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Week Two Nutrition Challenge: Replace Your Grains With Greens



    Week Two Nutrition Challenge: Replace Your Grains With Greens
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    Making wholesale nutritional changes all at once is rarely successful, but fortunately you don't need to do that to make a lasting change.

    For the next several weeks, I will offer a different nutritional challenge that you can try to incorporate into your lifestyle for seven days. If you like it, keep it up. If not, try the next one.

    If you're feeling particularly ambitious, start adding the habits together and see how they help you improve your fat loss goals. But remember, the key to fat loss success is consistency, so don't overwhelm yourself.

    For those who complete several of the challenges and see a change, send us your before and after photos!

    See last week's challenge about the morning margarita here.

    Week Two Challenge: Going Green

    The one thing everyone in the nutritional world can agree on is this: We can all benefit from more veggies in our diet.

    Replacing grains with green vegetables is an easy way to increase vitamin, mineral and anti-oxidant consumption, and it is also effective in trimming down the waistline.

    This week, I challenge you to eat at least four one-cup servings of vegetables every day. Take note of what changes you see in how you feel and how you look.

    Good luck!

    Photo credit: Dusten Nelson

    Dusten Nelson is a Chicago-based strength coach, nutritional expert and practitioner of Chinese medicine. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and check out his website. You can email Nelson at info@DustenNelson.com.

    Nelson is currently training Chicago filmmaker Kenneth Yoder to compete in a 100-day bodybuilding challenge. See the original story here.

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