According to a recent report by the Pan American Health Organization, junk food consumption in Latin America has increased by 17.5% in the last decade.
The report highlights that ultra-processed foods, sugary drinks and junk food are replacing the consumption of home-grown foods, and blames these foods for the obesity epidemic that the region has experienced in recent years, with more than 60 per cent of its inhabitants overweight or obese.
The consequences and impact of obesity on health have been extensively studied: a predisposition to cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic diseases, mobility and self-esteem problems are just some of the many disorders that are exacerbated by excess body weight.
For many years, the term “noncommunicable diseases” has been used to refer to this type of pathology, which is already the main challenge facing public health. Although a few years ago the problem was called “hunger”, we are now beginning to talk about “malnutrition”.
The 7 day no junk food challenge requires a commitment for 7 days. Whenever something is on the forbidden list, don’t eat it.
Give it a try. It may be hard at first, but you’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel afterwards!
7 Day No Junk Food Challenge
No Junk Food Challenge Rules
Benefits of this Challenge: better eating habits, weight loss, reduced health risks and more energy.
- No Candy
- No Chocolate
- No Chips
- No Cookies
- No Biscuits
- No Ice Cream
- No Fast Food
- No Pastries
- No Cake
- No Donuts
- No Muffins
- No White Bread
- No White Rice
- No White Pasta
- No Fried Foods
- No Sugar
- No Alcohol
- No Soda
- No Store Bought Juice
- No Protein Bars
7 Day Replacement Foods
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
- Dried Fruit
- Filtered Water
- Local Or Organic Chicken (Baked or Grilled)
- Local Or Organic Meat (Baked or Grilled)
- Fresh Water Fish (Baked or Grilled)
- Natural Ingredient Salad Dressing
- 100% Whole Grains
- Raw Nuts
- Raw Seeds
- 30 minutes workout
Tips and Reminders
Don’t expect immediate results.
Eating health is habit forming which can lead to long term results.
In the next 7 days, you’ll enjoy whole foods as you transform your junk food diet into a healthy one.
The energy, well being and weight loss you’ll experience should keep you motivated to continue beyond 7 days. Once you learn to control your cravings, you’ll be on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
At the end of 7 days, ask yourself if you feel healthier. If the answer is, “Yes,” Do it for 21 days.