Hello! Sarah Elijah Scherer here, the Shaklee Pure Performance Team Dietitian/Nutritionist. It’s exciting to be talking about the Prove It Challenge™ again! Personally, I feel amazing after completing the Challenge so I love talking about it. If you’re taking the challenge right now, be encouraged that you’re doing something great for your health and it is worth it!
Now, let’s talk about your Prove It Challenge meal plan. This discussion will help you complete the Prove It Challenge in the healthiest way. With this plan, you’ll feel great during the Challenge and even better afterward.
Healthy Eating Guide for the Prove It Challenge
Preparation is your first step to feeling great on the challenge. During the cleanse, if you let yourself get hungry, it will be challenging to resist those temptations to eat counterproductively. So do yourself a favor and prepare by shopping and chopping all of the veggies (and some fruits) that you will need to stay munching all day.
Remember, for tips, recipes, and inspiration, you should join the Official Shaklee 7-Day Cleanse Facebook® Group. The posts will keep you motivated and committed.
Every day of the week, you graze on raw veggies and fruits all day. And yes, I do mean all day. If you let yourself get hungry, then you aren’t eating enough. I recommend eating at least every two hours and eating more often if you feel any hunger or cravings. So be sure to pack vegetables and fruits for convenience and ease. Most folks eat their largest meal in the evening. If that’s you, then your evening meals should be a large salad with full-fat dressing or avocado. You could also whip up a vegetable stir-fry with a starchy vegetable (choose a veggie from the “1 serving a day” section on your Shopping List). If you tend to eat your largest meal at lunch or breakfast, then include the higher fat and starchy vegetable in that meal.
Finally, don’t forget to drink at least 6–10 glasses of water each day. Here’s a simple test: If your urine is bright yellow, then you may not be drinking enough water.
Next, take a Strip and Shake each day:
Once you’ve completed your cleanse, it’s critical that you don’t go back to eating the junk foods you might have before. Beginning a healthy eating plan for LIFE will be so much easier after completing the cleanse. Take advantage of this great opportunity and commit to feeling great for LIFE. Start by replacing one meal with a Life Shake™ and take a Vitalizer™ strip each day. There are so many delicious recipes you can find on the Cleanse Facebook group and on the blog. Here are 10 recipes to get you started. For the other meals of the day, I recommend that you follow my nutritionist-approved Healthy Plate. For a full list of food items to add to your plate, check out My Shopping List as well. For your snacks, just like during the cleanse, add as many vegetables into your day as needed to keep those cravings at bay. Finally, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of hydration to help keep your body feeling great, especially as you begin to add more protein and carbs back into your meals.
Most importantly, remember you are doing this to feel amazing! So remember to keep snacking on those vegetables, drink lots of water, try new and exciting Life Shake recipes, and celebrate each healthy choice you make.