So you’ve finished the HIP studio 90 Day Clean Eating Challenge! Congratulations for taking the plunge for a cleaner healthier you. After eating clean many of our HIPsters have found they are less bloated, less irritable, less fatigued with less headaches, less digestive issues. They are sleeping better, have more energy and noticing tone in their arms legs and midsections.
Feeling this good makes you want to eat clean for life, but once the challenge is gone and there are no more points to be rewarded how to you keep motivated? For one, a lot of the processed stuff you used to eat won’t taste good anymore. Rich food will be richer and sweets will be too sweet.
Making clean eating a lifestyle isn’t as hard as you think, especially if you listen to your body and avoid what makes you feel gross. Think about clean eating 80% of the time and leave 20% up for those nights when you crave a burger and a beer or you indulge in a slice of cake for a co-workers birthday.
Creating consistency is what promotes change. Don’t undo all the good that you did on the challenge. Just because you can have dessert without deducing points doesn’t mean you should eat a whole cake. Balance in your diet, balance in your life. In meals or calories, 80/20 breaks down like this.
- 3 square meals per day: 21 meals per week. 80/20 = 17 Neat & 3 Treat meals over the week.
- 5 small meals per day: 35 small meals per week. 80/20 = 28 Neat & 7 Treat over the week.
- 2000 calories average per day (daily view): 2000 calories. 80/20 = 1600 Neat & 400 Treat calories per day.
- 2000 calories average per day (week view): 14,000 calories per week. 80/20 = 11,200 Neat & 2,800 Treat calories per week.
Some weeks you might find you’re 90/10 others 70/30, and that's okay! Thank you for completing the HIP Studio 90 Day Challenge with us!