We are now halfway through the New American Plate Challenge, a program geared to help people get started with, or continue, their weight loss. This was our first NAP Challenge and we’re excited about all the positive outcomes and responses. Challengers are reporting eating more vegetables, moving more and losing weight.
One goal of the program is for challengers to help out one another with tips and encouragement. I’m sharing these creative tips and inspiring messages from challengers, so if you are working toward healthier habits, you can benefit too. Here are some of the tips and ideas challengers have shared:
On eating more veggies and fruit:
“I bought a mandolin last week and it’s been lots of fun cutting vegetables (and fruit) into fun shapes. I’m more likely to eat veggies that are already cut up and even more likely to eat them if they are sliced up finely.” (Malkah) Continue reading →
Could you meet the New American Plate (NAP) challenge?
So far over 1,500 people from around the US (and the world) are ready to start. Beginning next week, these Challengers are stepping up to the New American Plate Challenge to lose weight healthfully and lower their cancer risk through healthier eating and increased physical activity.
Every Friday, you will receive a teaser email to prepare for the upcoming weekly challenge, describing what you need to buy at the grocery store or ways to prepare for moving more.
The Monday morning email will reveal that week’s challenge and you’ll find more specifics, including tips, tools and recipes on the NAP Challenge website to help you meet the week’s goals. Continue reading →
Meat and potatoes can fit into a cancer-preventive diet, as our Health-e-Recipe for American Irish Stew attests. The secret is in the healthy ingredients we’ve added to yield AICR’s New American Plate proportions of 1/3 lean animal protein to 2/3 plant foods (vegetables, in this case).
By keeping the portions of lean stew meat on the lighter side, there’s more room for the cancer-preventive garlic, onions, carrots, parsnips and leeks. And although white potatoes are over-consumed in this country, usually as French fries, adding some unprocessed potatoes to this dish is a healthy way to honor the Irish cooking tradition that inspired it. Parsley and rosemary infuse this hearty stew with even more phytochemicals and an appropriate touch of green.
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