.0 lb)
lanouche Total Progress: 2.32%  (Down 4.0 lb)
sjh Total Progress: 2.22%  (Down 4.8 lb)
GilmoreGirl Total Progress: 1.98%  (Down 3.0 lb)
Quasiteenie Total Progress: 1.97%  (Down 5.0 lb)
M4MMC Total Progress: 1.72%  (Down 2.6 lb)
laurelanne89 Total Progress: 1.53%  (Down 2.0 lb)
Tubbs McGee Total Progress: 1.30%  (Down 1.5 lb)
Skylark Prather Total Progress: 1.20%  (Down 1.8 lb)
k8yk Total Progress: 1.20%  (Down 2.0 lb)
Ouis Total Progress: 0.92%  (Down 2.0 lb)
Wenonah Total Progress: 0.78%  (Down 1.8 lb)
pavoreal Total Progress: 0.61%  (Down 1.0 lb)
TheChunkyOne Total Progress: 0.44%  (Down 0.6 lb)
FromScratch Total Progress: 0.42%  (Down 1.4 lb)
gabbyndan Total Progress: 0.38%  (Down 0.6 lb)
MusicTchr83 Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
csu1 Total Progress: 0.32%  (Up 0.5 lb)
chic_girl Total Progress: 0.32%  (Up 0.5 lb)
MrsB629 Total Progress: 0.36%  (Up 0.4 lb)
GreyhndGal2 Total Progress: 0.39%  (Up 0.6 lb)
rmac_2 Total Progress: 0.41%  (Up 1.0 lb)
nisuoc Total Progress: 1.82%  (Up 3.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4

Cut out most processed foods.

You may keep eating the following processed foods: things with fewer than 5 ingredients, nut butters, whole grain bread and pasta
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Mar 11 by pavoreal
"I am making a conscious effort to avoid all processed stuff and things ..."
Failed: 21 Mar 11 by MrsB629
"Dad's in town. Did fairly well, but not 100%. Most everything was made ..."
Failed: 18 Mar 11 by Tubbs McGee
"Horrible week..."
Failed: 04 Mar 11 by Wenonah
"Because I work with foof I have to tast everthing so not so good"

Weeks 2 to 4

Focus on whole grains more and more!

Try to make at least half of your meals whole grains in their purest form. For example: breakfast could be oatmeal made with milk and fruit; lunch could be brown rice mixed with beans and veggies; dinner could be barley mixed with olive oil and tempeh
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 21 Mar 11 by MrsB629
"With Dad in town, he wanted to go out a lot so that made this a little ..."
Successful: 04 Mar 11 by Wenonah
"I found this a very good media to wook with so I shall be doing more in ..."

Weeks 3 to 4

Add more produce to your diet!

Eat fresh fruit and vegetables several times every day.
90% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Mar 11 by MrsB629
"Been purchasing more fresh fruits and veggies from our weekend green m ..."
Successful: 18 Mar 11 by Skylark Prather
"I have added fruit to my evening snack this week."

Week 4

Eliminate artificial sweetners.

This is going to be a big challenge for many of us! Stop drinking diet sodas, crystal light, etc., and stop eating anything that has any artificial sweetners in it, including gum.
73% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Mar 11 by MrsB629
"Already do this because I HATE artificial sweeteners. Their after taste ..."
Failed: 20 Mar 11 by sjh
"hard to do..... didn't realize how much I used"
Failed: 19 Mar 11 by GilmoreGirl
"I have cut way back, but I'm still consuming artificial sweetners..."
Failed: 18 Mar 11 by Skylark Prather
"This is almost impossible for me since I am type 2, but I am careful to ..."

Latest Challenge Posts

Let's share some meal and snack ideas!
Great idea about the soup, especially in cold, clammy weather. Some of my favorite go-to meals/snacks are the simplest. I like Flatout flatbread smeared with fat-free refried beans, cilantro, salsa and ...
by Skylark Prather on 07 Mar 11 04:04 PM
Great idea!
I have been thinking about doing this myself and then I saw this challege and figured what better way to track my progress! I have been wanting to try different vegan diets to see what works best in h ...
by MrsB629 on 21 Feb 11 04:43 PM
Welcome (and introductions)!
Hello, everyone! (assuming that people join this challenge, I guess) :lol: I started this challenge as part of my plan to start the Simply Filling Technique with Weight Watchers. It's basically ...
by GilmoreGirl on 15 Feb 11 04:15 PM

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 22 March 2011.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 21 Mar 11
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 42
privacy: Public
administrators: GilmoreGirl
created: 15 February 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Cut out most processed foods. ( weeks 1 to 4 )
2. Focus on whole grains more and more! ( weeks 2 to 4 )
3. Add more produce to your diet! ( weeks 3 to 4 )
4. Eliminate artificial sweetners. ( week 4 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Participants 1.16%  (Down 86.5 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.86%  (Down 64.2 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.76%  (Down 57.1 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.45%  (Down 33.5 lb)

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