Joy’s ’23 Health Challenge

Add—don’t subtract

When you think about eating healthfully, focus on what you get to add to your diet versus what you have to cut out. Consider all the colorful and delicious fresh fruits and veggies you get to add to your plate, the satisfying and fiber-rich whole grains, and the satiating lean protein like fish, lentils, and beans. This addition-approach feels less punitive. Plus, it automatically helps crowd out processed food choices because you already feel full on what you get to enjoy. Coming from a place of restriction only creates more stress. Eating is and should be a positive and delicious experience.