BBr Challenge #1: Make a Grocery List

It’s the first week of our Six-Week Challenge for the 2019 Better Body Resolution, and we hope you’re ready to hit the ground running! For our first challenge, we want you to make a grocery list for the week using our template and share it with us on Facebook.

Here’s why we chose making a grocery list as our first challenge and some tips to make yours effective!

Why a Grocery List?

Since it’s the first weekly challenge for the 2019 Better Body Resolution, you may be wondering why we’re starting with something as simple as making a grocery list. It’s because eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is an essential part of optimal health, and it all begins at the grocery store.

When you go to the grocery store with a list in hand, you put yourself in a position to succeed because your shopping will be both focused and efficient. Without a list, you may find yourself reaching for less healthy options out of habit or convenience. You might also get home and realize you’ve forgotten a key ingredient for your next meal, which can lead to you either having to go back to the store or just deciding to choose something less healthy. That’s why it’s so important to have your list ready!

Tips for Your List

Here are some tips to help you make your list!

  • Dividing your list into sections will help you make sure you’re getting every category of food in the Transformation Kit brochure: protein, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. You can use our template here and look at the daily schedule at the bottom to make sure you’re prepared for the week!
  • Do most of your shopping around the perimeter of the store, where you’ll find produce and fresh food. More processed foods tend to be placed on the aisles in the center of the store, so be aware of where you’re shopping.
  • Think about what meals you’ll make throughout the week. Looking at the big picture and what the foods you buy will become will help you avoid forgetting ingredients. Don’t forget to consider any snacks you may need!
  • Make sure you read the labels on your food. A lot of foods that are marketed as healthy are packed with added sugars or unhealthy fats, so keep an eye out for these and choose healthier options instead. You can find a guide to reading nutrition facts here!

Remember, to participate in our Six-Week Challenge, take your list to the grocery store and take a picture of yourself with it. Then all you have to do is go to our Facebook post here and post your picture for your chance to win a prize!

We’ll have another weekly challenge next Monday, so keep an eye out for it!