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100 days of more greens!


Have you been following the “100 days of awesome!” all week?

The final part of “100 days of awesome” is a commitment to spending those 100 days eating more greens.

And stop right there for a sec, because I know what you’re thinking: “Ugh, not another salad! I get so sick of rabbit food. It makes me feel like I’m ‘dieting’ and I end up feeling deprived and starving! I’m not doing it, Marilyn!”

Yeah, I hear ya on the rabbit food. I tried sooooooooo many diets where, by 5pm, the only thing left that I could eat was celery. That is a recipe for failure, and that’s not what we’re gonna do!

For the “100 days of more greens” I want you to lean into what I call a “veggie-centric” life. Living a veggie-centric life means simply that, rather than planning meals (especially lunch and dinner), around protein and carbohydrate – for example, a turkey sandwich with cheese – plan your meals around vegetables. Not salad necessarily (though during the summer it is tempting!), but vegetables. It’s a different way of thinking about your dinner plate, and the veggies are taking center stage!

Over the “100 days of awesome” we’ll be doing our planks, squats and push-ups – and we’ll be striking sugar, emphasizing healthy fats and eating more greens. There’s a pretty good chance we’re gonna lose weight by Labor Day, and I’d say there’s a very good chance we’re gonna feel better, too! You can go bonkers watching the number on the scale, or you can make decisions every day that help you feel better and live more aligned with your values. I know from 20+ years of failed weight loss attempts that the first one’s not gonna make you happy.

So c’mon, let’s get happy this summer!

Have a happy, healthy week!

– Marilyn

PS: Even though we’ve discussed all six elements of the “100 days of awesome!” there’s a strong possibility of a BONUS ROUND tomorrow for you superstars who wanna take your awesome to the next level!

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100 days of more greens

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